The Week in Review: Porn Stars, Blizzard, and Invisible Tanks

The Week in Review: Porn Stars, Blizzard, and Invisible Tanks

In this week's edition, Skyrim gets a Team Fortress 2 makeover, and Minecraft "leaks."

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Porn Stars Start Gaming Site

Adult entertainment stars Alana Evans and Misti Dawn are starting up their own videogame site. Their site will be a little different from the likes of IGN or Kotaku though, because they're going to do everything topless. Both women say that they're hardcore gamers, a fact they hope will help them build up their audience. Their site, pwnedbygirls.com, launches on September 20th. (Link)


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Dovahkiin Erecting a Dispenser!

YouTube user Armago24X has proven his love for both Skyrim and Team Fortress 2 by fusing the two together in video form. Arm and his friends have taken the "Hero" trailer for Skyrim and recreated it in TF2 using custom maps and weapon unlocks. It's an astoundingly faithful interpretation, and must have taken a lot of work to pull off. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


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Engineers Unveil Invisible Tank

Engineers at BAE Systems have created a cloaking device for tanks that render them invisible to thermal imaging or infrared cameras. The system is called "Adaptiv," and uses small hexagonal panels that can alter their temperature quickly on the battlefield. The panels also allow the occupants to display messages on the sides of the vehicle, so that allies can tell at a glance which side a tank belongs. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


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Blizzard Won't Rush to Make Console Games

Blizzard said that, while it doesn't consider itself to be just a PC developer, it's quite happy to just make PC games at the moment. Game director Jay Wilson said that there was plenty of money to be made on the PC, as long as the games are good. He also said that Blizzard wasn't going to make console versions of games like StarCraft 2 just to cash in. (Link)


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Minecraft Update "Leaks"

An early version of Minecraft's 1.8 Adventure Update found its way online ahead of its official release. But it became clear very quickly that the "leak" was the work of Mojang itself. Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson confirmed that Mojang had uploaded the files for "expert users," and said that anyone who downloaded it should "remember to report bugs, and to feel slightly bad." (Link)

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And with "Uploaded for expert players", Notch actually meant: "I totally just got like 3 million unpaid playtesters to find the bugs for me".
Not that I object */runs away from an Enderman*

jurnag12:
And with "Uploaded for expert players", Notch actually meant: "I totally just got like 3 million unpaid playtesters to find the bugs for me".
Not that I object */runs away from an Enderman*

Who wouldn't do that? Pleasing the fans, getting almost free publicity, and getting free playtesting. No possible downside that I can think of.

Who is this Magnus Persson ?
Is he related to Markus ?

I.N.producer:

jurnag12:
And with "Uploaded for expert players", Notch actually meant: "I totally just got like 3 million unpaid playtesters to find the bugs for me".
Not that I object */runs away from an Enderman*

Who wouldn't do that? Pleasing the fans, getting almost free publicity, and getting free playtesting. No possible downside that I can think of.

Well I didn't mean it in a negative way :D

 

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