source “New World”/Amazon Game Studios Amazon has offered an early look at its upcoming video game “New World,” one of three PC games the company announced in 2016. “New World” is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, in the style of “EVE Online” and “World of Warcraft.” Players will slowly work together to colonize an uncharted island, clearing out dangerous beasts and monsters, and gradually building homes and cities. Amazon Games Studios is working on a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game called “New World,” the largest project yet from the online retailer’s largely unknown game development team. Amazon Games Studios was established in 2012, but so far its releases have largely been limited to smartphones and Amazon devices. “New World” was one of three PC games announced by Amazon Game Studios in 2016, along with … [Read more...] about Amazon’s first major video game is a massive online roleplaying game about colonization
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Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago. Suicide bombings and other attacks in Kabul have killed and wounded hundreds of people this year and security had been expected to deteriorate ahead of elections planned for October. Sexual harassment on the street is widespread. Taliban insurgents on Sunday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire for the Eid holiday next week, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan, days after the government offered a ceasefire until June 20. The new retailers, with names like AzadBazar.af, afom.af, JVBazar.com and zarinas.com, sell goods ranging from cosmetics, computers, kitchenware and furniture to cars, rugs and real estate. One website advertises foreign brands including Rolex, Adidas and Zara. Student Asila Sulaimani described online shopping as a "good … [Read more...] about Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment
KABUL: Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago.Suicide bombings and other attacks in Kabul have killed and wounded hundreds of people this year and security is expected to deteriorate ahead of elections planned for October. Sexual harassment on the street is widespread.The new retailers, with names like AzadBazar.af, afom.af, JVBazar.com and zarinas.com, sell goods ranging from cosmetics, computers, kitchenware and furniture to cars, rugs and real estate. One website advertises foreign brands including Rolex, Adidas and Zara.Student Asila Sulaimani described online shopping as a "good experience" in a country at war, with U.N. figures putting those under 25 at more than 60 percent of the population, the vast majority of them enthusiastic smartphone users."Who dares go out shopping these days?" she … [Read more...] about Safety first: Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment
LONDON: British game maker Bossa Studios will release Worlds Adrift on Thursday, an ambitious adventure game designed to appeal to the Minecraft generation that has taken three years and 50,000 gamers to create.The London-based independent games designer is pushing technical, logistical and financial boundaries by counting on gamers to build floating islands for their characters to inhabit, which other players can visit via airborne, pirate-like ships."Worlds Adrift allows you to go into the game and set your own objectives and go about the game however you choose," said Henrique Olifiers, one of the company's three co-founders.Bossa was set up in 2010 by veteran game designers who first focused on making social games played on Facebook before switching to PC-based online games. It is best known for "Surgeon Simulator" and "I Am Bread", which have drawn in millions of users with their physics-based, realistic movements.Its new multiplayer online game is the first to run on the … [Read more...] about British gaming firm enlists army of players to create Worlds Adrift
By Sabrina Nanji Democracy Reporter Sat., Feb. 24, 2018 Stephen Best’s choice for Progressive Conservative leader has changed almost every week since the whirlwind race kicked off a month ago. At first, Caroline Mulroney was a no-brainer because she was the only candidate supporting a carbon tax. When Mulroney switched her position, Best did, too. The Guelph resident decided to cast his ballot for Doug Ford in the online leadership vote running March 2 to March 8. Cue Patrick Brown. The former and now-aspiring leader’s controversial bid to replace himself caused a new shift for Best. If Brown sticks to the carbon-pricing pledge that’s embedded in his People’s Guarantee platform, Best says he will vote for him. But he doesn’t actually want Brown or any other Tory to take the premier’s seat in the June 7 general election. Best is trying to best the system — like a Trojan horse in the PC camp. Article Continued … [Read more...] about He’s a Green backer voting in the Ontario PC race. Should we care?