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Comment Re:Call me a fanboi or whatever but... (Score 1) 563

Not true. This is from a twitter chat with the devs just a few weeks ago, on April 30:

Q: For several Australian players at a LAN, who have logged into a custom Battle.net game, will the game be local once initiated?

A: You'll be connected through Battle.net. However, we're locating game servers more strategically to allow the best possible game experience from where you play. For Australia we are by default routing games through the Oceanic region which should provide a much lower latency experience.


Building Left 4 Dead Maps With Google Sketchup 44

notthatwillsmith writes "If you're a fan of Left 4 Dead and you've ever wanted to build a zombie-filled map of your hometown, office or grocery store, Maximum PC just posted a how-to that shows you how to convert photos of real-world locations into ready-to-play L4D 1 or 2 maps. It's everything you need to know in order to kill zombies with your friends — in the comfort of your own backyard."

Comment Re:Why pay more? (Score 1) 216

Troll?or just a Dick?-- You are the reasons [evil] corporations act the way they do.

If VW offered jettas for 100$ and you only gave them that, they would be out of business and then noone would ever offer a car that low again.

So how much did you donate to your dealer above the minimum asking price last time you bought a car?

I feel tremendously bad if you teach your kids the same sentiment: "lie/cheat/steal/abuse/take/copy do what ever it takes to get what you want in life w/o regard for others"

I feel tremendously bad if you teach your kids "if you think a price for something is too low, pay more!"


Submission + - CARS.gov EULA Allows the Government to Own Your PC 1

54mc writes: "Glen Beck today revealed what a close inspection of the End User License Agreement for the CARS system contains. From the EULA, "This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government." The EULA goes on to include other specific aspects of what exactly belongs to the computer.Will this be yet another issue for the already troubled system?

This is of course, yet another example of EULAs that no one reads going way too far."

Comment Re:I felt totally disappointed with HL2 (Score 1) 113

It may have just been a matter of timing, but I was totally disappointed in HL2. All that hype and anticipation during that long wait

And the long wait continues. It's been nearly 2 years since Episode 2 came out and they haven't released a single iota of information about Episode 3 yet. I can only assume because they don't have anything to show. And to think that they went with the episodic format to make releases faster.

Comment Re:I loved this (Score 1) 52

Eclipsed in the fact that Valve keeps releasing updates for TF2 and not CS:S, but not eclipsed at all with player base size. CS:S still has the most players of any Steam game by far. If you add up the people playing CS:S and the original CS, it has more players than all the other Steam games combined. http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

Submission + - Ubisoft Announces New Casual Games

Anonymous Coward writes: "As a means of furthering it's offerings to the casual games market, French publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that the company is currently developing a series of new titles for Nintendo's DS and Wii consoles, due for release later this year. Titled My Coach, the games will be a series of interactive learning titles, the first of which is due out on DS and Wii this autumn. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot commented, "Ubisoft has a proven track record of publishing and creating videogames for non-traditional gaming audiences, with multimillion-selling brands like Petz and Rayman.""

Submission + - IT industry has failed in desktop security

prasannaGautam writes: ""The IT industry has failed when it comes to desktop security for all major operating systems, a security specialist told delegates attending a conference in Australia." Obviously, since "desktop" predominantly implies M$'s version, it sucks... but does it really hold true for the whole industry?"

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