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Saturday, Nov 12, 2011

Battlefield 3 Bans

EA tweets they have dropped the banhammer on hundreds of cheaters in Battlefield 3, DICE's military shooter sequel (thanks BF3Blog via GameSpy). Here's word:
This week we’ve banned hundreds of offending accounts and have stats-wiped accounts for exploiting (such as boosting)... (2 of More)

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim

A few links for those enjoying The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda's RPG sequel being played by over a quarter-million concurrent players on Steam. We have Skyrim Intro & Gameplay Running on Multiple Monitors, some Performance Benchmarks to see if your rig is up to the game (thanks Acleacius), and, just for fun: Watch A Horse Ride A Dragon In Skyrim (thanks Ant).

More on WoW Changes

Explanation of 4.3 Balance Changes, Part Two has more on what to expect from the next patch for World of Warcraft (if you missed it, here's part one). This article goes into class and buff changes in Blizzard's MMORPG, offering this overview of their approach to balance tweaking: "In particular, we try to be really conservative when buffing spec B of a class upwards to compete with spec A of the same class. We have gotten it wrong before, and forced a large number of players to swap specs. Ideally we want you to play the spec you enjoy the most and not the one that does the highest DPS, but asking you to continually swap specs to achieve that highest DPS is an unreasonable thing for us to ask."

DCS: A-10C Warthog Patch

The Digital Combat Simulator Website now offers a new patch for DCS: A-10C Warthog to update the combat flight simulation to version The extensive change list outlines new features, helicopter AI improvements, avionics changes, and more. The download is mirrored on AtomicGamer and The Patches Scrolls.

Lineage Eternal Trailer

Gamer's Hell has the Star 2011 trailer from Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance, the newly revealed next installment in NCsoft's Lineage MMORPG series. The clip includes gameplay footage.

Gratuitous Tank Battles Trailer

Cliffski's Blog offers a new trailer with alpha footage of Gratuitous Tank Battles, Positech's upcoming armored combat strategy game. Word is: "The video is just showing some battles, not the level editor or the unit editor, or any online stuff (still most of that to do…) so its only a snapshot of the traditional tower-defense side of the game, albeit playing as attacker and defender, and with a tad more detail and explodyness than most TD games I hope :)."

Dustforce - Summit Trailer

This trailer shows off gameplay from Dustforce - Summit, an acrobatic platformer due early next year for Windows and OS X. Here's another trailer featuring a new music track from the game.

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