Natural-Selection 2 Build 180 Video

Just saw that there was an update to the Natural-Selection 2 Beta to build 180, it looks like it is getting better each build. I may have to get in a few games and see how things are working. Below is a NS2HD video of the changes and some new game play.

The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle

The pay what you want game bundle is back, I got this last year with games like World of Goo, this year it looks good, but its a good way to get some cool games for what ever you think they are worth. Also you can add them to Steam so you don’t have to worry about updates or installing problems. What you pay goes to the developers, and or charity’s how ever you set it up. Go to http://www.humblebundle.com to get in on the fun.

Webluke Cast 2

Google, Black Ops, Power-Hook, and more in Episode 2 of the Webluke Cast. Better recording then last week so check out the stories below and download the podcast.

Samsung Galaxy Tab
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20022611-1.html

Hulu Revenue
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A95C820101110

Color Comes to E Ink
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210248/color_comes_to_e_ink_lg_electronicpaper_displays.html

Amazon Increases Kindle Royalties to Publishers
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/technology/09kindle.html

Google Instant Previews
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210198/google_instant_previews_a_handson_tour.html

Google Gives Free Wi-Fi For Holidays
http://feeds.informationweek.com/click.phdo?i%3D1f6cfb07b1d055420ec02caade1654b4

Android Phone Solves Rubik’s Cube In 12.5 Seconds
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/11/11/2115235/Android-Phone-Solves-Rubiks-Cube-In-125-Seconds

Military Uses ‘Bat-Hook’ To Tap Power From Lines
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/11/11/1720219/Military-Uses-Bat-Hook-To-Tap-Power-From-Lines

Battlefield Play4Free
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id%3D273899

Call of Duty: Black Ops
http://reviews.cnet.com/Call_of_Duty_Black_Ops_Xbox_360/4514-11457_7-33657494.html?part%3Dcnet%26subj%3DCall%2Bof%2BDuty%253A%2BBlack%2BOps%2B(Xbox%2B360

GRC Domain Name Speed Benchmark
http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

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NS2 Alpha date set

Hello NS(2)Players!

This has been a big week for us.

We set the date for the NS2 Alpha for Monday, July 26th. If you’ve pre-ordered the Special Edition already, THANK YOU. Otherwise, if you want to be playing on Day 1, you’ll need to order it before then:

http://www.naturalselection2.com/buy

NOTE: After July 26th, we are discontinuing the Special Edition and black marine armor and will be increasing the price on the Standard Edition. We want to make sure our early adopters retain this distinction.

We also released some new screenshots and information about what to expect in the alpha:

http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/news/2010/7/ns2_alpha_date_set

Some of you played NS on Halloween night of 2002 and can remember how many changes the game went through in the weeks following. Day 1 of the NS2 Alpha will probably be a wild ride as well and we’re looking forward to getting your feedback and improving it quickly. NS had over 20 versions over many years and we expect to support NS2 for years as well.

As many of you know, we’ve been working hard for many years to get to this point and we hope you join us. We wouldn’t be here without your support – nor would we want to be.

-Charlie “Flayra” Cleveland and the NS2 Team

Lerk reveal and engine test starting

Hey guys!

We just released the first look at the new "Lerk" class in Natural Selection 2! Check out concepts, renders and a movie showing him in action (http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/news/2010/2/friday_update_lerk_reveal).

We also wanted to let you know we're starting engine testing with the people who have pre-ordered the Special Edition. This is not a demo or an alpha but is an engine test, meant to test graphics, networking, performance, compatibility, etc. It also includes the full scripting tools so coders can start experimenting.

Over 10,000 people pre-ordered Natural Selection 2. We don't want to be overwhelmed with bug reports so we're starting out small. Then we'll be growing it continuously as we hammer out issues and are ready to deploy it to a larger group. We'll be granting access to players in the order that they pre-ordered (http://www.naturalselection2.com/buy). We're also hard at work on the NS2 alpha – the results of this engine test will make sure it works great when we release the alpha to all the Special Edition pre-orderers.

You've been so kind as to support us and because of that we're still in business. We hope you understand our strategy. We're eager to get NS2 into everyone's hands as soon as possible!

-The NS2 Team
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