Polynauts Central: (4-5/8 Archived)
Todays image comes courtesy of me, PaddyStardust - It's Trophy time!
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Saturday, August 4th, 2012. You may be noticing that I am not Shaun. This is intentional. It seems our usual host has something called a "real life" to deal with, whatever that is, so I'll be your new weekend host! Pay homage to me down below.
Why aren't you paying homage?
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: EA files lawsuit against Zynga for copyright infringement by Dave Tach
"Electronic Arts has filed a lawsuit against rival Zynga for copyright infringement, alleging that the recently announced Facebook game The Ville is a "blatant" copy of EA's The Sims Social."
"Resident Evil 6 will let you play as Ada Wong, and Capcom showed off her campaign in a gameplay video and screenshots released today."
3: 'Metal Gear Solid 4' gets PlayStation 3 Trophies four years later by Alexa Ray Corriea
"To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, Kojima Productions has created twenty trophies for the title. Retail copies of Metal Gear Solid 4 will also be updated to include out-of-box native Trophy support."
4: ''LittleBigPlanet Karting' beta testers share their creations with the community" by Alexa Ray Corriea
"The beta opened on July 10th and closed its doors on July 31st, during which time over 125,000 participants utilized the game's 3D Create tools to publish nearly 350 original levels daily."
5: Play this: 'QWOP' creator tackles unicorn locomotion with 'CLOP' by Alexa Ray Corriea
"Bennett Foddy, creator of ragdoll-based running game QWOP, challenges players to tackle a four-legged gallop with his latest browser game CLOP."
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: 'Let's Talk' with MagicalTimeBean about 'Escape Goat' by ShaunMcIlroy, with help from PaddyStardust
"I decided on the goat theme about two months into the project. My wife found a Reddit thread about commonly misused English phrases, and Escape Goat was our favorite. I decided it would be the perfect title for my game, so I built the characters and story around it."
2: What do YOU like to see in games? by solowing
"It can be anything, from a gameplay mechanic to a minute production value. Great lighting? Awesome cover mechanics in a third person shooter? Narrative choice? Empowerment? Water physics? Dynamic music? Co-op? Procedural generation? ...MINIGUNS!?"
3: GiF Wars by TheRealDoshu
"Zombie711 was wondering how many animated gifs it'd take to bring the universe to a screeching halt (okay fine.. a thread). Lets find out shall we?"
FROM THE VERGE:
Adi Robertson brings you yesterdays biggest tech news in 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:
- Exclusive: Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced 'this week' according to internal memo
- Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall take the stand in the Apple v. Samsung trial
- Steve Jobs was 'very receptive' to a 7-inch iPad
- EA lawsuit alleges Zynga poached EA executives to create 'The Ville'
- NASA gives Boeing, SpaceX, and Sierra Nevada $1.1 billion to replace the Space Shuttle
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (3/8):
"That’s why I believe the cloud will ultimately fail. People aren’t thinking big enough—the cloud can’t operate when the national average is 3.9MBPs (and that average is skewed upward by all the people on the coasts with FIOS—most people have slower connections). Plus, most people have bandwidth caps; there’s no way that the cloud, which will be bandwidth-heavy, can operate with transfer caps.- DocSeuss (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.
And there we finish our 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 new weekend warrior, and I'll see you in the comments!
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Finally, check out the thread on multiplayer events here in Polynauts Assemble! for all the latest news on who's playing what, and when.