Manhunt for ex LAPD officer
-U.S.- A manhunt is underway for ex Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.( pictured above)
Dorner is accused of murdering two people and shooting 3 LAPD officers.
A burnt up pick up truck was discovered 80 miles east of LA which belonged to the suspect,
much of the investigation on Thursday focused heavily on this area.
The motive for the brutal shooting rampage apparently stems from the suspects dismay with the LAPD
and how his superiors dealt with his termination back in 2008.
Officials obtained a manifesto posted online by Dorner, much of which seemed full of anger threatening a vigilante sort of "justice" against the LAPD.
"I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" to Los Angeles Police Department officers,
on or off duty, said the manifesto. It also asserted: "Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared.
That's what this is about, my name. A man is nothing without his name."
The full manifesto can be read here:http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-c...1360213161.pdf
According to Dorner's manifesto he has a specific target list, his victims were not random
Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence,
were found shot in their car at a parking structure at their condominium on Sunday in Irvine.
Quan, 28, was an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton.
Lawrence, 27, was a public safety officer at the University of Southern California.
Quan's father, a former LAPD captain who became a lawyer in retirement,
represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, a tribunal that ruled against Dorner, police said.
Close, but no Tsunami
-Earth- A 50 meter wide asteroid will have a close shave with earth according to Nasa Scientists.
Asteroid 2012 DA14 will whiz past Earth on February 15 missing our planet by a calculated 17,000 miles.
This would be the closest an asteroid of this size has come to impacting Earth since recording of such occurrences.
Oddly enough, it wasn't Nasa that first discovered this Asteroid's trajectory, but rather a Spanish dentist turned amateur asteroid spotter.
A former shuttle astronaut speculates that there are over 1 million asteroids within our solar system as big as this one,
he refers to them as "city killers" for they have the capability of wiping out highly populated metropolitan areas if they were to impact.
Back in 1908 an asteroid similar in size struck a remote area in Russia, flattening an area of forest.
This was known as the Tunguska incident.Such asteroids are widely believed to be what caused the extinction of Dinosaurs.
Corruption in the worlds most popular sport
-Europe- The worlds most watched sport is surrounded in a web of scandal as a global betting scam gets uncovered late last week.
Close to 700 hundred games, including World Cup and European championship are under investigation.
The investigation is being lead by European anti-crime agency Europol, and national prosecutors.
The illegal betting scam under investigation is based out of Singapore.
"This is a sad day for European football," said Rob Wainwright, director of Europol.
"This is now an integrity issue for football. Those responsible for running the games should hear the warnings."
Soccer is the worlds most popular sport and is played on every Continent.
The World Cup and Europe's Champions League are broadcast worldwide, and generate billions of dollars.
The matches under investigation were played between 2008 and 2011, the investigators said.
About 380 of the suspicious matches were played in Europe, and about 300 were identified in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The corruption is linked to Asian betting syndicates and organized crime , both have been a long time threat to the game,
but Mondays press conference touched upon the severity of the problem.
Gabe Newell: Reflections of a Video Game Maker
Gabe Newell, the founder of Valve Corp gave a presentation at the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs where he talks about productivity, economics, political institutions and the future of corporations: reflections of a video game maker.
So if you want to know more about Valve and Steam take a look at this one hour video.
Valve Looking to Make Half-Life or Portal Movie
At today's D.I.C.E. keynote Gabe Newell and J.J. Abrams (the man who will direct Star Wars) talked about how important storytelling is to both video game and film mediums; however the really interesting part came at the end where J.J. would like to make a game together with Valve, and Gabe would like to make a Half-Life or Portal movie together with J.J.
J.J. ~ There's an idea for a game that we'd really like to work with Valve on.
Gabe ~ We're going to try and figure out if we can make a Half-Life movie or a Portal movie together.
No further information was given, but after the panel, Abrams told Polygon
We are really talking to Valve, we are going to be bringing on a writer, we have a lot of very interesting ideas.
He also adds:
Halo and Other Titles Coming to Steam?
It's as real as as anything in Hollywood ever gets.
Now, before we go on with the details on what we have heard, this is unconfirmed although the evidence is there.
The internet is a great place, and the reason as to why I say that is because there's a tool open to the public to view Steam's Database. This
tool is the most popular and reliable on the internet. Earlier today, information has been released that Halo 3, Halo 2, Halo and many other titles have been added to the Database.
Although this is not a confirmed source of information, many titles that have been added to the database have surfaced up on the Steam Store months later. To add, a Halo Community page had been added to the steam network but later was taken down due to the spam overload.
