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InstantAction Brings Tribes To Your Web Browser

Submitted by: BugsPray @ 01:05 PM | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)

"When browser-based gaming destination first announced GarageGames' Fallen Empires: Legions, people immediately started calling it a browser-based Tribes. InstantAction would rather we call it the spiritual successor, especially now that they've got an official web-based version of Tribes on the way. The new web-based version of Tribes will feature enhanced graphics, thanks to InstantAction's powerful browser-based gaming tools, along with better modding options.

Visitors to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week will be able to get their hands on a playable version of Tribes, while learning how InstantAction managed to deliver an updated version of the game in web browser format.

(Screenshots in article)"


In Australia, banned links could cost $11,000 a day

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:54 AM | Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | (url: http://www.smh.co...)

The Australian communications regulator says it will fine people who hyperlink to sites on its blacklist, which has been further expanded to include several pages on the anonymous whistleblower site Wikileaks.

Wikileaks was added to the blacklist for publishing a leaked document containing Denmark's list of banned websites.

The move by the Australian Communications and Media Authority comes after it threatened the host of online broadband discussion forum Whirlpool last week with a $11,000-a-day fine over a link published in its forum to another page blacklisted by ACMA - an anti-abortion website.

"The first rule of censorship is that you cannot talk about censorship," Wikileaks said on its website in response to the ACMA ban.


[QW Mod]Triabal Wars - Two new videos released

Submitted by: Shadow(of)Death @ 09:56 PM | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | (url: http://www.twars....)

For those who don't check tribes talk, Arcanox recently released two new videos.

Ok, sorry for the delay. There was a bit of back and forth getting these video files captured. Unfortunately the fellow who did these for me forgot to max the quality settings for the game, and there's some differences when some of the visual elements are scaled back.

Nothing very fancy, but at least I have an encoding format worked out that'll deliver better quality videos in the future:

http://www.twars.org/blog.php


IE 8 due for March 20th release

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:13 AM | Friday, March 13, 2009 | (url: http://www.neowin...)

Taipei Times reports Microsoft Taiwan has announced during a press meet that Internet Explorer 8 will be released on March 20 in the local Taiwanese version. It was earlier predicted that Microsoft will RTM IE 8 in the week of March 16. Now we can expect the release of Internet Explorer 8 alongside MIX09 on March 19.

The Internet Explorer 8 sessions are now live on the MIX website which also includes the keynote address by Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager of Internet Explorer team at Microsoft.

As the Taiwanese version is getting released on March 20, we could expect Internet Explorer 8 (English version) being released in MIX09.

For now, the version information of IE 8 in the About screen does not reflect Release Candidate 1 in the recent Windows 7 builds 7048 and 7057


Great Tribal War Weekly Pickups

Submitted by: GokouZWAR @ 04:00 PM | Monday, March 9, 2009 | (url: http://www.gtwar.net)

Itching to play GTW but can't find a time when players are on? Look no further! Current GTW version is 1.6.56 hosted 24/7 on our MaxOGC Server "MaxOGC - Great Tribal War"

GTW pickup Times:
Saturdays: 7pm EDT - 11PM EDT
Tuesdays: 7PM EDT - 11PM EDT

All games are played on the "MaxOGC - Great Tribal War" server at 208.101.53.90:27007
If you are unpatched for TribesNext you may not see it on your server lists, be sure you get the TribesNext patch at the TribesNext Downloads Website. If you are having problems with GTW go to our website and register on the forums for technical support.

We're looking for help too!
_____________
GokouZWAR
-GTW Founder / Project Leader


Windows 7 Has Secret 'Off' Switch for Internet Explorer

Submitted by: Jinzo @ 03:23 AM | Monday, March 9, 2009 | (url: http://www.foxnew...)

It appears that you can disable IE in windows now to combat the EU's anti trust againist Microsoft.


Secunia: Firefox buggier, but issued fixes quicker

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 PM | Friday, March 6, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

Firefox had 115 reported flaws in 2008, nearly four times as many as every other popular browser, and nearly twice as many as Microsoft and Apple combined.

However, the report found that Mozilla was quicker to patch Firefox's flaws that were disclosed publicly without vendor notification compared with Microsoft. These "zero day" vulnerability disclosures contain information that can be used by attackers to write exploits for the flaw.

Microsoft took 110 days to issue patches for the two most serious flaws, while it took Mozilla an average of 43 days to address its three flaws, Secunia reported. One of the IE vulnerabilities remained open for 294 days in 2008, according to the report.


