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Apr 13
Here comes the next installment of the Civiliation franchise, this time with a whole lot less bongo, bongo, bongo.

:arrow:Civilization Website
Apr 11

Google Glass, Google's answer to wearable technology, is going to go on sale to the public for a single day on April 15th, 2014 in the US only as a part of their "explorer program". For a mere $1,500 you too could become what the internet affectionately calls a "Glasshole"!

Apr 10
Dust off those PS4 controllers because Transistor (A sci-fi themed action RPG by the creators of Bastion, Supergiant Games.) was finally given a release date. One of the titles I've been looking forward to since I first got my PS4. The game will be release May 20th, 2014 at the retail price of $19.99 on Steam and the PSN store.

:arrow: Supergiant Games Website Announcement
:arrow: Reveal Trailer for Transistor
Apr 10

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Apr 09

Apr 09
The next traditional Borderlands game will be a prequel called Borderlands: The Pre-sequel. and as the title says, the game will be played on the Hyperion moonbase.

As the video shows there are new characters to play (CLAPTRAP IS PLAYABLE OMG), new crazy weapons as well as other interesting things like low gravity. everything is coming to last gen consoles and the always current PC MASTER RACE!!!

Apr 08

Goodbye Windows XP by FAST6191 at 8:34 PM (2,440 Views / 0 Likes) 72 Comments

For those unaware, and though most with even a foot in IT are probably sick to death of it by now it has not gone the furthest outside it, Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system as of today. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to it, unless you pay them a tidy sum and probably even then you will want to be a bigger company.
Now it is probably not as bad as some companies finding their nice expensive industrial equipment and service software is going to be harder to run well in the years to come. However many flash carts, pieces of copier hardware, programs and techniques which like the more unfettered system access Microsoft has slowly been removing from its newer operating systems are used by many of us on GBAtemp. The OS itself will still carry on working but it poses something of a security risk if you are also going to be using it for day to day purposes.

Those still in need of XP but only its USB/serial options may find the likes of Virtualbox and VMWare to their liking. One guide to using it for old GBA flash cards, though the guide will work for just about anything that needs USB really.
Those simply using it as a day to day operating system you should probably know there are a lot of alternatives, including free ones, that will run well on older hardware but still do everything required of a modern operating system.

Do any of you have the pleasure of now maintaining a Windows XP box for your hacker tools and hardware?

Microsoft post
Apr 08


What an interesting and rare turn of events! I had written an article a few days back about the real money trade problem that exists in MMOs and discussed the impact it had on the virtual economy. Earlier tonight, I was approached by a gentleman from PlayerAuctions, a site that actually deals in real money trading services, providing a means for players to purchase and sell currency and other intangible goods. We both agreed to do a cordial and impromptu interview about the real money trade, and the discussion that transpired between us is after the jump, so hit that "Continue reading" button!

I am pleased to announce that Jake (who goes by PlayerAuctions here), the contact I was in touch with, is also the Managing Director of Player Auctions, and he has agreed to host an interview of sorts with the GBAtemp community, and he has agreed to answer almost anything you ask! So fire away! If you have questions about the interview I conducted, and the answers provided, feel free to ask as well!