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Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and others scramble for new top-level domains like .app, .xbox, and .book
.app is one of the most contested top-level domains, with 13 applicants including Google and Amazon. Microsoft has applied for a total of 11 domain names, including .Xbox, .Hotmail, and .Windows. Apple appears to have only applied for one, just .Apple, and Google has applied for over 100 domain names including: .Android, .Dog, and .Blog.
We already knew some applications: Google announced recently it had applied for .docs, .youtube, and .lol, and British non-profit Nominet has applied for .cymru and .wales. Organizations will have to pay a minimum of $25,000 per year to keep the domain, and not all applications will succeed. 231 domain names have more than one application, and 731 applications overlap.
Applications will be dealt with 500 at a time, and more than 1,000 could be live within a year. The first of the new top-level domains will go live in the first quarter of 2013. ICANN says “this is a historic day for the internet and for the more than 2 million people that depend on it, because the internet is about to change, forever.”
The next decade could see a huge shift in the way armed drones and their human controllers interact, with potentially profound effects on future battlefields. At the heart of this change: two-way voice controls for autonomous systems, just like your iPhone’s Siri app. Also, vibrating controls like an Xbox controller. A drone operator could literally talk to a drone and the drone could talk right back, and also alert its human operator with a sensation similar to touch.
We can confirm that in just a few weeks Sim City is coming to Facebook in a few weeks.
The Canadian developer, Electronic Arts and game studio, Maxis joined forces to work on a version of the game Sim Cityintended for the social network Facebook .
In which users of the popular social network can enjoy this great title focuses on the creation, management and evolution of cities. For now, the project is in closed beta stage and is expected to be presented to the public soon.
Multiple European retailers have listed Diablo 3 for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, suggesting that a console port of last month’s hit dungeon-exploring RPG could well be on its way.
Redcoon also lists the game for release this year.
Blizzard confirmed that it had a team developing a console port of Diablo 3 in October last year.
An official announcement of a console release, however, has never been made.
Could an official announcement of a console port be planned for E3?
Electronic Arts is tonight at 22:00 showing the multiplayer mode of Medal of Honor:Warfighter and will publish a suitable trailer to it.
Electronic Arts will today host its E3 press conference and show a lot of their games. Among them is the first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter. EA unveil the publisher’s multiplayer mode. This will be done using a new video or trailer, so be excited about it.
In online mode, enter all sorts of special forces against each other, including the U.S. Delta Force, the British SAS or the German KSK. Medal of Honor: Warfighter will appear on 25 October 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC . Medal of Honor:Warfighter will use Frostbite engine by DICE 2.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has ended Max Payne 3‘s reign at the top of the PS3 chart. Rockstar’s stylish shooter drops to second, above FIFA 12 which climbs a massive six places to third. Elsewhere, DiRT Showdown falls four places to eight, below FIFA Street and Sniper Elite V2.
The top ten in full:
1. (2) Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft))
2. (1) Max Payne 3 (Rockstar
3. (9) FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts)
4. (3) Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom)
5. (5) Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
6. (7) Sniper Elite V2 (505 Games)
7. (6) FIFA Street (Electronic Arts)
8. (4) DiRT Showdown (Codemasters)
9. (10) Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
10. (8) Prototype 2 (Activision)
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2012 UKIE Ltd.
Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream’s next game, which is expected to be revealed at Sony’s E3 2012 press conference later today, is said to be called “Beyond”.
According to the site “MCV” the game will be narrative driven and use motion-captured actors. A well know Paris games studio has hired a well-know actor and actress that will provide voice work on the next game.
The Russian bank Promsvyazbank announced that from June 4th to launch a credit card and a debit card, with different characters and it will give a 10% discount on all branded Angry Birds products for anyone who has it, said the Huffington Post.