SPACE WARS: NATIONS CONSIDER RULES TO GOVERN THE USE OF MILITARY WEAPONS IN SPACE A group of more than 40 international experts are conducting a multi-year research project that will culminate in a Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space. … [Read more...] about Space will be a battleground in future wars – and China and Russia are already developing weapons that could work in zero gravity, claims UK Defence Secretary
Electronic uno rules
2. PlayStation 2 (2000) It’s tough to win the console wars two generations in a row. PlayStation 2 didn’t just equal the success of PlayStation – it became the best-selling console of all time, shifting 155m units. Its utter dominance, its technical power and its familiar development environment allowed studios around the world to be extraordinarily creative. This was the golden era that saw mainstream blockbusters Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Pro Evo Soccer, Burnout and Ratchet & Clank come to fruition, but it also hosted idiosyncratic treasures such as Katamari Damacy, Ico and Okami, and through the Guitar Hero and Singstar titles it also became the post-pub entertainment platform of choice for a whole generation. This was where TV, movie and music creatives all woke up and realised, ah yes, games are the future, we’d better get in on this. And then everybody did. … [Read more...] about The 25 greatest video game consoles – ranked!
Nuanced, understated, restrained: you could apply the same adjectives to much of the music here, which turns out to be rather more of a mixed blessing. There are moments when listening to Sleep Well Beast’s preponderance of stately, atmospheric ballads, flecked with delicate electronics or subtle orchestration, can feel not unlike watching a long, moody, critically acclaimed film drama, possibly starring Casey Affleck: you find yourself simultaneously applauding its elegance and the evident thought and craftsmanship that went into making it, while quietly wishing it would get a move on. … [Read more...] about The National: Sleep Well Beast review – ennui and elegance in scenes from a marriage
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