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WWE 2K15 Now Available on PC - briefly
(hx) 11:49 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
2K Games announced today the release of WWE 2K15 on Steam. The PC version of WWE 2K15 features a notable roster of WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, and includes all DLC releases so far for this wrestling title.

Magicka: Wizard Wars Officially Launched - briefly
(hx) 11:47 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
Paradox Interactive sent out a press release announcing that Magicka: Wizard Wars has officially launched worldwide on PC. Magicka: Wizard Wars, the free-to-play player-versus-player (PvP) action game based around the iconic Magicka spellcasting system, has finished its Steam Early Access period and is now available as a general release.

Just Cause 3 Trailer - movie
(hx) 11:45 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
Wingsuit, Grapple Hook, Massive Explosions: The first Just Cause 3 Gameplay trailer takes you straight into the intense action. Watch Rico Rodriguez cause chaos to the regime of the ruthless dictator General Di Ravello, and stopping at nothing to liberate Medici, his home. This footage is all actual gameplay. It was captured in-game using cinematic camera angles. It contains no cut scenes. Nothing was staged or scripted.

STAR WARS Blaster Bundle - - briefly
(hx) 11:36 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
Star Wars Saber Bundle $22 (save 76%):

Saber Bundle Games:
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast
Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Empire at War: Gold Pack
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Starfighter

Star Wars Blaster Bundle $39 (save 37%)

Blaster Bundle Games:
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition
Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition
Kerbal Space Program Version 1.0 Launches - briefly
(hx) 04:31 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Today, Kerbal Space Program ( 25% off) leaves the confines of Earth's atmosphere and buggers off into space. Yes, it's launch day, and at an unspecified time KSP will break free from Early Access and receive one of its largest updates since it landed on Steam.

Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is what we envisioned when development of the game started four years ago: we set out to make a game in which the player is given ultimate control over the exploration of space: from designing their rockets to launching and flying them to their destinations, in a universe that was modelled to have be as realistic as possible while remaining fun to play in.

However, our 1.0 release is more than just a new version number. It’s also the biggest update to the game we’ve ever done, and contains many new and updated features, plus improvements to just about every game system, which we’re sure will appeal to both newcomers and seasoned veterans.
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Trailer - console
(hx) 04:23 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is a 1080p remaster of the game formerly known as Class3 bundled with the Lifeline and Breakdown expansions, as well as new weapons, vehicles and Achievements. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition arrives on Xbox One today.

Steam Ending Paid Mods - Providing Refunds - briefly
(hx) 03:45 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Valve has just announced that it has removed the payment feature from Skyrim - and from Steam - Workshop. Valve talked with Bethesda and both of them agreed into the removal of this feature, and all those who spent money on a mod will get a refund. Here is the full statement issued by Valve:
We're going to remove the payment feature from the Skyrim workshop. For anyone who spent money on a mod, we'll be refunding you the complete amount. We talked to the team at Bethesda and they agree.

We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing. We've been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they've been received well. It's obvious now that this case is different.

To help you understand why we thought this was a good idea, our main goals were to allow mod makers the opportunity to work on their mods full time if they wanted to, and to encourage developers to provide better support to their mod communities. We thought this would result in better mods for everyone, both free & paid. We wanted more great mods becoming great products, like Dota, Counter-strike, DayZ, and Killing Floor, and we wanted that to happen organically for any mod maker who wanted to take a shot at it.

But we underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim's workshop. We understand our own game's communities pretty well, but stepping into an established, years old modding community in Skyrim was probably not the right place to start iterating. We think this made us miss the mark pretty badly, even though we believe there's a useful feature somewhere here.
,br> Now that you've backed a dump truck of feedback onto our inboxes, we'll be chewing through that, but if you have any further thoughts let us know.
DiRT Rally Launches On Steam Early Access - briefly
(hx) 03:39 AM EDT - Apr,28 2015 - Post a comment
Codemasters has gone the Early Access for DiRT Rally. The game just appeared on Steam's platform designed to help developers and gamers come together during the very early parts of a game's development for feedback and community establishment purposes. The game, at the moment, only has three locations but there are 36 challenges for players to overcome. The game features 17 different rally cars, along with team management, rally championships, custom events, physics-based racing, tuning, damage and custom upgrades for each of the cars.

