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Psycastria +4D - Gary Partis's Side Scrolling Shooter reappears thanks to Pugsy

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:37pm
I haven't given much love to the C64 this past week so here's the side scrolling shooter ' Psycastria ' by Gary Partis, and published by Audiogenic Software in 1986 that has been update cracked with some lovely cheats thanks to Pugsy of Onslaught. In this game with its Uridium vibe, you have to blast ground based objects such as docked ships for points while also shooting at or avoiding waves Neil G

Dizzy XII - Dizzy Underground gets a DizzyAGE Remake

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:37pm
In 2001 Gogin from Russia released the Dizzy fan game 'Dizzy XII: Underground' for the ZX Spectrum. Yet fast forward to this year and a PC DizzyAGE remake has appeared by VK007 and again stars that lovable egg who has got himself into a bit of bother. He's landed his rocket onto a strange new world and as always has to help out the Yolkfolk. As I never played the original Gogin Russian Neil G

Sailor Moon Super S Floating Panic gets a full English SNES translation

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:37pm
It wouldn't be a week without a romhacking mention and sure enough here is ' Sailor Moon Super S: Floating Panic ' also known as Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S: Fuwa Fuwa Panic, that was recently translated into full English for the SNES by Dynamic-Designs. This colourful game is a Sailor Moon themed competitive puzzle style game originally released in Japan way back in December 1995 and Neil G

8-way scrolling system teased for Atari STE game development

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:37pm
We don't usually feature Atari STE games simply for the fact that I am mainly an Amiga gamer at heart, but sufficed to say I was rather impressed by the news that has just appeared in our feed thanks to our friends AtariCrypt. A coder/developer by the name of Douglas Little (aka dml) is developing a new game engine for the Atari STE which creates the groundwork for an ultra smooth screen Neil G

Parasites - Alltime Facts

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:30pm

"The creep, they crawl and they make up 0.01% of the average human's body weight! This is all the facts worth knowing about parasites..."

Global Warming Started 180 Years Ago Near Beginning of Industrial Revolution, Says Study

/. - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:30pm
New research led by scientists at the Australian National University's Research School of Earth suggests that humans first started to significantly change the climate in the 1830s, near the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The findings have been published in the journal Nature, and "were based on natural records of climate variation in the world's oceans and continents, including those found in corals, ice cores, tree rings and the changing chemistry of stalagmites in caves." Sydney Morning Herald reports: "Nerilie Abram, another of the lead authors and an associate professor at the Australian National University's Research School of Earth Sciences, said greenhouse gas levels rose from about 280 parts per million in the 1830s to about 295 ppm by the end of that century. They now exceed 400 ppm. Understanding how humans were already altering the composition of the atmosphere through the 19th century means the warming is closer to the 1.5 to 2 degrees target agreed at last year's Paris climate summit than most people realize." "It was one of those moments where science really surprised us," says Abram. "But the results were clear. The climate warming we are witnessing today started about 180 years ago."

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Dr. Spacezoo - Early Access Update v0.8.1

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:55pm

Dr. Spacezoo v0.8.1 brings a new weapon upgrade system, boss meters, off-screen indicators, leaderboards, achievements, and game modes: tutorial, story, action, permadeath, boss rush, and daily.

'Octobot' Is The World's First Soft-Bodied Robot

/. - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:50pm
sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: Researchers have created the first completely soft-bodied robot, dubbed the 'octobot.' The palm-sized machine's exterior is made of silicone. And whereas other soft robots have had at least a few hard parts, such as batteries or wires, the octobot uses a small reservoir of hydrogen peroxide as fuel. The basic design can be scaled up or down, increasing or decreasing fuel capacity depending on the robot's job. As the field of soft robotics advances, the scientists envision these robots being used for marine search and rescue, oceanic temperature sensing, and military surveillance. The report adds: "When the hydrogen peroxide washes over flecks of platinum embedded within the octobot, the resulting chemical reaction produces gas that inflates and flexes the robot's arms. As described online today in Nature, the gas flows through a series of 3D-printed pneumatic chambers that link the octobot's eight arms; their flexing propels it through water."

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Gorgeous ZX Spectrum Art Work - Part 3

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:46pm
Dragon's Lair by MAC For awhile now Indie Retro News has been showing off many of the most impressive pieces of art to come out of the ZX Spectrum scene. We have done a part 1, a part 2, a what if of Pirates! on the ZX Spectrum and now we are at Part 3, with a number of alternate loading scenes from some popular classic games such as Dragon's Lair. Other such graphical eye poppers have also Neil G

Caren and the Tangled Tentacles v1.3 - PrioArt 2016 Caren Kickstarter Version Teaser!

Indie Retro News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:46pm
Right from the word go Indie Retro News was one of the first sites to give you the heads up for Oliver Lindau , Martin Wendt and Kamil Wolnikowski's fantastic looking Adventure ' Caren and the Tangled Tentacles ' for the C64. It was a previous winner of the F64GC 2015: Adventure competition and released as a downloadable 1.1 version much to the appreciation and excitement of the retrogaming Neil G

Titanfall 2 Changes

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Titanfall website has details on changes planned for Titanfall 2. Based on user feedback, Respawn will be doing some things differently. Multiplayer Game Designer Steven DeRose outlines new outlooks...

Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
2K announces Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition, a special edition of the strategy sequel limited to 20,000 copies: 2K and Firaxis Games are excited to announce the Sid Meier?s...

Obduction Released

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Steam News announces the release of Obduction for Windows. Here's word on the new adventure from Cyan: "Everyday life is gone. An organic artifact that fell from the sky inexplicably transports you...

Ashes of the Singularity Escalation Announced

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Stardock announces Escalation, the first expansion for Ashes of the Singularity. This is planned for release this autumn, and they are set to begin accepting preorders tomorrow. This post has details...

Valley Released

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Steam News announces the release of Valley for Windows. This first-person adventure places you in an exoskeleton with extraordinary powers. Here's word: Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley...

Galaxy Golf Tees Off

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Fore, three two, one, liftoff! Steam News announces the release of Galaxy Golf, a new sports sim. This requires a virtual reality headset, but not even virtual clubs. Here's word: Galaxy Golf has...

On Sale

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
Diamond Bundle on Bundle Stars. Save 96%. RUNNING WITH RIFLES on Steam. Save 50%.

Evening Patches

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
SMITE: Fatal Awakening - 3.16 Patch Notes.

Evening Interviews

Blue's News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:45pm
League of Legends Patch Chat with the Playtest Team- 6.17, the Pre-Worlds Patch Zoë Quinn on Life Since Gamergate and Her Erotic New Video Game.
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