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  • Windows 10 now includes anti-cheat protection for games (not than any FReepers would...)

    10/23/2017 5:56:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 21, 2017 | Jon Fingas
    Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is full of changes, but one of the understated additions could make a big difference if you're a gamer. Microsoft has switched on its previously teased TruePlay feature, which promises to protect against "common" cheats in Universal Windows Platform games. Titles that take advantage of the safeguard will both run in a protected mode and trigger a background service that watches for typical cheating behavior. If they find anything amiss, they'll send data to the developer. You can switch off TruePlay if you're nervous about Windows transmitting your data, but companies can limit what you're...
  • Microsoft Win 10 Update Just Screwed The Old Games Again

    09/30/2017 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Wuli · 90 replies
    Wuli | 9/30/2017 | Wuli
    Allowed Windows 10 latest update/build to run on my PC last night. It ended shortly before I went to bed, and I shut down the PC. The morning I could not execute my Win 7 games - Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Freecell, Majong. All the "run as administrator" and "compatibility" and "compatibility troubleshooting stuff" didn't do a dam thing. NOTHING, not even reinstall of the games and then all the compatibility stuff again worked. Nada, zilch., I had expended considerable effort from XP to Win 7 and then to Win getting versions of these games that would run, after each Windows...
  • Secret Hitler, a Game That Simulates Fascism’s Rise, Becomes a Hit

    09/06/2017 2:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    I was house-sitting for my brother this summer when I saw something suspicious: a box in his living room emblazoned with the words “Secret Hitler.” On his return, I confronted him. “What in God’s name is that?” I asked, pointing at the box. “It’s a board game,” he said, rolling his eyes. More specifically, Secret Hitler is a social deduction game, one that has caught on quickly since it began to ship to players last summer. It’s like Mafia, or Werewolf, or other games in which players try to identify a traitor in their midst. In this version, anywhere between...
  • Online Game Encourages Users To 'Push Trump Off A Cliff'

    07/17/2017 11:41:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    A new online game encourages users to send a virtual President Trump to his death, either by sending him off a cliff, down a manhole, into a volcano or into the jaws of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The game, "Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," instructs users to "Take out your frustrations with [the] President by pushing him off a virtual cliff, or into a virtual volcano." A virtual Trump shouts out phrases including "Bye!" and "I'm really rich!" as he tumbles to his death. Online users have played the game almost two million times, according to the site’s count, thanks...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Top 10 Indie Games online you need to download and play!

    06/14/2017 7:54:29 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    Continuing from my previous article on the Democrat's war on free markets and unfair anti-capitalist regulations targeting indie software makers, I said that the best way to stick it to these big companies that back the socialist agenda of the DNC was to buy indie and boycott the big bolshevik businesses. I mean they got to where they were because of capitalism and now they want to ruin it for all of us just so they can avoid competition! SO! We here present our top 10 list of indie games you gotta play! Along with Top 10 Flash games online!...
  • Indie video game makers threatened by regulation from government and Big companies

    06/14/2017 7:49:45 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    A few years ago I did an article about net neutrality and government attempts to ban the internet or make it obsolete through over regulations and limited choices. This is something all the Democrats support doing in every facet of our lives. They want to make it a crime to even pee without permission by some expensive overpaid bureaucrat. The internet is the last great vestige of freedom of thought. The one place where we can read play and watch whatever we want when we want to. But liberals and big government supporters and the big bolshevik supporting corporations that...
  • Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

    05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 45 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | May 19, 2017 | Sundance
    Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives. Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we...
  • Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel (luxury pad - in China)

    12/21/2014 9:34:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/20/14 | Michael Daly
    North Korea is so isolated that rather than bring the Internet to its hackers, it brings them to it—in a swank hotel in China. The luxury hotel that has been called a command post for North Korean hackers would make for a unique holiday getaway and give you lots to talk about back home. “Surprisingly Great Hotel - Clean, Tasteful.... and North Korean!” says a trip advisor review for the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, China. For just $53, you get “a deluxe twin room,” including a North Korean breakfast considerably more substantial than those enjoyed by the vast majority of...
  • Vanity: Once in a lifetime Double Deck Pinochle Hand.

    03/12/2017 8:01:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Vanity, | Sunday, March 11, 2017 | Swordmaker
    My girlfriend, ex-wife, and younger daughter and I were playing cards this afternoon. We were playing double-deck contract pinochle. My daughter shuffled and my ex-wife cut the cards and dealt the first hand. My girlfriend bid and won the contract for the first hand. This is that hand she got, a once in a lifetime pinochle hand: Meld scoring in this game was handed down from both sets of double grandparents on my side and my ex-wife's side from the two different parts of the mid-west. It does not comport with the Las Vegas meld rules but I have seen...
  • The ‘father of Pac-Man’ dies: The man who came up with the name for iconic 1980s arcade [tr]

    01/30/2017 12:20:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Father of Pac-Man Masaya Nakamura, who pioneered the release of Pac-Man and founded the Japanese video game company behind the iconic game, has died at the age of 91. Nakamura, who died on January 22, founded Namco in 1955, which started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department store rooftop but went on to pioneer game arcades and amusement parks. Pac-Man, designed by Namco engineer and video game maker Toru Iwatani, went on sale in 1980, and has since been played an estimated 10billion times.
  • I Swear (adapted from today's NYT crossword.

