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Sunday, Jun 19, 2011

  

On Red Orchestra 2 Ranked Servers and Anti-Cheat Measures

The Bash and Slash Forums have details on how dedicated servers will work for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, Tripwire Interactive's upcoming military shooter sequel. According to the explanation of someone claiming to be a member of the beta team, the game will support both ranked and unranked servers. Anyone can run either kind of server, though Tripwire will be monitoring ranked servers, and will boot them if they engage in shenanigans. Also, a post on PBBans based on a TWI conference on competitive gaming explains the game's anti-cheating plans (thanks Joao). Word is:

This is the first game (That I know of) to use both VAC and PunkBuster. I'm very happy that Tripwire decided to use both because I know the competitive community prefers using PunkBuster because of the additional functionality and streaming. Tripwire has gained a lot of my respect for listening to competitive gamers and PC gamers in general.

Lets hope other developers that favor VAC will see the light and offer players a choice in anti-cheat.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report on the ten top-selling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. Duke Nukem Forever
  2. Left 4 Dead 2
  3. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  4. Terraria
  5. FEAR Collection
  6. Dungeon Siege III
  7. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition
  8. Portal 2
  9. Alice: Madness Returns
  10. Darkspore

It Came from E3 2011, Part 16

On Sale

  • Monday Night Combat on Steam. Save 75%.
    Still on sale (previously reported). Continue here to read the full story.

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Sunday Metaverse

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Sunday Reviews

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Out of the Blue

Happy father's day to all. I got a present this morning from one of my fur-kids, as the Gunnar-man left a poop on the mat in the kitchen. I guess I should blame myself for not giving him more opportunities to do some proper shopping.

I'm thinking a lot of my dad today, as celebrating father's day last year was the last time we got to spend real time together, which serves as a good reinforcement of the value of such occasions. I still get to participate in the event, though, as my step-father did as much of the heavy lifting in raising me as anyone, and I will be giving him a call in a bit to express my love.

R.I.P.: E Street sax man Clarence Clemons dies. Thanks nin.

Fatherly Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Browser Pong. Thanks Devicer.
Battle of Britain.
UDE.
Links: 'Duke Nukem Forever' Finally Released.
The Five Most Hated Brands in Gaming.
Heavy-Duty Playground Opens in Las Vegas. Thanks Boing Boing.
Stories: Buy KFC's 800-calorie soda to support diabetes research. Thanks Boing Boing.
Bionic Funny Bone Saves Girl With Cancer From Amputation. Thanks Neatorama.
Images: Fake Science - Father’s Day In The Wild.
BioShock Lego Masterpiece of the Day. LEGO!
Virtual Reality Pictures.
Media: Cereal Killer.
Two Men Run Wild In An Empty Terminal At Dallas Forth-Worth Airport. Thanks Neatorama.
RC Truck Pulling a Car.
Follow-up: FoxTrot.



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