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Sony Dumps Massive Price Hike on PS Plus Gamers in SA
Sony Dumps Massive Price Hike on PS Plus Gamers in SA

Sony has dumped a massive 50%+ price hike on Playstation Plus in several territories.
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PlayStation Plus Rate Hikes Hit Some Territories: http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/10/01/playstation-plus-rate-hikes-hit-some-territories.aspx

Screw Your Pre-Launch DLC & Season Passes
Screw Your Pre-Launch DLC & Season Passes

Why are we buying DLC and Season Passes for games before they launch? Especially when that game MAY SUCK!
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Big Changes for Destiny
Big Changes for Destiny

Bungie has announced a number of changes coming to Bungie in the upcoming 1.0.2 patch. Loot drops, balancing issues, and voice communication are all getting addressed.
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1.0.2 Patch Preview
Cryptarch Changes 
Cayde-6 took the Cryptarch aside and showed him a sack of doorknobs. He decoded that mystery pretty quickly.
Legendary Engrams will always produce Legendary or better quality items, including Materials or Exotics
Rare Engrams will always produce Rare or better quality items
Rare engrams will have an increased chance to produce Legendary quality items

Activity Changes
Daily Heroics, Weekly Heroics, and Vanguard: Tiger Playlist activities will include Rare and Legendary Engrams in addition to their existing rewards

Item Changes
Ascendant materials have been promoted to Legendary to closer associate them with the gear they are used to upgrade
Legendary Engram items that exist in your inventory will be demoted to Rare quality when the patch goes live, so decode them while you can.
http://bungie.net/7_102-Patch-Preview/en/News/News?aid=12202

Destiny Dev Notes:
We will be patching some of these issues as early as today. Others may not be addressed for a month or two. Stay tuned for updates and thank you for all your feedback online.

Destiny: The Loot Cave
Shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social engagement in public spaces is only one part of the Destiny experience. Expect changes soon which decrease the efficiency of cave farming and correspondingly increase engram drops from completing activities.

Reward Celebration
During development we sometimes prioritized making a system functional over celebrating its rewards, for example:
The Vault of Glass contains highly coveted loot but the actual moment of reward happens without fanfare and can be easily missed.
The lowest level of the Daily Heroic gives great XP and Reputation rewards, but neither of these progressions appears on the postgame screen.

We will slowly be addressing these and other issues going forward.

Social

Voice Communication
Our vision for Destiny is that all players, even matchmade players in the Crucible, Strikes, the Tower or public spaces, be able to communicate with one another in a way that promotes positive socialization. Voice communication is the easy answer, but existing voice paradigms, including those in our own Halo games, have not done enough to protect players from abusive griefing from a minority of players.

Destiny's near-term solution will be to allow players to opt-in to voice communication during matchmade activities. Work on this feature was underway at launch and should be rolled out this year in Strikes and the Crucible.

Activities

Strikes
Since launch we've tracked down an issue which has made Strikes more challenging than originally designed by both increasing damage taken by players and decreasing the damage inflicted by players on the boss. Expect to see this addressed soon, and for Strikes to become a little less grindy as a result

Balance

Our goal when balancing Destiny is to never have one player choice-- for example a choice of class or weapon.When we are successful with this kind of balance the result is a wide set of equally compelling player builds, some of which may be preferred by one player or another but none of which is an absolute right or wrong choice.

Exotic Weapons
Exotic Weapons are designed to look, feel and sound overpowered, but to not actually break the game.

Not all our Exotic Weapons currently live up to this promise. In particular those weapons received from completing exotic bounties . We're here to offer some advice: don't shard those guns. Their time will come.

Auto Rifles

Today the Auto Rifle is too effective at long range, even beating Scout and Pulse Rifles in some circumstances. Expect stability and/or damage adjustments to the Auto Rifle to address this in the weeks ahead.

Scout Rifles
Scout Rifles are for players who like to keep their enemies at medium range and hate to miss.

Scouts just aren't hitting hard enough today when compared to other precision weapons. We'll be addressing this soon.

Shotguns
Shotguns are for those situations where you need to deliver a massive spike of damage, right now, to the thing standing next to you about to do you harm.

