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Duke Nukem Forever escapes Australian censors

dotarray Confirmed (1 comments)

The Australian Classification Board has since confirmed that yes, this is indeed the return of the Duke - all set for a release in Australia in May.

more than 3 years ago
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Duke Nukem Forever re-announced at PAX

dotarray Oops (1 comments)

...it's not actually finished yet (jumped the gun on that one), but it *is* playable on the showfloor.

more than 3 years ago
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Call of Duty: Black Ops announced

dotarray Good luck, Treyarch... (1 comments)

...you thought there was pressure to perform *before*?

more than 4 years ago

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Blizzard deploys Australian servers for Heroes of the Storm

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about three weeks ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Blizzard is making itself right at home in Australia, deploying a bunch of new game servers Down Under. This time, they're for upcoming MOBA release Heroes of the Storm, and the new speedy service should result in a smoother gameplay experience for fans in both Australia and New Zealand."
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Second Life sequel to use Oculus Rift

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about a month ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "It's been a while since we've heard from the team at Linden Lab, but the company's been secretly preparing to make a major comeback. CEO Ebbe Altberg has confirmed that a sequel to Second Life is in development, scheduled to hit public beta testing in 2015 — and it'll use the Oculus Rift VR headset."
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US President Obama talks about The Witcher

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 2 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "U.S. President Barack Obama has included The Witcher when asked his favourite things about Poland. He's in the country on a quick trip, and draws direct comparisons between the CD Projekt RED RPG and Poland on a larger scale."
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Pirated Watch_Dogs reportedly contains Bitcoin miner

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 2 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "A torrent file claiming to be an early version of Watch_Dogs has leaked onto the internet days before the game's release, but it seems that gamers grabbing the file are getting more than they bargained for. A Bitcoin miner has been tucked into the archive, meaning that someone's potentially making big bucks off impatient pirates."
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Blizzard registers trademark for Overwatch

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Blizzard has let slip a teeny detail about just what it might be working on. A new trademark registration suggests that there's more going on at the studio than just the games we know about, and all the signs point to this being a very interesting development indeed. Could it finally be the shooter we've been hoping for?"
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5yr old exposes serious Xbox One security flaw

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Last December, Kristoffer Von Hassel worked out a way of logging into his father's Xbox Live account to play games. His parents, who had set up the built-in passworded parental controls to prevent exactly that, were curious."
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Valve makes a move on mobile platforms

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Even though the announcement only mentions one game — the original Portal — and not its sequel, it marks an exciting milestone: This is the first time Valve has moved into the mobile space — the Shield is powered by Android. This suggests the Source Engine is happy to run on ARM processors, meaning that other Source games could potentially also make the leap to other ARM devices like mobile phones and tablets."
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Source Engine now runs on ARM devices

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 4 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve bringing Portal to the Android-powered Nvidia Shield marks the first time Valve has moved into the mobile space. This suggests the Source Engine is happy to run on ARM processors, meaning that other Source games could potentially also make the leap."
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Gabe Newell responds to claims Valve Anti Cheat is scanning your DNS cache

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve has stepped up to answer allegations that the company's anti-cheat system was scanning users' internet history. Rather than a simple, sanitised press release or a refusal to comment on "rumours and innuendo", Valve CEO and gaming hero Gabe Newell has personally responded."
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Report: Valve anti-cheat scans your DNS history

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 5 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve is looking at your browsing history right now, if a recent report is to be believed. It seems that the company's Valve Anti Cheat system (VAC) reportedly looks at all the domains you have visited, and if it finds that you've frequented hack sites, you'll be banned without question."
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Steam Music now accepting beta signups

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 6 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "Valve continues in its quest for world domination with the announcement of Steam Music, soon to be a part of SteamOS, Big Picture and — eventually — the desktop Steam client. Promising a way for you to "Listen to your music collection while you play games", beta signups are open now."
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No Australian servers for Titanfall

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 6 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "In disappointing news, it seems that Titanfall will not have dedicated servers in Australia. For a single-player game, this wouldn't be a problem, but Respawn has been busily telling us about the game's multiplayer focus."
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FTC forces Apple to refund $36m in kids' App Store debt

dotarray dotarray writes  |  about 6 months ago

dotarray (1747900) writes "After one too many parents complained about their children making expensive in-app purchases, Apple has announced it will refund at least $36 million to U.S. customers. The hardware giant will also change the way the App Store works, hopefully preventing kids from racking up huge bills in future."
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