Author: Katrel

August 23, 2011

Meta-Time Strategy

Achron is a real-time strategy game where both you and your opponents can travel through time. Players can send units and orders into the past, and changes to the timeline propagate forward in waves. It's even possible to cause paradoxes, should a unit make a change in the past that prevents it from being created.

May 17, 2011

3DS Terms of Service: Not Exactly Consumer-Friendly

The Terms of Service for the Nintendo 3DS grant Nintendo full rights to use any user-created content on the 3DS -- including photos taken with it. Additionally, the device will automatically contact Nintendo at any opportunity it has. If Nintendo detects that your 3DS has been modded, or if unauthorized peripherals have been used, then they will brick the system.

[via BoingBoing]

April 18, 2011

Prey’d Runner

Prey 2 appears to be a radical departure from its predecessor. It will be an open-world game, rather than a straightforward shooter on an alien spaceship. The player will be a bounty hunter, working in a city inspired by Blade Runner.

March 9, 2011

We appreciate your feedback, but politely disagree with your stance.

In response to user complaints about a recent wave of bannings, the community director for League of Legends offered to publicly disclose the reasons for bans for the first 5 people to ask.

For more stories about people being banned, you can check out Why Was I Banned? to see examples of Microsoft's explanations to people who have been banned from XBox Live.

February 9, 2011

Cue graphics… Lose the desktop… Stand by…

You Don't Know Jack was first released in 1995, and featured adult humor combined with pop-culture trivia questions. The game was a success and spawned several sequels. There was even a short-lived TV gameshow version starring Paul Reubens. This week, the latest installment was released -- the first since 2007 (or 2003, if you don't count the Flash version from their website). Though, there's been a bit of confusion about the multiplayer options for the Steam version.

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