Monthly Archives: August 2012

Planetside 2 beta stats sum up front line fatalities: 535m shots fired, 6.3m players dead

Planetside 2 beta players have been working hard to obliterate each other for the past few weeks. According to stats that SOE sent over, the average beta tester puts in two hours of active service a day. More than eight … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch the PC Gamer PAX Megapanel livestream here at 2:30 pm PDT!

Join us live at PAX Prime in Seattle today for the PC Gamer Megapanel, featuring a discussion on “The Incredible, Uncertain Future of Storytelling” with the super-creative minds of Jake Solomon (XCOM: Enemy Unknown), Dean “Rocket” Hall (DayZ), Greg Kasavin … Read the rest of this entry

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Purported Nokia Lumia 820, 920 Pureview pics arrive on Twitter

Our old friend, the @evleaks Twitter account is back, claiming that it’s gotten the first official shots of Nokia’s Lumia 820 and 920 with Pureview. The terse tweets claim that the 820 is a 4.3-inch handset, while the 4.5-inch 920 … Read the rest of this entry

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Pac-12 Conference streams come to iPad, fuel that Big Game rivalry on the road

Cal and Stanford fans away from home no longer have to huddle around their laptops if they want to learn who’s one-upping who. The Pac-12 Conference has just launched an iPad app for its authenticated Pac-12 Now service: as long … Read the rest of this entry

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Tribes: Ascend awarding double XP starting tomorrow

Experience gained from Tribes: Ascend matches in public and custom servers will be doubled starting tomorrow and lasting until Tuesday, a perfect excuse for some Labor Day CTF and a string of Shazbots directed at the nefarious moving flag in … Read the rest of this entry

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PAX 2012: 1UP Events You Won’t Want to Miss

alt=”pax” src=”http://www.1up.com/media/03/9/5/2/lg/400.jpg”> The Penny Arcade Expo is set to launch this weekend, and the city of Seattle preparing itself for an onslaught of all things gaming. Of course, 1UP is going to be there in full force to cover this … Read the rest of this entry

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PAX Prime 2012 Contest: StreetPass with 1UP and Win New Super Mario Bros. 2!

You’ll find all four 1UP editors at many places during this year’s PAX — in fact, we’ve assembled a handy list! But due to our crazy schedules, you’ll rarely find us all at a single location. To help celebrate our … Read the rest of this entry

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Japan considers using social networks in disaster situations

Emergency services are embracing technology as new ways to investigate, send alerts and receive reports of crises. And now, the Japanese are looking at social networks to support communication in disaster scenarios, especially when traditional services fail. The local Fire … Read the rest of this entry

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Crusader Kings 2: Legacy of Rome expansion lets you flex your Byzantium Maximus

The real Byzantine Empire lasted for over a millennium and stretched across the Mediterranean nations as a powerful autocracy, but that’s only because it didn’t spend a devilishly long time figuring out Crusader Kings 2′s multiplicative complexity. Of course, Paradox’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Spec Ops: The Line dev lashes out at “cancerous” multiplayer mode pushed by 2K

The lead designer of Spec Ops: The Line, Cory Davis has been talking to Polygon about the game’s multiplayer mode. He claims that it was an unwanted, uncared for, tacked on addition that undermined the gravity of the single player … Read the rest of this entry

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