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IE6 Funeral

Internet Explorer Six, resident of the interwebs for over 8 years, died the morning of March 1, 2010 in Mountain View, California, as a result of a workplace injury sustained at the headquarters of Google, Inc. Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as "IE6," is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight.

Funeral services for Internet Explorer Six will be held at 7pm on March 4 at Aten Design Group, 1629 Downing Street, Denver, CO 80218.

BioShock 2 DLC begins in March

In BioShock 2, players return to the underwater dystopian city of Rapture as a Big Daddy, several years after the events of the highly acclaimed original. Soon, players will have the chance to make multiple return trips and in quicker succession, as 2K Games announced today that the first in a batch of downloadable content will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this March.

The first add-on pack, titled Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, will cost $5 (MSP400) and be aimed at the game's multiplayer mode, which was developed by Dark Sector studio Digital Extremes.

DVD capacity an issue for 360

Bigger titles starting to need more than 9GB

Some developers are starting to whisper about the fact that the use of DVD storage on the Xbox 360 is finally leading to capacity issues.

OnLive Running Smoothly in Demo at DICE

OnLive, the upcoming cloud-based games-on-demand service that will supposedly allow subscribers to stream and play high-end games on modest PC configurations, was demonstrated at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas today.

According to a report by Dean Takahashi on GamesBeat, OnLive founder Steve Perlman demonstrated the service at DICE with COO Mike McGarvey using a cable modem connection to show how the service handled some unnamed "high-speed shooting games," as well as Unreal Tournament and B

EA Server Shutdowns Announced

A dozen EA games are scheduled to lose online multiplayer support over March and April when their servers are shut down, the video games colossus has revealed, including The Godfather on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and Mercenaries 2 on PC.

EA states that the games on the hitlist "represent less than 0.3% of all peak online players across all EA titles"--no doubt seeking to avoid a repeat of the upset following the last round of shutdowns, which hit Madden NFL 09 and Facebreaker among others.

Parenting 101: It’s Hammer Time

Kids fighting over the family video game console? Won’t do chores or homework? Grounding the kids away from video games not working? Well, [H] forum member "TheBluePill" says it’s hammer time!

*editors note* While the Xbox 360 is used in this example, it is important to note that this tactic works on the Wii, PS3, cell phone or any other offending device.

A Look at ATI's Catalyst 10.2 & 10.3 Drivers

"With its upcoming 10.2 and 10.3 Catalyst graphics drivers, AMD is making sure it goes well beyond the hardware to deliver the ultimate PC experience, whether or not it includes gaming. We're taking a look at all of the features on the horizon, including game profiles, CrossFireX and Eyefinity improvements, mobile drivers and more."

Shattered Horizon Free Weekend

HELSINKI, FINLAND – February 17, 2010 – Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter, will be free to play and 50 percent off to buy on Steam this weekend. Shattered Horizon's innovative zero gravity gameplay has recently been enhanced by the Moonrise content pack which added four new levels and a major update which included many features requested by players.

"This weekend PC gamers everywhere can play Shattered Horizon for free," said Jaakko Haapasalo, producer at Futuremark Games Studio.

Alan Wake No Longer Coming to PC

With the Xbox 360 version of Remedy's Alan Wake now sporting a May 18 release date, publisher Microsoft has confirmed that the "pyschological action thriller" will not hit PC.

Alan Wake was originally announced for PC and "next generation consoles" back in 2005.

Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta Begins May3

The Halo: Reach multiplayer beta open to those that bought Halo 3: ODST will launch on May 3, Microsoft revealed today during its X10 celebration of all things Xbox.

Said beta will provide "the opportunity to drive the latest advancements in multiplayer gameplay," according to the company. Among those advancements is the addition of Call of Duty-style perks, with players unlocking new abilities as they gain experience.

"Halo: Reach beta will require a hard drive and Gold membership," noted Microsoft.

Series creator Bungie pulled a similar promotion with Halo 3--offering beta access to those who purchased Crackdown--with Reach, an Xbox 360-exclusive, due this fall.

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