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Entries from March 2012

The Story, page 8

March 31st, 2012 · No Comments

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Skye made a gesture and the screen on the wall lit up, showing a countdown clock and a text urging to tell everybody to tune in. The chatter died down at that and they waited silently. After what seemed a very long time the image switched to a room with three of the […]

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Tags: Fiction · Me

The Story, page 7

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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In the classroom the fireplace was lit, and most people were already sitting on the couches in the lounging corner. Speculation was rife again, this time about the cause of all the gloom that radiated from the hall. “It can’t be something physical”, a boy named Ocean said, “Or else the alarm […]

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Tags: Fiction · Me

Rhea

March 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

NASA has released more pictures made by Cassini which is currently circling Saturn. In the picture below it got Rhea and Titan in one shot. Even in black-and-white the difference between the two is obvious.
More pictures can be found on NASA’s Cassini-Huygens image gallery.

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Tags: Astronomy

Glassbox Demo videos

March 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Maxoid Dan Moskowiz posted a recap of the GDC talk that was given yesterday and it includes the following video links showing what the GlassBox engine will be able to do. The videos come with the warning that the game art is not final!
Video 1: Core sim
Video 2: Economic loop
Video 3: Environmental
Video 4: Fire

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Tags: Maxoids · SimCity · Video

The Story, page 6

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments

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“It is usually a good idea to mark the spots first, before you open the container.” River said to Piers. “The coral needs the frame at first, so it is best to lay them near, but not too near, otherwise you need too many. These things are precious.” He drew the first mark […]

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Tags: Fiction · Me

SimCity announcement Trailer

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Yep, the new game by Maxis is SimCity allright! Here is the trailer and some insiders talk about what the game will allow you to do.

Oh, and here is the link to the official website

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Tags: Maxoids · Other games · Video

SimCity in a GlassBox?

March 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Three guys of the Maxis studio will be talking at the 2012 GDC about the simulation engine that is built for the new game they will announce coming week. The talk by Ocean Quigly, Andrew Wilmott and Dan Moskowitz is described as follows:
Join EA and one of their world class development studios as they give […]

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Tags: Maxoids · News