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Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden University in the Netherland. It's scheduled to debut...

May 22nd 2015 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
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If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for spa...

May 16th 2015 at 11:07pm 0 Comments
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After over four years of writing for Massively, I've ceased to be surprised by how bizarre and unexpected this industry can be. However, if you had told me a few weeks ago that, of all things, Habitat would be coming back online, I would have laughed mightily in your face. And yet, that's exactly...

October 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Thought you were old-school for playing Everquest and Ultima Online? Step back, son: those games are spring chickens next to 1986's premier virtual world: LucasFilm's Habitat. Don't fret if you haven't heard of it -- the Commodore 64-powered online world only lasted for two years and was exclusive...

October 1st 2014 at 7:58pm 0 Comments
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I may be in the vast minority here, but I am keenly interested in the attempt by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment to resurrect (for however long) the incredibly ancient Habitat -- and to make it playable by folks today. Usually we consider dead MMOs as just that: dead. Yet we're starting...

October 1st 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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So here's a bizarre little piece of MMO news for your Friday morning: This weekend, with the help of Kixeye and Fujitsu, a volunteer-driven, public museum in Oakland, California, hopes to relaunch an antique Lucasfilm game called Habitat, which it's calling the world's first massively multiplayer o...

September 26th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The resourceful space-junk construction simulator Habitat will craft impromptu space stations on the PS4, in addition to the previously-announced stops on the PC, Mac, Linux and Xbox One. Each version's building date is set to end sometime in 2015, though an Early Access build for PC, Mac and Lin...

August 3rd 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Habitat, the Kickstarted space-physics strategy game from 4gency, is now on Steam Early Access for $15 on PC, Mac and Linux, published by Versus Evil. This is the game that lets you fight with the Eiffel Tower in space. Now we all remember. In Habitat, players must use space debris to repair and b...

July 9th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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We know you're not used to games handing you responsibility for an entire populace or anything, but Habitat's version of Earth is a collective goner unless you can build a suitable space environment for them. Sounds like something you'd receive support for from the United Nations or something, ri...

April 27th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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One man's space trash is another man's space station in Habitat, a PC, Mac and Linux game that takes place in the cluttered arena of Earth's orbit, far in humanity's future. Players must use the junk floating around Earth – both manmade and alien – to manufacture a space base and mana...

February 25th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments