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Comment: Play the original for free .. (Score 1) 277

by triso (#36246044) Attached to: Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

EDuke32 is an awesome, free homebrew game engine and source port of the classic PC first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D— Duke3D for short—to Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, several handhelds, your family toaster, and to your girlfriend's vibrator. We've added new renderers, hundreds of cool features and upgrades for regular players, and thousands of additional editing capabilities and scripting extensions for mod creators. EDuke32 is completely free, open source software.

Developed between August 2004 and now by Duke community leader Richard "TerminX" Gobeille and NVIDIA software engineer Pierre-Loup "Plagman" Griffais—and incorporating work by 3D Realms/Ken Silverman/Jonathon Fowler/Matt Saettler, what started as a learning experience and an excuse to learn C soon rose from obscurity to become the best Duke Nukem 3D port ever.

EDuke32 is licensed under the GNU GPL and the BUILD license. http://eduke32.com/

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The Fall of Wintel and the Rise of Armdroid 431

Posted by Soulskill
from the upgrading-the-portmanteau dept.
hype7 writes "The Harvard Business Review is running a very interesting article on how this year's CES marked the end of the Wintel platform's dominance. Their argument is that tablets are going to disrupt the PC, and these tablets are predominantly going to be running on Google's Android powered by ARM processors — 'Armdroid.' Quoting: 'Both Microsoft and Intel have suffered from the same problem that most successful companies face when dealing with disruption. They cannot find a way to profitably invest in low-end offerings. Think about it from Microsoft's point of view: now that Windows 7 has been developed, to sell another copy, they don't have to do a single thing. Because of this, it becomes very hard for any executive to advocate the complete development of a low cost OS that will run on tablets: not only would it cost Microsoft a lot to develop, but it would result in cannibalization of its core product sales. Intel has the exact same issue. Why focus on Atom, or an even lower-end chip, when there is so much more margin to be made by focusing on its multi-core desktop processors?'"
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How Europe Will Lower Emissions — Self Driving Cars 317

Posted by Soulskill
from the do-they-drive-themselves-to-the-recycling-station dept.
thecarchik writes "Scientists in Europe are working closely with industry and government as part of a new initiative called SARTRE (SAfe Road TRains for the Environment), which hopes to develop self-driving technology that will allow vehicles to drive autonomously in long road trains on the highway. The team behind SARTRE has now conducted its first real world test, using a sole Volvo S60 sedan that followed a lead truck around the automaker's test facility near Gothenburg, Sweden. In the video, the driver is free to take his eyes off the road and his hands off the wheel. In fact, he uses neither his hands nor feet during the test. Subsequent phases of the work will be carried out in 2011, and early 2012 will see the concept demonstrated on a five-vehicle road train with strategies handling interaction with other road users."

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