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Activision buys itself back from Vivendi

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 08:40 AM | Friday, July 26, 2013 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

"Activision Blizzard has reached a deal to buy itself back from Vivendi for over $8 billion. After the split, Activision Blizzard will be an independent company again, with a majority of its shares owned by the public. Bobby Kotick will remain CEO, with Brian Kelly as Chairman. Financially troubled French conglomerate Vivendi is out...well, not totally out, it still retains 83 million shares or about 12 percent of the company."

VUG ruined Tribes.

Interview with Jeff Tunnell about Tribes, Torque and other stuff

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 08:15 AM | Monday, July 22, 2013 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

YouTube interview with Jeff Tunnell of Dynamix/Garage Games fame. Topics covered include Tribes, the Torque Game Engine, Indie games, why Microsoft shot itself in the foot with Xbone, and some "tough love" advice for aspiring game developers.

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soon your smartphone could be powered by pee

Submitted by: narmF @ 05:10 PM | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | (url:

that's right! just piss on your phone (we already know you've dropped it in the urinal) to juice it up for the day.

Plugging your phone into the main is for suckers. What you really need is one of a new breed of microbial fuel cells to drive your phoneso you can power it with pee.

A team of researchers from the University of the West of England, UK, have developed the new, small microbial fuel cell (MFC) which can turn organic matterin this particular case, that happens to be your peeinto electricity.

To do that, the fuel cells are filled with special bacteria which chow down on the chemicals in the urine to fuel their own metabolic processesin turn producing electrons, which are stored by the cell and used to provide power. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos explained to the Independent:

The beauty of this fuel source is that we are not relying on the erratic nature of the wind or the sun; we are actually reusing waste to create energy. One product that we can be sure of an unending supply is our own urine.

Amazingly, the cell can create enough power to charge a smartphoneat least a little. One, um, "session" of charging provides enough power for a phone call. But hey, that's a great start, and over time the hope is to shrink the cells down and produce them for less than $1which should make them ideal for use in developing countries. And, you know, people who pee a lot.

Interesting story from Vanity Fair on the story behind the lawsuit-filled breakup of

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 10:39 AM | Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | (url: http://www.vanity...)

"The video-game industry is currently waiting with bated breath for the release of Titanfall, the new sci-fi shoot-em-up project from developers Vincent Zampella and Jason West. The game, which will be the talk of this weeks Electronic Entertainment Expo, is expected to be bigZampella and West are best known for their multi-billion dollar game series, Call of Duty. But the real-life battle between the pair and their former employers, Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, is turning out to be nearly as vicious as the on-screen fights Zampella and West are so good at rendering realistic."

TitanFall - Respawn Entertainments (ex-Infinity Ward) new game

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 09:30 AM | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | (url: http://www.neogaf...)

TitanFall is the new game from Respawn Entertaiment, which is made up of ex Infinity Ward develoeprs (CoD) - this was the studio that was created by just about all of IW leaving Activision (and then Activision sueing them and EA)

It is developed in the Source Engine and is coming out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC only. Outsourcing Xbox 360 development.

Sounds interesting

- Spring 2014 Release Date
- There are a good amount of screens. In my opinion it visually looks pretty nice.
- First person shooter
- "Mech" and ground combat
- "Mech's" are called Titans.
- They want these Titans to feel fast. They can dodge etc.
- If you don't want to pilot the Titan you can have it follow you, killing people as it goes along.
- Player characters are called Pilots
- They are extremely agile. Can run on walls, multiple jumps.
- They can take down Titans. Jumping on them and shooting the "brain".
- You need to be cunning as a pilot. "Hit and fade" tactics is the term the game director uses.
- Pilots come equipped with a variety of weapons. Pistol, Assault Rifle, Anti-Titan Rocket Launcher, data knife used to hack AI characters into joining you.
- There are AI enemies on the maps.


Submitted by: ZooL @ 03:17 PM | Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | (url: http://www.examin...)

