It’s telling that I’ve not had any browser history in Internet Explorer 9 on my Windows 7 system since I upgraded to service pack 1. I last used Internet Explorer extensively while still in school and university, restricted to those platforms thanks to the admins who selflessly gave themselves up to annoying every learner in the entire building. On numerous occasions I had to be called up by the system admin at college because I had found ways of getting around the limitation. Back then Opera was my preferred browser, offering a very neat USB install method that worked around all the security features of Windows XP. I stuck to IE 7 for as long as I could, as it was comparatively better in many ways than its successor.
In the grand saga that is the Patent Wars: Another Invention, young start-up Facebook has acquired knowledge from the old Master, IBM who was in the Chip wars in 1960. While limited, the knowledge acquired may help the young apprentice launch a series of patent lawsuits of its own, marking its territory and ensuring it won’t be infringed. Thus the galaxy was saved, and young Facebook enthralled many fine maidens later that day.
Speculation pants on people! Bethesda, the lovely people who make amazingly intricate RPG games like Skyrim and Oblivion (as if you needed reminding), have filed a trademark listing for something called “Dawnguard”. Interestingly, this patent was actually filed towards the end of February but has only recently been picked up. This means only one thing: the internet super-sleuths are slacking and need to be whipped.
There’s very little information on what exactly this new trademark could be other than a description that reads: “Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices”.
Could it be upcoming DLC or an expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Could it be an entirely new downloadable game based on The Elder Scrolls series? Website VG24/7 thinks it might have something to do with the Mythic Dawn cult from The Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion; that same group is mentioned in a Skyrim side quest as well. Who knows? It could be any of the above so the only thing left to do is speculate wildly while we wait for Bethesda to tell us.
Assassin’s Creed III is this little game that Ubisoft has been quietly tinkering away on for the last few years. It’s coming out in October this year and stars a brand new assassin called Connor who is half British and half Native American.
Since the game’s premature reveal, thanks to an initial leak courtesy of Best Buy, there’s been a rather persistent trickle of information regarding the game. The fact that ninety percent of the information revealed so far has been because of leaks is neither here nor there.
Now we get this new batch of six screenshots that have skipped an embargo date by a couple of days and wound up on NeoGAF. You can find them all after the jump, including one that shows Connor taking a relaxing paddle in a canoe surrounded by a bunch of beavers – it’s not as dirty as it sounds, you perverts.
Mr. Xbox himself, Major Nelson, has updated his blog with some information regarding an upcoming XBLA promotion dubbed “Arcade NEXT”. As you all know by now, Microsoft likes to bundle together high-profile Arcade titles in month-long promotions – Arcade NEXT is one of those.
Starting from 18 April, there’ll be a new Xbox LIVE Arcade game hitting each week, ending on 09 May with Mojang’s super-mega-massive-smash-hit Minecraft. Coming along for the ride (or perhaps steering the ride in this case) is Trials Evolution – the platforming/racing/puzzle/strategy motor bike game that defies genre classification and dispenses controller-flinging rage fits at least five times per level.
Lionhead Studio’s Fable Heroes also makes an appearance as well as Bloodforge (a title I can only seem to say in a Strongbad voice). Hit the jump for a shiny video, dates, pricing and wonderful news for all you Achievement Whores out there.
Fresh from the press office of Beamdog and Overhaul Games comes the confirmation that their now rather highly-anticipated HD remake of Baldur’s Gate is coming to an iPad near you. Perhaps it’s your mom’s iPad, or your spoilt sibling’s, or maybe you decided to be a cool guy and get an Android tablet because everyone told you it was for gaming, and now you’ll have to use your shmarmy friend’s iPad because he’s the one who told you Android tablets are better for gaming. Whatever your iPad situation may be, be sure that you have one with you the next time you board a 20-hour flight or get stuck at grandma’s for the weekend, because there’s no better way to soak up spare (or not so spare) time than with an RPG like Baldur’s Gate. Or actuallyBaldur’s Gate… you get the idea.
The iPad version of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition will be available from the App Store in Q3 of this year.
Two more pics of a man relaxing while playing BGEE on his iPad can be yours once you click to read more.
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I love the idea of gaming notebooks just as much as anybody. They’re far more portable for LANs, comfortable and in most cases lighter than the full towers you’ll see at rAge (which happening this year, peeps, dont’ forget!). One of the biggest hurdles for gaming laptops is the main reason why not everyone can afford it – price. The only viable solutions cost upwards of R8500 and for the most part the cheaper options will only allow medium settings, medium resolutions and medium performance. Its all a bit lackluster and its only worth it if your price range is closer to Alienware territory.
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