Thursday, June 30, 2011
Maybe Wii U and 3DS can save the game industry with their Legend of Zelda, mario kart, super mario WIIU, Super Mario 3DS, Metroid Prime, Super Smash Bros., Pikman, Luigi's Mansion 2, and third party titles Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Q And what we in Russia can expect from the new American leader? How you see the role of the Russia in the world?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, Russia is a great country with an extraordinary culture and....
...extraordinary traditions. It remains one of the most powerful countries in the world and has
I have a Russian edition of your book, "Audacity of Hope". This is for you, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, thank you so much.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, we did, but these days now I have 15 Secret Service cars -- (laughter) -- and helicopters and so I miss sometimes being able to just walk around like an ordinary person. But it's a small sacrifice to make for the privilege.
Q Well, I tell you a secret, Mr. President. Maybe you don't know, but your wife, Michelle, may be more popular in Russia than you. You know why?
THE PRESIDENT: Why?
Q Because of the garden kitchen.
THE PRESIDENT: Oh.
Q Because kitchen gardens very popular in Russia, and when she started to make a kitchen garden around the White House she became very popular.
Q All Democrats inside.
THE PRESIDENT: You've got only Democrats. (Laughter.)
Q Only Democrats inside. No Republicans. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Excellent. Thank you so much.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thought I come across some group on wordpress into that sort of thing because I seen 15 others. They were hardcore fan sites though, and I am not nearly hardcore. I got into anime more on the role playing videogame side of things in 2000. Then 10 years later I got Cowboy Bebop series, because Roger Ebert was a fan who gets the most followers of any film critic. This is two years after seeing most awesome and nontrashy stuff on DirecTV.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I must be in a good position here being 27 and the average gamer being 35-37. I've been on Gamespot and PS3forums since 2005. The ESA said that 45 percent of parents play games with their kids "at least weekly."
I had a N64 in 1997 and NES & Genesis roms & emulator since 1999. I was already in 11th grade when Xbox launched in November 2011. My cousins had a Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis in the mid-1990s and I went over there to play Sonic the Hedgehog 1 - 3D, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Contra, Spy Hunter. When I had a shrink I didn't like, I told him I'm on single player in 1997-1998, but he didn't give a damn! I'm unsure ESA data was available to the shrink in 1998, because the shrink knew what Nintendo was. It could have well been available. The shrink should have been a bitch. I must have brought this parental topic up at thrift stores dozen times.
Mine are way too old / techno-dumb to play any videogames with me. They only play Mario Kart. A brilliant way to show my life was mediocre. My relationship with my parents were great, because there was nothing I could done about it. They just help me with editing essays and a place to stay.
I had to beat all the PS or PS2 RPGS by myself, maybe with the aid of a FAQ and Action Replay.
MtG is expensive addiction. You must buy cards to win to break even like casinos. like ur hobby is gambling [for minors]. Nobody "wins", they're all poorer. With videogames, there is a boss, u beat boss, brag and that is inexpensive in comparison. Videogames are worth more than 90% of sports cards.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Mother wanted to try more than 4 games in Ubuntu so upgraded to Linux Mint on her PC. She usually plays Klondike, Sudoku, Mahjongg and TextTwist 2. She hates Quadrapassel
In other events, I find playing Super Mario Galaxy very difficult. I was caught by surprise that it was as hardcore. I kept dieing with the second star system. Times have gotten hardcore since Super Mario Sunshine (played in 2k2)..
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The heart produces around 1 or 1.5 watts of hydraulic power, and it takes only one milliwatt to spin the turbine.
I mostly go downtown to get my computer built at PC Garage. I can add HDDs, RAM, GPUs myself. I outsmart viruses or BSOD or the Win7 equivalent, because openSUSE. I buy Carbones Pizza downtown, yet theirs is twice as expensive as same size pizza at the County Market (which tastes just as good Carbones Pizza). I usualy don't eat at a restaurant, usually make cheaper food @ home.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I have 60 trance albums, yet I haven't burnt them yet. I was too much of a gamer or TV watcher. Now I spent the last three days doing just that. I have at least that much old trance. I have 300 albums of various rock genres. 50 albums of country. 25 albums of R&B. 25 albums of rap.
The point of this is to own two DirectX 11 GPUs. The Playstation Vita would make an okay Birthday present. I would buy some games for it (Final Fantasy, mainly RPGs).