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CoD: Black Ops 3 Dedicated Servers Confirmed - briefly
(hx) 06:42 PM EDT - Apr,27 2015 - Post a comment
Treyarch's Director of Development has answered a number of questions on Twitter about the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. According to 'pcdev', the PC version of Black Ops 3 will support both a FOV slider and dedicated servers for its Multiplayer matches.
BlackOps3 PC will use 100% dedicated servers for all ranked matches. (Same as previous BlackOps PC titles.) This is how we do it.

BlackOps2 = uncapped in SP/ZM, max 200 in MP. It's too early to say what we can do in BlackOps3, but that's my thinking on the topic. (2/2)

BlackOps3 will ship with an adjustable FOV slider. (Same as previous BlackOps PC titles.)

Steam pre-purchases will automatically receive the beta in the Steam Library when it goes live.
In related news, Game Planet managed to get a few details on the campaign mode, revealing that this time around the player-character – who usually happens to be silent during the actual campaign gameplay – will actually be a custom creation this time around. Players will be able to make a male or female character and join with three other friends in the first ever four-player cooperative Call of Duty campaign experience.

Now, regarding the actual linearity of the stages – Game Planet takes some liberties to explain that due to having four-player co-op the game' campaign mode will have to facilitate all four players in much larger environments. They do, however, state that Treyarch has mentioned that they're committed to making the game's campaign more accommodating to four-players through adding more ways to engage the enemy, and that there will be some manner of open-area gameplay present. What they don't explain is if this means the campaign maps will be closer to what Call of Duty fans are used to from the four-player cooperative zombies or spec ops modes, or if this means that the game will be expansive like the four-player cooperative modes in the old Ghost Recon games.

One thing they do mention is that the AI in the game has been overhauled greatly with what they describe as a 'goal oriented' design. This means that the computer is directing AI around with an intent and a purpose, presumably similar to the “Director” in the Left 4 Dead games, where the NPCs were being re-purposed and shuffled around in ways to challenge even the most skilled players.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Running at Ultra Settings - preview
(hx) 11:42 AM EDT - Apr,27 2015 - Post a comment
ImAnderZEL has shared ten minutes of gameplay footage from the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, running at Ultra settings - the PC that was used was equipped with a single GTX 980.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark Tool - tech
(hx) 11:40 AM EDT - Apr,27 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
As promised, Square Enix announced today the release of the benchmark software Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward that will enable players to test their PC ahead of release. The benchmark also features the ability to try out the impressive new DirectX 11 graphics, and create characters, including the new playable race, the Au Ra.
Batman: Arkham Knight-All Who Follow You Video - movie
(hx) 11:39 AM EDT - Apr,27 2015 - Post a comment
Warner Bros has released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. This new trailer reveals Batman's allies (Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing). The game will featurea new 'dual play' mechanic, via which the player will be able to switch seamlessly between Batman and his allies.

