Thursday, December 10, 2015
Ceres has been home to a lot of strange sights for scientists to wonder over—but nothing has been as confounding as the presence of several strange glowing areas on the planet’s surface. Here’s what they are—and something new that helped confirm it.
An interesting read via Gizmodo
In the same way that anything longer than it is wide can be a phallic symbol, Frank Wu demonstrates that all isosceles triangles are potential Star Destroyers.
An interesting read via Boing Boing
Some are abandoned and then picked up again years later, when everyone had forgotten all about them.
There are a lot of things wrong with multiplayer shooters these days, but not all of them are guilty of costing $60 then dying a year later. I mean, look at Tribes Ascend, a game released in 2012.
Three years old, and without an update since 2013, it got one today, and it’s a big one. The game has essentially been reset, with changes across to the board to classes, weapons and vehicles.
Fans seem pleased, and long-time players have had all their in-game currency (it’s a free-to-play gamed) and XP refunded so that they can spend it all over again.
Of course, that long silence wasn’t for nothing; Tribes had been left to die while developers Hi-Rez focused their efforts on Smite, so another way of looking at this is that it’s an...unabandoning?
Wish more games got a breath of fresh air like this, regardless of how minor or trivial it ends up being.
An interesting read via Kotaku