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 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,03 2015 - all 
Report: Konami Is A Terrible Place To Work - briefly
(hx) 04:47 PM EDT - Aug,03 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The Nikkei report (thanks Kotaku) says that staff are monitored constantly. Their movements are monitored by security cameras. When employees are outside the office too long for their lunch break, they're publicly shamed. Employees that don't deal regularly with outsiders (like PR or sales staff) have randomized email addresses that are changed every few months. Kotaku says emails are switched up like this to prevent headhunting. Maybe the most shocking part of the report, though, is the treatment of game developers deemed unessential. Junior and senior staff alike can be reassigned as security guards, assembly line workers, or cleaners for Konami's fitness clubs. This lines up with a 2013 report from a 40 year-old developer at Konami who was tasked with disassembling old pachinko slot machines at their factory.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Trailer - console
(hx) 04:39 PM EDT - Aug,03 2015 - Post a comment
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is set in the wake of the apocalypse, but it's a different sort of doomsday than you might expect. The game's launch trailer, released by The Chinese Room today, weaves through a bright, if not empty world. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture launches for PlayStation 4 Aug. 11.

CoH 2 - The British Forces Emplacements Video - movie
(hx) 04:00 PM EDT - Aug,03 2015 - Post a comment
Looks good. Anyone play this?

