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SOE 'All Access Pass' Delayed to April 29

Game Politics - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:35am

It looks like those who were keen on playing Sony Online Entertainment's catalog of online games for a flat monthly fee will have to wait just a little bit longer. SOE announced today that it has delayed its "All-Access Pass" subscription plan to April 29. The company previously delayed its launch from April 6 to April 23, but this week it delayed it one more time. Why another delay? To ensure that the transfer to the "All Access Pass" subscription system is seamless, says SOE.

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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:30am
jfruh (300774) writes "Aereo is currently fighting for its life before the Supreme Court, and has issued a warning: if you take us down, you could take the entire cloud storage industry down with us. The company argues that they only provide customers with access to shows picked up by an individual antenna that they've rented. If the constitutes a 'public performance,' then so does the act of downloading a copyrighted document stored in a cloud storage service — even if the customer has purchased the right to use that document." v3rgEz sent in a link to the transcript of the first day of arguments.

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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:30am
jfruh (300774) writes "Aereo is currently fighting for its life before the Supreme Court, and has issued a warning: if you take us down, you could take the entire cloud storage industry down with us. The company argues that they only provide customers with access to shows picked up by an individual antenna that they've rented. If the constitutes a 'public performance,' then so does the act of downloading a copyrighted document stored in a cloud storage service — even if the customer has purchased the right to use that document." v3rgEz sent in a link to the transcript of the first day of arguments.

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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:30am
jfruh (300774) writes "Aereo is currently fighting for its life before the Supreme Court, and has issued a warning: if you take us down, you could take the entire cloud storage industry down with us. The company argues that they only provide customers with access to shows picked up by an individual antenna that they've rented. If the constitutes a 'public performance,' then so does the act of downloading a copyrighted document stored in a cloud storage service — even if the customer has purchased the right to use that document." v3rgEz sent in a link to the transcript of the first day of arguments.

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Comcast Unleashes Army of Lobbyists to Get Merger With TWC Approved

Game Politics - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:20am

Not content to sit on its laurels while it waits for various agencies to scrutinize and either approve or deny its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has unleashed an army of lobbyists and influencers on Washington D.C.

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Automatic avoidance for player characters on an indie budget

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:17am

Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone) describes how he's emulated the smart input optimization you see in triple-A games in his upcoming Volume -- in a quick and simple way. ...

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Deaf people get gene tweak to restore natural hearing

New Scientist - Breaking news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:00am
People who have lost their hearing will be injected with a harmless virus carrying a gene that should trigger the regrowth of their ears' sensory receptors






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Armed Russian robocops to defend missile bases

New Scientist - Breaking news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:00am
Russia is using gun-toting robot sentries to defend its army bases and shoot intruders






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Google Opens Up Street View Archives From 2007 To Today

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:48am
mpicpp (3454017) writes with news that Google is publishing all Street View imagery back to 2007. Quoting Ars: "The feature hasn't rolled out to many accounts yet, but it looks like a small, draggable window will be added to the Street View interface. Just move the time slider around and you'll be able to jump through past images. Granted, Street View has only been around for a few years, so the archives only go back to 2007. A few of the events Google suggests browsing through are the building of One World Trade Center and the destruction and rebuilding of Onagawa, Japan after the 2011 earthquake. Besides being really cool, the move will save Google from having to choose a canonical Street View image for every location. If the current image is blacked-out or wrong in some way, you can just click back to the previous one."

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Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR gets FTC approval

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:46am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted antitrust approval to Facebook's proposed acquisition of Oculus VR, allowing the deal to move forward as planned. ...

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Asteroid Impacts Bigger Risk Than Thought

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:06am
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The B612 Foundation, a U.S.-based nuclear test monitoring group, has disclosed that their acoustic sensors show asteroid impacts to be much more common than previously thought. Between 2000 and 2013 their infrasound system detected 26 major explosions due to asteroid strikes. The impacts were gauged at energies of 1 to 600 kilotons, compared to 45 kilotons for 1945 Hiroshima bomb."

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Hack-Man: An interview with Watch Dogs' creative director

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:02am

Creative director Jonathan Morin speaks about decisions made during the development of the hotly anticipated Watch Dogs, and his expectations for the next generation of games. ...

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Playing peek-a-boo in a colossal rocket box

New Scientist - Breaking news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:40am
We take a rocket's-eye view of the monolithic gantry surrounding the European Space Agency's latest launch vehicle, the Vega, as it prepares for take-off






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AT&T Plans To Launch Internet Video Service

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:36am
An anonymous reader writes "AT&T officially announced on Tuesday their intention to launch a Netflix-like service in collaboration with an investment group run by a former Fox president. AT&T is following in the footsteps of Verizon, which partnered with Redbox in 2012 to offer the same type of service, and like Verizon, is also still negotiating with Netflix on payments to not throttle Netflix traffic."

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Blog: Are innovative games too risky for Kickstarter?

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:32am

"Hex Heroes didn't take off on Kickstarter as we anticipated. This campaign was in the works for over four months. Why wasn't Hex Heroes funded in its first three weeks?" ...

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Contemplating the power of war to end all wars

New Scientist - Breaking news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:00am
The threat of mutually assured destruction, military or economic, promotes peace in many places. If war has ultimately forged a safer world, what's next?






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ARIN Is Down To the Last </nobr>/8 of IPv4 Addresses

Slashdot Updates - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:55am
An anonymous reader writes "On 3 February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) issued the remaining five /8 address blocks, each containing 16.7 million addresses, in the global free pool equally to the five RIRs, and as such ARIN is no longer able to receive additional IPv4 resources from the IANA. After yesterday's large allocation (104.64.0.0/10) to Akamai, the address pool remaining to be assigned by ARIN is now down to the last /8. This triggers stricter allocation rules and marks the end of general availability of new IPv4 addresses in North America. ARIN thus follows the RIRs of Asia, Europe and South America into the final phase of IPv4 depletion."

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So you want to publish a game in China...

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:43am
Eutechnyx CEO Darren Jobling offers advice to anybody traveling gaming's own Silk Road
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Xbox One debuts in Japan September 4

GamesIndustry.biz news - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:38am
Microsoft sets date for third attempt to gain foothold in Japanese console market
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Cloud Chamber: The TV show you play on Steam

Gamasutra - News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:36am

How the heck do you describe Cloud Chamber? Imagine following along with your favorite TV series, and after each episode you're able to jump online, dig deeper into what you watched, and discuss the twists and turns with fellow viewers. ...

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