The full list of new titles added to the Steam Database:
- The Splatters
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch Beta
- Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition (Duke Nukem 3D+)
- Super House of Dead Ninjas
- LucasArts Test App
- Fast and Furious 6
- Hardware (Demo)
- Cut the Rope
- Shadow Warrior Complete
- Hardware (VIP)
- Hardware (Internal)
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII
- Resident Evil: Revelations
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 ULTIMATE MATCH
- Quantum Conundrum 2
- Halo 3
- Halo 2
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- The Witness
- Angry Birds Space
- Angry Birds Seasons
- Second Life
This is all the information we have so far, but stay tuned as we aim to update you with the latest news on this topic!
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - Content Update
It's time to cut off some more heads of people or shoot arrows through their heads, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare did a massive update with a lot more content for you to play with. All this is completely free and should be download automatically. New maps, game modes, weapons, bug fixes and more!
13 New Maps
- Argon’s Wall
- And 10 new duel arenas
5 New Weapons
- Heavy Flail
2 New Game Modes
- Duel Mode (For intense 1v1 Action)
- Capture the Flag
- Can now do left to right swings!
Improved Server Browser and more...
RedEngine3: a New Engine by CD Projekt
- Blood Decals now paint to the ground when you hit an enemy
- Can now adjust how long Corpses stay on the battlefield
- Much Stronger Hack and Cheat Protection
- Music Jukebox in options menu for listening to full Chivalry soundtrack ingame
- Greatly Improved Spectator mode
- Balance adjustments
- Bug fixes
- General Polish
CD Projekt have come out and displayed their new engine that will be used for the title CyberPunk 2077 and possibly The Witcher 3.
The beauty of the engine can be seen below:
The engine and future games will feature according to CD Projekt:
DayZ Standalone 15 Min. Video
With the REDengine 3 we combine the positive aspects of both approaches for the first time, creating an open environment with a complex, multi-thread story. Together with believable characters, a captivating tale and a world where players can roam freely without loading times, we will be able to move gaming to a new level with a realistic feel and full player immersion. - Adam Badowski
Dean and his production assistant Matt made a 15 minute video tour of the standalone version where they show some of the new features that will be added to the game. When they took the video they disabled many of the game elements and edited out the use of the inventory system.
We've edited out our use of the Inventory system, which we’re keeping under wraps for the moment.
A list of features:
- A new UI that shows you your last played character (they might add stats) and lets you change servers.
- A new location "The Swamps".
- Expanded military base.
- A new island from the original Arma 2.
- Basic clothing system where clothes let you hold items.
- A new method of spawning loot in buildings which is now server based instead of client.
We’re working very hard on the inventory system even more, and it looks like the crafting system is close in next in our development. It would be fair to say that inventory and crafting are the key development objective currently, second only to the client/server architecture (makes DayZ more like an MMO), and new zombie AI mechanics (an ongoing task).
More information about the standalone can be found on their blog
Early February, a huge number of technological companies take action and begin to upgrade and improve their status in the market.
The technological companies that participated in the upgrade in early February were HTC, Apple, and Blackberry.
To begin with, Apple released it's new 128 GB iPad. This 128 GB iPad is exactly the same as the 4th Generation iPad released a year ago. With a starting price of $799, you can purchase this new iPad for specifically the WiFi model only. The benefit of this new iPad is that it is double the 64 GB iPad and is high in storage.
Next we have the release of the Blackberry 10 phone series. Blackberry announced that they will be giving 12,000 "limited edition" z10 units. These 12,000 limited edition cell phones will be given to game developers and etc.
Some time this year, HTC will be releasing a new and improved phone focusing on the sound and camera areas.
With the competition going, here are the comparisons of the Blackberry 10, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
This photo was taken via the BlackBerry Z10
This photo was taken via the iPhone 5
This photo was taken via the Samsung Galaxy S3
In your opinion, which phone is better in camera resolution?
Google gets scroogled, and why is that? Microsoft takes an intention to go ahead and attack Gmail privacy. Microsoft is attempting to start a campaign to convince users that belong in the web giant's email service to eliminate Gmail for Outlook.com due to several privacy reasons or concerns. In a study according to Microsoft, approximately 70 percent of customers asked were not aware of the top major email providers commonly scanning people's information to sell for ads. According to a Senior Director of Online Services Microsoft, Outlook.com appears to be safe and your privacy will not be for sale.
Microsoft states "We believe people should have choice and control over their private email messages, whether they are sharing banking information or pictures of their family or discussing their medical history."
The scroogle campaign is still proceeding at this point and there is already an official site for it.