Descent Underground Hits Steam Early Access

There were some games back in the 90s that stood out from the rest and we often talk about DOOM, Wolfenstein, Age of Empires, and all of Sid Meier’s creations as some of the cornerstones that created our current gaming worlds, but one game shouldn’t be forgotten and that is Descent. Descent took a new approach and moved 3D shooters into a new situation by adding two more directions that you could move in and gave us full 360-degree rotation in all directions.

That was back in 1995 and I personally spent many hours of my life back then playing just this game, so it’s a real joy to see a new Descent being launched on Steam’s Early Access program, Descent Underground. The game launched on the platform yesterday, 20 years after the original game, and to celebrate this there is 17% discount on the title until the 29th of October. Currently, the early access game can be had for €23.23 instead of the normal €27.99 price.

A true first person shooter deserves all six degrees of freedom. Fight through twisting tunnels & vast caverns where the concepts of up and down mean nothing and danger lurks around every corner. This is Descent: Underground!

We’re blasting the full-freedom shooter Descent into the 21st Century with next-generation gaming technology built on Unreal Engine 4!

Descent Underground is both a modernization of the original gameplay as well as a prequel to the already existing series. The original game mechanics are preserved and early testers confirm that it feels like the original game to play. That’s something that means everything when a classic is revived into the modern times. Arcade style combat and a tightly twisting map design should make for both an entertaining and challenging gameplay.

The new Descent Underground was also showcased in combination with an Oculus Rift, which should take a game like this to the next level and help a lot when you have to navigate and fight in all directions. Multiplayer and Single player storyline are both in the vision for this game, but remember that it’s still early access.

CERN Commemorate 20 Years Of The WWW.

CERN has been at the forefront of technology an innovation for decades and it was 20 years ago this week that they laid the foundations for the world wide web as we know it. CERN had a major part in devising the fundamental principles and rules the govern how the internet works and they even had the first ever website, but it was sadly lost and forgotten over time as technology moved forward.

As their way of celebrating the birth of the internet and of course the advancements that have been made that have turned the internet into one of the most important tools of the modern age, CERN has reinstated the worlds first ever website.

Originally launched back in 1991, the website played host to a very simple page that hosted just a few bits of text which explained the basics of the World Wide Web, by today’s standards there isn’t much to look at, but for those passionate about how the internet works, this an amazing way to track back how far the internet has developed in the past twenty years.

CERN has managed to recover a copy of the site from 1992, although they are endeavoring to find an even earlier copy, even better still they have managed to restore the original web address, so its literally back as is was all those years ago.

Now you might be thinking,” hey Peter! 1991 and 1992 were more than 20 years ago!” and you’re right, the internet is older than 20 years, but it was 20 years ago that CERN did the most important thing in the history of the internet, they unleashed the technology behind the WWW, royalty free and from that, the web we know today was born.

The start of the internet 1991 – 2013 and beyond!