Flickr Co-Founder Unveils Glitch: “The Greatest Game There Ever Was?”

first_imgIn The Minds of GiantsThe game, Butterfield told us, “takes place in the minds of these giants that are walking along and singing and humming the world into existence” – a reference to aboriginal myths of the world’s creation. This backbone gives the whole game a flexibility that seems to be key, both in the experience of the game as well as the game-play itself. “If you’re in someone’s imagination, even the rules can change to a certain extent based on location,” Butterfield said, noting that games visual and aural design will change throughout.Calling the game an “emerging collaborative situation,” Butterfield said that the players would really create the game’s dynamics as they went along.“The social, economic and political structures that people evolve will change the direction of the game,” he told us. “You can have a supply and demand economy.”But on it’s most base level, the game is still a puzzle-based side-scroller, with some interesting new potential.Where Will It Go?One of the things we’re immediately wondering about is the connections with social media made available by a Web-based platform. Already, the public beta testing sign-up offers a connection with Facebook Connect. The brief FAQ on the site hints at the social nature of the game, reading “We’ll make it easy for you to find [your friends]. And since it is all one big world, there are no worries about who is on what server.” This could be a big leap from other MMORPGs, like World of Warcraft, where you have to chose a server, only to later find out that half your friends are on this server, while half your friends are on different servers and you can’t play together. In addition to the potential for social interaction, such as tweeting your in-game location – one example offered by Butterfield – Glitch also provides an API that will allow for even more extra-game interaction and expandability. The game’s development in Java and Javascript “means we’ll be able to push new content — new items, new places, new characters — on a daily basis,” states the FAQ. “It also means that we’ll have lots of APIs with which the game can be expanded and extended.”For now, get there quick and sign up for private alpha testing, which starts soon. Public beta testing will begin this summer. Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and his company Tiny Speck have come out today with a game they boldly assert could be “the greatest game there ever was”. The massively-multiplayer, Web-based Flash game was unveiled this morning and will be opening for private alpha testing soon.While the game will not be fully open to the public until late in 2010, the current site not only gives us a preview of what Tiny Speck has been working on, but offers a way for you to keep track of what’s new and sign up to be one of the game’s testers.What’s Your GlitchFirst, let’s get the name out of the way: Related Posts mike melanson 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout It’s called Glitch because in the far-distant and totally-perfect future, the world starts becoming less and less probable, things fall apart, the center cannot hold, and there occurs what comes to be called the “glitch” — a grave danger of disemprobablization.We had a chance to talk with Butterfield this morning about what to look forward to and the game he described was certainly something different. Though he says they haven’t determined the pricing structure and are now just halfway through development, the game will primarily be free, with additional features and in-game goods available for purchase.Glitch, from the looks of the preview video, looks like a standard side-scroller game with a Flash look that will be appropriate for all ages. As the FAQ states, the only thing you’ll be killing in this game is your time. Butterfield said that, from the beginning, they were looking at creating an “something that’s non-violent, a little bit more absurd and surreal.” Tags:#gaming#news#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

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Austin Cook wins at Sea Island, earns trip to Masters

first_imgHowever, Spaun bogeyed No. 17 when he failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker, and Cook birdied No. 15 with a 4-footer and No. 17 with a 15-footer to seal the victory.Spaun’s birdie at No. 16 could have put him into a tie for the lead but he missed a 4-foot birdie attempt on the previous hole.“That (Spaun’s miss at No. 15) was big,” said Cook, who said he’s an obsessive leaderboard-watcher and knew exactly when Spaun had come within a shot.Cook, who has Gay’s former caddie, Kip Henley, carrying his bag, never slipped after a bogey at the second hole, just his second of the week. He missed only two fairways in the final round and made par after four of his five missed greens. He led the field in scrambling, converting 11 of 12 pars after missing greens, and tied for fourth by hitting 48 of 56 fairways.“With Kip on the bag, he was able to keep me in the moment and keep me pressing instead of playing conservative,” Cook said. “There was a lot of stuff going on, mostly up here (tapping his head). My ball-striking was great and for the most part, my putting was great. Holding the nerves down, playing a good round in these conditions. … I’m so happy.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The PGA Tour rookie held off veterans Brian Gay, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner and Brian Harman on Sunday at the chilly, windy Sea Island Club’s Seaside Course.Cook closed with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory over J.J. Spaun. The victory in the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year gave Cook a spot in the Masters next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was definitely exciting … real brutal with the wind,” Cook said. “I got off to a slow start but I was able to keep my head level and know there was a lot of golf to be played. With the wind and those conditions, a lot could happen.”Cook birdied three of his last four holes after the three-shot lead he began the day with slipped to one over Spaun. Cook made a 14-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to finish at 21-under 261. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets Spaun shot a 66.Gay, the oldest contender of the week at 45, eagled the par-4 18th hole from 161 yards with a 9-iron to break out of a five-way tie for third and finish at 16 under. He shot 68.Kirk (71) and Kisner (68), past winners of the tournament, St. Simons Island resident Brian Harman (65) and Andrew Landry (67) tied for fourth at 14 under.Cook, the 26-year-old from Little Rock, earned $1,116,000 and improved to third on the FedEx Cup points list.It’s the second year in a row that a rookie won the RSM Classic. Mac Hughes survived a five-way playoff to capture the title last year in a Monday finish.Spaun, a stocky former University of San Diego player, made the biggest move of the day and twice cut Cook’s lead to one shot — the last time on an 8-foot birdie putt at the par-4 16th.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Austin Cook celebrates his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the RSM Classic golf tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Austin Cook was chased by proven PGA Tour winners all day at the RSM Classic.Now the Arkansas player is one of them.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Rockets beat Mavericks for 8th straight win

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., bottom and forward Doug McDermott, left, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 25 and the Houston Rockets easily handled the short-handed Dallas Mavericks to get a 104-97 win on Sunday night.The Rockets have won eight straight and 12 of 13.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next The Rockets led for most of the game, but the Mavericks kept it close until a couple of runs in the third quarter allowed Houston to pull away.They were up by 12 to start the fourth quarter and led 93-77 after four straight points by Nene early in the quarter. Yogi Ferrell had the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer he made before crashing to the ground as he was fouled, to cut the lead to 93-84 with about eight minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston scored the next five points, with a basket from Paul just before the shot clock expired followed by a 3 from Harden that spurred Dallas coach Rick Carlisle to call a timeout with about six minutes left.But the Mavericks, who were playing their first game this season without Dirk Nowitzki, didn’t threaten again and most of the Rockets’ starters were soon on the bench with the game in hand. Houston got back on track after that, using an 8-2 spurt to make it 84-73 with less than a minute left in the quarter. Eric Gordon got things going in that stretch with a 3-pointer, and Paul scored the last five points.Ferrell added a basket for Dallas after that, but Gordon capped the third quarter with another 3 to leave Houston up 87-75 entering the fourth.Houston led 57-55 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki stayed in Dallas because of a swollen left ankle. … Wesley Matthews didn’t make the trip because of tightness in his lower back.Rockets: Trevor Ariza missed his seventh straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Clint Capela added 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.UP NEXTMavericks: Host Sacramento on Tuesday.Rockets: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday. Paul had nine assists and eight rebounds and Harden had five assists and six rebounds.Ferrell scored 20 points for the Mavs, who have lost eight of 10. Dwight Powell had 18 points and 12 rebounds.The Rockets were up by two early in the third quarter when they used an 8-2 run to make it 68-60 with about 8½ minutes left in the quarter.Powell scored four points in a row later in the third to get Dallas within 5. Harden made two free throws after that before both teams went cold, with nobody scoring for the next 2½ minutes.Maximilian Kleber ended the drought with an alley-oop to cut the lead to 76-71 with about three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Floorball Association kicked off PFL season 2017-2018 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meeting

