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Daily News - 8th and 9th August 2011 - Kim Jong-il, Owlboy and Freddy Krueger

How is Kim Jong-il Funding War? Why, With MMO Gold Farming Ofcourse!

Last week the New York Times discovered that gold farming was occuring in Dungeon Fighter and Lineage (2 MMOs popular in Korea) after arresting 5 individuals with ties to hackers based in Northern China. The group made about $6,000,000 in profits with 55% of it distributed amongst the group and that some of that 55% was forwarded to Korean agents by order of the government. The hackers come from some of Korea's most well-respected universities, and report back to the same section of the government that supposedly deals in narcotics and illegal weapons trafficking to raise funds for whatever evilness Kim Jong-il wants to spend them on. Wow, massively intense stuff!

He needs the money for watermelons, clearly

Will Battlefield 3 Appear On Steam? It's Looking Dicey....

Remember when Crysis 2 was taken down off steam? Because EA do, and they had the following to say regarding Battlefield 3:

"We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers. We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3."

"EA offers games to all major download services. Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices."

On the upside though, the game's still looking superb, and the company aren't stopping anybody playing it, just acquiring it through steam. So long as I get to play it, I'll be happy as Larry.

This is an in-game screenshot. IN-GAME!!! Gorgeous!

Owlboy Trailer Looks All Kinds Of Good Jazz

This took me by surprise, I saw this trailer yesterday and couldn't help but think it looked super cool so I just had to share it. For your viewing pleasure, I present to you: Owlboy!


Duke Nukem Forever Made Money

There aren't any exact figures, but according to Take-Two Interactive the game made a profit. how big a profit is anyone's guess but it's safe to assume enough of one to justify further duke Nukem games. And we all cheer.

Oh Duke, you so.... something. Disgusting, probably.And Finally... Freddy Krueger In MK Explained. Ish.


Reader Comments (2)

Owlboy looks sensational.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKENZI199

It really does!

August 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterGaZZuM

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