The good folks at SiteAdvisor have put in a good bit of work in checking 140,000 downloads from over a million sites to find and rate the “best of the worst” sites and downloads when it comes to adware. Continue reading “SiteAdvisor samples nearly 150,000 downloads for malware”
Further to Kenny’s post, it seems there has been a leak of some additional patch information, along with some pictures. Continue reading “Update to Battlefield 1.2 Patch”
Any counterstrike player will be familiar with the experience of joining a server, loading up the map, and seeing a few changes. Like seeing aÂ massive floating banner for whatever clan it is that runs the server. Normally these are just a minor irritation. Continue reading “Valve gets hot over in-game ads”
Breaking News! EA have issued quite a lot of information about the so called “Booster packs” and the new 1.2 patch. Most of it looks very promising, especially some of the patch fixes. The Booster packs also look like they are going to add a lot of cool stuff to the game.
Here it is, straight from the horses mouth:
Today we have some big announcements that weâ€™re excited to share with you! First of all, news about 2 new booster packs that will expand the battlefields of Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2: Euro Force and Battlefield 2: Armored Fury. Euro Force will be released on February 8th and sees the introduction of the all-new European Army in 3 new maps. Each Euro soldier will come equipped with a new primary weapon, from the FNP90 to the Benelli Tactical Shotgun. There will also be 4 new vehicles, including the (in)famous Eurofighter. The 3 maps are â€œOperation Smoke Screenâ€, â€œThe Great Wall of Chinaâ€ and â€œTaraba Quarryâ€.
Armored Fury will be released on March 28th and the focus is on large mechanized battles, harking back to the El Alamein style maps on BF1942. There will be 3 new maps â€“ â€œMidnight Sunâ€, â€œOperation Harvestâ€ and â€œOperation Road Rageâ€ â€“ but also 2 new vehicle classes. Attack Jets and Recon Helicopters, which can spot nearby enemy units, will make their debut.
Both packs will be available exclusively online at www.downloader.ea.com at $9.99 each (â‚¬9.99 in Europe and Â£5.99 in the UK).
More stuff on the Booster packs and patch 1.2 after the jump. Continue reading “Battlefield 2 Booster packs and patch update”
I have compiled a list of some of the most entertaing links and picturesÂ I have found recently, and hope toÂ make these sorts of posts a regular occurance (when I can be bothered). Continue reading “Some little tit-bits to keep you entertained.”
Some of you may have heard of this, the expansion to one of the best games of all time. Well, we now have a date :o.
We’re currently targeting April 24th for the release of both Aftermath and Platinum. Platinum will include HL2, HL2 DM, CS: Source, DoD: Source, and Aftermath.
Because of this special occasion, I have uploaded some screenshots and you shall bask in the wonderfullness that is – More Half Life 2! (screenies after the jump)
I have also just uploaded the teaser trailer for your enjoyment, right click the link, and choose “Save target as…”.
“…and in other news, there was a pointless post on ‘Bertie Baggio’s Wonderland’ shortly after the news of our top story broke.”
Microsoft’s Kevin Collins was surprised as a HD-DVD player he was demoing failed to work at CES yesterday. Of course, this isn’t the first time a Microsoft executive has been embarrassed at a tech demo (thanks to the ever-keen-to-bash-MS users at /. for the link!). Continue reading “HD-DVD tech demo fails at CES”
The folks at Microsoft’s “Linux and Open SourceÂ Lab” have done a ‘study‘ (and I use the term as loosely as possible here) to “dispel the myth that Linux will run on legacy hardware”. They claim their sudy shows more or less that Windows runs as well asÂ Linux on legacy hardware. Interesting. Continue reading “Microsoft releases more propaganda; some surprised”