LanOC Gaming News 2/22/2012

gamingnews2Wednesday is back and that means its time for Gaming News. Nvidia has a new GPU driver out this week, Cities XL 2012 is the Midweek Madness sale, Alan Wake has made its money back in 48 hours, is SLi broken in Alan Wake? LAN support has been confirmed for DOTA 2 and Gaming Nights are back! Update that tired old computer, Gaming News is ready!

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Alan Wake on PC

Glad to see this game finally come out on PC. Even better is the Enhanced for the PC section from Steam. The last two sections are what I am really excited about. Glad to see dev's supporting multi-monitor gaming! You can pick up Alan Wake on PC today on Steam for $29.99

  • Includes Alan Wake Special Episodes “The Signal” and “The Writer”
  • Experience Alan Wake’s Pacific Northwest in higher resolutions and higher fidelity than the Xbox360 version.
  • Fully configurable mouse and keyboard support, or if you prefer to play with the Microsoft gamepad connected to your PC, you can do that too!
  • Lots of customizable graphics settings and support for 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios!
  • Multithreaded engine that takes advantage of quad core CPUs.
  • Additional features our fans have sought after such as field of view adjustment as well as “hide HUD”.
  • Works with AMD Eyefinity 3D 3-screen mode.
  • Works with NVIDIA NVISION2 Stereoscopic 3D
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    LanOC Gaming News 2/15/2012

    gamingnews2Wednesday is here LanOC, along with a truckload of news, it's been a busy week around the offices. With your staff hard at work, its going to be busy around here for the next couple of weeks. Anyways, let get the new rolling! The Midweek Madness sale has two game this week, Hawken closed beta sign ups have begun, how about a new gaming laptop from Maingear? I am almost done with Warhammer 40K: Space Marine and a boat load of news at the end. Buckle up everyone, Gaming News starts now!

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    Message from Gabe about the Steam attack

     

    Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:

    We continue our investigation of last year's intrusion with the help of outside security experts. In my last note about this, I described how intruders had accessed our Steam database but we found no evidence that the intruders took information from that database. That is still the case. 

    Recently we learned that it is probable that the intruders obtained a copy of a backup file with information about Steam transactions between 2004 and 2008. This backup file contained user names, email addresses, encrypted billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. It did not include Steam passwords. 

    We do not have any evidence that the encrypted credit card numbers or billing addresses have been compromised. However as I said in November it's a good idea to watch your credit card activity and statements. And of course keeping Steam Guard on is a good idea as well. 

    We are still investigating and working with law enforcement authorities. Some state laws require a more formal notice of this incident so some of you will get that notice, but we wanted to update everyone with this new information now. 

    Gabe

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    LanOC Gaming News 2/8/2012

    gamingnews2Welcome to Wednesday everyone, I have a great Gaming News for ya. First off, backlogs, what have you purchased that you haven’t played? The Darkness II came out yesterday, Skyrim along with the Elder Scrolls Collection is on sale, LanOC V10 is coming up fast and some big news at the end. Grab an energy drink and lets get this train rolling.

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    LanOC Gaming News 2/1/2012

     

    gamingnews2Welcome to Wednesday everyone, we have some big news for ya this week. The Steam app is now out of beta, the Midweek Madness game is a good one, Serious Sam 2 is now out, The Darkness II demo is out, I have had my cherry popped with DOTA 2 and a couple of news items at the end. It’s February, it’s cold, let get the heat going. Gaming News starts...NOW!

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    Steam Mobile

    I have been waiting for this anouncment for a LONG time. Today Steam introduced their mobile app for iOS and Android. With the app you can chat with your steam friends and buy steam games. That means no missing out on sales because your away from your PC. We should be taking a closer look at the app here soon to see what else its capable of doing, stay tuned!

     

    It should also be noted this is still in beta. The only way to sign up is to download and try to sign in. Some people will get to try it right away, others will have to wait a little longer

    http://store.steampowered.com/mobile

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    No Blizzcon in 2012

     

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/01/25/blizzcon-2012-cancelled-will-return-in-2013/

     

    Blizzard have announced that their massive annual convention won’t be happening this year. Instead, they’ll be devoting more time to finishing their many projects. “In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013,” Blizzard say in a statement on Battle.net, mentioning that they’re currently “heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible.”

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    LanOC Gaming News 1/25/2012

    gamingnews2Welcome to 2012 LanOC. I have been off for the last couple of weeks but it’s been a good break. With CES always landing in January, it’s a busy month. 2012 is going to bring new items and looks to Gaming News. I am going to try and hit on stuff that I feel is important, useful or just plain funny/stupid. I will also be doing more videos cause lets face it, videos are much better to watch then pictures. We have our Midweek Madness Sale’s back, Ubisoft is still being stupid with their PC games, EA has jumped on the stupid bandwagon with SW:TOR, Super Monday Night Combat is now in Beta form, and a couple of other things at the end. Ready to start your 2012 off right? Lets go.

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    LanOC Gaming News 1/18/2012

    gamingnews2Gaming News will be back in full swing next week. In the meantime, take a look at your keyboard. Mine was filthy, so a quick Google search brough up this nice little article. Once I pulled the keys off I was disgusted on how much "crap" was actually below. It wasn't as bad as the some of the pic's in the article but was pretty gross. So until next week, keep your keyboards clean and tidy, don't forget about your mouse either.

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    LanOC Gaming News: Game Of The Year

    gamingnews2I've spent all of 2011 trying to play nearly every game available. Sure I could call it work, but for the most part it was a good time. We had up and downs. With this year seeing the introduction of releases from major IP's like Elder Scrolls and Battlefield its been an amazing year for any gamer. No matter your preferences I'm sure you have found a game or two that tickles your fancy. After doing the gaming news for the year do you want to know what the Game Of The Year for me is? Read on to find out. Some of the entry's might surprise you!

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    Drink the best video games of the year

    12282011aLove video games? Fed up with the same old festive drinks? We think we may have just the thing for you.

    Inspired by our top 20 games of the year list – and our love of alcoholic beverages – I asked James Dance, owner of stylish Falmouth bar and video game arcade Loading, to create six new festive cocktails, based on the year's hottest titles.

    He has recently designed drinks for Capcom's Street Fighter community event in London and made up an Alice: Madness Returns cocktail for Electronic Arts.

    So, from the explosive Uncharted 3: Drinks Deception to the sophisticated LA Noire: Truth, Lie, Stout, these entertaining and exotic concoctions will be perfect for your Christmas gaming get-togethers.

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/dec/23/six-video-game-cocktails

    Thanks to Mark for the link 

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    LanOC Gaming News 12/14/2011

    gamingnews2Hey LanOC, Gaming News is done for the year as your staff gets ready for the holidays. Being a college student has been great fun but it's not over yet. Finals are this week and I'm studying like a mad man. If I see something that needs to be talked about I will throw out a PSA. I thank everyone for a great 2011 and here's to an even better 2012. Have a great holiday season and wish me luck on my finals.

    Thanks everyone, we will see you in 2012 and as always,

    Wingless is out!

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    Best BF3 Video ever?

     

     

    10 yrs ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.

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    LanOC Gaming News 12/7/2011


    gamingnews2Happy Holidays everyone. Gaming News is wrapping up for the year but I have a couple of quick hits before the new year. Android has Apps on sale everyday this week for ten cents, Midweek Madness has a great RPG on sale this week, a new Flatout Game is almost here and a quick hit of news at the end. Get ready to build a snowman, Gaming News starts now.

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    Notch steps down as Minecraft lead

    Hot off the heals of MineCon Notch anounced about an hour ago that he is stepping down as Minecraft Lead. His plans are to take a break and then start a new prodject. Of course that doesn't mean he will be free of minecraft, but this is a move in a new direction for him. 
    As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I've promised him to not pull rank. ;)
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    LanOC Gaming News 11/30/2011

    gamingnews2Welcome back from the long holiday weekend everybody. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Back to the norm that is Gaming News. I have finished Batman: Arkham City, Serious Sam 3 is being played right now, Waves has been garnering attention on Steam, Midweek Madness is back after a crazy Autumn Sale that was on Steam and a laundry basket full of news at the end. Grab your favorite adult beverage, Gaming News starts now.

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