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PC Games (Games)

+ - The Adventures of Darwin for PS2 ships->

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SupraStan
SupraStan writes "D3Publisher of America (D3PA) sends word today that The Adventures of Darwin is shipping to retail stores across North America exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system from Sony at an SRP of $19.95. "Just as Darwin does in the game, the PlayStation 2 market is evolving — it's now ready to accommodate more games like The Adventures of Darwin that appeal to family-friendly audiences," said Sam Guilloud, brand manager, D3PA. "With such a large and loyal install base of over 38 million in the US (Source NPD), this is the perfect time in the PlayStation 2's life cycle to release such a unique title." More information: http://www.mygamer.com/index.php?platform=homepage &publisher=&developer=&game=&page=globalnews&mode= viewnews&id=2427"
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Sony

+ - Father of Sony PlayStation Steps Down

Submitted by Petersko
Petersko (564140) writes "The chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console stepped down on Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the video game industry and revive its reputation as an electronics pioneer... The PS3's hefty startup costs have weighed heavily on the company's fight to drive up profit in its core electronics division. Sony is not expecting to post a profit in its game business until the fiscal year ending March 2009."
Media

+ - First US "Twin-Format" HD DVD Disc Reviewe

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "There's a new high-def disc format in town — the triple layer HD DVD/DVD "twin-format" disc. While the format made its debut earlier this year in Japan, the first US-released twin disc hits store shelves on June 26, with the release of the anime title, 'Freedom 1.' High-Def Digest got a sneak peek, and gives the disc a tentative thumbs up."
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+ - Patent Granted for Fault Injection->

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techlists
techlists writes "A Patent on Fault Injection (#7,185,232) has been granted by our friends at the patent office. This could seriously and negatively impact software/hardware testing across the industry. According to the filing, "A method of testing a target in a network by fault injection, "The method may further include, receiving a feedback from the target to determine fault occurrence.". They've been asked to comment, but will they say anything?""
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Portables (Games)

+ - Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command to PSP and DS->

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SupraStan
SupraStan writes "THQ announced today that they will be bringing Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command to the handheld Nintendo DS and PSP® (PlayStation Portable) systems, scheduled to be released in fall 2007. Taking full advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo DS and PSP, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command features a new and immersive single-player campaign, along with a robust global multiplayer component. "Bringing the Warhammer 40,000 universe to handheld systems creates exciting new game play options for fans across the globe," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "An all-new single-player storyline and the ability to battle head-to-head with anyone in the world make this an exciting addition to the Warhammer 40,000 library." For more read at: http://www.mygamer.com/index.php?platform=homepage &publisher=&developer=&game=&page=globalnews&mode= viewnews&id=2425"
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Programming

+ - Progress on next-generation Python

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An anonymous reader writes "A couple of years ago, Guido Van Rossum undertook a major overhaul of the Python language called Python 3000. Despite the fact that Python is older than languages like Java and Javascript, Guido's initial design decisions have held up remarkably well over the years. Nevertheless, it was inevitable that after 15 years, a language designer would like to redo some things. Guido says: "The idea was that Python 3000 would be the first Python release to give up backwards compatibility in favor of making it the best language going forward." Now Guido says that Python 3000 is on-track (modulo a 2 month schedule slip). Will this release prepare Python for competition with Perl 6 and Ruby 2? Does it matter?"
Space

+ - Invisible Galaxy Discovered->

Submitted by all204
all204 (898409) writes "A galaxy made entirely from dark matter has been discovered. A link to the original research paper can be found here.

From the original article:

"An international team of astronomers have conclusive new evidence that a recently discovered "dark galaxy" is, in fact, an object the size of a galaxy, made entirely of dark matter. Although the object, named VIRGOHI21, has been observed since 2000, astronomers have been slowly ruling out every alternative explanation.""

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