Returning citizens in the DC metro area react to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling released Monday that allows law enforcement to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested and without a search warrant.

Generally, law enforcement is allowed to collect DNA, but only after he/she has been convicted for an offense. Presently, 28 states and the federal government take DNA swabs after arrests. Those justices that agreed with the ruling made clear to stress that this applies to "serious crimes." Also, police have to bring the suspect to the station to be detained in custody.


Deus Ex: The Fall

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 08:24 AM | Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

Teaser announcement for Deus Ex: The Fall - looks like more details to be announced June 5th.

U.S.A one step closer to One world Government.

Submitted by: ZooL @ 05:15 PM | Monday, June 3, 2013 | (url: http://www.foxnew...)

As foreigners tell our leaders what to do and they happily comply...

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration would sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, despite bipartisan resistance in Congress from members concerned it could lead to new gun control measures in the U.S.

Kerry, releasing a written statement as the U.N. treaty opened for signature Monday, said the U.S. "welcomes" the next phase for the treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly approved on April 2.

"We look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily," he said. Kerry called the treaty "an important contribution to efforts to stem the illicit trade in conventional weapons, which fuels conflict, empowers violent extremists, and contributes to violations of human rights."

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what is cancer

Submitted by: Trajan @ 12:41 PM | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | (url: http://cancerwhat...)

Cancer is not a single disease. It is a group of more than 200 different diseases. Cancer can be generally described as an uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. Cells are basic units of life. All organisms are composed of one or more cells. Normally, cells divide to produce more cells only when the body needs them.

Sometimes cells keep dividing and thus creating more cells even when they are not needed. When this happens, a mass of tissue forms. This mass of extra tissue is called a tumor. Tumors are found in all kinds of tissue, and can be benign or malignant.

Tribes 2 Classic Draft Tourney Season 8 Signups.

Submitted by: Rooster128 @ 02:42 PM | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | (url: http://www.teamwa...)

Can you imagine playing Tribes with more than 10 people in a comp setting? Do you want an intense CTF Tribes match with medium and heavy armors present? Do you long for the days when you do not have to sit in observer for multiple maps just to get a chance to play?

(All of this won't happen if you T1, LOL!)

The T2 Classic Draft Tourney is about to enter its 8th Season, and signups close the night of draft (April 7th). This one is gonna be good. So come on T1 llamas, show us what you're made of in this slightly less dead game, T2.

EA CEO resigns

Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 05:40 AM | Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

March 17, 2013

Mr. Larry Probst

Chairman Electronic Arts

Dear Larry,

I hereby offer my resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts effective with the end of our Fiscal Year 13 on March 30, 2013.

This is a tough decision, but it all comes down to accountability. The progress EA has made on transitioning to digital games and services is something Im extremely proud of. However, it currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued in January, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago. EAs shareholders and employees expect better and I am accountable for the miss.

I have been at the helm as EAs CEO for six years and served as COO for nearly seven years starting in 1997. I know this company well, and I care deeply about its future success. I leave knowing EA is a great company, with an enormously talented group of leaders and the strongest slate of games in the industry. I could not be more proud of our companys games, from Battlefield and FIFA, to The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Real Racing 3. We have built many great franchises that will serve the company well in FY14 and beyond. In particular, I am confident that the investments we have made in games for next-generation consoles will put EA in a strong leadership position for many years ahead.

In offering my resignation, my goal is to allow the talented leaders at EA a clean start on FY14. I look forward to working with you in the coming weeks on an effective leadership transition. Im extremely honored to have led this company and proud to have worked with all the great people at Electronic Arts.


