S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 announced, could ambush multiple platforms GSC Game World has officially revealed that it's working on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, a sequel to the trilogy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games already released for the PC. Thought the announcement comes with little information, rumors of a console version took one step closer to reality. The Escapist

Rage dropping Sept. 13, 2011 For years, id has responded to questions about the release timing of its games with one simple phrase: "When it's done." However, today at QuakeCon 2010 in Dallas, the studio's lead designer gave the ambitious new game Rage a hard launch date of September 13, 2011, in North America. The postapocalyptic hybrid of first-person shooter and driving game will arrive on the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in Europe on September 15, 2011. GameSpot

Apple manager arrested in kickback scheme A midlevel Apple manager was arrested Friday and accused of accepting more than $1 million in kickbacks from half a dozen Asian suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories in a federal indictment unsealed and a separate civil suit. Paul Shin Devine, a global supply manager, and Andrew Ang, of Singapore, were named in a 23-count federal grand jury indictment for wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks. Mercury News

Nvidia to pay royalties to Rambus; litigation not over Rambus and Nvidia agreed to sign a patent license on Friday, giving Nvidia access to the Rambus memory-controller patents in exchange for royalties.The terms are consistent with the license that Rambus has offered in cooperation with the European Comission: a 1 percent royalty rate for SDR memory controllers, and a 2 percent royalty rate for other memory controllers, including DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, LPDDR2, GDDR2, GDDR3, GDDR4, and portions of GDDR5 memory controllers. PC Mag

Google calls Oracle Android lawsuit 'baseless' Oracle's decision to sue Google for infringing its patents and copyright on Java in Android has certainly stirred up a hornets' nest of commentary and analysis on the web today, but it's only just now that we've received Google's official statement, in which the search giant calls the suit "baseless" and vows to "defend open-source standards." Engadget

PayPal may be added as way to buy Android apps Ebay Inc.'s PayPal business is in talks to add its payment service to Google Inc.'s Android smart-phone software, which would make it easier for users to pay for applications, three people familiar with the matter said. SF Chronicle