Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Video Games News, February 21, 2006

Windows Vista Variations Confirmed
by Alan Rose Joystiq 2/18/06
"...Vista Ultimate, which will include a "Game Performance Tweaker" and other offerings targeted at high-end PC users..."

Start A Company On Your PSP
by David Karlin 1up.com 2/16/06
"...The goal of this software, Kokuyo representative Akihiro Kuroda explained, was not to influence people in their late teens through 30s to quit their jobs and create new enterprises, but rather to increase creativity and work ability of those currently in the work place..."

Multi-Touch Interaction Research
by Jeff Han accessed 2/20/06
"...multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with more than one finger at a time..."

Revolution to Have Web Surfing?
Nintendo Gal 2/15/06
"... Revolution owners will have the option to purchase that functionality..."

The Escapist Issue #33:Groovy Games
This week's issue of the Escapist focuses on retro games and designs. Read abstracts on the Escapist Blog at http://blog.escapistmagazine.com/

Rated V for Violence: Legislation against video games is ramping up.
by Mary Jane Irwin PC Magazine (Gaming + Culture), 2/15/06
"The former runt of the entertainment industry has grown into a multibillon-dollar giant."

Kansas Tries Out Games Legislation
By Kris Graft, Next Generation 2/21/06
"Under HB2921, any individual who sells an M- or AO-rated game to a minor would be charged with a misdemeanor, and incur a $1,000 fine for the first offense, or a $2500 fine for a second offense."

Professor Lauds Video Games For Learning

NewzWire.co.nz 2/21/06
Mr. Prensky says computer games can help prepare children for their future but also teach them old fashioned lessons about cooperation and ethics.

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