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Saturday, Nov 13, 2010

  

On StarCraft II in Korea

The Battle For StarCraft II on Edge Magazine discusses the controversial state of Blizzard's real-time strategy sequel in South Korea, where the broadcast rights to e-sports matches have been a bone of contention. The article discusses how take-up of the game in Korea has been slow as a result, and why that situation may be changing. Thanks Mike Martinez.

FIA World Rally Championship Patch

A new patch is now available for FIA World Rally Championship updating the racing game to version 1.01. The download can be found on AtomicGamer, Gamezoom.net, The Patches Scrolls, and WorthPlaying. The change list follows. Continue here to read the full story.

Star Ruler Patches

The Star Ruler Website now offers a new version 1.0.2.4 patch for the space strategy game and a subsequent version 1.0.2.6 hotfix, saying the Steam edition should already be up-to-date, which is reflected by Steam News. The patch is mirrored on The Patches Scrolls, as is the hotfix. Here is the Changelog.

Champions Online Lifetime Subscriptions Return

Champions Online is once again offering lifetime subscriptions, an interesting move since Cryptic's superhero MMORPG is soon going free-to-play. In outlining the perks of this $299.00 lifetime commitment, they say: "When Champions Online goes Free-to-Play, Lifetime Subscribers will receive all the benefits of Gold Members in perpetuity." Thanks Massively.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Update

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Website has a new trailer and update on crew skills in the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG. Word is: "The Crew Skills system allows you to take advantage of everything the galaxy has to offer without getting in the way of your adventure! You’ll assign your crew of companions to gather resources, craft useful and valuable items, and even to undertake their own missions, bringing you and the rest of the crew a variety of benefits and rewards. Crew skills keep you in the action while you take advantage of all the galaxy has to offer."

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Released

The Hexen: Edge of Chaos Website now offers the debut release of the Hexen: Edge of Chaos modification for DOOM 3, offering a modernized take on the original Hexen, Raven's game that used the DOOM engine to create a fantasy-themed action game. The mod is Linux and Windows compatible, and requires DOOM 3 version 1.3.1 to play. The team behind the project have plans for additional content, and are recruiting new participants.

Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Tech Bits

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Safety Dance

Saturday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard on PureOC.
  • ASUS U33JC Core i3 13-in Bamboo Notebook on PC Perspective.
  • Enermax Apollish Vegas Cooler on Technic3D. In German.
  • Jetway Mini-Top Atom Based Nettop PC on TechwareLabs.
  • ROCCAT Taito Kingsize – mTw Edition Mousepad on RBMODS.
  • SteelSeries Ikari Laser Gaming Mouse on Examiner.com.
  • Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboard on XSReviews.co.uk.
  • Thrustmaster F1 Dual Analog Ferrari F60 Exclusive Edition PC Gamepad on Bona Fide Reviews.

etc.

Out of the Blue

"On November 13, Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from his wife. Deep down, he knew she was right, but he also knew that someday, he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his childhood friend, Oscar Madison. Sometime earlier, Madison's wife had thrown him out, requesting that he never return. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"

Odd Couple of Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Ray Ardent: Science Ninja.
Trolleez.
Droid Apocalypse 2099.
Links: Tourettes Karaoke. Thanks Josh.
Make Your Own McRib: Bigger, Better, and Always Available.
Stories: Conn. gunshot victim eats before going to hospital. Thanks Neatorama.
Texas officials covered up dangerously radioactive tap water for years.
Science: People spend 'half their waking hours daydreaming'.
Lizard species discovered – on a restaurant menu.
Study Reveals Physics of How Cats Drink. Thanks j.c.f.
Media: The Celebrity.
Epic Family Feud Answer. Wait what?
Follow-up: Stem cell jab 'may boost muscle'.



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