Monthly Archives: December 2011
Dang, February 22nd, 2012 can’t come soon enough…
Well, the PlayStation Vita is out and about in Japan as of December 17th, and there are quite a few unboxing and gameplay video out accross the internet (mostly in other languages, but the video is good enough). I’m so pumped for the Vita, I went to my closest Best Buy on the 18th (which I may consider changing to GameStop due to some Christmas gift cards and some trade-in/membership card value…) and put some cash down for my reservation (but like I previously said, I may switch to GameStop; my backlog of games is too great to get MORE games*).
The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and has a bunch of new features including: dual-analog sticks, 5″ OLED touch screen, rear touch pad, front and back 640×480 VGA cameras, WiFi/3G/GPS support, backward compatible with PSP games, motion sensors, and much more. I pre-ordered my $250 WiFi-only version, and I can’t wait to finally pick it up. This is the first system that I ever pre-ordered/plan to purchase on the release date, breaking my personal rule of waiting a year until after the console launches to purchase it. This system was just way too good to pass up. Here’s to you PSVita!
*NOTE: I also noticed that bit of irony/contradiction in the last sentence of the second paragraph; I’m aware that a new system would result in MORE games in my backlog. “Woe is me,” but this is still AWESOME!
I’ve been saying this OVER & OVER & OVER again since 2003.
In this article from WWE.com, writer Michael Burdick discusses his wish for the WWE to bring back King of the Ring, one of the company’s trademark and (formally) annual events, citing the history-making moments and the potiential of increasing talent credentials with current WWE stars. What began as a annual live show in 1985 and became an annual pay-per-view event in 1993, WWE cancelled the event after the 2002 edition, only to bring it back in a small-scale form in 2006, 2008, and 2010 during episodes of RAW or SmackDown.
I recall WWE removing King of the Ring due to their wishes to not have so many “gimmicky” pay-per-view events; to quote Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, “Really?! Really?!” The number of gimmicky pay-per-view events that the WWE has produced since the King of the Ring pay-per-view went the way of the do-do include, but not limited to: Elimination Chamber, Hell in a Cell, Money in the Bank, Fatal 4 Way, Breaking Point, Over the Limit, Taboo Tuesday, Cyber Sunday, etc. Don’t worry, I suppose the irony is lost on me, too.
Anyway, give the article below a read. It’s a real treat. LONG LIVE KING OF THE RING!!.
I LOVE ThinkGeek; their catalog has all sorts of awesome shirts, electronics, toys, and other various knick-knacks that celebrate the interests of nerds, geeks, and those who just enjoy any variation of random things. One of their new items for sale is the official Carbonite-Frozen Han Solo Chocolate Bar, a 4.5-ounce dark chocolate bar measuring at 6″ in length for $12. Say what you want about George Lucas’ constant need to butcher/update his movies and him possibly having no shame, but this is CHOCOLATE, and when it comes to that, it doesn’t really matter that much.
It’s become clear that I’m a fan of pro wrestling (really, just check the header and click the “Pro Wrestling” link), and being from San Antonio, Shawn Michaels is – and will always be – the poo, the top dog, the Showstopper, The Main Event…..ok, calming down now. A few weeks ago, the world of Twitter took to the interwebs to post some interesting, funny (and possibly factual) truths about the Heartbreak Kid himself. Here are six of my favorites:
“Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, fear of tight space is claustrophobia, fear of HBK is called Logic.“
“If the President ever pushes the “Big Red Button”,
@ShawnMichaels_ cell phone will ring.“
“When you met
@ShawnMichaels_ it was the greatest day of your life, for him it was Tuesday.“
@ShawnMichaels_ left the Virgin Islands it was known simply as the islands.“
@ShawnMichaels_ can divide by zero…“
“People hunt animals. Chuck Norris hunts people.
@ShawnMichaels_ hunts Chuck Norris.”
If you keep track of tech or just happen upon a projector at your local store or newspaper ad, you’ll notice how expensive they can be. If you’re thinking about creating your own projector for, of all things, your smartphone on the cheap, then Instructables user “iamaledgend” has a little project for you to take a peek at.
You’ll need the following items: a magnifying glass, shoebox, tape, LEGOs, and, of course, your smartphone. Next, you’ll place the phone inside the shoebox, close it, and now you have a decent-quality projected image of your phones’ screen on your wall. HOORAY, movie night!! What happens is that the screen image flips as it goes through the magnifying glass (which would render subtitles useless; they’ll be backwards), so make sure you lock the rotation in place on your phone as it is upside-down if it has an accelerometer (a fixture of most smartphones nowadays).
As of lately, the magazine has had some troubles with their circulation, resulting in switching from a monthly publish cycle to quarterly (every 3 months). As a result of the closure, many of GamePro’s existing editors will change the location of their console coverage, news and reviews to their sister website, PC Magazine, and the domain “www.gamepro.com” will soon re-direct to PC Magazine’s website. As a long time reader of both the magazine and website, my blessings and best wishes go out to anyone who has been affected by GamePro’s closure.