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TechNews - Windows 10 madness - tech
(hx) 07:32 PM EDT - Aug,02 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
  • How To Do A Clean Install Of Windows 10  - It sure seems like doing a clean install gets more complicated with each new version of Windows.
  • Windows 10 'Service Release 1' expected to roll out next month - Unlike with earlier Windows releases, Microsoft has now switched to a new update cadence with Windows 10, promising far more frequent improvements and additions to the OS - and the first post-launch update may be just a week away. The Verge reports that the first such update is referred to internally as 'Service Release 1' (SR1), and cites unnamed 'sources familiar with Microsoft's plans' who say that it's due to arrive in early August, and could roll out as soon as next week. SR1 will be a maintenance update, focusing on adding polish and stability to the OS, so don't expect any new features. As more people continue to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft will gather more telemetry from the OS in action, and will no doubt use that data to help inform development of future maintenance releases.
  • Download Windows 10 Here - If you want to download Windows 10 to install at a later date, Microsoft has provided a tool to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
  • MS releases tool to allow you to block automatic Windows 10 updates - As I previously reported, Microsoft has made updates mandatory and automatic, thus stopping users from opting out of unwanted updates or till the update has been checked by other users. A new troubleshooting package, KB3073930, however, allows you to hide or block Windows or driver updates. An update pushed out on Saturday is reportedly causing Explorer to crash and many users are complaining about the latest Windows 10 driver updates from NVIDIA. While this package is not built into the OS, it is still a useful solution for such situations when an update or new driver contains a particularly nasty bug. The tool is aimed at Windows Insiders running Windows 10 but will also work for normal users after the official launch of the OS on July 29.
  • Windows 10 Shares Your Wi-Fi With Contacts - Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi with your contacts? WTF.
  • LOL, crooks act fast....Windows 10 ransomewares! - The payload is CTB-Locker, a ransomware variant. Currently, Talos is detecting the ransomware being delivered to users at a high rate. Whether it is via spam messages or exploit kits, adversaries are dropping a huge amount of different variants of ransomware. The functionality is standard however, using asymmetric encryption that allows the adversaries to encrypt the user's files without having the decryption key reside on the infected system. Also, by utilizing Tor and Bitcoin they are able to remain anonymous and quickly profit from their malware campaigns with minimal risk. CTB-Locker has some interesting features that are different from large scale variants Talos has seen. First is the type of encryption used, most variants use RSA asymmetric encryption. CTB-Locker actually makes use of elliptical curve encryption which still provides the same public/private key encryption but it's a different type of algorithm, with lower overhead and the same level of security utilizing smaller key space. Second, there is the issue of the time window. CTB-Locker is only giving users 96 hours to pay for decryption, which is a shorter window than is standard for most ransomware.
  • Mozilla cries foul on changes to Windows 10 - In a recent blog post and open letter by Mozilla to its CEO, Satya Nadella, Microsoft has come under fire for the changes made to default settings in Windows 10, with Mozilla CEO Chris Beard going as far as to say that "user choice has now been all but removed [in Windows 10]".
  • Facebook Improves Security Tools - Facebook today made a new tool called Security Checkup available to users online. The tool provides Facebook account holders with a broad array of controls over access to their account. For example, Security Checkup lets people log out of Facebook on old devices, set login alerts, and check password strength. Facebook hopes all users will take advantage of Security Checkup to assert more control over their login security. The feature is available globally online beginning today, and will reach mobile devices soon.
  • Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS - The vast majority of Android phones can be hacked by sending them a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS), a security researcher has found. The scary exploit, which only requires knowing the victim's phone number, was developed by Joshua Drake, vice president of platform research and exploitation at mobile security firm Zimperium. Drake found multiple vulnerabilities in a core Android component called Stagefright that's used to process, play and record multimedia files. Some of the flaws allow for remote code execution and can be triggered when receiving an MMS message, downloading a specially crafted video file through the browser or opening a Web page with embedded multimedia content
  • Vulnerability That Renders Android Devices Silent Discovered - This vulnerability is present from Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) up to the current version, Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). Combined, these versions account for more than half of Android devices in use today. No patch has been issued in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code by the Android Engineering Team to fix this vulnerability since we reported it in late May. This vulnerability can be exploited in two ways: either via a malicious app installed on the device, or through a specially-crafted web site. The first technique can cause long-term effects to the device: an app with an embedded MKV file that registers itself to auto-start whenever the device boots would case the OS to crash every time it is turned on. In some ways, this vulnerability is similar to the recently discovered Stagefright vulnerability.
  • Hackers Break Into Brinks Ultra Secure Safe - ll it took for hackers to break into a Brinks "ultra secure" electronic safe 100 lines of code on a USB thumb drive ;-)
  • Microsoft goes all in with 'Do' in new commercial - Now that Windows 10 is out in the wild and the company's marketing campaign is in full swing, it's no surprise to see them pushing out new commercials. This time around, the company is promoting 'Do' and how that concept fits into Windows.
  • Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge - Samsung reported its second quarter earnings today and signaled some changes in its handset strategy. Despite the release of its flagship handsets during the quarter, Samsung's mobile phone business saw a 38% decline in profits when compared to the year-ago quarter. The company admitted that it misjudged supply for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets. It made too many of the flat-screened S6 and not enough of the curved S6 Edge. The phones did not sell as well as Samsung hoped. In response, Samsung it "plans to firmly maintain its sale of premium smartphones by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and launching a new model with a larger screen."
  • Moto G to Come In CDMA and GSM Variants - Motorola has revealed there will be at least two variants of the Moto G handset for the U.S. market. The first model, XT1540, is the GSM model that includes EDGE, HSPA+, and LTE. This model is compatible with the networks run by AT&T and T-Mobile. The second model, XT1548, is the CDMA model, though it also supports GSM, EDGE, HSPA+, and LTE for world roaming. Motorola specifically said the Moto G will be offered by Sprint Prepaid, U.S. Cellular, and Virgin Mobile. None of these carriers has yet voiced support publicly for the Moto G. The Moto G, now in its third generation, has a 5-inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 410 processor, 13-megapixel camera, and support for memory cards. It costs $179 and is available directly from
  • How To Remove A Tattoo In Photoshop - No matter how regrettable your tats are, it only takes about 10 minutes in photoshop to un-ink someone.
  • Best Twerking Video Ever! - Twerking will never get old for me!
  • What're The Odds Of Winning A Giveaway? - Andrew Lloyd entered 20 competitions a day for 50 days without ever using the same one twice. Then he waited. Lets find out if he won any free stuff.
  • Baddass Cop - This is one cop I wouldn't want to mess with!
  • The High Voltage Ejector Bed - Colin Furze makes some ridiculous stuff, like a jet-powered kart or wolverine claws, but this is one of his first inventions with practical applications.
  • How To Launch A Nuclear Missile - Veritasium visited one of the US's Titan missile silos in the Arizona Desert, which once house a weapon 650 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The silo is now disarmed and acts as a museum, curated by Chuck Penson, who looks suspiciously similar to Bruce Dern.
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Official Trailer - From Michael Bay comes 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Watch the official trailer, in theaters January 15th
  • GOODNIGHT MOMMY - Official Trailer - Radius-TWC has debuted the official US trailer for Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz's Goodnight Mommy, a psychological horror thriller from Austria about a mom and her two insane sons. It's another story about how bad kids can be, but this one is a bit more twisted, involving some really freaky happenings in their nice countryside home. Radius-TWC will open Goodnight Mommy in select theaters starting September 11th.
  • Zoolander 2 - Official Teaser - Zoolander 2 is written and directed by Justin Theroux (writer of Tropic Thunder, director of Dedication). Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel respectively in a story that has been said to take place after just as many years have passed since the original film was released in 2000. Will Ferrell will also return as Mugatu in some capacity along with Christine Taylor as Matilda. In addition, Penelope Cruz has also signed on for a role as a new character. Paramount Pictures has set the comedy sequel for release on February 12th, 2016. Rewatch their catwalk reveal from this March.
  • The History Of Aliens In Film - From their earliest cinematic appearance in Georges Melies's "A Trip to the Moon" in 1902, our conception of life beyond Earth has changed to reflect our hopes and fears, the technology we've mastered, and our growing knowledge of the universe. Watch our depictions of extraterrestrial life change over nearly 100 films and 112 years.
  • Suicide Squad Comic-Con Trailer Breakdown - By now you've surely seen the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer. In fact, you've probably seen it more times than you can count. Now, go deeper into this early look at next summer's blockbuster with this special DC All Access trailer breakdown. What connection does Rick Flag's father have to the Squad? What's the deal with Katana's sword? And who the heck are all these guys? Answers await!
  • WWE 2K16 Features Terminator Pre-Order Bonus - WWE and 2K have announced that WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger will be a playable character for all who pre-order WWE 2K16, currently scheduled for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on Oct. 27, 2015.
  • The New York City Subway System Runs On 100-Year-Old Technology - Go watch the original "Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3," because most of what you'll see in that film is completely unchanged.
  • Here's 1,000 People Playing The Foo Fighters In Unison - The good people of Cesena, Italy want the Foo Fighters to play a show in their city - so 1,000 of them got together and performed "Learn To Fly."
  • We love you Micah - At the end of the prank, you have snacks. Everyone wins!
  • Adorable Baby Elephant Caught Chasing Birds - The only instinct that matters to this little guy is the one that activates the fun response.
  • Watch A Fighter Jet Take Off And Go... Straight Up - As this MiG-29 fighter jet speeds down the runway and lifts off, nothing seems too out of the ordinary And then just seconds after lifting off the ground, the jet abruptly turns its nose to the sky and shoots vertically into the clouds. Wow!
  • Man Lifts Car Off A Bike Path - This would have been even better if this dude crushed the owner of the vehicle for being an inconsiderate douchebag.
  • My roommate's chihuahua wants to kill me - LOL
  • Monkey Meets Puppies For First Time - This is probably the cutest thing you'll see all day!
  • Ronda Rousey on her physique/ "Do Nothing Bitches" - What Ronda Rousey is saying makes complete sense and sounds good in theory, but if she was just a little bit prettier and had a model body, trust me she'd be a "Do Nothing Bitch" too. Why work when you can have someone pay for you all the time.
  • The Six Things Women with Big Boobs Think are Bullshit - Model Charlotte McKinney gets real about the 6 things women with big boobs think are bullshit!
  • Yanet Garcia Is The World's Hottest Weather Girl - If Yanet Garcia here looks familiar, it's because she became famous for being the world's hottest weather girl after that video of her doing the forecast went viral last month. And now here's the Mexican hottie delivering the weather from Times Square, looking even hotter.
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  • Hottest Babes on the Internet #70 - Which one is hottest? ;-)
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Turn your Smartphone into a 3D Hologram - tech
(hx) 07:17 AM EDT - Aug,02 2015 - Post a comment
Bored of New Apps? This is my tutorial on how to turn your phone into a Hologram Projector!

