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posted by Meatball on September 17, 2012, 4:23 am

Gearbox's Latest instalment of adventure for the new Vault Hunters.

More Bazillions of Weapons, New Characters ...
More Wub Wub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKVf5feSMEg)

A great fun, 4 player co-op FPS RPG.

If you've never heard of it, check it out.

posted by Moonscope on August 16, 2012, 7:07 am

If you have ever wanted a gaming console that just about anyone could program games for, then you might be in luck. The new gaming console named 'OUYA' is based on Android, will be open source, and will enable people to develop games just like they do for Androids and iPads.

Supposedly this is a big thing. I'm not so sure, but the controller looks pimp.

posted by inaktiv on June 21, 2012, 9:47 am

The latest Minecraft Snapshot, is adding in basic LAN support, without need for a dedicated server!

From their site:

You can now use 'publish' to open your single-player game for LAN friends to join. This is still very much work in progress, so it lacks some necessary settings such as what game mode your friends will get, and if they should be able to use cheats or not. Also, the 'publish' command is temporary, you can't even access it if you haven't enabled cheats =)

The Ender Chest has been changed to have an inventory per player and not per world. Also, knocking down the chest will break it into 8 obsidian, unless you have Silk Touch.
The texture pack folder button now works on Mac
A lot of smaller changes and fixes

posted by Moonscope on June 6, 2012, 11:40 pm

So, I was showed up by an older fellow today knowing a little more about the gaming culture than I gave him credit for. He told me of this TV show that talks about games. Maybe I didn't want to watch it because it was on the ABC (as we know most stuff on the abc is for <7 and >40 year olds).

Anyway, a gaming show that dates back to 2006 and is still alive today. Might be worth checking out...

posted by Moonscope on May 25, 2012, 3:03 am

Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the trusty keyboard and mouse combo? Well, I am severely sceptical seeing as my experience with the Microsoft Kinect was pretty poor.

Check out this new hand motion device that 'may' change our way of computing.

posted by Moonscope on May 24, 2012, 2:30 am

Wow, just wow. Check out this new 'car/bike' thing that just cant fall over!

posted by Moonscope on May 22, 2012, 11:52 pm

If you really like the Google home page images that are updated frequently there is a way to see all the past 'doodles'.

See my personal favourite which was listed today (23/5/2012 AEST) by clicking the link below.

posted by Moonscope on May 17, 2012, 6:32 am

"Apple has changed the answer Siri gives to the question 'what is the best smartphone ever?' to prevent the voice-driven assistant from promoting the Nokia Lumia 900. Originally Siri trawled online reviews on the web using the wolfram Alpha search engine, to come up with the Lumia, much to Apple's embarrassment. Now, apple has intervened, replacing that answer with a joke: 'Wait there are other phones?'"

posted by wild on April 12, 2012, 3:01 pm

The April 2012 Insomnia LAN has been cancelled due to lack of signups.

Our next event will be in July.

posted by Meatball on April 1, 2012, 4:36 am

Hi Everybody,

Our first LAN of the year is fast approaching.

Signups are open, so don't forget to tell all your friends to signup as well.

Hope to see you all there!

- tLegion Team

posted by Meatball on March 7, 2012, 3:29 am

Hi Everybody

The Dates for the 2012 Insomnia's have been decided and are now viewable.

Save them in your calendar.

If you have any questions, let us know.

- tLegion Team

posted by Meatball on November 28, 2011, 3:57 am

After a little hiccup with our hosting provider, we are back in the saddle again.

Don't worry all, we don't have any plans of closing down just yet.

- Meatball

posted by Moonscope on October 8, 2011, 9:09 pm

Hey there all you awesome gamers. That's right, the time has come again for you all to block out your weekend to attend Insomnia. The LAN starts on Friday 21st October at 7pm and goes until Saturday 22nd October at 6pm. As always, Breakfast and lunch on the Saturday are provided.

So don't miss out on some awesome gaming fun. As always there will be CoD4, War3, Trackmania, Soldat. Fitting in some tetrinet might also appeal to some.

So invite your friends and make sure you don't miss the last event of 2011.

See you all there - Moonscope

posted by wild on August 22, 2011, 8:13 am

Hi lanners!

Just a reminder that Insomnia is on this weekend at C3 Newlife Church, Birmingham Gardens. It promises to be another great weekend!

