There were times we had to come out of bed middle in the night for emergency pickups and we were covered in dog poop after cleaning the shelter all day. There were times we couldn’t pay for the dogs medical treatment so we had to invest our own money, knowing we would never get it back but in the end no one regretted anything. I’m pretty sure that all of those people have the right to call themselves animal lovers..
The problem with these kind of debates, since they are short, is that we don diddle on facts. Mr. Fleischer, whom credibility is questionable on the matter, simply throws out the whole article without stating which part. We’re too used to EA offering up a version of Madden or FIFA each year with minimal changes and a new number on the cover, but NBA Live ’09 changes all of that by taking its title to heart and being the first sports game to feature live daily updates of its player database. The updates are taken directly from the same statistic tracking software used by NBA coaches and managers, called Dynamic DNA, so if a player on your favourite team known for faking left and moving right starts to mix up their fakes during the ’09 season, it’ll be represented in the game the very day it starts to make a difference.This is fantastic news for stat geeks and basketball addicts, though probably not the best news in the world if your favourite team is on a downward slide of proficiency across the season! If NBA Live ’09’s artificial intelligence lives up to its statistical background, it’s likely to offer the most realistic basketball yet.We have one caveat to note, however, before we all get too excited.The whole reason that EA have sold yearly updates of its titles has been, at least ostensibly, to update the roster for each new season. But if the game is already being updated from a live database daily, why would we need to buy a new version every year? I’m willing to bet good money the database stops being updated at the end of the ’09 season to force us all to buy the next iteration of NBA Live.
Darwin himself was inspired by the work of Humboldt, who might be the most important scientist that you’ve probably never heard of. In the early to mid 1800s, though, he might have been the most renowned researcher on the planet, a scientific mind of such esteem that Thomas Jefferson corresponded with him. Humboldt was the first to investigate the relationship between mean temperature and elevation, and came up with the concept of maps with isothermal lines that delineate areas with the same temperature at a given time.