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First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - 5 free games join forces! Free Game Alliance (freegamealliance.com)

LucaP writes: A handful of free games decided to join forces in a formal alliance, with the formula of "one game per genre". The idea behind the alliance is to focus open source developer's efforts on a smaller number of games to increase the chance of success of volunteer projects. To be part of the alliance the projects have to meet certain requirements, like an OSI approved license for source code and have an open development cycle and have the potential to be a leader in their genre.
DRM

Submission + - Capcom announces unreplayable game (dvice.com) 3

Hatta writes: Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will be an experience that can be completed once per customer. Using a single, unwipable save slot Capcom ensures that a second hand customer gets a second rate experience. If you buy this game used, you will be stuck with the previous owner's progress, unable to start the game fresh.
Security

Submission + - Anonymous Puts US Counter Terrorist Program Online (itproportal.com)

siliconbits writes: The disbanding of Lulzsec coincided with hacking brotherhood Anonymous releasing another set of files which includes documents and links to security and hacking resources on the internet, many of them free, various template letters, hacking and counter hacking tools as well as the addresses of FBI bureaus in the US. The 654MB ISO file (SENTINEL Security Utilities — Cyberterrorism Defense and Analysis Center) is now widely available online and seems to have come from the US FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Counter Terrorism Defence Initiative training program.
Sony

Submission + - How can people still purchase Sony products? (makezine.com) 1

computerwiz_222 writes: "I mean seriously. This is the final straw in my decision not to purchase Sony products.

I look at Apple and applaud them in comparison to Sony these days. Apple doesn't like jailbreak but they aren't vocal about it. They don't put people in jail for this. They hire people from the jailbreak community.

I look at Sony and ask myself why I would ever purchase a Sony product again. They are being too loud about these issues.

If you look back at the Playstation 1 and 2, there were plenty of mod chips on the market that allowed the user to run unsigned code on the platform. I didn't hear of any arrests or jail time for this.

I really want to hear what the community has to say about this."

Sony

Submission + - War on makers (makezine.com)

GeekyMonkey writes: Make blog author Phillip Torrone posted today concerning sony's ongoing legal actions against hackers, makers, and tinkerer's:
"Congrats to SONY – Now 50% of the DMCAs on GitHub AND German Kid Who Installed Linux on PS3 Going to Prison"

Games

Submission + - Women Remain The Ignored Audience In Gaming (industrygamers.com)

donniebaseball23 writes: Research firm Interpret has released its new report, “Games and Girls: Video Gaming’s Ignored Audience”, which finds that while the female audience in gaming has grown, games tailored to their needs and preferences continue to go missing. Women represent 50% of the market and their usage of HD consoles like Xbox 360 and PS3 is rising. "It remains to be seen whether developers and marketers will effectively invest in understanding and exploiting the undertapped female gaming market," said Courtney Johnson, analyst for Intrepret.

Submission + - LA Times defends software patent troll (latimes.com)

dkegel writes: "Remember PanIP, the outfit that was suing e-commerce sites back in 2002 and dropped their suit after the Patent Office invalidated the patents? Well, the LA Times has written a sympathetic story casting him as the underdog.
It seems that the LA columnist isn't aware of the debate over software patents.

I emailed him just now explaining it a bit, linked to ./'s articles and wikipedia's articles on the lawsuits, and suggested he do a followup article showing the other side of the story.

(A few more emails to the guy might help drive the point home, but please don't send him hate mail, he's just a journalist trying to do his job, and vitriol would probably make him think that the Evil Conspiracy Against The Inventor was real and still active.)"

Security

Submission + - Best password storage method 2

WhoDatBe writes: I want to start using a password storage system. I (like everyone else, most likely) find myself using the same password over and over for sites all over the place. I have a few that I use that are more secure for work related stuff, but even then I find myself duplicating the same passwords. I would like to start using random passwords for everything, but that means having some means to safely store them. What do others in the SD community use for storing and tracking passwords?
First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Ars Technica review slams Duke Nukem Forever (arstechnica.com) 1

Kethinov writes: "Ars Technica writes one of their most negative reviews of a game in a long time referring to Duke Nukem Forever as "barely playable" and "one of the worst games from a major studio in quite some time. The jokes border on hateful. The graphics are a blurry mess. The shooting is unsatisfying." Their verdict? Skip this one."

Submission + - Is doing open source work,etc doing charity work?

Rovastar writes: Recently a friend/work colleague was doing some charity work and asked if I did any. Now I sometime do charity work but rarely but I do give up my free time to work on online tech forums, open source or free projects, etc and I suppose since it was asked I do consider this work a social cause even if I do enjoy it and get something out of it myself.

Is it egotistical to claim this is charity? Helping others less well off (knowledge wise) then myself by giving tech support...

Do you consider this charity helping out in this tech way from open source or tech forums to wikipedia or openstreetmap updates and would you ever describe it as such?
Education

Submission + - Linux support in Universities (rmit.edu.au)

An anonymous reader writes: I study Computer Science at a university in Melbourne, Australia. I recently went to a "Directions of IT" seminar run
by our central IT department, where students were invited to discuss issues with the senior management of IT.

During discussion about proposed changes to our campus-wide wireless network, I asked if the new system would support Macs,
Linux and other Operating Systems. Several of the managers laughed at this question, and one exclaimed "Linux!" as if it
was the punchline to a joke. The head of IT at least treated my question seriously, but I didn't get a concrete answer.

So, I would like to Ask Slashdot: Does your university/college provide support for Linux/BSD/etc users to connect to the
on-campus wireless? How does IT support Linux users generally? Have IT staff ever ridiculed you for asking questions about Linux?

Submission + - Ask Slashdot : MacOSX cross-compiler

FithisUX writes: After some failed attempt I would like to ask the Slashdoter community if there are any directions (or projects) on how to create a MacOSX 10.6 cross-compiling environment from Ubuntu (e.g. 11.04) targeting x86 and/or x86-64.
Games

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever Leaked to BitTorrent (torrentfreak.com)

jjp9999 writes: "After 14 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever was leaked to BitTorrent just a week before its official June 14 release. Notably, the same thing happened to Half Life 2 before its release and it didn't noticeably affect sales, but by giving gamers an early taste of whether the game lives up to the hype, the leak could make or break the game."

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