Old school zgeeker Sortius has taken a look at how the new generations of consoles prove Malcolm Turnbull is talking out his ass. Click the link below to go have a read about it on his blog.
Joe Danger developer Hello Games announced its next game at the Spike VGX awards, a massive, procedurally generated, sci-fi exploration sim called No Man’s Sky.
In the game’s debut trailer, No Man’s Sky was pitched as an exploration game where “every atom” is procedurally generated, from flora and fauna to the stars in the sky. Every planet and every galaxy is procedural, and filled with unexplored territories. The trailer shows that players will be able to explore underwater environments, the surfaces of planets, the skies and outer space in spaceships.
“It’s a huge game,” said Hello Games’ Sean Murray. “We wanted to make a game about exploration. And we wanted to make something that was real.”
Looks amazing. I want!
Police handed out more than 180 fines during a car cruise event to honour the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker in Perth last night. A police spokeswoman said officers monitored about 3000 drivers as they made their way across the metropolitan area.
It is understood the event was organised to pay tribute to Hollywood star Walker and raise money for his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. Participants took to social media this morning to vent their frustrations at those who ruined the event by driving recklessly.
Sheep have taken over the Shire, lost industry created ghost towns and the major earthquake of 2011 has left much of Christchurch cordoned-off and left to decay. While New Zealand may be best known for the otherworldly landscapes that made it a natural choice as the filming location of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, it also has a rich history that has resulted in a number of striking abandonments located on both the North and South Islands, in major cities like Auckland and remote stretches of the coast.
Once upon a time, an ancient city in China was named Lion City because Five Lion Mountain loomed large behind it. The city, also known as Shi Cheng, has been buried beneath the water for 53 years. Like the lost Incan City of Machu Picchu was ‘rediscovered,’ so was this lost underwater city that had been founded about 1,300 years ago. Lion City is now located about 85 – 131 feet (26-40 meters) beneath the gorgeous Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake). This valley was submerged when a dam was constructed and a lake was needed. The lake and thousands of islands were man-made. Shi Cheng ‘defied’ the Chinese norm since 5 gates and 5 towers were built into the city instead of 4. Lion City is about the size of 62 football fields. International archaeologists and a film crew recorded the amazing perservation of the lost ‘ruins.’
South African President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the news that Nelson Mandela has died.
An emotional Mr Zuma broke the news to the nation during a live press conference that began about 8.45am AEDT.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family,” he said.
“To them we owe a debt of gratitude. They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free.”
When scientists inadvertently killed what turned out to be the world’s oldest living creature, it was bad enough.
Now, their mistake has been compounded after further research found it was even older – at 507 years.
The ocean quahog – a type of deep-sea clam – was dredged alive from the bottom of the North Atlantic near Iceland in 2006 by researchers. They then put it in a freezer, as is normal practice, unaware of its age.
It was only when it was taken to a laboratory that scientists from Bangor University studied it and concluded it was 400 years old.
Well thank crap it’s dead. It was just waiting for its moment to strike. You see it’s name was Ming.
And we all know how that ends.
I’ve noticed that there are a tonne of camera accessories for mobile phones these days. What’s especially caught my eye are these new-fangled telescopic lenses that you can whack onto your phone.
Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.
Wiki are running a donation thing again, thought it’s worth posting as I’m certainly keen to keep it ad free. I figure for $3 it’s probably worth it
Amusing missed delivery message for Drone testers
A mysterious teaser site that many assume is for Fallout 4 has been updated to include the phrase “Nuclear winter has come”.
TheSurvivor2299.com was updated earlier today to include the new words, just above the countdown that’s set to expire on December 11.
While it certainly lends credence to the notion that we could be about to see Fallout 4 revealed imminently, there are a number of potential problems that suggest it could be for a different game entirely.
Regardless, with just over a week until the countdown clock expires, we’ll find out for certain soon enough.
Ok, I lied. But I am all confused and tired after running around in excitment like a giddy school girl. I really like the Fallout series of games. Like, lots..
The bank safe swimming pool containing 8 Million real Swiss coins is currently located in Basel, Switzerland. This is the original bank safe from the former “Schweizer Volksbank” and known to be one of the finest Swiss piece of craftwork in the early 20th Century. It is in very good shape and still usable as a bank deposit safe. It will be removed from it’s original location and be replaced anywhere in the world. You’ll freely decide what happens with it.
The coins in this safe already have a celebrity status: They were dumped out publicly at the national square in Berne, Switzerland on 4th October 2013. With no security and no boundaries. This event had a strong international impact from Las Vegas via Moscow and Dubai to China. Triggering international and national debates for example in The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Russia Today.
This is not just an investment in a historical, exclusive and certainly unique object but also an investment in a global cultural impulse.
Harrison Okene survived 3 days at the bottom of the ocean in the wreck of his ship. You can read about how he ended up there here. This is the video of his rescue from the ship.
RECREATIONAL motorcyclists are protesting across Australia on Sunday to show solidarity against Queensland’s tough new anti-bikie laws.
Queensland organiser Gabriel Buckley says the new laws, aimed at criminal bikie gangs, have resulted in the harassment of law-abiding motorcyclists.
Mr Buckley said a primary concern was that the laws reversed the onus on proof for people accused of links to prescribed criminal gangs.
“Some people are being pulled over three times on their way to work,” he told AAP.
“You can imagine why these guys are getting impatient with the government.”
Go Dwarfthrower you dead set LEGEND!
Whether you want to upgrade your existing Note II to the brand new Note 3 is completely up to you, and your pockets. Sure, the Note 3 is one of the fastest phones on the planet now, with a larger screen and all, but, if you don’t care about raw horsepower, you don’t really have any reason to grab the latest phablet, except its new S-Pen features.
Luckily, these have been now ported over to the Note II, in the form of a custom ROM, based on a leaked Note 3 firmware. There are a lot of things working, like Air Command (complete with Pen Window, Screen Writer, Scrapbook and Action Memo), Gallery, Launcher, Safety Assistance, S Note, Sketchbook, S Planner more. There are, of course, some bugs too, which usually come from early builds and porting stuff over cross-device.
“A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done – inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood.”