GNious writes: For Gaming and Mythology nerds alike, a look at the game Destiny, and how it uses Germanic/Norse Mythology (text+video) in its imagery and designs, notably Odin's tree, ravens, and wolves. Also included, some pointers to where some other in-game objects may have found their names, outside of the Germanic family of mythologies
A previous episode looked at the upcoming House of Wolves' use of Ancient Egyptian inspiration.
GNious writes: Seems there is a casting-call for Nerds, looking for individuals for "King of the Nerds Season 2" — What better place to find them, than/. ?
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GNious writes: An online petition demanding a refund (or at least some compensation) for the Sony(tm) Playstation(tm) 3 has been signed by more than 7500 owners, all complaining of an inferior product being sold at full retail price. Perhaps someone in the video games business should look into the concept of merchantability, or are gamers just complaining too easily?
GNious writes: Despite warnings from Microsoft and the Danish minister of Science, Helge Sander, the municipality of Rødovre, DK, has exchanged Microsoft Office for OpenOffice.org citing savings in License and end-user time as reasons. This comes after concerns that a similar move by Lyngby-Taarnbæk was causing the Software Giant to try and have the responsible IT Manager removed. Microsoft also penned a stern warning (http://lyngby-taarbaek.lokalavisen.dk/it-i-lyngby-taarb%C3%A6ks-skoler---%C3%A5bent-brev-til-borgmester-rolf-aagaard-svendsen/20091102/laeserbreve/911029910) to Lyngby-Taarnbæk when they moved their schools to OOo.
With the potential for selling upwards of 1000 copies (counting individual requests) of a game at possibly $50 each, is the decision to exclude a platform and the associated revenue the correct one, or are the petitioners the ones that have gotten it wrong to think that their ca 1-5% marketshare matters?