Tom's Hardware review
Saturday, June 11, 2011
2. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
3. Armor - John Steakley
4. Old Man's Army by John Scalzi
5. Forever War by Joe Haldeman
6. THE THIRD WORLD WAR: AUGUST 1985 by General Sir John Hackett
7. STORMING INTREPID by Payne Harrison
8. Europa Strike by Ian Douglas
9. Semper Mars by Ian Douglas
10. Luna Marine by Ian Douglas
11. RED STORM RISING, by Clancy
12. WITHOUT REMORSE, by Clancy
13. For Whom The Bell Tolls -Hemingway
14. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER by Coonts
15. Star Corps by Ian Douglas
16. Star Marines by Ian Douglas
17. Battlespace by Ian Douglas
18. Halo: First Strike - Eric Nylund
19. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - Eric Nylund
20. Halo: The Fall of Reach - Eric Nylund
Friday, June 10, 2011
One player is Mario, and they controls the inimitable Italian plumber around a map by using the Wii U tablet; whilst four other players use sideways-on Wiimotes in order to pursue him. The benefit of having the Wii U tablet is that you can always see where everyone is on the map, and can avoid them accordingly. Every thirty seconds or so you’re also given the chance to collect a power star that sits (and respawns) in the middle of each level, and gives you a speed boost and brief period of invincibility; a risky manoeuvre that’s only advisable when things get really dicey.
The press conferences are over, though the gaming news still has another day to go. But for me E3 this year represented something else: a chance to learn. A lot of people felt that I took on an apologist stance when I gave Microsoft a C+, but that simply wasn't the case. I've been dealing with my marketing courses and I've been trying my best to approach these conferences all with that core marketing concept in my mind because that's exactly what E3 is. How well do these guys market themselves? And a lot of people felt content to say that Microsoft failed E3 this year, but at the time of their conference that simply wasn't the case. They did an average job of it. But people on here don't care about that, they want their games and so I understand the nature of saying Microsoft failed in that regard, but they showed themselves decently. At the time at least.
A lot of people felt that Sony did really well, but how could anyone possibly say that when they, word for word, did exactly what Microsoft did? Microsoft showed off Gears of War 3, then they went and showed off Kinect functionality for everything else they had at their conference. Sony showed off Uncharted 3, then they went and showed off Move functionality for everything else they had at their conference until they got to showing off the PS Vita. And while the Vita tech certainly looks cool and has some neat functionality and at a decent price, they also failed to show how it could be relevant in this market. They basically showed a mini-PS3 and as I and many, many others have expressed already, what's the point?
Honestly, did anyone else see a tangible difference between the two Uncharted games that were shown at Sony's conference? Nope. So what's the point of the PS Vita version, Golden Abyss, if it just wants to be the same thing as the console versions?
Anyway, it was in keeping with my marketing courses and lectures that I approached each conference, but it was clear that both Sony and Microsoft are stuck playing catch up with Nintendo. They're trying to show that they're the dominant force with an idea that Nintendo pioneered in 2006. And no, I don't give a crap if there were motion controls before the Wii, the fact is, Nintendo marketed their system to a whole new audience and came away wildly successful. The problem became that people consistently bagged on them, saying that there's no 3rd party support (a lie, of course) the tech is underpowered, the controls are a gimmick (another lie) and that Nintendo don't release anything other than their established library of games (though tell me how many new IPs Sony and Microsoft revealed, and no, using the excuse that Sony and MS's IPs aren't as old as Nintendo's IPs is not a valid excuse since neither company has been in the gaming business for as long as Nintendo).
There come various concepts that a company needs to go after for consumer attention and Nintendo addressed all of them with the Wii U (and the Wii back in 2006). It's preemptive, no one else has attempted it before. The one thing that I remain unsure of is how affordable it will be since a price was not mentioned, but they certainly hit that mark with the Wii in 2006, nor do I know if it will be profitable, but again, they hit that mark in 2006 with the Wii. But it's communicable, it's distintive and above all else it is both important and superior. stripesonfire is currently the only other user I can see sharing the same sentiments as me and quite frankly it's because stripes is one of the most intelligent people around on this site.
Sony and Microsoft are both stuck in 2006 and in 2006 they were stuck in 2000. There was of course Sony's stupid marketing myopia fiasco with the PS3's reveal and later launch where they chose to focus on the product rather than the consumer, but Sony have righted their wrongs and did a 180. That is until they released move and reverted 90 degrees back the way they came. As far as Microsoft? Those retards have been stuck in a perpetual circle ever since they launched the NXE. Let me be blunt, I've made it clear many times before, but I am not purchasing an Xbox after the 360. I've been paying attention to Sony in the hopes that they would somehow do something to convince me that they can be the replacement but they're stuck trying to mimic the Wii.
