Notch’s first commercial release since Minecraft is… a title where gamers play as a horse. On some hills. Cliffhorse is currently available for free as an ‘early access’ release, though those who feel like contributing to the title’s development can do so by donating Dogecoins.
The title is only available for Windows at the moment.The game’s website notes that there is “no guarantee of future updates.”The developer said that 280,000 Dogecoins – or $60 – had been made from the release so far.Notch tweeted on Saturday that the title took a mere two hours to design in Unity.This is not the first game that Notch has worked on since Minecraft – he was previously developing a sci-fi title called 0X10c before it was cancelled. The developer’s previous commercial release, Minecraft, has gone on to be a blockbuster success. Two physical versions of the title have been released within the last year. So far in 2014, neither the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 editions have left the Top Ten.
A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The test — which requires that computers are indistinguishable from humans — is considered a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence, but academics have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime.
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Looking at photos of the Hollywood Sign in its early years is a little like seeing the Statue of Liberty with a third arm, or the Golden Gate Bridge with a second deck. The sign has become such an effective icon of Los Angeles that we assume its present configuration must conform to its Platonic ideal.
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NASA has unveiled “the most colorful view of the Universe” ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it’s “a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.”
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