Monthly Archives: November 2012

New agreement lets Facebook and Zynga play the field, still shack up

It wasn’t so long ago that Facebook and Zynga were making beautiful music (and money) together, but it seems that each is now looking for a bit of fresh air in the relationship, according to Reuters. A new agreement will … Read the rest of this entry

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PSA: Far Cry 3 servers currently down

Oh dear. Rock, Paper, Shotgun report that Far Cry 3′s servers are currently down. We’ve had a quick look ourselves and yes, it looks like Uplay’s throwing a tantrum. While Ubisoft have dropped their previous always-online DRM requirement, the Uplay … Read the rest of this entry

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Ron Gilbert on Disney: “It should be me that owns Monkey Island”

Disney’s recent acquisition of Lucasfilm scored it more than the Star Wars franchise: it also picked up LucasArts and its catalog of games, including Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, landmarks of Double Fine designer Ron Gilbert’s career. While discussing his … Read the rest of this entry

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Dishonored Proves Gambling on Original IP Can Still Pay Off

Listen to what many industry executives have to say, and you’d be led to believe original intellectual property doesn’t sell well late in a console cycle. The time to introduce a new IP supposedly comes when new consoles are launched; … Read the rest of this entry

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Firmware updates for Pioneer AV receivers add HTC Connect music streaming compatibility

Pioneer flirted with HTC Connect earlier in the year, and now the relationship is getting more serious with firmware upgrades to Pioneer’s AV receivers adding compatibility for the DLNA streaming tech. Fresh firmware is available now for the majority of … Read the rest of this entry

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Ubisoft release “critical” day-one patch for Far Cry 3

With Far Cry 3 launching tomorrow, Ubisoft have released a day one (technically a day minus-one) “critical update” to fix various issues in the game. According to them, the patch “needs to be installed in order to benefit from an … Read the rest of this entry

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PlanetSide 2 client-side mods will result in bans

If you were planning on letting your modding imagination run wild with PlanetSide 2, keep this in mind: you probably shouldn’t. According to a post on the official PlanetSide 2 forum, a Sony representative has warned users that any client-side … Read the rest of this entry

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Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden sequel slams onto Kickstarter

Tales of Game’s (the apostrophe is intentional) are Kickstarting their follow-up to the free RPG Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. Billed as the second chapter of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: … Read the rest of this entry

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Large Hadron Collider may have produced a previously undetected form of matter

Teams at the Large Hadron Collider must be developing a knack for producing tangible evidence of theoretical particles. After orchestrating 2 million collisions between lead nuclei and protons, like the sort you see above, the collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid group … Read the rest of this entry

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Rhapsody intros SongMatch for Android, helps you discover tunes with a simple tap

There’s certainly no doubt that Rhapsody usually delivers the latest and greatest to the Android crowd first, before eventually taking its on-demand goods elsewhere. Now, not long since completely redesigning its official application on Mountain View’s mobile OS, the music … Read the rest of this entry

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