Hunted Nomad
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Tod den Smartbombern
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 5:58 pm
Mit der Noob-Fleet gegen Smartbomb Battleships. Einige von Euch werden es kennen. Man muss ‚mal eben‘ in den HighSec. Schnell greift man sich den nächsten Travel Interceptor und macht sich auf den Weg vom sicheren 0.0 durch den

Microsoft's AI future is rooted in its gaming past
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 5:00 pm

The Kinect will never die.

Microsoft debuted its motion-sensing camera on June 1st, 2009, showing off a handful of gimmicky applications for the Xbox 360; it promised easy, controller-free gaming for the whole family. Back then, Kinect was called Project Natal, and Microsoft envisioned a future where its blocky camera would expand the gaming landscape, bringing everyday communication and entertainment applications to the Xbox 360, such as video calling, shopping and binge-watching.

This was the first indication that Microsoft's plans for Kinect stretched far beyond the video game industry. With Kinect, Microsoft popularized the idea of yelling at our appliances -- or, as it's known today, the IoT market. Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana (especially that last one) are all derivative of the core Kinect promise that when you talk to your house, it should respond.

The Never Ending Story of New Eden
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 2:15 pm
I started off yesterday’s post about EVE Online’s fifteenth anniversary with a few points in the back of my brain that I wanted to cover.  I got through a few of them before I went sort of “onion on my belt” about things back

PUBG’s third map will open for all players to test this weekend
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 3:24 pm

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been teasing its upcoming third map for a month now, and this weekend, players on all platforms will be able to test it out -- no invite required. The newly-named Sanhok (formed from the Thai word for 'fun' and the Tagalog word for 'chicken') features ruins and jungle inspired by areas in Southeast Asia. And like the game's unpopular second map Savage, this one is a much smaller 4km x 4km -- just a quarter of the size of PUBG's original arena Miramar.

Source: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds blog

'Fortnite' is bringing Thanos to its cartoony battle royale
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 12:41 pm

If you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the ultimate pop-culture mashup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has another cameo up its sleeve. Franchise villain Thanos will make a limited appearance in Fortnite: Battle Royale starting May 8th, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

'League of Legends' finals head to Oakland's Oracle Arena
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 1:00 pm

The North American League of Legends Championship Series has a home for its summer finals... and you'll definitely recognize it. Riot Games has announced that the Summer Split finalists will play on September 8th and 9th at Oakland's Oracle Arena -- you know, the home of the Golden State Warriors. This isn't completely surprising when the Warriors are an affiliate of the league's Golden Guardians team, but it's still rare for regional eSports competitions to get such a prominent venue.

Source: League of Legends

Niantic details this year's 'Pokémon Go' events
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 9:00 am

Last year, Niantic hosted a day-long Pokémon Go festival in Chicago with 20,000 diehard fans of the smash hit mobile game. Unfortunately, it was a disaster, with both the local data networks, and the game's servers, unable to cope with that many players at once. It recovered from that initially bumpy (and expensive) start to host events in Japan, Korea and Europe, and now it's hoping to maintain that streak this year.

Source: Pokémon Go Live

NVIDIA kills its 'anticompetitive' GeForce Partner Program
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 9:41 am

NVIDIA has canceled the GeForce Partner Program (GPP) just two months after announcing it. The GPP began with little fanfare in early March, but it quickly became clear (thanks to work by HardOCP's Kyle Bennett) that it was more than a simple branding initiative. Bennett showed that GPP was encouraging manufacturers to solely produce PCs and laptops with NVIDIA GPUs inside. Manufacturers could still opt for AMD cards, but they would have to be sold through a different brand. Should a manufacturer not play ball, NVIDIA would at best not include it in marketing efforts, and at worst actively hold back inventory to exclude it from upcoming GPU launches.

Via: Anandtech

Source: NVIDIA

The Morning After: Elon Musk's candy dreams
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 6:30 am

It's a busy week coming up. Microsoft's Build conference kicks off today, then, with no time for a break, it's Google I/O. What to expect from Microsoft? This. What does Google have planned? Something like this. Oh, and then there's all the things from the weekend.

The Battle of the Five Fleets
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 6:13 am
Yes, you can bring your Drake!

Fifteen Years of New Eden
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 3:15 pm
EVE Online is fifteen years old today.  It launched on May 6, 2003. It feels kind of strange, thinking about that. I thought of myself at the time as having arrived late to the party when I first logged in back in 2006.  MMOs were still kind of

'Eve Online' turns 15 today, and its history is epic
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 12:00 pm

Today is the 15th anniversary of the legendarily fascinating virtual world EVE Online, a massively multiplayer spaceship game that has become famous for the incredible stories that sometimes emerge from the community about heists and wars between thousands of players.

