More Kindness on Sklotopolis
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 7:35 am
I’ve been sticking pretty close to my deed lately since 90% of the time I’ve got my little guy squirming in my arms or on my lap or I’m sitting on the floor with...


Crew a ship with your pirate pals in Blackwake
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 6:35 am
Yar har and fiddle-di-dee, multiplayer ship combat game Blackwake [official site] has sailed into early access. It pits teams against each other with up to 16 players crewing a ship, running around controlling cannons, patching up holes, pumping water, and boarding other ships. That sounds great, that. I do always enjoy that sort of teamwork […]


Confused about the Oscar Best Picture mix-up? Here’s how it happened
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 6:29 am
By now, you’ve probably pored over the winners at the Oscars but, of course, the real talking point from last night’s show was the Hollywood-style screw-up when announcing La La Land instead of Moonlight as Best Picture


Batman v Superman 'win' big at the Razzies 2017 - see the full Hall of Shame here
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 7:06 am
The Oscars celebrate the best of the best, even if they did mess up the winner for Best Picture but what about the so-bad-it’s-actually-really-really-bad movies? Where’s their award? For that, you have the anti-Oscars, the Razzies: celebrating the absolute worst the movie industry has to offer


Middle-earth: Shadow of War leak teases sequel
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 5:15 am
It’s been long enough since Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that I’d half-thought Warner Bros. had forgotten it. Seems not! The open-world stabfest will continue with Middle-earth: Shadow of War, according to a listing seemingly mistakenly added to the website of US shop Target – and since pulled. Unless Target have a mischievous work experience lad […]


The Morning After: Monday, February 27 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 6:00 am

Welcome to your Monday. The world's premier mobile show, MWC, kicked off over the weekend, and the biggest launch might have been a 17-year-old dumbphone. Yes, as rumors suggested, Nokia (well, the company that now owns its phone branding) has resurrected the 3310. That was just the start, however.




Piraten und Brotaufstrich
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2017, 4:00 am
Stellt euch vor es ist Krieg und so… Wie ich über Kriege im Highsec und das Kriegserklärungs-System von CCP denke habe ich ja in meinem alten Blog (Friede seiner Asche) oft genug kund getan. Aktuell haben wir bei den Schweinen im


Well, there you have it folks. Deadpool won Best Picture! Ha, just kidding! But would that have real ...


MMO Week in Review: Morrowind's bear butts (February 26, 2017)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 8:00 pm
Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Elder Scrolls Online let the press loose on the Morrowind expanshachapter this week, and we met the challenge: We deep-dived the story and lore behind the new version of the 15-year-old Vvardenfell, scoped out the unusual [...]


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MIT's 'Super Smash Bros.' AI can compete with veteran players
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 8:45 pm

For expert players, most video game AI amounts to little more than target practice -- especially in fighting games, where it rarely accounts for the subtleties of human behavior. At MIT, though, they've developed a Super Smash Bros. Melee AI that should make even seasoned veterans sweat a little. The CSAIL team trained a neural network to fight by handing it the coordinates of game objects, and giving it incentives to play in ways that should secure a win. The result is an AI brawler that has largely learned to fight on its own -- and is good enough to usually prevail over players ranked in the top 100 worldwide.

Via: TechCrunch

Source: ArXiv.org




The JEFFRAIDER Show Episode 34 – Statecraft CSM Debates
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 7:15 pm
Word up!We have a triple-headed monster for today! We had three batches of CSM candidates on to debate various topics. I’ve broken this ep up into … [visit site to read more]


Paladins bumps up Essence gains significantly for players
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 2:00 pm
The Paladins community was not terribly happy with the changes made to the game's microtransaction model for, let's face it, entirely understandable reasons. Introducing Legendary cards, swapping things out for Essence, and then making Essence accumulate at such a slow rate as to be irrelevant? The good news is that the developers have heard the complaints and are rolling out [...]


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The MOP Up: FFXIV's triple world records (February 26, 2017)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 4:00 pm
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line! [...]


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H1Z1's newest $300,000 tournament will be televised
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 6:00 pm
In April, you won't have to turn to Twitch to see professional teams beat the crap out of each other in H1Z1 -- you'll merely have to turn on the TV. The next big H1Z1: King of the Kill tournament, Fight for the Crown, will be televised on The CW Network come Thursday, April 20th. Fifteen teams of pro players [...]


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Sony has sold nearly 1 million PlayStation VR headsets
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 5:47 pm

Ever since PlayStation VR, speculation has been rampant: is console-based virtual reality here to stay, or will it die an early death? Apparently, its near-term future is secure. Sony's Andrew House tells the New York Times that the company had sold 915,000 PSVR headsets as of February 19th, just over four months after its October 13th debut. That doesn't sound like much for a company that has sold tens of millions of PlayStation 4s, but it's well ahead of expectations -- Sony had hoped to reach the 1 million mark by mid-April. Sales might have been better still if the company hadn't been purposefully cautious with production, leading to shortages centered primarily in its home turf of Japan.

Source: New York Times




NONNI - The Scope Galactic News Network has learned that a State-wide manhunt has been ordered by the Chief Executive Panel, after the remaining members of the Kasaras family have been revealed to be missing.

