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    LoadingReadyRun: How to Find Free Wifi

    As a long-time fan I find it... unsettling that you guys are advocating wardriving. Especially the idea of publicising "there is an open hotspot here", that's not cool. (and technically the legality is VERY questionable as you are essentially accessing people's home networks when doing this)...
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    Assassin's Creed III's "Big Jump" Only Possible Due to Annual Releases

    I'm beginning to wonder if Gabe's channeling the spirit of King Arthur. Could be Half-Life 5... Or alternatively just "Half-Life 2: Two Harder". OT (to your other post): We've yet to see whether there will be a large jump -- there was a leap in engine...
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    Assassin's Creed III's "Big Jump" Only Possible Due to Annual Releases

    I don't see it as being a "new IP" thing... Same overarching characters, same premise, same overworld story, just a different guy being quantum leaped into. That said, I'm still looking forward to it because of the continuation of that overworld story. We're finally at the point where the game...
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    Lord of the Rings DOTA Clone Coming to XBLA and PSN

    My guess? Probably a Riki-esque stealth assassin character. But that's just a hunch.
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    Elder Scrolls MMO Won't Use The Old Republic Engine

    The engine really is not the be-all-and-end-all. It's just a construct. The engine does not dictate the playing style, else it would not be possible to have DotA 2 and Half-Life 2 running on the same engine. (at least, I didn't notice DotA 2 becoming an FPS when it was ported over to the Source...
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    Mass Effect 3 Actors Come Back For More

    The cat's out of the bag: turns out it isn't the ending that's being changed in an upcoming update, but the Game Over screen.
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    Jimquisition: You Should Be Mad at Diablo III's Always Online DRM

    It pretty much is... As far as I'm aware (but correct me if I'm wrong as I am not a WoW player) you can't zone into a dungeon without phoning home to Blizzard to tell them that *You have a legitimate copy of the game, *You have a WoW account & subscription. If there is any scope to do anything...
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    Unskippable: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

    I thought it was odd that the character deviated so far to one side when running across that bridge... but the bit at the end just took the cake. I like to think that the fact it ignored your character creation at the start implies that the whole scene was prerendered -- 5ft blink...
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    Fans Protest Tera's Censorship

    Not that I care at all about this game but... doesn't that statement violate causality a little? "It got a lower rating from PEGI, therefore some content is going to be taken out to match that". ...Surely PEGI give a rating based on content that's already there -- implying that if it was...
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    Xbox Live Offers Free Entertainment App Weekend

    Sure it's not all that much. But paying £40 upfront for something which you're not necessarily sure you'll get the full value out of is hard to justify on a student budget. And paying month-to-month it becomes £5 each time (even when paying three months at a time) I own an Xbox, and have used...
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    Street Fighter X Tekken Dev Laments Hacked DLC

    "Street Fighter X Tekken Dev Laments Hacked DLC" And entire player base laments DLC-locked characters. On-disc or not. The fact that the code is already there is immaterial -- I don't care if it had to be a 4GB download for the extra characters and there wasn't the slightest whiff of them on...
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    Author Claims Assassin's Creed Set-Up Was His Idea

    The case that would make far more sense would be the other way round (i.e. game suing book), Charles Cecil vs. Dan Brown. Seriously, play the first Broken Sword game through and then read The Da Vinci Code. Much of it will be more than a little bit familiar... Unless we're getting into...
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    No Paid DLC Characters For Tekken, Ever

    Waaaait. They're calling Capcom out on this but it evidently is not a Namco-wide policy... Look at Soul Calibur IV with Darth Vader/Yoda (depending on which console you bought it on, you got one available and the other became DLC) and SCV with Dampierre (Preorder bonus/DLC) Don't get me...
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    LoadingReadyRun: Jonny Three

    Well, it's good to see that Jonny has finally mended his ways and... ...started supporting Aston Villa. Best of luck to him on what will undoubtedly be an incredibly painful journey.
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    Trailers: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Kinect Trailer

    While the quality may be somewhat better than the headset mic, other games have shown that it can be done (look at Endwar, which was released almost three years ago -- sure it was basic but it pretty much got the job done). And Windows itself has had relatively decent voice recognition software...