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Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has claimed the #2 position in Time Magazine's "2013 Time 100 Poll". The ranking is based on how influential a person is, making Notch the 2nd most influential person in the world. He garnered 156,694 votes from Time Magazine voters, falling short about 16.5 thousand votes below Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt. Notch did, however, manage to beat out Kim Dotcom for 2nd place by nearly 40,000 votes.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

InXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera has made Kickstarter history by becoming the most-funded Kickstarter game ever. It initially only had plans of raising $900,000, but gamers were so impressed with the idea of the game that 74,405 backers ended up pledging $4,188,927 to support the project. The total amount InXile received is more than 4.5x its initial goal, and it plans on taking full advantage of that funding by providing gamers with a whole bunch of new features.

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Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Pink slips were flying around the offices at High Moon Studios today as Activision has decided to lay off 40 of its full-time employees. The cuts began happening right after the High Moon Studios team completed development of Activision's upcoming Deadpool game. Activision stated that it "works to align its costs with its revenues," and that reducing its staff is all part of aligning "our development talent against our slate."

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The War Z player data compromised after security breach

The War Z player data compromised after security breach

Those of you who play Hammerpoint's The War Z may want to change your passwords. Hackers have breached databases in The War Z that held personal player info. Players' email addresses, passwords, in-game names, IP addresses, and game log-in credentials have all been compromised. Hammerpoint has temporarily shut down its servers for The War Z and for its forums to address the issue and find out the scope of the damage.

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Diablo III has 1 million active players a day

Diablo III has 1 million active players a day

At the Game Developers Conference, ex-game director Jay Wilson spoke at a panel, titled "Shout at the Devil: The Making of Diablo III" about Diablo 3's current state and its future. He stated that over 1 million players play Diablo III on a daily basis and that 3 million unique players log into Diablo III every month. Both are great figures, considering that the game has had more than its share of problems in the past.

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Next Mass Effect to offer a fresh experience

Next Mass Effect to offer a fresh experience

Fans of the Mass Effect franchise will be very happy to hear that Bioware is currently getting ready to develop the next Mass Effect game. Casey Hudson, the Executive Producer at Bioware, stated that the game developer is planning on bringing a "fresh and new" experience to the series. He says that the game will still have the same, core aspects that made the franchise so successful, but that there will be some major new changes, perhaps revamped game play.

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Corsair announces Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with customizable backlighting

Corsair announces Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with customizable backlighting

Yes, Corsair is making keyboards now, and they have been for a little while. Their latest creation is called the Vengeance K70, and they just announced it to along with the previously-announced Vengeance headsets. Essentially it's a fully-mechanical keyboard that comes with customizable backlighting, which in this case means that you can control the lighting for each key independently.

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Steam offers “Early Access” to developing games

Steam offers “Early Access” to developing games

Valve has just announced a new program in Steam called "Early Access". This allows gamers to purchase and play games that are still in development. It's like a beta mode where you test drive the game in its current state, and report bugs and give feedback to the game's developers. Valve believes this program will help developers form bonds with gamers as well as help them make better games.

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