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+ - Uber to create Planetary Annihilation RTS on epic scale->

Submitted by NortySpock
NortySpock (1966236) writes "Uber Entertainment plans to create Planetary Annihilation, an RTS on a solar-system scale. Featuring world-spanning land battles, fights to take control of moons and asteroids, and planet-razing asteroid strikes, this game seems to have it all. Who doesn't want to shut down their enemy with rocks from space?

The tech and art leads have worked on Command and Conquer, Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander, and they say they want massive battles with thousands of units and tens of players. The last round of their kickstarter campaign is starting, and with it they plan to add a galactic single-player/co-op/multiplayer metagame!"

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+ - Germany's former first lady sues Google->

Submitted by quax
quax (19371) writes "Bettina Wulff faces an uphill battle for her reputation. Her husband had to resign as Germany's president due to corruption allegations and has many detractors. Apparently some of them started a character assassination campaign against his wife. At least that is, if you trust serious journalists who looked into the matter and stated that it is made up. Unfortunately though for Bettina Wulff, the rumors took off on the Internet. Now whenever you enter her name Google suggest the additional search terms "prostitute" and "escort". Google refuses to alter its search index.

What do you think, should Google be allowed to destroy somebody's reputation like this?"

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+ - Santorini "Rising"->

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MonkeybranD
MonkeybranD writes "Santorini is on the rise. Or, at least, a team of geoscientists have found that the Greek island of Santorini has risen out of the sea by almost 6 inches in a year. The article in the journal Nature Geoscience considers that 10 to 20 million cubic metres of rock are bulging under the island. Santorini's claim to fame is that it's explosion 3600 years ago precipitated the end of the Minoan and Cretan civilisations..."
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