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Sunday, Jul 21, 2013

  

On Sale

Steam sale final "encore" day:

  • BioShock Infinite on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Borderlands 2 on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Dishonored on Steam. Save 66%.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition on Steam. Save 40%.
  • Kerbal Space Program on Steam. Save 40%.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Tomb Raider on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Torchlight II on Steam. Save 75%.
  • The Walking Dead on Steam. Save 75%.

Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?

Blend Games has a follow-up to word that Germany's Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV) was pursuing legal action against Valve over how Steam's policies conflict with a recent EU legal ruling requiring digitally sold games include an ability to be resold by consumers. At the time this legal action was first proposed Valve said they had not seen an actual complaint in this case, but according to VZBV spokesperson Eva Hoffschulte, this is moving forward, and they hope this lands in court by the end of this year: "Unfortunately a date of the trial is not fixed, we hope it will take place this year. Until then, it is not realistic that Valve will change their policy. But our chance to win the process is very good and that will be really an improvement for consumers: then they can sell their games to others."

Steam Top 10

Here's the updated list of the ten bestselling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
  2. Dishonored
  3. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gold Edition
  4. Torchlight II
  5. Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition
  6. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World
  7. Borderlands 2
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. Tomb Raider
  10. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

  • ASUS SABETOOTH Z87 mainboard on OCWorkbench.
  • LEPA G850-MA 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply on TweakTown.
  • OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD on eTeknix.
  • Review of Korg Kaossilator 2 Portable Synthesizer on Testfreaks. Save 50%.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Well, I wouldn't say the weather exactly broke, but it does look like it will fail to reach 90° again today, which is the official end of the heatwave. But now there are thunderstorms in the forecast for every day this week, so it's not necessarily going to be that much more accommodating spend time outside. On the other hand, risk of being struck by lightning aside, it's probably more comfortable being drenched by rainwater than by sweat.

Sweaty Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Sift Heads Cartels: Act 1.
Links: Beating the heat with a refrigerated space helmet.
Stories: 'Man Of Steel' Sequel Will Feature Batman And Superman. Thanks nin.
Comic Con: HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Marvel movie panel nearly destroyed us with glorious madness. Thanks nin.
Science: Sudden outbreak of measles linked to vaccine fears in the 1990s.
Media: Game of Thrones- In Memoriam (Comic-Con).
Computer Chess - HD Trailer.
Larry David on LOL.



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