Confirmations are now open, so if you plan on being there, make sure you confirm to give us a better idea of numbers.

Also, just a reminder: don't forget to follow our official Twitter feed (click the icon above) and join the Facebook group (search for tLegion). See you there!

- wild

posted by Meatball on August 17, 2011, 9:28 am

Signups are open now. Confirmations open this weekend. Signup for some good ol' fashioned Lanning!

See you all there, don't forget to tell your friends to sign up too.

- Meatball

posted by inaktiv on June 4, 2011, 4:37 am

Dedicated Servers are a thing of the very near future for Terraria! Sometime within the next week or so Terraria 1.0.3 will be releasing. With Terraria 1.0.3 comes the new Dedicated Server executable that has DX stripped out so you can run it on your dedicated Windows box without having to have a special dedicated video card.

So many settings and features will also be included like admin commands, configuration settings to toggle features such as Blood Moons, Goblin Attacks, and much much more. You can even make dedicated PVP servers where everyone is force-flagged.

The biggest feature is that play cap is being removed for multiplayer and if your machine can handle it you can have up to 255 players online at once.

Just remember this post covers only the new dedicated server features; there is even more new content coming in 1.0.3 so stay tuned!

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Only problem is, as of yet, there's no Linux server available... Once there is, I will put one up in my sydney based Linux Dedicated servers for tLegioners :)

posted by wild on May 27, 2011, 11:37 pm

posted by Moonscope on May 26, 2011, 11:27 am

So Insomnia is on tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. Looks like we're going to have around 25-30 people turning up. Not only that but there will be a surprise for one lucky lanner.

Cyas all there at 7.30pm.
Don't forget to have dinner b4 arriving.

Cheers,
Moony

posted by wild on May 11, 2011, 5:29 am

Hi Lanners!

Just a reminder that Insomnia is once again fast approaching, this time on the 27th/28th of May. Details are still to be confirmed, but in the meantime, signups are open on the events page.

Keep the date free, and don't forget to tell your friends!

posted by septin on April 13, 2011, 5:05 am

This is weird and awesome and just plain meanly clever.Guy brings in a broken 500GB hard drive. The guys at the tech place open it and discover....a 128mb flash drive wedged between two nuts in the enclosure. The clever bit is it apparently reports correct sizes and everything, just overwriting in a loop when you copy a file more than 128mb to it.

posted by Meatball on April 1, 2011, 12:20 am

Whatever you do, don't click the full story link. It will destroy our page :p

Doesn't work in IE

posted by Moonscope on March 31, 2011, 11:49 pm

For those that like the game 'Angry Birds' there is now a nerd version. We all know that nerds are the new black so hold your head up high, you have just been honored.

posted by Moonscope on March 29, 2011, 1:26 am

In case you lost something 40 years ago and were wondering if you would ever get it back....it does happen! Check out this story from the University of California:

"A team of physicists led by a professor at UC San Diego has pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago that many scientists had unsuccessfully searched for and never expected would be found."

posted by septin on March 25, 2011, 5:37 am

Short article that made me laugh. Apple dares to take on the wife by returning an iPad2 to its owner after he returned it with a sticky note that read "Wife said no". Apples response note when they returned it? "Apple said yes".

posted by Meatball on March 24, 2011, 1:30 am

IN a bizarre turn of events, the music industry players currently suing Limewire for $75 TRILLION DOLLARS (*puts pinky finger to corner of his mouth*).

To put this in perspective, that's about $15 Trillion more than the Gross Domestic Product of the entire planet. It's also significantly more than the entire revenue of the recording industry since Edison invented the Phonograph in 1877.

ON the more sensible side of things, the judge has decided the claims are ridiculous.

posted by Meatball on March 21, 2011, 1:13 am

I think I am required by the law of morals to recommend this site and it's awesome idea.

If you are like me then you provide default technical support to every parent/sibling/cousin/grandparent/friend of the family - all out of the goodness of your own heart.

Needless to say, this means sighing in frustration, and lots of windows reinstalls to remove the endless wave of infections presented to you.

I was recommended this site a while ago and I have to say it is absolutely awesome for reinstalls.

You simply go to http://ninite.com/ and click all the basic applications you want installed (and it has nearly all of them) and it gives you a tiny 200kb installer which downloads and installs all the applications you selected. It automatically disables any toolbar addons and is completely hands free once you start it.

