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Submission + - EA releases two games for linux (techspot.com) 1

lister king of smeg writes: In a rather unexpected move, Electronic Arts has added two web-based game titles to the Ubuntu Software Center of the popular Linux distribution, and although they're far from the newest games, Linux users will likely welcome Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances as well as the Lord of Ultima with open arms.

Before Linux fans get too excited, it isn't the full game installation, but rather a loading web-app. That said, the move does suggest that the game developer has potentially spotted the currently untapped opportunity of using Ubuntu Linux as a another channel for delivering its content.


The World's First Personal Navigation Device Screenshot-sm 1

It may not have been able to tell you when to turn or give you live traffic updates, but the Plus Fours Routefinder was the state of the art navigation system of its day. Invented in the 1920s, the Routefinder relied on paper maps wound around wooden rollers, which the driver turned en route. It was intended to allow drivers to navigate around the UK, but with so few cars on the roads it never caught on.

Age of Conan GM Fired For Cybering Screenshot-sm 11

It's common knowledge that the best things in life are to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women. An Age of Conan GM decided to try and add cybering to the list and was fired for his trouble. Funcom, the company behind Age of Conan states, "If the guidelines are broken there are consequences." While I will concede that cybering with players when you're a GM is a breach of etiquette, it's not as serious as a charging Rhinoceros; it doesn't get any more serious than a Rhinoceros about to charge your ass. I put on my robe and wizard hat.

Digital Drugs Screenshot-sm 24

David Gerard points us to a story by Kim Komando, the CyberSpeak columnist for USA Today. Kim wants to alert parents to the growing menace of digital drugs. This imaginary terror uses binaural beats to simulate the effects of marijuana and heroin, and — some claim — to help develop telepathy and psychokinesis. Not to perpetuate a story that is clearly scare mongering, Kim is nice enough to add that, "many are skeptical about the effects of digital drugs. Few scientific studies have been conducted on binaural beats." I want a copy of mutant powers on tape and a whistle that will make women drunk when I blow it.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming