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Over 160 Tutorial Videos Created For Unreal Dev Kit 48

Posted by Soulskill
from the how-it's-done dept.
As a follow-up to Epic Games' release of a free version of the Unreal Engine last month, the company has now posted over 160 video tutorials which demonstrate the various uses of the Unreal Development Kit. Roughly 20 hours of footage were created by technical education company 3D Buzz, with topics ranging from user interface to game physics to cinematics.
Emulation (Games)

Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video 189

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-mario-takedown dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo is investigating potential copyright infringement by Nokia during some video demos of their N900 phone, which can be seen emulating Nintendo games. Nintendo spokesman Robert Saunders says: 'We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.' In the video, Nokia says, 'Most publishers allow individual title usage, provided that the user is in possession of the original title.'"

Comment: Re:EU has a limited view on data store competition (Score 1) 183

by olivierva (#30226712) Attached to: Senators Ask EC To Let Oracle-Sun Deal Go Through
Lots depend on what you want to do with your data of course and relational databases will always have their place but two technologies which spring to mind are: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadoop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MapReduce Also the fact that it is hard to merge the relational database world with the object oriented world will (imho) be tackled at some point. In a lot of project I've been working on a considerable amount of development/sys admin time is spent on 'storing and retrieving data'. It seems only logical to me that people will look for or develop cheaper and easier to implement and maintain alternatives so they can concentrate on more exciting problems

Comment: EU has a limited view on data store competition (Score 1, Interesting) 183

by olivierva (#30225210) Attached to: Senators Ask EC To Let Oracle-Sun Deal Go Through
IMHO the EU has a fairly limited view on data storage, the biggest challenge Oracle will face in the next 10 years is answering the question: why do we need a relational database to store our data? I find developing with Java / Hibernate against a relational database very time consuming and was it not that I invested so much time and effort in learning these technologies I would drop them straight away and explore alternatives. The fact that Oracle will add another SQL database to their product range doesn't change this fact that much at all. What I'm trying to say here is that the European Commission doesn't seem to understand that the competition will come from a completely different direction. And keeping the different database brands separate doesn't matter that much.
PC Games (Games)

GTA IV On PC Goes Exclusive With 'Games For Windows Live' 132

Posted by Soulskill
from the yeah-thanks dept.
Erik J writes "Microsoft has announced that the PC version of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV will exclusively use Games for Windows Live for its multiplayer mode when it hits shelves November 18th. Rockstar founder Sam Houser explained the decision: 'As we work toward the release of the PC version, Games for Windows Live affords us the opportunity to seamlessly translate the multiplayer console experience for PC gamers, the service is a natural fit for the platform and we strongly believe it will help in building a strong online community around GTA IV PC.'" Wired is running a story suggesting that this release could save the rather unpopular Microsoft PC gaming platform.

Comment: Re:Non-Event (Score 1) 232

by wlvdc (#20522703) Attached to: BBC's iPlayer To Be Crossplatform
The development time for the project now called iPlayer has exceeded five years. Not being able to provide an ETA for other platform versions does not sync with the idea of creating content with public money, to the wider public benefit. Oh, the BBC's content may be for free (but is not free), your access to it may not be. Besides another OS license you may have to pay for data traffic as well http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,2 160454,00.html.
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Journal: What the Hack, Netherlands, July 28 - August 1

Journal by wlvdc
Parallel to this year's DefCon, the quadrennial hacker conference and camp event What The Hack is taking place from July 28 - August 1 near Liempde in the south of the Netherlands (lat:51.55/lon:5.343). As in previous editions, thousands are expected to put up their tent and connect. Every attendant is also a volunteer, and the event's success and everyone's fun is a shared responsibility. Up2date information can be found

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