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Wargame: Red Dragon Free DLC and Sale

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Focus Home Interactive announces the release of The Second Korean War, a new free DLC pack for Wargame: Red Dragon, Eugen Systems' real-time strategy game. They include word that the game is on sale...

City of Heroes Revival?

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
This post from Nate Downes has word from the president of Missing Worlds Media and member of the City of Heroes community that the possibility exists that NCsoft will allow a community-driven revival...

The Sims 4 and Patch Released

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
EA announces that The Sims 4 is now available, offering the latest installment in the lifestyle simulation series. A day one patch for the game is also now available, addressing a few bugs and...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
2K announces details about the Season Pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the upcoming installment in the first-person shooter series. This will include four DLC packs, and the announcement...

Jameson: The Pilot Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
11 bit launchpad announces development of Jameson: The Pilot, a space simulation in development at Rezoner, which they call "a mysterious one-man dev team responsible for every single aspect of the...

Uncut Left 4 Dead 2 Cleared in AU

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Kotaku Australia has word that Australians are ready to party like it's 2009, as the uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2 has received approval for release down under. They discovered a new R18+...

Open Letter to the Gaming Community

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
An Open letter to the gaming community on Medium addresses the current hot topic of gaming criticism and developer harassment, currently supported by almost 2000 game developer and player "signatures"...

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Video

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Here's a new video from Gratuitous Space Battles 2, using pre-alpha gameplay footage to show battle effects in the game. Here's an accompanying description which touches on the game's throwback...

Morning Patches

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Minecraft 1.8 ? The Bountiful Update. Titanfall Game Update Six.

Gatherings & Competitions

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Gencon- Pics from the world?s largest?and nerdiest?gaming convention.

Morning Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
PS4 system update 1.76 live now, improves stability. Same box, better graphics- improving performance within console generations. Free-to-play shooter Warframe now available on Xbox One. This Week?s...

Morning Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Get the Facts About Facebook Messenger. Thanks HARDOCP. Google sends event invites out to Indian press, must be Android One.

Morning Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
Net neutrality activists are about to show you what an Internet 'slow lane' looks like. Thanks Ant via Slashdot. How a new HTML element will make the Web faster.

Morning Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about cloud security.

Morning Legal Briefs

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 57 min ago
15 Year Old Who ?SWATTED? Gamer Convicted Of Domestic Terrorism. Thanks HARDOCP. Update: Fake. Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime. Thanks Derek. Uber Service...

Code.org Discloses Top Donors

Recent /. Posts - 5 hours 52 min ago
theodp (442580) writes "Under the leadership of Code.org, explained the ACM, it joined CSTA, NCWIT, NSF, Microsoft and Google in an effort "to reshape the U.S. education system," including passing a federal law making Computer Science a "core subject" in schools. If you're curious about whose money helped fuel the effort, Code.org's Donors page now lists those who gave $25,000+ to $3,000,000+ to the K-12 CS cause (the nonprofit plans to raise $20-30 million for 2015-16 operations). Microsoft is at the top of the list as a Platinum Supporter ($3,000,000+), while Bill Gates is Gold ($1,000,000+), and Steve Ballmer is Silver ($500,000+). Interestingly, six of Code.org's ten biggest donors are also Founders of Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us tech immigration reform PAC."

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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

Recent /. Posts - 6 hours 31 min ago
An anonymous reader writes A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report — "taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future."

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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

Recent /. Posts - 7 hours 39 min ago
mrspoonsi writes One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don't. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store's iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps. "Before you develop your app, it's important to become familiar with the technical, content, and design criteria that we use to review all apps," explains Apple on a new webpage called "Common App Rejections." Rejections include: Apple and our customers place a high value on simple, refined, creative, well thought through interfaces. They take more work but are worth it. Apple sets a high bar. If your user interface is complex or less than very good, it may be rejected; Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations or use names or icons similar to other Apps will be rejected.

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