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Eurogamer is a Brighton-based website focused on video games news and reviews. It was established in 1999 by the Eurogamer Network Ltd., and grew to become one of the most important European based websites focused on video games. Eurogamer Network claims that the site has the largest readership of any videogames website in the UK, and it is the only such site whose traffic is independently audited by the ABC Electronic system. Image File history File links Eurogamer_frontpage. ... Image File history File links Eurogamer_frontpage. ... Brighton on the southern Sussex coast is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in England. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... Computer and video games A screenshot of Tetris for the Nintendo Game Boy A console game (better known as a video game) is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment, which consists of a moveable image displayed on a screen that is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Most of the reviews (measured on a single 10 point scale) are made with European or PAL releases of the games, but given the time disparity between Japanese or North American/NTSC releases, some reviews are done using the latter. The version used, however, is always indicated.

Other features include traditional screenshot galleries, a forum and video, demo and patch downloads (which use the BitTorrent distribution method). A new addition is Eurogamer TV, which provides trailers and other video content directly in the browser using Macromedia Flash technology. This was facilitated by moving their servers across London to a cooler hosting facility on Saturday, February 11th, 2006. The (new) BitTorrent logo This article is about the protocol. ... Macromedia Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Macromedia Flash Player and to a multimedia authoring program used to create content for it as well as games or movies created using the program. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ...

The site was redesigned in May 2005 and continues the core idea of providing reviews for free (unlike other gaming websites, there are no "premium accounts" or any other kind of paid privileges). While the reviews are seen as ones of the most reliable (and strict) on the internet, some of them caused some controversy, such as Halo 2 [1] (the single player review received initially an 8/10 mark, one of the lowest according to GameRankings.com[2] , later revised to 9/10 combined with multiplayer) and the Xbox version of FIFA Street [3] (8/10, one of the highest according to the same site [4]). Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Halo 2 is a popular first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. ... Game Rankings is a website with objective to congregate all reviews of video games spreads in the Internet and to establish a average and to constitute a ranking. ... The Microsoft Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... FIFA Street is a sports video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts (EA). ...

Some of the Eurogamer staff also work on GamesIndustry.biz, a gaming industry portal also operated by Eurogamer Network Ltd. Pac-Man is one of the most recognizable video games ever created. ...

Eurogamer In The Media

Several of Eurogamers staff have been used by various broadcast and press outlets. Kristan Reed has appeared on the BBC News(20th December 2002 and 25th March 2005 are just two examples) along with an apperance GamerTV on Bravo. In addition to this, they have often been used as a source of review quotes on games packaging. Examples of this include Trackmania, Front Line Command, Metal Gear Solid 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 3 and Alien Hominid (for which a limited edition "Eurogamer packaging" version was produced).


Launched in February 06, it enables viewers to watch trailers for upcoming games without the need to worry about video codecs or bandwidth sapping downloads. It is edited by newcomer Johnny Minkley, who has in the past appeared on BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley show, edited ComputerAndVideoGames.com and trade publication MCV. During its first month of launch, Eurogamers viewers watched nearly 100,000 videos. In addition to this, in April 2006 it was announced that EurogamerTV would be providing Eurogamers first ever video coverage of the upcoming E3 trade event. In keeping with the growing multimedia theme that Eurogamer is moving towards, in March 2006, sister site "Gamesindustry.biz" launced its first ever podcast about the Games Developer Conference. This is bound to be an area which Eurogamer develops over the coming months as they look to take on the likes of Gamespot and IGN.

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Eurogamer launches groundbreaking video content service // GamesIndustry.biz (324 words)
The service, which can be access through a dedicated portal at www.eurogamer.tv, uses the company's new Flash-based video streaming technology to deliver high quality video to users without the need for them to install any custom software or plug-ins.
Initially, it will be used to serve game trailers and footage, but Eurogamer expects to begin producing original videogames-related content in the near future - and the company will announce the high-profile hiring of an editor to oversee video content shortly.
Eurogamer, which is also the publisher of this site and our sister trade site, MobileIndustry.biz, has made a significant investment in infrastructure to be able to serve millions of videos each month, after seeing huge demand for the Eurogamer TV service during its beta period over the past few months.
Eurogamer - Uncyclopedia (1303 words)
Eurogamer is a part of the Sony plan for world domination on the Lost Continent of Mu.
Eurogamer was first conceived as a bastion of moral supremacy after the Great Wall of Mu failed to stem the tide of invading tards that were hell-bent on abolishing grammar, punctuation and logical thought.
The main body of Eurogamer consists of fleshy bits of meat curried in Rogan Josh, which is believed to be the etymology of 'Eww rogan er'.
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