News (March 2009)

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◇John Carmack Personally Ports Wolfenstein 3D to iPhone @ DailyTech

◇UK MP Congratulates BAFTA Winners @ Edge Magazine

◇Study Shows Video games Help Kids Socialize

– 99-percent of boys and 94-percent of girls play video or computer games.

– The most popular titles, in order, are ‘Guitar hero’, ‘Halo 3’, ‘Madden‘, Solitaire, and ‘Dance Dance Revolution’. Apparently, 80-percent of kids play games in five or more genres.

While not in the majority, many teens went for games that included
learning about communities and social issues, including titles such as
‘Food Force’ and ‘Darfur Is Dying.’ Also, kids who play any games
regularly are just as likely to be active in their community.

75-percent of parents said they checked a game’s rating, but 50-percent
of boys claimed a game with a Mature or Adults Only rating was their
favorite, compared to 14-percent of girls. Despite that, the
researchers said violent games shouldn’t be considered “bad,” as ones
like ‘Halo’ present opportunities for players to interact and help each

– One-third of parents said they play alongside their
kids some or all of the time. Most were under 40 and grew up with video

重要なのはすでにcomputer gameは本や映像mediaと同じ水準で社会に組み込まれているという点だ。

but one thing
we notice that’s missing is the amount of time kids are putting down
the controllers and being active. Alas, the stereotypes aren’t
completely gone.


◇Action video games sharpen eyesight – U.S. study

“But we’ve found that action video games train the brain to
process the existing visual information more efficiently, and
the improvements last for months after game play stopped.”

For the study, the team divided 22 students into two
groups. One group played the action games “Call of Duty 2” by
Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O) and Epic games’ “Unreal
Tournament 2004.” A second played Electronic Arts Inc’s
(ERTS.O) “The Sims 2,” a game they said does not require as
much hand-eye coordination.

三人称では知れている。主観視点でようやく効果が感じられるといった所か。何かの対象の方角を大ざっぱに把握するのではなく、点で素早く捉えるようになる。まぁ、そんな事を言い出したら、Bejeweledや四川省をやればScanning能力は上がるし、Strategy gameをやっていれば最低限の合理的判断力は身に付くだろう。


◇Gays in Gaming @ gameplayer

In the past 30 years gays and lesbians have broken out of the closet in
spectacular style. Before the 1980s it was hard to find any openly gay
characters in popular entertainment, but in the last 10-15 years it has
been hard to avoid homosexuals in films and on TV.


◇group and Classroom games > Fun Socialization and Learning Activities for Kids and Teens @ Suite101

◇Nvidia considers porting PhysX to OpenCL @ bit-tech

Mohammad revealed that he wasn’t against the idea at all. “In the future it’s a possibility that we could use OpenCL,” Mohammad told us, but added that “at the moment CUDA works great.” Mohammad also pointed out that although Nvidia currently uses CUDA to accelerate PhysX on GPUs, the company’s “architecture allows for acceleration by other things like OpenCL.”

“Nvidia works very closely with The Khronos group,” said Mohammad, explaining that “actually
Neil Trevett is president of the group and he’s part of Nvidia – so
we’ve been driving that standard also, and it’s an excellent standard.”
What’s more, later on, Mohammad also described Nvidia’s future plans for PhysX by saying “as and when we do move to OpenCL,” which implies little doubt that Nvidia is seriously considering this as an option.

So would this mean that owners of ATI cards could also take advantage
of PhysX? Theoretically, yes. Of course, Nvidia has publicly said that
it will work with ATI on CUDA-accelerated PhysX
for over a year, but it’s an offer that ATI has yet to accept. However,
by using an open-standard API such as OpenCL, it’s possible that ATI
cards could support PhysX and miss out CUDA altogether.



◇U.K. Prof: Youthful Offenders Have Access to Violent games in Juvenile Lockups


◇16-Year Old GTA IV gamer Charged with Grisly S&M Murder of NYC Newsman @ gamePilitics

GTA4を愛好する16歳の”John Katehis”がNYのRadio Caster”George Weber”を刺殺したと自白したため起訴された。KetehisはMySpaceのprofileに疑わしい書き込みをしている。

I enjoy
long conversations, drinking, bike riding, hanging out, roof hopping,
hanging off trains, any type of Parkour exercise. Extreme violence
(chaos, anarchy, etc.) Video games, Violent Movies and listening to my

I like to do crazy and wild things. I am like an adrenaline junkie. I’m a big risk taker and like to live life on the edge…




‘Violent sex’ ad led to murder of WABC newsman George Weber, confesses teen: Cops

The troubled teen accused in the stabbing death of radio reporter George Weber is a Satan-loving sadomasochist and hustler who agreed to a drug-fueled rough sex romp for $60.

Knife fetishist John Katehis, 16, stabbed Weber “50 times to the neck” and body, police said.

Knife Fetchで悪魔信仰かつsadomasochist(他人に不必要な痛みを与えることで性的快楽を得る)、麻薬で行きずりのSEXを$60でやっていた。GTA4どうこう以前に精神/性格障害者だろう。こういう若者がGTA4のようなgameに手を出していない可能性の方が少ない。

ちなみにGTA4のratingは北米 ESRB:M 17+、欧州 PEGI 18+、豪 OFLC 15+(改変版)。


We regret to inform you that due to the current economic conditions we
are forced to indefinitely suspend the FileFront site operations on
March 30, 2009. If you have uploaded files, images or posted blogs, or
if you would like to download some of your favorite files, please take this opportunity to download them before March 30th when the site will be suspended.

FileFrontはOFPなど特定のgameに絞ったMOD fileが大量に上がっているので、ここが使えなくなるとMODやcustom mapを使っての遊びは厳しい。

We would like to give a warm thank you to all of you who have been part
of the FileFront communities we have built together. Your support has
had a meaningful impact for all of us here at FileFront. Again, we want
to give you a sincere “thank you” for your support over the years and
wish you all the very best.

Keep gaming alive,


◇PC Remains the Most Lucrative Platform @ Edge Magazine


When Do Pennies Become Millions?

Theoretically,‭ ‬there is no cap to the revenue that can be generated from a user.‭ ‬

◇Valve Unveils New Anti-Piracy, In-game DLC Features To Steamworks @ Gamasutra

Valve says it now “makes DRM obsolete” with key new features for its free Steamworks publishing and development tools.

◇More anti-piracy protection for GfW  @ Fudzilla

MSがgame for Windows Liveを強化してserver side認証を提供。ただ認証を果たして終わりならともかく、いりもしない物を大量に押し付けてくるgame for Windows Liveの文字を見ただけで買う気が失せる。GfWというよりWtFだろう。

◇市場を脅かす物は敵 @ ネトゲ研究日誌

中国vsブリザード,WoW 拡張パックサービス開始前[THISISGAME]

Wrath of the Lich Kingに中国の一般情緒と異なる内容が入っているとサービスを許可しない





黄金の聖衣を身に着けた十二宮の聖闘士、中国でとんでもないオンラインgameがサービス開始 @ GIGAZINE




政府は市場に介入しない<< ”自由放任主義>介入主義>国家資本主義>共産主義” >>政府が市場のすべてを統御






・Creative Tech cut workforce by half in 2008: report @ REUTERS


・Creative Labs ‘Changing Business model’, (Not) Pulling Out Of Australia? @ GIZMODE


・Creative Tech: Will file To End Shr Registration With US SEC @ Wall Street Journal


Creative Technology Ltd. (USA)(Public, OTC:CREAF) @ Google Finance

・Creative Technology To Cut 300 Jobs Worldwide; Takes $10M Chg @ Wall Street Journal

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Creative Technology Ltd. (C76.SG) said that it
will slash 300 jobs worldwide and incur a US$10 million restructuring
charge for the fiscal third quarter ending March 31 as part of its
efforts to weather the economic slowdown.


Sound off if you wanna make Creative obsolete!

Creative’s business strategies and actions are deplorable.  They are
in the business of ripping off loyal customers.  Creative will not longer get any of my business.



◇ | Feature – The Dark side of overdrive

液晶の残像低減の効果があることで知られるoverdrive機能だが、TNのような安物panelだと逆にInverse Ghostという悪い効果が生じる。

◇DirectX 10 support coming to Mac OS and Linux @ Fudzilla

Crossover games – Your Windows games, Your OS, Seamless!


“is to make Unix (including Linux and Mac OS X) a fully
Windows-compatible operating system. All Windows applications should be
able to be run on Unix: cleanly, harmoniously, within the native
environment, and without using an emulator.”


◇「信用」と「実需」のバランス – 松本徹三


◇Microsoft Reveals Results of Second ‘play Smart, play Safe’ Study @ gameDaily

Microsoftが委託したUKの委員会が”play Smart,play Safe!“という調査報告を出した。


72%の親たちがParental Controlを意識しており、これは前年の60%から上昇している。94%という圧倒的多数が親がratingに基づいて子供がどのようなgameをplayすべきかcheckする責務があると感じているが、一方47%の子供は彼らの両親はロクに何のcheckもしてないと証言しており、さらに親はratingを越えたgameをplayすることを許すこともあると言っている。

この後にはPEGI(Pan-European game Information)を利用したratingやMSが提供する子供がどのgameをどの時間playしたかがわかるParental Control systemの事などが書かれている。

play Smart,play Safe! – A Family guide Video Gamingの方にはrating Markの解説やMSが提供するParental Controlの事がわかりやすく描かれており、目を通しておいて損はない。



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