Monday, May 21, 2012

How to Disable the Pop-up Avira Free Antivirus Ad

While I understand that it's the downside to using a free product (and certainly the company has every right to implement a pop-up ad) lately I got so exasperated with Avira Free Antivirus' pop-up advertisement. I googled for a guide on how to disable the pop-up Avira Free Antivirus (version 12) ad and found an excellent (and easy!) guide on how to do it.

The link after the jump.  

Click here to see the guide on how to disable the pop-up Avira Free Antivirus (version 12) ad.

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Half-Life Mod Black Mesa: Source Getting Released "Soon"

The Half-Life modification Black Mesa: Source has shown strong signs of life once again. While there is still no release date for the free-to-play mod, a recent Rock, Paper Shotgun interview has revealed that the game's development is going at a fast clip with lead developer Carlos Montero saying that their going to release the game in the "soon-ish" timeframe.

Image taken from the free PC game's official site

The links to the interview after the jump.  

First off, for the uninformed, you might want to read this article on what Black Mesa is. The project isn't just another "Half-Life HD" project (though you may want to check such a project if you want something to tide you over until the downloadable Half-Life mod gets released) as the developers have taken care to capitalize on the improvements that the gaming industry has learned over the past 10 years. While they're still taking care to be as faithful as possible to the source material, the PC game's developers have thrown in improvements that they think will further improve player's experiences with their freeware project. The deathcam feature, for example, is a nifty addition. 

Here's a basic rundown of Black Mesa's features:

  • Play for free. You need not own anything! 
  • Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2.
  • Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting.
  • Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects. 
  • Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.
See the Rock, Paper Shotgun interview HERE. For the second part, click HERE

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Freeware PC Strategy Game News: UFO: Version 2.4 Now Out

A few weeks back, I deemed it the right time to make a UFO: Alien Invasion review as the freeware game’s developers announced the imminent release of version 2.4 of their full version PC game, saying that it was “just around the corner.” That day has come.

UFO: Alien Invasion is a FREE turn-based strategy game for the PC that pits the player’s forces—which is made up of soldiers funded by a multi-national coalition—against alien incursions into our planet. Divided into phases--a "Battlescape" phase where the player moves his soldiers across multi-level 3d maps and a management phase where the player allocates funds to structures, research and weapons production--UFO: AI draws heavily from the successful X-Com series.

The download link after the jump.

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