Project Reality Wins Mod DB's Mod Of The Year

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 04:39 AM | Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Mod DB has announced the winners of their 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, which celebrate the most creatively remastered video games and game modifications.

The big prize this year goes to the creators of Project Reality, a mod for EA's Battlefield 2 game that strives to deliver the most realistic combat environment possible. The team has tweaked the game's physics, visual effects, and overall play style while adding new factions to the game. Project Reality took second place for Mod of the Year in 2006 and 2007, so this year they finally get their chance to shine.

Link: Project Reality


Great Tribal War is back!

Submitted by: GokouZWAR @ 09:00 AM | Sunday, March 1, 2009 | (url: http://www.gtwar.net)

For those of you who played Tribes 2 WAAAAY back in the day, Great Tribal War mod is back as well and entirely revamped from the previous version we had back in 2003-04. Come check out the new and improved GTW at www.gtwar.net and check out the changes. Even if you don't own a copy of Tribes 2, keep in mind it's now Free to download and play! Be sure you're patched for use on the TribesNext master servers!

See our new YouTube videos:
(Aerial Combat Gameplay video) and (Havoc Vehicle Transport) videos!


Microsoft Releases Vista SP2 Release Candidate

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 05:00 PM | Wednesday, February 25, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)

Microsoft on Wednesday released Service Pack 2 Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

"Starting today, the RC of SP2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers to test prior to final release," Brandon LeBlanc, a Windows communication manager, wrote in a blog post. "In the very near future, we will be making the RC broadly available for anyone to download and test. You can expect another blog post from me when that happens."

The final SP2 is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2009, he said.
"In addition to all previously released updates, SP2 will contain changes focused on supporting new types of hardware and adding support for several emerging standards,"


Team Fortress 2 - The Scout Update - force-a-nature

Submitted by: CooLGuY @ 08:29 PM | Monday, February 23, 2009 | (url: http://www.teamfo...)

at the bottom, you can also pick the item release:

The Sandman should
Bonk Energy Drink
The Force-A-Nature first

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Windows 7 RC set for April 10, 2009

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:18 PM | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | (url: http://www.neowin...)

Just when you thought that we were going to see a Windows 7 RC by the end of February, a trusted source within Microsoft has informed Neowin that the RC will not be ready by the end of February.

At this time, Windows 7 RC is internally being tested and the official release date is set for April 10, 2009. The Windows team is right on schedule with development, and if there are no significant problems over the next few weeks the April 10, 2009 release date will remain in tact.

Not much information is available at this time. We're uncertain if the release will be a world-wide, and Microsoft is expected to do more testing before releasing a RC build to the public. With that in mind, TechNet and MSDN subscribers should be the first to receive the RC build.


Quake Live Open Beta to Start on Feb 24th

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:53 PM | Friday, February 20, 2009 | (url: http://quakelive....)

Id Software's Quake Live has been in development in closed beta for nearly 7 months now, and will enter Open Beta stage for everyone to play in just four days on February 24th.


Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL search up; Google down

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:31 AM | Thursday, February 19, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL each carved out a little more U.S. search market share in January, but Google still had the biggest piece of the pie, according to a report Wednesday by ComScore.

Yahoo Web sites accounted for 21 percent of the market (up half a percent) compared to the month before, while Microsoft grabbed an 8.5 percent slice (up 0.2 percent), and AOL nabbed 3.9 percent of the market (a 0.1 percent increase).

Google, while still holding the largest slice of the market by far, accounted for 63 percent of the search industry in January, down half a percent.

One interesting observation from Silicon Alley Insider is Yahoo's consecutive five-month run in posting modest monthly gains in U.S. search market share.


Microsoft to open retail stores

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:42 AM | Friday, February 13, 2009 | (url: http://news.cnet....)

After years of brushing off the notion, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will open up its own line of retail stores.

Without detailing the plans, Microsoft said it has hired David Porter, a 25-year Wal-Mart veteran, to lead the effort. Sources say that Porter's mission will be to develop the company's retail plans and that the effort is likely to start small with just a few locations.

Although Microsoft has generally relied on others to sell its wares, it's not Microsoft's first foray into retail.

Back in the dot-com days, Microsoft had one retail outlet, at the San Francisco Metreon mall. However, it never expanded the effort and closed that location in November 2001.

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