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+ - Space Quest fans release retro sequel to support Guys from Andromeda project->

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "For the past several months, the Two Guys from Andromeda (creators of Sierra's classic Space Quest series) have been working on their upcoming SpaceVenture game. Now, two fans have released a retro point-and-click adventure to help spread the word about the Two Guys' new project. The fan game is titled Pledge Quest II: Noodle Shop of Horrors, and it serves as a sequel to a one-room adventure released by the same team during the SpaceVenture Kickstarter earlier this year. In Pledge Quest II, players uncover a foul conspiracy that threatens the very future of the SpaceVenture project and soon find themselves traveling through time and space to save the Two Guys' new game from certain doom. Along the way, Pledge Quest II offers up a low-res onslaught of references to classic adventure games and science fiction franchises alike."
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Classic Games (Games)

+ - Space Quest fans create retro adventure game to support new SpaceVenture-> 9

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "A team of fans has released a short retro point-and-click adventure game titled "Pledge Quest I: The SpaceVenture Adventure" to rally support for the new Kickstarter from Space Quest creators, the Two Guys from Andromeda. The game features its protagonist, Bea (named for Roger Wilco's love interest in the Space Quest series), completing a series of puzzles that culminate in her logging on to her computer and making a pledge in support of the upcoming sci-fi/comedy SpaceVenture game from the Two Guys. The "Pledge Quest" game was conceptualized and developed by fans in just a few short days, in hope that it would rally support for the Two Guys' SpaceVenture (which reaches its deadline on June 12)."
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Businesses

+ - Booth Babe's Life: High Heels, Long Hours, Leers-> 1

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jfruh
jfruh writes ""Booth babes," promotional models paid to showcase products, are ubiquitous figures at tech trade shows. Ever wonder what they think of their jobs? Well, it may not surprise you to learn that standing up for eight hours in heels isn't much fun. Some enjoy the work, while others don't enjoy being the subject of stares. And one model adds that "The industry is now moving towards making models show more skin.""
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Virtualization

+ - Ask Slashdot: What type of asset would you not virtualize?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "With IT and Data Center consolidation seemingly happening everywhere our small shop is about to receive a corporate mandate to follow suit and preferably accomplish this via virtualization. I've had success with virtualizing low load web servers and other assets but the larger project does intimidate me a little. So I'm wondering: Are there server types, applications and/or assets that I should be hesitant virtualizing today? Are there drawbacks that get glossed over in the rush to consolidate all assets?"
The Military

+ - Plan X From Cyberspace->

Submitted by stevegee58
stevegee58 (1179505) writes "The Washington Post reports that the Pentagon is seeking to spread U.S. military might to cyberspace with an ambitious effort dubbed "Plan X":

"The Pentagon is turning to the private sector, universities and even computer-game companies as part of an ambitious effort to develop technologies to improve its cyberwarfare capabilities, launch effective attacks and withstand the likely retaliation.""

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The Media

+ - Fox News Ties 'Flame' Malware to Angry Birds->

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "The title of this hard-hitting piece of journalism reads 'Powerful ‘Flame’ cyberweapon tied to popular Angry Birds game' and opens with 'The most sophisticated and powerful cyberweapon uncovered to date was written in the LUA computer language, cyber security experts tell Fox News — the same one used to make the incredibly popular Angry Birds game.' The rest of the details that are actually pertinent to the story follow that important message. The graphic for this story? Perhaps a map of Iran or the LUA logo or maybe the stereotyped evil hacker in a ski mask? Nope, all Angry Birds. Describing LUA as "Gamer Code," Fox for some reason (popularity?) selects Angry Birds from an insanely long list in their article implying guilt-by-shared-development-language. I'm not sure if explaining machine language to them would alleviate the perceived problem or cause them to burn their desktops in the streets and launch a new crusade to protect the children."
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Games

+ - Space Quest Spiritual Successor Project, SpaceVenture-> 62

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Mr. Jaggers
Mr. Jaggers writes "Remember the old-school Sierra On-Line Space Quest series? With the original IP tied up in a giant Activision-Gordian-Knot, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe ("The Two Guys from Andromeda"), the creators of SQ, have set up their own indie studio to invent a whole new hilarious universe, new characters, and puzzles; all the while respecting the style of art and comedy for which they are remembered. SpaceVenture is set to lambaste sci-fi franchises (as was done in SQ), and the team claims that none are safe, including Doctor Who, Stargate, Avatar, and others. They've lined up an all-star voice-acting cast, including Rob Paulsen (Animaniac Yakko, Pinky, TMNT's Raphael), Ellen McLain (GLaDOS), and radio legend Gary Owens. It's being promoted with a blog, podcasts, videos, live chats, and fan efforts including SQ marathons, comics, and fan videos. Best of all, as funding milestones are reached the team builds and releases prototypes; living, playable concept art demonstrating the character of the final game! The Kickstarter project targets PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/Android for release and includes awesome rewards that can land you in the game itself. It's definitely worth a look for fans of adventure games and sci-fi parody!"
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Games

+ - Space Quest Creators Kickstarting New Sci-Fi Adventure->

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "The Two Guys from Andromeda, creators of Sierra's Space Quest series, have reunited after twenty years, and they're collaborating on a new SpaceVenture. Like the recent Leisure Suit Larry revival, the Two Guys are relying on crowdfunding through Kickstarter to get their new sci-fi adventure game off the ground. They've already released one prototype in HTML5, and they plan to release more as the project meets future funding milestones."
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+ - The Two Guys from Andromeda are Kickstarting a New SpaceVenture->

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "The Two Guys from Andromeda, legendary creators of Sierra's Space Quest series, have joined the adventuring gaming revival and launched a Kickstarter for their new SpaceVenture. They're positioning the new game as a spiritual successor to the Space Quest series, and they already have an impressive voice cast on board, including narrator Gary Owens and Portal's Ellen McLain. Can you spare a few buckazoids?"
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Games

+ - Two Guys from Andromeda are Back!->

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "The Two Guys from Andromeda, designers of Sierra's classic Space Quest series, are back together and they're working on a new project. Their recently-launched website describes the game under development as a "Spaceventure" — so it's safe to assume they're planning a spiritual successor to the adventures of galactic sanitation engineer, Roger Wilco. The website also includes handy directions for making your very own Andromedan snout from a popular Earth-based snack cake."
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