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TechNews - Android takes a piss on Apple - tech
(hx) 07:48 PM EDT - Apr,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
  • Intel Compute Stick Review - Intel is using the Atom Z3735F quad-core processor based on the Bay Trail architecture and the 22nm process technology, running at a base clock of 1.33 GHz and a peak Turbo clock rate of 1.83 GHz. Even though the processor is capable of 64-bit processing, Windows 8.1 with Bing ships as a 32-bit operating system, so keep that in mind as it might affect a handful of application's compatibility. The CPU has an SDP (scenario design power) rating of just 2.2 watts and though Intel doesn't list a TDP for it, expect it to peak around 5 watts. Because of the form factor and the lack of any kind of active cooling, thermal throttling will kick in rather soon. Graphics is listed as a generic "Intel HD Graphics" with a clock speed of 311 MHz base and 646 MHz Turbo. Intel HD Audio supports multi-channel digital audio though only through the included HDMI port – there is no optical audio or analog audio connection.
  • Thermaltake Debuts Full Range Of Hand-Built Radiators - Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces the full range of Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators. Designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is optimized for maximum heat dispatching. The radiators are designed without compromise, with high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc, a powerful anti-corrosion agent. An exceptional manufacturing process using high temperature brazing at 1022deg F/550deg Celsia sets Pacific Radiators in a class of their own. Integrated G1/4" threads make it easy to install, while rigid connections ensure they are leak-resistant. With an ideal mounting, fitting and flow set-up, the Thermaltake Pacific Radiator Series is guaranteed to go above and beyond your current cooling standards.
  • How To Build A Portable TOR/VPN Router For Web Privacy - With a Raspberry Pi and a handful of other components, this little device lets you browse in relative safety no matter where you are.
  • Google Lets You Download Your Search History - Google has added a new feature to Google accounts that allows you to download a copy of your past searches.
  • The First YouTube Video Ever Was Uploaded Exactly Ten Years Ago - It sure was a simpler time back then!
  • Flash Player Bug Allows Video, Audio Recording Without User Consent - A vulnerability in some versions of Adobe Flash Player could be exploited by ill-intended actors to spy on user activity via built-in webcam and microphone, without generating a notification that the components are accessed.
  • Android takes a piss on Apple on Google Maps. Seriously - Google and Apple aren't exactly the best of friends, but a discovery on Google Maps - showing the Android mascot emptying its bladder onto the Apple logo - has still managed to raise a few eyebrows. Just south of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, a giant Android can be seen urinating on the Apple logo. That's not a Photoshopped image, by the way - although we could certainly understand why that might be your first thought.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review - The Galaxy S6 is Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2015. It represents the best in design and technology from the market leader, though it cuts a more conservative path than its brother, the S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 makes a compelling case for picking Samsung over LG and HTC when it comes to premium Android smartphones. If you are looking for a great all-around device that is both stylish and powerful, the S6 is a heavy-weight contender.
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop Updates You Cannot Afford To Miss - The best thing about Android Lollipop 5.1- it comes with a "priority change setting"! Android Lollipop 5.1 is up with "interruption" preferences module according to which, you can set reminders, alarms, events, messages, calls, and other settings as per your choice. The idea to avoid late night interruptions and to have a customized "downtime" setting is beautifully systemized by this version. For instance, a user can set a downtime until 7 in the morning or for a limited period of two hours; the priority mode can also be "indefinite" in nature.
  • Microsoft Blesses Full Release of Outlook for Android - Microsoft has updated its Outlook for Android app and says the email program has graduated from preview status. Today's update marks the app's full release. According to Microsoft, it has updated Outlook for Android 17 times since the preview first launched in January. During that time it has: improved the look and feel of the app; added support for IMAP; improved the People (contacts) section; added a Directory Search tool; introduced a three-day view in the calendar; and bestowed the app with a handful of gestures for navigating between emails and folders. Microsoft says Outlook for Android is on even footing with its Outlook for iOS application, which it made available earlier this year. Outlook for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
  • How To Turn Your Apple Watch Gold - For those of us who can't afford a gold Apple Watch, there's this. F
  • Is The Apple Watch Sport Actually Waterproof? - Can you swim while wearing it? Can you shower while wearing it? All this and more will be answered - but don't go voiding your warranties on our accounts.
  • How to Set Up the Apple Watch in 16 Steps - The Apple Watch is now out and you were able to score one early, that’s great, but now what? You can probably tell the time and several other basic maneuvers but little else. The guys over at The Verge have an exhaustive 16 step detailed guide on how to set up and use your new Apple Watch.
  • Attackers can easily bypass current OSX security tools - For sometime, most people believed that owning a Mac was a safe choice, and that only Windows users could get hacked. However, researcher Patrick Wardle doesn't seem to think so. During a talk at the RSA Conference recently, Wardle explained the security measures on OSX are actually full of holes, if a competent hacker chose to exploit them. First up, he said that GateKeeper, Apple's app verifier, doesn't check extra content in apps, but rather only the app bundle itself. Meaning that attackers could load a verified app with dangerous extra content and it could, according to Wardle, slide right through Apple's security. The researcher went on to say that Apple's sandbox technology on OSX is quite strong in terms of security, but there were a number of bugs that can be used to bypass it.