Today shotguns are effective beyond their intended range, especially when upgraded with that intention. Expect changes soon to address shotguns
http://bungie.net/7_Destiny-Dev-Notes/en/News/News?aid=12188

Activision Lost $1.5 Billion on Destiny?  My Destiny Review
Activision Lost $1.5 Billion on Destiny? My Destiny Review

Shares for Activision have dropped 9%, equating to $1.5 Billion in market value since Destiny Review scores hit. Here's my Destiny Review.
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Is Activision Blizzard's $500 Million "Destiny" a $1.5 Billion Disappointment? http://fool.com/investing/general/2014/09/22/is-activision-blizzards-500-million-destiny-a-15-b.aspx

PS4's Project Morpheus Made IGN Sick
PS4's Project Morpheus Made IGN Sick

Is Virtual Reality the Future or a Fad? I'm leaning towards fad
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Project Morpheus Made Me Sick - TGS 2014: http://ign.com/videos/2014/09/19/project-morpheus-made-me-sick-tgs-2014

ISIS Recruiting Terrorists with GTA
ISIS Recruiting Terrorists with GTA

Islamic State jihadists released a trailer this week for a video game they say will be used to recruit and train children for the group's battle with the West, according to the Islamic State's media wing and several news publications.

The video, which can be seen below, starts out with a translated quote which appears to say something to the effect of "We do the things you do in games, in real life on the battlefield."

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ISIS terror group releases trailer for GTA-like recruitment and training video game: http://polygon.com/2014/9/19/6559243/isis-terror-group-releases-trailer-for-gta-like-recruitment-and

Sony Launching TV on PS4
Sony Launching TV on PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House told the Wall Street Journal this week that the company is planning to launch an Internet TV service in the US by the end of the year.

The paper reports that Sony has already struck a deal with Viacom that will see more than 20 of its channels added to the service, including MTV and Nickelodeon. House also said the company is in talks with additional content partners.

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Sony internet TV service to launch this year: http://gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-09-19-sony-internet-tv-service-to-launch-this-year

After Dark: #Gamergate Blackout Conspiracy Exposed
After Dark: #Gamergate Blackout Conspiracy Exposed

Several prominent gaming journalists across America are part of a secret mailing list on which they discuss what to cover, what to ignore, and what approach their coverage should take to breaking news

High-profile editors, reporters, and reviewers from heavyweight gaming news sites such as Polygon, Ars Technica, and Kotaku use the private Google Groups mailing list, which is called Gaming Journalism Professionals or GameJournoPros, to shape industry-wide attitudes to events, such as the revelation that developer Zoe Quinn had a sexual relationship with at least one prominent games journalist -- a journalist who had mentioned her and her products in his reporting.

Emails seen by Breitbart from August of this year show Kyle Orland, a senior gaming editor at Ars Technica, discussing the Zoe Quinn scandal. He wrote: "I don't want to in essence reward the jerks doing this by giving their 'issue' any attention at all ... I'm not even going to give the bullshit 'journalism ethics' excuse for these attacks the time of day."

Orland continued: "I would LOVE to use my platform to reproach this kind of behavior... but that would go against Quinn's valid and understandable desire not to have this personal matter publicized by the media... Maybe we should just stick to Twitter to boost the signal on this one, rather than our 'front pages.'"

"Maybe we should get a public letter of support going around decrying these kinds of personal attacks, signed by as many sympathetic journalists/developers as we can," he wrote. "Maybe we should just use this as an excuse to give more attention to her work... I know I've been meaning to review Depression Quest since its Steam release."

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Pro Gamer Killed by 16 yr old Girl over PS4
Pro Gamer Killed by 16 yr old Girl over PS4

A teen girl shot and killed a man as she and her boyfriend tried to rob the victim of his Playstation 4, police say.

The victim, 28-year-old Daniel John Zeitz 'Phobos" of Roswell, Georgia (pictured), met up with the couple Friday after posting a Craigslist ad to sell the gaming console. The alleged shooter is an unnamed 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was sitting in the car, only a few feet away during the robbery, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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16-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shoots Gamer For His PS4 While Her Baby Looks On: Cops: http://huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/craigslist-ps4-killing-daniel-zeitz_n_5829460.html?utm_hp_ref=crime

Sony Warns Investors of Unexpected 2 Billion Loss
Sony Warns Investors of Unexpected 2 Billion Loss

Sony warns investors of unexpected $2.15 Billion loss. Sony will not be paying dividends to shareholders either for the first time.
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Sony Warns Investors of Unexpected $2 Billion Loss: http://bbc.com/news/business-29233644

