In an AMA on Reddit yesterday, John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, was asked about similarities that SOE’s upcoming MMO H1Z1 shares with DayZ, the tremendously successful ArmA 2 mod from 2012 set in a post-apocalyptic open world. Smedley acknowledged that he, and “most of the people on our team” are ‘fans and contributors’ of DayZ.
“Not going to give some politically correct dodgy b.s. answer,” he wrote. “H1Z1 is a survival in a Zombie Apocalypse game. So is DayZ. They have made a brilliant game (first I might add). So sure. We’re another Zombie Apocalypse game. Call it what it is. But our goal is to make ours fun, accessible, hard core and super, super deep.
“This is our take on the Zombie Apocalypse with a lot…
After the massive online-security vulnerability known as Heartbleed was discovered earlier this month, Healthcare.gov officials said customers of the new medical-coverage site had nothing to fear
Now, however, the site is is singing a different tune: Users who visit the Healthcare.gov homepage are presented with a message reading: “Reset your password to access your Marketplace account.”
That’s right, users can’t even log in to Healthcare.gov without changing their passwords first. But the site said this is simply a precautionary measure. Read more…
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An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports.
Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, despite the Bluefin-21′s efforts. The submarine has already completed six missions searching for Flight 370, and began its seventh mission on Saturday, according to a release from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre.
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If you give a stoner some weed and nothing to smoke out of, you can be sure they’ll find a way to enjoy that sticky icky.
It’s no secret that smoking devices can be quite pricey, or inaccessible for those who live in areas with strict marijuana laws. But most pot enthusiasts are certified bong-building engineers capable of creating a water-pipe using just about anything.
These marijuana MacGyvers have crafted a collection of unusual DIY smoking devices that deserve some sort of award. Or maybe just a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos
Happy 420! Read more…
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An art exhibit currently showing in New York imagines video game scenes as if they were religious frescoes from the late Middle Ages.
The one shown here is “Defenders of Ataros,” by Dan Hernandez, plainly referencing Atari’s Missile Command. It’s part of “Genesis 2014,” showing now at the Kim Foster Gallery in Chelsea.
Hernandez, notes the Gallery, mixes religion, mythology and pop culture in his work. “Hernandez blurs boundaries, rearranges hierarchies, and calls into question our notions of iconography, collectibles, violence and devotion,” the gallery says.
The show is running until next Saturday. Other paintings in the collection reference Street Fighter 2 and Space Invaders. See them at this link.
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