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Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 Happy St. Patrick's Day

  

Mortal Kombat Game of the Year PC Edition?

Amazon.co.uk now lists a PC edition of the Mortal Kombat Game of the Year edition, suggesting the brawler may yet be drop kicked onto the platform. The listing has a June 14th release date, but there is no corresponding listing on Amazon.com or any other seller. Thanks Joao.

Victory Kickstarter Cancelled

A new Kickstarter update from Petroglyph announces the cancellation of the fundraiser for Victory, their proposed World War II strategy game. Word is: "We’ve listened carefully to what the Kickstarter community has said, and it has given us many ideas of games we could do in the future. Additionally, multiple game publishers have expressed interest in Victory, based on your support, and we hope to still bring Victory to you with their help." There's an interview about this on IncGamers where they say they've learned better what type of game they need to plan to generate the support they require: "We’ve learned that Victory is definitely not the type of game that the Kickstarter community craves. We’ve received a ton of feedback, and it’s been very helpful and appreciated. A better Kickstarter project for us would be to make a much more traditional RTS game that appeals to the nostalgia of classic RTS gaming experiences from the 1990′s. Fans have suggested spiritual successors to Dune 2, C&C, Red Alert as well as sequels to Star Wars: Empire at War and Universe at War: Earth Assault."

GeForce Beta Drivers

The GeForce Website now offers new beta version 314.21 GeForce drivers for NVIDIA desktop and mobile graphics cards. These include the promised performance improvements for the new Tomb Raider game. Thanks Charles.

Steam Top 10

Here's this week's list of the bestselling games on Steam:

  1. Arma III Alpha
  2. BioShock Infinite
  3. Tomb Raider
  4. Far Cry 3
  5. Left 4 Dead 2
  6. Tropico 4: Collector's Bundle
  7. Anno 2070 Pack
  8. Age of Empires II HD Edition
  9. Resident Evil 6
  10. Arma II Complete Collection

Op Ed

The Atlantic - The Copyright Rule We Need to Repeal If We Want to Preserve Our Cultural Heritage.
"DMCA is a mess," says Henry Lowood, Curator for History of Science & Technology Collections at Stanford University Libraries. "It's basically putting cultural repositories in positions where they either have to interpret very murky scenarios or they have to decide that they are going to do something that they realize is forbidden and hope that nobody's going to notice."

Lowood says that Stanford stays on the murky (but legal) side of things, so unless the law changes, his university and others will be forced to rely on the work of amateurs who break the law to free cultural works from DRM, collecting them in underground archives that will some day become available to scholars.

Sunday Q&As

Sunday Previews

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • CM Storm Scout II Advanced Chassis on eTeknix.
  • Corsair Hydro Series H110 Liquid CPU Cooler on eTeknix.
  • Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Mid-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.
  • Plantronics GameCom 780 PC Gaming Headset on ThinkComputers.org.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! My presumption stands that the major partying associated with the occasion was last night, but I'm sure there are some that will be going at it tonight, and probably a surprising number who started last night and are still going. Hope you had a fine old time, and everyone stays safe.

Leprechaun Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Sticky Blobs.
Links: Russia's Newest Folk Hero Is A Car-Crushing Bus Driver. Thanks brother19.
Media: Backyard Rollercoaster. Thanks reddit.
How to pick your nose on national TV.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.



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