/s/ John Riccitiello

John Riccitiello


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Plane crashes into Indiana neighborhood, kills 2

Submitted by: Hologram @ 03:35 AM | Monday, March 18, 2013 | (url:

(CNN) -- A corporate jet, sheared in half -- it's nose poking through the front window of a shattered home.
Such was the scene in a South Bend, Indiana, neighborhood Sunday when a Hawker Beechcraft 390 slammed into a row of single-story homes, damaging three.
Two of the four people aboard the plane died on impact.
The other two were injured, as was one person on the ground, Assistant Fire Chief John Corthier said late Sunday.
Private jet crashes into neighborhood
The plane was attempting to circle back around to the city's regional airport after a failed landing attempt when it crashed along Iowa Street.
Moments earlier, the plane's pilot had radioed for help, CNN affiliate WNDU-TV reported.
He was experiencing problems with the technical equipment, he said.
The plane was almost on its back and was "spiraling down," resident Theresa Futa told WNDU.
"I've never seen anything like that before in my life ever."
A representative of the National Transportation Safety Board arrived late Sunday to investigate the crash.
The neighborhood of about 50 homes is under mandatory evacuation until at least 7 a.m. local time, officials said. Utilities were shut off as a precaution over concerns of a possible gas leak in the area.
Two shelters have been set up to house residents.
The plane left Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon, and was scheduled to land at South Bend Regional Airport about 80 minutes later at 4:20 p.m. ET, WNDU reported.
The troubled aircraft startled Shelby Ramirez, who was driving in the area.
"I happened to see the shadow and I said 'Oh my God. I've never seen a plane that low,'" Ramirez said. "And I would say if it was 3 feet above the top of the car it was something. It could have dropped on us."

Boy saves mother and sister after being forced to watch them be raped

Submitted by: ZooL @ 01:08 PM | Saturday, March 9, 2013 | (url: http://www.khou.c...)

DICKINSON A boy bound during a Wednesday home invasion grabbed a gun and sent the suspects fleeing in an incident in Webster that police said involved two sexual assaults and an abandoned murder plot.

Police in Dickinson ultimately detained two men, but Webster police didnt immediately release the names of the suspects, pending formal charges.

Authorities first learned of the incident at 11:10 a.m. after receiving a report of a man with a gun in the 18400 block of Anne Drive, Webster police Chief Ray Smiley said in a statement.

They were to be murdered

The incident began about 4:30 a.m. when two men entered the home and held three residents hostage. During the home invasion, police accused one man, described only as white, of sexually assaulting two women.

The suspects then tied all three residents and drove them to a field in Alvin, where they were to be murdered, Smiley said. However, the black male suspect was able to talk the white male out of killing the victims.

Video Game Primal Carnage joins the Harlem Shake movemnt

Submitted by: lukewarmmedia @ 12:12 PM | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

With pressure of pop culture knocking at its door, Lukewarm Media pioneers the video gaming world by being the first to have an in-game Harlem Shake as a part of their award-winning FPS Primal Carnage. Sure, you will laugh at the video, but you will love the game.

Turkey grounds flight from russia to Syria

Submitted by: Goshin @ 01:02 PM | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | (url:

Again, you wont find this on the headlines front pages in america

Turkey is accusing russia of sending a big ass plane full of 30 passengers to syria. Also on board, lots of ammo and guns for the syrian military to help exterminate its peoples more effectively

A Syrian-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying Russian-made defence equipment destined for Syria's defence ministry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

"Passenger aircraft cannot carry ammunition and defence equipment," Mr Erdogan said, adding, "unfortunately there was such equipment on board".

Turkish jets forced the plane, coming from Moscow, to land in Ankara.

Syria and Russia have denied the plane was carrying illegal cargo.

They have accused Turkey of putting lives in danger.

The Syrian Air Airbus A320, with about 30 passengers on board, was intercepted on Wednesday evening by two Turkish fighters and escorted to the capital's Esenboga airport.

Turkey said previously it had received an intelligence tip-off that it had illegal cargo on board.

this is important shit

much more important than a failed high tech energy company (foxnews) or who sandusky blames for him fucking children (cnn)

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