Those of you who’ve known me a while probably know that my husband is an astrophysicist, which means that astronomy is a passion in my house, and I’m thrilled when his field overlaps with mine as it does today: CCP Games has announced a new “citizen science” project, whereby it will work with multiple universities and the Massively Multiplayer Online Science group to put players to “work” hunting for exoplanets — not in New Eden, but in our real universe. “Within EVE’s virtual universe, players will interact with real-world astronomical data provided by the University of Geneva through a fully integrated part of the EVE Online game experience called Project Discovery. Once enough players reach comparative consensus on classification of the data, it will be sent back to the University of Geneva for use in refining the search for exoplanets.” “In searching for the next dataset for our massive player community to … [Read more...] about EVE Online’s new ‘citizen science’ project will ‘refine the search for exoplanets’
Earth day projects
Play LOTRO for freeWho hasn’t used Google maps to check out some interesting patch of Earth? Now who hasn’t wished they could do the same for Middle-earth? Back in the day, a Google map for the lands of Lord of the Rings Online existed on the site MyLotro. Now, Standing Stones Games has given a fan permission to use in-game screens to recreate that project. There’s still some work to be done (border graphics and a few other tweaks and features are still in the works), but you can check out the beta images on the official forums. When finished, folks will be able to access the maps on most mobile devices. Thanks for making Middle-earth on Google maps a thing, Garan! Source: LOTRO official forumsSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Middle-earth is coming back to Google maps thanks to fan and LOTRO screens
Earlier this week, Redditor maxpower888 started an epic thread on the /r/mmorpg sub asking everyone to chime in and name his or her top five MMORPGs of all time. I thought it was a nifty thread to skim to see how many times the same games kept popping up (and the same games turned up in combination with each other). “You can tell how old people are by their lists,” one gamer objected, but I don’t think that’s necessarily true! So for this week’s Overthinking, we’re going to join in the fun, then explain our choices and puzzle out what those choices say about us — don’t forget to click the entries to expand them for explanations! You should do the same down in the comments! Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Don’t forget to click each one for an explanation! #1: Asheron's CallI still think this is the game our genre needs to strive to return to, but in a modern way. Monthly updates with content. Developer lead but player controlled story … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Our five favorite MMORPGs of all time
Have you ever questioned the reason why you’re blogging? Well, maybe not on your own, but when someone asks you this question, do you really know the answer? Can you give an immediate one without hesitation? Furthermore, would you start a blog again if you could go back in time? Okay, enough being philosophical and all, let’s just look at some possible reasons for blogging, and explain why they’re wrong … you know, for fun. Read More About:How to Start a Blog from ScratchStarting WordPress blog from ScratchHow to Write a Blog Post for Your Blog Possible reasons why you’d want to blog Let’s take it from the top, with the most popular professional blogging reason – to make money. I mean, really? There are quicker ways of making money than that. Simply go to Poland, buy 100 packs of cigarettes, take them to London and sell them. Easy money, quick, and no refunds. Whoops, I probably shouldn’t have said that, anyway, it’s done. If you … [Read more...] about Why On Earth Would You Want to Blog?!
While the world has witnessed some of the genius inventors and industrialists who have gone on to change the world, there are very few of them of the caliber of Elon Musk. We all adore the inventions of Nikola Tesla, Alan Turing, the Wright brothers, Henry Ford and so forth. Their work has inspired and challenged the traditional practices, making way for something that was never conspired before. When we talk about modern-day visionary geniuses of that stature, there are few of them. One such visionary geniuses to have changed multiple industries is Elon Musk. Elon Musk is the real-life Tony Stark portrayed in the Iron Man Hollywood series. No doubt why Robert Downey Jr approached director Jon Favreau suggesting that they meet Elon Musk for portraying the character of Tony Stark better. P.S. There’s also a cameo of Elon Musk in The Iron Man 2 movie! Let’s take a dive into the life of Elon Musk and how this visionary genius has inspired mind-boggling innovations achieving … [Read more...] about Elon Musk- The Complete Journey of a Visionary Entrepreneur