Submitted by: Hazee Daze @ 09:45 PM | Monday, September 19, 2011 | (url: http://scienceblo...)
The solution of the virus enzyme structure, the researchers said, indicates the power of online computer games to channel human intuition and three-dimensional pattern matching skills to solve challenging scientific problems.
Gamers have solved the structure of a retrovirus enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists for more than a decade...
The scientists challenged the gamers to produce an accurate model of the enzyme. They did it in only three weeks.
Shocking! Gamers is smart. Here's foldit in case you want to solve cancer or somthing fold.it
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 12:34 AM | Friday, June 10, 2011 | (url: http://news.scots...)
Marksmen could be paid to gun down Australia's vast herds of methane-belching camels that roam the Outback in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The government has proposed such a cull be officially registered as a carbon emission cutting measure.
Australia has an estimated 1.2 million camels, the largest wild population, and considers them an enviromental menace...
Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 01:12 AM | Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | (url: http://www.carmag...)
The Carmageddon brand has been reacquired by the team that developed the original PC titles Carmageddon and Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now. Stainless Games today announced that a new title is in early development, called Carmageddon: Reincarnation.
"Carmageddon has returned to its Indie developer roots, and the time is right to bring the game to a new audience. said Patrick Buckland, CEO and Stainless co-founder. Originally an ambitious title that tested the hardware limits of its day, were excited that the game will finally get the showcase it deserves on todays platforms.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation will feature the same black humour and comic violence that made the original game such a success. said Neil Barnden, Executive Director and Stainless co-founder, All the laughs, the crazy power-ups, and extreme destruction will return. We will make sure the existing fans get what they want and expect from a Carmageddon game, and a new generation discovers the delights of sliding into a Cunning Stunt.
I was in the war! Patrick added.
Now in the early stages of pre-production development, Carmageddon: Reincarnation is slated for release in 2012. Stainless Games is actively seeking a funding and/or publishing partner with whom to move the project on to full production.
Carmageddon: Reincarnation is being developed for digital download, for which Stainless Games have built an enviable worldwide reputation, with numerous cross-platform releases and multiple No.1 titles on XBLA.
Submitted by: XiFher @ 11:20 AM | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | (url: http://www.wired....)
Sony thinks an unauthorized person now has access to all PlayStation Network account information and passwords, and may have obtained the credit card numbers of the services 70 million users.
The PlayStation maker said it believes hackers now have access to customers vital information, including names, birthdates, physical and e-mail addresses, and PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords, logins, handles and online IDs.
Credit card information, purchase histories and other profile data stored on the PlayStation Network servers also could be compromised, the Japanese company said in a lengthy blog post Tuesday afternoon...continue article
Submitted by: Fox k @ 08:34 AM | Friday, April 8, 2011 | (url: http://www.itworl...)
April 07, 2011, 2:35 PM The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require mobile carriers to enter into data-roaming agreements with competitors, despite objections that the agency doesn't have the authority to enforce the pacts.
The commission voted 3-2 Thursday to require mobile-broadband roaming agreements between carriers in a move largely targeting AT&T and Verizon, the two largest mobile carriers in the U.S. The commission's two Republicans voted against the order, arguing that the FCC has no congressional authority to enforce common-carrier rules on mobile broadband service.
Several small mobile carriers have called for FCC action on data-roaming agreements, saying the two large carriers often refuse to even negotiate.
Mobile customers expect that their Internet and e-mail services will work nationwide, said Commissioner Michael Copps, a Democrat. "What good is that smartphone if it can't be used when a subscriber is roaming across the country or even across the county?" he said. "Our regulations must reflect today's reality and not make artificial distinctions between voice and data telecommunications."
The new rules don't set prices for the roaming agreements, allowing carriers to negotiate commercially reasonable rates. But the rules set up an arbitration process at the FCC if two carriers can't come to an agreement.
The requirement amounts to old-style common-carrier regulations historically applied to voice services with little competition, argued the commission's two Republicans. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 prohibits the FCC from applying common-carrier regulations to information services, including mobile broadband, said Commissioner Robert McDowell.
How is a Verizon Phone going to use the AT&T network?
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 10:21 AM | Thursday, April 7, 2011 | (url: http://www.msnbc....)
Submitted by: Jookbox @ 01:34 AM | Saturday, March 12, 2011 | (url: http://tribesasce...)
THE online, multiplayer FPS franchise Tribes returns. Hi-Rez Studios announces Tribes: Ascend, built using Unreal Engine 3 and featuring jetpacks, skiing, and vehicles. This is the definitive, fast-paced, athletic shooter. Available for digital download in 2011.