Sony Shares Slump as $2.1 Billion Loss Limits Turnaround Options: http://bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-17/sony-forecasts-wider-full-year-loss-on-smartphone-competition.html

Destiny Hype Train Derails
Destiny Hype Train Derails

My thoughts on the hype for Destiny and the reviewers who gave the game a 6/10 as a review score for Destiny.
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Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion - Here's Why
Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion - Here's Why

Microsoft buys Mojang, and Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. Why did Microsoft spend so much money on Minecraft? Here's why.
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Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/15/technology/minecraft-microsoft/

Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS: http://mcvuk.com/news/read/spencer-vows-that-minecraft-will-not-be-pulled-from-playstation-and-ios/0138381

Why Microsoft Spent $2.5 Billion On The Makers Of Minecraft: http://kotaku.com/why-microsoft-spent-2-5-billion-on-the-makers-of-minec-1634807464

No, Microsoft isn't saying Minecraft will make $2.5 billion in a year: http://polygon.com/2014/9/15/6153497/microsoft-minecraft-2-billion-deal

Xbox One / 360 Games Coming to PC - Microsoft Testing Cloud Streaming
Xbox One / 360 Games Coming to PC - Microsoft Testing Cloud Streaming

Microsoft working on streaming Xbox One & Xbox 360 Games (Dashboard included) onto multiple devices including PC at 60fps.
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Microsoft is testing playing Xbox games in your browser: http://neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-testing-playing-xbox-games-in-your-browser

ESPN Says Gaming is NOT a Sport - WRONG???
ESPN Says Gaming is NOT a Sport - WRONG???

Should e-Sports be considered an actual Sport? ESPN says No. But they might be wrong. Here's why.
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eSports are 'not a sport', says ESPN president: http://computerandvideogames.com/476008/esports-are-not-a-sport-says-espn-president/

Microsoft Not Allowed to Advertise Destiny
Microsoft Not Allowed to Advertise Destiny

Microsoft didn't have permission to run adverts for Destiny due to exclusive marketing rights from Sony for the PS4/PS3. Xbox Marketing has bypassed this exclusive deal with a fake website for Destiny Fragrance.
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Destiny Fragrance: The new fragrance by Xbox. http://destinyfragrance.com/

"OKAY, SO HERE'S THE LOWDOWN

Destiny is actually an epic new first-person shooter, available on Xbox. Thing is, we didn’t have permission to run adverts for the game.

So we didn’t.

Thanks for smelling that something was up.

Now get the game and become a legend."

Xbox launches mock 'Destiny Fragrance' amid advert block: http://computerandvideogames.com/475943/xbox-launches-mock-destiny-fragrance-amid-advert-block/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS

Canceling My PS4 Destiny Bundle
Canceling My PS4 Destiny Bundle

I'm going to cancel my PS4 Destiny Bundle
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Swatting Hoax Targets Gamers ★ Someone WILL Die
Swatting Hoax Targets Gamers ★ Someone WILL Die

Swatting Hoax targets live-streaming gamer's. Mark my word - Someone will die eventually.
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Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming - The Creatures "Kootra": http://eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-28-hoax-call-sees-youtuber-arrested-by-swat-while-live-streaming

“Swatting” Prank Goes Horribly Wrong When Police Find Twitch Celebrity’s Pot Stash (Whiteboy7thst Kpop Arrested: http://buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/swatting-prank-goes-horribly-wrong-when-police-find-twitch-c#19xi7vj

Is Kinect Worth $150?
Is Kinect Worth $150?

Microsoft has announced that a stand-alone Kinect will be sold for the Xbox One in October for $150. Is Xbox One Kinect worth $150?
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Kinect for Xbox One to go on sale on October 7th and retail for $149.99: http://microsoftproductreviews.com/xbox/kinect-xbox-one-go-sale-october-7th-retail-149-99/

Attackers Take Down PSN AGAIN??  No DDoS Protection?
Attackers Take Down PSN AGAIN?? No DDoS Protection?

