2012.04.23 – Monday Night Tech Net News and Opinion
Hello Indienation listeners join us as Brian, Lumpy, OmniDragon and Cleta bring you tonight’s Tech Net news and Opinion and as always Knowles217 joins us in Teamspeak. Tonight’s news consists of Tech, Copyright, Hacking and Prize worthty news. As always you can find us over on irc.geekshed.net in #indienation you can join us there.
We kicked off the show with a few Celtic and Middle Earth themed tunes from Marc Gunn:
- Gollum Blues
- Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
MTGO Goes Mobile
From Slide to Play:
“Well, it’s about time. Wizards of the Coast has announced that they’re bringing an official Magic: The Gathering game to iOS. While plenty of other card battling games have come to the platform (including Kard Combat, which was also made by the legendary Richard Garfield), we’ve been waiting impatiently for an official Magic: The Gathering game. The wait is almost over, as Wizards of the Coast is bringing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to the iPad this summer.”
In this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we featured the music of Jonathan Coulton.
THERE BE MONSTERS
“Map Monsters is a free-to-play location-based adventure game designed by the venerable Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, Schizoid, King of Tokyo, and many other fantastic video and analog games.”
The Article includes a back story on the game before going on to gameplay.
The game uses location via GPS devices. Unlike other games the GPS device will be a secondary mechanic. In other words travel isn’t necessary, but those that do will progress quicker.
The world is the map
Virtual world travel, players will be allowed to travel the world from their living room.
You never know what you will find when you explore a new location.
Items will have a scarcity, or a rarity. Some items will be abundant in areas forcing players to travel in order to trade.
Players will be able to build mileposts, mines, and farms.
Create friends to trade with and use their roads and more.
It will be available for Ipad and I phone 1st.
The will be funded if they can find enough contributors to reach 40k.
More info at Bodsix
Bodsix on facebook
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Through Gamer Goggles News Episode 004
Steve Jobs resigns from Apple as CEO, this comes to no surprise to me actually.
Although Steve Jobs did not mention his health being a factor with the decision to step down as CEO, only one can assume that is in part the reason why. Apple will survive on its own merit, its excellent customer service and its product lines. The tech industry is fickle, Apple’s stock (APPL) did fall out 7% after this announcement, but it should be noted the entire market was down as a whole. Change in companies happen all the time, this too is not the first time that Steve Jobs left apple (shortly after the release of Macintosh in 1984), but I don’t see him returning in the same capacity as before.
What impact does this have on us, the consumer? Possible little to nothing actually, Apple will remain strong in the market as a whole.
an Apple a day, keeps the fanboys happy..
- Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO (suburbanmen.com)
- Steve Jobs resigns from Apple [roundup] (zdnet.com)
- Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple (kish.in)
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