邀请全美畅销军事小说作家「Jim DeFelice」参与本作剧作制作的本作除了收录系列前作的的各个机种外还将收录战斗直升机和战艇等各式新型航空武器，世界最强战斗直升机「AH-64D Apache Longbow」阿帕奇战斗直升机登场，玩家们可以驾驶这架拥有超高性能的战斗直升机进行时速高达250公里的高速飞行或是使用30mm机关炮或是对地飞弹、可连续发射的火箭弹等压倒性火力进行超近距离的连续大破坏。
Philadelphia lefthander Cliff Lee told WIP radio in Philadelphia last week that he chose the Phillies over the New York Yankees this offseason because "some of the Yankee guys are getting older."
Cover concept memo
I have a new book coming out next year - The Helios Conspiracy - which features the return of Andy Fisher. The publisher bravely asked for my thoughts . . .
TITLE: The Helios ConspiracyAUTHOR: Jim DeFeliceSYNOPSIS:Irreverent FBI special agent and serial coffee drinker Andy Fisher investigates the murder of his ex-girlfriend, and discovers a plot to destroy a rocket carrying an American solar energy gathering satellite into space. The energy system, once implemented, would solve American energy problems. There's also as much gratuitous sex as I could sneak in.SETTING: New Mexico, New York City, Silicone* Valley (*pun; get it?)LEAD Characters: Fisher, an iconic and ironic FBI agent. Beautiful dead woman. Beautiful undead woman scientist. Evil white guys and suspect geeks.If you do have a particular scene/artist in mind:Maybe something using the sun and naked women . . .
Apparently, a diet is a diet, even if you are Viktor Bout, accused of being an international arms trafficker.
After Mr. Bout appeared at a pretrial hearing in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Thursday, his wife and his new lawyer suggested that Mr. Bout was suffering miserably in federal custody — largely because he was not getting enough food to satisfy his vegetarian lifestyle.
Mr. Bout, 44, was extradited from Thailand in November and is being held in the maximum-security wing of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. His wife, Alla Bout, said he contracted tuberculosis while he was detained in Thailand — where he was arrested — before he was extradited and, as a result, required a very specific nutritional intake.
But then I read further in the story:
Ms. Bout, who is living in New York and visits her husband for three hours each Monday, said he awoke daily at 5 a.m. to exercise in his cell. The remainder of his day, she said, is spent in pursuit of language and culture. Mr. Bout studies foreign languages, like Farsi and Hindi, for several hours, routinely translating foreign texts; he has taken up drawing and produces artwork that Ms. Bout, a designer, said she critiqued. All the while, classical music echoes in Mr. Bout’s small cell.
Clearly society stands to gain from Mr. Bout's continued incarceration and self-improvement. I say give him all the broccoli he can eat.
(Original story here.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families.(Full AP story here.)