PSN went down Sunday for most of the day due to a DDos attack. PSN went offline again this morning. Why did Sony struggle with the DDos attack?
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PSN Down [Being Restored] http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/26/playstation-network-unexpectedly-down-again.aspx

Lizard Squad: https://twitter.com/LizardSquad

Sony Online President's Flight Diverted After Hacker Bomb Threat: http://kotaku.com/sony-online-presidents-flight-diverted-after-hacker-bom-1626249376

Amazon Buys Twitch for almost $1 Billion
Amazon Buys Twitch for almost $1 Billion

Amazon has purchased game-streaming site Twitch for almost $1 Billion. What happened to Google?
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Dear Twitch Community, It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special. But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound. Your talent, your passion, your dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance - these have made Twitch what it is today.

Every day, we strive to live up to the standard set by you, the community. We want to create the very best place to share your gaming and life online, and that mission continues to guide us. Together with you, we’ve found new ways of connecting developers and publishers with their fans. We’ve created a whole new kind of career that lets people make a living sharing their love of games. We’ve brought billions of hours of entertainment, laughter, joy and the occasional ragequit. I think we can all call that a pretty good start.

CONFIRMED: Amazon Purchases Twitch: http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/25/report-amazon-in-talks-to-purchase-twitch.aspx

Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch. I personally want to thank you, each and every member of the Twitch community, for what you’ve created. Thank you for putting your faith in us. Thank you for sticking with us through growing pains and stumbles.

Thank you for bringing your very best to us and sharing it with the world. Thank you, from a group of gamers who never dreamed they’d get to help shape the face of the industry that we love so much. It’s dangerous to go alone. On behalf of myself and everyone else at Twitch, thank you for coming with us.

Emmett Shear, CEO

BREAKTHROUGH: Internet Speeds About to Explode?
BREAKTHROUGH: Internet Speeds About to Explode?

New technology blows Google Fiber internet speeds away. And it could be coming to a ISP near you.
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Will This New Technology Mark the End of Google Fiber?: http://fool.com/investing/general/2014/08/23/will-this-new-technology-mark-the-end-of-google-fi.aspx

Bell Labs Hits 10Gbps on Copper Lines: http://pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2460682,00.asp

Microsoft Reveals Delorean: Cloud Power Destroys Lag
Microsoft Reveals Delorean: Cloud Power Destroys Lag

Microsoft Research has revealed Delorean, technology for building a lag-free cloud gaming streaming service.
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Microsoft Fights Cloud Gaming Lag With DeLorean: http://pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2464341,00.asp

DeLorean: Using Speculation to Enable Low-Latency Continuous Interaction for Cloud Gaming: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=226843

Microsoft Demands Devs Hit 1080P
Microsoft Demands Devs Hit 1080P

Microsoft told Blizzard that 900P was unacceptable on Diablo 3. Is Framerate or resolution more important?
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Framerate is significantly more important than resolution,' says Xbox boss: http://computerandvideogames.com/474283/framerate-is-significantly-more-important-than-resolution-says-xbox-boss/

Performance Analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One: http://eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-diablo-3-xbox-one-1080p-patch-performance-analysis

PS4 Share Play Restricted to 60 Minutes
PS4 Share Play Restricted to 60 Minutes

PS4 Update 2.0 brings Share Play to Sony's console. This feature allows a friend to join and take over your game as if you were virtually in the same room. This is an update on the latest details.
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PS4 Share Play restricted to 60-minute sessions: http://computerandvideogames.com/474427/ps4-share-play-restricted-to-60-minute-sessions/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS

Xbox One Update Makes Pirates Happy?
Xbox One Update Makes Pirates Happy?

A new update for Xbox One will bring DLNA & USB Thumbdrive support to Microsoft's console. Microsoft claims the Xbox One will support more formats than the preview Xbox 360 did. Including mpeg, gifs, mkv, ts and more.
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Xbox One Will Soon Let You Play Pirated Movies & TV Shows: http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-will-soon-let-you-play-pirated-movies-tv-sho-1621237108

New “Friends” section – the new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview program. The new Friends section enables users to see at a glance what’s going on with their friends. They can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games their friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.

Snap Center – Some of gamers’ favorite features in the Xbox 360 guide, are coming to Xbox One in a way that’s now truly be side-by-side with games. Messages, friends, parties, and achievements will all be available in the new Snap Center, providing a seamless way to switch back and forth without having to leave a game.

Threaded Messages – keeping gamers in their games while they multitask has been a huge focus. The new Messages app features threaded messages with the full conversation history – including embedded links to Game DVR clips – that can be viewed without interrupting gameplay.

