US & Canada
Two people killed by raging Colorado Springs wildfire
Date: 14 June 2013
So far there has been two confirmed casualties from the raging wildfires that are raging north of the US city of Colorado Springs.
Their bodies were recovered from the Black Forest area, where the blazed had totally destroyed at least 360 homes since it started on Tuesday and there is still no sign of it stopping.
It's been said that this has been the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history and more than 38,000 people have left their homes because of it.
And this is only one of three blazes that is currently burning in the state.
So far it has charred about 3,150 acres (1,275 hectares) and was 20% contained according to the authorities this Thursday and one of the fires is currently threatening the world's highest suspension bridge on the Arkansas River.
Several tourist structures on either side of the River have already been damaged.
Meanwhile a third blaze, sparked by lightning, was burning further up north in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Deadly train crash near Buenos Aires
Date: 13 June 2013
Three confirmed deaths and at least 315 wounded in a rush hour train crash that occurred in the outskirt of Buenos Aires.
The accident happened near the Castelar Station that is about 30km (19 miles) west of the capital, it happened when a commuter train hit another
empty and stationary train.
Volunteer and rescue crews went out to the scene to try and help the injured, who were taken to nearby hospitals.
The cause of the crash is still unknown and is under investigation.
Media reports have stated that the moving train may have had faulty brakes but the Transport and Interior Minister, Florencio Randazzo, said that the train "had new brakes".
"We want to establish whether it was an accident or an attack," said Mr Randazzo.
Zimbabwe hackers hit ANC website
Date: 14 June 2013
Opponents of the President, Robert Mugabe, have targeted the website of South Africa's governing ANC, to do one thing and one thing only, accusing it of backing the leader of Zimbabwe.
Anonymous Africa had stated that they also hacked into the sites of Zimbabwe's defence ministry and the state-run Herald Newspaper.
The ANC said that the website had been flooded by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDS).
At 12:30 BST (11:30 GMT) all three websites were working again.
Hundreds 'taken ill' at China school in Sichuan province
Date: 14 June 2013
Hundreds of children have been taken to the hospital after falling ill in a school in China's Sichuan province.
Out of 346 children, aged between eight and 12, 45 were seriously ill.
All of the children are believed to attend the same school in Meishan city.
It is still unclear what might have caused the condition but the symptoms are said to include high fever and dizziness.
Officials say the provincial disease control centre is investigating.
New bridge opening on River Danube
Date: 14 June 2013
After having waited for a long time it's finally time to announce that there will be a new road and railway bridge across the River Danube and it's opening with a great ceremony between Vidin, Bulgaria, and Calafat, Romania.
The bridge is a whopping 1,791m (5,876ft) long and it's arching 43m above the water and it's one of the longest on the Danube, and only the fourth
on the lower reaches of the river.
Bulgarians have high hopes that it will revitalise the neglected north-west part of their country.
Syria regime denounces US chemical weapons claim
Date: 14 June 2013
Syria has dismissed the the claims that it had used any chemicals weapons after the US had said that it would give the rebels "direct military aid".
President Obama made the decision after his administration had concluded that the Syrian forces under Bashar al-Assad were using chemical weapons, a spokesman said.
One of the rebel leader, Salim Idris, had spoken with BBC and stated that it was a "very important step".
But Syria's foreign ministry said the the US had used "fabricated information" on the chemical weapons in question just to justfiy the move and that Washington was resorting to "cheap tactics" to justify Mr Obama's decision to arm the rebels.
On the ground, there were reports of the fiercest fighting in that has been seen months in Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
Louis Theroux conman pleads guilty to Somerset fraud
Date: 14 June 2013
A man who had claimed to be TV presenter Louis Theroux to stay in a pub free of charge has pleaded guilty to fraud.
Allan Debenham, 39, had spent two nights in the Duke of York pub near Ilminster, Somerset.
South Somerset Magistrates Court had heard that Mr. Debenham also faked the role of Mr Theroux's personal assistant in order to be able to get
free room service of wine and "some fags". He had also booked a taxi the same way.
He has now pleaded guilty to two of the charges of dishonestly making a false representation by claiming that he was Mr. Theroux.
