Monday, February 28, 2011

"Milo" Technical

Remember Milo? I do. He was showcased when "Kinect" (formerly known as Project Natal) was first announced by Peter Molyneux. Well, I thought this aspect of Natal was much more impressive than anything else I saw out of Kinect. Anyways, this is a technical view of how they handled the motion capture end of it. I thought it was really cool.

Check it out.

Kings Speech Review

Well, I know I'm weeks behind, but for anyone who hasn't already seen this movie, I suggest to go see it. That is of course, if you enjoy drama's, and awesome British humor. The story is superb.

The premise is basically King George the 5th is old and sick. He dies, and the kingship goes to his oldest son. However, his oldest son is a philanderer (or at least, is interested in one) and kings are unable to marry someone who has been divorced. That being said, the crown is then passed to the younger son, who happens to have a severe speech impediment. The time frame is that of WW2, and thus, it is extremely important that Europe has a leader that can you.... speak. So he proceeds to get a speech coach, and that's where the movie takes off, and doesn't let up. Before you complain about spoilers, all that information is given to you upfront anyways, but the movie is basically about the relationship between the two, and the growth of an unappreciated man .

It has just won 4 oscars... including best movie of the year (big one), best actor, best director.

Go see this movie!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tiny Chips In Your Eye

That's right, this is a computer you stcik in your eye, to help prevent blindness in glaucoma patients.

"Patients with glaucoma get excess pressure in their eyeball, which can damage the optic nerve, leading to blindness. This needs to be monitored on a regular basis, and this could be much easier with this little device. It's being described as the first millimeter-scale computer and it's just one cubic-millimeter in size. Incredibly, it only consumes 5.3 nanowatts.

The computer is charged up by solar power and is able to transmit the data wirelessly."

Music Worth Trying - Rise Against

Here's a song I quite enjoy, thought I'd share it with you guys. Busy Thursday, more to come tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So... looking to spend your time in the most important room of your home a little better? Want to enjoy yourself a little more, while you engage in America's favorite passtime?

I, just a humble adventurer, have found a solution for all you lost and weary souls. Meet, comic toilet paper. I have added meaning to all your loves. Any form of thanks (I accept personal checks) may be mailed to my office in New York.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zelda Turns 25

To celebrate The Legend of Zelda turning 25, have some amazing Zelda artwork.

Also, WHAT IF....... Zelda was a girl?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Egyptian Father Names Daughter 'Facebook'

According to Al-Ahram (one of the most popular newspapers in Egypt) a twenty-something Egyptian man has named his first born daughter "Facebook" in tribute to the role the social media service played in organizing the protests in Tahrir Square and beyond.

Really... really? 

This poor girls' name is 'Facebook' Jamal Ibrahim.

May god have mercy on her soul.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hey guys. My internet has been down the past couple days, hence my lack of posting... I apologize! For the trouble, here's a video for you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Duke Nukem, Balls of Steel Edition

I am going on Saturday to pre-order my copy. Who's with me?

Looks awesome. I'm going to put the Duke bust on the back of my toilet. Classsssy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kito Keyboard

Keyboard flipflops. What will the asians think up next?!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Legend of Zelda Reimagined

I know what you're thinking... what if The Legend of Zelda was an 80's highschool movie? Well, now you don't have to wonder anymore. Just watch.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Microsoft Partners with Nokia

t has been annouced! Nokia's smart phone division has officially partnered with Microsoft, and discarded their old Symbian system like a used piece of toilet paper. Rightfully so, as Sybiam has been consistantly slipping down, and has been passed by Android in the market.

That being said, Microsoft will be supplying the operating system for all Nokia smart phones, giving them all Windows 7 Phone. I personally own a Windows 7 Phone, and I love every bit of it. This is huge for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it also shows that Microsoft is serious in ensuring the sucess of Windows 7 Phone.

Check it out!

Music Worth Trying - Trance

Figured I'd share with you guys one of my more enjoyable trance songs. Masterfully produced by Cosmic Gate.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Big Booty

I have never seen this video before... and I have no idea why, as it is a few years old. But it made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Diablo III, For Consoles?

Yesterday, Blizzards Entertainments' (Dev's of  the Diablo, Starcraft,  and Warcraft series) CEO Mike Morhaimementioned the prospect of Diablo merging with consoles at DICE yesterday. There's a lot of talk about this, since it would be HUGE for consoles to have a game like Diablo 3 on consoles, especially if Battlenet is accessible to console gamers, allowing to play with their Diablo 3 PC gamer friends.

I think the possibility of this happening is high, especially after the success Torchlight has had with it's console port. I don't see any other of their series going to console, and Blizzard seems to agree noting that it was most likely, if any, that Diablo would be the series to be added to consoles.

But, for those of you who are doubtful, a direct quote from Mr. Morhaime;

"It's something that we're actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense."

Which basically means that they're figuring out whether or not the costs of licensing to consoles, as well as porting code/controls etc would be lower than their prospective profits by making such a move.

Personally, I'll still play it on PC. But if it means a bigger community, I'm all for it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Over 200 Followers!

Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks everyone for listening to what I have to say! I have officially reached over 200 followers, and I hope my blog can continue to grow. I will continue to try to give you guys interesting things to read hopefully for a long time.

Again, thanks guys!

For you Dubstep fans out there, enjoy this (the end sequence is awesome!);

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

True Grit

I went to see True Grit tonight so I thought I'd share my experience. Let me start with saying, don't go into this movie expecting an action western, or you'll be let down. There is not a ton of fighting. This is no Good Bad N' Ugly. Instead, this movie focusing on a truly engrosing dramatic plot, rich with character development. The acting here is top notch, most noteaply with great performances from Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, with a suprisingly compitant female performance from Hailee Steinfeld (as Mattie Ross).

The story is basically about a young lady who is seeking revenge after a wanted criminal murders her father in cold blood. She recruits a run down old Marshal to help her (Jeff Bridges) and is also aided by a confident and somewhat stubborn Texas Ranger (Matt Damon) to track him down.

The film is directed by the Coen Brothers, and I have to say, looking at the film as a western-drama, it's nearly flawless.

It's a remake of a much earlier film (by the same title) with John Wayne as the leading man. This movie does it justice, in my opinion.

It's worth watching in theater if you're interested in this sort of thing. Check it out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be A Man, Man (Part 4)

Hey guys. I know I've discussed this before, but I feel like since so many guys have struggled with this at some point (including myself) it's worth talking about even if my information only helps one person.

That being said, some things in my own life have made me think about what makes an alpha. Those little 'events' where you're standing at a crossroads, and that part of the back of your brain urges you to take the easy road... and I'm learning not to. As a result, I've felt a TON of more confidence, way happier, and my life feels much more successful than it was previously.

So, what is this difference I have found?

Well, the main difference is... (this also relates to the above picture is)

A Beta Male is affected by the world around him (his environment, the people, his family, his job, etc)

An Alpha Male affects the world around him. He influences peoples, he instigates change in his environment, job, and family. He controls his environment and is himself in his truest form wherever he goes and whatever happens to him.

In life, people are going to tell you things that are 'good idea's. Ways to live your life... how to act, more importantly, what to think. At first, it may just start with your friends and family. A great example is religion. Chances are, if your family is religious, they will try to influence you into becoming religious yourself. They will apply their beliefs, rules, and thoughts onto you, and convince you to agree with them. As you grow older, these outside influences spread to your friends and colleagues, the media, and your government.

The media tells you what causes you aught to believe in. What people you aught to feel sorry for.

Your government tells you things you aught to believe, aught to follow, and aught to obey. Unfortunately, your parents just set you up for failure with this, teaching you young to 'listen and obey authority'. 

But you might say... 'you can still be an Alpha Male and obey laws and such'... which is perfectly true. The difference between how a beta and alpha handle it however, is worlds apart. A beta adopts other peoples beliefs as his own, falls in line, receives his stamp or ticket, and follows the on-rails train ride so many before him have dubbed 'life'. However, an alpha listens to beliefs, laws, and ideas, but through critical thinking chooses what to believe and what not.

As an example, I believe murder is wrong. That being said, I believe killing someone in order to prevent them from hurting a lot of people to be right. Thus, I have no problem at all with vigilante justice, so long as it doesn't spiral out of control and lose sight of what's important.

So what can you do?

Think critically, formulate your own opinions and beliefs that are truly yours. Don't just take what you are fed. The day you start letting people tell you how to live your life (including your parents, friends, and significant other) is the day you let yourself become just another beta lost in the blinding rustle of white wool.

Be a wolf instead.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I visited some friends last night, and we were having fun, having a few drinks... playing some Xbox. One of my friends turned on Limbo, a game I have very much wanted to try for a while but haven't got the chance... and I have to say, anyone who hasn't played it, go buy it right now for 1200 Microsoft Points (Xbox Live). It's very much worth it and has incredibly fun and addicting gameplay. I didn't beat it last night, but I'll definitely be buying it asap.

To add some notes:
This game is hard and unforgiving... completely. Don't expect second chances. The puzzles are involving, adaptive and interesting. They get progressively harder. Think portal, but a side-scroller that's much, much darker. Oh yes, this is a dark game. That features you, a little kid. You quickly fall in love with the atmosphere and it sucks you right into the world. The sound is also great.

Check it out.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Canada Reverses Metered Internet Bill

Fearing mass citizen revolt, the Canadian government has ordered the most recent bill passed to be revered. The Industry Minister, Tony Clement, has insisted that CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) undoes the ruling.

The bill approved allowed Bell Canada to charge smaller competitive ISPs by the gigabyte, which basically made it impossible for them to offer flat-rate service. Thus, they were forced to offer standard internet with a 25 GB Cap. Then charge everyone else $10 for a 'premium' service with a higher cap (the exact same service they were receiving prior to the bill.

However, since the chance... Canadian pols have received thousands of complains from consumers, totally 1/3 of a million people... (1% of Canada's population). Fearing political fallout, the government reverted this change.

Thank you government, for reverting the change to screw me.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For you nerds out there, this is a sword for you guys. Enjoy.