Media Player – a new app will be available soon that enables users to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner –announced last week, this new accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October.

Stream TV to SmartGlass – launching first in markets receiving the Xbox Digital TV Tuner, Xbox One owners will be able to stream their TV across their home network to their smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. They can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on the Xbox One. This will work for SmartGlass apps on Windows, iOS, and Android.

Boot to TV – Now Xbox One owners will be able to set their console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.

Live TV mini guide – for markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. Users can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV.

Country Expansion – we’re doing a lot of work on the backend to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets
in the coming weeks.


Xbox One compatible file types:

3gp audio
3gp video
3gp2
aac
adts
animated gif
asf
avi divx
avi dv
avi uncompressed
avi xvid
bmp
jpg
gif
h264 avchd
mjpeg
mkv
mov
mp3
mpeg 1 ps
mpeg 2
mpeg 2 hd
mpeg 2 ts
mpeg 4 h264 aac
mpeg 4 sp
png
tiff
wav
wma
wma lossless
wma pro
wma voice
wmv
wmv hd

PS4 Update 2 0 Update Brings Game Sharing
PS4 Update 2 0 Update Brings Game Sharing

PS4 Update 2.0 update lets you share games with friends without them owning the game.
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PlayStation 4 System Software 2.0 Lets You Share Games Without Your Friends Owning Them: http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/12/playstation-4-system-software-2-0-let_2700_s-you-share-games-without-your-friends-owning-them.aspx

Rise of Tomb Raider an Xbox Exclusive - Timed Exclusive Only???
Rise of Tomb Raider an Xbox Exclusive - Timed Exclusive Only???

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The Next Tomb Raider Is An Xbox Exclusive: http://kotaku.com/the-next-tomb-raider-is-an-xbox-exclusive-1620022328

After Dark: OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD CONSPIRACY
After Dark: OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD CONSPIRACY

After Dark: Operation Mockingbird Ep2. The Conspiracy to control mass media and the population.
Watch Ep1: Bad Blood (Tuskegee Experiment) https://youtube.com/watch?v=OOURLZT20_Y

EXTRA: Local News: Newscasters Agree - https://youtube.com/watch?v=TM8L7bdwVaA

Operation Mockingbird was a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media.

details of Operation Mockingbird were revealed as a result of the Senator Frank Church investigations (Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities) in 1975. According to the Congress report published in 1976:

"The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets."

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In 1983, 50 companies owned 90 percent of the media consumed by Americans. By 2012, just six companies — including Fox (then part of News Corporation) and Time Warner — controlled that 90 percent, according to testimony before the House Judiciary Committee examining Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.
http://nytimes.com/2014/07/26/business/a-21st-century-fox-time-warner-merger-would-narrow-already-dwindling-competition.html

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Sony Shutting Down MLB 13 The Show Servers in 2014!
Sony Shutting Down MLB 13 The Show Servers in 2014!

Sony is shutting down the online servers for MLB 13 The Show on Nov 6th, 2014. Do you think that's a little soon?
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http://forums.theshownation.com/showthread.php?t=27435

"On November 6, 2014 Sony Computer Entertainment America will terminate the online service for MLB®13 The Show™ on the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems. We thank you for your devotion, and hope you've enjoyed your game experience. Note that this will have no impact on our current MLB®14 The Show™ game servers, which will remain active.

On behalf of The Show Development Team, we'd like to thank you for your time spent playing MLB 13 The Show.

Please keep in mind that MLB 14 The Show has a strong community, which should see the same online community activity as seen in MLB 13. There are a number of new online features, which include Full Online Franchise mode, Community Challenges, Diamond Dynasty Extra Innings, New Universal Profile and more. See you there!"

After Dark: Bad Blood Conspiracy
After Dark: Bad Blood Conspiracy

Welcome to the Rabbit Hole - Roadcast#1 After Dark: Blood Conspiracy. (Tuskegee Experiment)
Watch Ep2: Operation Mockingbird - https://youtube.com/watch?v=RAfsP8k60m0
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Crytek Calls Unpaid Devs Emotional
Crytek Calls Unpaid Devs Emotional

Crytek Head is Upset and Surprised that unpaid developers became emotional and angry.
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Some people were very impatient and got angry at the smallest delay. Also, there was a critique of us not being proactive in communication, which we don't understand, because we had been frequently in the UK as well as every other studio, talking about potentially rough times. And we had even shared with people how they should maybe work with different banks at a personal level to prepare. Or, if not, they could make a choice to resign and look for other jobs.

