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Role Playing (Games)

Torchlight II Announced For 2011 85

Runic Games has announced a sequel to the popular action RPG Torchlight, planned for release in Spring 2011. One notable improvement from the first game is Torchlight II's inclusion of online co-op play, with LAN support and a matchmaking system. "The sequel will feature an updated version of the Torchlight editor, randomized overworld areas complete with weather effects, random dungeons, a selection of pets, fishing, limitless loot, and a retirement system which will allow users to retire an older character and bestow some benefits of it to a newly created character." An MMO set in the Torchlight world is still in development.

Submission + - exposes subscriber list (

houseofmore writes: "In an e-mail promoting their new contact sync service, mistakenly published over 10,000 of their customers e-mail addresses by admittedly using using the 'CC' field, rather then 'BBC' when sending the e-mail blast. President Mark Swanson responded several hours later with a brief apology saying the problem had been fixed, and wont happen again. How liable are these types of services when they breach their own privacy policies?"

Comment Re:ISPUK apparently (Score 5, Informative) 238

does this not break privacy laws?

I think so! Under my understanding of the UK Data Protection Act (IANAL), this would have to be an opt-in scheme via a tick box on the contract. It used to be opt-out but this was changed.

Under the terms of the law an organization may not share personal data to another party without your consent. It's a pretty decent law, I don't know how the hell it got passed.


Submission + - MediaDefender (MiiVi) Emails Leaked (

redct writes: "TorrentLeak has acquired near 700MB of internal emails from MediaDefender. When TorrentFreak reported that MediaDefender was running the video site (site dead), MediaDefender said otherwise. But now, take this email gem: "From: Ben Grodsky Looks like the domain transfer has screwed us over: " Reply? "This is really f*cked. Let's pull miivi offline.""
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Submission + - Puzzling Wikipedia edits on wrestler's murder (

glesga_kiss writes: An interesting article on wikinews points to edits of WWE Wrestler Chris Benoit's page on wikipedia suggesting foreknowledge of the murder. Edits from an IP in Connecticut, later followed by one from a wifi provider in Australia state that he cancelled an engagement due to the death of his wife. These were posted 13 hours prior to the polices discovery of the bodies after concerned family members asked the police to check up on him after erratic behaviour. A member of the Wikimedia Foundation has suggested that the IP address quite likely belongs to the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

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