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A Brief History On May 16, 1960, a scientist at Hughes Research Laboratories in California, Theodore Maiman, operated the world’s first optical laser, a red (ruby) coherent light beam. We have published 2 articles about lasers (“November 14, 1967: The LASER is Patented” and “March 22, 1960: When Were Lasers Invented?”) and another article titled “Things That Did Not Exist (Or Were Different) on July 1, 1957” and today we list another 10 things that were not around when this author was born. (January 1957.) Digging Deeper 1. Video Games. Although rudimentary efforts to construct some sort of electronic video…

A Brief History Steam Early Access is an early access release platform by Valve Corporation where users can purchase in-development video games and play unfinished versions of the game while it is being developed. The initiative launched with 12 titles on March 20, 2013.1 Digging Deeper Cancelled Early Access Games Game Developer Early Access date Early Access Price Cancel Confirm date Nosgoth2,3 Psyonix January 21, 2015 Free to Play April 8, 20164 Patterns5, 6 Linden Lab March 20, 2013 October 10, 20147 Under the Ocean Near Enough Games March 20, 2013 The Dead Linger Sandswept Studios October 31, 2012 November 12, 2015 Unreleased Early Access Games…

A Brief History Pulse rifle and pulse pistol are often used to mean a raygun. Digging Deeper The terms refer to various science fiction weapons: M41A “Pulse Rifle”, an assault rifle in the motion picture Aliens that uses 10 mm caseless ammunition and is fitted with a pump-action grenade launcher.  In the film’s original script, however, it was described as a plasma weapon.1 This weapon, slightly modified, was also used in the Archer episode “Space Race” from Season 3. Phased plasma rifle as described by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in The Terminator. The pulse rifle and pulse pistol are the primary weapons used by the United Earth Oceans Organization and others on the television series seaQuest DSV.2 Pulse rifles and “pulsers”…

A Brief History On April 1, 2015, Ashland’s Hidden Realms opened for business.  The store started out of a desire to give people that love Retro games and anime a place to buy affordable and hard to find items in a brick and mortar store.  With the hope to provide a welcoming atmosphere, something other than the internet, the workers of Hidden Realms still do their best to uphold that idea today. Digging Deeper The store has an extensive inventory of everything from comic books to video games for sale as seen in the photo slide show below. Nevertheless, the…

A Brief History Below is the complete roster for the hit video game EA Sports UFC 2 (2016) as the roster originally appeared on Wikipedia prior to its removal by electronic book burners.  It is reproduced here per the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License. Digging Deeper Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez Junior dos Santos Stipe Miocic Mike Tyson[LHW] DLC Bas Rutten[LHW] DLC Alistair Overeem Andrei Arlovski Travis Browne Ben Rothwell Josh Barnett Mark Hunt Roy Nelson Mirko Cro Cop Mark Coleman Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Antonio Silva Derrick Lewis Frank Mir Stefan Struve Ruslan Magomedov Matt Mitrione Jared Rosholt Todd Duffee Pat Barry Gabriel Gonzaga Shawn…

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