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Saturday, Apr 20, 2013

  

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Trailers

Rock, Paper, Shotgun previews Sir, You Are Being Hunted, the upcoming shooter in the works at Big Robot, reminding everyone up front that the developer and the site owner are essentially one and the same. The preview basically consists of this trailer and this trailer, each of which offer gameplay footage. Continue here to read the full story.

Orion: Dino Horde Controversies

Kotaku has a discussion of Orion: Dino Horde, a new version of Orion: Dino Beatdown that's now available on Steam. Their story is titled "Terrible Video Game Gets A "Sequel", And Not Everyone's Happy About It," discussing bad blood that exists from the development of Orion: Dino Beatdown over public firings of team members, and complaints from contractors not getting paid. The game also got poor review scores, hence their "terrible video game" characterization, which plays into a story on Eurogamer which discusses how some of the players who savaged the original game were outraged to find it seemingly getting a second chance on Metacritic, saying Orion: Dino Horde was not a new game, but rather a patched version of the original. This turned out to be a valid complaint in the eyes of Metacritic, who have since removed the new listing, as explained by Metacritic boss Marc Doyle: "As with any game that has been patched or improved over the weeks and months following its initial release and critical reception, those initial reviews follow the game."

Saturday Interviews

Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Tech Bits

Saturday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Enermax Ostrog Giant Mid-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.
  • Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler on eTeknix.
  • Rosewill SilentNight 500-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply on TweakTown.

etc.

Out of the Blue

The Celtics and the Knicks are in the midst of game one of their playoff series at this very moment, and I want to extend my thanks to the team for turning a corner this year and playing excellent basketball after a decade-plus of mediocrity. The game was preceded by a joint NY/Boston color guard in a very touching ceremony centered on the Boston bombing which had a very nice feel to it considering how incredibly strong the sports rivalries are between these two cities and these two teams.

Touching Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Super Stocktake.
Links: Weeping Tim Cook Spotted Screaming For Help At Steve Jobs’ Tombstone.
Stories: Who Wants to Be a Mars Colonist? Thanks HARDOCP.
Science: Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team.
Science of Light Diffusion Brings Gollum to Life.
Images: Students are grateful for the little computer compartment in which they can dispose of their litter.
Media: All Time 10s - Superheroes With Completely Useless Powers.



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