It's not all science experiments and Aerosmith songs on the International Space Station; sometimes you've got downtime, and sometimes you fill that downtime by playing games. But what kinds of games do astronauts play? The guys at Tested talked with Canadian astronaut (and up-and-coming Bowie impersonator) Chris Hadfield about the games he and his crewmates play aboard the ISS. Among them: Scrabble (with the pieces velcroed to the board) and… space darts. Hadfield demonstrates the darts, and then the Tested guys come up with some more games for him to play in low-grav. … [Read more...] about Astronaut Chris Hadfield Demonstrates How To Play Darts In Space
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Finally. Just as every calendar year sees a new FIFA and new Madden, 2013 sees the release of Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013, which follows...Robot Vacuum Simulator 2012. You can download and play it right now. Which I'm assuming you already are, since that's one of the best trailers I've ever seen. Even if you don't want to play it, you should at least head to the developer's site to see the game's feature list. Also: I'm shocked this was made by people who do not work for the Nintendo Minigames Department. Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013 [Site, via Rock, Paper, Shotgun] … [Read more...] about Don’t Play As A Space Marine. Play As A Vacuum Cleaner.
Gaming on a PC is a wonderful thing. Should you both have the money and the time to spend, you can play the very best games on the very best tech and sit back while you face, heart and soul gently weep. However, investing in all that hardware can leave the ol’ bank balance looking a little penurious. Enter the wonderful world of free-to-play, via Steam.And while F2P might come bounding into the room with the shadow of the microtransaction looming over it, that doesn’t mean you have to play any of these games with soul-selling agreement to spend money further down the line. Every ‘free’ game we’ve gathered together here can be enjoyed for hours on end, all without spending a dime.If console gaming is more your thing, you can grab three free games when you pre-order the Xbox One X now. Hundreds more gaming goodies will be deeply discounted on Black Friday, so keep an eye on our guide to the best deals.1. Fractured SpaceWhen it comes to MOBAs (multiplayer … [Read more...] about The best free-to-play Steam games 2017
Microsoft has announced a partnership with YouTube for a Halo 5: Guardians event that it's likening to a New Year's Eve countdown. Instead of another year, this countdown celebrates the release of Halo 5.The show, Halo 5: Live as it's being called, will stream exclusively on YouTube from 6 PM EDT on October 26 for six straight hours until midnight on October 27, when the game launches. The broadcast will include new gameplay footage, appearances by celebrities such as Nathan Fillion (who has a part in Halo 5), and interviews with developers at 343 Industries, among other things.Microsoft Stores around the world will hold special fan events on October 26, where shoppers can watch the entire broadcast, play the game early, and get a Halo poster with a $25 purchase, that evening only. More details about the event are available at the Microsoft Store Facebook page. The goal for Halo 5: Live, Microsoft said, is to "reinvent the traditional video game launch." Because the event is being … [Read more...] about Halo 5 event includes selfies at edge of space, someone playing from a helicopter
On April 28, 2001, the world of exploration changed forever. On that day 10 years ago, Dennis Tito, a wealthy engineer who had recently turned 60, broke one of the most sacred barriers in exploration: he became the first private citizen to go to space. Blasting off on that Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard Russian rocket--Soyuz TM-32--Tito was on his way to a place only professional astronauts and military- or government-sponsored personnel had been able to go before. 14 Marking 10 years of space tourism (images) Tito was the launch client for a new company called Space Adventures that was founded in 1998. Led by chairman Eric Anderson, the company set out to change one of the most fundamental dynamics of space travel and make it possible for the first time for private citizens to experience life beyond Earth. This was not possible in the United States. NASA was not interested in taking tourists aboard the Space Shuttle--and never has … [Read more...] about Ten years ago today, space tourists began to play