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Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 Merry Christmas

  

U.K. Sales Charts

Undeterred by the holidays, GfK Chart-Track presents its list of the 20 bestselling full-price PC entertainment titles in the U.K. for the week ending December 22. The chart is quite stable, with Football Manager 2013 once again playing star atop the tree. The all formats chart is also pretty static, with Call of Duty: Black Ops II retaining the top spot, but Just Dance 4 did take a huge jump to number four after languishing at number 37 last week.

On Sale

  • Call of Duty Franchise on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Company of Heroes on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Endless Space on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Mass Effect Collection on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Of Orcs And Men on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Paradox Titles on Gamefly. Save up to 50%.
  • Sonic Franchise on Steam. Save 77%.
  • Telltale Adventures on GOG.com. Save 80%.
  • THQ Holiday Present on Amazon. Save up to 92%.
  • Total War: SHOGUN 2 Collection on GameStop PC Downloads. Save 75%.

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Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating. Here's to peace on earth and goodwill toward men, and everyone else. We had snow overnight here, making for the classic white Christmas, and even better, it was just enough to stick and be scenic before whatever was on the sidewalk melted on its own with no need for shoveling. Thanks Santa!

Merry Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Gifts Pusher.
Science: Climate change is big business (for the insurance industry).
Revealed: Secrets Of Ancient Chinese Medicinal Herb.
Images: Santa Photo Fail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters.
Media: The Augmented Reality Tardis: It's Bigger On The Inside.
How to Pretend You Like A Lousy Holiday Gift.
A Mortal Kombat Khristmas.
Oh NO ... SANTA'S A KLEPTO.
The Funnies: Dilbert.
Brevity.

Monday, Dec 24, 2012 Christmas Eve

The War Z Trademark Issue

To go along with issues that caused sales of The War Z on Steam to be suspended comes word that the trademark application for the zombie game is in doubt. A thread on the War Z forums discusses this matter, and while executive producer Sergey Titov accurately points out that the trademark for the game is still listed as "live" by the USPTO, his offhand dismissal of this all as false is not accurate either, as a blog titled WarZscam (a frank admission they have an agenda) has step-by-step instructions on how to locate the suspension notice sent to The War Z dated November 15th. The conflict seems straightforward: The letter references prior registrations for World War Z, saying action on the application for The War Z "is suspended until the earlier-filed referenced application(s) is either registered or abandoned." The indication is that if the registration for World War Z is granted, the registration for The War Z will be refused. Thanks LightAssassin).

New X-Motor Racing

A new version 1.42 of X-Motor Racing is now available, featuring various improvements for this indie racing simulation. As usual, an updated demo accompanies the new full version, and here is an outline of what's different since version 1.41:

  • Improved performance on high poly tracks
  • Added photo support to a game profile
  • Improved rendering code
  • Improved particles system
  • Separate settings for each cockpit camera
  • Changed default FOV

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