I just installed about 10 basic required applications for a new computer and it completed without a hitch. No doubt saved me about 2 hours of hunting, downloading and installing all seperately. Check it out. (P.S. The same installer can be reused to update all those programs at once too. - Now that is a fantastic idea!)

posted by Moonscope on March 4, 2011, 3:38 am

FAULT LINE SERIES EPISODE I: BAD PART OF TOWN
"Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite(tm) 2, the next installment of DICE's cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York"

Battlefield 3 has released a new trailer -
Here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfTksi_kHs
And here - http://www.ea.com/au/battlefield3/videos/4a50b23c6c37e210VgnVCM1000001065140aRCRD

posted by septin on February 10, 2011, 4:38 am

Sometimes I love science just for the sheer ridiculousness of it. Apparently we can finally discover who has the strongest blood of them all. Blood Wars is an art-science installation that will pit white blood cells from two different people against each other in a "tournament" that aims to see which person has the strongest immune system.

All I can say is, my blood would so kick your bloods butt!

posted by Moonscope on February 8, 2011, 11:51 am

How many of you knew that tLegion had a theme song.

Well click below to listen to it. Watch out, it make induce dancing....

http://bit.ly/f3qZMO

posted by wild on February 7, 2011, 11:40 am

Hi Lanners,

Welcome to what should be another great year for gaming! We've got our first Insomnia of the year coming up on the 18th and 19th of February at a new location - Newlife Church at Sandgate! This will start at 7pm on Friday, and run through to 8pm on Saturday night. A bit of a change, but this allows us to run the LAN for $20, and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Limited Internet access for game authentication will also be available once again, allowing games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops to be played, as well as Steam authentication.

Click the Events button at the top of the page to sign up, and don't forget to join us in the forums to talk about this upcoming event!

We've also jumped on the social networking bandwagon! Feel free to join our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8698550846, and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tLegion - either of these methods will allow you to see regular updates and news from both tLegion and other gaming websites.

We hope to see you all at Insomnia for what should be a great weekend of gaming, and keep your eyes open for more updates at tLegion.com!

posted by Moonscope on February 7, 2011, 10:35 am

Wow, this is interesting. I wonder where this development will end....

It also wonders me if they will allow others to code for the kinect.

posted by Moonscope on February 4, 2011, 11:06 am

As reported by Slashdot (one of the largest tech websites in the world, if you haven't heard of it where have you been living? http://www.slashdot.org) Google has run a 'sting operation' showing proof that Bing has been learning search results from the search engine giant - Google. Ruh Roh...

Although the proof seems insurmountable Micro$oft is still spewing mucus trying to defend itself -
Here - http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2011/02/02/setting-the-record-straight.aspx

Slashdot discussions
Here - http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/02/03/1428244/Microsoft-Vehemently-Denies-Googles-Bing-Sting

tLegion Discussions
Here - http://www.tlegion.com/index.php?tid=158&tpg=1#p1676

posted by Biel_Tann on January 22, 2011, 6:40 am

Want to know what the guys at Cupertino are up to next?

Check out this list of some of the new ideas the Jobs-ites have come up with.

My favourtie? Laptop with a projector sounded pretty awesome.

posted by Meatball on January 14, 2011, 3:23 am

IBM's next big project from deep blue (The Chess computer that beat the world champion grandmaster Gary Kasparov) is the Jeopardy playing monster named Watson.

The system isn't connected to the internet but using it's own stored database of books, encyclopedias, plays and everything else, which it reads and analyzes to draw meaning from.

This is an exciting new technological innovation that could have vast impacts on modern expert systems and search technology.

I think it's fair to say... watch this space.

posted by Meatball on November 16, 2010, 2:30 am

The Last Insomnia for the year is fast approaching. Come sign up, and tell all your friends.

Exams should all be over, so there's no excuse :P

See you all there!

posted by Meatball on June 29, 2010, 8:35 am

You've all been crying out for it. As you know we've had issues securing a venue for LAN's this year. I'm glad to announce we have been able to secure the Conference Facilities at the small St Joseph's Conference Center.

With this we will have access to a full Kitchen, Shower/Amenities Block and BEDS!

That's right we're living the life now.

