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8-Year Fan-Made Game Project Shut Down By Activision 265

Posted by Soulskill
from the of-doors-and-ways-out dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Activision, after acquiring Vivendi, became the new copyright holder of the classic King's Quest series of adventure game. They have now issued a cease and desist order to a team which has worked for eight years on a fan-made project initially dubbed a sequel to the last official installment, King's Quest 8. This stands against the fact that Vivendi granted a non-commercial license to the team, subject to Vivendi's approval of the game after submission. After the acquisition, key team members had indicated on the game's forums (now stripped of their original content by order of Activision) that Activision had given the indication that it intended to keep its current fan-game licenses, but was not interested in issuing new ones."
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Breaking the Squid Barrier 126

Posted by timothy
from the calimari-for-the-5000 dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Dr. Steve O'Shea of Auckland, New Zealand is attempting to break the record for keeping deep sea squid alive in captivity, with the goal of being able to raise a giant squid one day. Right now, he's raising the broad squid, sepioteuthis australis, from egg masses found in seaweed. This is a lot harder than it sounds, because the squid he's studying grow rapidly and eat only live prey, making it hard for them to keep the squid from becoming prey themselves. If his research works out, you might one day be able to visit an aquarium and see giant squid."

Comment: Re:Motorcycle Fuel Consumption (Score 1) 128

by afroborg (#30564982) Attached to: World's First Production Hybrid Motorcycle To Hit Market In India

Depends how you cut the stats. When you say "more polluting" and link to that article, you are talking about one single type of polluting - NOx emissions. Yes, it's true that motorcycle engines - in general - emit greater levels of NOx than automotive engines, basically because the space available for packaging a catalytic converter is smaller. But the CO2 emissions are much lower. CO2 emission is pretty much proportional to fuel consumption.

So while you can feel smug that your NOx emissions are low, don't kid yourself that your SUV is saving the planet...

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