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Punkbuster wrongly bans Battlefield 3 players, EA working on solution

Alongside legions of actual cheaters, EA’s third-party anti-cheating technology, Punkbuster, has apparently been booting innocents from Battlefield 3, a problem the publisher is currently looking into.

“We are investigating an issue of Punkbuster…
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Working Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout built for NASA challenge

A fully functional Pip-Boy 3000 has emerged from the vault of Team Reno, a five-member group of people way, way smarter than us. The device can display relative humidity, altitude, latitude and longitude, atmospheric pressure, ambient temperature,…
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Chicago C2E2 2014 working with Twitch to stream panels

The fifth annual C2E2 convention, one of Chicago’s newer conventions, starts today.  This year’s convention looks to put the past four years to shame, with a huge number of entertainment and comic guests (Game of Thrones actors Alfie Allen, Kristian Nairn, and Natalia Tena, for example), as many exhibitors as they can squash into the room, and a crap-ton of panels to attend.  Fans will definitely have their schedules packed tight if they want to see a little bit of everything, and even then many of the panels overlap, meaning fans might have to choose one event over another.

With so many things going on this year, C2E2 is teaming up with Twitch to live stream a number of their panels online.  This lets both attendees see big panels that may be limited on space, as well as fans who we unable to make it to the conference watch from the comfort of their home.  Unfortunately, none of the live streams will be on their video game panels, but some of us here a TVGB will be reporting on those as we see them.  For now, keep an eye on the live stream for comics news and even some improv!
Watch live video from C2E2 on www.twitch.tv


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This Working Fallout Pip-Boy 3000 Could Become Standard Astronaut Equipment

Wearables are becoming a big market here on Earth, and NASA has tasked our brightest minds with designing ways to apply the concept to space. The result? A working, 3D-printed Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout with sensor display, communications array, and geiger counter.

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The device was created by the team of Colin Loretz, Ashley Hennefer, Andrew Warren, Christopher Baker, and Ben Hammel (collectively known as “Team Reno”). The device can sense relative humidity, altitude, latitude and longitude, atmospheric pressure, ambient temperature, and radiation.

The most impressive part is that this was designed as part of a 48-hour challenge with readily available components and a housing created using a Makerbot Replicator 2. The team is planning on also adding a bluetooth heart rate monitor.

You can find out more about the NASA space apps challenge and the wearables category here.   

[Source: NASA via Kotaku]

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Epic working to bring Unreal Engine 4 to Windows Phone, Windows RT

Windows Phone and Windows RT, the Microsoft operating systems for the company’s smartphones and tablets respectively, could be getting a little more … epic in the future. Epic Games co-founder and CEO Tim Sweeney told forum-goers that the company…
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PopCap working to squash Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare DLC bugs

Last week’s debut of the Garden Variety DLC for PopCap’s Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare brought mixed reactions. Players appreciated that the addition is available free of charge, but they were less than pleased with the bugs that have been…
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Signal working on next-gen Toy Soldiers, acquires IP from Microsoft

Signal Studios has acquired the rights to its original intellectual property, Toy Soldiers, from Microsoft.

“That was our first game, it was our baby,” said Signal Community Manager Becky Taylor. “We are working on a future game in the franchise, we…
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Rental options spotted (but not working) on the PlayStation Store

A list of non-functioning (for now) links point towards the kind of rental options users can expect from the PlayStation Now streaming service. MP1st and PSNStores spotted links for 1-day, 7-day, and 30-day rentals of Atlus’ romantic puzzler…
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Microsoft ‘working on a resolution’ for Xbox One chat adapter issues

Microsoft has addressed user concerns over distorted Xbox One voice chat stemming from its recently issued stereo headset adapter, noting that it’s “working on a resolution” for reported issues.

Users report distorted audio when using the Xbox One’s…
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Arkedo co-founder working on The Next Penelope, a sci-fi racer

Arkedo co-founder Aurelien Regard is developing a stylish PC racing game inspired by Nintendo’s F-Zero series, IndieGames.com reports.

The Next Penelope challenges players to survive a series of overhead-view races interspersed with high-speed,…
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