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Sunday, Mar 04, 2012


SimCity 5 Next Year?

This trailer on the YouTube follows up recent SimCity 5 rumors with a purported "pre-visualization" trailer for SimCity 5, which is a fancy way of saying it's a video of concept art. Genuine or not, there is not much in it to give a sense of what might set the next installment in the urban planning series apart from its forebears, but it does conclude with a "coming 2013" release window. Thanks Joystiq. There's also an article on the next SimCity on IGN translated from a print article in German magazine GameStar, a seeming confirmation of those rumors.

Jet Set Radio HD Trailer

The SEGA Blog now offers a new trailer showing off the first gameplay from Jet Set Radio HD, the upcoming Dreamcast remake. The clip shows stylish cel-shaded graphics, though they don't exactly look HD. Continue here to read the full story.

Mari0 SMB/Portal Mashup

The Mari0 Website now offers the release of version 1.1 of this game that's a from-scratch recreation of Super Mario Brothers combined with portal gun and puzzle mechanics from Valve's Portal series. Thanks Ant.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the ten bestselling games on their Steam service for this past week:

  1. Saints Row: The Third
  2. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Wargame: European Escalation
  5. Kingdoms of Amalur; Reckoning
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  8. Payday: The Heist
  9. Alan Wake
  10. Crusader Kings II

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

  • GEIL DDR3 RAM Roundup on Technic3D. In German.
  • HP Envy 110e All-in-One Printer on t-break.
  • MSI Z77 Motherboard on eTeknix.


Out of the Blue

Well a bunch of circumstances put off my recent plans to make chili, but I finally got to it yesterday, and I have a bit over three quarts of brown gold cooling at this very moment. One complication was that I wanted to get a pressure cooker to preserve it when I was done, but became daunted by the question of whether our smooth-top stove can stand the weight of the large one I want to get, so I've forestalled that decision for now. And as the chili is a constantly evolving process, I have updated my recipe to best reflect my most recent technique for this.

R.I.P.: Ralph McQuarrie, 19292012. Thanks Neutronbeam.

Golden Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: The Paint Gunner.
Links: 'Game of Thrones' new trailer- It's war!.
Steampunk Sniper Rifle. Thanks Neatorama.
Wake Up With Some Coffee Flakes.
Stories: Terrafugia preps flying car for New York auto show. Thanks HARDOCP.
Science: Outbreak of kidney failure in Wyoming linked to Spice.
Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise.
Garfunkel and Oates - Save the Rich. NSFW.
Images: Dual Monitors- Point missed.
Media: Japanese Speech-Jamming Gun in Action.
Top Gear Viper AH-1 Helicopter Crash.
A moronic bike thief attempts to ply his trade.
The Funnies: FoxTrot.
Star Wars Dad.

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