For The King Teaser Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:52 AM EDT - Aug,02 2015 - Post a comment
For The King looks to be an RPG with a striking art style and turn-based combat taking inspiration from NetHack, Ultima and early Final Fantasy. Its also the first project from IronOak Games, some of whose team members have worked on Ryse, Need for Speed, Dead Rising 2, Sleeping Dogs and Turok.

Akrham Knight Mod - Be The Butler - mod&map
(hx) 03:36 AM EDT - Aug,02 2015 - Post a comment
A new Batman: Arkham Knight mod lets players clean up the streets of Gotham as Batman's butler/mentor Alfred Pennyworth. Unfortunately his move set is very limited as he can't counter-attack, use environmental takedowns or dual takedowns, but what do you expect? He's a butler.

Arkham Knight is still in purgatory on PC where it was suspended from sale for being too buggy. Apparently the issues are so extensive that it will take until autumn to sort out.
 Gameguru Mania News - Aug,01 2015 - all
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 09:39 AM EDT - Aug,01 2015 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals.
  • Death to Spies - $1.79 (70% off)
  • Faces of War - $1.79 (70% off)
  • Other games in's Weekend Stratagems sale, including Men of War and Total Annihilation games, can be found here.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console - $28.48 (29% off)
  • Redragon M601 CENTROPHORUS-2000 DPI Gaming Mouse for PC - $13.99 (77% off)
  • Fast & Furious 6-Movie Collection (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet) - $36.59 (54% off)
  • Spice & Wolf: Complete Series (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) - $30 (45%)
  • Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Mouse - $29.95 (50%)
  • HP Slate 17-l010 All-in-One (Snow White) (Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat) - $223.20 (53%)
SUPERHOT Enters Beta Stage - movie
(hx) 03:11 AM EDT - Aug,01 2015 - Post a comment
Yhe SUPERHOT Team has just announced that SUPERHOT has entered its beta phase. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released the first gameplay trailer of this unique first-person shooter. SUPERHOT is an FPS game where time moves only when you move!

King's Quest 2015 PC Gameplay 1080p - movie
(psolord) 02:25 AM EDT - Aug,01 2015 - Post a comment
Activision has resurrected a 32-year-old game series. The first chapter of the episodic King's Quest is out now. It's called A Knight To Remember, and is available to buy in standalone and season pass form.

The game is to be released in five parts, with an optional playable Epilogue only included in King's Quest: The Complete Collection edition.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,31 2015 - all
Total War: WARHAMMER Developer Walkthrough - preview
(hx) 04:48 PM EDT - Jul,31 2015 - Post a comment
This spectacular scripted battle taken from pre-alpha game code, formed the basis for this year's Total War: WARHAMMER E3 press demo and depicts a mighty clash between the forces of the Empire led by Emperor Karl Franz and a Greenskin horde led by Orc Warboss Grimgor Ironhide. This full and unedited capture of the demo, accompanied by developer commentary, offers an early glimpse at some of the fantastical battlefield units, spells, war machines, and monstrous creatures that will appear in the final game. The Battle of Black Fire Pass will feature in Total War: WARHAMMER as a Quest Battle, available specifically to Karl Franz, and is just one of the many unique missions you can undertake as you progress through the Grand Campaign.