But our priority was to not downsize the company. Our priority was to not let anybody lose their jobs at that point. Because if a company gets into a difficult situation and you know the outcome is going to be bad, you have the choice to downsize everything. But we haven't done that because we wanted to keep everybody tied together as a team.

I was surprised and upset a little bit that the intention of us keeping together everybody upset a few of them. But I understand that situation. Some people live in very tight financial planning. That's their own privacy. They can do whatever they want. Those guys, when they get under pressure it can become emotional.

Crytek: http://eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-08-the-transformation-was-painful-we-paid-the-price

Gamestop Requiring Fingerprints!
Gamestop Requiring Fingerprints!

Gamestop HQ has directed its stores in Philadelphia to start fingerprinting customers who trade-in video games. (Does not apply to stores in the suburbs) Gamestop says its a response in cooperation from the police, but the city has stated they are not requiring Gamestop to fingerprint gamers. Is this a good or bad idea?
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Gameplay: Unturned (PC)

New Philadelphia GameStop Policy Requires Customer Fingerprints When Trading In Games: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/08/01/new-philadelphia-gamestop-policy-requires-customer-fingerprints-when-trading-in-games/

Sony Slams EA Access Subscription Service for Xbox One
Sony Slams EA Access Subscription Service for Xbox One

Sony Slams EA Access subscription service for Xbox One. Denies PS4 access.
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EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan On Xbox One: http://kotaku.com/ea-announces-netflix-like-subscription-plan-on-xbox-one-1612755604

SONY PASSED ON EA ACCESS FOR PS4 AS IT'S NOT 'GOOD VALUE': http://ign.com/articles/2014/07/30/sony-passed-on-ea-access-for-ps4-as-its-not-good-value

Sony to Pay Out $15 Million for PSN Hacking Scandal
Sony to Pay Out $15 Million for PSN Hacking Scandal

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Sony to offer free games, PS Plus subs in $15m PSN hack settlement: http://eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-24-sony-to-offer-free-games-ps-plus-subs-in-usd15m-psn-hack-settlement

Military Thought Crime Detector
Military Thought Crime Detector

VGN Tech: The Military may be adding a thought crime detector to its arsenal soon. The device is said to be between 80-95% accurate when it comes to pinpointing whether someone is a potential risk.
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Could a Brain Scan Protect U.S. Troops from Insider Attacks?: http://defenseone.com/technology/2014/07/could-brain-scan-protect-us-troops-insider-attacks/88801/

Friend or Foe? How Brains Can Betray Intentions: http://wfs.org/futurist/2014-issues-futurist/march-april-2014-vol-48-no-2/friend-or-foe-how-brains-can-betray-inten

Microsoft Cutting Original TV Shows from Xbox One - Refocusing on Games - Report
Microsoft Cutting Original TV Shows from Xbox One - Refocusing on Games - Report

Microsoft is planning on refocusing energy on its video game business and is reconsidering its original tv programming lineup. That is according to sources speaking to Variety.
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Microsoft to Curtail Original Series Programming for Xbox: http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/microsoft-reconsiders-original-programming-strategy-for-xbox-1201263982/

Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs!  Xbox Impact?
Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs! Xbox Impact?

Microsoft has announced 18,000 jobs will be cut in the next year.
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Microsoft announces 18,000 jobs to be cut in the next year: http://eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-17-microsoft-announces-18-000-jobs-to-be-cut-in-the-next-year

BAD for Gamers? - New GameStop Scheme
BAD for Gamers? - New GameStop Scheme

Gamestop has a new plan to get gamers to shop at their stores. They plan on taking the pre-order bonus content to a whole new level. (I focus on Pre-orders, but i'm sure they could also offer this content post launch for people to buy)
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GameStop may fund exclusive content, but won't be part of creative process, says CEO: http://polygon.com/2014/7/10/5887169/gamestop-funding-exclusive-content

GameStop's Involvement in Development Is Another Black Mark on Pre-Order Bonuses: http://gamespot.com/articles/gamestops-involvement-in-development-is-another-bl/1100-6421040/

Military Creates Auto-Aim Sniper IRL
Military Creates Auto-Aim Sniper IRL

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Wired reported in 2012 the first successful prototype test of the military's first-ever guided small-caliber bullets, developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin. Around 4-inches long, the bullets feature optical tips to detect laser beams shown on targets. Actuators inside the bullets then steer tiny fins on their surfaces, which guide them to targets based on information from the tip sensors.

