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Phil Harrison Leaving Microsoft?

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Industry veteran Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft, reports, saying they have learned this "through multiple sources at GDC," though the company is not yet confirming the departure....

Source 2 Games Must Use Steam

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
There's a follow-up to Valve's announcement of the free Source Engine 2 on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, where they talk with Valve's Erik Johnson (inaccurately promoting him to "studio founder" along the...

Ashes of the Singularity Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Stardock announces Ashes of the Singularity, an upcoming real-time strategy game, which will be the first game using Oxide Games' Nitrous Engine, which was announced in late 2013. "In Ashes of the...

Ensemble Vets Announce Servo

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Stardock also offers first details on Servo, a new sci-fi RTS game from BonusXP, the developer founded by ex-Ensemble developers. The announcement trailer offers a look at gameplay, and word is this...

Cross-Platform Siegecraft Commander Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Indie developer Blowfish Studios announces Siegecraft Commander, an action/strategy game coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One, saying this will support cross-platform play between those devices, similar...

Cross-Platform Super Dungeon Bros Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
In what appears to be a trend, Wired Productions announces Super Dungeon Bros is another upcoming game that will support cross-platform multiplayer play between Windows 10 and Xbox One. "We?re very...

Vietnam '65 Released

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Slitherine announces that Vietnam '65 is now available, offering the chance to go in country to experience the Vietnam War on Windows or iPad. The Slitherine website has details on how to get your...

Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Trailer

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Here's a GDC sneak peak trailer from Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, Fatshark's upcoming Warhammer action game. Word is: "Independent developer, Fatshark, released a new gameplay trailer today,...

Morning Patches

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Diablo III PTR Community Buff No Longer Active. World of Warcraft 6.1 Hotfixes- March 4. Thanks Ant.

Gatherings & Competitions

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Outer Wilds wins top honors at the 17th annual IGF Awards. Shadow of Mordor takes top prize at Game Developers Choice Awards.

Morning Interviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Dwarf Fortress Interview with Tarn 'Toady' Adams - IncGamers.

Morning Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Phil Spencer's GDC 2015 address, "The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem." Mad Catz Teams with Harmonix Music Systems to Launch Rock Band 4 on PlayStation4 System and Xbox One. Blue will...

Morning Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
John Carmack thinks that the future of VR is in mobile tech. Follow The Dots on iTunes. Stars Wagon on Google Play and iTunes.

Morning Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Netflix Hits Australia, Forgets Its Net Neutrality Principles. Thanks HARDOCP. ?HBO Now? coming this spring for $15 per month, with Apple as launch partner.

Morning Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 54 min ago
Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate. Socketed Intel desktop Broadwell coming mid-year. New Logitech G Performance Edition Gaming Mouse Designed for and Tested by the Gaming...

Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

Recent /. Posts - 5 hours 8 min ago
Jeremy Allison - Sam writes with this excerpt from a news release from the Software Freedom Conservancy: Software Freedom Conservancy announces today Christoph Hellwig's lawsuit against VMware in the district court of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. This is the regretful but necessary next step in both Hellwig and Conservancy's ongoing effort to convince VMware to comply properly with the terms of the GPLv2, the license of Linux and many other Open Source and Free Software included in VMware's ESXi products. Serge Wroklawski points out the SFC's technical FAQ about the suit. One nugget: This case is specifically regarding a combined work that VMware allegedly created by combining their own code (“vmkernel”) with portions of Linux's code, which was licensed only under GPLv2. As such, this, to our knowledge, marks the first time an enforcement case is exclusively focused on this type of legal question relating to GPL

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Game of Thrones Quick Draw Introduction

"We shut the Speedrun for what? Watch this and maybe you'll find out the answer."

Intel Reveals Unlocked, Socketed Broadwell and Core i7 NUC With Iris Graphics

Recent /. Posts - 5 hours 54 min ago
MojoKid writes Intel held an event at a location adjacent to GDC last night, where the company discussed some updates to its 5th Gen Core processor line-up, Intel graphics developments, the Intel Hardware SDK, and its various game developer tools. Chris Silva, Director of Marketing for Premium Notebook and Client Graphics teams disclosed a few details that a socketed, unlocked, 65W desktop processor based on Intel's Broadwell architecture, featuring Iris graphics, is due to arrive sometime in mid-2015. It's noteworthy because this will be Intel's first desktop CPU with Iris Pro graphics and because it is multiplier unlocked. It will be interesting to see what Iris Pro can do with some overclocking. Intel then showed off a new NUC mini PC powered by a 28W, quad-core Core i7 Broadwell processor, which also featured Iris graphics. The device has a tiny .63 liter enclosure with support for high-performance M.2 solid state drives and features an array of built-in IO options, like USB3, BT4, and 802.11ac WiFi. Bryan Langley, Principal PM for Windows Graphics also talked a bit about DirectX 12, disclosing that the company would be ready with DX12 support when Windows 10 arrives and that there are optimizations in DX12 and their drivers that would deliver performance enhancements to current and future Intel graphics platforms.

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Quebecker Faces Jail For Not Giving Up Phone Password To Canadian Officials

Recent /. Posts - 6 hours 33 min ago
wired_parrot writes Canadian customs official charged a 38-year old man with obstruction of justice after he refused to give up his Blackberry phone password [on arrival in Canada by plane from the Dominican Republic]. As this a question that has not yet been litigated in Canadian courts, it may establish a legal precedent for future cases. From the article: [Law professor Rob] Currie says the issue of whether a traveller must reveal a password to an electronic device at the border hasn't been tested by a court. "This is a question that has not been litigated in Canada, whether they can actually demand you to hand over your password to allow them to unlock the device," he said. "One thing for them to inspect it, another thing for them to compel you to help them."

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A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

Recent /. Posts - 7 hours 14 min ago
Trailrunner7 writes with the introduction to a Threatpost article (best read without coffee near your keyboard) about the new CSI: Cyber: The show centers on the Cyber Crime Division at the FBI, a perfectly focus-grouped cast headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan. She is a former behavioral psychiatrist whose practice fell apart when–spoiler alert!–all of her case files were stolen by a hacker who then murdered one of her patients. Now she is on a mission to "turn" hackers one at a time to the path of righteousness. She is aided in this noble quest by the guy who played Dawson, former child rapper Lil Bow Wow, and the two h4x0r caricatures: a bearded, wisecracking guy named Daniel Krumitz who is the "greatest white hat hacker in the world", and Raven Ramirez, whom we know is a hacker because she has dyed hair. Also, because her name is Raven. As a public service, the Threatpost team, Mike Mimoso, Dennis Fisher, Brian Donohue and Chris Brook, watched the first episode of CSI: Cyber and kept a running chat log of the "action."

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