Blizzard Fires Up Secondary Money Printer, To Run On Souls

28 06 2008

Don’t you wish you were invited to Paris?
For my part, I have two friends in the city of lights at this moment who have no clue that Blizzard just stroked the game boners of millions of geeks to completion.

Behold, Diablo 3 – The beginning of the end for so many of us after finally breaking free of WoW

Trailer below and gameplay footage embedded after the break.

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Manhunt 2 Grabs A UK Release

15 03 2008

The BBC‘s reporting that the Video Appeals Committee has upheld their decision to let Manhunt 2 hit UK shelves – well, the edited version at least.

After taking their politically motivated censorship fight all the way to Britain’s High Court, ostensibly because no one else would think of the children, it looks like the BBFC’s finally had their dicks proper slapped.

Oh, and they aren’t happy about it, and I love it. From the article, David Cooke the director of the British Film Classification Board responds saying

“However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an 18 certificate to the game.”

Q-Fucking-Q. Next time maybe don’t waste British taxpayers money. Especially on a pretty tame property like Manhunt… that sold mostly on hype from this type of crap… that isn’t even that good!

Tiny Robots

15 03 2008

Fresh off the wire, Trendhunter and hell, just about everyone else are talking about robot tech coming out of the EU’s Symbrion project.
Search and Rescue! Space Exploration! Medicine!
Results by 2013!
Well shit, looks like mom was right – that Roomba was just a waste of money

You ever notice that robot news is cyclical?

It seems we’ve started another swing towards swarm technology on both the macro and micro scale. This generally occurs after Robot Uprising talk and before the man’s-best-friend stuff.

Strangely no one considers the uprising when they talk about new cuddle bots. I still say it’ll be hybrid Elmofurbys that eventually enslave us all. But, I digress…

More Roboranting after the break