In the ongoing quest to keep you aware of what to do with GameSpy shutting down, we bring you this great news from the creators of Halo. Bungie announced on the 15th that they have a fix in-place for Halo PC and Halo Community Edition.
Not only are both Halo PC and CE getting renewed life in spite of GameSpy's death, but Bungie is giving thanks to the community members who are responsible for keeping the games alive:
With the death of GameSpy, and the announcement that a number of legacy titles are not going to be getting in-house support, it is necessary to see what other options there are to keep you in the game. This will touch on a few of the free options that are available.
In this quick guide to creating a virtual LAN for multiplayer gaming, you'll learn how to use Hamachi as an alternative to GameSpy and continue playing games.
For those who heard about the recent price drop for AMD cards, we have a deal for you this weekend as a result (and those who were unaware should really read that article). Our weekend sales round-up covers a 1000W PSU for $160, a 3TB HDD under $100, a 240GB SSD at $90, and an R9 280 for only $190. Have no fear, as always, we will post additional deals throughout the week on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as we find them.
On May 15th, the current net neutrality rules are going up for preliminary vote at the FCC. This initial vote is only a step in the overall process for the unfair segregation of web traffic to come to life. Our first article broke down the basics of what is in flux, so if you're unsure of what's going on, that's the place to check first. Our second article was a short opinion piece (read: doused in sarcasm and lit aflame with satire) on Chairman Tom Wheeler's response to "reassure" us.
We felt that we should give readers a decisive guide to voicing views and making a difference. Reddit has good recommendations from people who are, and were, involved in the government. Their insight is invaluable to those wanting to do something helpful. Some of the basics are calling the FCC, contacting your Congress and Senate Representatives (they work for you, so use them), and a few other ways to get your voice heard. When reaching out to representatives, one of the most important things to remember is to be polite, professional, and friendly so that you are taken seriously; the people answering the phones are likely interns of some variety -- they'll mark your comment down, ask your name and zip, and then hang up. No need for aggression. Short of money, the means through which most lobbyists get their way is because there is not a big enough outcry from the public to counter them, or those who do complain aren't taken seriously because of how they object.
This weekend's sales roundup features a low profile CPU cooler for $20, a Cherry MX Red keyboard at $107, 8GB of 2400MHz RAM for $80, and a high-end AMD AM3+ board for $200. Keep your eyes glued to our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more deals during the week.
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