It’s hard not to respect game developers who test their work via large-scale alphas. Putting your unpolished, unfinished work (and thus your reputation) on the line has to take Duke Nukem-style balls of steel, especially when the title’s due for an eventual console release: Here’s your game, your baby, and you’re releasing it to the most vocal subset of a hobby already famous for the whiners it attracts.
When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out.
Isn’t it boring to always play games as a handsome or beautiful protagonist fighting ugly monsters? Well Paradigm turns the tired old stereotype on its head, with an ugly mutant hero and a cute but evil sloth antagonist.
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Samsung has announced two new mid-range smartphones that will go on sale in China and other markets from next month.
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division.
Have you ever wanted to ask Mark Zuckerberg something? Maybe you want to know when the long-fabled dislike button will be added, or perhaps you just want to know his favourite colour. Well, you could get the chance next Thursday.
Do you imagine Steve Wozniak smoked a lot of pot and made a lot of penis jokes in his youth? If so then you’ll think the casting choice for Woz’s role in Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs biopic is absolutely perfect.
By Janek Speight in Web on Friday 31 October 2014
NASA’s adventures into space haven’t just sent people to the moon and into orbit – their technology developments have contributed to everyday life more than you might think.
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest gathering of hot air balloons and a great annual event that stretches for nine days and features more than 600 balloons each year.