EVE is so interesting that it even has its own historian, Andrew Groen, a video game writer formerly of Wired who studies the politics and sociology at work in EVE's virtual community over its 15-year history.

Groen raised $95,729 from a Kickstarter campaign to independently publish his first book, Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online, which has now sold 17,000 copies worldwide and is in its third printing. He's currently Kickstarting a sequel which has already brought in more than $115,000 in support and concludes this week.

Empires of EVE is half Star Wars, half Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It is a true and fact-checked account of what happened inside EVE Online from the years 2003-2009 as player factions began to accumulate power and eventually wage a years-long war between more than 50,000 real players. It's a space opera that takes place on our own internet, and all the characters are 2003 internet users attempting to build their own digital fiefdom.

The excerpt that follows is chapter four of Empires of EVE, and takes place near the beginning of the story.

We've come a long way
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 11:24 am
That is the very first Stay Frosty recruitment/propaganda piece published back in May 2013 here on this blog, just a few days after we formed. At that point we had 15 members.It is difficult to know exactly how many members have come thru our doors since

May 6th, YC120 "Melting the Ice"
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 11:38 am
#Anomalous User Behavior Detected##Observation Sub-Routines Initializing##Recording Initiated##Sir, something seems to be bothering you, may I assist?#"Hm... Volcano..."#Sir? Geological forecasting for Poitot II hasn't shown any abnormal volcanic activity

Recommended Reading: The 'Stories' invasion won't relent anytime soon
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 12:00 pm

Why 'Stories' Took Over Your Smartphone
Ian Bogost,
The Atlantic

Snapchat may have created the monster, but in nearly every social (and some not-so-social) app you fire up, you'll be greeted with a feed of Stories. In fact, Facebook says the format is on pace to be more popular than a primary feed as the preferred way to share updates. The Atlantic explains how the ephemeral format took over your phone and why it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 9:00 am

You made it to right here, Saturday morning. This week, Nintendo faced a patent infringement investigation over its Switch, Sprint and T-Mobile announce they're together, and the notch rears its ugly head again. This time, though, most of us don't mind.

Coming Aquatic Update to be the Last for Some Minecraft Platforms
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 3:15 pm
Microsoft subsidiary Mojang has been working on a big update for classic Minecraft, now dubbed Minecraft Java Edition.  The Aquatic Update will bring a host of sea life features to the game when it goes live. I am looking forward to the update, which

Deploying Astrahus Destroyed
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 4:00 pm

Blizzard Second Among Equals in Q1 2018 Quarterly Report
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 1:45 pm
Yesterday saw the release of earnings information for Activision-Blizzard for the first quarter of 2018. As I have complained about in the past, the company has gone to great lengths to scrub all but the most basic data from these reports over the

One man built his own vacation spot in VR
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 1:00 pm

When most people fancy a vacation, they pack up their suitcase and go somewhere warm like Barbados. Not Bastiaan Hooimeijer, who goes by the name "Naam" online. Instead, he built his own holiday spot inside virtual reality. The result — crafted using Google Blocks — isn't an idyllic beach or a villa hidden in the French Riviera. It's a small caravan in a poky piece of land surrounded by piles of discarded junk. The world is bright and colorful, but it's not the sort of place that Lonely Planet would send one of its travel writers.

Source: A Piece of the Universe

Next 'Minecraft' update will be the last for older consoles
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 9:46 am

If you love playing Minecraft on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U or PS Vita, the game's developers have some bad news for you. The next update, called "Update Aquatic," will be the last that is compatible with these platforms.

Via: Kotaku

Source: Minecraft

Challenge your friends to lightsaber duels in 'Star Wars: Jedi Challenges'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 9:00 am

Last November, Disney and Lenovo partnered up to release Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, an augmented reality experience that combines video games with a lightweight AR headset and a matching lightsaber. With the headset on, you can play Holochess, command field troops on Hoth and, of course, have duels with bad guys like Kylo Ren. Today, Disney is releasing yet another update to the game with a hotly requested feature: local multiplayer, so you can duel your friends in the same room.

The Morning After: Gaming cheats are getting caught
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 6:32 am

Welcome to the end! Of this week. We get a vague due date for Tesla's next big project, the Model Y, Google's voice assistant makes its way into thousands more smart devices and cheaters never prosper (and possibly go to jail) when it comes to Overwatch and Fortnite.

A Better Way to Find Your Next Domain Name
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2018, 7:32 pm
Find the perfect domain name for your website with improved search and recommendation tools.

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