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Google Chrome browser reinvigorates Native Client push for game developers

Google Chrome browser reinvigorates Native Client push for game developers

When it comes to promoting your web browser to the internet, it can get pretty meta pretty quick, and but when your Google and you've got your hands in every single technologically related outlet on the planet and you want to even promote one component of a product you've got, you should have no trouble -- that's what Google is doing here with "Native Client" integration on their Chrome web browser. Having announced the game store for Google Chrome earlier this year along with Native Client, aka NaCl for short, it became rather apparent to many that this was no joke - real high-quality games could definitely sit in this space - now Google is seeing other groups like SpaceTime Studios adopt NaCl for themselves and they've decided to sound the horn once more.

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Nintendo 64 modded to mobility, looks like a gigantic Gameboy

Nintendo 64 modded to mobility, looks like a gigantic Gameboy

There's this fellow by the name of Slipstream, folks, and he's created not on, not two, but three N64 handheld gaming devices, each of them able to play full-sized Nintendo 64 cartridges through a 4.3-inch LCD display - and you'll never guess what the whole final package looks like. Behold the Electus 64, or as I like to call it, the Gameboy Massive. You're about to see a fully functional custom-made setup that'll play everything from GoldenEye 64 to StarFox, all of it from a candy apple red chassis you're bound to have a heart attack over if you've got a mind for retro reborn.

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ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

What you're about to witness is a set of three hands-on videos of a few games that were included on the ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet when it came to your humble narrator's doorstep last week for review. While none of these three games will be on your tablet when you first pull it out of the box later this month, you'll be able to purchase them eventually, be it the moment you hit the Android Market or sometime early next year when the game is finished. First we've got a platform demo by Chidori in a fighting game, then the already classic Glowball real-time generated 3D environment game, and Bladeslinger - 3rd person battle in the old west with monsters galore.

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GTA III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition for Android and iOS priced and dated

GTA III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition for Android and iOS priced and dated

Last we heard about Grand Theft Auto III for the mobile platform, it was back when the action figure special edition was announced, then when the NVIDIA Tegra 3 optimized news came out - now we've got a date and a price for the apps that'll be blowing up your mobile devices soon. What we're dealing with here is the 10th Anniversary Edition of GTA III, and the price for both Android and Apple's iOS devices will be a cool $4.99 with a release date of December 15th - that's next week! Get your guns out and start preparing to mow down some hookers, because it's thieving time again!

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Angry Birds cross-promote with Galaxy Note for Christmas

Angry Birds cross-promote with Galaxy Note for Christmas

The folks at Rovio are no strangers when it comes to cross-promoting their brand with other gigantic names in the business, this time with Samsung and their Galaxy Note device, showing how even cartoon characters can use this massive in-between the tablet and handset Galaxy Note to cut out images and share them with friends. We already knew that the Rovio crew had released their next chapter in the Angry Birds Seasons series with a new 2011 winter season by the name of Angry Birds Seasons: Wreck the Halls!

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South Park: The Game 2012 official for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC

South Park: The Game 2012 official for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC

Let the skepticism begin as a series of games so bad they're compared to the Nintendo releases of Star Wars continues with a release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. This information has been released by Trey Parker and Matt Stone through Game Informer, the game set to be released by the developers at THQ. Judging by the amount of awesome episodes of the series that have come out in recent years surrounding high-quality popular games, we might have a good game on our hands here.

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Portal 2 takes your holiday shopping to a new dimension this season

Portal 2 takes your holiday shopping to a new dimension this season

There's a game out there called Portal 2, and in that game it's the physics of the environment you're in that dictate how you play the game - this holiday season, it is you who will be dictating the happiness of your closest associate with a whole heaping couple of handfuls of Portal 2 oddball gifts, each of them announced just this week for sale online. Though there are many places you could get these gifts if you have some sixth sense for seeking them out, each has been offered by ThinkGeek in one handy category starting today, and a Portal shopping you shall go! Even if you've only played the game once, even if you've only ever played the first game in the series and not the second, you will not be able to resist - that's how awesome these little trinkets are.

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NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

It's time for an update for all you gamers out there playing any of the newest round of ground-breaking NVIDIA-powered PC games, this GeForce 290.36 Beta Driver release correcting bugs and adding features you might never have known were there in the first place! NVIDIA lets us know that players of Batman: Arkham City, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, should certainly update to this newest driver set, and Battlefield 3 as well as Crysis 2 will receive fixes for tiny broken bits like the "random appearance of triangular artifacts" in the former game. Grab it now!

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SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse and 7H headset official

SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse and 7H headset official

This week over at Dreamhack Winter in Jonkoping Sweden, the folks at SteelSeries have revealed two lovely black, white, and merigold (or orange, if you prefer) pieces of equipment, one limited edition Fnatic Sensei mouse and one 7H Fnatic limited edition headset. You'll find first of all that both of these devices have an interestingly unique look to them, then you'll find that their quality in attacking the gaming world is of course second to none. Inside the headset you'll find 50mm dynamic driver units and SNDBlock ear cushions for sound isolation. Inside the mouse you'll find a 32 bit ARM processor for its ExactTech settings and full customization abilities.

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Batman: Arkham City PC Review

Batman: Arkham City PC Review

When you speak about Batman: Arkham City, you speak about not only the next chapter in a line of games that've redefined the superhero genre of video games, but have taken the ultra-immersive nature of the detective / puzzle solving game and have made it intuitive enough to be enjoyable for all - and the graphics are absolutely unmatched. What we've got here is a rig provided by NVIDIA to test this game specifically, an Alienware M17xR3 gaming laptop with a GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 GPU inside, this along with the newest set of NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 wireless 3D glasses. It's a very GREEN situation, needless to say, and playing the most advanced game on the market with the most impressive graphics processor on the planet, this is almost a no-brainer.

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