Dates: Sat 24th - Sun 25th July
Signups open on the 10th


It's coming up real soon, so start making your plans now. Tell all your friends, lets keep Insomnia Going!

posted by septin on June 24, 2010, 10:27 am

Hey there folks. It is that time of the year again. Time for the mid-year Narcoleps-E!

Get your gaming face on for some fun!

The LAN will be on the 17th and 18th of July with signups opening on the 3rd of July and Confirmations opening on the 10th of July. Lets keep Narc going strong people. See you there for some fun filled, fragging times!

posted by Bug on June 2, 2010, 12:49 am

The Register (UK). There's big news from the world of rayguns this week, as the US Navy has announced successful use of a laser cannon fitted to its well-known "R2-D2" robotic gun turret installation to shoot down other, flying robots in a test.

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Five other unmanned air vehicles have previously been burned down by what is known officially as the Laser Weapon System (LaWS).

Hit up the source link for more.

posted by septin on May 27, 2010, 8:47 am

Apparently people that play video games a lot can control their dreams more than people who do not. Also we don't experience as many nightmares because we fight back....Interesting read.

posted by Gothmog on May 26, 2010, 3:35 am

Ever wondered what happens after you save the princess?
Now you need not wonder any more.

posted by wagonwheel on May 25, 2010, 12:28 pm

I know it's a bit late, but for those that are still not aware:
In a daring move by Valve, Steam has become available on Macintosh OS.

New games are released every Wednesday (Thursday our time), so If you're a Mac Gamer, be on the lookout for games being released.

Scroll down on the link below to check out some of the details.

posted by Milko on May 24, 2010, 10:10 am

http://www.xball.com.au/battlefields.html

posted by Milko on May 24, 2010, 9:45 am

5vs5 Tournament, $30 a night including 2000 rounds for your team.
So if your keen sign up and join Milko and others.
www.xball.com.au, sign up ASAP to avoid being point behind.

We played last Season, but started 2 weeks late.

posted by inaktiv on May 20, 2010, 12:10 pm

I remember in our Last LAN there were a few people playing Killing floor.

For those who don't have it, there's a 33% off deal on STEAM atm. Mac + PC Versions

posted by Milko on May 18, 2010, 3:46 am

AUSTRALIANS with generous internet plans will have another reason to avoid video stores on Thursday when Sony launches a movie download service for its PlayStation 3 game console.

The movie download service will feature more than 600 movies at launch after Sony signed all major film studios just days before its announcement today.

Sony Network Entertainment marketing director Alison Turner said movies would be available to rent from $3.99 each, or would cost from $7.99 to buy.

The collection of new release - including Avatar, Sherlock Holmes and Twilight New Moon - and classic titles will be available in standard or high-definition from 1am on Thursday.

But users will must have generous download allowances to use the service, as Ms Turner said some movies will be up to 8GB in size.

"Standard-definition films will use about 2GB and that should take up to an hour to download," she said.

"High-definition films will take 8GB or about three hours to download."
Ms Turner said users could start watching a film after it started downloading, or play games on the console while they waited for their film to arrive.

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia head Michael Ephraim said the service was launched as part of an effort to make the three-year-old PlayStation 3 a home-entertainment hub and broaden its audience beyond games.

The Sony PlayStation movie download service will compete with video download services from Microsoft's Xbox 360 and another from TiVo launched last year, as well as Apple's iTunes Store.

posted by wild on May 17, 2010, 8:07 am

Call of Duty: Black Ops will be getting dedicated servers, according to studio head Mark Lamia.

When asked whether the popular feature would be present in Black Ops in the new issue of PC Zone, Lamia replied, "I think dedicated servers are excellent. I don't see any reason not to see them unless... well, I just don't see any reason not to."

"It seems people like them and we're excited about what we're doing right now."

Lamia showed his appreciation of how much dedicated servers meant to a lot of PC gamers:

"We do work very hard to reconcile the desire to manipulate and modify those dedicated servers with offering them the persistent experience and benefits that the console system provides."

"We're working very hard to marry those two things, so people can run dedicated servers and also participate in the communal experience the console players get to have, given they're all on first-party servers."

Rumours of dedicated servers for CoD: Black Ops surfaced at the end of March after leaks from 'undisclosed Activision sources'.

posted by Milko on April 27, 2010, 10:42 am

* Explorers find ancient wooden fragments
* 400m up a mountain in Turkey
* 4800 years old

CHINESE and Turkish evangelical explorers believe they may have found Noah's Ark - 4000m up a mountain in Turkey.

