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Games competition – calls for Indie games, student games and serious games

February 19, 2007

FuturePlay 2007 is asking for teams to submit games for their competition this year. They are asking for games in the following categories: Indie Games, Student Games and Serious Games. Important dates: 16/3/2007 – deadline for a 1 or 2 page concept via email; 1/8/2007 – deadline for winners of round 1 to submit a fully working game.

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Games competition – calls for Indie games, student games and serious games

February 19, 2007

FuturePlay 2007 is asking for teams to submit games for their competition this year. They are asking for games in the following categories: Indie Games, Student Games and Serious Games. Important dates: 16/3/2007 – deadline for a 1 or 2 page concept via email; 1/8/2007 – deadline for winners of round 1 to submit a fully working game.

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Soldier Uses 360 Controller During Live-Fire Excercise

February 6, 2007

Supposedly he’s viewing his screen for “unseen obstacles”. It’s like FPS, but with better graphics. http://www.army.mil/-news/2007/02/02/1636-soldiers-testing-fcs-technology-give-thumbs-up/. The final word is from Slashdot – “Well railguns are neat and all, but I’m still not joining the Army until they invent the respawn point.”

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TV gets Joost, after telephones got skype’d and music got kazaa’d

January 29, 2007

Nice article about the guys who founded Kazaa, then developed and sold Skype for a fortune. Now they are using the file sharing control technology they tested over the last two incarnations and turning it to TV. They are working on a product called Joost that aims to have (non-user generated) content sent out to the desktop uberquick. Link to Wired for the full article: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/trouble.html

Railguns Now a Reality

January 18, 2007

Missles at bullet price. Normally, new weaponry tends to make defense more expensive. But the Navy likes to say its new railgun delivers the punch of a missile at bullet prices.

A demonstration of the futuristic and comparatively inexpensive weapon yesterday at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren had Navy brass smiling.

The weapon, which was successfully tested in October at the King George County base, fires nonexplosive projectiles at incredible speeds, using electricity rather than gun powder. Full story: http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/012007/01172007/251373

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