Fez 2 Announced
After the great success of that terrible game Fez, Phil Fish decided to release another terrible game (which happens to be a sequel). We don't know anything about the release date so far. We also assume this game will be PC exclusive, because of all the patching problems the first game had on the consoles. Which is ironic considering Phil Fish said that Fez would NEVER be released for PC and that it was made for consoles and consoles alone (he later ported it to PC).
As you can see, I really hate Phil Fish.
DayZ Standalone - E3 Gameplay
Hey look Matt Lightfoot showed us a demo of the new DayZ standalone at E3.
We're shown some new animations, zombies, inventory system, crafting system, enterable buildings, and much more.
There will be a second part of the video later this week.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days Confirmed
It was only a rumor some days ago, but now it is official; The Walking Dead: 400 Days will be available in July 2013 on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, PS4, iPhone & iPad for about $5. Telltale also announced at the E3 that it won't correspond to the beginning of the season 2, it will be a DLC to be included into the season 1. Thereby, the studio recommends to achieve the adventure before getting into 400 Days which will present the destiny of five characters: Vince, Shel, Wyatt, Russel & Bonnie.
The Crew Announcement Trailer
Warm up your engine for the newly announced racing game from Ubisoft - The Crew. The Crew takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is brimming with exciting challenges.
Never drive alone
: Jump in and out seamlessly and build your crew of four through bonding or intense rivalry. Whether your objective is to takedown a convoy or to escape the police, achieving it with friends ensures a fresh experience each time you join in.
A playground of unprecedented scope variety
: The entire United States is your driving playground – all roads and everything in between. From downtown city streets to suburbs, hillsides, cornfields, canyons, desert dunes or even race tracks.
The experience goes on, wherever you are
: Continue the experience on iOS, Android tablets, and on the web. Keep track of your friends’ performances and tinker with your ride before playing it live to set new records, or send your crew on jobs on-the-go to gain more XP and parts.
Prepare for the next job
: An extensive tuning system combining depth and simplicity allows you to collect cosmetic and performance parts and customize your licensed cars, according to your style and driving preferences.
For more information about The Crew visit the official website
Mirror's Edge 2 Announced
Many people have been waiting for this and finally at the end of the EA E3 2013 press conference they showed us a teaser of the long-waited Mirror's Edge 2.
There is no official release date for this game, like it tells you at the end of the teaser "coming...when it's ready". On their website they mention "we are still in early stages of development and we don’t want to rush anything".
For more information about Mirror's Edge 2 visit the official website
Battlefield 4 Multiplayer + Commander Mode Trailer
The first multiplayer footage of the upcoming Battlefield 4 has been released at E3. The first map they show us is Siege of Shanghai, a beautiful place with a lot of high buildings, some of them collapse entirely which brings the map to the next level.
Battlefield 4 will also bring a new feature to the game - Commander mode. This mode let someone of the team be the commander and provides that person with a unique overview of the entire battle, from there you can provide orders to the team and helps them out with vehicle drops, ammo drops and much more. All this can also be controlled from a tabled that's directly connected to the game server.
For more information about Battlefield 4 Multiplayer take a look at their official website
Other stuff worth mentioning (but not worth an entire article):
The NSA has been watching you
- Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced.
- XBOX1 was announced, and it's a pile of shit.
- PS4 was announced, and it's superior to the XBOX1.
- The Ouya showed off their console outside next to the hot dog stand. Okay, this is a lie but still.
- Oh yeah new Super Smash Bros. with that Wii Fit Girl as a character. What the fuck were they thinking?
- Payday 2 will NOT have microtransactions. Sweet.
- Sonic: Lost World is a thing.
- Star Wars: Battlefront. FUCKING FINALLY. But it's being made by DICE Stockholm, not LA.
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gameplay was shown. Looks okay. (if you want to see it go look it up yourself you lazy little shit)
- Hey wasn't there a new Final Fantasy that was announced? Ehh whatever.
- Apparently, Metal Gear Solid V will have a "vast" multiplayer... How? The game is really linear.
- OH YEAH DUCK TALES HD RELEASE GOD DAMN. I don't think it's E3 related but I don't give a fuck.