The team said it had recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey that carbon dating proved was 4800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have been afloat.

"It's not 100 per cent that it is Noah's Ark but we think it is 99.9 per cent that this is it," said Yeung Wing-cheung, a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker and member of the 15-strong team from Noah's Ark Ministries International.

The structure had several compartments, some with wooden beams, which were believed to house animals, he said.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds that one had never been found above 3500m in the vicinity, Mr Yeung said.

Local Turkish officials would ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site could be protected while a major archaeological dig was conducted, he added.

The biblical story says God decided to flood the earth after seeing how corrupt it had become, and told Noah to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal species.

After the flood waters receded, the Bible says, the ark came to rest on a mountain. Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark and her inhabitants came aground.

posted by septin on April 24, 2010, 7:57 am

India seems to have made an interesting copyright bill. It declares private, personal copying to be "fair dealing" (like US fair use) and limits the prohibition on breaking DRM so that it's only illegal to do so if you're also violating copyright.

posted by Meatball on April 20, 2010, 2:44 am

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One late night at a German bar, and Apple's impenetrable security is broken.

Gizmodo reports on the findings.

posted by inaktiv on April 17, 2010, 3:40 am

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Sources close to the development studio tells Kotaku the mood at Infinity Ward (the studio behind 2009's biggest game) is terrible and corporate parent Activision is unsure how to fix it. Reporting, "[Infinity Ward] will continue to crumble."

posted by septin on April 6, 2010, 4:50 am

Hey y'all Narcoleps-E confirmations are open so if you intend to come to the Dubbo LAN hurry up and sign up then confirm so we can get food for ya! Narc is on this weekend, the 10th and 11th of April. It's looking like a smallish one again but it keeps trundling on. If you're already signed up tell your friends about it, its a great weekend of gaming, good food and laughs. Can't think of much else you can do for $20 with 3 meals and 24 hours or more of gaming!

See you there LANners.

posted by inaktiv on April 6, 2010, 12:28 am

After 10 days more and more people are still unable to play the brand new Settlers 7, due to Ubisoft's Brand new DRM which has been causing issues with numerous different games which have employed it.

posted by Biel_Tann on March 31, 2010, 11:27 pm

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As you can see we've made a few new changes to the site.

One of the most drastic changes is the work we've done in promoting our clan overseas. As a result we have our very first overseas edition of tLegion.

tLegion NZ (ran by new tLegion members Aries and Philos) will start up within the next few months.

We're also hoping to take a whole bunch of gamers over there later on in the year. I'll be starting a new tLegion group for them in the near future.

Please tell all your Kiwi friends and help support the new group.

posted by Meatball on March 31, 2010, 7:30 am

Hi everybody.

As you are already aware from previous posts, we are a bit short on admins, especially with setting up, packing up, and running the event.

We would like to form an "Insomnia Crew" of gamers who would be interested in helping us run the events. You don't need to be a Christian to join this crew, however we expect you to uphold our rules and values at the events you are assisting us with.

To be on the crew you will need to be able to commit to coming to the LAN's for a year - up to four. And be able to make yourself available online for a pre-lan meeting approximately 2 weeks prior to each of those events.

If you have any interest in helping out, put your name down in the linked forum, and an Admin will contact you to discuss with you.

With your help we can keep Lanning going in Newcastle and hopefully grow it as well.

Thanks in advance,
- tLegion

posted by inaktiv on March 30, 2010, 6:59 am

If anyone remembers the old Settlers from the Mid 90's, you'll remember it was one of the base Sim/Strategy Games out there (After Dune).

Well, it's still going, however it appears that Ubisoft's new DRM has ended up ruining the franchise for us Aussies. The DRM uses a callback which requires an active stable internet connection to play ANY part of the game. Another step towards the destruction of PC Games, and especially the LAN Gaming environment.

I know I for one decided not to buy it after hearing about the DRM being included. The first one I haven't bought since 1995.

posted by inaktiv on March 29, 2010, 2:59 am

Worst-kept secret out of the bag.

Perth ISP iiNet has ended a fortnight of speculation with the acquisition of Netspace for $40 million.

