The Brainstorm #3: Final Fantasy is Confusing

1 hour 41 mins - Published Sun, Sep 22, 2013 by Breki Tomasson and Teppo Tastic

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After damaging leaks, NSA begins search for civil liberties and privacy officer | The Verge
Last month amidst heightening controversy over government surveillance, President Obama pledged that the National Security Agency would soon hire a civil liberties and privacy officer. The NSA has…

US government tries to rebuild lost trust after NSA surveillance leaks | The Verge
After leaked documents began to reveal the scope of surveillance by the NSA, FBI, and other agencies, the Obama administration has strongly defended its policies. But it’s also trying to rebuild…

Spiegel: UK spy agency GCHQ hacked Belgian telecom, Snowden docs reveal – Boing Boing

INTP – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Keys 2 Cognition – Cognitive Processes
Social neuroscience using EEG and links to Jung’s model of cognitive processes to profile individuals for self-development.

Google Is Launching A Company That Hopes To Cure Death – Business Insider
Google is launching a new company with the…

Genentech – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi passes at 85 | Joystiq

Star Wars round-up: JJ Abrams on the tone, casting latest | Den of Geek
JJ Abrams chats about Star Wars, new casting rumours, and a trip to New Mexico in our latest Star Wars: Episode VII round-up…

David Oyelowo – IMDb
David Oyelowo, Actor: Jack Reacher. David Oyelowo (pronounced – “oh-yellow-oh”), a classically trained stage actor, has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and received the “Scholarship for Excellence” from Nicholas Hytner in 1998.

Michael B. Jordan – IMDb
Michael B. Jordan, Actor: Chronicle. Michael B. Jordan has starred in two of the most significant television dramas of the past decade. First, Michael received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the hard-shelled, softhearted young urbanite “Wallace” in HBO’s dramatic hit series “The Wire”. He then went on to star as the role of quarterback “Vince Howard” on “Friday Night Lights” (NBC).

Saoirse Ronan – IMDb
Saoirse Ronan, Actress: Atonement. Saoirse was born in New York City, New York, United States. Her father is Paul Ronan, an Irish actor, and her mother is Monica Ronan. When Saoirse was age 3, the family moved to Ireland. Saoirse grew up in County Carlow, Ireland. Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series, The Clinic.

Hanna [DVD]
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End of an Era: Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer to Part Ways | Variety

Final ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes Will Run Long; Relive Early Days With Cute Flash Game | /Film

The Big Lebowski (Special Edition) [DVD]
Amazon.co.uk – Buy The Big Lebowski (Special Edition) at a low price; free delivery on qualified orders. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used.

Final ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes Will Run Long; Relive Early Days With Cute Flash Game | /Film

‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Gets Progress Update | nerdbastards.com

Rumor du Jour: Schwarzenegger as ‘Avatar 2′ Villain? | nerdbastards.com

The Protein Bible: Part 1 – Introduction | Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hagiography – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm | Threat Level | Wired.com
Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an advisory to developer customers today noting that the algorithm is the default algorithm in one of its toolkits and strongly advises them to stop using the algorithm.

Patent trolls Lumen View: “Calling us patent trolls is a hate crime, now you owe us even more money” – Boing Boing

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tim Cook (tim_cook) on Twitter

BlackBerry to retreat from consumer market, lay off 4,500 employees | The Verge
As rumored earlier this week, BlackBerry is to lay off 4,500 employees, around 40 percent of its workforce, and retreat from the consumer market. The layoff news comes in an unexpected early…

BlackBerry Z10 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BlackBerry Z30 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ sets record by earning $1 billion in just three days | The Verge
It took 24 hours for the latest Grand Theft Auto to earn $800 million, making it the fastest-selling video game in the world. Today, publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that in three days the…

Twitter / gfkcharttrack: GTA V is officially UK’s biggest …

Here’s how to run an installed GTA 5 on your Xbox 360 without lag | Polygon
Digital Foundry has discovered a workaround to the Grand Theft Auto 5 bug that causes lag when the second disc is installed to an Xbox 360 console. The video above illustrates the problem: On the…

Clueless Gamer: Conan Reviews “Grand Theft Auto V” @ TeamCoco.com
VIDEO: CONAN Highlight: Conan drives the mean streets of Los Santos but is most concerned with trying to flirt at the strip club.

#42: The Holy Mountain | CSICON

Microsoft on Xbox One vertical orientation: Do it at your own risk – News at GameSpot
Microsoft told GameSpot today that the Xbox One won’t support vertical orientation due to the inclusion of a slot loading drive.

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Valve boss Gabe Newell on Linux in the living room, more info next week | Joystiq

RIFT China – Shanda Games finally announce closure of China server | MMO Culture
Just a few months after Shanda Games announced its determination to continue running RIFT China using the Pay-to-Play model and spending tens of millions on a

Warhammer Online to close December 18th | Massively

Diablo® III Auction House Update – Diablo III

Electronic Arts’ new CEO is Andrew Wilson | GamesIndustry International
Company hires from within as executive VP of EA Sports will fill vacant seat atop FIFA, Battlefield publisher

Card Hunter

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow expansion announced, available Nov. 12 | Joystiq

TGS 2013: Final Fantasy XIV Has Over a Million Players: Info and Relevant Screencaps from the Live Letter | DualShockers
During the first Letter from the Producer Live held at Tokyo Game Show, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Naoki Yoshida Gave some interesting information about the state of the …


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