The bullets can strike a target accurately while accommodating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors, according to DARPA. The prototype tests were able to successfully strike targets from more-than a mile, or 6,500 feet away.

"For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology," the agency explains on its website. "It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn't hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location."

"The EXACTO .50-caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems."


Sniper heaven: Pentagon's self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/11/sniper-heaven-pentagons-successful-self-guided-bul/

EXACTO Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets: https://youtube.com/watch?v=vX8Z2MDYX3g

Why Are Digital Games So Expensive? Wish Xbox One had kept DRM?
Why Are Digital Games So Expensive? Wish Xbox One had kept DRM?

Why are digital game prices so expensive on consoles? Would we be better off under original Xbox DRM policy?
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Nintendo explains why its digital games are not less expensive: http://gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-explains-why-its-digital-games-are-not-less-expensive/1100-6415997/

Sony explains PS4 digital game pricing: http://eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-28-sony-explains-ps4-digital-game-pricing

PS4 Sales Beat Xbox One 2:1 ★  PC vs Consoles Sales - Ubisoft
PS4 Sales Beat Xbox One 2:1 ★ PC vs Consoles Sales - Ubisoft

Ubisoft has released their 1st quarter sales results. I cover a few of the most interesting numbers, including how PC performs vs consoles.
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Ubisoft selling over twice as many units on PS4 than Xbox One: http://videogamer.com/ps4/watch_dogs/news/ubisoft_selling_over_twice_as_many_units_on_ps4_than_xbox_one.html

Watch_Dogs -- PC Sales 10-12%, Next-Gen Version Sold 2X More Than Old-Gen Version: http://dsogaming.com/news/watch_dogs-pc-sales-10-12-next-gen-version-sold-2x-more-than-old-gen-version/

PS4 Early Access Coming
PS4 Early Access Coming

Sony is considering a PS4 early access program similar to Steam's early access program. Let's talk the pros and cons.
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Sony considering PlayStation Early Access program for PS4: http://computerandvideogames.com/471027/sony-considering-playstation-early-access-program/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS

This Old Red Dragon House...Update
This Old Red Dragon House...Update

Update with before and after shots of the work in progress with the home renovation. What should I do with the Kitchen???
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Battlefield Hardline - Just a $60 BF4 Mod??
Battlefield Hardline - Just a $60 BF4 Mod??

Is Battlefield Hardline just a BF4 Re-skinned Mod? My thoughts on the controversy surrounding the latest game in the Battlefield series.
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A New Start
A New Start

Vlog: What i've been up to - Why the vids have been a little lacking - Thanks for the support
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Sony: Expect fewer AAA Games ★ New Features ★ PS4 News
Sony: Expect fewer AAA Games ★ New Features ★ PS4 News

Sony PS4 News: May NPD numbers - New features still coming - Yoshida says, expect fewer AAA games - but lots of indies.
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May NPD: PS4 leads hardware sales, month five: http://joystiq.com/2014/06/16/may-npd-ps4-leads-hardware-sales-month-five/?ncid=rss_truncated

Missing PS4 Features Still Coming, Sony Says: http://kotaku.com/missing-ps4-features-still-coming-sony-says-1592210608

Far Cry 4 co-op works if you don't have the game: http://eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-12-heres-how-far-cry-4-co-op-works-if-you-dont-have-the-game

Battlefield Hardline the Future ★ New Beta Coming to Xbox
Battlefield Hardline the Future ★ New Beta Coming to Xbox

Battlefield Hardline early access - a new model for future Battlefield games? New info on upcoming Xbox beta
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Battlefield Hardline Beta coming to Xbox: http://computerandvideogames.com/468446/battlefield-hardline-beta-on-all-platforms-before-release/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-News-RSS

EA And DICE Considering Early Access For Future Battlefield Titles: http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/06/12/ea-and-dice-considering-early-access-for-future-battlefield-titles.aspx

Who Won E3?  Best Game of the Show
Who Won E3? Best Game of the Show

My opinion on who won E3 - based on who brought the most games I actually wanna play after seeing gameplay demos.
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