Chief executive Michael Malone said today the acquisition was a decade in the making.

posted by inaktiv on March 29, 2010, 2:59 am

Iarla Flynn, the Head of Policy for Google Australia and New Zealand, has a piece in The Punch today on Google's position on the filter.

posted by Milko on March 29, 2010, 2:32 am

Dear Fellow Gamers,

As most of you know we would have usually had out first LAN by about now.

However we are currently short on Newcastle Admins. Some have returned to Dubbo, some are North completing studies and another has taken the opportunity to visit WA.

So we are essentially looking at ways to run the LAN's with a viable team.
Once we have this worked out, we will start advertising new event dates.

We understand you are all keen for a LAN, as are we. However to continue providing the level of standards you have come to love from tlegion LAN's we must have enough Admins.

So if you are a Christian gamer and would like to possibly join the team, please let us know by posting in the forums. We only need 2-3 people.

We appreciate your patience as we work towards solving this issue.

Milko

posted by septin on March 27, 2010, 4:00 am

Hey guys and girls. Narcoleps-E will soon be upon us once again. If you turn your gaze to the events page you will see that signups are open for the event which will be on the 10th and 11th of April. Usual price of $20 for Narc to get you some grub and fragging for a weekend in Dubbo. Hope to see you there when it rolls around. Tell your freinds! Narc lives!

posted by Biel_Tann on March 26, 2010, 10:52 am

Mark Webber will have all of Australia behind him as he tries to put his Red Bull RB6 into pole position tomorrow ahead of Sunday's race.

Webber has been fast in practice, securing 3rd in the second practice period today but there is no doubt he wants to improve at qualifying tomorrow.

This year has been widely tipped to be Webber's year, as he and teammate Sebastian Vettel have one of the fastest cars on the grid.

Will Webber win his home Grand Prix? Have your say in the tLegion forums.

posted by Meatball on March 24, 2010, 3:02 am

In retaliation to Googles new "uncensored" policy, China has blocked all traffic to Googles Hong Kong servers - now serving China's searches.

posted by Meatball on March 24, 2010, 3:00 am

Following the cyber attacks on gmail accounts originating in china. Google has decided to stop censoring china's searches.

posted by inaktiv on March 22, 2010, 11:54 pm

VIDEO game consoles with motion controls like the Nintendo Wii could have a greater impact on players and need new rules, says a Government minister.

posted by Moonscope on March 22, 2010, 7:53 pm

For the timewasters in all of us and those who DON'T yet have RSI, here is a fun way to wreck your wrists.

posted by Moonscope on March 22, 2010, 7:52 pm

For those that enjoy the normal way to fix things, this site isn't for you

posted by Moonscope on March 22, 2010, 7:51 pm

Battlefield - Bad Company 2 is infact in good company with titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Over 2.3 million sold worldwide, the game seems to have taken off going double platinum in just 2 weeks.

posted by Biel_Tann on March 22, 2010, 1:47 am

In a move that was not predicted by any of us, South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson has stepped down from the front bench.

Although this may not be big news normally, the fact that Atkinson has been the single Attorney-General from State level that has blocked any attempt at making the R18+ classification enjoyed by movies and other media also available to games.

For any change to the classification system to be made all AG's from the states had to at least agree to talk about it. Atkinson wasn't. Although this isn't listed as the main reason why he stood down, the pressure placed on him from gamers throughout the country has been enormous.

As a retailer I used to have a big issue with the fact that many games at MA15 level would have been R18 movies. Now parents will have a decent level of information presented about these games and gaming adults will have the choice to censor the content they see, not the government.

He will still stay on in politics for the next 4 years.

posted by Bug on March 21, 2010, 8:33 pm

Engadget. Windows Phone 7 Series: the complete guide

posted by Bug on March 21, 2010, 8:31 pm

DailyTech. "TPB's Founder, Peter Sunde, compares piracy to sugar, jokes about courting google exec. Isn't letting international charges against him get him down"

posted by Bug on March 21, 2010, 8:29 pm

Engadget. "Haven't updated your laptop's trackpad driver lately? Then you may well want to consider doing so, at least if your laptop is equipped with a Synaptics trackpad."

posted by Bug on March 21, 2010, 8:21 pm

Engadget. "HP has been working on flexible displays for some time now, but it looks like things are starting to get a bit more real."