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+ - Lord Brittish announces Shroud of the Avatar as a Kickstarter project->

Submitted by Thanatiel
Thanatiel (445743) writes "Award-winning game designer Richard Garriott and creator of the highly successful Ultima® series of games announced today that he plans to reinvent the fantasy RPG genre during a simultaneous live stream on Rooster Teeth and the Shroud of the Avatar website.
The game will only be funded if at least $1,000,000 is pledged by Sunday Apr 7, 10:57am EDT."

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Comment: Re:ironspread? (Score 1) 332

by Yesfan001 (#42911415) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Spreadsheet With Decent Programming Language?
Hi. When I Googled for "ironspread", Google came back with "DataNitro". Apparently, the company changed their name to DataNitro at some point in 2012.

I looked at the DataNitro website and the tool looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning this.

(I have no mod points currently, or I would mod your post up)

Comment: Re:Freemium (Score 1) 57

by Yesfan001 (#42330069) Attached to: Pentaho and Jaspersoft: Good Alternatives To Bigger-Name Software?

I think you meant Talend, right?

I have used the ETL functions of both Pentaho and Talend, as well as Informatica (and MS SSIS a smidgen). Right now, I am using Talend Open Studio for several production integration worfklows. It works well. The only issue I have with it is that you need to know some Java syntax, at least, to create calculations and expressions. Since I am not very fluent in Java, that makes Talend a little tougher for me to use.

The BIRT suite has always sounded impressive. If I become better skilled at Java in the future, I will certainly check it out.

I have never used Jaspersoft, so I cannot comment on it.


Comment: XGameStation also provides retro-gaming hardware (Score 4, Interesting) 83

by Yesfan001 (#35417696) Attached to: Gameduino Project Aims To Game-ify the Arduino

Another option for retro-gaming hardware is Andre LaMothe's XGameStation line of DIY kits.

Looks like they now have a "Chameleon" line of kits, in both 8- and 16-bit flavors, which are similar to Arduino or BASIC Stamp systems.

I have not personally used these, but they appear to be pretty cool.


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Comment: Is this different than the VH1 Classic site? (Score 2, Interesting) 192

by Yesfan001 (#25553889) Attached to: MTV Launches Music Video Site
At, you can play lots of videos.

These have been available on the VH1 Classic site for quite some time now, I believe.

Since MTV and VH1/VH1 Classic share the same corporate parent, maybe they've just now added the VH1 Classic video content to MTV's site.


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