Archive for March, 2012

Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

Bethesda’s Skyrim updated on PC only

The latest patch has gone live for Bethesda's hot-selling role-playing game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but as to be expected, it is only available for PC players. For those playing on the Xbox 360 and PS3, the game remains at version 1.4. PS3 players in particular still have reason to be sore because that version still has some memory bugs. The PS3 version of the game game under increasing scrutiny.

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Google Maps goes 8-bit for April Fool’s

Google Maps goes 8-bit for April Fool’s

If you've ever wondered what your neighborhood would look like in an old-school Zelda-style RPG, your imagination is about to be realized with the latest update to Google Maps. Of course, technologically speaking, the update is more of a step backward. But for those who love all things old-school, it may be one of the coolest things that the search giant has done when it comes to Google doing things just to gain attention.

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BMW i8 Spyder revealed

BMW i8 Spyder revealed

BMW has just released concept pictures of its upcoming i8 spyder vehicle that is planned to head to a BMW dealer near you in 2014. The car will be shown to the public for the first time at the Beijing motor show, next month. The automaker first teased the model as an i8 coupe in 2009, and today it remains only available in pre-production concept form, but it is on its way and still on schedule.

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Virgin announces Virgin Volcanic journey to center of Earth

Virgin announces Virgin Volcanic journey to center of Earth

Sir Richard Branson has explored the skies in a hot air balloon, delved into the deep sea, and even gone into space, but now his next project is to go to an entirely new desintation - the center of the Earth. Introducing Virgin Volcanic, a corkscrew-shaped vessel that will make its trips via five of the most active volcanoes in the world. It is perhaps Branson's most ambitious idea to date.

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The Social Interview

The Social Interview

I should have known something was wrong when I sat down at the table. My interviewer was well dressed. She wore a neat pants suit and her hair was pulled back in a somewhat severe bun. But the questions she asked seemed out of place for the setting. She started by picking up my resume and asking about my college days.

“I see you went to Brandeis University. I had a friend who went there. Did you know Shana Liebowitz?”

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Why I’ll Never Buy Another Used Game (And Why You Shouldn’t, Either)

Why I’ll Never Buy Another Used Game (And Why You Shouldn’t, Either)

Used video games have become a desirable purchase for many industry fans. With prices coming in at substantially lower amounts than new alternatives, it simply makes sense to many people to buy used titles. The more you save, the more products you can buy, right?

I’ve long been one of those people that tries to take advantage of cheaper used games. To me, saving a few bucks here and there was worth it. Plus, if I had the chance to turn it back in and get some of that cash back, why not do it?

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Secret Service confirms credit card hack investigation

Secret Service confirms credit card hack investigation

A credit card hack potentially impacting millions of shoppers with MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accounts is being investigated by the US Secret Service, it has been confirmed, with retailers potentially bearing the brunt of any cash stolen. Money middleman Global Payments confirmed the March breach last week, though failed to put an exact figure on how many bank and card customers may have been affected; the Secret Service confirmed that it is looking into the hack, the CSMonitor reports.

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LivingSocial Instant deals are dead

LivingSocial Instant deals are dead

LivingSocial has abandoned its location-based "Instant" deals service before it ever made its mark. In addition, company co-founder and former president Eddie Frederick has left the site, and it's assumed that his departure was not by choice. Frederick likely had an active hand in developing the Instant platform, which has been described as essentially being dead on arrival. Internet success isn't as easy as it looks.

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NIS America announces batch of new PS3 exclusives

NIS America announces batch of new PS3 exclusives

Japanese RPG fans, rejoice. NIS America, known for its niche role-playing games, has announced a trio of new games heading for the North American market. Two of them are slated to launch in the US later this year, while the third is currently set for the first quarter of 2013. NIS is one of the few publishers that still shows a lot of exclusivity love to Sony platforms, and these three are no exception. They're all exsluvie to the PS3.

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