Weekly Gaming/Tech Thread #63 – A Merry Gamer Edition
What Are You Playing This Week?
I played the new DLC for The Legends Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (SW); Ghostbusters (PC, finally finished the game after owning it for something like 8 years); Star Wars pinball (the real thing) and the Star Wars Battle Pod (Arcade). Granted, these were all fairly brief plays as my week ended up becoming a hectic mess.
How about you?
Monster Hunter: World Footage (PC/PS4/XB1) – If you’re into Monster hunting the Capcom way, then get hype for World, which launches to consoles next month. The story mode will take about 40-50 hours to complete :
Ascent: Infinite Realm Gets A Trailer (PC) – If you are into MMOs, airships and what appear to be steam-powered mechs, this might be the game for you.
Homebrew of the Week: Reiko’s Robot Run (Atari Lynx) – Like many out there, I saw Episode 8 this weekend. I find it better than Episodes 1 and 7 but there are several glaring issues that kept me from shutting my brain off and enjoying it like a normal person #NERDRAGE. If you have an Atari Lynx and want to play a game that brings an arcade-style collect-a-thon version of Episode 7 to the hand-held, then Reiko’s Robot Run might be for you:
Two Laser-Boron Fusion Approach May Soon Be Feasible – Fusion without radioactive waste, allegedly
The Left Freaks Out Over Net Neutrality Repeal – Thus you know it’s a good thing to have done. While a case could have been made for some part of Net Neutrality, ignorant Lefties and Fake Tech Gurus have jumped the shark so hard on social media that any case is lost in the noise. Like Global Warming, every possible malady they can dream up is on the list of what will happen because of the repeal from censorship (which has only gotten worse with NN in place, driving growth of sites like Gab) to NO MOAR ONLING GAMING!!!!eleventy!!!!(or buying games from Steam, as per that genius, lol). All this plus death threats against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over regulations that only went into place in 2015. Mr. Pai has taken this in stride, trolling the Left even more with this video (which YT blocked for a time and Mark Hamill threw a hissy fit on Twitter about).
Twitter Launches New Rules To Banish More WrongThink – Rules that seek to track what you do offline as well as on. Take a wiiiiiild guess at which side of the political spectrum will get the banhammer? Yep, whoever Jackie decides is a “hate group”, ergo, “the alt-right”. These rules were cooked up by the techno-commies over at Twitter before NN was repealed. Fortunately you aren’t being forced to use their services – Gab is ready for you and has been innovating with features that Twitter keeps on copying (except that little part about copying the concept of free speech, can’t have that now).
Bio-luminescent Plants Created By MIT – I don’t know that these nano-particle enhanced plants will be replacing light-bulbs any time soon but if you are curious as to how MIT has gone about the process, check this out:
Space Pr0n Of The Week – Close The The Edge Of Jupiter – Data continues to pour in from NASA’s Juno mission, discovering that the Great Red Spot descends 200 miles down into the atmosphere.