Twin Galaxies, the long-running video game high score tracker recognized by Guinness World Records, has banned Billy Mitchell and removed all of his past scores from its listings after determining that two million-plus-point Donkey Kong performances he submitted were actually created with an emulator and not on original arcade hardware as he consistently claimed. The move means that the organization now recognizes Steve Wiebe as the first player to achieve a million-point game in Donkey Kong, a question central to the 2007 cult classic documentary The King of Kong. Mitchell's scores were also removed from the leaderboards at Donkey Kong Forum. Forum moderator Jeremy "Xelnia" Young cited frame-by-frame analysis of the board transitions in Mitchell's Donkey Kong tapes which showed visual artifacts suggesting they were generated by early versions of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) and not original Donkey Kong arcade hardware. After checking Mitchell's original submitted score … [Read more...] about Premiere game scoreboard bans Billy Mitchell in Donkey Kong cheating scandal
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Hey, remember our Galaxy S9/S9+ Q&A? We bet you do! The time has come to answer all the questions you mustered. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Q&A PA : Never, probably. Samsung had the chance to "copy" that design feature with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ but didn't; instead, it chose to follow its own design language instead of blindly adopting the notch design. PA : Yes, at least on the Exynos version. PA : Gaming aside, the Galaxy S9/S9+ perform rather similarly to their precursors. Surely, synthetic benchmarks will tell you a pretty telltale of a 30% better performance, but don't expect the phone to perform 30% better in mundane day-to-day tasks. Granted, the Galaxy S8 was already an able performer on its own, and the Galaxy S9 further builds onto that strong foundation. Unfortunately, even with the speedy Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can sometimes exhibit hiccups and jitter. The phone stutters slightly and drops frames in some places. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Q&A: Your questions answered!
When lawmakers question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today and tomorrow, they must not be tempted to only ask the questions the mainstream media want them to ask. There are plenty of other issues on the public’s mind, and Zuckerberg must answer them. 1) Did Facebook violate federal campaign laws by allowing the Obama campaign to harvest user data in 2012?Barack Obama’s former director of media analytics, Carol Davidsen, says that Facebook allowed them to harvest data on the “entire social network of the U.S.” in 2012. The Republicans, said Davidsen, never built an app at the same time to do the same thing, and Facebook shut off the feature before they could do so. Furthermore, Davidsen says that Facebook representatives visited Obama’s offices after the 2012 election, where they admitted that Obama had been allowed to “do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do, because they were on our side.” The mainstream media has, … [Read more...] about Bokhari: 4 Questions Zuck Won’t Want to Answer, that Congress Should Ask Him
The self-styled philosopher king throwing lightning bolts from his—“his” almost always being the correct pronoun—ivory tower is a well-worn archetype, if a slightly endangered one. Dr. Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto, cuts a familiar figure but has a reach beyond which his antecedents would have only dreamed. His new book, the modestly titled 12 Rules for Life, was released in January and is Amazon’s third-best-selling book of 2018 to date; his YouTube channel has more than a million subscribers, an impressive figure for an academic in a medium dominated by adenoidal video game streamers and teenagers chasing viral infamy. If you’re struggling to understand what the appeal of a once-obscure psychologist from rural Alberta is, and why his legions of young, mostly male acolytes gobble up his every word, you’re not alone. Gallons of digital ink have been spilled attempting to parse the subject, … [Read more...] about The Canadian Psychologist Beating American Pundits at Their Own Game
Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen has had some spectacular successes in mobile games since starting the Helsinki company in 2010. His team of 240 people has created games such as Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars, the most recent collection to its stable. A year ago, the company said it had 100 million people play its games in a day. And in 2017, the company generated $810 million in profit on revenues of $2 billion. Creating that kind of value explains why the Chinese social networking and gaming giant Tencent led a consortium in 2016 to acquire the bulk of Supercell at a $10.2 billion valuation. But Paananen doesn’t view himself as a powerful CEO. He says his job is to make sure that his employees — all veteran game developers, working in small “cells” — have the freedom to make their own decisions, especially about killing games that shouldn’t go forward. Supercell has cut more than a dozen projects in … [Read more...] about Supercell CEO thrives on trusting the instincts of game developers