Polynauts Central: (18-19/8 Archived)
Todays image comes courtesy of Cobaltios - "First time doing something like this :D"
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Of course, I'm writing this on Friday night, so by tomorrow morning, the world could be a different place. Anything I write now could be factually inaccurate. You all remember the time that Pluto suddenly wasn't a planet, right? Who saw that coming? I'm almost scared to put words to the page.
On the other hand, perhaps my words shape the future. Today, being Saturday, I shall win the lottery! Granted I don't play the lottery, but if I can alter the future, why not go for the impossible!
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.
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1: OnLive reportedly hit with mass layoffs, company denies it's closing (update) by Michael McWhertor
"Cloud-gaming company OnLive is rumored to have been hit with layoffs today, according to veteran video game developer Brian Fargo, who says he's received communication from a former employee warning of the company's demise."
"Steam's long-awaited "big picture" mode, which reformats the PC client to be more couch-friendly and could pave the way for a living-room device running Steam, will launch in beta in "early September," a Valve spokesperson announced today."
3: 'Contracts will let players add not just hits, but backstory to 'Hitman Absolution' by Brian Crecente
"Players create contracts for any of the non-player characters that inhabit Hitman Absolution by going into Contract mode, selecting an outfit and weapon, and then marking a target and taking them out."
"WThis updated version of the workbench from the previous two entries in the series allows users to choose whether the weapon is one-handed or two-handed. Users will then be able to choose the "upper tool," applying up to two to the weapon."
5: 'Portal 2' puzzle maker now supports design for two-player co-op maps by Michael McWhertor
"Portal 2's Perpetual Testing Initiative — the built-in puzzle-making tools that let players create their own levels and share them via the Steam Workshop — now supports the option to make maps that can be played and solved by two players working cooperativel"
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: Pullquotes: "This game is a new IP" - Ubisoft on AC3 by Salias
"CVG recently interviewed Alex Hutchinson, the new Creative Director for Assassin's Creed 3. While the full article has a bit of interesting discussion in relation to Assassin's Creed 3's production, Alex Hutchinson did have a few interesting things to say about Japanese games in general."
2: Questions about Wii U by OmgMoreJames
"So it is possible that I have missed previous threads about the Wii U (If so could someone link me to it and simply ignore this one) but I had some general questions and thought we could talk about the launch of Nintendo's newest baby."
3: Why doesn't SEGA... by JoeRemix
"But... if you could take the bull by the horns and make Sega do as you pleased. What you you advise they do to turn things around? Is it too late?"
4: Prequels for free [sort of] by CoffeeJezus
"See, what's taken me of late has been games with sequels due, wherein the previous title in the series has been loaded onto Playstation Plus for subscribers to download. This has happened recently with Darksiders, Dead Space 2 is up at the mo and Borderlands has recently been added."
FROM THE VERGE:
Adrianne Jeffries brings you yesterdays biggest tech news in 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:
- AT&T only allowing FaceTime over cellular on Mobile Share plans, no extra charge
- Twitter dictates third-party app form and function in new API, gives six months to comply
- Exclusive: HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, hires Nokia's ex-MeeGo boss Alberto Torres to run it
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (10/8):
"Well you have to beat the kid in front of you. you really had no choice in the matter!" mattwhite924 give us this maxim to live by, with no context whatsoever (9 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.
And there's another Friday catch up session. Remember to speak up in the comments below and share any awesome news you find today. As always, feel free to hit up Shaun on Twitter @shaunmcilroy if you want to chitchat throughout the day. I'm PaddyStardust, your weekend friend, and I'll see you in the comments!
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