Rockstar Games has launched a version of its crime drama L.A. Noire that will run on tablets and use touch-based controls.
The Touch Edition of the game, which will be available only through OnLive, is free to players who purchased a copy through the streaming game service.
The OnLive app is available on Google’s Android operating system, and tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom support the service.
For those who haven’t played L.A. Noire, the game features a World War II veteran who begins work as a Los Angeles Police Department detective. Players investigate crime scenes, interrogate witnesses and get involved in high-speed chases and firefights.
It will be interesting to see how touch controls are implemented into this game. It seems they could work very well during crime scene investigations, but I wonder how they’ll operate when embroiled in a shootout.
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“Think of the cameras from BioShock 1, but think of them walking around, moving and looking for you,” creative director Ken Levine says when describing The Boys of Silence, another enemy players can look forward to meeting in the first-person shooter BioShock Infinite.
Studio Irrational Games has more details on the character in the video posted above.
Players can approach the character in two ways: either by sneaking around him or tackling him head-on. However, if he does spot a player, he will sound off an alarm and call for reinforcements.
The video is part of a series introducing some of Infinite’s “Heavy Hitters,” which also include a Motorized Patriot and the Handyman.
The game launches Oct. 16 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the German Jewish physicist’s papers, is pulling never-before seen items from its climate-controlled safe, photographing them in high resolution and posting them on the Internet — offering the public a nuanced and fuller portrait of the man behind the scientific genius.
Only 900 manuscript images, and an incomplete catalog listing just half of the archive’s contents, had been posted online since 2003. Now, with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK, which previously helped digitize Isaac Newton‘s papers, all 80,000 items from the Einstein collection have been cataloged and enhanced with cross referencing technology.
The updated web portal, unveiled Monday, features the full inventory of the Einstein archives, publicizing for the first time the entirety of what’s inside the collection and giving scholars a
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Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. But she couldn’t see his private profile. She turned back and asked him to hand over his login information.
Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he didn’t want to work for a company that would seek such personal information. But as the job market steadily improves, other job candidates are confronting the same question from prospective employers, and some of them cannot afford to say no.
In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person’s social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around.
“It’s akin to requiring someone’s house keys,” said http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/usatoday-TechTopStories/~3/53l5JuoLs_Q/1