Artist Dcmjs to design a gallery of travel advertisements based on the starting zones in the MMO World of Warcraft. The locations that he selected are actually perfect candidates as far as resembling the beautiful vacation spots you’d see in actual travel advertisements. These starting zones are relatively calm, are designed around unique themes, and anyone (or practically everyone) who played WoW has visited at least a couple of them and probably imagined what they’d look like in real life. Check out some highlights below after the break, and there’s a lot more in the creator’s imgur gallery, along with funny concepts how these fake ads would look like on billboards, public transportation, and other types of varied display media. Continue reading Here’s World of Warcraft Starting Zones designed as Travel Ads→
Here’s the truth everyone: shutting down your computer isn’t something you should regularly have to do; especially if your computer was manufactured in the last 10 years. Sure, you don’t want your computer running at full-power overnight, but putting it to sleep makes it use almost no power and your computer will be ready to go immediately when you turn it back on. If you’ve got a laptop, just closing the lid should put it to sleep; even powerful desktop PCs can utilize built-in and customizable low-power sleep and hibernate modes. Continue reading Irritating PC Myth: “You Have to Turn Your Computer Off At Night”→
This three-story house designed by Stu/D/O Architects and finished last year for the four-member Joly family has a footprint of 250 square meters and a height of 11 meters. Located on a street corner in one of the most beautiful and densely populated residential areas of Bangkok, the house is flanked by rows of shophouses, with the main living spaces elevated to the second floor for improving the visual conditions and for allowing rooms for service spaces on ground. The home contains skylights that create patterns resulting from lights (which change over the course of the day) and water of the above swimming pool, making this parking/arrival space more dynamic. Continue reading Epicly Beautiful: The Joly House→
In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match between “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and the late-great “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes from Starrcade 1985. Continue reading Rhodes Vs. Flair: Starrcade ‘85 – Doc’D #24→
At WrestleMania X, Owen Hart defeated his brother Bret Hart in a classic, five-star-quality match that kicked off the show, and it became a defining win of Owen’s career to that point as it immediately lifted him into becoming a top main event heels in WWE. However, Owen had little time to revel in his victory, as he would watch Bret celebrate his second WWE Championship win in the show’s main event, and feeling as if he was back in his big brother’s shadow. If probably didn’t help that at the same show, Razon Ramon made history with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels by becoming the undisputed WWF Intercontinental Champion in a classic and very memorable ladder match (which was NOT the first ladder match in WWE). Continue reading Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart: WWE King of the Ring, 1994→
While it may not have the pomp and pazzaz of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s booths at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo, this is still a very nice trip down memory lane into video game history in an environment that showcases the now, the new, the cutting edge and the future of the industry. For the uninitiated, that system is the Atari 800, part of a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All of the Atari 8-bit computers are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU that runs at 1.79 MHz, which was approximately double the speed of similar designs, and they were the first home computers that were designed with custom co-processor chips.