242w ago - The Cinematic Mod 10 is under construction, and new screenshots show the Bump Maps for rocks, the 'worth seeing' HD objects and an enhanced Alyx figure (below).
According to the modder Fakefactory, the Cinematic Mod 10 is in Pre-Beta phase and so the screenshots possibly don't represent the final graphics.
Most interesting are the laboriously modeled and textured HD objects like PCs and technical devices. But the new rocks with detailed Bump Maps are an eye catcher, too. Furthermore there is a new "eased" version of the alternative HD Alyx.
Finally, some background on Cinematic Mod 10: A release date has not been announced yet. The HD characters have been heavily optimized in version 10. Due to a new LoD system the framerate should be noticeably better than it has been in Cinematic Mod 9.
Among the new features are HD models for certain objects and a new, optional HD model of Alyx. Furthermore a dynamic soundtrack, some HDR tweaks and some more bugfixes have been added.
246w ago - Rising Star Games has today revealed its line-up for 2009.
Consisting of over ten exciting new titles from Japan, the selection includes casual titles Harvest Fishing, Animal Kororo and Mah-Jongg, highly anticipated Role-Playing Games Steal Princess, My World My Way and Avalon Code as well as the impressive Rygar: The Battle of Argus and Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga.
The 2009 line-up will also continue to be promoted under the 'Home of Japanese Games' campaign, which runs for the duration of the year.
Steal Princess (Nintendo DS, May 22nd 2009)
Accidentally triggering a booby trap which leaves Anise unconscious, the young thief awakens in the clutches of the King of Albyon. Mistaking Anise for Electronic Theatre Imagea descendent of the legendary Hero of Albyon, the king offers her an ultimatum: free the prince, who was captured by the ancient Demon King, or be convicted as a thief and locked away for life.
Steal Princess aims to break the mould as a Puzzle/Platformer hybrid by offering an intense single player campaign spread over more than 150 levels of increasing complexity. Once the player completes this mode they can then jump into the in-depth level creator, allowing them to determine the layout of the level and where monsters appear, place moving...
A team of researchers from the U.S., Switzerland and the Netherlands have found a way of bypassing the security of digital certificates provided by companies like Verisign. These digital certificates help transmit your credit card information on the Internet in a secure manner.
By using 200 PS3 systems linked together, researchers were able to do the math that helped them decrypt the MD5 hash that's used by Verisign. The researchers would be able to mimic online retail sites, potentially stealing tons of valuable information from consumers. It appears researchers want the hash to be replaced by a more potent one.