Jaron and Akira Kasaras, the father and sister of Ohmon Kasaras, who was killed during an unauthorized breach of the Kyonoke Pit quarantine cordon earlier this month, are sought for questioning in relation to the incident. The breach of the Kyonoke Pit is believed at this stage to be the root cause of four separate quarantine containment events across New Eden, which have claimed an estimated quarter of a million lives so far.

During a Chief Executive Panel session today that ratified the manhunt, representatives from the Kaalakiota corporation, for which both fugitives previously worked, confirmed that both are now registered missing, with their last known locations listed aboard Nonni I - Kaalakiota Corporation Factory.

In a heated exchange among megacorporate leaders, Home Guard CEO Sunmenas Ikydoishin asserted her belief that Jaron Kasaras, a well known weapons development and research manager for the Kaalakiota Corporation, "may have been abducted or persuaded under duress to assist operations within foreign borders."

When questioned regarding clarifications to her statement, Ikydoishin simply stated that she believed that "Jaron Kasaras may have been seized by the Federal Intelligence Office for interrogation, given the scale of the issue in Postouvin."

Wiyrkomi's leadership reacted angrily, with CEO Kuruta Irio expressing his disgust at the allegations and branding the statement "tactless, undiplomatic and entirely uncalled for during a time of interstellar crisis." His viewpoint was echoed by the Chief Executive of Hyasyoda, who called the statement "completely unfounded accusations, with no supporting evidence."

When contacted for comment, the Federal Intelligence Office's press department failed to respond, however Lead Field Agent & Administrator Thoun Gaterau of the Special Department of Internal Investigations passed comment to Scope reporters while leaving a Senate hearing in Villore, calling the allegations "absolute garbage, with no substance" before remarking that "perhaps the State should focus on the thirty six million citizens they have living in a toxic bubble, rather than the infighting in their leadership's echo chamber, and the tossing around of wild accusations."

The Chief Executive Panel's Corporate Relations Director was unavailable for comment when questioned about the Federal response to the accusations.




Ben Heck makes a Zelda lamp by upcycling laptop screens
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 4:15 pm

Humans by nature can be a little bit wasteful. Recycling helps, of course, but some things are too good to throw away. That's where upcycling comes in. Karen has the idea to repurpose laptop screens to create a Legend of Zelda-inspired lamp. However, not just any laptop screen will do. As the team rips apart old hardware they soon discover the different types of panels that have been used in various laptops over the years. With the optimal screens identified, Karen gets down to business with Adobe Illustrator and designs suitable laser-cut frames. Watch the episode to find out tips and tricks to make the perfect design. Have you upcycled any old hardware? Think you could enter your project in a design competition? Find out more on the element14 Community.




What you missed this week
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 1:13 pm
Hey there and welcome back to ‘What you missed this week’, THE Eve-centric weekly summary of the beating heart and soul of the Eve … [visit site to read more]


I Survive My First Capital Op
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 1:15 pm
While Burn Jita was still raging on Saturday afternoon, I was back in Delve and going out on my first real Cap Fleet operation. I have formed up a couple of times for operations that never went anywhere, and I went on last week’s training on SiSi,


Samsung's Gear VR returns with a motion controller
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 1:26 pm

While there was no shortage of new Samsung hardware, the company's MWC showcase also had a new Gear VR headset to show off, with a new controller. Adding motion input (as well as a few more buttons) lets you navigate and interact with VR content without having to paw at the headset's buttons like we had to do previous iterations. Alongside a clickable touchpad, there's a trigger, home, back and volume keys. The controller also has an accelerometer, gyrometer and magnetic sensors built-in, and the new hardware will work with Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, the Note 5, as well as the Galaxy S6 series.




YC119.08 – Immer wieder Bergbau
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 11:23 am
Mit dem Bergbau in EVE Online ist das so eine Sache. Für manche ist es das Schlimmste, was man mit seiner Zeit in New Eden anfangen kann. Als CCP Skill-Extraktoren einführte, gab einige Kapselpiloten, die sich


One Shots: There's nothing wrong with being childish
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 10:00 am
An interesting bit of fallout from last week's One Shots challenge to submit a picture that captures a "childlike" spirit is that several commenters noticed that there is a fine line between something being innocent and childish and something belonging in a horror movie. Why not start out with this shot from Zulika Mi-Nam, who brings back Halloween at the tail [...]


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The Doomfist has been stolen on Overwatch's test server
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 11:00 am
There have been hints of it flying around for quite some time from Overwatch datamining, but now it's happened. A Twitter update first posted that there had been an attack in Numbani, with several guard robots destroyed in the violence: [BREAKING] OR15 defense units destroyed in confrontation with unidentified assailant at Numbani airport. No civilian casualties reported. pic.twitter.com/3XuXbCCugh — Overwatch [...]


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MMO Mechanics: 2017's take on the sandbox MMO
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 12:00 pm
I am finding it hard to believe that we are two months into 2017 already, especially since I've had so many pressing Guild Chat submissions recently that I haven't had a chance to turn my hand back to MMO Mechanics in all that time! As an introduction to a new year, I usually like to include a predictions column that [...]


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Perspectives
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2017, 10:35 am
It's been an interesting few weeks here.First, I've been having PC problems the past several weeks.  I have new laptop inbound from Dell that will become my main box, though the shipping from Dell's webstore seems to take an incredibly long time


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