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Weekly Recap Dec 14th: NSA Invades Gaming, VGX Goes Full Cringe, GOG Offers Digital Refunds

By William Usher 2013-12-14 00:51:03 discussion comments
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Microsoft ends back up in hot water after it was discovered that the NSA has been using popular online hangouts to spy on people, some of which includes Linden Labs' Second Life, as well as Activision Blizzard's hugely popular World of Warcraft. However, the real crime was that the NSA has been using Kinect and Xbox Live to do just what everyone was afraid of with Kinect 2.0. The previous news was slightly softened by Spike's VGX awards show, which was so cringe-worthy it ended up getting its own memes, and Good Old Games has taken another pro-consumer step forward, offering DRM free titles and 30 refunds... now if only Steam can follow suit. Speaking of Steam, the SteamOS is currently available to download for free, but it's not quite user-friendly. These stories and more in this December 14th, 2013 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

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No Man's Sky Is Spike VGX's Big Winner The show was a contemptible mess, but one game stood out from all the wreckage.

Xbox One Suffers PC-Style Slow Down Due To Memory Issues So much for being convenient and less cumbersome than PCs.

Gran Turismo 6 Vs Project CARS: Graphics Comparison Shows PC is Untouchable Everything about Project CARS just floors the competition.

Riot Games Backs Down On Season 4 Contract For League of Legends Players Basically, players are now free to stream whatever game they want.

Yes, Joel McHale Saved The Train Wreck That Was Spike's VGX Awards It was no easy task but he pulled it together and pulled through.

Spike VGX Winners Include GTA 5, Last of Us There was some minor debate about the GOTY but Gran Theft Auto V pulled it out like a rabbit from a magician's hat.

Dying Light is 1080p on PS4 No word yet on what the resolution will be for the Xbox One.


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