Polynauts Central (20/7 Archived)


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Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on the final day of the working rat race Friday July 20th, 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. It's finally out worldwide so have a thought for those who haven't seen it yet so please, keep it clean of any bats in here.

I'm sure you've all heard about the awful tragedy which occurred last night in Denver, Colorado where a solo gunman, named James Holmes (24) by federal authorities, entered a screening of The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire, killing at least fourteen people and injuring upwards of fifty. An awful, awful thing to have occurred at any time regardless of the location and event.

You can keep up to date on any breaking news here on Denver's 9news livestream. Brian Crecente has opened a discussion topic here on the forums where you can discuss and try to come to terms with this horrible, horrible occurrence.

On with the news, then you can talk!


1: 'The Act's' twenty-year journey to create an emotion genre by Chris Plante

"You're probably wondering what an "emotion" game is. The Act, far as I know, is the only one. You control the emotions, obviously, of an on-screen character, navigating them through a series of dramatic scenes, ultimately completing a story."

2: EA, Microsoft and Zynga oppose Defense of Marriage Act by Tracey Lien

"Electronic Arts, Microsoft and Zynga are among the dozens of companies that announced their opposition to the United States' Defense of Marriage Act by filing an amicus brief outlining their objections to the Act."

3: 'Deadpool' game being penned by series author Daniel Way by Emily Gera

"We weren't actually planning on making a Deadpool game...But, Deadpool came by the studio one day, said he was taking over, and that if I didn't hire Marvel writer Daniel Way pronto and make the most amazing Deadpool video game, he'd break both of our arms and beat us to death with them. I have kids, so we're making the game."

4: THQ closes Arizona QA facility by Tracey Lien

"A total of 57 employees will be affected by the Phoenix closure and some will be given the opportunity to relocate to Montreal."

5: New 'Resident Evil 6' footage shows Leon, Chris and Jake in action by Michael McWhertor

"Capcom brought a fresh look at Resident Evil 6 to Comic-Con last week, revealing all-new gameplay segments for the game's three protagonists: Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and newcomer Jake Muller. For the millions of Resident Evil fans who didn't get a seat at Capcom's RE6 panel, now you have a chance to see the horror game in action."


1: 'Let's Talk' with Sparsevector about their XBLIG hit: 'Super Amazing Wagon Adventure.' by Shaun McIlroy

"As an undergraduate I worked on a group project making a remake of Oregon Trail. One of my responsibilities in the group was making the hunting and rafting mini games, and I went way overboard turning them into little violent arcade games."

2: 'Final Fantasy XV (Rumors, again ... emphasizing the word rumor here) by Shinta

"As far as we're aware, Agni's Philosophy is not FFXV. Perhaps we should further clarify the rumour. An extremely trustworthy, industry source who has successfully tipped us off on Square Enix news in the past told us in November 2011 that FFXV is currently deep in development at Square Enix Japan and will release on all major current gen platforms."


Joshua Topolsky brings you yesterdays biggest tech news in 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:

  • Google announces $12.21 billion in consolidated revenue for Q2, but Motorola sees $233 million operating loss
  • Microsoft posts net loss of $492 million for Q4 2012 despite record revenue
  • Nokia Q2 results reveal $1 billion operating loss, 4 million Lumia handsets sold, and a lack of US penetration
  • NASA hires scent chemist to recreate the smell of space

    "Totally Official! And I kinda said goodbye with "Enjoy your potatoes", but not in a racist way, he actually had potatoes."- PaddyStardust on meeting ShaunMcIlroy in person (4 recommends)


    "Did anyone say.... Polygon-tan? :D"- MtlAngelus on what looks to be our version of Tingle. (4 recommends)

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    1: Batman US cinema shooting: Fourteen dead in Denver [via BBC]

    2: Huge spam botnet Grum is taken out by security researchers [via BBC]

    Okay, there we have another days worth of catch-ups folks. Remember to sound off in the comments below and share any awesome news you find today. As always, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @shaunmcilroy if you want to chitchat throughout the day.


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