first_imgRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meetingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma president James Pallotta admits he’s had a no holds barred meeting in Boston with sports director Monchi.Roma are currently struggling in seventh position.“We had a very productive three days together in Boston discussing both the football and business activities of the club,” said Pallotta.“It goes without saying that no one at the club is happy with the results and performances so far this season and we had an open and honest conversation about issues that we need to address and improve as a matter of urgency to get our season back on track.“There was a lot of straight talking and everything was put on the table. Our only goal now is to do better in everything we do and we will work on that together – from me, our board, our management team, Monchi, Di Francesco, our football operations staff, the players and all the staff.“Together we haven’t met the very high expectations we have set for ourselves – and have tried to deliver on in recent seasons – and that must improve. Together we are working to address that.“If anyone at the club is not committed to being part of a team effort, there’s no place for them here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4-Star WR Equanimeous St. Brown Spoke 3 Languages During His Announcement To Notre Dame

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Anaheim (Calif.) Servite four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown committed to Notre Dame this afternoon, and he showed off being trilingual in the process of doing it. St. Brown’s mother is from Germany, and he spent time attending school in France. He began his announcement and made his commitment in English, but dropped some German and French in between.Here’s St. Brown thanking his mother in German: So St. Brown speaks three languages, his father is a former Mr. World and Mr. Universe bodybuilder and his name is derived from the word equanimity, meaning “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” Oh, and he has younger brothers named Osiris and Amon-Ra. He just may be the Most Interesting Recruit In The World.last_img read more

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Peace Country Pickleball Skills Development Clinic

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brook Siver, IPTPA Level 2 Certified Instructor and Elya Postma, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor will lead an interactive Pickleball clinic to develop skills.Beginner Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)5:30 pm-7:30pmIntermediate Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)7:30 pm-9:30 pm $30.00 per person, paddles and balls will be availableTo register contact; rsipe@bluenova.ca or 250-262-5801To view the FB Event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Man arrested in Regina for sexual assault was in Dawson Creek and

first_imgDuke appeared in a Regina court on Friday and according to CBC Regina, was released on bail with no curfew or travel restrictions.  His next court appearance is August 20, 2019.Regina Police believe there is potential that other victims exist unreported. Duke has travelled across Canada, and was in Esterhazy from November of 2018 to February of 2019, and travelled from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta to Dawson Creek and Taylor, British Columbia, in June and July 2019. Duke also has a campsite at Craven Country Campground. His travels are not limited to these areas, but these areas are locations of travel of which police are aware.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or your local law enforcement agency, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.Forty-nine-year-old Christopher Cameron Duke, of Regina, was charged with:2 X Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age [CC 271];2 X Sexual Interference [CC 151]; and2 X Anal intercourse [CC 159(1)]. REGINA, S.K. – Regina Police are looking for potential sexual assault victims in Dawson Creek and Taylor after they arrested a 49-year-old man earlier this month.On August 1, 2019, at approximately 9:15 a.m., police were dispatched to a Regina residence for the report of a sexual assault of a 12-year-old female.  The incident occurred at the residence on the evening of July 31, 2019. An investigation into the incident led to a 49-year-old male, who was arrested and charged.Sexual Assault On A Minor https://t.co/gJMoSYsak1 pic.twitter.com/3Fw1CIAn9W— Regina Police (@reginapolice) August 7, 2019last_img read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State hits century mark in win over Marshall 11170

