Apparently, Nathan Drake Doesn’t Lose Health, He Loses Luck in the ‘Uncharted’ Series…

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I have a question for any of my fellow gamers who’ve played an Uncharted game or two (or more). How many of you thought that while playing any game in the series and Nathan Drake’s UI turned red that he was getting hit with bullets and was losing health? You? You? You Too? Yup, include me as well. Well, it turns out that Mr. Drake is NOT the bullet-sponge that a majority of us assumed he was; the red UI changes actually reflect that bullets he’s dodging are chipping away at his luck, which is a finite resource. So, once his luck runs out, the next bullet will take him out of commission. Continue reading “Apparently, Nathan Drake Doesn’t Lose Health, He Loses Luck in the ‘Uncharted’ Series…”

Remember “KerPlunk”? Here’s the Kerplunk House. It kind of resembles the Board Game “KerPlunk”. There You Go…

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Design collective I STIFFEN THEE (yes, that IS their name) designed the Kerplunk House to bridge the gap between built space and existing space but having architecture play the role of nature, rather than merely resembling it. Part of this 224 square foot building’s focus on playing off of nature is the fact that the pattern of organization is not readily apparent. The house was built as a multipurpose living and working space that would also act as the initial structure for a desert propagation center, as a mini-forest of desert flora was planted and transplanted over time in its surrounding area. Continue reading “Remember “KerPlunk”? Here’s the Kerplunk House. It kind of resembles the Board Game “KerPlunk”. There You Go…”

Matt Cappotelli, Former WWE Tough Enough Winner, Passes Away at Age 38 from Brain Cancer…

Matt Cappotelli, who won WWE’s Tough Enough reality show competition in 2003 in it’s third season, died early this past Friday morning at the age of 38. While Cappotelli was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2017, he was originally diagnosed 12 years earlier while he was training with WWE’s then-developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. In fact, he was the reigning OVW Heavyweight Champion, after defeating Johnny Jeter, when he was diagnosed in 2005, which forced him to relinquish the title and start treatment to remove the tumors. Continue reading “Matt Cappotelli, Former WWE Tough Enough Winner, Passes Away at Age 38 from Brain Cancer…”

Ingenious Mobile ‘Airbag’ Phone Case Springs Out Legs to Save Your Phone When You Drop It; Because You WILL Drop It…

Whenever someone tells me that they’ve never dropped their smartphone, I just react in a similar fashion as if they told me that they don’t think their computer’s hard drive will die. You silly rabbit; it’s going to happen. I WILL happen. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. This is why you should AT LEAST get a phone case (or even better, a “rugged” one) and a glass protective screen to take the shock damage from the phone after a drop. But after one drop too many, you;ll likely be left with a broken phone and an expensive repair bill (unless you have insurance). While Sony and Amazon (and other similar tech companies) have filed patents for car airbag-inspired phone case systems, an engineering student from Germany’s Aalen University created a phone protector that LITERALLY springs into action just before the handset hits the ground. Continue reading “Ingenious Mobile ‘Airbag’ Phone Case Springs Out Legs to Save Your Phone When You Drop It; Because You WILL Drop It…”

The Obvious Has FINALLY Happened: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now Supports Nintendo Labo

So, remember Nintendo Labo? Well, just in case (and likely) if your Nintendo Labo cardboard is lying around in a post-launch pile in the corner of your gaming space, it might be about that time that you dig it out and and start playing a few rounds of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with it, thanks to a compatibility update for the game that’s out now. That’s correct, cardboard handlebars … Continue reading The Obvious Has FINALLY Happened: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now Supports Nintendo Labo

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The Poster & Red Band Trailer for “The Predator” are Out! #TheHuntHasEvolved

The Predator begins its hunt in theaters on September 14th, 2018. The red band trailer is after the break. Continue reading “The Poster & Red Band Trailer for “The Predator” are Out! #TheHuntHasEvolved”

ArchDaily’s 5 Ways Architecture Students can Prepare for Architecture School During Summer

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It’s that time again where there will be a brand new crop of incoming freshmen who are anticipating a new chapter in their lives as they prepare for architecture school in the fall. I can tell you from experience that entering the environment of a architecture studio classroom for the very first time is both exciting and scary, as new challenges lie ahead, however some self-doubt and nervousness can rear its ugly head. While it’s true that most architectural skill are better developed while under the tutelage of experienced professors and professionals, there are some easier tasks that incoming architecture students can take part in to make the transition into their first day in a studio environment much simpler. Fortunately, ArchDaily has you covered with five (5) ways incoming architecture students can get themselves mentally prepared for the fall. Continue reading “ArchDaily’s 5 Ways Architecture Students can Prepare for Architecture School During Summer”

The Blocks For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax Tournament Have Been Announced…

In less than a month from now, New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s G1 Climax Tournament will begin, and the promotion recently announced which wrestlers will be taking part in the 28th edition of the tournament. The talent announced for the A Block and B Block for the round-robin portion tournament that will occur during the majority of the nineteen shows that will be airing live and streamed on NJPW World (along with the option of English commentary). Both blocks feature exciting possibilities, including several rematches from prior tournaments and title matches, and one-on-one matches between wrestlers who are aligned in the same stable/faction/tag team and normally wouldn’t face each other. Continue reading “The Blocks For New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax Tournament Have Been Announced…”

Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos

Typically, the process to create fake slow motion videos is a difficult one, as it requires software to stretch a video clip out by creating hundreds-and-hundreds of non-existent frames to place in-between existing frames. The result of this hard process often yields low-quality success, as it produced stuttering and unconvincing visual quality. Nvidia aims to take advantage of the incredible image-processing potential of deep learning to create a method to produce high-quality fake slow motion videos from a regular clip. Continue reading “Nvidia using Artificial Intelligence to Create Awesome (but Fake) Slo-Mo Videos”

In ‘Fortune 499’, Your Goal is to Stop Corporate Demon Takeovers. I’m Sold.

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In Fortune 499, developed by AP Thompson with art by artist Jenny Jiao Hsia and available on PC, players are placed in the shoes of main protagonist, Cassandra, a fortune-telling mage working for large corporation. As corporate downsizing approaches the company’s staff, Cassandra has to prove that her position as a soothsayer is a commodity for the corporation. Along with that, there’s an flood of aggressive monsters infiltrating the company, which gives Cassandra the perfect opportunity to read the future, kick some villainous butt, and prove her worth. Continue reading “In ‘Fortune 499’, Your Goal is to Stop Corporate Demon Takeovers. I’m Sold.”