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Submission + - NVIDIA is joining the Linux Foundation (phoronix.com)

Norsefire writes: NVIDIA is getting in bed with the Linux Foundation, along with three other to-be-announced companies, as the latest effort to expand this Linux organization. However, it's looking to be more of a mobile play for the company rather than to get in on the open-source GPU driver space by either supporting the open-source Nouveau driver project, to put out other code and documentation, or some other organized effort.

Submission + - HP announces a watch that unifies webOS devices (engadget.com)

Norsefire writes: After teasing it last year, HP's Phil McKinney has announced the 'Metal Watch', the device that will act as the aggregation point of your HP/WebOS devices. McKinney claims that it will unify your Pre, Touchpad, Notebook, Desktop and, bizarrely, your printer.

Comment Before the inevitable (Score 0, Offtopic) 175

Blizzard don't ban people for cheating in singleplayer (they also have their own cheats built in ). They ban people for cheating to unlock achievements on their multiplayer Battle.net account while playing singleplayer. Even with a banned Battle.net account you can still play singleplayer in offline mode ("Play as Guest" from the login screen).

Comment Re:Cheating makes achievements meaningless (Score 1) 138

They aren't robbing him of anything. He payed for the game and Blizzard gave him a free multiplayer account along with it. If you cheat using that multiplayer account (eg. by using a trainer to unlock achievements) they ban your multiplayer account. You can still play singleplayer in offline with a banned multiplayer account.

Comment Can people please stop repeating the SP ban crap? (Score 1) 102

It was nonsense published by a website that sold hacks and cheats, and reported on other gaming news sites. When you play in singleplayer you are logged into Battlenet for achievements, therefore by using third-party cheats in singleplayer you are unlocking achievements on your multiplayer account. Starcraft 2 HAS AN OFFLINE MODE, you click "Play as Guest" from the login screen, instead of logging into Battlenet. Blizzard are simply banning Battlenet accounts, which are they perfectly entitled to do, NOT stopping people from playing singleplayer. Starcraft 2 also has cheat codes, which disable achievements, such as godmode, unlimited minerals, instant build etc.

Comment Re:A shame I won't be playing it. (Score 1) 187

You do not need an internet connection to play SC2 in singleplayer you ignorant, gullible moron. You click "Play as Guest" from the Battle.net login screen and you are in offline mode. They are banning Battle.net accounts for cheating in online, SP mode. Having a banned Battle.net account still means you can play in offline mode. Get a clue before you spout crap like this.


Submission + - EVE Online channels in-game donations to Haiti (eveonline.com) 1

PurpleCarrot writes: Players in the MMORPG EVE Online have been encouraged to convert their virtual income into real monetary help for the Red Cross efforts in Haiti through donations of PLEXes, or game-time extensions. CCP, the developer of EVE Online, will forward 100% of the proceeds generated from donations to support Haiti. PLEXes (which extend a player's subscription for 30 days) are sold in batches of two for $34.99 in the United States, and are freely traded in the game's marketplace for ISK, the in-game currency.

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