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Play Civilization V Free This Week

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Sid Meier's Civilization V on Steam is playable for free through Thursday at 1:00 pm EDT, presumably to fuel interest in Friday's release of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi...

Door Kickers Released

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
KillHouse Games announces that Door Kickers has breeched various digital distributors, and the SWAT game is now available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. A new trailer celebrates the news, and here's...

Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Ubisoft announces details on the Season Pass for Far Cry 4, hoping to inspire advance purchases of a DLC subscription for the upcoming first-person shooter sequel. This page outlines all the content...

Space Engineers Sells 1M

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Keen Software House announces that Space Engineers has sold more than one million copies, an impressive milestone for an indie title. Here's word on the achievement which also outlines plans for...

The Evil Within Soundtrack

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
The Bethesda Blog has word that the official soundtrack for The Evil Within is now available on iTunes. They say:Does the soundtrack of your life need a little more intensity? Madness? On the heels...

Evening Crowdfunding Roundup

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
The Flame in the Flood by The Molasses Flood » Update #7 - Backer Beta ? Kickstarter. Funding goal reached with 17 days remaining. Uber Entertainment cancels Human Resources Kickstarter campaign.

On Sale

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Extra Life on Humble Flash Bundle. Pinball Heaven on GOG.com. Save up to 80%. Road Not Taken on Steam. Save 50%. Supernatural Bundle on Bundle Stars.

Evening Interviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Exclusive: Woman who sparked Gamergate - MSNBC. Thanks GamePolitics.

Gatherings & Competitions

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Where to Watch: StarCraft II WCS Global Finals. Where to Watch: World of Warcraft Arena World Championship.

Evening Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Bug Fixes and New Features. Fitbit announces new Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with GPS. Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks. Thanks HARDOCP....

Evening Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Why Marissa Mayer Is Still the Right CEO for Yahoo. Spotify adds family plans with independent profiles. Apple eyes $5 per month for Beats Music, report says. Thanks HARDOCP.

Evening Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
GlobalFoundries Acquires IBM?s Semiconductor Manufacturing Business; IBM Bows Out.

Evening Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Mac OS X Yosemite sends location, search data to Apple. Chinese government launches man-in-middle attack against iCloud. What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network. Thanks Ant.

Evening Legal Briefs

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
Ferrari hit with lawsuit for taking over Facebook fan page. UK convicts man over manga sex images of children. Zuckerberg sues lawyers who represented man claiming half of Facebook. Kim Dotcom Must...

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Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:43pm
An early beta of Go To Bed: Survive The Night is now for sale. This is for Windows, and an iOS version is also planned… Daily Show Alum Rob Riggle To Play Frank West In Dead Rising:...

Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

Recent /. Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:31pm
BarbaraHudson writes: The CBC, the Financial Post, and The Toronto Sun are all reporting a possible sale of BlackBerry to Lenovo. From the Sun: "BlackBerry shares rose more than 3% on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group might offer to buy the Canadian technology company. Rumors of a Lenovo bid for BlackBerry have swirled many times over the last two years. Senior Lenovo executives at different times have indicated an interest in BlackBerry as a means to strengthen their own handset business. The speculation reached a crescendo in the fall of 2013, when BlackBerry was exploring strategic alternatives. Sources familiar with the situation however, told Reuters last year that the Canadian government had strongly hinted to BlackBerry that any sale to Lenovo would not win the necessary regulatory approvals due to security concerns. Analysts also have said any sale to Lenovo would face regulatory obstacles, but they have suggested that a sale of just BlackBerry's handset business and not its core network infrastructure might just pass muster with regulators."

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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Recent /. Posts - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:50pm
MojoKid writes: A couple of weeks ago, Futuremark began handing out copies of PCMark for Android to members of the press, in an effort to get its leaderboards filled while the finishing touches were being put on the app. That might give you pause in that the results, generated today, are not going to be entirely accurate when the final version comes out, but that's not the case. Futuremark has encouraged publication of results generated with the benchmark. What makes PCMark for Android useful benchmark is that it not only tests for performance, but also for battery-life and performance combined. As such, you can easily figure out which devices sacrifice battery-life for performance and which ones have a good blend of both. The HTC One M8 really stands out, thanks to its nearly balanced performance/battery-life ratio. A result like that might make you think that neither value could be that great, but that's not the case at all. In fact, the battery-life rating on that phone places far beyond some of the other models, only falling short to the OnePlus One. And speaking of that phone, it becomes obvious with PCMark why it's so hyped-up of late; it not only delivers solid performance, it boasts great battery-life as well.

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