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Tracing Threads: The Making Of Tunic

Tunic started with a difficult choice for lead developer Andrew Shouldice: stay at his stable job or take the plunge and quit to work full-time on his budding game idea. In 2015, Shouldice closed his eyes and jumped. However, when asked why he made that decision, he initially hesitates.  “Why …

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Making Mario: A Look Back At The First 30 Years

Thirty years ago, a small team based in Kyoto, Japan, came together to create a new kind of action game. Drawing inspiration from prior projects, that team released Super Mario Bros. in 1985 – a title that would go on to help console gaming step back from the brink of …

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Beyond fossil carbon? Green electricity is opening doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

Uncovering Costs, Risks, and Opportunities—NREL researchers, including scientist Zhe Huang (pictured), are analyzing the technical and economic potential of electrifying—and decarbonizing—fuel and chemical production. Credit: Werner Slocum, NREL Petroleum, coal, and natural gas are not the only starting points for making fuels and chemicals. In fact, growing supplies of renewable …

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Microsoft Is Officially Done Making Xbox One Consoles

Microsoft has revealed that it is no longer producing new Xbox One consoles.  That includes the original Xbox One console, Xbox One S (and its All-Digital edition), and Xbox One X. This isn’t anything new for the tech giant, though – it actually stopped manufacturing the Xbox One X and …

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Aiming for Atoms: The Art of Making Chips Smaller

In the world of computer chips, bigger numbers are often better. More cores, higher GHz, greater FLOPs, all desired by engineers and users alike. But there is one measure in semiconductors that’s hot right now, and the smaller, the better. Enter semiconductor manufacturing and the technology node (a.k.a. the process …

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