Go read this history of the SimCity studio’s forgotten business games division

Go read this history of the SimCity studio’s forgotten business games division

Popular “simulation games” like SimCity aren’t literally training players to run something like a city. But what would happen if they did? In the 1990s, SimCity studio Maxis tried to find out. In an exhaustively researched essay at The Obscuritory, librarian and writer Phil Salvador recounts the fascinating history of Maxis Business Simulations — a … Read more

Belgian rail tests sensors to keep workers apart during COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sports events around the world

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s railways are testing smart cameras with sensors to ensure its workers wear masks and maintain their distance to stop the spread of the coronavirus. From next week, so-called intelligent cameras will be installed in five strategic points in the offices of Belgian rail infrastructure operator Infrabel, where technicians would normally come … Read more

Out of the house: Democrat Biden makes first campaign stop in weeks

Out of the house: Biden makes first public campaign stop in weeks

NEW CASTLE, Delaware (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his first campaign trip outside his Delaware home since quarantining himself due to the coronavirus pandemic 10 weeks ago, visiting a nearby veteran’s memorial to mark the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden arrives … Read more

French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere

French billionaires raise stakes in defence of publisher Lagardere

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s business elite closed ranks around publishing group Lagardere (LAGA.PA) on Monday with LVMH’s Bernard Arnault and Vivendi’s (VIV.PA) Vincent Bollore swooping in to bolster its defences against London-based hedge fund Amber Capital. FILE PHOTO: Bernard Arnault, Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, attends the company’s shareholders meeting … Read more

Studio Ghibli movies will find their widest audience ever in HBO Max

Studio Ghibli movies will find their widest audience ever in HBO Max

2020 is a banner year for Japan’s beloved Studio Ghibli, the production house behind some of the world’s most respected and beloved animated films. Founded in 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producers Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Ghibli has produced many of Japan’s top box-office earners of all time. It’s earned … Read more

Did You Know Munmun Dutta Aka Babita From Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Had Once Featured In A Commercial With Shah Rukh Khan? (Watch Video)

Did You Know Munmun Dutta Aka Babita From Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Had Once Featured In A Commercial With Shah Rukh Khan? (Watch Video)

Munmun Dutta, Shah Rukh Khan (Photo Credits: YouTube) Television actress Munmun Dutta hardly needs any introduction. While she made her small screen debut with Zee TV’s serial Hum Sab Baraati (2004), but it’s her stint on Sab TV’s popular sitcom, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah which made her a household name. In the same Hindi serial, … Read more