Polynauts Central : (26/7 Archived)
Todays Andross comes courtesy of Shaun McIlroy
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Thursday, July 26th, 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 and please, keep it clean of any bats in here.
Lots to get through today folks. Here we go with the Polygon news, then forum trending topics and finally a short 90 Seconds on The Verge vidcast, with Ellis Hamburger.
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1: 'Dead Space 3': terror, action and adventure in three acts by Brian Crecente
"My 20 minutes or so with the game, though, all take place within the confines of a single ship. While Dead Space 3, including this level, can be played cooperatively with John Carver, it doesn't have to be. Played alone, at least amidst the floating space flotsam of a ship graveyard, Dead Space 3 feels every bit like the past two entries."
2: 'Wreckateer' review: under siege by Griffin McElroy
"Wreckateer is plagued by imprecision, but not for the reasons you'd expect. With little exception, the Kinect controls work without a hitch: it's the world you're controlling that operates in defiance of physics and logic and science."
"Newell also emphasized the decision to launch on Linux, calling it a boon for the operating system as well as a "hedging strategy" against Microsoft. "I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space. I think we'll lose some of the top tier PC / OEMs, who will exit the market. I think margins will be destroyed for a bunch of people."
4: Zynga posts second-quarter loss, stock drops 35 percent after hours by Samit Sarkar
"Zynga reported a $22.8 mllion net loss for the second fiscal quarter of 2012, missing Wall Street targets and sending its stock price tumbling with a 35 percent drop in after-hours trading on the NASDAQ index."
"Mercy Hospital," the free crossover DLC for Payday: The Heist based on Valve's Left 4 Dead series, is available today on Steam for PC, developer Overkill Software announced."
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: Gaming on the Nexus 7: A Love Story (just kidding) by Benderrodriguez
"I'd hate to say it, but this tablet can do more than what my PS Vita can do in terms of gaming. And to be honest, if I had to choose between the two, I would pick the Nexus 7 tablet."
2: Need Help Deciding What Computer to Buy by Ericralph
"I have recently read several posts on why PC gaming is so great, as well as how to build a cheap but powerful gaming PC. So now an affordable gaming PC has also become an option. To get to the point, I would appreciate if you guys would help me decide by making an argument for me."
3: Polymon Trainers Assemble! by Chaosyoshimage
"IWe need to be playing more video games at this place. Now, I see lots of get-togethers for "let's play the latest shooter", but none for "let's all get together and play the Pokeymanz!" I am to change that with the first official unofficial Polygon Community Pokemon group. So, who wants in? ."
4: Tech Confession Time by Amazing Spiderham
"I don't know what Linux is. Never even seen it. What's it do? It's a operating system? Is it for PC's? Mac's? Can you play games on it? What's it used for? Why's it used? I don't get it."
5: What's your most epic gaming moment? by Shaun McIlroy
"Everyone has moments in life when they achieve something so monumental they either punch the air in excitement, or they hit up a social network to brag about it. Sometimes when playing a game you'll have these moments too, and boy do they give you a rush of adrenaline. What's yours?"
REMINDER: Polygon.com : Community Requests Thread by Shaun McIlroy
"This is our "Official Polynauts" topic for Polygon.com requests, those which we've all made mention of in anticipation of the sites launch in 2012. I thought I'd collate them all here for the Polygon team to check back and see if the stars align with their overall plans, whatever they may be."
FROM THE VERGE:
Ellis Hamburger brings you the most recent, biggest tech news in yesterdays 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (25/7):
I remember getting this with the movie and then later thinking to myself….how the hell am I supposed to play with this? - BreadKnight (4 recommends)
Every day there will only be one comment from the previous thread. It's decided based upon the most recommends an individual receives for their comment; should two people have the same rating then both comments will be posted.
Okay, there we have another weekdays 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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If you're a fan of the image up top and want to submit your own, remember to keep them coming in for this section of Polynauts Central, GIF's included, at this link. Finally, check out the thread on multiplayer events here in Polynauts Assemble! for all the latest news on who's playing what, where and when.