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Wednesday’s win over Jackson State, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said that he was pleased with where his defense was at, but admitted that the offense needed some touching up. On Friday, OSU put together one of its best overall games in more than a season.The Buckeyes defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 111-70, on Friday at the Schottenstein Center in the final game of the Global Sports Invitational. The Scarlet and Gray scored 60 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.Senior forward Marc Loving and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU in scoring with 20 points each.“This has been a good week for this team,” Matta said. “I think we’ve grown and gotten better on both sides of the basketball. Are we there yet, no … but from the standpoint of what we’ve done percentage wise defensively is a good thing for us.”Marshall entered Friday night’s game averaging 83.8 points per game. The Buckeyes were averaging 56.6 points allowed per game. Something would have to give, and that something favored the Buckeyes.Marshall’s 70 points was its lowest total yet this season.OSU had the Thundering Herd on its heels from the beginning. Through the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes scored 27 points and already had a 13-point lead. The hot shooting continued as redshirt junior guard Kam Williams got several looks from 3 and the Scarlet and Gray owned the glass, creating several transition opportunities.The Buckeyes used a first-half 13-0 run that ended in a 22-5 run to pad its lead to 23 before halftime. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson led the team with 15 points at the half. OSU had 30 rebounds in the first half compared to its game average of 38. Williams was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc at half with 11 points.In the second half, it was more of the same from the Buckeyes. OSU racked up 27 offensive rebounds and freshman center Micah Potter started to make his presence more known. Potter ended the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds in his first career double-double.“Last game we gave up too many offensive rebounds so the emphasis of just, in practice, doing a lot of box-out drills, doing a lot of rebounding drills,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing that we wanted to do was crash the boards and keep them off the glass and stuff like that.”Sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle shook off a rough first half and scored 12 points in the second. He ended the night with six assists.Loving became the 53rd player in OSU history to surpass 1,000 career points. He also had 14 rebounds.Loving has had two consecutive games where he has shot above 50 percent from the field. As the only senior on the team, this is the type of production Matta and Loving, himself, is looking for.“Marc has kind of kicked it in a little bit and hopefully he can continue to not just make shots but … he’s playing better defense too and that’s a good thing for us,” Matta said.Next on the schedule, the Buckeyes have their toughest test yet, on the road at No. 7 Virginia. OSU lost by six last year in Columbus to the Cavaliers. Loving led that game with 19 points.Loving said that for the team to have its best game for its biggest game of the year thus far is certainly a boost of morale, but it doesn’t mean much when the teams square off on Wednesday at 9 p.m.I think I saw their score and Virginia was winning their game by a large margin as well, so both teams will be confident coming into this game,” he said. “We’ll just see who’s better that night.” read more

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Real Madrid blame Monaco for failing to sign Mbappe reveals Vasilyev

first_imgAS Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that Florentino Perez blams him for failing to sign Kylian Mbappe for Real MadridThe teenage sensation is one of the biggest young prospects in world football right now following a sensational World Cup campaign that saw Mbappe score four times for champions France.The 19-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain last year on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, which became permanent this summer after the Ligue 1 champions splashed out €145m plus €35m in add-ons.But PSG were not the only ones who wanted Mbappe and Vasilyev has now revealed that Perez still has regrets over his failure to bring the young striker to Madrid.“Every time I meet with Florentino (Perez), he tells me of his regret for the Mbappe situation,” said Vasilyev, as quoted by Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He puts the blame on me for not selling him to Madrid…but it was up to the player!“Relations between us and Madrid remain strong though, and we both wish the player, who is a future Ballon d’Or winner for sure, was at our own club!”Mbappe scored 21 goals in 44 appearances in his first season with PSG.And he made more history on Saturday by becoming the first teenager to reach the 30-goal mark in Ligue 1 for 45 years after netting a late brace in PSG’s 3-1 win over Guingamp.last_img read more

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Luka Modric I wanted them to be here

first_imgLuka Modric has opened up on the absence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the FIFA Best award ceremony.Modric, 33, who ended the duopoly of Messi and Ronaldo, said he would have liked them to be present. The Croatia skipper took the accolade ahead of Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah in London.Modric helped Madrid win the Champions League before leading Croatia to the World Cup final.“Everyone has their own reasons,” he said.“Obviously, I would have liked them to be here but they aren’t.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Asked if he had spoken to his former Madrid team-mate Ronaldo, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Modric said: “No.”“He sent me a message the day of the UEFA prize but nothing yet,” he added. “I don’t have my phone with me now so maybe he has [sent a message].”The 33-year-old Modric had no interest in discussing whether he deserved the honour.“I don’t want to enter into the debate of whether it is deserved or not,” he said.“I just want to thank all the people that voted for me for their support and continue as I have until now.”last_img read more

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