Submitted by: LordMelkor @ 05:41 AM | Saturday, February 12, 2011 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)
According to a thread of the Facepunch forums (which may or may not be deleted any second depending how the Facepunch server holds up), a developer build of Crysis 2 containing the full game, multiplayer and the master key for the online authentication has been leaked, and is currently freely available from various file sharing hubs. Crysis 2 was scheduled for release on the 22nd of March.
[Paraphrased from Rock, Paper, Shotgun]
Submitted by: Hologram @ 04:54 PM | Saturday, January 22, 2011 | (url: http://www.busine...)
Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Jean-Marie Messier and Edgar Bronfman Jr. must pay fines instead of going to jail for criminal charges related to Vivendi SAs near-bankruptcy after a $77 billion acquisition spree while they led the company.
Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 10:55 PM | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | (url: http://www.bluesn...)
Coming in March, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover is set during the Battle of Britain. A collector's edition will be available on Ubi's online store with a cloth map, replica spitfire pilot's notes, and 150-page ring binder pilot's manual.
New aircraft: incredibly detailed true-to-life modeling of aircraft systems based on thousands of hours of dedicated research. Every single aircraft component can be damaged for realistic and immensely satisfying results.
- Flyable aircraft Over a dozen famous and highly detailed English, German and Italian aircraft available, with all crew positions open to players. Includes Spitfire, Hurricane, Messerschmitt and the Stuka.
- Non-flyable aircraft 13 AI controlled aircraft
Immersive game modes:
- Single-Player Campaign The player will join the British Air Force to fight the German forces and renegade pilots on his own side.
- Massive multiplayer Customizable modes range from simple deathmatch-style free-for-alls to epic, ongoing 128 player battles that can last hours, days, weeks, or even longer.
- Interactive training Comprehensive interactive training for new players fly a real WWII trainer plane with a computer controlled instructor through a series of training missions.
Brand new setting: The battle will take place on a large area spanning London and southern England in the north, to Northern France and Belgium in the south. The huge map will contain thousands of historical cities, towns, roads, airfields, radar stations, ports, and industrial areas all located exactly where they were in 1940.
New 3D engine: Latest-gen graphics engine with DX10 and DX11 API support. Huge variety of photorealistic ground vehicles, buildings and other environmental elements recreate minute details of 1940s Europe.
Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 09:37 AM | Friday, January 7, 2011 | (url: http://www.amazon...)
Our Long National Nightmare Is Over? Duke Nukem Has A Release Date?
The video game Duke Nukem Forever has been a perpetual joke in video game circles. A decade ago it was already being mocked as Vaporware. At some point, Wired had to "retire" it from its annual vaporware list, giving it a "lifetime achievement award." But that was back in 2003, and after strong demand, it was added back to the list later. Finally, in 2009, we thought it had gone into permanent vaporware mode, after the developer, 3D Realms, shut down. There was a fascinating post mortem of the effort, which talked about the rather perfectionist views of 3D Realms boss, George Broussard, who kept having the team effectively start over to avoid being "behind" the state of the art.
However, Take Two got into a bit of a legal fight with what was left of 3D Realms, and finally cleared the way for Take Two to release a game called Duke Nukem Forever, though I imagine many won't feel it's the "real" Duke Nukem Forever (because that game is a myth). Either way, Peter Suderman noticed that Duke Nukem Forever actually appears to have a release date on Amazon of May 31st of this year. I'm not sure I really believe it, but considering it's not the old team involved any more, perhaps it can actually happen. Either way, in my head, Duke Nukem Forever will always be vaporware.
Use the link if you're going to order. It should give TW referral credit. :)
Submitted by: Trashman @ 04:04 PM | Monday, December 20, 2010 | (url: http://www.legion...)
Legions: Overdrive has officially been released.
Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 12:03 PM | Thursday, December 16, 2010 | (url: http://www.guardi...)
'It's great to smell fresh air again,' says WikiLeaks founder after judge's decision to dismiss appeal against bail.
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 08:55 AM | Monday, December 6, 2010 | (url: http://www.suntim...)
Subscribers in a four state area including; Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota lost Internet connection last night at about 7:30 p.m.
Submitted by: Cik @ 02:22 PM | Saturday, December 4, 2010 | (url: http://gamer.blor...)
f you have been wondering what in the world 343 Industries have been working on, you may be in for a surprise. According to reports, the newly formed Microsoft studio has been remaking the very first Halo game.
The first Halo game titled Combat Evolved, came out on the original Xbox in all its polygon glory. Nearly a decade later it seems that Microsoft will be remaking the classic game that started it all.
This was first posted by CVG, which was reported by Games Master magazine. According to the report, the new remake could run on the Halo: Reach engine and arrive late 2012.
Previously, Microsoft indicated desires to crank out a Halo game every year similarly to the Call of Duty franchise. 343 Industries have been aggressively hiring people with recent reports of picking up 20 ex-Pandemic employees.