With this new feature, we can hopefully see less phishing attempts spamming us, and worry a bit less about accidentally giving out our passwords.Source: GamaSutra
Valve announced Steam Guard, a new feature designed to enhance security on its Steam and Steamworks platforms by preventing unauthorized modifications or changes to user account settings.Steam Guard allows users to link their account to a specific PC -- any attempts to log into that account or make any changes to its settings from other PCs will notify the user and request their approval. Third party developers will be able to incorporate Steam Guard into their applications through Steamworks.The new feature takes advantage of Intel's upcoming Identity Protection Technology (IPT), an encrypted, hardware-based feature available with 2nd Generation Intel CoreT and Intel CoreT vProT processors. IPT generates a new numerical password every 30 seconds, similar to security cards or key fobs.
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The award-winning team behind Battlefield: Bad Company 2's terrific sound design is back. Led by audio director Stefan Strandberg, DICE got up close and personal with the sounds of battle during a live military exercise. Their recordings and subsequent lessons learned could make Battlefield 3 the most realistic sounding war experience in gaming.Check out the video of the interview with Stefan Strandberg the audio director for battlefield 3 at the Source War Tapes: The Sounds of Battlefield 3
Many of you were around for the initial slaughterbowl and probably now what this consist of. For those that weren't the slaughterbwol is a class vs. class matchup on koth maps in order to try to determine the best class in tf2.So here is how it will go down, 2 matches every Friday and Saturday night for 4 weeks, on a randomly chosen koth map, the winner of the bracket will move up to the other bracket, and to add to the excitement it is a double elimination bracket so the losers get a second chance to redeem themselves.each match will consist of 3 rounds on a koth map, with one additional round b4 them for practice and to get everyone in
If you have the money and are looking for a scary game to sink your teeth into this is certainly it. Realize that you might have bit off more than you can chew because of the most hardened of people will find their nerves slightly rattled at some of the point in the game. I must admit that after playing it for two hours the fear factor has started to wind down but nevertheless the game has yet to not surprise me at some random twist or turn. PROTIP: Do not fall victim to the "toilet flush" trick... damn game developers!All in all if you enjoyed Silent Hill, System Shock 1&2, or any other games in that type of genre this game is a must buy for you. As for the MP, I have made a few short videos depicting its action. Its nothing spectacular but its certainly not any worse than L4D.
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Once again, minecraft.net is more popular than the poor old server can keep up with, so we’re upgrading. I’m not quite sure how long it will take to get done as it’s mostly Tobias doing the work (thank you, sir!). We’ve got a huge amazon cloud server which we’re moving the main server to. We’ll be able to replicate this as demand grows, and we’ll have a load balancer set up in front of it all. Skin downloads will almost certainly be migrated to S3 downloads instead of going through resin as it does now, and we’ll have a separate server just to handle game logins and auth requests.In other news, we spent the day today out of the office in various cafés, as the floor was getting fixed. And we got the Machinima.com IGA awards! They’re pretty!If you want to see some pics from the office and Mojang in general, Carl has a photo album here. It gets updated every now and then.For Minecraft development, we’re working on the new file format, and a new game launcher. The file format is still in early testing, but it’s looking somewhat promising, except for it taking up a bit too much space. It’s faster, though.The new Launcher will be a bit prettier, will show release notes and other news, will send login requests over https (finally), and will ask if the user wants to update to the latest version or not. In the future, we’ll add support for playing the previous installed version (after warning the player that there might be unexpected bugs) and the ability to choose what work directly to save the level files, but that’s not coming in this version.We’ve got a meeting planned for tomorrow with some community members to discuss how to best implement the modding.