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Italy blocks Mega after getting off of the Special 301 Report Watch List
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You knew it was going to happen, but I am honestly surprised that it has happened this soon after the special 301 report recommendations came out. Italy has decided to issue a nation-wide block of sites that are suspected of…
Developers complain about Valve security and get a reply
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Network and application security are big deals and big business these days. It seems that a day does not pass that you hear about a new breach, exploit, hack or something. This sad state has prompted a few companies to…
Crytek Engineer, Tiago Sousa, leaves for id Software and Doom 4
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The next version of Doom will be picking up some new talent to work on it in the form of Crytek Lead R&D Graphics Engineer, Tiago Sousa. In a tweet made over the weekend Sousa says that he will be…
Quakecon 2014 - The Good Within
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18 July 2014
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Quakecon 2014 - The Good Within

In case you think it's all fun and games at Quakecon... it is. But it's not all about the games. The American Red Cross is on site this year for a blood drive of all things.
More information leaks out about Dishonored 2
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18 July 2014
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More information leaks out about Dishonored 2

If there is one constant in gaming it is the sequel. All a game has to do is sell a little bit and developers will find a way to make a part two. Now, if the game is a big…
Security Flaws in Residential Routers to be shown off at SOHOplessly Broken Competition
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The P0wn2Own competition is getting s sibling. Now we are not talking about the competition sponsored by Google or even Microsoft. We are talking about a knockdown drag out competition to hammer the (lack of) security in residential and SOHO…
Microsoft Closes Xbox Entertainment Studios as Part of 14% Staff Cut
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Microsoft has announced that they will be closing the doors on their Xbox Entertainment Studio. This move is part of the recent job cuts that new CEO Satya Nadella announced. Nadella is slimming things down as part of a mobile…
Destiny Beta to run at less than 1080p on the Xbox One
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It seems that Microsoft is not getting the love from former Halo developer Bungie. Bungie is working on a new game that is aimed at next generation consoles, but instead of partnering up with their old buddies Microsoft they decided…
New Study Shows Movie Piracy Has No Statistically Significant Impact on Revenue
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We have talked about how the MPAA, RIAA and others use fantasy math to come up with the figures about how much Piracy hurts them. Usually they use these fantasy number when asking lawmakers for harsher punishments and also to…
Dropping the Kinect from the Xbox One has Doubled Sales
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This morning some news flitted across my desk that made me thing of an old TV commercial. In this ad an older man in a suit ask the question: “How do we measure success?” His response is: “One client at…
Dungeons and Dragons Enters the Digital Age with Downloadable Rules for Version 5.0
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As a kid I can remember one of my brothers bringing home a new game. This game was not like anything I had seen at the time, it consisted of three books (there was a fourth, but that came later)…
Analysts in a Frenzy over Possible New iDevices, But What is the Reality?
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Well, with all of the news about Apple’s next round of products we thought we would chime in with our…
Windows Start Menu to be in a Windows 8 Update? The Saga Continues…
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After hearing from Microsoft that the world would not see the true start menu back until the Redmond team decides to push Windows 9 out the door we are hearing a new rumor that a future update for Windows 8.x…
Microsoft to make largest staff cuts since 2009
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In the wake of the Nokia purchase Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is taking a hard look at the way Microsoft is organized and will be making some rather drastic cuts in staff. This should not come as a big surprise…
If You Do Not Have a Landline, the CDC Says You Are Probably a Drunk and Get Sick A Lot
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If you have ever wondered about the veracity of studies (any kind really) done then we have a great article for you. For many people the thought of someone putting in the time to perform a study means they will…
Will VR hurt real social interaction?
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14 July 2014
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Will VR hurt real social interaction?

Recently a comment from former Valve contractor, Fabian Giesen that VR is “bad news” brought up an interesting point. On the surface the technology has some interesting implications for making gaming, multi-media and even social networking more interactive and engaging.…