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Monthly Archives: December 2011

GladOS Has a Word with Namibia…

Just caught word of this, and instantly knew what the bigger picture was.  A metallic ball has dropped from the sky causing nearly a twelve foot wide crater in Namibia, Africa.  Clearly is came from fairly high up to cause a dent in the earth that big.

Rather, it came from somewhere *very* high up.  It was reportedly made from an “alloy unknown to man” that appears to be a sphere that was welded together from two identical pieces.

This leads to only one possible conclusion.

 

 

GamePro’s Closing Up Shop

Older gamers might recall a gaming magazine by the name of GamePro.  I used to read these pretty regularly while waiting around a store for someone else to finish shopping for something boring like food or clothes or whatever.  Welp, looks like another one of those old timey books is going belly up.

Thank you for your loyalty, support, and participation in the GamePro.com community.  At noon on December 5, 2011, the U.S. version of GamePro online will shut down as an independent site.  GamePro will become part of PCWorld.com (http://www.pcworld.com/gamepro) offering gaming news, reviews, and how-tos from the PCWorld team. Thank you to the entire GamePro staff for their hard work and dedication.

-GamePro

I’m not going to ebb on and on about how it was better ‘in the day’ or even harp about the internet killing the magazine star or anything like that.  I will say I remember a lot of the ‘cast’ of characters in there and that I could pretty easily find an old copy of one of their mags in some drawer I haven’t opened in years.  Egoraptor even included one of their characters in an animation about Ninja Gaiden, which is where I’ll end this post.

Notch No Longer In-Charge of Minecraft: 1.0 and On

Just found out that Notch stepped down and has let Jeb take the reins in earnest in programming and designing Minecraft’s future.  While this was unexpected, I’m not exactly surprised.  Back during 1.7, Jeb helped with making pistons and really started to get attention of the fans on twitter.  1.8 came around and Notch was busy working on another idea still only known as “Project Raptor Ninja” and during that time Jeb was promoted to temporary Lead Programmer.  If Notch trusted him then, of course he can trust him now.

Kudos to Jeb and the rest at Mojang.  He had a lot of good ideas already, and based on a few tweets in the past, I was slightly more in favor of Jeb’s than Notch’s when it came to things like Jumping. Notch wanted it to be you only jump once per pressing of the Spacebar, while Jeb wanted it to stay the same.  At least I think that was Jeb’s take… it’s been a few weeks since and it’s a wee bit hazy.  Either way, he was in charge of structures and all that, and I think those are awesome so again I say congratulations to Jeb and enjoy your mini-vacation Notch!

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