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In Other News – 17 March 2016

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I see Johannesburg and Cape Town have done a trade of sorts. In Joburg, we’ve been given wind and rain for the week. In Cape Town, well, they’re getting the rAge expo this weekend, which for years, has been exclusive to Gauteng. Can we please swap? I’d much rather have gaming and tech instead of torrents of water!

Also, happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Whatever your plans are, be safe. We’ll see you back here, same time, same place, tomorrow! Be good, ok?

In Other News: TrackMania Turbo is holding a beta this weekend, Bioshock: The Collection is basically a certainty, VR, VR, and oh, more VR.

Here’s all the news we didn’t post today, because we were too busy practicing our Irish accents.


Razer’s Notebook-Boosting Graphics Card Box Arrives In April
TrackMania Turbo is holding an open beta this weekend
Bloodborne is getting a tabletop card game
Taiwan ratings board provides further evidence for Bioshock: The Collection
New Hellblade trailer is almost as amazing as how it was made
Job Simulator Gets An Actual Game Mechanic


For the Resident Evil Fan with Everything, T-Virus Fragrance
Don’t blink or you’ll miss this look at Millennium Falcon VR coming to Disney parks
Why less is more when it comes to Firewatch’s beautiful trees
Conquer the Alps in latest trailer for Crytek’s VR climbing adventure
The Force Of VR: Star Wars: Trials On Tattoine


Blind Mortal Kombat player demonstrates how important accessibility is

Take a moment to remember Nintendo’s Iwata with this touching video

Below Gets A Summer Release Window And A New Trailer

What’s on @ The Movies?

Be prepared to meet moderate resistance in the latest trailer for HIGH RISE
Are we having fun now?! It’s the first trailer for the BEN-HUR remake!
Shortlist revealed in Disney’s search for new young Han Solo
Every hero has a beginning in this trailer for RISE OF THE LEGEND
This trailer for MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES never gets riled up
BETTER CALL SAUL confirmed for a third season

Last Updated: March 17, 2016


  1. It’s St Paddy’s Day? Well goody for all the Mick bastards.


    • Pariah

      March 17, 2016 at 16:08

      *St Patrick’s day. Paddy’s is a bar/pub chain.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 17, 2016 at 16:12

        It’s definitely not St Pedantic’s Day.


        • miaau

          March 17, 2016 at 16:16

          Can all the engineers out there please read this? thanks


          • Pariah

            March 17, 2016 at 16:24

            Sure, let’s get the engineers to be less pedantic. I’m sure that plane you’re travelling on can lose a wing mid-flight. That’s fine.

          • miaau

            March 17, 2016 at 16:29

            Hmm. Yes, good point. But when I design a simple system and ask a simple question……….

            That is the core of the thing. By training, you are right, they need to be precise about everything. It can just get a little frustrating when being pedantic becomes the issue rather than a free form flow of ideas. Time and place.

            I do, however, tease. Mostly.

          • Grimthwacker

            March 17, 2016 at 16:52

            A quote I enjoy (as an engineer):
            “Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not wholly
            understand, into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand
            forces we cannot properly assess, in such a way that the public has no
            reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.” – Dr. E. H. Brown


          • miaau

            March 17, 2016 at 16:56

            Indeed, yes.

            But some engineers would not agree with the quote. Some that I work with refer to Medical doctors as technicians, because they do not fully understand the human body. Thus implying, of course, that engineers fully understand the materials they work with, the shapes and the forces.

            You have humility, Grimthwacker. And a cute and somehow disturbing avatar.

          • Grimthwacker

            March 17, 2016 at 17:05

            Thanks! I eventually realized that the older I get, the less I actually know. Even the simple things such as 0.1 mm thick epoxy glue layers are not remotely as simple as one would think. 😀 As for the avatar…. no idea what it actually is, but looked…. cool? 😀

          • miaau

            March 18, 2016 at 07:54

            That last, “I eventually realized that the older I get, the less I actually know”

            Me too. I am not an engineer, but am a software developer / analyst / manager. And I also believe that. Older I get, less I know.

            I do not appreciate arrogance, especially unwarranted arrogance. (in anyone)

  2. Ottokie vs the forces of Evil

    March 17, 2016 at 16:11

    • miaau

      March 17, 2016 at 16:16

      there is being polite and there is being abused. Come on cat, the rat is abusing you. (rat, cause long tail, if I remember rightly?)

      Also, most of my pedigree cats kill nothing. They look, they sort of half chase but they do not actually kill or catch. Had a female cat, born in a factory, got as six week old kitten. She killed something every few days. She would not have stood for this. She would have taken decisive, swift and above all messy action.


      • Ottokie vs the forces of Evil

        March 17, 2016 at 16:20

        My one chinchilla massacred everything that moved on the farm, natural born hunter. The other 2 Persian cats could not take down a moth even if they tried.


      • Pariah

        March 17, 2016 at 16:20

        Both my cats and my dog would’ve had rat for dinner.


  3. Dresden

    March 17, 2016 at 16:25

  4. Ryanza

    March 17, 2016 at 18:33

    Saint Patrick’s day. So green thing.

    Let’s not forget Bone Thugs has the best cannabis songs,


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