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Steam Guard by Valve–Friendly DRM or More Intel Love?

Valve’s Steam Guard system promises a two-factor authentication system for the Steam Digital Distribution platform. However, with the keys coming from the newer Intel Core processors, AMD users and older Intel CPU users are left biting the dust. Also, how exactly will Steam Guard help with identity management, especially for games?

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Minecraft is going places; its developers are working on mobile versions and now creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) says that in the future console versions with trophies and achievements will be developed. All this before the real game has officially been released. He also says that he is surprised (O RLY, Notch?) at the amount [...]

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Courage to Resist is a Bradley Manning Support Network non profit organization. PayPal recently banned their account due to some internal policy non-compliance issue. However, PayPal unfroze their account claiming that they wanted to know if the organization was genuinely not-for-profit. Needless to say this entire chain of events looks like a PR exercise from PayPal.

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If you ever wanted to make a supercomputer in your basement then IBM’s Master Inventor Tony Pearson is there to help you. Using the concepts of the Watson supercomputer that won Jeopardy!, Pearson shows how you can make your own Watson Jr. using three x86 servers.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 had a terrible release. The game had a buggy load screen and some awful save game corruption. To apologize, Test Drive Unlimited 2′s developer Eden Games has announced that the next downloadable content for the game will be free.

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A very noted German PS3 hacker known as graf_chokolo had his house raided by German Police. Sony had apparently complained about this hacker and his work on the PlayStation 3 home console. In retaliation, graf_chokolo released the reverse engineering tools for the PS3′s virtualization software.

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Battlefield 3 is the new war game from Electronic Arts. In Battlefield 3, players will play as a US marine posted in different locations around the world. Preordering Battlefield 3 gets you the first downloadable expansion pack free!

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BEHOLD! The mighty Rhodok Lord in a massive assault! Also blotchy JPG.

Valve’s Steam client has been updated with a screenshot manager. With the Steam Screenshot manager, players can take screenies and post them online to their profile. The 1GB sync account free with every Steam account makes sure that you have ample space to publish your teabagging shots with pride.

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Abe’s Exoddus Completed by Blind Gamer

Terry Garrett, an aspiring mechanical engineer for NASA is also a pretty good Oddworld player. What’s so uncommon about this? Garrett is completely blind. He completed Abe’s Exoddus using nothing but audio cues and trial-and-error. Read on to find out more!

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Dragon Age II is all set to be the new epic Game of the Year RPG of 2011. But what does the Dragon Age II demo reveal about the real game? Find out in this first impressions story.

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Official Magicka PvP Announced!

Magicka has been one of the first sleeper hits of 2011. The funny and magical game from Arrowhead studios is also famous for its unofficial PvP matches held on the servers. The developers of Magicka have said that they will be implementing both mods and official PvP soon in the game.

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PSP Cooking Part II. Now With 100% Less Stupidity

Japanese comedy troupe Megawin show us the right way of using a PSP (or, more correctly, one of the accessories) in the Japanese kitchen.

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Microsoft’s Kinect controller has been a tremendous hit. The Kinect controller is not only being used for gaming, but it’s also being used by hackers on personal computers to create really cool applications. Microsoft saw this as an opportunity for increasing its sales, and has announced that it will release a Kinect SDK for free use.

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The SEGA Dreamcast was a wonderful little console that was sadly short lived. Nostalgic gamers still remember the quirky Dreamcast and cherish the memories of the games they played on it. Now, SEGA has published the Dreamcast Collection for the PC and Xbox 360 as an exclusive downloadable collection of four classic Dreamcast games! Go gets!

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Gears of War 3 has been dated for September 20 this year. Initially, Gears of War 3 was supposed to be released in April, 2011. However, Microsoft decided to spend the GDP of a small country in advertising it all the way till September 20.

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