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A hunt is on in Prototype Tri-State after criminals stole a Tunisian Coffee truck and made a fake delivery to SZYM Towers.

The criminals used the beloved roastery as a cover and parked right next to the lower level exit for a quick getaway. They then proceeded to rob the Kan Salon and Tahda Mart and made their getaway.

“It was early morning,” said the guard at the front of the building, “and they knew exactly when I get my morning croissant. They timed it perfectly.”

Security cameras at the SZYM Towers captured images of the criminals throughout their escape.

“The Towers are covered by Gentek cameras (link),” said a spokesperson at the Prototype State Troopers, “and we think that Gentek has advanced software to clean up the long distance shot to give us a look at who these perpetrators are.”

The car was seen entering the Northbrook forest, where police found the stolen car near the private residence of тσηε sнιℓσvα. They believe the criminals may be still in the forest.

“They took advantage of everybody’s love of Tunisian,” a Trooper told us, “but we’ll catch’em. We’re going to take out our new Scout (link) for some backwoods huntin’!”

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Feral Marine, the largest of the Feral companies, has won another competitive bid, this time from the SLMC. Feral will now be supplying the military elite group with their RB-L and the Prowler (link), and has options for the new Lynx when it finishes testing.

“We’re excited about this partnership,” said a spokesperson, “Feral has a strong presence in the rescue and interdiction boat market, and is battle tested. We look forward to doing more together.”

From the press release – interested parties should join the Drivers of SL group:
Stunt Drive Week 2 -SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY 5PM SLT LAUNCH!

GRAB A BOAT AND A CAR, OR A BOAT THAT IS A CAR! You’ll have some water and road to chew through this time.

Consider getting ready at 4:30pm, because at 5pm we let loose the Sea Dogs of Warf!

Be ready to have your Drivers of SL HUDs READY for prizes sponsored by Raimondo Harbor and Feral Marine!

Rides to be concluded by party and tunes by Bull Hui himself!!


WN has learned that the prize for this event is substantial – a beautiful prize from Feral Marine!

In space (read SciFi), there are titans of industry. Names like BBI, Isil, Quandry, Greeble, and one of the most intriguing, Stellar Systems.

Though they have closed one of their locations – the not so secret lab and building space – the company has provided nearly every device our own Silas Moone has used, and so he joined us today to show just how innovative the company is.

Hey readers! Silas here with a heartfelt appeal to space travelers to consider Stellar Systems (link to store). We are talking about the company that I owe my life to, after all.

When not bashing my EV helmet (oh, it looks like another pun there, insiders!), I’m constantly out cruising the spaceways in Stellar gear (link). Whether it’s flying super low prim and well crafted ships like the Gremlin, or dodging automated missiles from Stellar, I’m out there every day seeing the products in action.

After an unfortunate altercation with a Araxian princess – how was I to know that symbol meant ‘female?’ – I even did a stint mining asteroids in the Outlying Quadrants. Again, all Stellar gear, and it never failed me, even when I got sandwiched between two asteroids. Kudos to Amun Ra.

Not sold yet? Consider this – Stellar creates an entire ecosystem for you to use, from getting what you need from asteroids to powering your high power turrets to keep away nosy little things like me. The products were designed to work with environmental elements from QI (link)(link to store), and when everything’s done you’ve got an action based world that takes you from food and power right into combat.

Speaking of combat, do you know the weird vampire bats on Araxis? Yeah, Stellar weapons will keep those things away too. Go check out what’s available at their store in Insilico – it has more than you will see at the Marketplace, and you can rez out a sample of their cool products.

Gentek, the premier infrastructure and elevator company has improved their gold standard Condor Elevator with the new Delta Elevator, and architects are beside themselves with joy.

“The Condor was awesome – the Delta is just – wow,” said one architect we met at the showroom in Prototype (link at right under Big 7). “So many features, so streamlined, small land impact… wow!”

On top of a low prim, high end product, the new system has a new product from NBS incorporated in it, the KeyRing access list service (link to NBS info). The list of features that the new system has is too long to publish here, so shoppers are encouraged to see the Marketplace listing (link), the product support page (link), or check them out in person at Prototype Gardens (link at right).

The elevator system was masterminded by Nelson Jenkins (Gentek) and supported by NTBI heavies like Lyte Rae and Will Szymborska. Follow the above links to see the product in action.

Analyse Dean is one of the most charming people you will ever meet. Generous, creative, fun loving, and with a personality that can make a puppy feel inadequately cute, she is also a major player in industry.

Though her humility would not let her admit it, she has had a hand in shaping how we travel on the water, and anyone who has crossed anything bigger than a lake is familiar with her work. She’s a passionate sailor, and her craft are among the best in the world. Analyse is the mastermind behind Bandit Boats (BANBO), Boss Craft, and has been known to help other creators as well. She works with Mesh Shop regularly, and the symbiotic partnership at Dutch Harbor (link at right, under Big 7) has brought the island port to fame. In fact she has had a hand in the buildings, tunnels, layout, and culture of Dutch Harbor, making it a destination unto itself as well as a shopping paradise.

For this piece Analyse invited us to the secret lab – a sandbox full of fascinating projects that are likely to get boat lovers excited. A warning to those shoppers who are faint of heart – not all projects are as ready as they look.

Analyse was dressed for summer next to a soon to be released craft when we met. We were so overwhelmed by the sight – 180 degrees of boats and amazing buildings. “How can you keep all these projects from blurring? I made blueberry pancakes the other day, and somehow got the bacon in the middle… It’s staggering how much is going on here.”
Analyse: Hehehe, yeah, I know. And this is maybe half my projects, the other half isnt even rezzed.
“Many look like they are ready to go…”
Analyse: Well, thats relative, most of it is still pretty raw, I’d say most are at 30 to 50%, meaning it needs all the details sorted, maps sorted, all the code, all the animations, etc.
We grinned. “I guess I see lawn chairs and just assume.”
Analyse: We can do stuff quickly if needed, we had an emergency build for the SL15B, we did an entire boat in two hours 🙂
We nearly fell off the dock with shock. “2 hours… that’s like a pizza…”
Analyse: It was fun, we even built a little game around it.
“What’s next in the line up?”
Analyse: We are standing next to it, the new Bandit 50, fully BOSS3. It’s more fun to sail than its cruiser looks will make you expect, it will be a lively boat.

We chatted for a while longer until breaking news pulled us away, but we learned something else about Analyse. In her and her projects, there’s a lot more than what you see. And what you see is beautiful.

Reader game: Can you count how many projects are in the picture? Answers are after the jump!

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