Nintendo saved the industry once from collapsing due to Atari. I want you all to know that even if many of you aren't aware, they just preemptively saved gaming again, this time from the hapless hands of Microsoft and Sony. I said that MS and Sony marketed themselves as average and had Nintendo done the same we'd have been in the same boat as them remaining average. As it stands, Microsoft and Sony both failed. Nintendo was the only success at E3. I don't want to hear any apologist nonsense of what you enjoyed due to brand loyalty that you don't want to mention. Since 2001 I had been an Xbox kid singing the praises of Halo and I'm tired of Microsoft, but seeing Sony trying to do the same thing as opposed to showing off their excellent line-up put us all in a sorry state. Many argued with me that I was wrong tosay Sony gets a C+, and now I admit it, I was wrong. I should have given them and Microsoft F grades. There was no way to know what was coming from Nintendo.
People act like Nintendo wasn't impressive this year, but the Nile is more than just a river that runs through Egypt. Nintendo preemptively saved this industry from an eventual collapse. Motion controls forced into everything that don't need them. Voice recognition in games that don't need them. Games losing thier freedom to put me on rails so I can play without my hands. These ideas, these concepts, these were the signs of bad times. But I said something that I regret saying. I said that this would become an inevitable part of the future of gaming and that we had to deal with it and just play what was released with our preferred method of play. And then Nintendo came on the stage. They rendered both Kinect and Move as obsolete. They shut-up both Microsoft and Sony. They just made gaming a level playing field againand that was what was so unexpected.
When it all came down the line, Nintendo saved gaming over two decades ago from collapsing. They broadened the market in 2006 to an untapped and unserved audience and now they are ready to unite all audiences, and if they succeed they will dominate the market in a bigger way than they ever did with Wii. No you may not care for Nintendo, and that's fine. What you need to care about is that next year, Microsoft and Sony are going to walk on stage with their heads out of their asses. That Microsoft and Sony are going to be fully aware that suddenly Nintendo holds all the momentum again. That suddenly they are going to announce and show games you care for because Nintendo didn't rely on a gimmick add-on. Because Nintendo built their vision from the ground up in 2006 and are doing so again for 2012. Because Nintendo just rocked all the third party support, with full Wii remote support so that owners of the Wii won't waste a damn thing. All accessories and games are backwards compatible. And suddenly households like mine with an Xbox and a Wii, suddenly only need Nintendo's system. Because they have all the games the others have and they have Nintendo's innovative ideas to make something everyone can enjoy.
It's still too soon to say whether or not the Wii U will be the runaway hit that the Wii was, but I'll tell you this much, the ball is in Nintendo's court and Kinect and Move both just died. Oh, they'll stick around on life-support. Kinect doesn't let us play games the way we want to but the way Microsoft wants us to. Be unimpressed with Nintendo. Tell me Sony was a success. It just means you have no idea what you're saying. Nintendo did something no one expected them to do: bring everyone back to the same level. They just balanced everything and whether you enjoy Xbox, PS or Wii, it doesn't matter anymore, because Nintendo just bounced Kinect and Move out of the picture. The beginning of the end is here in a good way.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
2. Breath of Fire 2m2k
3. Lost Labyrith
4. Fanta Scape
5. Guardian of Paradise
6. Knights of Dillaria
7. Knights of Dillaria: Twin Worlds
9. Final Fantasy - Endless Nova
10. Ahriman's Prophecy
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
2. KERUIER K6 7 watt UHF $52 (400-470MHz)
3. KERUIER K-168 UHF 400~470MHz Mini Handheld 2-Way Radio 5 watt $41
4. Puxing PX-729 5 watt UHF $50 free shipping
5. GP2x Caanoo $129 handheld emulator
Official name: Nintendo Wii U
Graphic Processor: Sherlock Holmes: ATI R770, Shader Model 4.1 (DirectX 10.1/ OpenGL 3.3)
CPU: IBM Watson: Power 6, 4 cores, 16 threads at 3 GHz (PowerPC 476FP)
RAM: shared GDDR5 768 MB or 1024 MB
The Zelda demo re-imagined the Temple of Time from Twilight Princess and Link's battle with Armogohma, a ghastly, colossal spider boss monster. Not playable, but interactive, I watched as Link stepped onto a polished marble floor, his reflection sharply visible as light from stained glass windows danced on its surface. The fairy Navi appeared as a softly glowing orb of light. We could see the stitching in Link's tunic, the leatherwork of his boots and sheath in detail. Smoke pouring from flaming braziers was lit with a soft orange glow.
