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DoubleTwist AirSync for Android now wirelessly syncs with XBox 360 and PS3 {Download Squad}

Feb 14th 2011 7:25PM Galaxy S phones come with a DLNA client/server app, called Allshare, built in -- hooray for occasionally, if rarely, useful bloatware. I was under the impression most high-end Android phones came with something similar?

NCsoft's Lineage enjoys record year, Aion growth boosts total revenue {Massively}

Feb 12th 2011 10:53AM "fail-trolls"?

That's the level of maturity you're shooting for?

...And you expect to be taken seriously?

Enter At Your Own Rift: Dispelling the WoWhammer myth {Massively}

Feb 9th 2011 7:11PM Honestly it would help if there was actually a myth to be dispelled, let alone an actual attempt to dispel said myth. The extreme degree of similarity to WoW and, especially, Warhammer is inescapable, to disclaim that heritage is laughable in the extreme.

Most of the rest of the article is wishful thinking and speculation. Grouping won't be drama filled? Welcome to fantasy island! That would also be where the lol claim that open world battles aren't going to be zerg fests came from. There's more than one way to level? And, what, you couldn't level through oRvR, SCs, PvE, or any combination thereof in WAR? Ah, little hidden quests, how new. It's not like there weren't ungodly numbers of those in WoW (ever get the letter off the body in the water under the big bridge connecting the Eastern Kingdoms?) or WAR /rollseyes.

I like Rift, I've pre-ordered it for myself and my husband and suggested it to friends. But I'm not delusional. Five minutes in I was noticing how much things looked and sounded like WAR (albeit without getting stuck on blades of grass and falling to my death from three inch tall rocks) and how much it played like a combination of WoW and WAR. There isn't an ounce of originality in the game, even the much vaunted rifts are a static and somewhat inferior version of PQs (and will, sadly, almost certainly die the same ignominious death after the first wave of players get bored with them).

What the game does have is something we haven't seen out of a new MMO in a very, very long time -- polish. The somewhat klunky character animations aside (and hopefully those will be improved before launch), it's the first game I've seen that came within a lightyear of the mirror sheen Blizz tends to put on everything.

The game has some real potential issues -- the world is tiny, the soul system and rifts are ultimately double edged swords, we have no idea what endgame is like, or if there really even is much of one. If the game tanks it'll be because of things like that, not because people couldn't help but notice the massive similarities between it and two games that came before.

Cheezburger Network secures $30 million in first round of funding, LOL {Download Squad}

Jan 18th 2011 7:42AM I've always wondered how they've managed not to get sued, given that they have legal rights to extremely few of the images posted there.

The picture of the cat above? "picture: dunno source". I'd imagine the "source" doesn't know their image is being used and likely wouldn't care if they did. But given the vast number of images/gifs/movies posted there and that at a casual glance most would seem to not have legal attribution, you'd think that eventually they'd run into someone who, for whatever reason, would be quite displeased.

Some older Intel and AMD processors won't run EVE Online starting Tuesday {Big Download}

Jan 17th 2011 4:19PM So now you'll need a pocket calculator rather than just an abacus to run it?

Google defends its dropping of H.264, announces WebM plug-ins for IE and Safari {Download Squad}

Jan 17th 2011 8:52AM Having a bias is one thing, but... Damn. Frothing at the mouth doesn't even come close to covering it.

Convenient that the only "open" standard Google gives a rat's arse about is one they happen to own, no?

In the end it really doesn't matter. Chrome is an also-ran at best, and will continue to remain so for some time to come -- if not forever. Hardware H264 being imbeded in, well, everything, and Google's pet standard being flat out inferior will see to the rest. In short, yet another tech tempest in a teapot that no one would give a rat's arse about if Google's claims for why they're doing this weren't so lol.

I never will understand why Google, given their often nasty history and continued contempt for even the most fundamental forms of privacy, gets a pass on things that would have the entire web getting out pitchforks if it was MS or even Apple. And to read someone actually suggest Google wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't good for us...

Well, thanks for the best laugh I'll have all day, anyway.

VLC for iOS now available from Cydia {Download Squad}

Jan 9th 2011 11:10AM @Iliyan : Click on your device in iTunes (assuming, if you're on Windows, that said PoS pseudo-virus decides to actually work for a change). Go to the 'Apps' tab. Scroll to the bottom. There you'll see a list of apps that can have files transferred specifically to or from them. Just drag and drop whatever you want VLC to be able to see.

It's an idiotic and thoroughly unintuitive system, but that's life in the walled asylum.

There may be a better way if you're jailbroke, dunno.

VLC app removed from App Store {TUAW.com}

Jan 8th 2011 11:08AM This is on Apple, no one else.

Blaming a dev for pointing out the clearly and undeniably illegal use of their work is so far beyond stupid it's painful.

VLC for iPhone and iPad get pulled from the App Store {Download Squad}

Jan 8th 2011 10:59AM To be honest, on the iPad VLC wasn't all that useful -- at least not in my experience with it. Unlike the desktop version it had problems with numerous files I tried to play and, thanks to Apple habitual rectal-cranial inversion, it lacked access to hardware accel so you had to transcode higher rez stuff anyway. If I'm going to do that I may as well transcode it into something Apple's painfully limited player with it's laughably crappy interface can handle, just to save myself space.

World of Warcraft's next expansion will likely add new land to game {Big Download}

Dec 6th 2010 9:21PM As Wes said, Cata is indeed adding new land. No new continents, but several new zones (five, if I remember right), some of which were previously inaccessible and some of which didn't exist prior.