>In 1989, seven years after defeating the Master Control Program, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), the innovative software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), who became ENCOM’s controlling shareholder after his father’s disappearance, takes little interest in the company besides an annual practical joke on the board of directors. Sam is visited by his father’s friend and ENCOM executive Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), who urges Sam to investigate a mysterious page originating from Flynn’s old arcade, which was disconnected for twenty years. While exploring the shuttered arcade, Sam discovers a concealed computer laboratory and unintentionally transports himself to the Grid, a virtual world inside the computer.
Ubisoft has just rounded off its E3 press conference with the announcement of Watch Dogs, a cyberpunk third-person action game which focuses on controlling connected networks and personal data. The reveal resulted in whoops and cheers, along with a standing ovation and a worldwide trending on Twitter.
The game focuses on a chap called Aiden Pearce, who goes hunting for one Joseph Demarco in a crowded city nightclub. To muscle his way in, he uses technological weapons rather than traditional firearms – signal jammers to knacker metal detectors, traffic signal blockers to cause traffic jams in the street, and social networking scanners to read personal data from NPCs.
“The first goal is an uncensorable internet in space,” hacking activity Nick Farr, who initially began soliciting financial support for what has been dubbed the Hackerspace Global Grid, in August, told Meyer on Friday. “Let’s take the internet out of the control of terrestrial entities… [The hacker] community can put humanity back in space in a meaningful way.”
Meyer reports that while some hobbyists have managed to successfully place small satellites into orbit for short periods of time, but that tracking them have proved difficult due to budget constraints.