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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
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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
The satellites are scheduled to reach the moon’s orbit by the
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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
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