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'Humble Jumbo Bundle 4' adds three more games into the mix

Game Politics - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:39pm

The latest Humble Bundle has added three more games today. The Humble Jumbo Bundle 4 lets you pay whatever you want for Mercenary Kings, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and Outland - Special Edition.

Pay more than the average price to also get The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Stanley Parable, Endless Space - Emperor Edition, and a Humble Store 25 percent off Medieval Engineers coupon (expires August 18, 2015).

Added into the mix at this tier are Screencheat, Freedom Planet, and Coin Crypt…

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Get a job: Cloud Imperium Games is hiring an Associate Producer

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:36pm

The studio chiefly responsible for Chris Roberts' crowdfunded space sim Star Citizen is looking to hire an associate producer to work alongside the rest of the Cloud Imperium team in Santa Monica, CA. ...

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Devs mod Soda Drinker Pro to help stroke survivors recover

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:26pm

Indie dev Will Brierly's sipping simulator Soda Drinker Pro has been repurposed as a physical therapy aid for stroke survivors after a chance encounter between Brierly and Myomo intern Sean Halloran. ...

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Veteran IT Journalist Worries That Online Privacy May Not Exist (Video)

Slashdot Updates - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:17pm
Tom Henderson is a long-time observer of the IT scene, complete with scowl and grey goatee. And cynicism. Tom is a world-class cynic, no doubt about it. Why? Cover enterprise IT security and other computing topics long enough for big-time industry publications like ITWorld and its IDG brethren, and you too may start to think that no matter what you do, your systems will always have (virtual) welcome mats in front of them, inviting crackers to come in and have a high old time with your data. Note: Alert readers have probably noticed that we talked with Tom about cloud security back in March. Another good interview, worth seeing (or reading).

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Bethesda can't make any more 'Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions'

Game Politics - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:00pm

If you haven't secured a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition through a pre-order somewhere, then you are officially out of luck. According to Fallout 4 maker Bethesda.

Pete Hines of Bethesda Softworks tells GameSpot that the company has hit its limit on the number of Pip-Boys it can manufacture. The facility that makes it says it ran out of capacity.

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'Humble NEOGEO Mobile Bundle' brings home the classics

Game Politics - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:50am

Want to bring back the NeoGeo but don't have a time machine or magical powers? Then you could just buy the Humble NEOGEO Mobile Bundle. This Android-only bundle lets you pay whatever you want for METAL SLUG X, METAL SLUG 2, THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97, BLAZING STAR, and GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES.

If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get METAL SLUG 3, SAMURAI SHODOWN II, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, METAL SLUG, BEAST BUSTERS featuring KOF DX, and THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98.

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Intel and Micron Unveil 3D XPoint Memory, 1000x Speed and Endurance Over Flash

Slashdot Updates - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:37am
MojoKid writes: Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Intel and Micron unveiled 3D XPoint (Cross Point) memory technology, a non-volatile memory architecture they claim could change the landscape of consumer electronics and computer architectures for years to come. Intel and Micron say 3D XPoint memory is 1000 times faster than NAND, boasts 1000x the endurance of NAND, and offers 8-10 times the density of conventional memory. 3D XPoint isn't electron based, it's material based. The companies aren't diving into specifics yet surrounding the materials used in 3D XPoint, but the physics are fundamentally different than what we're used to. It's 3D stackable and its cross point connect structure allows for dense packing and individual access at the cell level from the top or bottom of a memory array. Better still, Intel alluded to 3D XPoint not being as cost-prohibitive as you might expect. Intel's Rob Crooke explained, "You could put the cost somewhere between NAND and DRAM." Products with the new memory are expected to arrive in 2016 and the joint venture is in production with wafers now.

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Video: How Blizzard built Reaper of Souls to redeem Diablo III

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:14am

At GDC 2015 Diablo game director Joshua Mosqueira speaks frankly about the seismic shifts in gameplay design, core philosophy, itemization and rewards that Blizzard implemented to fix Diablo III. ...

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DHI Group Inc. Announces Plans to Sell Slashdot Media

Slashdot Updates - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:55am
An anonymous reader writes: DHI Group Inc. (formerly known as Dice Holdings Inc.) announced plans to sell Slashdot Media (slashdot.org & sourceforge.net) in their Q2 financial report. This is being reported by multiple sources. Editor's note: Yep, looks like we're being sold again. We'll keep you folks updated, but for now I don't have any more information than is contained in the press release. Business as usual until we find a buyer (and hopefully after). The company prepared a statement for our blog as well — feel free to discuss the news here, there, or in both places.

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Razer proposes solution to Ouya's 'Free The Games' debt

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:39am

UPDATE Razer says that since the deal was to acquire select assets and personnel from Ouya, and not the company as a whole, it disclaims responsibility for making good on Ouya's outstanding debt. ...

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Report: Ouya 'Free the Games' indie funding scheme abandoned

Game Politics - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:23am

Update: Polygon is reporting that Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has promised to pay the outstanding debt. He told the publication in a phone interview this afternoon that he wasn't aware of the scope of Ouya's debt to indie developers until the news broke today.

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Two Years Later, White House Responds To 'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition

Slashdot Updates - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:12am
An anonymous reader writes: In June of 2013, a petition was posted to Whitehouse.gov demanding that Edward Snowden receive a full pardon for his leaks about the NSA and U.S. surveillance practices. The petition swiftly passed 100,000 signatures — the point at which the White House said it would officially respond to such petitions. For two years, the administration was silent, but now they've finally responded. In short: No, Edward Snowden won't be receiving a pardon. Lisa Monaco, the President's Advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said, "Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it. If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and — importantly — accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions."

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Don't Miss: Why The Swindle only gives players 100 tries

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:54am

Now that The Swindle is out, read our chat with dev Dan Marshall about his firm stance against unlimited lives, regenerating health, "aggressive tutorialization," and other challenge-sapping features ...

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PlayStation 4, Xbox One games growing at UK retail - nothing else is

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:40am

Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews crunches the numbers and finds that only two platforms have shown retail growth of late: Microsoft and Sony's latest boxes. ...

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Interviews: Dr. Temple Grandin Answers Your Questions

Slashdot Updates - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:30am
Recently you had a chance to ask animal behavior expert and autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin a question. Below you'll find her answers about factory farming, animal behavior, and living with autism.

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A beginner's guide to writing for games

Gamasutra - News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:28am

A detailed workflow for cooking up a functioning game story. "No method can ever replace your individual experience and personality, quite the opposite: it must be used at your convenience to convey them into the story." ...

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Plague may not be solely to blame for Black Death’s mortality

New Scientist - Breaking news - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:19am
About 60 per cent of the European population succumbed to the Black Death – perhaps because health in general was in poor shape in the 14th century









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Hillary Clinton wants every home to be powered by clean energy

New Scientist - Breaking news - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:07am
The presidential candidate chides climate-denying rivals as she launches her plan to combat global warming by embracing renewables









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Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh after last count got it wrong

New Scientist - Breaking news - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:00am
Previous estimates said there were 440 tigers in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans forest, but more accurate camera traps survey suggests there are only 106









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Capcom takes 'Street Fighter 5' beta test offline until 'further notice'

Game Politics - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:55am

Capcom has taken the Street Fighter 5 beta offline and has postponed it until further notice. The company said in a post on its Unity Blog that players were not having a good time, and after three days of testing the game it felt it was necessary to take it offline and deal with some pressing issues that affected players. The beta test went live for PlayStation 4 players on July 23, but was plagued from the start with performance and connectivity issues.

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