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 Tuesday, 2-September-2008  02:32:08 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

Bit-tech have published the entries for their August Mod of the Month contest. One of the entries is dimtec's Tachikoma. About one of the only things that is considered to be cooler than a model mod is a robot mod - and that's at least in part due to how rarely they're ever seen. … It's that exact case that I found sitting quietly in the corner of the forums this month - the sleepy but brilliant Tachikoma by dimtek.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert is now available as a free download to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the series. You can download this from the Electronic Arts site, Internode's Games On Net or the 3FL Gaming Network. Discussion in this thread.

IBM Australia has offered staff generous bonuses to work through industrial action, according to the Australian Services Union. The union has predicted serious operational disruptions, including disruptions to wage and social services payments, and delays to flights if the industrial action goes ahead. IBM clients that rely on the group include Westpac and Qantas, and critical government services providers the Australian Customs Service and Medicare.

Many victims of the eBay trader Ebusiness Supplies have reportedly not received a refund from PayPal Australia. Usually when goods purchased are not delivered PayPal will tap into a seller's account to reimburse a buyer. So hopes were raised when PayPal managing director Andrew Pipolo publicly said the company, not EBS, would refund all affected customers from a special fund. However, it has emerged that PayPal's own staff may have reneged on Mr Pipolo's pledge.

StarDock have announced the "Gamer's Bill of Rights" and they hope that other publishers will embrace these "rights" too. According to Stardock, the objective of the Gamerís Bill of Rights is to increase the confidence of consumers of the quality of PC games which in turn will lead to more sales and a better gaming experience.

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