    01/25/2017 7:51:29 AM PST · by Lisbon1940 · 45 replies
    Vanity | 1/25/2017 | Based on puzzle by Tracy Gray
    What TV character is associated with the following faux curses? DAGNABIT HORSEHOCKEY SHAZBOT OHBARNACLES JEEZALOO
  • The 'All Your Base' Game Had 32 Secret Japanese Endings

    12/18/2016 7:31:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Kotaku ^ | Luke Plunkett
    Zero Wing, an old shooter most famous for its "All your base are belong to us" intro, was presumed (at least among Westerners) to have three to four different endings. Turns out only the English language version has three; the Japanese one has 35, most of which are absolute nonsense. Legends of Localization dug into the game at a reader's request and found that outside the game's more traditional endings there are a ton comprised of gibberish, lame jokes and references to pop culture gags made before most of us were even born. Each one of these secret endings uses...
  • She's 'old, for a woman': Media around the world condemned for sexist Olympics coverage

    08/12/2016 2:44:56 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Julie Makinen
    In Germany, meanwhile, an equestrian commentator for ARD TV, Carsten Sostmeier, opened an interview with rider Julia Krajewski with, “Let's see what the blondie has to say.” He went on to call her a “scaredy-cat" and said she was so afraid of the course that "there was a brown stripe in her panties." (snip) A commentator for Canada's CBC, Byron MacDonald, said that 14-year-old Chinese swimmer Ai Yanhan "went out like stink and died like a pig" in the 200-meter women’s freestyle heat.
  • How a Small Group of Devotees Are Saving Neopets From Extinction

    08/05/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 4, 2016 | Lauren Young
    The 2013 update of Tyrannia, an ancient civilization listed as one of the 19 official lands in Neopia. [Photo: Screeshots from Neopets.com]If you visit the current website of the virtual pet game, Neopets, you’ll instantly recognize the vestiges of a late 1990s internet world. Its users almost certainly shared their thoughts on Xanga or LiveJournal, and were just beginning to discover other niche online communities through a year-old company called Google.Clicking through the Neopets world known as Neopia is like going back in an internet time machine. The bright Crayola yellow backdrop, the bubbly space font, and the cute cartoon pets are remnants of the early web—their cheerful style unfazed...
  • Imaginary Murder Pets Versus Michelle Obama

    07/27/2016 8:40:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | John Mozena
    In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama used a White House press release to announce a massive public-private-nonprofit campaign with “an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.” It took on childhood nutrition, exercise and much more. The resulting initiative is often known by its “Let’s Move” website name. Last week, the Pokémon Go mobile game launched. It encourages users to venture out into the real world to find and collect imaginary cartoon monsters at specific geographic points. Gamers then send their pets...
  • Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS

    07/23/2016 2:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    TBS announced that it will air the Overwatch Open Grand Finals. In a press release, ELeague, a new esports organization established in partnership between Turner, WME | IMG, and Faceit, will host a new $300,000 Overwatch tournament. Most of the tournament will take place on Twitch, while TBS will broadcast the finals alongside the Internet stream. The online phase of the tournament will begin on July 23 and is limited to North America and Europe. The online rounds will lead to the playoffs, which will run during the weekend of August 26. The top eight teams from each region will...
  • Pokemon Go players unwelcome at Arlington, Holocaust museum

    07/13/2016 7:56:17 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, both in Washington, DC area, have both issued appeals for players to avoid hunting Pokemon on their sites. "Playing Pokemon Go in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate," said Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in a statement sent to CNNMoney. "We are attempting to have the Museum removed from the game," the statement said. Arlington, the burial ground for the nation's war dead, tweeted out a somber request: "We do not consider playing 'Pokemon Go'...
  • Skyrim Remaster, Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2, and More Will Be Announced at E3 - Report

    06/07/2016 7:24:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Eddie Makuch on
    In November last year, Bethesda revealed that it ported Skyrim to Xbox One, but only as a technical exercise. It appears Bethesda now has grander plans. ... The Skyrim remaster project will reportedly include "mods, all DLC [and] improved visuals," according to Eurogamer's report, which cited a NeoGAF user with that information. The inclusion of mods is particularly interesting, given that mods just recently came to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 and are on the way for the PS4 edition. A Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors and speculation."
  • Favorite movies about a game?

    05/15/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies
    Self | 5/15/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Searching for Bobby Fischer . . . The Hustler . . . The Natural . . . Hoosiers . . . The Big Lebowski . . . Some of the most memorable movies center around a game and dedication to mastering it. What are your favorite movies in which a game plays a central role? Board games, card games, sports . . . any games will do!