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Diablo III, which is currently undergoing closed beta testing, has been pushed to an Early 2012 release date.

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Square Enix has announced that it will be releasing several classic jRPGs such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy Legends for the Android and iOS platforms. This announcement at the TGS comes at the heels of the news of the Square Enix Marketplace for the Android. Quite a bunch of retro jRPG lovers are pleased at this announcement.

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We have all heard about the Low Orbit Ion Cannon – a deceptively powerful, yet quite simple tool for bombarding a server with meaningless data until all its resources are used to answer the bombarding queries instead of serving pages, commonly known as a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Now, Anonymous has developed its own DoS tool, calling it RefRef.

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Valve has promoted their beta “Steam Trade” platform to a full-fledged feature on their Steam client. Users of Steam can now trade Team Fortress 2 and Spiral Knights items as well as Steam Gifts with one another from the ease of their gaming couches.

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Bethesda Softworks is suing Mojang over the trademark name of “Scrolls”. Apparently it is entirely due to overzealous lawyers, but we do not yet know much about it.

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The popular multiplayer RPG/Strategy hybrid Heroes of Newerth has officially gone Free to Play (F2P) as of today with a decent enough plan to keep previously paying players and green newbies both happy with it. With a three-tiered user program and additional heroes to be featured on the game, Heroes of Newerth looks to take on existing F2P games such as League of Legends and the phenomenal Defense of the Ancients (DotA) with its own brand.

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Dragon Age II has been removed from Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam. This comes on the eve of the launch of the new downloadable content (DLC) “Legacy” for the troubled role playing game.

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The Humble Indie Bundle is Back Again With Five Great Games!

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 is on! The DRM-free indie games on offer are Cogs, Hammerfight, And Yet It Moves, VVVVVV and Crayon Physics Deluxe. Set your own price and buy the Humble Indie Bundle today!

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LulzSec and Anonymous have joined hands to set sail against PayPal. Apparently the money exchange giant has a lot of security holes that have not been plugged. The two hacktivist groups have taken it upon themselves to avenge Wikileaks.

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Gangs of Glasgow is a mod for Mount & Blade. It makes light of the football riots and general unruly nature of the city of Glasgow in 1980. This has been picked up by the local moral police of Glasgow and the mod is under police investigation.

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Chantelise (the English version) is the localization of a great action RPG from 2006. Unlike the previous localization, Recettear, Carpe Fulgur’s new game has a full 3D over-the-shoulder perspective. The demo is out – go play Chantelise!

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Online gaming in China is very big. However, addiction does not become more numbing than this. A young couple in southern China sold off their three children to fund their video game obsession.

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Scaled Down Middle-Earth in Minecraft

Minecraft Middle Earth is an ongoing project by many Tolkien fans to recreate Middle Earth in Minecraft. The result is a gorgeous scaled down living world of Tolkien’s legendary epic.

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DotA 2 is an upcoming game from Valve. It is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients, a custom scenario for Warcraft III. It is being developed by the same programmer who used to head the programming of the original mod.

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It seems the Lulz Boat has set sail once again, shaking off its allegedly permanent anchorage. LulzSec has hacked yet another of Rupert Murdoch’s holdings – The Sun – and also put up a parody story of his death by palladium ingestion on a Times dummy page.

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