Recap: Big boxes like these were the norm in the earlier days of PC gaming but by the early 2000s, manufacturers switched to smaller CD jewel cases. With digital now the preferred distribution method for the gaming industry, it’s rare to see a physical release outside of limited run collector’s editions that charge extra for goodies that used to come standard. Video game box illustration is a bit of a lost art. Years ago, the physical retail package that a game came in was arguably just as important as the title itself. Quality box art could help a game stand out among the sea of otherwise mundane choices and even influence purchasing or rental decisions on the spot. … [Read more...] about Take a trip down memory lane with this virtual collection of big box PC games
But how to be sure? There is only one person currently following the account: Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare. Wittes is no Twitter neophyte. He is an active user with more than 25,000 followers, and he only follows 1,178 accounts—meaning he is not a subscriber to the "followback" philosophy. If he is following a random egg—and is the only account following it—there is probably a reason. … [Read more...] about Gizmodo found what looks to be FBI Director James Comey’s Twitter account
Canada's transportation minister, Jean Lapierre, proclaimed that the 100 percent survival rate was "nothing short of a miracle." Passengers, pundits, and the news media quickly adopted the "miracle" tag, with hundreds of headlines touting the miraculous nature of the crash. London's Daily Mail called it "The Miracle of Toronto" and Reuters dubbed it "The Toronto Miracle Crash." Toronto Sun columnist Mike Strobel wrote a piece titled, "Flight 358 was a 2nd miracle," and lamented the news media's overuse of the word miracle. "In the news game, we use it to death," he wrote. "Our [Toronto Sun] clipping file lists the word 240 times this year alone and 239 times, it did not fit. Except today. Miracle Flight 358. Paris to Pearson. We all saw that awful black smoke. A funeral pyre, surely .... No one gets out of that alive." … [Read more...] about Plane Crash Survival: Miracle, or Skill and Science?
The six-legged, nuclear-powered $2 billion robot has already sent back images of Gale Crater where it landed, and it's soon on its way toward a 3-mile-high mountain nearby. Scientists — and indeed the entire world — are watching with bated breath to see what Curiosity can find as it spends the next two years digging, sampling, probing, and analyzing on the Red Planet's rocky surface. … [Read more...] about Why Mars Rover Curiosity Is Likely to Find ‘Martians’
The general consensus is that the iPhone 8 will feature a new design with an OLED display and a nearly bezel-free look. That means the phone will do away with the iPhone’s iconic home button. Apple is also rumored to be adding wireless charging and a front-facing camera with Kinect-like abilities to track motion in 3D. … [Read more...] about The iPhone 8 may be very hard to get until 2018