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The treatment of South African miners has been a troublesome issue ever since black laborers were forced into the mines in 1894. It's led to a series of bloody strikes and protests, starting in 1946 and continuing through apartheid right up until today. A new type of crowd suppression drone from a...

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Life of Rome is described as a third- and first-person MMO set in a persistent Rome where players choose between playing as a Roman or a Barbarian with a heavy emphasis on roleplay and a community-driven political system. While major RP-based storylines will be run by the developers at UK-based ...

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Congress' approval rating sits as low as 10 percent, depending on which poll you trust. So a bunch of engineers and developers came up with a uniquely Silicon Valley solution -- replace politicians with software. We're not talking about some advanced AI, though, so don't start worrying about Skyne...

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With a title like Glorious Leader, you probably already guessed that developer Moneyhorse Games has created a game centering on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but there's no way you could've predicted the rest of this thing. Slated for release on the PC at some point "soon," Glorious Lea...

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If your local politician starts soliciting donations in Bitcoins, don't be surprised: the US Federal Election Commission just approved the cryptocurrency for political contributions. Now, politicians and political action committees (PACs) can accept Bitcoin, so long as donors list their names, add...

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Residents in Marshfield, Massachusetts, overturned a 32-year ban on arcade games this week, allowing public venues to set up coin-operated arcade cabinets. It was a close vote, 203-175. The ban entered the Marshfield books in 1982, and in 1983, it was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial...

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Turkey's country-wide Twitter ban has already been temporarily lifted on a national level, but the stay-of-execution wasn't completely universal. One of the three court orders that prompted the original ban forced Twitter to use its Country Withheld Content tool on an account that had reportedly a...

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Turkey has joined the ranks of Iran, Egypt and others who have blocked access to Twitter at one point or another. Now, anyone in Turkey who tries to go to the website is redirected to a statement from the country's telecommunications regulator instead. A Turkish journalist told The Daily Dot that ...

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What's new for Wakfu in 2014? Quite a lot according to the game's latest website update. Ankama is prepping class revamps, a crafting revamp featuring the ability to "become a real entrepreneur," and some sort of shadowy spy mechanic that involves "having a secret life" and using it to "fight the n...

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The recently revealed Tax Reform Act of 2014 by House Republicans has caught the attention of some folks in these here parts for preventing makers of violent video games from qualifying for tax credits. The Washington Examiner correctly points out that in the bill's executive summary (a fancy ter...

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Turbine recently announced a new Player Council for Dungeons and Dragons Online. The company previously put together a similar panel for Lord of the Rings Online, but thus far we've not heard much in the way of initiatives or results. Back in the day, Star Wars: Galaxies had its own version of p...

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Want to make your mark on Dungeons and Dragons Online? Then you'd best apply for the newly announced DDO Players Council. Like its counterpart in Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online, and like EVE Online's Council of Stellar Management precursor, the Council "is a group of players selected to provide...

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For months, Snapchat ignored a security team's request to address a couple of security holes. That changed when SnapchatDB! posted users' partially obscured phone numbers, reportedly to raise awareness. That database leak prompted the startup to acknowledge the privacy breach, and, apparently, to ...

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The revolution will not be televised (or appear on your PC), as 1979 Revolution: Black Friday has missed its $395,000 Kickstarter goal. However, this is not the end of the game, but is instead a fresh start. While Kickstarter failed the game, developer Ink Stories has decided to take things priv...

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Edward Snowden might have missed out on becoming Person of the Year, but that's not to say he's not been a big influence on America's government this year. According to deep-throated persons familiar with the matter, the presidential task force is proposing a huge overhaul to the NSA in the wake o...

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