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locater16 (2326718) writes "A/.er Writes on the notion of platforms, and the livingroom computer, that box that's connected to your TV 'There remains a gap, perhaps of a decade long, before the portable space and the Big Computer space might divide up the “living room” computer as a platform between them. Today it’s a gap filled by imperfect competitors, boxed in by their own narrow views of the world. A gap that could be dominated, with the right device, the right user experience, one that combined all the right things. An easy to use experience, an open software platform where everything from the next Minecraft to Netflix, to the next Elderscrolls can co-exist, and the ability to actually use all those things as well and easily as possible.
locater16 (2326718) writes "The Elderscrolls Five, Skyrim. A highly praised game with an incredible amount of sales. And awful gameplay? So says this blog post:
"Good gameplay comes from making interesting choices." — Sid Meir
"In an interview I believe I read Skyrim director Todd Howard spout much the same concerning combat. Unfortunately the meaning of this sentence didn't seem to come through to him. Skyrim's combat is full of choices that aren't interesting at all. Potions that restore your health are cheap, plentiful, and work instantaneously. There's no interesting choice in any of that. When you're hurt you just open your inventory and your health goes back up, there's no reason not to do so."" Link to Original Source top
locater16 (2326718) writes "Perhaps the most important medical break through since penicillin. Researchers at MIT have apparently created a new type of medicine that, in initial lab tests, acts as a general anti viral and has already proven successful at curing cells infected with the common cold, while proving nontoxic to uninfected cells. Of course the mean time from a discovery in the lab till a product is on the market is currently 13 years. So don't skip those yearly flu vaccinations quite yet." Link to Original Source top
locater16 (2326718) writes "There's not nearly enough good Science Fiction these days. The universe has become too complicated, the future too onrushing for most to speculate at it's eventual impact. Or you could help people like this on kickstarter. The world needs less Twilight and more science. http://t.co/O2NXiVE" Link to Original Source