Polynauts Central : (18/7 Archived)
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Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Wednesday July 18th, 2012.
NOTICE: ALL talk about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES must only take place in this forum. No spoiling the movie for anyone here on Polynauts.
Let's avoid any unnecessary preamble today and jump right into it folks.
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1: The Old Republic's Rich Vogel leaves BioWare, layoffs at BioWare Austin by Alexa Ray Corriea
"This afternoon EA confirmed the second round of layoffs at BioWare Austin as part of the company's restructuring plan. "As with the launch of any MMO, the size and skillset of the teams needed to maintain the game is different than the ones that built it," a BioWare representative said in an email statement."
2: 'Battlefield 4' beta hits fall 2013, EA confirms' by Brian Crecente
"In a letter to fans on the official Battlefield site, the developers said that Battlefield 3's story "is still just the beginning."
"The new video highlights the contrast between light and dark in a dusty, brown wasteland. In the level, which we first saw during E3 when a THQ representative actively rooted for it to instill nightmares, mutant surface-dewllers plague two survivors amidst a barrage of environmental hazards like rain and fire."
4: Video: The evolution of PC games by Reverse Enginears
"From the earliest text-based adventures to the latest modern shooters, Reverse Enginears has created a stunning musical composition featuring only sounds and music from PC games."
5: 'Crazy Fairies' launches today from American McGee's Spicy Horse by Alexa Ray Corriea
"In Crazy Fairies, players pit crazed fairytale characters against each other in turn-based battles similar to Team 17's Worms. "We see this as the next step. We captured all of the pieces - multiplayer, cross-platform, tablets, and phones - in one title," McGee told VentureBeat. "The economy all blends together." "
6: Polygon Forums: The future of Xbox in a Windows ecosystem by Shaun McIlroy
"..it's definitely clear that there is a continued convergence of hardware, software and services; all of which will definitely manifest in some form as a combination of Windows 8 and the next Xbox console, whatever they choose to call it."
FROM THE VERGE:
Ross Miller brings you yesterdays biggest tech news in 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:
POLYNAUTS COMMENT OF THE DAY (16/7):
"Pictured: How LulzJager felt giving away those codes."- BreadKnight (3 recommends)
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1: Texting overtakes talking in UK, says Ofcom study [via BBC] - (how depressing)
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