Monthly Archives: October 2012

Crusader Kings II DLC sacrifices history, adds Aztec invasion of Europe

Yeah, you read that headline right. I was just as confused about the announcement of Sunset Invasion, the latest DLC for Crusader Kings II releasing on November 15, as you were…at first. To quote from the official release: “In the … Read the rest of this entry

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Star Wars: The Old Republic update will add enhanced shader effects

As I trudge across Star Wars: The Old Republic’s planets, my cyborg boots regularly cake themselves with the prismatic mulch of various alien grasses. Despite being a pervasive prop, foliage usually doesn’t get much attention, but that’s not the destiny … Read the rest of this entry

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The kills come alive with the sound of Hitman: Absolution

Selecting a soundtrack for life isn’t easy. You need music for riding the bus, shopping for groceries, or sitting around listening to other music. Hitman: Absolution’s Agent 47 lives a life of luxury in that regard, as his handlers over … Read the rest of this entry

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Mobilicity upgrade to 21Mbps HSPA+ goes live with throttled service to match

Sometimes the leaks are uncannily accurate. As we’d seen just days ago, Mobilicity has flicked on its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, giving customers of the alternative Canadian carrier up to three times the speed of before if they’re using new $ … Read the rest of this entry

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Asustek Q3 net profits said to be up 43 percent to $230 million thanks to Nexus 7, convertibles

Asustek has just painted a pretty Q3 financial picture, showing a 43 percent jump in net profits — $ 230 million compared to $ 160 million last year, according to the WSJ. Gross revenue also climbed 9 percent to around … Read the rest of this entry

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Meteor expects League of Legends-like success for Hawken, receives $18 million in funding

Hawken publisher Meteor Entertainment definitely recognizes the appeal of smashing bipedal robots together, which is why CEO Mark Long told GeekWire he hopes the upcoming multiplayer mech-mania will supersede reigning crowd-pleaser League of Legends in both popularity and revenue, boldly … Read the rest of this entry

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Steve Ballmer returns triumphantly to Microsoft ads for Windows Phone 8, now with less Crazy Eddie (video)

The last time we saw Steve Ballmer star in a commercial for Microsoft, he was extolling the virtues of a 286-based PC running the glory that was Windows 1.0 — in 1986. You can imagine the surprise we got 26 … Read the rest of this entry

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Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!

Google undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $ 399 starting price just tilted price-performance balance in a different direction than we’d seen … Read the rest of this entry

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Five iPhone 5s in five days: win a black Verizon iPhone 5 and two cases, courtesy of Seidio!

Whether or not you’re having a case of the Mondays, you have to admit that this is a pretty solid way to start off the week. Amidst the swarm of tech news coming out today, we’re kicking off a full … Read the rest of this entry

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The 25 best Skyrim mods – updated

Want to know what Skyrim looks like when you install 200 mods at random? Find out in our eye-opening, eye-bleaching diary: Skyrim: Week of Madness.) Skyrim mods are amazing. In the two months since release, thousands of mods have been … Read the rest of this entry

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