Have a great Holiday Season! Winter Giveaway soon!

Our website just turned 4 years old today, we're constantly trying to point out all the flaws of the digital world and we're actively fighting for price differences around the globe, we actually have few things planned for next year so stay tuned because we're gonna get even louder this time! So go ahead and spend some good times with your family... or go buy/play some games with your friends.…

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National Rifle Association blames games for Sandy Elementary School shooting

National Rifle Association called on Congress to put armed police officers in every school in America. The press conference came one week after the tragedy in Newtown. CEO Wayne LaPierre blamed many things in his press conference for the influx of mass shootings in the U.S. — everything from gun-free school zones, the media, movies, violent video games, hurricanes, and a lack of government funding. "The only thing that stops…

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CD-Key stores need to stop what they’re doing!

(Dragoon) UPDATE: Despite several warnings CD-Key stores owners can’t stop abusing the Steamunpowered.eu forums as battleground to fight each other. We will revert the CD-Key forums back to their original intent. Meaning they exist only for SU Users to post their experiences with a store and their purchases.  A store owner is free to comment on a user inquiry should be his store in question. It NOT allowed for an…

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Warning: FPS Banana infected!

Watch out when you’re visiting FPS Banana!

It’s probably one of the best sites for maps, skins, mods, custom UIs and other gaming stuff but recently they’ve been infected with the "Black Internet" trojan.

Do not even visit the site because you will get infected while you visit it (you don’t have to download anything).

Just thought we would  let you all know about this since the only thread on this on the Steam forums.

Read the rest of this entry if you want to know how to check if you’re infected or wanna know how to remove the trojan.

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In Brazil, users can break the DRM

Brazil just changed it’s approach to DRM. Under the law recently passed the content provider may not use mechanisms to block access to files, which you can dispose by so-called fair use. The rules in Brazil are very different from the rules applicable in such countries like the USA. Americans in contrast to the Brazilians may be convicted for breaching security each time in some way to circumvent the DRM…

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Infinity Ward & Activision Will Have Their Day in Court

August 5th 2010 will be the next date for another hearing between these two companies who produced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  There has been a total of 3 lawsuits filed against Activision from former employees. Back on the 1st of March 2010 Activision fired West and Zampella, creators of the Call of Duty series, claiming they were insubordinate and broke their contract.  They fought back with a lawsuit…

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Blizzard employees revealed

Blizzard introduced the Real ID function to their users lately. But the majority of users who didn’t like it aren’t going to let this one go so easy, so someone created this website. This is basically a blog where you can read all about Blizzard employees who just happen to leave their names on the Blizzard’s website. As you can see you can read a lot of private stuff from…

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Another VAC controversy

I think most of Team Fortress 2 players heard about www.tf2items.com, a website in which you can look at anyone’s backpack from the game with items, guns and hats. The creator of the whole system - Drunken F00l – got VAC banned lately after he leaked a way to get…the golden Wrench. That guy claims he found out from someone at Valve (?) how to get the Golden Wrench (the…

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Blizzard’s Real ID pissed off the gamers

Blizzard introduced the new feature to their forum community – Real ID. This basically means that gamers from now on won’t be using their World of Warcraft or StarCraft 2 character names but their real names on official Blizzard forums. A majority of gamers are pissed at Blizzard for this. The Real ID feature will be available as soon as World of Warcraft Cataclysm add-on comes out (before StarCraft 2).…

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Few words about ACTA

ACTA is a global anti-counterfeiting (and anti-piracy) agreement that might change the internet as we know it. It would give federal officials the right to inspect your files without any warrant. It would make unauthorized possession of copyrighted material a federal crime. And there's nowhere in the developed world you'd be able to go to escape it, because they're all on board: United States, Canada, European Union, Japan, South Korea,…

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Valve’s E3 Surprise Is … There Is No Surprise

We had several different informations about Valve's E3 presence, the developer has today issued a statement confirming the cancellation of Monday's E3 press conference at the Regal Theater. The event was suppose to hype Portal 2 related stuff, before being semi-cancelled on 2 June (it was postponed to 2011). This first announcement, however, suggested an E3 'surprise' was being planned in its place, leading to amusing amounts of speculation over…

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Valve to release Duke Nukem Forever?

I can’t believe it myself but if it’s true… Yesterday Valve updated their Valve Software website. New look a lot Mac-like stuff but that’s not it, they posted an image with something very weird which disappeared after few minutes. Hopefully 4chan users managed to grab a screenshot of it and here it is: As you can see we got a lot of stuff going on here, first of all 61810…

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Portal downloaded over 1.5 million times since going free!

Several days ago, we reported that Portal is now available on Steam for free, in celebration of Valve’s successful port of the game to the Mac platform.  Since the game was released for free, it has been downloaded over 1.5 million times. Currently, Valve hasn’t released any data as to how many of these are Mac or PC users, but they did announce that about 11% of Steam purchases since…

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CD-Key stores don’t give a fuck about privacy!

I've recently found out (thanks to many user reports) that some CD-Key stores are requesting ID scans from their users after you purchase a game. They want users to send a passport, driver license or ID card scans or even pictures of buyers holding their ID card (with face visible)! Do not send them anything, never do that! You have a right to protect your identity online and you should…

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European Space Agency likes online games!

Here’s a cool news for all the space geeks:

“Video gaming has become one of the globe’s most popular pastimes. Fans say games are often educational, their detractors answer they are anything but. Might ESA have something to learn from gaming? A new Agency study says the answer is yes.

It comes from ESA’s Technology Observatory, which is tasked with scanning non-space sectors to look for developments with potential for spin-in or joint research. The study, Online Game Technology for Space Education and System Analysis, looks at potential applications of different online game-playing technologies from the simplest content-oriented games through to Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) virtual worlds.

The study highlights a number of ways in which these technologies could benefit ESA aims: immersive environments based on these technologies could enhance collaborative working of project scientists and engineers. It was also recognised that exciting online games could prove an excellent tool for promoting space and supporting the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths.

As part of the study, a video of a potential future game environment was produced, showing future human exploration of Jupiter’s ice moon Europa.

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Switzerland Bans Violent Games

The Swiss National Council has officially enforced a law that will lead to banning of any violent video game. The ruling has not been revealed yet, but it will be confirmed once the Swiss government reveals the requirements. However, the most likeliest series of things to come will be a ban on the distribution, production, and sale of any games that are rated PEGI 16+ and PEGI 18+.    …

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