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    81-Year-Old Woman Learns Programming from Scratch, Makes Cool iPhone Game

    One of my friends had that computer (we played Keystone Kapers and Pac-Man on it). It had an "advanced child-proof design featuring pressure-sensitive, wipe-clean keyboard," which didn't really matter to me at the time (I was 10 years old in 1982), but as I learned how to type a few years later...
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    Twitch Streamer Dies in Middle of 24 Hour Stream

    'Cigarette smoking has fallen sharply among 18- to 24-year-olds. In fact, the percentage of smokers in that age group dropped by nearly a third over the past decade, CDC data show, the sharpest decline of any group. But that striking change might be attributable, at least in part, to the...
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    Been a member of GOG for 8 years. Can't wait for it to acquire the rights to No One Lives Forever 1 & 2, however impossible that seems in light of the license's several IP holders refusing to grant permission to anyone who wants to republish those games.
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    $10 seems reasonable for such a high quality title. The originals I played in the 80s on a Commodore 64 retailed for much higher, and in 1983 $35 (the cost of Archon at retail) is equivalent to $85.33 today.
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    Electronic Arts Now Offers Annual Membership to Origin Access for $30

    This is what comes to my mind when I read about Electronic Arts:
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    YouTube, Disney Ditch PewDiePie over Anti-Semitic Comments

    He's a Swede in his late 20s whose videos (at least the few I've seen) consist of streaming games while providing a running commentary from a window in the corner in a heavily accented English that depends a lot on obscenities.
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    Own a Computer with a DVD Drive? You May Be Owed $10

    I always buy two internal DVD burners whenever I purchase a computer, primarily because I like to burn MP3 discs for my car, but also because I have many games on CD-ROM and DVD-ROM that are either not yet available from the digital distribution services (Steam, GOG, Origin, etc.) or the games...
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    Why PC Game Downloads are so Big

    I am a bit alarmed at how much my nostalgic recollection of playing old DOS/IBM/AMIGA games is much greater than my ability to enjoy those old games now. I still love older music and movies, but it seems that I've grown spoiled on more modern game engines and elements like mini-maps with guided...
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    Why PC Game Downloads are so Big

    The original Syndicate (1993) sure is a storage hog!
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    Two Hours Trolling A Windows Support Scammer

    I like imitating their foreign accents while on the phone with them. Indian/Pakistani tech support scammers (who claim to be named Bob, Jack, and even Elvis) love nothing more than to hear the American infidels they're trying to scam emulate their funny sounding accents.
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    Windows 10 Game Mode: Free FPS Boost Of A Few Percent, With More To Come

    Or, better yet, Myst, because everybody played Myst with a joystick.
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    SWAT 4: Gold Edition Now Available On GOG

    SWAT 1, 2, and 4 on GOG have all been configured to run on Windows 10. At the moment SWAT 3 hasn't.