By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's how-does-it-feel-to-be-a-robot department
cold fjord writes "Phys.org reports, "Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology (PDF), Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical copies of a single cell differentiate, for example, into an organism with arms and legs, a head and tail. Now, 60 years after Turing's death, researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing's theory in cell-like structures. The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, March 10.""Read Replies (0)
By Pedro Cortes from Japanator
The episode title Meijin vs Meijin confused me. I mean, at this point the only Meijin is Yuuki. I was thinking that there’d be a dark horse that would ride on in and take over at this point. The preview showed a young-looking guy, so maybe it was a former candidate for the title of Meijin.
Well, I was half right. Being the kind of show that it is, Gundam Build Fighters
had to throw in a complication in the form of an old trope. Hit the jump to see how this strapping British lad fits into the story about plastic models and the wackos that pilot them.Read more...Read Replies (0)
By Brad Rice from Japanator
If you're a fan of the PS Vita release of Zero Escape: Zero's Last Reward
, then get yourself ready for the release of 999: The Novel
. The original game in the Zero Escape
series is hitting iOS devices on March 17th. If you never got the chance to play 999
on the Nintendo DS when it dropped in 2010, now's your chance to play it in an easily-accessible format.
Never played a Zero Escape
game? They're a bunch of fun, if you're a fan of the visual novel category. You play as part of a group that's been trapped in a room with a bracelet attached to their arm, stuck in a sort of prisoner's dilemma
game. You end up playing through a number of different paths, and filling in all the holes for the mystery is addicting.
Our sister site Destructoid loved the game
when it was originally released, and one can argue that iOS devices are better suited for a touch-based game. The game will be available for $4.99 on the App Store.Read Replies (0)
By Tim Sheehy from Japanator
I admit that I never finished Final Fantasy X
-- I made it about half-way through before I ultimately gave up on the series, and its been a regret. While both entries are relatively beloved by fans, neither Final Fantasy X
ever managed to tug on my heart strings quite like its predecessors. On the other hand, I know many people who fell in love with the tragic love story of Tidus and Yuna, and can't wait to experience it again in all its HD glory. It's for that reason that I've decided to give the series another shot when Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
releases this later this month.
I'm curious to see how many of you are also looking forward to picking up a copy. I know it's not Final Fantasy VII
, but I'm sure there has to be some of you dying to get your hands on it -- especially with the 20+ hours of new gameplay added in. Maybe you can tell me in the comments what you liked most about the originals, or perhaps what they meant to you. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 hits stores on March 18th.Read Replies (0)
By Dae Lee from Japanator
About a month from now, the West will be graced with their first introduction to the quirky Conception
series with Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
by Spike Chunsoft. Here we have a video highlighting one of the heroines from the game: Torri. The art is stylish, imbued with neon and saturated colors -- not surprising considering Spike Chunsoft was behind Danganronpa
I have to admit, the game's premise took a while for me to understand. Yes, it's a dating simulation with an RPG built into it, and YES, you are "conceiving" dolls that pick up special traits from you and your partner, but seeing how it's a creation made by holding hands and good thoughts, it's rather innocuous isn't it? Well I mean, besides Torri's sultry tone of voice when she says she's looking forward to "classmating" with you. Don't look too deeply into it.Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
is coming out on April 15, 2014 for the Vita and 3DS.Read Replies (0)
By Brad Rice from Japanator
Get your Gear on, because we've got two new Attack on Titan
spinoffs hitting shelves this week. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
and Junior High
will both test the market and see just how hungry everyone is for this blockbuster series. If it sells well, that bodes very well for the manga market.
On the anime side, pick up the two parts of Psycho Pass
if the special edition box set was too rich for your blood. Also worth noting is the release of Accel World
's second half and season 5 of Digimon
Check out the full list after the jump, and let us know what you're getting!Read more...Read Replies (0)