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The latest development blog from Crowfall establishes a problem. The nature of any sort of permanent game is to fall into stagnation. Eventually, the most powerful players control everything and there's no room for new people to come in. You want room for new people to come in. But you also wan...

February 2nd 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Don't freak out, your Twitter account wasn't hacked. Well, probably. Many users were summarily locked out of their Twitter account on Monday evening, and were then sent an email requesting that they reset their password. However, it wasn't nefarious hackers or bots, but a system error. Twitter has...

March 4th 2014 at 1:18am 0 Comments
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I recently went hunting for interesting OS X mods. For every useful item that turned up, I found lots of dead ends. Many items read by the OS X preferences system (through, for example, calls to CFPreferencesCopyAppValue) have little or no application to end-user needs. They're there primarily f...

February 4th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Reset won't have to do just that to its IndieGoGo campaign, having amassed €71,398 of a €65,000 goal with only hours to spare last night. The game is scheduled to launch by the 2014 holiday season and all contributors will receive a second copy of the single-player game as a gift. Devel...

December 24th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Reset, the sci-fi, noir mech game from indie developer Theory Interactive, is getting even more impressive – it will support Oculus Rift. Theory Interactive shared a few screenshots of the game in bug-eyed virtual reality, along with a new trailer that doesn't appear to be in immersive 3D, bu...

December 20th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Reset, the time-traveling mech game from Theory Interactive, has officially launched a campaign on Indiegogo, seeking €65,000 by December 23. Theory Interactive teased the campaign in October with the project's first gameplay trailer. Before that, all we knew about Reset was that it offered...

November 15th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Reset still looks good. It first popped up in April 2012 with a quietly captivating trailer and premise: It's a first-person, PC puzzle game that involves a lot of co-op – but it's single-player. As a humanoid robot, players travel through time to solve puzzles cooperatively with themselves...

October 28th 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft collectible card game is currently in closed beta, and those folks fortunate enough to have a beta key are about to see big changes to their accounts. Today Blizzard outlined plans to completely wipe the progress of all beta participants -- g...

September 26th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, we saw a bit of discussion on Heroic Norushen, and the means by which guilds were defeating him. This led to the decision to make some adjustments to the fight this week. As you might expect, those guilds that had already defeated the boss using the 'brute force' strategy (basically, par...

September 23rd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy for much of that thanks to a 'reset profile' setting discovered by code tinkerer François Be...

May 27th 2013 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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Parental Controls on iOS are extremely helpful for parents of iOS-device-using kids. They allow a parent to block in-app purchases, restrict explicit content on the device and block apps that are not needed for younger children (Mail, Safari, etc.). Setting up these restrictions requires a specia...

May 16th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The drumbeat of corporate security issues pounds on, with hybrid cloud/local notekeeping service Evernote reporting this weekend that its internal security team "discovered and blocked suspicious activity" aimed at sensitive areas of Evernote's service. Although neither billing information nor ac...

March 3rd 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments