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All we’ve ever wanted from this humble weekly feature is for one reader — just one! — to react as passionately to our favorite comics as the now-infamous Hungrybear did to those full-on double rainbows. We’re not sure how to go about accomplishing this feat. We could try contacting each webcomic to ask if they’d turn up their color intensity, but that may be too much to ask. We’ll just have to hope that you guys are already in a really good mood, and are prone to spontaneous emotional breakdowns.

Check out our seven favorite gaming-centric comics from the past week below, then vote for your favorite in the poll posted after the jump!

Peace for Cybertron (Virtual Shackles)
The Grim Curriculum (Penny Arcade)
Voltorb (Brawl in the Family)
DLC Decisions (Extra Life)
Make the Kinection (Dueling Analogs)
See You in Ten to Twenty (No Cash Value)
ID, Please (Nerf Now)

Continue reading Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is so bright and vivid

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Grab your golems, pick up your Paladins and drag out your Druids, because Diablo 2 is now officially ten years old. Originally released on June 29, 2000 the game is still being played today on Blizzard’s Battle.net. What’s more, Blizzard is still updating Diablo 2, with the most recent patch having been launched in March.

Let’s just hope it’s not another ten years before Diablo 3 shows up.

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”If infrastructure is built, we will ensure we make the best use of it.” He ruled out removing cables that are being installed around the country by the government-owned NBN Co. ”Clearly, we would not be tearing anything up,” he said at a banking conference. After being appointed to ”demolish” the Gillard government’s planned network, Mr Turnbull yesterday told a business audience in Sydney the Coalition would take a ”hard-headed” look at the project if elected. The opposition’s communications spokesman, Malcolm Turnbull, has conceded the Coalition would not ”tear up” what had already been built of the national broadband network if it won the next federal election, saying it would put any infrastructure to good use.
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The opposition has so far focused on attacking the cost of the network and calling for a cost-benefit analysis, but it is understood some senior Liberals see developing a clearer policy on how they would support wider access to broadband as a high priority. NBN Co is expected to provide fresh details soon on how the government’s promise to prioritise rural areas will affect the costs and timetable of the installation. The executive chairman of NBN Co, Mike Quigley, will also speak today in Melbourne, making his first public comments since the election campaign. In a possible clue into the opposition’s thinking, Mr Turnbull explored a ”structural separation” of Telstra – of its wholesale and retail arms – without building a whole new broadband network. Mr Turnbull is expected to provide further details on his thinking on competition in the sector in a speech in Melbourne today. However, he did not endorse this approach. Mr Turnbull’s concession reflects pressures on the Coalition to explain where it stands on broadband. Paul Budde, a telecommunications consultant who supports the network, said Mr Turnbull’s comments made sense because the public was growing tired of the Coalition’s ”black-and-white” attacks on the network. So far, the network has been introduced to test sites in Tasmania and work has also begun in mainly rural areas.

Riot Games’ League of Legends has been winning accolades and fans since it released last year for a few different reasons. It’s a highly polished version of Defense of the Ancients, the company has supported the game with continuous updates and new content, and oh yeah — it’s a free-to-play title.

Lately, Riot has been working on a major update they’re calling “Season One,” designed to make the game a little more compatible with competitive play, as well as implement some of the most requested features for the game. The update should be out within a few weeks, they told us, but on the floor of E3, we got to see some of the new tweaks in action.

Continue reading Preview: League of Legends, Season One

JoystiqPreview: League of Legends, Season One originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 20 Jun 2010 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The truth of the matter is that we are still recovering from E3 2010 here at Big Download, but we managed to come out of our coma to post up the highlights of the past week in our coverage of PC games. That includes our post-E3 coverage of a number of games we didn’t get to last week (if you missed our previous and massive amount of E3 2010 coverage check out last week’s Best of Big Download post).

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Continue reading The Best Of Big Download: June 21 – 27

JoystiqThe Best Of Big Download: June 21 – 27 originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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”It is expected that if consumers want to maintain a fixed-line service they would be seeking a fibre connection. The Council of Australian Governments’ national broadband development group and local government groups recently discussed hurdles to a universal roll-out of the infrastructure project, Mr Stanton said. Some states and council laws prevent strangers from entering a property, with some exceptions for utility employees to read meters. However, unless laws were changed to allow NBN contractors onto property without permission, many households could be left without a fixed-telephone service, a spokeswoman for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy confirmed. ”To install the fibre connection, a property owner’s consent must still be obtained to enter their premises to connect the network, or an alternative approach, like opt-out, needs to be developed,” she said. However, this has not been mandated.”

Tasmania’s laws would ensure NBN Co contractors were not charged with trespass if they entered a property to lay fibre to the home or attach network equipment to a house, unless a property owner explicitly refused permission.
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”In the future, when copper networks have been decommissioned, consumers will have a choice of [retail service providers] to connect to the NBN, and in many cases they will also have the choice to opt for a wireless-based service that is independent of the NBN.” MORE state governments will have to change trespass or property laws to ensure households are not left without fixed-telephone connections, following the Tasmanian government’s move to introduce legislation for property owners to opt out of the government’s fibre network. ”All state governments are now turning their minds to the practical issues that will go along with migration and the roll-out of the network,” said the chief executive of Communications Alliance, John Stanton.

According to Event Hubs, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono recently dropped a fairly sizable bomb on attendees of the company’s “Street Fighter Mania! : SSFIV and Beyond” panel at Comic-Con: Street Fighter X Tekken. The oft-rumored project will be developed by Capcom using the Street Fighter IV engine (only with two-fighter tag team battles), and will feature a number of fighters from Namco’s similarly successful fighting franchise, including Kazuya and Nina Williams.

But that’s not all! Ono also revealed that Namco Bandai would be developing Tekken X Street Fighter, which will be developed in-house at Tekken, and spearheaded by long-time franchise producer Katsuhiro Harada. Both titles will be released for 360 and PS3, though according to a cheeky slide at the end of the presentation, the current release window is “not for a while!” Update: Now with video!

Continue reading Street Fighter X Tekken (and vice versa) revealed at Comic-Con

JoystiqStreet Fighter X Tekken (and vice versa) revealed at Comic-Con originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 24 Jul 2010 16:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Joystiq Podcast wasn’t the only regular feature that we were to slammed to produce last week — the rigors of E3 2010 also prevented us from doing the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup. As such, we’ve decided to include our favorite comics from the past two weeks this time around. We’re sure you won’t mind; as busy as we were writing the news last week, we’re sure you were equally busy consuming it.

Below you’ll find our seven favorite comics from the past fourteen days. Give them all a once-over, and vote for your favorite in the poll posted after the jump!

Finally (Brawl in the Family)
This is Why (Virtual Shackles)
Evolution (Extra Life)
Establishing Kinection (Digital Unrest)
Secreting Digestive Ichor (Penny Arcade)
It Would Literally Blow Your Mind (Of Noobs and Men)
What Fans Want (Nerf Now)

Continue reading Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is playing catch-up

JoystiqWeekly Webcomic Wrapup is playing catch-up originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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You’ll definitely want to watch this gameplay clip of inFamous 2. Not only does it show off Cole’s new look, it highlights the revamped graphics engine, improved “in your face” camera . .. and best of all, a new power.

Continue reading Video: inFamous 2 gameplay, now with more cyclones

JoystiqVideo: inFamous 2 gameplay, now with more cyclones originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 03 Jul 2010 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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All we’ve ever wanted from this humble weekly feature is for one reader — just one! — to react as passionately to our favorite comics as the now-infamous Hungrybear did to those full-on double rainbows. We’re not sure how to go about accomplishing this feat. We could try contacting each webcomic to ask if they’d turn up their color intensity, but that may be too much to ask. We’ll just have to hope that you guys are already in a really good mood, and are prone to spontaneous emotional breakdowns.

Check out our seven favorite gaming-centric comics from the past week below, then vote for your favorite in the poll posted after the jump!

Peace for Cybertron (Virtual Shackles)
The Grim Curriculum (Penny Arcade)
Voltorb (Brawl in the Family)
DLC Decisions (Extra Life)
Make the Kinection (Dueling Analogs)
See You in Ten to Twenty (No Cash Value)
ID, Please (Nerf Now)

Continue reading Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is so bright and vivid

JoystiqWeekly Webcomic Wrapup is so bright and vivid originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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