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Sunday, Jul 07, 2013

  

Star Citizen Economy Trailer

A new trailer from Star Citizen is a guide to the economy in the upcoming space simulation. The clip features some gameplay footage as Chris Roberts discusses how various elements interact dynamically in the game's pursuit of a true supply and demand-based system. He gives the example of some supplies that would be used to create missiles being hijacked will reduce missile production in a local area, driving up prices, adding that the missiles expended in stealing or destroying those supplies will factor into the equation as well. Thanks VG247. Continue here to read the full story.

New Neverwinter Campaign System Plans

An update on the Neverwinter website has details on a new campaign system being developed for release later this summer in Perfect World's free-to-play MMORPG. Here's the Reader's Digest version of the longer post: "The system itself will be a new UI (user interface) window similar to the Queue or Professions window. In it, players will find Projects that they must complete in order to unlock Sharandar's other neighborhoods, the new Malabog Castle dungeon delve, and new passive powers for their characters." Thanks Massively.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's freshly updated list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. FINAL FANTASY VII
  2. Rogue Legacy
  3. Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
  4. Left 4 Dead 2
  5. Company of Heroes 2
  6. Civilization V: Brave New World
  7. Baldur's Gate
  8. The Walking Dead: 400 Days
  9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
  10. Dust: An Elysian Tale

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Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Hardware Reviews

  • Corsair Obsidian 350D on Technic3D.
  • DEEPCOOL M6 Audio Cooling Laptop Pad on TweakTown.
  • Intel NUC DCCP847DYE System on eTeknix.
  • KFA2 GeForce GTX 760 EX OC 2GB Graphics Card ON eTeknix.
  • Western Digital My Net AC1300 Router on Testfreaks.

etc.

Out of the Blue

My bro and I got to do some hard labor in the heat yesterday, as a tree had fallen on our dad's old country house, and a drainage ditch needed clearing so it could resume its role protecting the house. Then last night MrsBlue and I finally followed through on our plan to watch the 1967 version of Casino Royale, a Peter Sellers/Woody Allen spoof of the spy genre. I saw this years ago, but remembered few details amid the impression it was one of those "madcap" comedies that they made lots of in the 1960s. In the end, if I had to do one or the other again, I think I would rather repeat the drive to the country and do all the climbing, chain-sawing, log hauling and leaf-clearing in the hot sun than sit in the air conditioning and watch that movie again. Even with the whole "madcap" thing, never have I seen a more blatant disregard for storytelling in a movie, and reading the Wikipedia article on why it turned out like it makes me think someone needs to make a movie about the making of this movie.

Madcap Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bug Rampage.
Science: Mysterious radio bursts come from outside our galaxy.
UK expands search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Media: How World War Zs VFX crew used AI to create the zombie swarm. Thanks nin.
My dad sprayed the bird feeder poles with WD-40 to stop the squirrels from climbing them.
Follow-Up: US Navy coughs $34.5m for hyper-kill railgun that DOESN'T self-destruct. Thanks HARDOCP.



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