  • Researchers Find Another Terrifying iOS Flaw - At San Francisco's RSA conference, an even more terrifying exploit has been revealed that has the power to send your iPhone or iPad into a perpetual restart loop. Mobile security firm Skycure has discovered that iOS 8 has an innate vulnerability to SSL certificates that, when combined with another WiFi exploit, gives malicious types the ability to create "no iOS zones" that can render your smartphones and tablets unusable.
  • Verizon Once Again Offering 10GB and 15GB Plans - Verizon Wireless has resumed offering two large data plans for shared lines at a promotional rate. The first costs $80 per month for 10 GB of data and the second costs $100 for 15 GB of data. Verizon first offered these plans in November 2014, but pulled them in February. "We have different offers throughout the year, and right now the $80/$100 plans are available," said a Verizon spokesperson. The plans will be available for a limited time, but Verizon didn't say for how long. The prices don't include device access fees for smartphones, tablets, and hotspots. By way of comparison, AT&T's 10 GB plan costs $100 and its 15 GB plan costs $130.
  • Republicans to Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls - Republicans recently introduced a bill in the Senate that will extend the NSA's ability to collect and store phone call data through December 2020. As it stands today, the law (part of the Patriot Act) is slated to expire June 1. The Obama administration has asked for changes to the program, such as having telephone companies, rather than the NSA, store phone call data. The Obama administration also wants the program scaled back -- especially after the negative blowback following the program's revelation by Edward Snowden. Senate Republicans have, however, fast-tracked the bill by skipping committee deliberations and sending it straight to the Senate floor.
  • Man accidentally buys Xbox One during Apple Watch demo - Unfortunately, as the device is still very new, some apps are less than polished, as this CNET reviewer found out as he was filming an Apple Watch tutorial. Amazon has long had the "One Click Buy" feature on its mobile apps and Website and the functionality made it onto the Apple Watch leading the reviewer's large fingers to accidentally press the button and order an Xbox One for $350 much to his surprise. The order can be canceled, of course, but Amazon might want to look at adding a confirm button in there somewhere to stop accidents like this happening, especially on smaller screens.
  • Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body - Turing Robotic Industries today announced the Turing Phone, a handset that focuses on providing secure communications while wrapped in a futuristic design. Turing says the device is molded from Liquidmorphium, what it describes as "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel." The materials protect the phone from screen breaks or other damage that might be caused by shocks.
  • The Next Great Gold Rush Won't Be Taking Place on Earth - There's a new gold rush heating up, but the hunt isn't for oil, gas or tech stocks - it's for asteroids. There are more than 10,000 near-Earth asteroids shooting by at any given moment, and many of them contain valuable resources like water, platinum and iron. While water and iron don't seem worthy of a gold rush by Earth standards, their value skyrockets due to their scarcity in space and the challenge of extracting them
  • Disney's Tomorrowland - Official Trailer 3 - Disney's Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015!
  • Infini Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Luke Hemsworth Sci-Fi Movie - INFINI is released direct-to-digital from 8th May 2015.
  • Area 51 Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Available May 15th on video-on-demand platforms.
  • Black Mass Official Trailer #1 - Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch - The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
  • This Flawless Live Mashup Is Controllerism At Its Finest - If you've ever doubted that those guys tapping away on their musical boxes have any skill - this performance will prove you wrong. Aside from perfectly mixing an impressive array of wildly different sounds, Shawn Wasabi's hands are fast as lightning.
  • Rescued tigers swim for the first time - In this brief video, IFAW's Kelly Donithan visits tigers Carli and Lily at Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Nevada and witnesses the first time they are able to feel what it's like to swim!
  • Looking Into The Eyes Of These Bugs Is A Religious Experience - Scared of insects? This video will help you conquer your fear. Already okay with insects? This video will make you worship them.
  • Time-Lapse Beautifully Captures Eruption Of Chile's Calbuco Volcano - Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in 42 years. At least 1,500 people were evacuated from Ensenada and other neighboring places as plumes of ash blanketed the area. This amazing video shows the deadly beauty of Mother Nature.
  • Raw: Officers Rescue Driver From Burning SUV - Two Dallas-area police officers have saved an unconscious man trapped in a burning SUV in a rescue captured on patrol car video. The video shows the officers, with the help of a good Samaritan, dragging the driver to safety. (April 21)
  • Incredible Cigar Box Juggling - No Magnets Needed - It looks these boxes are magnetic but there are no magnets involved, just skill!
  • Don't Give The Middle Finger To This Monkey! - Boy shows middle finger to monkey. What happened next will put you in stitches!
  • Ten Bets You'll Always Win - Unless That Person Has Also Seen This Video :-)
  • Inside the Hungry World of Feeder Fetishes - Meet Tammy Jung, a woman who experiences sexual pleasure from eating massive amounts of food and being fed. In the fetish world, she's known as a "feedee"-under the control of a partner called a "feeder," who encourages her to eat as much as possible.
  • Hot Girl with Balls Prank - Spring Break 2015 - Any time a chick way out of your league asks you to rub oil on them, you better believe something is rotten in Denmark. Either A) she's not a chick, B) she's an escort or C) you are on a silly prank show.
  • Behati Prinsloo For Paola And Murray Swimwear - Namibian model Behati Prinsloo is seen in the new swimwear lookbook from Paola & Murray. The 25 year old Victoria's Secret Angel sizzles as she flaunts her petite self in a series of sultry swim designs.
  • Danielle Knudson In One Of The Hottest Photoshoots Of The Year - Danielle Knudson is one of the hottest models in the world.
  • The best pics on the Internet #129 - All pictures are carefully handpicked
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Revealed - briefly
(hx) 07:42 PM EDT - Apr,26 2015 - Post a comment
The creator of the Assassin's Creed series has announced the creation of a new project called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey developed by Indie Studio developer, Panache Digital Games. As with most new project announcements, few details were made public, but a teaser trailer was introduced.

