Jeremy Edward Sjodahl-Brainard

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Free-to-play, martial arts-inspired MMORPG Swordsman 'coming soon'

Perfect World Entertainment will release a martial arts-based, free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game called <i>Swordsman</i>, the publisher recently announced.<p>The game is based on the written works of Louis Cha, also known as Jin Yong, and will run on the Angelica 3 engine. Players …

Fallout live-action trailer teases a dark and desolate world

A teaser trailer for <i>Fallout_Lost/Found</i>, a fan-made, live-action movie based on the Fallout universe, offers a brief look at the film's lawless world.<p>Created by Blue Rock Media Corp. and Squadron, <i>Fallout_Lost/Found</i> follows Mika, a courier traveling a post-apocalyptic world filled with people …

In the Elite: Dangerous alpha, loitering in the docking bay is a killable offence

Docking at space stations is the spaceship equivalent of parallel parking, which is another way of saying that it fills me with terror, and I …

The Competition Is As Fake As The Blood: Why New Video Games Are Always The Same Price

Video games have gotten ridiculously predictable. Not in stories, writing, or mechanics (although sometimes those, too) but in release, pricing, and …

Sins of a Dark Age hits Early Access

Ironclad Games' fantasy role-playing and MOBA hybrid, <i>Sins of a Dark Age</i>, is now available through Steam's Early Access for $4.99.<p>Those who purchase Early Access receive a Welcome Chest containing one of three bundles, The Berserk, Merciless Bundle or the Resolute. Each bundle consists of two rare …

Scottish independence: no civil service structural change needed after yes vote

Scotland: no structural change would be needed after yes vote<p>The former permanent secretary of Scotland, Sir John Elvidge, has said that there will be no need for radical change to existing civil service structures in the country if Scotland votes for independence in the coming referendum.<p>Elvidge …

Marco Rubio: Higher-Ed Makeover Would Improve Upward Mobility

In Feb­ru­ary, Sen. Marco Ru­bio pro­posed a series of high­er-edu­ca­tion re­forms de­signed to ex­pand ac­cess and re­strain costs. His …

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India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Officers' body cameras raise privacy concerns

Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.<p>And some rank-and-file officers are worried the …

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme.<p>Furious opponents marched through …

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

Disputed Crimea Referendum Sees 96.8 Percent Vote to Join Russia

More than 96 percent of Crimeans who voted in the region's disputed referendum backed breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia, an official said Monday.<p>The United States and European Union said Sunday's vote was illegal, carried out with the backing of Moscow and with the presence of armed …

Hillary Clinton Steps Away From Obama on Foreign Policy

In re­cent weeks, as the stan­doff over Ukraine es­cal­ated, Hil­lary Clin­ton did something that she nev­er did as sec­ret­ary of State: She put …

UN's North Korea Crimes Against Humanity Report Rejected By China

By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, March 17 (Reuters) - China dismissed a U.N. report alleging North Korea has committed crimes against humanity on Monday, effectively confirming the fears of human rights advocates that Beijing will shield its ally Pyongyang from international prosecution.<p>The report, published in …

Upgraded U.S. Nukes May Violate Nation's Own Policy

The United States Air Force is upgrading B61 nuclear bombs stationed across Europe. Those upgrades may violate the nation's own nuclear …

Scottish independence is opportunity 'not to be missed' says Sean Connery

Sean Connery has spoken in support of an independent Scotland, saying he is excited at the prospect of opportunities this could bring to the film industry as well as give the country global recognition<p>Sean Connery, the actor, has spoken in support of Scottish independence saying a yes vote would …

The Putin-Obama deep freeze

President Barack Obama couldn’t have been clearer when he warned Russia not to send troops into Ukraine.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t have been clearer in his response: Watch me.<p>And just like that, an already toxic relationship got even worse, and the two countries — and the rest of the …

Pentagon cuts have military families on high alert

For Pamela Willoughby, word of the Pentagon's plan to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest size in decades felt like a kick in the stomach.<p>The 24-year-old mother of two and wife of a Navy sailor said making ends meet while her husband is deployed is already tough. But if the Department of Defense …

Mt. Gox Lost More than Just Bitcoins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following the bankruptcy of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox on Friday, the company has released a full …

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking to the Russian president to press him to back down from his invasion of Ukraine and occupation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>"She …

Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many of us in the U.S. spent last night watching a star-studded selfie break Twitter, Russia …

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war

Just in case you're someone who's inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn't about to go out …

Is Mass Effect Getting Remastered For PS4 and Xbox One? - IGN Video

BioWare has admitted discussing the possibility of remastering Mass Effect Trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One.

Space Pioneer continues the legacy of real-world space exploration on a digital platform

"I would like to believe that Astronautics has a large and bright future ahead," says rocket engineer Aleksander Zheleznyakov. "Humanity, in the middle of the twentieth century, was able to break free from the shackles of gravity and venture out into space. Our kind will not stop at where we are …