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I was playing Outlast tonight when I noticed two characters with an uncanny resemblance to someone I recognized. Turns out I wasn't the only one: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=outlast+tony+abbott

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=415298836
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There's a family resemblance indeed, they look like they can handle a chat tho..
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Google is removing abandoning plans to integrate the Dart VM into Chrome and focusing on dart2js and Javascript interoperability in the future. The Dart VM will still exist for server side apps and embedding.

Lots of people that scoffed when Dart was first announced will happily say 'I told you so' and proclaim the death of Dart. Dart will remain a better choice than Javascript for writing apps that run on a JavaScript VM. In 10 years time, the majority of new web apps will not be written in vanilla JavaScript, but will run on a highly evolved JsVM optimised not for running JS but some type of generated JS 'bytecode'. Or everyone keeps writing straight Javascript and a nuclear disaster will occur due to == instead of ===.
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+Stephen Chenney You are right - I meant to write "is abandoning plans to integrate" (corrected). This happens all too often when I share via mobile & try to hastily comment on the go :/
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Cross-posting here in case someone is interested in testing an early alpha.

http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?15867-Shmupball-(working-title)-OMGWTFGAMES-!1!!
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So apparently the explosion of 80's synth music associated with glowy vector graphics is a thing ... Retrowave

https://vimeo.com/117890578

Also there's a subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/newretrowave/
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SoundGecko was a great little service - it would provide a high quality text-to-speech version of a web page or feed to listen to on the run. While I can't say I used them frequently, when I did it was really useful. Alas, such is the way with startups - if they don't reach critical mass, they move on ... or pivot and try something else. In this case, that something else is a podcast network thing: http://omnyapp.com/ . I wish them all the best.

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Goodbye from SoundGecko. When we formed our startup in 2012, we challenged ourselves to build personalized radio technology that allows people to hear the news, sport, music and updates they want. We built SoundGecko to explore our vision with text-to-speech for web articles.
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A Google Trends search I like to do now and again to compare the different players in the microconsole market. Looks like Fire TV has finally eclipsed OUYA as the most searched microconsole, followed by the Nvidia Shield family of portables (the new microconsole is too new to be on the graph yet). There is a limit of 5 searches per graph, so I left off Gamestick and the Razer Forge, both which barely move above zero in comparison to the rest. Did I miss any product that might compete here ?

(Some methodological notes - for PS Vita TV I tried "ps vita tv" and just "vita tv". The later gives more hits but shows a stable baseline before September 2013 when the Vita TV was first announced - so "ps vita tv" is more accurate since it subtracts those background searches but otherwise preserves the shape. Similar story with "amazon fire tv" vs. "fire tv". From past experiments I also believe the term "Nvidia Shield" has a high background of searches unrelated to their portable Android devices due to people searching for covers for PC graphics cards and the like).

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=ouya%2C%20ps%20vita%20tv%2C%20amazon%20fire%20tv%2C%20nvidia%20shield%2C%20mad%20catz%20mojo&date=1%2F2012%2039m&cmpt=q&tz=
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Ouya was the best HTPC purchase I made, ever.
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Something I just discovered - a great low-res pixel art editor & animator with built in procedural generation of textures.
For Procjam, I have been working on a new suite of tools in SPARTAN (Small Pixel Art Animator) that give it the capability to parametrically generate pixel art tiles for games. This makes it possib...
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Follow Paul Jeffries on Twitter for game dev inspiration. https://twitter.com/PNJeffries
Great find +Andrew Perry.
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A quite well made & entertaining tactical turn-based combat game.
A quirky new squad based tactics RPG named Alien Star Menace has arrived and its engaging X-Com meets Final Fantasy Tactics flair mixed with a heavy dose of satirical wit is sure to delight strategy buffs on the hunt for an addicting experience they can sink their teeth into.
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+Isaac Kuo It sounds like a feature that could work well as a special ability for a certain class - eg the Scout that can move across the map in three pre-planned moves, but is invulnerable until they get to their destination (not sure what happens if the path is blocked while the sequence plays out though - a significant edge case that would have to be addressed).
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Just catching up on all the new VR tech unveiled at GDC. The new Valve SteamVR + HTC Vive collaboration has really upped the game. Will be interesting to see what Oculus+Facebook do in response, because Valve is really 'cutting their lunch', so to speak.

http://www.thegallerygame.com/blog/the-recent-history-of-vr-an-illustrated-guide/pu
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Can we rename this group please? The Ouya has no steam left in it but I'd like to keep talking with you guys about the upcoming SHIELD!
One of these devices comes out ahead, far aheadShield can do several things: play Android games, play triple-A Android games made for Shield, handle your online media needs, and stream from NVIDIA's G
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A little disappointed that TISM didn't get the job, but we could do worse than Guy Sebastian. I'm not much of a fan of his style, but he is talented and is unlikely to become a national embarrassment.
Former Australian Idol winner chosen to be Australia’s first official Eurovision entrant and will automatically qualify for the finals in Vienna
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  • University of Melbourne
    Biochemistry, 1997 - 2006
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Indie game developer, scientist, coder
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I make video games, web apps, and enjoy figuring out how molecular machines work.

When it comes to Google+, I'm all about managing signal-to-noise. 
  • I have a bunch of circles relating to my interests - a few examples are Game Development, Unity 3D, Science (online), Android, Python and local circles like Australia and Melbourne. I also have a Random weird-stuff catch-all circle :)
  • I mostly share posts privately, by targeting them to circles of people who I think will find them of interest. I only post something publicly if I feel like it has general interest, or if it's shameless self promotion. I'd estimate that ~25 % or less of my posts are public.
  • If you follow me, I'll briefly check your profile. If the posts or profile information fit one of my interest circles, I'll follow you back. If you are a spammer, redneck racist or politico-religious wingnut I'll block you and report your account if appropriate.
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Scientist & game developer, in no particular order
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  • OMGWTFGAMES !1!!
    2013 - present
  • Monash University
    NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009 - 2013
  • University of Melbourne
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006 - 2008
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A pleasant restaurant dining area and slightly fancier pizzas than the average take away joint. Amazingly cheap for the quality & quantity provided. They do an interesting Beef and Mustard pizza which is decent.
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Decent pizza, and competitively priced. I particularly like one of the more unique new additions to the menu - the Paneer and Chilli pizza.
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Update: No longer at this location (But it WAS good, just a little pricey).
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This is my favorite Malaysian place in the south eastern suburbs. Staff are friendly, prices are reasonable and the food is great. In particular - try the Bu bu Cha cha and the Ice Kachang ... delicious !
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Forget KFC ... this is the fried chicken you have been looking for ... it's so so good. Great spicy option if you are into that too. Their house beer is decent too, for the price.
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Bi Bim Bab FTW !
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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