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Battlefield 3 already has our attention, EA, but a bit of reassurance can’t hurt. ”We have tried to get closer to the slang of the modern warrior. We are mixing tension-building passages with the chaos of suddenly erupting firefights. We’ve sought to keep the game feeling as plausible as possible, because the moment the audience stops believing it could happen, then you’re just like every other shooter,” according to lead designer David Goldfarb.


You might remember all this "modern warrior” hoopla from last year’s Medal of Honor, which, while a descent franchise reboot, was basically Medal of Honor Airborne with a new coat of paint using the modern setting as a crutch rather than an asset. Battlefield 3, however, seems determined to try and tell a compelling story of contemporary warfare and it was about time someone genuinely made the attempt ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 251 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-10 | Comments (0)

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. NASA is embarking on a new Moon mission. So all those people who thought NASA’s best days were behind it, why, they thought wrong. But to be realistic and honest here, this is an unmanned mission. That’s what happens when space shuttles have been retired and the Russians are troubleshooting rocket problems. And please, this isn’t a thinly veiled mission to search for Decepticons.

 


 

GRAIL is an ambitious multi-stage effort to study the moon and determine its origins. If you’re wondering when it goes live, why, it already has. GRAIL launched on its moon mission at Cape Canaveral on Thursday. GRAIL is composed of two satellites (Grail-A and Grail-B) loaded with enough sensors to gather data on the moon’s gravitational field.

The satellites are scheduled to reach the moon’s orbit by the holiday’ ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 330 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-10 | Comments (0)

Last time Glonass was mentioned here at Geeky Gadgets–a full ten months ago–it was fairly terrible news. Alas, for launching stuff into space is risky business. Almost a year hence, however, and the Glonass tracking system is now live and available on your smartphone. But wait, before you amrvel at the precision of Russian satellite locators, here are a few important details.


Actually referring to Glonass as GPS is innacurate. You have your GPS and then there’s the Russian equivalent: Glonass. Like a lot of fancy tech from the former Soviet Union, it was originally intended as a military application. But don’t worry, Glonass won’t go Modern Warfare 2 on the world yet.

The really great news is the additional 22 Russian satellites orbiting the Earth are now feeding Qualcomm chipsets. This means that starting next year smartphones powered by Qualcomm ch ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 318 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-10 | Comments (0)