Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 05:40 AM | Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | (url: http://www.joysti...)
March 17, 2013
Mr. Larry Probst
Chairman Electronic Arts
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
Submitted by: Hologram @ 03:35 AM | Monday, March 18, 2013 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)
(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."
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.
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.
Submitted by: Goshin @ 01:02 PM | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | (url: http://www.bbc.co...)
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)
Submitted by: Goshin @ 11:41 AM | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | (url: http://www.aljaze...)
But you wouldnt know, it isnt on any news source in america apparently
US embassy security chief killed in Yemen
Qassem Aqlani, Yemeni head of security at the US embassy in Sanaa, shot dead on way to work by motorcycle gunman.
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 13:05
The US embassy in Sanaa has been the site of several protests in recent months
The Yemeni chief of security at the US embassy in Sanaa has been assassinated, security officials have said.
Qassem Aqlani, who was reportedly in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. A gunman on a motorcycle reportedly opened fire at him and fled the scene.
Aqlani had been working for the US embassy in the Yemeni capital for nearly 20 years.
A US diplomat said Aqlani was in charge of coordinating a US and Yemeni probe into an attack last month on the embassy by protesters angry over an anti-Islam film that triggered a wave of deadly demonstrations across the Muslim world.
The attack comes as Yemen's US-backed government is waging an offensive against al-Qaeda's branch in the country, taking back territory and cities in the south that the group seized last year.
The assassination resembles other attacks recently that have targeted Yemeni intelligence, military and security officials.
Those attacks are believed to be in retaliation for a military offensive by Yemen's US-backed government against Yemen-based Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Submitted by: Shiloh @ 07:00 PM | Saturday, August 25, 2012 | (url: http://blog.dota2...)
16 teams compete for 1.6 million in prize money, starting August 26th through September 2nd.
Download the spectator client from Steam here.
For other news & updates regarding Dota 2 or The Invitational, go to http://blog.dota2.com/
Submitted by: Rooster128 @ 09:29 AM | Monday, July 9, 2012 | (url: https://dl.dropbo...)
The map pack for Season 5 of the Tribes 2 Classic CTF Draft Tournament is now live! Download if you plan on playing in the S5 tourney, as many of the maps are likely to be played. Details of the map pack can be found here.
If you plan on playing and haven't signed up for the tournament yet, do so at www.tribaloutpost.com !!
Tribes 1 players should join too- we're a fun crowd. Get started with Tribes 2 at www.tribesnext.com
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 02:08 PM | Thursday, June 28, 2012 | (url: http://www.popsci...)
"Most people, fortunately, don't want to chew peoples' faces off," says David Levey, a spokesperson for the DEA. "But it's all across the board, and it's often unpredictable." There are more and more tales of bath salt-related cannibalism popping up, but that doesn't mean the salts are causing a zombie epidemic. Dr. Mark Ryan, Director of the Louisiana Poison Center, says the events, though relatively infrequent, are "unusual, so they get our attention."
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 10:16 AM | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | (url: http://dvice.com/...)
Submitted by: motoxbudd @ 07:11 PM | Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | (url: http://venustrans...)
On June 5, 2012 at sunset on the East Coast of North America and earlier for other parts of the U.S., the planet Venus will make its final trek across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117. The last time this event occurred was on June 8, 2004 when it was watched by millions of people across the world.
Submitted by: merestealth @ 07:29 AM | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | (url: http://www.facebo...)
The double XP event will apply to servers worldwide. Those playing Tribes: Ascend on any existing public or custom server between Friday, May 25th at 10:00am EST through Tuesday, May 29th at 10am EST will receive twice the base experience per match.
All players are eligible for the Double XP event whether or not they are fans of the Tribes: Ascend Facebook page.
The promotion applies only to base XP. It does not apply to other XP sources such as Accolades or First Win of The Day.
The promotion applies to public servers and custom servers that exist as of Friday, May 25th at 10:00am EST. The promotion does not apply to any Custom Server created or made active after the start of the event..
Players with VIP status and/or an active XP boosts will receive those bonuses in addition to the double XP.
Submitted by: Hazee Daze @ 08:59 PM | Saturday, January 14, 2012 | (url: http://www.qualco...)
Pretty cool X Prize...A cool ten mil purse.
Submitted by: Beelzy @ 09:28 AM | Sunday, December 4, 2011 | (url: http://www.nasl.t...)
The North American Star League (NASL) has been focused on Starcraft 2, but has added Heros of Newerth (HoN) and now Tribes: Ascend for their third season.
Also, see Teamliquid.net community reaction: www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=291509
Submitted by: trop @ 11:27 PM | Monday, November 21, 2011 | (url: http://www.tribal...)
i saw it in the forums so clicked it