Worms WMD announced - briefly
(hx) 12:01 PM EDT - Jul,31 2015 - Post a comment
Team17 has announced two new Worms titles which are set to be fully unveiled at Gamescom 2015. Worms WMD will allow players to "use exciting new vehicles and enter buildings which add new strategic elements of gameplay to the traditional wormy warfare." As of yet, the game has only been announced for Xbox One and PC with an "early 2016" release mentioned. Worms 4, meanwhile, is described as the "definitive handheld Worms experience" and will feature an "enriched look and improved design for mobile." The game will focus on "smaller landscapes, smaller teams, and shorter match length, making action packed battles easily doable whilst on the go." Worms 4 will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in August 2015.

Zombi Coming To The PC On August 18th - briefly
(hx) 07:14 AM EDT - Jul,31 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Ubisoft today announced the development of Zombi, an upgrade of the acclaimed survival-horror game, coming as a digital download for current-gen consoles and PC on August 18th.

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Arma 3 - Developer Diary - preview
(hx) 04:41 PM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Bohemia Interactive released a special Arma 3 developer diary video, providing more details on Tanoa - the new terrain featured in the upcoming Arma 3 expansion, which is scheduled for release in the first half of 2016. In the developer diary, Arma 3's Creative Director Jay Crowe and Project Lead Joris-Jan van 't Land discuss how the devteam came to a South Pacific destination, describe some of the key characteristics and points of interest on Tanoa, and reflect on development so far and the roadmap ahead.

Total War: Warhammer - Gameplay Walkthrough - preview
(hx) 04:39 PM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment
SEGA and The Creative Assembly have released a gameplay walkthrough video for Total War: WARHAMMER. Accompanied with developer commentary, this scripted battle demo is taken from work-in-progress code and depicts a desperate clash between the forces of the Empire led by Emperor Karl Franz and a Greenskin horde led by Orc Warboss Grimgor Ironhide.

Demons Age cRPG coming to PC - briefly
(hx) 04:36 PM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment
Bigmoon Entertainment has announced Demons Age is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for Q1 2016 release. Demons Age brings together the characteristics of a classic turn-based RPG with modern graphics as players will tackle their adventure as either a single character or a party. Players will fight through dangerous opponents while exploring ancient ruins, mystical places, and dungeons. Each player's journey will start as they wash ashore along the coast of a war-ridden peninsula, known as the Peninsula of Moragon. In classic turn-based roleplaying fashion, players will set up their character and later hire a party of diverse characters, each with their own secrets and backstory.

How Windows 10 Ruined Solitaire - briefly
(hx) 03:09 PM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment / read (5)
Solitaire is one of the most popular Windows games in existence. However, the Windows 10 version of Solitaire is surprisingly terrible. At first, the Microsoft Solitaire Collection sounds like a slight improvement on the classic card game. It includes five variations of Solitaire along with Daily Challenges to give you a sense of progression while playing. The game also sports leaderboards and touchscreen controls. However, there's a big problem: advertising. While Solitaire Collection is free with Windows 10, you'll be periodically subjected to full-screen video ads :-( If you don't want to see these advertisements, Microsoft has a terrible solution to offer you. If you pay $1.50 a month or $10 for a year for Premium membership, you won't have to watch these ads.
Act of Aggression - Super-Weapons Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:48 PM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment
Where diplomacy fails, nuclear war prevails in Act of Aggression's dramatic new super-weapons trailer, showcasing the intimidating nuclear arsenals of all the techno-thriller factions in the new RTS from Eugen Systems, coming to PC on September 2!

Just Cause 3 - Developer Diary #1 - preview
(hx) 02:30 AM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Avalanche Studios and Square Enix released the first developer diary for Just Cause 3.

Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut Video - movie
(hx) 02:29 AM EDT - Jul,30 2015 - Post a comment
Neocore Games has released the overview trailer for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut, showcasing all of its features. As the team noted, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing trilogy was developed with the help of its community over the years. Van Helsing: Final Cut is the extended and refined version of all three games combined in one big Action RPG offering a 50-hour campaign and deep endgame.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut will be released in September 2015, and will continue to provide content for a long time to come. It will be a standalone title on Steam, priced $44.99. Anyone who owns all three games in the trilogy already, will get the game for free.
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