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Gustaberg is one of the ugliest zones in Final Fantasy XI. For better or worse, it's a bunch of bland plateaus swarming with vultures, worms, and bees. It wasn't a visual treat when I first saw it, and the years have certainly not been kind. But the fact of the matter is that even after several y...

July 21st 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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For the past 520 days, six men have been taking part in an experiment -- Mars500, a simulation of the effects of long-duration space flight carried out at the Moscow Institute. Over the last 17 months and change, the crew has had its stress and hormone levels monitored, been subject to studies on...

November 4th 2011 at 4:24pm 0 Comments
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In the narrow confines of the International Space Station, every cubic inch counts, but that won't necessarily keep NASA from building a rec room. When the Leonardo Pressurized Multipurpose Module (PMM) launches in September 2010, NASA is considering turning it into a internet-connected "man cave"...

March 28th 2010 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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Before Halo 3's launch, IGN previewed multiplayer map Isolation and talked with multiplayer lead Tyson Green who hinted at a special "feature" that Isolation reveals after playing on it for a while. Well friends, the secret is out and it's a subtle change. The Chief over at the 7th Columnist forums...

September 28th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Getting the exclusive scoop once again, IGN lifted the veil and posted a few screenshots of a brand new, yet to be announced Halo 3 multiplayer map called Isolation.Isolation is considered to be a medium size map that takes place in an enclosed environment where players can shoot it out up top among...

September 18th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Many pundits (read 'luddites') fear that the proliferation of iPod toting folks is isolating people from group experiences that define our culture as a whole. Katherine Mangu-Ward, writing for Reason Magazine, argues that this fear has been around since the dawn of the Walkman, and we seem to be doi...

February 14th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments