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Ika Heavy Industries has been making a name for itself with a number of new vehicles, and seems to be pulling ahead of your average traffic.

“They’ve got some beauts,” said a rep for Burns Chamber of Commerce and car aficionado. “The new type 200 has some great features and the Type 392 is a real muscle car.”

IHI can be found in the Marketplace (link) and in Burns (link).

A recent white paper from the Waterbank Business Association has made an argument for manufacturers to release vehicle prototypes earlier, sparking concern from several safety groups.

“If manufacturers only look at the numbers they lose out on something we at the WBA call ‘owner psychology,'” explained WBA President Sketch Sun. “The production cycle in many products is so long that customers that are excited about a product actually can lose interest in the product before its release. Couple that with competition and the manufacturer may see lower sales. Early releases pay less, but ensure that interest is kept and a positive cash flow is established. It is difficult to quantify hard numbers for this kind of situation, but we have some examples. The very successful Motor Lux, for example, was a desirable boat long before release, and never saw the sales it might have if it had been put out for early release. Today companies like Feral Marine have half a dozen ships in dry dock that might fit this kind of profile – very interesting, useful, and in early testing.”

Safety groups like FAD (Fathers Against Dilapidation) say that early releases put unsafe vehicles into the public, and have lambasted the WBA white paper as ‘humbug.’

The East River Community is growing again, and now has a data center to help modernize it.

Stable Data, a data center created by Elisha Paklena and her “adorably cantankerous minions,” sits alongside the new ERC Civic Center.

“This is one of several major enhancements to the area,” said WBA President Sketch Sun. “Now East River doesn’t look up to the clouds – they live in one.”

The armored car service SetGol was seen delivering something to ERIA last week, and airport personnel are still talking about it.

“We never get deliveries like that,” said one baggage handler. “Unless there’s something really big. I think it’s like some super-secret weapon design from Feral.”

“He always thinks that,” said his coworker. “It’s probably just some big diamond.”

“Why don’t you get me some big diamond,” the woman next to the coworker said. “We’ve been going out for fifteen years and the last thing you got me was a soda!”

Businesses are flocking to Glenbrook, and Prototype insiders are saying it has a lot to do with the “Northbridge Crew,” a subgroup in the NTBI corporation.

“Glenbrook would be nothing without Northbridge,” a Hakuso Investment manager told us. “If you didn’t have heavy hitters like Will Szymborska or Nelson Jenkins in Northbridge laying down the infrastructure, Glenbrook’d be a logging town of 3.”

Businesses like Tunisian Coffee, Sunnydale Sauces, and Grace Construction are the latest to rent out space in the Prototype metro, and the WBA thinks it’s just the beginning.

“It’s just the beginning,” they told us.

Visitors and businesses can follow the Big Seven links at right to see Northbridge or Glenbrook. —–>

An admitted sand and catnip smuggler came into the Archerfield Waterbank News office (link) with a candid account of his dealings and a new business announcement. Smuggler X (his real name is a different letter) told us that he was responsible for several beaches worth of sand in the Blake Sea and even more “dangerous vices” in East River. He said that an aggressive ERPA has chased him into new markets and he is looking at the Greater Tulagi Area.

“I can’t think of a better place for a new business than Tulagi. It has plenty of airfields and the combat here means that everyone here needs something.”

The smuggler also said that he would announce something soon, right at Archerfield. “I’ve logged in enough hours in ZSK planes to think of it like home.”

GentekTelecomA Gentek Telecom technician responds to a call that a NBS tech normally would in Prototype.

In a week where prices of NBS stock rise and fall faster than the market can reflect it, rumors are circulating that Gentek Telecom may be making a play for dominance. The two companies have had a fruitful partnership, but leaders of the two companies are fighting over boardroom space, according to insiders.