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Great Hungarian Plain

The Great Hungarian Plain is a plain occupying the majority of Hungary. It is the largest part of the wider Pannonian Plain, its boundaries are the Carpathians in the north and east, the Transdanubian Mountains and the Dinaric Alps in the southwest, the Sava river in the south. Its territory covers 52,000 km2 of Hungary 56% of its total area of 93,030 km2; the highest point of the plain is Hoportyó. The terrain ranges from flat to rolling plains; the most important Hungarian writers inspired by and associated with the plain are Ferenc Móra and Zsigmond Móricz, as well as the poets Sándor Petőfi and Gyula Juhász. Hungarian scientists born on the plain include physicist; the most important river of the plain is Tisza. The notable cities and towns with medicinal baths are Berekfürdő, Cserkeszőlő, Hajdúszoboszló, Szentes and Szolnok. Among the cultural festivals and programmes characteristic of the region are the Csángófesztivál in Jászberény, the Cseresznyefesztivál in Nagykörű, the Gulyásfesztivál in Szolnok, the Hídi Vásár in Hortobágy National Park, the Hunniális at Ópusztaszer, the Szabadtéri Játékok in Szeged, the Várjátékok in Gyula, the Virágkarnevál in Debrecen and the Bajai Halászléfőző Népünnepély in Baja.

The part of the plain located in Hungary comprises the following areas: The term is used in Serbia to denote the Hungarian portion of the Pannonian plain. The portion of the Pannonian plain in Serbia is divided into 3 large geographical areas: Bačka, Banat and Srem, most of which are located in the Vojvodina province; the term is used in Croatia, is associated there with the geography of Hungary. Parts of Pannonian Croatia can be considered an extension of Alföld eastern Slavonia and the connected parts of Syrmia; the portion of the plain located in Slovakia is known as the Eastern Slovak Lowland. The part of the plain located in Ukraine is known as the Transcarpathian Lowland. In Romania, the plain includes the regions of Crişana, it is referred to in Romanian) as The Western Plain. During the prehistoric era, the Great Hungarian Plain was a place of cultural and technological changes, as well as an important meeting point of cultures of Eastern and Western Europe, it is a region of great archaeological importance to major European cultural transitions.

Agriculture began in the Great Hungarian Plain with the Early Neolithic Körös culture, located in present-day Serbia, 6.000-5.500 B. C. E. Followed 5.500 B. C. E. by the Linear Pottery culture which became the dominant agricultural culture of Europe. The LBK was followed by the Lengyel culture in the Late Neolithic 5000-3400 BC. During the Early Bronze Age, the growing demand for metal ores in Europe resulted in the new pan-European and intercontinental trade networks. During that period cultures of the Great Hungarian Plain incorporated many elements from the other cultures of Bronze Age Near Eastern and Central Europe During the early Iron Age, a variant of the Central European Hallstatt culture inhabited Transdanubia, while pre-Scythian and Scythian cultures were found in the eastern region of the Great Hungarian Plain. In 2014, a major study of DNA from burials in the Great Hungarian Plain was published; the 5,000-year record indicated significant genomic shifts at the beginning of the Neolithic and Iron Ages, with periods of stability in between.

The earliest Neolithic genome was similar to other European hunter-gatherers and there was no evidence of lactase persistence at that period. The most recent samples, from the Iron Age, showed an eastern genomic influence contemporary with introduced Steppe burial rites. There was a transition towards lighter pigmentation. Little Hungarian Plain Eurasian Steppe Steppe Route Pannonian Basin Vienna Basin Puszta Media related to Great Hungarian Plain at Wikimedia Commons Great Hungarian Plain travel guide from Wikivoyage Körös Regional Archaeological Project: Neolithic and Copper Age archaeology in the Great Hungarian Plain

Robotron 64

Robotron 64 is a 1998 video game for the Nintendo 64. The player is a mutant scientist trapped in another dimension trying to save the last human family, his mutant powers allow him to defeat the evil robots. The original Robotron was noted for its novel two-joystick control scheme; this stays intact in the N64 version. The player can either play the game with two controllers and use the second controller to shoot, or the user may play with one controller using the C-buttons in place of a second controller; the game is known for its high-energy rave-style soundtrack, consisting of electronica- and techno-style music. Robotron 64 is a port of Robotron X, an updated version of Robotron: 2084, a classic arcade game made famous for its unique dual joystick control scheme. Robotron X was released for the PC and PlayStation in late 1996, is the same game as Robotron 64, but featuring 3D graphics which the original Robotron lacked. Robotron 64 was shipped to retailers and released on January 5, 1998. Next Generation reviewed the Nintendo 64 version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, stated that "new bosses and power-ups, hundreds of levels, a decent nonstop techno soundtrack, this tiny 4MB cart stands as proof that size isn't everything – it's what you do with it that counts, it still may not improve on the original, but it's much better than expected."

Robotron 64 at MobyGames

Psi.Kore

Psi. Kore were a heavy metal band from Australia; the band was founded in 1996 from the ashes of a local metal act named Carnage. Adam Boyle, Chuck Lamb and Lex Dourian departed from Carnage, commenced the search for a drummer in mid-1996. Shortly thereafter, Gecko was recruited and the lineup was complete; as the group commenced piecing together a setlist, Adam left the band in late 1996, the group continued as a trio playing the local metal scene. Drummer Gecko was replaced by Chucks younger brother Matt in 1997 and Psi. Kore continued as a trio. Andrew Lilley was recruited by the band, as a quartet Psi. Kore continued playing occasional interstate gigs. Lex wanted to part ways with the band so replacements for a bassist commenced, with the likes of John Howard from Art Imitates Crime. Not finding the right fit, the band decided to commence recording for their debut album, Holocaust of Braincells, at Paradise Studios Sydney. After recording the drum and some guitar tracks and the sound engineer decided to abandon the recordings.

Disagreeing with this, Lex Dourian left the band and was replaced by Merideth Webster in late 1998. Nik Tropiano of Chatterbox Records took over management duties from Brian Giffin, shortly afterwards the band supported Vision of Disorder. Since the band went from strength to strength with supports to Entombed and Nevermore added to their resume in the space of less than a year. An EP was released in Psi. Kore toured with Alchemist and Cryogenic on the World War Three Tour before completing some shows with Skinlab and in October lined up at Metal for the Brain for a second time. A freak nerve condition forced Lilley had to stand down from the band during their national tour with Damaged and Steve Essa from Cryogenic filled in for him. In April 2001, Psi. Kore toured nationally with Cradle of Filth and Lilley was fired from the band afterward, to be replaced by Ben Walker. Lilley joined Infernal Method. Psi. Kore again appeared at Metal for the Brain. Walker was replaced by ex-Psi. Kore guitarist Aaron Bilbija in January 2002.

After that the band's sound changed quite to a style bordering on death metal but with a full-length album looming Psi. Kore split up in August 2002 when Bilbija and Matt Lamb all left the group to form Daysend. Adam Boyle – 1996 Chuck Lamb – 1996-2002 Lex Dourian – 1996-1998 Gecko - 1996-1997 Matt Lamb - 1997-2002 Andrew Lilley - 1997-2002 Meredith Webster - 1998-2002 Ben Walker - 2001 Aaron Bilbija - 2002 Band Profile at metal-archives.com