Panic signs Run with the Hunted

Panic Records has signed Phoenix hardcore act Run with the Hunted.

The label describes them as comprising “the heaviness and technicality of bands like Indecision and Turmoil intermixed with strong noisy flourishes akin to Botch and Catharsis.” Our review of the band’s 2007 EP, Find Your Way Out, characterized the band has having “influences…obviously rooted in metallic hardcore of the past 15 or so years, with Shai Hulud and Suicide File coming to mind most readily.”

The band is currently in the studio tracking their debut full-length with Cory Spotts at Blue Light Audio Media. Their last release was 2009’s collections album, Everything Familiar (Refoundation), which included the aforementioned Find Your Way Out and last year’s Destroy All Calendars EP (Glory Kid).
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Galcon Fusion Update Released

Updates to Galcon Fusion have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Galcon Fusion

  • Invites now bring you directly to the lobby list highlighting the game you are invited to.
  • Invites now work in-game and outside of the game.
  • [OSX] Fixed invites so game launches correctly upon being invited.

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Engineer Update: Day One

Those of you who spent the weekend Tokyo drift-racing your way to a rap battle—or whatever it is people do when they go outside on the weekend—probably feel pretty good about yourselves right now. At the end of the day, though, what do you have to show for it? Vague memories of changing lanes. Twenty-five of the people who wisely chose to stay home and craft items, on the other hand, now have shiny new ultra-rare golden wrenches that they can keep. For a weekend? No. For a lifetime. Eat it, drift-racers. Eat all of it.

Luckily for you wrenchless unfortunates, there’s still time to get one. A further 75 golden wrenches can be found through crafting all this week*. We’ll also be teasing Engie’s new weapons (the first of which, the revenge-critting Frontier Justice,, is currently on display)—with all of this culminating in the long-awaited Engineer Update this Thursday!

*Note that we’ve disabled the Smelt Reclaimed Metal & Smelt Refined Metal recipes. They’ll work again once the Engineer Update goes live.
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Navel Gazing for July 4th, 2010

Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking this week:

With that we hand over this Sunday evening to you, the Punknews community. From that glorious, likely bearded rabble we’ve see the creation of everything from message boards and Punknews fantasy sports leagues to even a band or two. So talk amongst yourselves and we’ll see you Monday…
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Last Day “Perils of Summer” Steam Sale – Top Sellers Encore

You have made it to the last day of the sale – your last chance to stock up on enough great games to get you safely through the rest of the summer.

Today’s games were picked from the summer sale’s top sellers. These are bonafide hits, at these prices there is no reason you shouldn’t have them all.

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Kevin Seconds: “Good Luck Buttons”

Kevin SecondsWhile we citizens of the US should all be outside grilling and the like we decided to give you a few new albums to listen to while enjoying our festivities.

The first comes from 7 Seconds frontman, coffeshop entrepeneur and enthusiast and solo artist Kevin Seconds. Good Luck Buttons is his newest release via Asian Man Records. Enjoy it and let us know what you think!

Stream Good Luck Buttons here.
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“Perils of Summer” Steam Sale: Day 10

In the mildest cases, mosquito bites result in an itchy bump which eventually disappears if not obsessively scratched. In the worst cases, mosquito bites result in – you guessed it – death. Given the circumstances, it is a wonder modern housing still include doors and operable windows as standard features.

For more ideas on how to have a safe and enjoyable summer go to

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360 Update

Besides the Versus Survival Mutation update today, last night the following updates were applied to the Xbox 360 version.

Versus Changes

? Added a 25 point scoring penalty for using a Defibrillator.

? Scaled dynamic Defibrillators based on map length with a maximum of 1 per map.

? Removed dynamic Pill conversion to First Aid Kits.

? Removed Explosive Ammunition.

? Increased Jockey damage per second.

? Removed Jockey’s damage delay.

? Car Alarms will now trigger anytime a Special Infected pushes/pulls/rams a Survivor into an alarm car. This change only affects game modes with human-controlled Zombies .

? Special Infected bots spawn within 10 seconds of the Survivors leaving the safe room.

Survivor Bot Changes

? Improved SurvivorBot’s ability to support players who stop moving to fight infected.

? Improved SurvivorBot’s ability to support players in tight spaces.

? Changed Survivorbot item hunting behavior.

? SurvivorBots now stay closer to human players in all game modes.

? Fixed Survivorbot navigation issue in The Passing: Riverbank.

? Fixed bug where a SurvivorBot could become catatonic when attempting to save another Survivor from a Smoker.

? Fixed condition where SurvivorBots would not enter the saferoom.

Other Changes

? Increased self-inflicted friendly fire damage from the Grenade Launcher.

? Fixed bug where the M60 would reset its ammo if dropped in certain situations.

? Shortened spawn times for human Special Infected when the Infected team isn’t full. The time difference is added to the timer of the next bot in line to spawn.

? Fixed AI tanks sometimes not getting assigned to human players.

? Fixed exploit in The Passing where players could jump through a gap in the fence to skip a gauntlet.

? Fixed exploit in The Passing where players could get outside the world.

? Fixed commentary maps crashing on load, restored commentary option in main menu.

? Fixed team lobbies not working correctly for some game modes.

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Final Days For Steam’s Perils of Summer Sale

July 2, 2010 – If you are reading this – congratulations! You have survived farther into summer than most and have taken to heart our cautionary tales about the dangers of summer activities. As if good health wasn’t reward enough you have until 10 am PST Monday, July 5 to stay safe, stay inside, and save big on today’s top releases, classic titles, and publisher catalogs at

Sadly, not everyone has heeded our warnings over this first week of summer, to those who have recklessly fallen, been crushed, or stung (and the care givers reading this to you now), we hope for your speedy recovery – but would also like to point out that we told you so.
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