Nominations are now open for the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20th, 2013. This year’s show, sponsored by Future Shop, will once again celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian videogame industry. Developers, publishers and industry leaders from across Canada will gather in beautiful Vancouver to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2012.
Emblematic character of the video games universe, Duke Nukem still exists as proven by the developers at 3d Realms, which offer the first video of Duke Nukem Forever in ages, announced for the first time more than 10 years ago, in January 1997.
The development of this first person shooter took joke dimensions in the industry. Several players are pessimist in relation with it, believing quite simply that it will never be completed. A spark of hope was born following the creation of Prey, a similar FPS from a design standpoint also developed by 3d Realms and launched in 2006. The video (teaser), true surprise of Christmas that no one had envisaged, shows hero in his usual form without revealing actual gameplay sequences. It has a little more than one minute in length and shows Duke and some of its enemies of which the traditional pig-police force. It is known that Duke Nukem Forever is based on the graphic engine called Unreal Engine 2 modified heavily. It looks very close to Doom III now. After all these years, one expected better, but let’s wait to see the gameplay before judging. Here it video.
To prepare for summer projects to do on rainy days, with kids or not, take a look at the TeRK robot kit project. TeRK, which stands for Telepresence Robot Kit, aims to make educational robotics fun, affordable, and accessible by helping people make robots from parts easily found or bought and using “recipes” or instructions found on their web site. These simple robots, once built and turned on, will automatically search for a wireless network and connect to the Internet. Drive the robot around with a web browser and Internet connection and control your robot from anywhere. The software provided is free for use with the TeRK robots, and is open-source so you can modify it or write your own programs and share your project with the TeRK community.