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NATO allies are confronting a sustained weakening of the military alliance as ailing economies are forcing nearly all members, including the United States, to accelerate cuts to their defense budgets at the same time. whitlockc@washpost.com Read full article >> mac movie app ipad Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
2012 is off to a flying start. My wife has been incredibly understanding of my board game hobby and I’ve been able to spend more time playing games. Part of that is definitely the kids: they’re older now (my son is 5 and my daughter is 3 in less than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
I've played several sessions of Monsterhearts and love it. You might be tempted to dismiss it as a Twilight pastiche but you'd be missing out - it's way darker and serious than Twilight - or at least it was whenever I've played it. For me, the TV show it comes... Continue reading
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The following incidents were recently reported by the Fairfax County Police Department. ipad android news update Continue reading
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Well, we've got some good news and some bad news. The opposite of the non-good news first: so many promising games hiding just below the horizon! Also, so many cool things going on for gamers to enjoy! The not-opposite of the non-good news: mobile companies are still ripping off small... Continue reading
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As reported earlier, Nintendo is developing a service compatible with the 3DS and upcoming Wii U much like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, called Nintendo Network, in which users will have individual and … ipad android news update Continue reading
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As travelers' needs change, hotels adapt by altering the amenities they provide in their rooms, eliminating some (sewing kits, shower caps) and adapting (minibars) or introducing (iPads, docking stations). Here's a look at the latest stage in the evolution of hotel rooms and the treats they dangle b technology latest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
We’ve just wrapped up our first game that employs full Test Driven Development (TDD) practices. I’ll share my experiences, good and bad, now that we’re completely finished the first version of the project. I’ve spoken previously about Test Driven Game Development (TDGD) but a lot of that was theoretical so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
2012 is off to a flying start. My wife has been incredibly understanding of my board game hobby and I’ve been able to spend more time playing games. Part of that is definitely the kids: they’re older now (my son is 5 and my daughter is 3 in less than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
Platform: Download (Windows) — Games featured this week: Deity; ^_^, Pitiri 1977 — A rousing mix of games this week, featuring pleasantly strange free releases alongside some sturdy demos. A bunny who likes to yell? A demon that can live in a candle? That'll get you to sit up straight... Continue reading
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Google said Monday the Chinese government is interfering with its email services in China, making it difficult for users to gain access to its Gmail program. multiplayer single player xbox wii Continue reading
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We are starting to tinker around with the sky (this one is way too dark). Also, moving around a bunch of locations and adding some new ones. I’m doing a couple of weeks’ worth of serious map organization / reorganization in order to get the game to a point where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
Today is exciting. Why? Because today we welcome the newest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard. What does this update mean to you, Xbox LIVE Indie Game developers? To start with, it means a new user interface and organizational and functional changes. The new user interface uses the Metro style,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
I've written on a number of occasions about the capabilities of enterprise-class SLC solid-state drives (SSDs) when leveraged in demanding primary storage environments. Their ability to both provide impressive sequential read/write performance and shoulder enormous OLTP loads has made them an almost indispensable component of high-end database and large VDI... Continue reading
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Gotham City Impostors is an incredibly interesting take on the Batman legacy, what with all the characters cosplaying other characters. What’s even more interesting is that you can now play the public console … wii pc mac movie Continue reading
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Get ready for the Knox Pow Wow First MicroVolts 2012 Update going live today Markham, Canada January 26, 2012 ? Rock Hippo Productions is pleased to announce that the new year also means a new round of exciting game updates for MicroVolts, the fast and furious TPS-MMO! Check out the... Continue reading
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Netflix has stepped away from renting videogames. Completely. CEO Reed Hastings has said as much to investors. Videogame rentals were intended to debut as part of the company’s Qwikster spin-off service. But as that … casual flash online multiplayer Continue reading
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Eidos’ return to the Hitman series with this year’s Absolution has been welcomed warmly by most. But there are the hardest of the hardcore who are, to put it kindly, more cautious with … news update blogs test Continue reading
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The past week has been a very productive time in terms of world-building. The island has been shrunk further, with several of the locations that used to be further to the right moved inward. The white-walled location from last time used to be a standalone structure, but is now built... Continue reading
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We’ve known for a long time that we wanted some kind of color grading to happen in the postprocessing for The Witness; recently we started thinking about what that should be. Shannon wanted to try having colored shadows, as painters often do. We considered different ways of doing this; the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
App Hub has stopped accepting for peer review and playtest any game or game update that was made with XNA Game Studio 3.1. Developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games must now work exclusively with XNA Game Studio 4.0 if they wish to submit their game or game update... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
Platform: Flash — Undefined's chibi-cute new tower defense title Hordes of Hordes features an interesting variety of traps, spells and towers in a build-your-own-path style game. Just make sure you think very carefully about your plan before you place things, and you'll find this a pleasant game play experience. Tagged... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog
Apple billed this summer's release of Mac OS X Lion as having more than 200 new features, but most coverage of Lion in the intervening months has focused on only a handful of them. While iOS-like navigation and app-launching interfaces, autosave/restore capabilities, AirDrop file sharing, and an emergency restore partition... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at bigleaphr's blog