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Portal gets very real in “Terminal Velocity” video

Portal gets very real in “Terminal Velocity” video

It's time for some IRL Portal with filmmaker Jason Craft and his very own POrtal gun, taking some fabulous camera skills, some 3D tracking, and a little bit of movie magic to make the whole world smile. This fan video is completely non-official and not tied to the makers of the Portal video game series, but it sure as heck has impressed us to no end. Have a peek at what happens when one goes in, one goes out, and physics happen.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

In less than a month's time, a game based on a niche comic book franchise that was turned into a successful TV show has been able to become its own breakout success. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day has been downloaded a million times between the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. It's hopefully a good sign as future episodes of the game are released.

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Valve on Tim Cook meeting: ‘I wish!’

Valve on Tim Cook meeting: ‘I wish!’

Earlier this month a meeting between Apple's Tim Cook and the gaming company known as Valve was reported by several sources - now it turns out that it never happened. Or so Valve's co-founder Gabe Newell says. From what Gabe and crew say now, they were as surprised by the news that Cook had visited their facilities as everyone else was, frantically emailing one another trying to find out who, if anyone, had actually seen Cook enter or exit their offices - is he now just being a bit of a fibber to cover up the truth?

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Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

Federal government, military can break into Xbox Live, PSN, etc

In an ever unfolding example of how individual privacy is losing its value in the United States, it has been revealed that some agencies within the government have the authority and the technology to access data from users on online gaming networks. The act of eavesdropping on your online gaming account is being compared to tracking e-mails and telephone calls, which federal agencies already have the authority to do.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted at Valve offices

Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted at Valve offices

The head of Apple has reportedly been meeting with people at PC gaming giant Valve, right at a time when Valve has been the subject of rampant rumors. The company posted job ads for what appears to be a hardware initiative or at least something that sounds like a complete departure from its long-standing traditional business model. So Apple having some sort of position in that would be interesting to say the least.

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Valve job listing points to potential hardware offering

Valve job listing points to potential hardware offering

Last month, a rumor arose indicating that Valve was working on a “Steam Box” designed to rival console experiences. The company was said to be looking to use powerful PC hardware, like an Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA graphics card, and pairing it with a customized software experience. The box wouldn’t be locked down though, with Valve hoping to establish a hardware set of minimum hardware guidelines for developers. Engadget has spotted a job listing that adds further credence to the rumor, with Valve looking for an electronics engineer.

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Microsoft Flight now available on Steam for free

Microsoft Flight now available on Steam for free

Digital delivery systems, Steam in particular, seems to be the center of the PC gaming ecosystem. Want a new release? Just head on over to Steam, and you’re a few clicks away from downloading the game, easily and legally. The hottest new arrival on the Steam store is Microsoft Flight, and to celebrate the launch, Microsoft is releasing new downloadable content for the game, as well as three new planes to fly.

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NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

NPD calculates $3.3 billion in digital game sales in US and Europe in Q4 2011

According to the latest numbers from analyst group NPD, digital game sales are on the rise in a big way. In the fourth quarter of 2011, in the US and Europe - the regions that NPD normally deals with - the amount of revenue that was brought in from digital download sales in the gaming industry was $3.33 billion. In the US, sales in this growing segment were up by 9%. NPD does not have comparative data for Europe or for the US/Europe aggregate.

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Valve denies Steam Box console rival rumor

Valve denies Steam Box console rival rumor

Digital game distributor Valve has denied plans to create an Xbox 360 and PS3 rivaling games console or, indeed, to push its own PC reference design, claiming hardware that may have fueled such rumors are merely test boxes for its own use. "We're prepping the Steam Big Picture Mode UI and getting ready to ship that" Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi told Kotaku, going on to suggest that the company is "building boxes to test that on" but "it's a long way from Valve shipping any sort of hardware."

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Valve Steam Box console challenger tipped in pipeline

Valve Steam Box console challenger tipped in pipeline

Digital game distribution company Valve is working on a "Steam Box" console rival to the Xbox 360 and PS3 along with set-top boxes like the Apple TV, it's reported, an open platform using both standard and custom PC hardware. Rather than an own-built console, the so-called Steam Box would be based on an open spec design with custom Valve software, The Verge's sources suggest, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA graphics at its core. A proprietary controller - potentially including interchangeable controls, such as analog sticks, new buttons and the like, as illustrated in a patent Valve filed last year - could also be on the cards.

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