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First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Carmack receives GDC Lifetime Achievement Award (gamechoiceawards.com)

Thorrablot writes: John Carmack will receive a special power-up on March 11, when he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. From the news release:

John Carmack and his team at id Software, the company he co-founded in 1991, pioneered real-time 3D graphics in game, setting the pace and the standard for other developers to follow. Carmack and his colleagues at id are credited with essentially creating the modern-day first-person shooter (FPS) genre with the PC game Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, and helping to popularize networked multiplayer gaming on PCs with the release of Doom in 1993.


Submission + - CDC: Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula (yahoo.com)

Thorrablot writes: Another item for the "it's an unpopular week for rockets" theme:

AP has an article on Yahoo describing the finding of perchlorate(s) in baby formula. Adding fuel to the fire, they direct their thrusters stating: "most perchlorate contamination has been tied to defense and aerospace sites." and mention that it's been found in city water supplies as well.

and further:

"No tests have ever shown the chemical caused health problems, but scientists have said significant amounts of perchlorate can affect thyroid function. The thyroid helps set the body's metabolism. Thyroid problems can impact fetal and infant brain development."

This is shortly after BPA was banned for baby bottles, and of course, the melamine in Chinese baby formula scare. Is this just riding a wave of popular scare stories, or a trend in declining product safety?

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