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Unfriend the word of the year

first_imgUnfriend is the word of the year 2009 according to the the New Oxford American Dictionary.This is the first internet-inspired term to receive the title. The Oxford University Press Blog defines the verb as “to remove someone as a friend on a social networking site such as Facebook.”“It has both currency and potential longevity,” says Christine Lindberg, Senior Lexicographer for Oxford’s US dictionary program. “Unfriend has real lex-appeal.”Other words considered for the title were hashtag, sexting, funemployed and deleb.Will Granger, first year Modern Languages student at St Hugh’s commented, “I have never heard anyone use the word ‘unfriend’ in ordinary conversation.”last_img read more

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New emulator lets you play any NES game in 3D

first_imgThe Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was a very successful piece of gaming hardware for Nintendo. Released in 1983, it was still available to buy until 2008 and over the course of its lifetime over 800 officially licensed games were released. Many gamers still play some of those titles today, be it on original hardware, a Retron 5, re-releases on other machines, or through an emulator.A new emulator has appeared on the scene recently that adds an unusual new feature: you can play NES games in 3D. The emulator is called 3DNes and it achieves the pseudo-3D effect by converting each 2D sprite in a game into a layered 3D object. The end result varies in how good it looks on a per game basis, but this gameplay video below gives you a good idea of how it works:One interesting side effect of converting all the sprites to 3D objects is that it allows for a first-person mode to be activated. Here’s Super Mario Bros. running with the player viewing the action from Mario’s perspective:The emulator should work with any NES game, although the test pool used consists of the most popular titles, including Dr. Mario, Legend of Ninja, Mega Man, Super Mario Brothers 3, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Contra, and Castlevania.If you’d like to try the emulator out for yourself just head on over to the website where it is hosted. It’s a little slow to load and you may get a script warning, which you must continue past, but it does work. And if development continues, this could be a NES emulator everyone wants to play their favorite game (in first-person mode) with.last_img read more

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