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Sunday, May 20, 2012 Global Accessibility Awareness Day - World Bee Day

ZeniMax Trademarks Dragonborn

ZeniMax has filed a trademark for "Dragonborn", reports Fusible, noting that the parent of Skyrim developer Bethesda Softworks also recently trademarked the term "Fus Ro Dah" after the game's dragonborn shout. It's not clear if they intend to use these terms in game titles, if they are protecting their IP from exploitation by third-parties, or both. Thanks VG247.

Steam Top 10

Valve offers this rundown on the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. Arma II
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Torchlight II
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 1
  5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  6. Portal 2
  7. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Complete Pack
  9. Dear Esther
  10. Rayman Origins

On Sale

  • Anno 2070 on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Ubisoft Catalog on Steam. Save 33%.

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Motherboard on AnandTech.
  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W PSU on AnandTech.

Out of the Blue

So I remedied my Diablo III neglect by getting on last night and getting to take out the Skeleton King with a couple of friends. I then got sucked into a little of that signature skinner box gameplay that had me playing until around 3:00 am. This is okay on a Sunday, as I could sleep in late, except I was awakened about three hours later by Hudson the wonder dog, who was going absolutely crazy to go outside. When I went to the backdoor, I was shocked to find puddles of urine all over the kitchen floor, so I assumed I was dealing with a bathroom emergency. When I let her out, however, it quickly became apparent that she was trying to leave the yard about as desperately as I've ever seen: To the extent that I had to jump over the railing off the deck and literally drag her back into the house by her collar. By now I knew from experience what to expect... Like an idiot, I failed to change the batteries in the smoke detector as I should have when the clocks changed, and the alarm was making that low battery chirp that Huddy finds to be the most frightening thing in the entire world. It took a good 30 minutes for her to calm down, which will hopefully finally serve as a reminder to stay on top of those batteries better in the future.

Chirpy Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Firebug 2.
Match 3 Platformer.
Stories: Rocks Set Woman's Pants On Fire. Unless she's a liar. Thanks Neatorama.
Winthrop seniors' prank a job 'weld' done. Thanks Neatorama.
Media: If only Dig Dug had a boob room. NSFW.
My Life Online - The Reply Girl Phenomenon. NSFW.
Vacuuming Fail.
The Funnies: EXTRALIFE – It takes a village.
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