Monday, June 6, 2011
No doubt this new ZX-10R is more fun than my Honda CBR600, yet how much fun can I have at 70 MPH freeway speeds? Slim at best? The Honda engine is just as top-notch quality, though more dated. The carsoup selection at the time didn't give affordable price points for 09s, 10s, and 11s for any of used 600cc or 1000cc bike last month.
There are, technically, private stockholders in the form of more than 100,000 people in possession of nearly five million shares in the team. But these owners have stock certificates that can officially never pay a dividend, and so they amount to little more than novelty memorabilia sold to support the club. For all intents and purposes, they might be viewed as oversized, if expensive (last sold in 1998 at $200 per share), trading cards.
They might think about the impact that money could have for, say, the 20,000 students enrolled in Green Bay public schools. The math works out to $50,000 per child, and the comrades of Green Bay, Wis., could send all of their children to college, free of charge!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Alien abductions were "life in terms of cycles of birth and death, identifying with other beings and entities, the cessation of personhood, and looking to the "cosmos" for a "home"—these are all undefined, vague, and eclectic things that violate the precise, Christocentric teachings of Christianity and the life of discipline and obedience that spiritual transformation entails. He reported that after his initial impression that the aliens were "sinister" or "malicious".
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Neil "These "Babies" are huge, Sir! Enormous! OH MY GOD! You wouldn't believe it! I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there, Lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They're on the Moon watching us! "
A ship similar to Battlestar Galatica orbiting the moon as we speak.
Are the TAW-50s our space superiority fighter? TAW-50 is armed with its own Kill Laser system, which can track and immolate SAM (Surface-to-Air missiles), STTA (Surface-To-Trans-Atmosphere missiles), ATA (Air-To-Air missiles), and ATTA (Air-To-Trans-Air missiles)The TAW-50 has a crew of four. Nevertheless, the TAW-50 flies so fast that it requires computers to fly it. These were developed by American Computer Company, who derived them from its Valkyrie XB/9000 AI. The TAW-50's power supply is provided by a small nuclear power generator that the contractor said is "Normal-Inert".
The contractor said that the spaceplane uses electromagnetoferrometric power generation by the immersion of pellets in heavy water (deuterium) and specially-designed coil superconductive magnets, which yield enormous amounts of free electrons when placed in an immersion which has been triggered into an oscillating field state flux.
The TAW-50 utilizes electrogravitics to maintain its own artificial gravity while in weightless space, as well as to nullify the vehicle's mass during operations.
It can hide in orbit many hundreds of miles into space, orbiting at times at 22,000 mph. Then, without warning, it can dive straight down through the atmosphere at over 38,000 miles per hour on an 80-degree attack vector, reverse direction within 150 feet of the ground with very little loss of motion and without a glide turn, and almost instantly go vertically straight up at over 38,000 mph until long after it leaves the atmosphere and resumes orbiting in space.
Military astronauts are trained at the Secret Air Force Academy, located in the hills west of the official Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO.
Friday, June 3, 2011
2. Louise Redknapp
3. Cameron Diaz
4. Carmen Electra
5. Kelly brook
6. Jennifer Aniston
7. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
8. Katy Perry
10. Megan Fox
11. Olivia Wilde
12. Brooklyn Decker
13. Marisa Miller
14. Kelly Brook
15. Nicole Scherzinger
16. Irina Shayk
17. Jessica Alba
18. Cheryl Cole
19. Kristen Stewart
20. Adriana Lima
21. Kim Kardashian
22. Mila Kunis
23. Ashley Greene
24. Emily Atack
25. Natalie Portman
PS I know I am way off on this, but improve over time.
Deaths Per Year -
106,000 Negative effects of drugs
80,000 Infections in hospitals
45,000 Other errors in hospitals
12,000 Unnecessary surgery
7,000 Medication errors in hospitals
Total deaths per year from iatrogenic* causes250,000·
The term iatrogenic is defined as : induced by a physician or surgeon, or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures
The proven, scientifically validated, plan to stay healthy is very simple.· Exercise daily! As little as 30 minutes a day will significantly protect your good health· Eat sensibly and be aware that good choices (salad rather than ice cream) will pay good health dividends· Use high quality nutritional supplementation (see study below)
Finally a “landmark” (20 year) nutritional study has been done that compares the dietary supplement usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of:·
Long-term multiple dietary supplement users, (persons who consume several high quality, organically sourced, cold processed nutritional supplements, Shaklee)
to persons who use multivitamin/mineral vitamins (products sold at the grocery store, drug store and usually taken as one capsule a day)
to non-users of nutritional supplements
Probably the most striking result of the study is that person who used no nutritional supplementation at all were actually healthier than the person who used the one capsule a day products.