Gabe Newell Talks About Its New Modding Policy - interview
(hx) 12:08 PM EDT - Apr,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Gabe Newell, founder of Valve, decided to share his thoughts on his company's new modding policy. In a Reddit AMA, Gabe Newell answered a number of questions about paid mods. Here's an excerpt:
Our goal is to make modding better for the authors and gamers. If something doesn't help with that, it will get dumped. Right now I'm more optimistic that this will be a win for authors and gamers, but we are always going to be data driven.

Skyrim is a great example of a game that has benefitted enormously from the MODs. The option for paid MODs is supposed to increase the investment in quality modding, not hurt it.

About half of Valve came straight out of the MOD world. John Cook and Robin Walker made Team Fortress as a Quake mod. Ice frog made DOTA as a Warcraft 3 mod. Dave Riller and Dario Casali we Doom and Quake mappers. John Guthrie and Steve Bond came to Valve because John Carmack thought they were doing the best Quake C development. All of them were liberated to just do game development once they started getting paid. Working at Waffle House does not help you make a better game.
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D&D Now on Steam - briefly
(hx) 07:32 PM EDT - Apr,25 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Fantasy Grounds now offers officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. Available through Steam, the software can allow players to virtually recreate the 5th edition D&D tabletop experience complete with dice rolling, 2D maps and a play experience completely controlled by a dungeon master.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Screenshots - media
(hx) 06:55 PM EDT - Apr,25 2015 - Post a comment
CD Projekt RED has released three new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game releases on May 19th.
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 05:09 AM EDT - Apr,25 2015 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:16 AM EDT - Apr,25 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Square Enix has released the full trailer for the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward benchmark which will be released to the community this coming Monday. Get your PCs ready because it looks like FFXIV: Heavensward might take a bit of additional horse power.

Might & Magic Heroes VII Pre-Order Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:10 AM EDT - Apr,25 2015 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has announced pre-order and beta details for Limbic Entertainment's upcoming strategy game, Might & Magic Heroes VII. Word is: " All players who pre-order the game will receive guaranteed access to the Closed Beta, which will begin on May 25th, as well as exclusive in-game portraits and exclusive Artefacts at release. The Collector's edition available at retail has been curated via the community itself thanks to the Shadow Council initiative, which allows fans to share their passion and enrich the game formula with their own contributions. The community voted for content such as the posing of the Ivan Figurine, as well as other in-game content such as two out of the six factions available in the final game."

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