Nintendo DS with Camera and Music comming?

Kotaku

Source: Kotaku

Gaming blog service Kotaku reports that Nintendo might be shipping a new version of its critically successful handheld later this year. This new DS would feature a built in camera as well as support for music playback. Now this may sound as another fanboyish joke, but their source is the official Nikkei newspaper, which is a respectable source of information. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wild Pockets: Create your own 3D Games Online for Free

At the DEMOfall 08 conference today, Sim Ops Studios debuted a free tool for creating 3-D games online in a web browser, called Wild Pockets. It gives a casual users, the tools needed to build rich and interesting games online, and share them with family and friends.

The web based game creation tool allows you to create a game by dragging and dropping objects into a 3-D world editor. There is a large library of objects and environments to choose from, including some basic primitives to particle systems. There is also an option to import images in the editor from your computer or the web.

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How To: Setting up AMX Mod X for Dedicated Counter Strike Server on the Internet

As a follow up to the last week’s tutorial, I would now lay out possibly, the simplest guide to setup a dedicated Counter Strike Server managed by the AMX Mod X. But first lets have a little background on Counter Strike (and more generally, Half Life 1) plugins. Read the rest of this entry »

GamersX (PK) server back online

The GamersX (PK) servers were back online for a couple of hours yesterday. We launched a new server in Karachi called 4th GamersX (PK) Match Server. The new server running the same technology as the one in Lahore.

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Japanese XBOX 360 to retail at $183

An XBOX 360 along with a Nintendo Wii

An Xbox 360 along with a Nintendo Wii

The sale of the XBOX platform has always lagged behind in Japan even from the days of the original console release. The X360 has also been unable to beat the Japanese maker’s (Sony and Nintendo) game systems in terms of number of units sold. In light of the current market situation in Japan, Microsoft yesterday announced that it would reduce the price of all the Xbox 360 systems this month. Here is what Gamespot reports:

Today, at a Tokyo media event, Microsoft announced that it is slashing the prices of all three of its Xbox 360 models…in Japan. Starting on September 11, the 120GB Elite will go from ¥47,800 (about $441*) to 39,800 ($368) and the newly 60GB Pro will go on sale for ¥29,800 ($275)–¥5,000 ($46) less than its 20GB predecessor. Most significantly, however, is the price cut of the hard drive-free Xbox 360 Arcade, which will see a drastic drop from ¥27,800 ($257) to ¥19,800 ($183).

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GamersX (PK) to return soon!

It has been confirmed today over at the GamersX (PK) forums that their Lahore based server would resume operation soon. In a public statement made at the forums, server administrator Faizan Chaghtai said:

“The SERVER shall be resuming shortly, though it may take up to a week, it will be online soon. Some computer and bandwidth issues were causing problems which are now sorted. Hope you bear with us.”

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How To: Setting up a Dedicated Counter Strike Server on the Internet

Ok, this is where a lot of people get intimidated. Every other day I run into someone who is asking this question, and has little luck finding a simple answer. So I decided to do my own series of guides that would help people make better servers. First of all you need to get the ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »