The Prestige

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[image title=”prestige” size=”thumbnail” id=”343″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/prestige.jpg” ]I love films. I love the way that you can watch a film and feel like a different person once you’re done. The way that when the credits start rolling you finally realise that you are actually still sitting in your living room, instead of being part of the action you’ve just witnessed. Most of all I love the way that a truly deep film can make you think.

The Prestige promises to be one of those films. One which leaves your head spinning once you’ve walked out of the cinema. One which you can’t help discussing with friends and colleagues, or convincing people to see so that you’ll be able to talk to them about it.
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Review: Dungeon Keeper 2 (PC)

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Back in 1999, Bullfrog released the sequel to their highly acclaimed God sim, Dungeon Keeper. Similar to the original, Dungeon Keeper 2 (DK2) is set in a dark and evil underground world. Remember all those games where you get to play a hero, questing deep into dark dungeons to destroy the forces of evil? Well, this time you are the forces of evil.

DK2 is a real-time strategy game where the aim is to build a subterranean lair, fill it with all sorts of wicked creatures and traps, and then defend it against the goodly heroes who wish to see you destroyed. It is a lot of different things, but the biggest feature of this game is the Evil Humor of every aspect of the game.

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AMD fights back in the battle of the Quad Cores

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AMD described its forthcoming quad-core processor, codenamed Barcelona, in a session at today’s Microprocessor Forum. Details of the new microarchitecture on which the processor is based (codenamed K8L) have been known for some time now. Still, the event brought some new info, and here are some highlights that I’ve culled from some of the reporting on it. (Read more for links).
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Upcoming expansion pack for Star Wars: Empire at War

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Back in February, there was a revolution in Star Wars strategy games: one was released that wasn’t utterly horrible. Far from it, in fact. Empire at War turned out to be a cunning blend of large-scale, turn-based strategizing and up-close-and-personal tactical battles on land and in space. Forces of Corruption is Empire at War’s upcoming expansion pack, and adds a new playable faction (an interstellar crime syndicate), new units for both Imperial and Republic forces, a choice blend of multiplayer tweaks, and more.
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EverQuest II Echoes of Faydwer

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EverQuest II has been around for almost two years now and the game shows little sign of slowing down in terms of evolving both the playing experience and the challenge. Coming soon, to a PC near you, is the latest update for the game, the third expansion overall, Echoes of Faydwer.

The expansion takes part in a place that may be familiar to those who played the original EverQuest, now referred to as EverQuest Live. In the EQ II expansion, the zone has been updated and Features 20 new zones, a new race (the Fae), a new starting city Kelethin (dwarves, fae, wood elves, high elves, half elves, gnomes can start there), new adornments, player cloaks, new items – horse mounts, treasure and new armor sets will be available. And, of course, there will be lots of new quests.

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New updates for Steam and CS:S

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A new update has just been released for Steam and Counter Strike: Source. This update will include a range of different patches including fixes for the Source engine, updates for SourceTV as well as repairs for some garbled fonts.

The most interesting one is an update for Counter Strike Source called “Dynamic Weapon Pricing”. We’re a little interested as to what this includes, so new information will be posted when we have it.

Original arcicle at Steam News

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Neverwinter Nights 2

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Role-playing games such as Neverwinter Nights 2 immerse you into another world, and another life. You can take on the role of a warrior, thief, magician, and more, as you pursue a great quest, usually to defeat evil. With Neverwinter Nights 2, however, the focus is on improving the role-playing experience, as you can do lots of activities that you weren’t able to do in the original game, like engaging in a little arson on the side for fun. It sounds a bit twisted, but that’s how lead designer Josh Sawyer likes it. And in his designer diary, Sawyer tells us what he loves about the game. Neverwinter Nights 2 is scheduled to ship around the end of the month.

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