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First ‘Flying Cars’ And Drone Airport In The World To Open In The UK Later This Year

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A pop-up urban airport which will showcase so-called “flying cars” and also drones is to be opened in Coventry, with government support for programs that tackle road congestion and pollution. As shown by slick computer-generated marketing imagery, the zero-emission hub, called Air One, will be located close to the Ricoh Arena in the north of the city.

Developed by Urban AirPort, a London-based infrastructure-as-a-service company, the hub is designed to demonstrate how so-called “flying cars” and cargo drones will integrate with the infrastructure they will need to be used in urban environments.

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Despite being popularly referred to as “flying cars”, EVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) vehicles are basically electric helicopters, not cars that will be driven on roads and then also flown. The lightweight vehicles could potentially be used to taxi people between skyscraper rooftops, or – as Urban AirPort designs show – from landing hubs on the River Thames to elsewhere in London.

Air One is one of three modular infrastructure designs – alongside Ground One and Water One, which go on land and water respectively – that would allow various flying vehicles to dock and land. The idea is to demonstrate how future air taxis and cargo drones will integrate with infrastructure that can be installed at multiple points around a city.

It provides space for charging, for take-off, and for landing – with the take-off platform being elevated high enough from the ground to reduce noise levels, something which poses a number of regulatory hurdles for traditional heliports. Among the devices to be trialed in Coventry will be large cargo drones developed by Malloy Aeronautics, a British technology company, although there will not be any passenger flights.

Sources: Proactive

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(Video) ‘Militsioner’, A Delightfully Strange Immersive Simulator Game

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Have you ever thought of escaping a city? What about trying to escape a city guard by a GIANT policeman? And everyone thinks you’re a criminal. This is the concept of Militsioner, a strange yet delightful immersive simulator from Russian indie developer, TallBoys.

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The newly released gameplay trailer demonstrates the game voice mechanics and the world of the game. It is painted with a communist dystopian atmosphere with a pair of giant eyes of the policeman watching you. The voice mechanics enable you to communicate with the giant sentinel and provoke him if you’re ready to face his wrath.

The city seems explorable and you can talk to the NPC with the same voice mechanics and they all seem hostile to your existence. The hostility means leaving the town discreetly would be a challenge since the townsfolk would threaten to call the authorities at the sight of you. The crime that you have been accused of is unknown.

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The developers are polishing the voice system to ensure it to be as natural as possible. The Player’s response will affect the environment and the NPC’s reaction.

“In order for the policeman and the environment to understand the player correctly, we are working on a system that will correctly process the player’s responses based on the context,” a developer from TallBoys says. “It is important that it does not make stupid mistakes or create obstacles, as the answers will influence the mood and attitude of the Militsioner towards the player.”

For those who prefer more discreet gameplay, the developers are looking at the alternative text input or even dialog system.

The game is still in development and has yet to determine a release date. However, it has already gained interest due to its intriguing concept and fascinating ideology.

Source: IGNSteam, TallBoys

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Food Review: ‘Garrett Popcorn’, Popcorn With One of A Kind Taste

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If you are the kind of person who loves to eat popcorn, or for those of you who are looking for or wanted to try something different in this snack. Then, you should definitely try this Garrett Popcorn. Garrett Popcorn is a shop that cooks its popcorn in small batches throughout each day. They are cooked every day to maintain their freshness.

Each recipe is made with simple ingredients and never with preservatives. Garrett Popcorn has the best popcorn and also very suitable to be used as a snack while watching tv or to be taken during a picnic or even road trip. So far, this Garrett Popcorn outlet is located at Suria KLCC, Pavillion, Mid Valley, One Utama, and KLIA2 only.

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For the size of the packaging, there are Small, Medium, Large, and also Jumbo. There are also available in the form of cans. The shop has been producing a lot of popcorn flavors that are very unique and also delicious. These are the top 5 of the best-selling popcorn from Garrett Popcorn:

1) Caramel Crisp

It is rich with butter notes, sweet brown sugar and a crème Brulee crunch combine for a sweet sensation that is as sophisticated as it is irresistible.

2) Cheese Corn

It is full of the taste of cheddar cheese mixed with gourmet popcorn.

3) Buttery

It is crispy, creamy, and also has the classic taste of popcorn. Full of savory, buttery, and also have a taste of pure popcorn pleasure.

4) Almond Caramel Crisp

It has the addition of roasted almond to the delicious Caramel Crisp. It will be such an indulgence that you can’t resist.

5) Cashew Caramel Crisp

This popcorn is added with freshly roasted cashews to the Caramel Crisp for an amazing snack sensation.

Picture: Garrett Popcorn

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(Video) ‘Deathloop’, A Time Heist Spy Game With James Bond-Style Theme Song

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The latest release by Sony, Deathloop released a new trailer today. Set on the fictional island of Blackreef, the sequence shows the main character, Colt – an assassin stuck in a time loop where to escape, he must eliminate eight people.

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This new collaboration by Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios thrilled fans. Both companies collaborated in the critically-acclaimed Dishonored series and 2017’s Prey. The in-game art design is reminiscent of that in Dishonored while also displaying some of the fan-favorite mechanics in the game. Prey clearly inspires the sci-fi elements in Deathloop with a retro mix. However, unlike the previous two games from Arkane, Deathloop seems to be more colorful and vibrant in visuals.

The song accompanying the trailer is by artist, FJØRA. Appropriately named ‘Déjà Vu’, the Bond-vibe song matched the editing and gameplay sequence in the trailer perfectly.

Audio Director, Michel Tremouiller is responsible for the ear candy players will experience as they play.

“Along with the different visual influences in each district, we wanted to ensure players would hear different things between the different regions of the island.”-  Audio Director Michel Tremouiller.

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Also like the previous games, the gameplay is about finding a different path in the environment. This is the part in both Dishonored and Prey that gives it a high-replay ability value.

The trailer shows Colt with stealth abilities like invisibility, crouching, and knife. The fancy environment design also helps to contribute to stealth gaming. But that doesn’t mean combat isn’t an option. It seems that Colt will be provided with powers and weapons enabling different methods in approaching an objective.

To the newly initiated, it is recommended to play Dishonored and Prey to get some idea of the studio’s style.

Another new concept by the studios is the option for multiplayer. Players could also choose to play as Julianna and look into her perspective in the game.

Whatever it is, fans of the first-person shooters will be excited for this addition alongside Resident Evil: Village and Far Cry 6.

It is now available for pre-order on PS5. The game will officially release on PS5 and PC on May 21, 2021.

Source: IGN, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, Play Station

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