Rumor has it that its the equation for TF2's lighting engine.
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Open Beta for TF2 will be available on the 17th if you pre-order. Read more [below] for release dates and and more Orange Box package benefits.
In spring 2008 Command & Conquer 3 will be the proud daddy of its first expansion - Kane's Wrath. A new trailer from the expansion features just under a minute of gameplay footage.
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath will release simultaneously for
PC and Xbox 360, and focuses on the rise of Kane and Nod while
"following the second Tiberium war, taking the player also through the
third Tiberium war and beyond in the storyline", producer Jim Vessella
One of the expansion's main features is a global
domination game mode that Vessella's described as 'Risk on steroids',
and naturally new units and structures and other typical expansion
content is included.
On a heads up note to everyone who uses the XBox Live Service. On Monday, Septeber 10th, XBL will be down for about 4 hours starting at 2am Pacific, or 5am Eastern. The reason behind it isn't completely known yet though there should be the usual house keeping.
Eternal Silence (HL2 mod) is gearing up for its next release 3.0 and is recruiting a select few dedicated beta testing positions to the public for closed testing. As a beta you will test the game in any aspect, find bugs and suggest
changes, and write those down in a report. In other words you will do
"Quality Assurance" on a professional level, which helps the
development and adds to your personal resume.
Review the requirements here and see if you can hang. I have been beta testing with them for several months now and the new group of people contributing has brought new life to the development team. They are making a lot of progress on the 3.0 version and its going to be a big change from 2.3. Marc, the beta lead is doing a great job coordinating this and has been very strict for good reason, this is supposed to be work and as such every one has expectations. Feel free to ask me about the mod if your interested and if your part of the 3-PG community, I might be willing to give you a recommendation.
Recently released Google Earth V4.2 includes Google Sky and also has an embedded flight simulator that you can play around with for free. It features 2 planes, a fast F16 Viper jet or a smaller agile SR22 4 seater passenger mobile. The controls and access to the simulator are described here. For Windows OS, just install the newest version of GE and press CTRL+ALT+A (some people have reported that Ctrl+A or Ctrl+Windows+A work when the standard Ctrl+Alt+A does not).
If you are struggling to get into flight simulator mode then follow the
instructions below to manually enable flight simulator. After enabling,
go Tools -> Enter Flight Simulator. Download FlightSim.reg, double click on it and restart Google Earth.