Mass Effect 3 Getting Heavy Melee Class

In what can be viewed in some ways as a departure from the series (not a whole lot of melee fighting going on in Mass Effect generally) or others as more closely holding to the spirit of the series (melee is awesome, Mass Effect is awesome, you do the math), Mass Effect 3 is apparently getting a completely melee-focused class. Among other things.

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Super Mario 3DS Could Be Out In 2011

“I promise to do all I can to deliver the new Mario game this year,” Shigeru Miyamoto pledged in a recent interview. Unfortunately he was a bit short on the specifics and although we have seen the game in action at GDC, Nintendo usually like to take their time with these things, especially if Shigeru Miyamoto sees a zombie movie or whatever and wants to completely revamp the design the next day. Although to be fair, if there’s anyone who can get zombies out of that rut video games have thrown them in, it’s probably him.

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Call Of Duty Not Ending Up Like Guitar Hero, Activision Pledges

It’s actually just a memo originating from Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirschberg that made the rounds about the time of Guitar Hero’s greatly exaggerated demise. It’s understandable that the execs wanted to give employees some reassurance and it’s actually pretty humanizing for Activision as a company that they had this initiative. Still, this is probably a parallel they don’t want draw, and definitely not in the press. With all the Activision-hating going around, this just sounds too much like one of them self-fulfilling prophecies.

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PS4 & New Xbox Not Due Until 2014

This was certainly the way tide seemed to be going, what with Kinects, Moves and whatnot flying around, but it’s nice to hear it confirmed. Or rather, heavily rumoured, which these days is about the same thing. “Both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they’re delaying, to milk the current [generation] and fill in previous craters better,” according to insiders speaking to Kotaku.

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Concept Supple Vehicle Chair Is A Cool Bad Idea

Precisely because in a large open space full of people on foot, riding this could pose a risk despite whatever safety measure sit might have. The Supple is the creation of an Iranian designer who foresees a time when it’s just too comfy for consumers to bother with using their legs. More than one blogger has commented on its resemblance to a similar gadget-vehicle on Wall E.

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Google Plops Down $100 Million On Wind Farm

Call it the height of social responsibility or just plain decent, but Google are taking part in the world’s energy future unlike any other company. The wind farm locate din Oregon is touted to be the largest, or at least among the largest, on Earth. It’s also at the cutting edge and once completed in a couple years will produce enough energy to light up a small metropolis.

 

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Gyrocopters Are Going To Take Over Europe

A peculiar factoid that’s been oft ignored is a lot of the so-called “innovations” in modern helicopters were invented when the technology was still being experimented with. This includes the configuration for a gyrocopter, which was the idea of some clever Spaniard in 1923. If history ran a different course, the lightweight and rugged gyrocopter should’ve been around for several decades now. As consumer tastes and shifting trends would have it, only now is the gyrocopter getting the attention it deserves–in Germany and neighboring countries.

Cavalon Gyrocopter

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Not Kidding: iOS4 Is Keeping Track Of Your Every Move

Boys and girls, here is another startling piece of evidence of how evil Apple is. Okay, so that opening jab was some sort of joke. Take it easy fanboys, for we tell the truth. The news broke out today and has spread like wildfire. Apparently there’s a secret unencrypted file that stores the coordinates of your iOS4 device without your knowledge. The suspicious part is this has remained unknown for so long.

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These Two Engineers Just Built An RC Car That Runs On Aluminum

Aluminum waste to be specific. The engineering tandem from Barcelona wanted to build a small prototype for a radical transportation idea– a future line of micro-cars powered by recycled aluminum parts like the rings off soda cans. Of course, at this stage it’s still all test, test, and test. If their little invention is a little too reminiscent of Back to the Future, you’re right on the money. Inf act they named their ride after the cult film’s DeLorean: DAlh2orean. Get it?

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Dell Doing More Than Its Share To Curb eWaste

Thanks to an innovative partnership with Goodwill Industries, Dell is doing more than its fair share curbing ewaste globally by being active in the United States. With 2,200 Goodwill stores serving as repositories for defunct PCs and parts from any brand, the illicit ewaste trade isn’t fed materials that can harm the lives and environment of ewaste recycling nations.

 

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