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Sinistar: Unleashed is a 1999 action space shooter video game for Microsoft Windows. It was designed by Marc Michalik and Walter Wright and developed at GameFX, a small studio composed of former members of Looking Glass Studios. Originally titled Out of the Void, the project at first had no relationship to Sinistar, which was released by Williams in 1982. After licensing the franchise from Midway Games, GameFX developed the game as a sequel. The player's goal in both installments is to use starships, weapons and power-ups to destroy the Sinistar, a large bio-mechanical machine. Unlike its predecessor, the sequel has full three-dimensional graphics and gameplay. Sinistar: Unleashed got a mixed reception when released: some critics lauded its graphics and new features, and several journalists felt that it stayed true to the feel of the original game, but other critics faulted the boss characters and repetitiveness of the gameplay. (Full article...)

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Thirty-six men have coached the Navy Midshipmen football team, which has represented the United States Naval Academy in intercollegiate college football since 1879. The Midshipmen joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A when it was created in 1978, becoming one of the first independent schools in that division. In addition to the 36 head coaches, the program has had one interim coach and two separate periods where it went without a coach since its formation. The Midshipmen have played in over 1200 games during the program's 132 seasons (through the 2014 regular season). In those seasons, seven coaches have led the Midshipmen to postseason bowl games, eight have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, and one, Bill Ingram, has led the school to a national championship. George Welsh is the all-time leader in seasons coached at Navy with nine, and also leads in number of games coached (102). Ken Niumatalolo overtook Welsh in 2014 for the most games won at Navy, with 57. In 2014, Niumatalolo overtook Paul Johnson (pictured), his predecessor, for the most bowl games coached, with seven, and most number of bowl games won (3). (Full list...)

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