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Steam End User Agreement

By on July 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Last year, the EU Court of Justice found that publishers could not oppose the reselling of software licenses. On these grounds, a German consumer group decided to sue Valve to try and make the gaming giant allow Steam users to resell their games. Hooray.

However, when we reported this news story, all 61 comments revolved around whether games should be sold as licences in the first place. So that’s what we’ll be looking at today. We’ll start by examining at why licences are used in games, look at why they end up badly, and then finish with how they could be improved.

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Oculus Rift

By on March 15, 2013 at 11:32 am

Welcome to the Friday Tech Roundup! Contained herein is a weekly dose of some of the best tech news from across the internet, rounded up for your edification and entertainment. Read on for all the details of how EA is exploring hooking Frostbite 2 into the Oculus Rift, what to expect from the next Havok physics engine, and how engineers at Caltech have created self-healing circuitry that can rebuild itself in a matter of microseconds.

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Genetic Circuit

By on February 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Welcome to the Friday Tech Roundup! Contained herein is a weekly dose of some of the best tech news from across the internet, rounded up for your edification and entertainment. Read on for all the details of how researchers at MIT have created genetic circuits which function as Boolean logic gates, how we’re expecting a 7nm process technology as soon as 2017, and how Gamestop feels about the idea of consoles that block used game sales.

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