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Comment League of Super Evil (Score 1) 722

This wacky little cartoon show with a good dollop of geek has loads of character names that make for fun server identities. Voltar, Doktor Frogg, Red Menace, Doomageddon, Hellhound, Henchbot, Skullossus, Mr Wubby, iDestruct, Cuddles, Commander Chaos, Humungo, Snugglebum, Linemaster, Glory Guy, Sudzilla... just for starters.

Comment Re:Day Of The Tentacle (Score 1) 480

Completely agree with DOTT as a first adventure game for a 10 year old. The visual effects and difficulty curve are spot on. On the premise that the OP decides to run with 'adventure games' and not hack-n-slash RPGs... Kings Quest 7 : The Princeless Bride is rated for 6yo+ and has flashy graphics, a simple UI and a female protagonist. An excellent introduction to the series and if she likes the story she can go back and explore the earlier games with more complex UIs. The two Laura Bow adventures are a bit dated but have a capable female protagonist and teach observation skills rather than point-and-click-until-you-succeed but might be considered PG-13 merely on account of the spooky noises and suspense (I played them at 10 so YMMV). Once she navigates those she can handle pretty much any adventure game out there.
Linux Business

Is LGP Going the Way of Loki Software? 124

An anonymous reader writes "After the demise of Loki Software, Linux Game Publishing sprouted up in its place, and for the past nine years has ported a number of games to Linux. But LGP may now be sharing the same fate as Loki. Linux Game Publishing hasn't updated its blog or news pages in months, has stopped responding to e-mails, and its only active ports are games they began work on in 2002/2003."

Comment Sensorly on Android (Score 2, Interesting) 114

http://www.sensorly.com/ Run it on your phone manually (or have it triggered intermittently). The 3G, EDGE and wifi coverage that your phone detects is uploaded to the central server and within a minute your phone receive the updated maps. You can only contribute to the maps for your phone's carrier, but you can view the maps for all carriers.

Comment Re:So basically (Score 5, Insightful) 226

I *like* having native applications.
I *like* HTC's SenseUI.
I *like* being able to use my phone as USB mass storage.
I *like* being able to ... use a custom ROM from HTCpedia or xda-developers.
I *like* being able to tether my phone using a standard data plan.
I *like* Opera Mobile.

Android welcomes you.

Programming

The State of Ruby VMs — Ruby Renaissance 89

igrigorik writes "In the short span of just a couple of years, the Ruby VM space has evolved to more than just a handful of choices: MRI, JRuby, IronRuby, MacRuby, Rubinius, MagLev, REE and BlueRuby. Four of these VMs will hit 1.0 status in the upcoming year and will open up entirely new possibilities for the language — Mac apps via MacRuby, Ruby in the browser via Silverlight, object persistence via Smalltalk VM, and so forth. This article takes a detailed look at the past year, the progress of each project, and where the community is heading. It's an exciting time to be a Rubyist."

Comment Preparation for Samsung bada? (Score 1) 199

From the Enlightenment page: You can even start your development now in anticipation. Use Elementary, Evas, Edje, Ecore, Eet, Eina, and so on and design for a small screen with a "finger" and minimal keyboard (by small screen i mean in the range of 240x320, 320x480 and so on up to 480x800 for portrait, and similar for landscape (320x240, 480x320, 800x480).

Could Samsung be eyeing Enlightment as the (or one of the) UI frameworks in their 'bada' mobile OS?

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