Wayne Gretzky's influence on ice hockey is unrivalled and he remains comfortably NHL's all-time leading points (goals and assists) scorer in history, with 2,857 – more than 900 clear of his closest challenger Jaromir Jagr. One of his finest accomplishments was becoming the first player to rack up 200 points in a single season during 1981-81, helping Edmonton Oilers to their first NHL title. He reached 200 with an assist early on against Calgary Flames, before adding another three points in that encounter. Gretzky finished the season with 212, 107 more than anyone else on the team. … [Read more...] about On this day in sport: Woods takes back top spot, Tyson leaves prison, Gretzky makes history
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And in today's game industry, being "constantly in the now" often means throwing out masses of current history without a thought. "I use FarmVille often as my go-to example of this because, like it or not, that game is historically significant and will be studied," gaming historian and Lost Levels creator Frank Cifaldi told Ars. "Keeping an offline game safe is pretty easy, but what do you do for FarmVille, a game that is constantly updated, to the point where Zynga manipulates it server-side? Do you try to take one daily snapshot of it? Is the FarmVille you can play right now actually FarmVille? What about the FarmVille that existed a month ago? What about the very first build of it? Is it even possible to preserve enough playable code to say that the entire experience that was FarmVille is safe?" … [Read more...] about The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever
The unfolding social, moral and cultural crisis could not be fully understood just by analyzing artistic style or scrutinizing a painting’s symbols. Those tools were necessary, but not enough. To a degree that hadn’t happened before, his study focused on the larger Sienese and Florentine experience. … [Read more...] about Column: Bubonic plague in Europe changed art history. Why coronavirus could do the same
Blink and you'll miss it. The 90s Pop Songs Bracket was at a full 64-team field just the other week and now it's down to the final eight teams. Gone are the massive favorites: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion and artists with multiple No. 1 hits. Still, regardless of seeding, the Elite 8 has plenty of powerhouse names remaining. The Notorious B.I.G., Coolio, Whitney Houston and TLC are just some of the artists still battling it out. … [Read more...] about 90s Pop Songs Bracket — Elite Eight: Which was the greatest No. 1 hit from back in the day?
The CD32 was released in Europe and in Canada, but Commodore was unable to sell it in the United States due to a legal injunction for non-payment of patent royalties to a company called Cad Track. This was an early example of a patent troll, as the patent was for using the simple Boolean XOR (exclusive OR) formula for displaying computer graphics. XOR is a fast way to overlap graphics non-destructively and was commonly used by GUIs to draw bounding boxes. Every other computer company simply paid Cad Track their royalties as a matter of course, but Commodore had defaulted on payments and had refused to pay the $10 million penalty ordered by a US judge. At this time Mehdi Ali was still taking home more than $2 million a year. … [Read more...] about A history of the Amiga, part 10: The downfall of Commodore