Asteroids 2.0 – now an MMO

April 11, 2012

Remember the days when you were sitting in front of your CRT TV playing with your Atari 2600 playing Asteroids by yourself? I do.

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Now that is all in the past as the new version of Asteroids here is a massively multiplayer online (mmo) game and instead of chasing asteroids you shoot other players from all over the world.

It’s a relatively simple arcade-style game in which you attempt to rack up as high a score as possible before running out of lives, and you can sign in with Twitter to put a name to your score.

@maniac13


UK Space Agency’s digital goof: Plans Asteroid avoidance using Yorkshire Fencing Company!?

September 21, 2010

It’s been in the news UK now has its very own Space Agency.It’s a serious business and cost 40 million pounds to set up and has 230 million in funds. So how will they prevent disaster and stop asteroids (or NEO’s)? Turns out a small Yorkshire fencing company is the solution (although they probably have no idea about it yet).

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http://www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk/Discovering-Space/Our-Solar-System/8037.aspx

The UK Space Agency links directly to the SPACEGUARD CENTRE that will save us all if there is a problem. (original page here).

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Welcome to Spaceguard, protector of the earth and asteroid attacks. Yep, they sell fences in Yorkshire…

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Obviously this is a mistake. Rather an amusing one though…
We think they probably meant to send people to this site http://www.spaceguarduk.com/ not this one http://www.spaceguard.co.uk/

Conclusion:
Digital Marketing Lesson #276: Always check your Hyperlinks 🙂