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DRM

+ - Filtered, Minimal-DRM, Indie Game Service Enters Beta->

shinyloot writes: Shiny Loot, a new distribution platform primarily focused on indie titles, has entered beta today. The core of the platform is the ability to search and filter over 100 parameters to find new games with minimal to no DRM. The service caters to PC, Mac, and Linux gamers and has 200 titles available for purchase at this time.
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Digital

+ - Improving How Gamers Find New Indie Games->

shinyloot writes: "Shiny Loot, a soon-to-launch Austin based digital distribution site offers a new alternative to finding, researching, and purchasing games. With a focus on working with independent developers, games at Shiny Loot list up to four unique traits which can be cross referenced with genres and setting, providing over a hundred individual options for the user.

To complement a customer centric approach built around filters and traits, Shiny Loot provides a marketplace with minimal DRM. Outside of simple key validation, no other DRM is set to accompany titles found on Shiny Loot. Publishers with a strong commitment to that mentality, many of which are independent developers, are the core of Shiny Loot's launch base.

The company will undergo a closed registration beta test on January 29, 2013. The site will be fully functional, including purchase, but limited by access codes distributed through specific partners."

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Portables

+ - Razer Unveils World's First Gaming Tablet

adeelarshad82 writes: A year after Razer tantalized us all with a concept device codenamed Project Fiona, the company has unveiled the Razer Edge, the world's first tablet designed exclusively for high-end gaming. With the help of crowdsourcing endeavor of tapping into Razer's fanbase for input on everything from chipset to physical dimensions, "Project Fiona" has morphed from concept to full-blown reality. The Razer Edge is a 10.1-inch device which weighs a shade under 2 pounds and measures only 0.8-inch thick. The device comes in two models, Base and Pro. The Base model sports an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB RAM, and a 64GB SSD, whereas the Pro comes configured with a beefier Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, and the option for either a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Both models feature a USB 3.0 port, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and both run on a full version of Windows 8 with Intel architecture, in turn allowing PC games to run natively on the Edge without the need to be ported or optimized.

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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