Rand Paul promises to do 'everything possible' to end the NSA's domestic surveillance programs

May 19, 2015

Republican Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) promised at a speech yesterday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that he will do "everything possible" to halt the National Security Agency's bulk surveillance and collection of phone data as the deadline for the renewal of the USA Patriot Act inches closer.

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Konami rolling the dice on gambling

May 19, 2015

The future of Konami - as you may have read here or elsewhere - is mobile, but it turns out that the company is keen on games that allow for real-world gambling too, according to Game Informer. Nevada lawmakers this week passed Senate Bill 9, which allows for new types of technologies - including video game technologies - to be incorporated into slot machines. Read more

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'Catlateral Damage' releasing May 27th

May 18, 2015

Often we write stories on Kickstarter campaigns that don't deliver to the people who put their faith in and money behind a game project, so it's nice to be able to report on one that will finally deliver.

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Appeals Court chops Apple's 2012 $930 million patent case award nearly in half

May 18, 2015

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has stripped a large portion of the money awarded to Apple in a 2012 jury verdict against Samsung, according to this Ars Technica report. The verdict originally awarded Apple $930 million in damages for Samsung's infringement of two iPhone patents.

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Chris Christie calls fears of government surveillance 'baloney'

May 18, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey governor Chris Christie will call the widespread fear of government surveillance a bunch of "baloney" in an upcoming speech to be delivered in New Hampshire today, according to Politico. Read more

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'The Witcher 3' day one update detailed

May 18, 2015

With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt already (or soon - 7:00 pm ET in the U.S.) in the hands of those who were smart enough to pre-load it, we thought now would be a good time to share what the Day One update for the game contains. As we reported last week CD Projekt is making this update available to everyone - even those who pirated the game.

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Five million copies of 'GTA V' sold in the UK

May 18, 2015

This week's numbers for retail sales in the United Kingdom via Chart-Track reveal that Grand Theft Auto V has sold over five million copies in the UK since launch - and those sales numbers apparently don't include digital sales (Steam, etc.). The last official tally from Rockstar - at the end of December 2014 - noted that 45 million copies of the game had been shipped worldwide.

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BioWare Veteran joins Microsoft to work on HoloLens

May 18, 2015

BioWare veteran and Mass Effect trilogy project director Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios as its new creative director, PC Gamer reports. Hudson will puts fair amount of his attention on Microsoft's answer to virtual reality on Xbox and Windows platforms - the augmented reality headset code named HoloLens.

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'Warfighter Engaged' kicks off charity drive to help wounded war veterans game

May 18, 2015

Military focused gaming charity Warfighter Engaged is looking to raise funds to make gaming accessible to injured war veterans through a new GoFundMe campaign called #GivingEngaged. Read more

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inXile plans 'Bard's Tale IV' Kickstarter campaign launch for June 2

May 18, 2015

Getting out in front of it by a couple of weeks developer inXile announced this morning its tentative plans to launch a crowd-funding campaign for The Bard’s Tale IV on Monday June 2nd at 6 AM PST via Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding campaign lines up with the 30th anniversary of the classic, comedic computer role-playing game series originally created by Interplay and developer Brian Fargo (who just happens to be the founder of inXile, in case you didn't know).

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North Carolina sues FCC over net neutrality rule changes

May 18, 2015

North Carolina has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its new net neutrality rules set to take effect in June, Ars Technica reports. In addition to reclassifying broadband and mobile as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act and banning certain practices (throttling, blocking certain types of traffic), the FCC preempted state laws that allow them to block municipal broadband operations. Read more

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 143

May 18, 2015

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 143), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, to your left, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss Konami's various shenanigans against the gaming community (18:08), Microsoft killing Xbox Live for testers who leaked Gears of War information and footage (32:21), and Blizzard banning WoW botters and the bot maker saying it had been beaten… (38:11)

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PSA: all the scheduled E3 press events in one place

May 15, 2015

With Sony finally confirming its E3 Expo press conference date and time, and Square Enix moving its event one hour later on June 16 to avoid a conflict with Nintendo's streaming E3 event, we have a pretty good picture of when all the major players in the industry will show off for the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next month.

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Guillermo del Toro 'shocked' by 'Silent Hills' cancelation

May 15, 2015

In an interview with IGN to promote his upcoming film Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro expressed his shock and astonishment at how roughly Konami handled both the cancelation of Silent Hills and the removal of the PT demo from PlayStation 4. del Toro, who was serving as the game director on Silent Hills, told the publication that he was surprised by the sudden cancelation of the game.

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D.C. Appeals court seeks answers from FCC on net neutrality injunction motion

May 15, 2015

The Hill reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other parties interested in seeing the new net neutrality rules implemented in early June to explain why the court should allow them to go forward.

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MattsworknameAndrew and EZK help me pull back a bit , still working on it05/22/2015 - 7:06am
ConsterI think IP is the only person here who doesn't think IP needs to dial it back several levels.05/22/2015 - 6:14am
Mattsworknamehttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/22/fec-backs-off-flirtation-with-regulating-internet/05/22/2015 - 1:34am
MattsworknameWell, on another subject, Saw this, and while I know it's fox news, thuoght I should share it05/22/2015 - 1:34am
MechaCrashYeah, even I think IP needs to dial it back.05/22/2015 - 12:35am
Mattsworknamesays05/21/2015 - 11:17pm
MattsworknameRE doc, everyone has a tendancy to let emotion get ahead of them, especially in an annoymous forum like the web. We have have those moments. Ip however has nothing but those moments. it's why I stopped responding to him, regardless of what he thinks or05/21/2015 - 11:17pm
DocMelonheadNo offense, but I see your behaviors in the comment sections uncalled for.05/21/2015 - 8:51pm
DocMelonheadHell, I could use both Goth_Skunk and IronPatriot as an example of such behavior between the two.05/21/2015 - 8:43pm
Andrew EisenMock? Ridicule? No, we're talking about serious threats and abuse, not people being cheeky or mean. Big difference.05/21/2015 - 8:42pm
DocMelonheadIn fact I see both mocks and ridicule between both the GamerGate Supporters and GamerGate Critics.05/21/2015 - 8:41pm
DocMelonheadAs for the Harassment, well, this is the internet; people will mock and ridicule whoever they want, whenever they want, at all times.05/21/2015 - 8:40pm
Mattsworknamegoth I think all media news outlets have that disclaimer05/21/2015 - 8:39pm
Andrew EisenThat's an... interesting way to interpret that.05/21/2015 - 8:36pm
Goth_SkunkAnd re BBC vs Rockstar: Ahh. I missed that. Woops!05/21/2015 - 8:33pm
Goth_SkunkAE: The entire disclaimer is a valid reason why I don't take it seriously. Particularly the part where they say "the information contained herein may not be necessarily accurate or current." Because fact-checking, like math, is haaaaaaaaard!05/21/2015 - 8:32pm
MattsworknameI take all media reporting with huge skepticism. the Mary sue Included. that said, there not as bad Jezebel.05/21/2015 - 8:27pm
DocMelonheadYou could say that the Mary Sue only interested in Gender issues in pop culture, and they only see GamerGate as a Hate group that fight for the oppressive status quo.05/21/2015 - 8:22pm
MechaCrashWell, can't blame him for not expanding on it and missing stories here. Sealioning people demanding proof of claims and then calling them liars when they provide it is busy work!05/21/2015 - 8:20pm
Andrew EisenRe: Mary Sue - Uh, why exactly? Re: Rockstar - Yep, we reported that earlier today.05/21/2015 - 8:12pm
 

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