Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced their own Windows-branded product for the burgeoning tablet market, the Surface.  With the release of Microsoft Surface into the wild along with the iPad and numerous Android tablets, the tablet market is bound to become better for consumers, thanks to that lovely word “competition.”   The Surface features touchscreen and gesture technology (based on a feature of the upcoming Windows 8/RT operating systems) , a scratch-resistant case and even a built in stand.  The cover for the device is also a multi-touch keyboard, which comes in handy as you can also utilize Windows 8/RT in the classic desktop-style mode without even using the touchscreen.  WOW!!!  Continue reading “Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!”

It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

The video above comes from FPSRussia, an online entertainment show with a main character who is known for being a faux-Russian arms aficionado. In many of his prior videos, he has tazed his willing fans, blown up trees using .50 caliber guns, and even driven an APC through a drive-thru at a McDonald’s.  Now, McDonald’s may be good enough for some people (I’m more of a Whataburger guy, … Continue reading It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

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Want to Know How the Tupac “Hologram” Worked? *Coarse Language Ahead*

The big news this week in entertainment has been the recent return-from-the-dead (not really) of Tupac “2Pac” Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival, thanks to some very interesting technological means and methods.  It was instantly (and incorrectly) described as a “hologram,” although it was technically based on the usage of a projector that sent a 2D animated Tupac onto a reflective surface, that then reflected back to an invisible (to the audience) transparent foil screen to make him look 3D.  Check out the picture below for more simplified details.

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Sony Announces “God of War: Ascension” for Spring 2013!

Sony has just confirmed that there is going to be a new God of War game, entitled God of War: Ascension, for the PlayStation 3.  Ascension would be a prequel to the entire existing God of War series — Chains of Olympus (PSP), GOW1 (PS2), Betrayal (mobile), Ghost of Sparta (PSP), GOW2 (PS2) and GOW3 (PS3)–  and that more information about the game would be released on the PlayStation Blog on Monday, April 30th. The game will follow the origins of Kratos, the longtime protagonist of the series, as “he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom and vengeance.”

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Board Game "RISK" adapts to the Metal Gear Solid series

Snake? Snake! SNNNNNAAAAAAKKKKKE!!!!!! Ah yes, RISK; the classic turn-based strategy board game in which two to six players attempt to occupy every territory on the board and eliminate all competing forces.  Over the past 10 years or so, RISK has been going under a series of changes; from the major streamlining of the game’s rules back in 2008, to the multiple amount of licensed versions (i.e., Lord … Continue reading Board Game "RISK" adapts to the Metal Gear Solid series

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A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?

Okay everyone, say it with me:

“D’AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW!!!”

Without a doubt, “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island” for the Super Nintendo ranks as one of my favorite games of all time.  The game is a prequel to the Super Mario series, in which players control various Yoshi dinosaurs rather than the usual hero himself, Mario, who appears as a helpless infant in need of Yoshi’s protection. From the graphics that resemble as if they had been drawn with crayons and felt-pens, making them more cartoonish, to the familiarity of Mario games with an added egg-throwing mechanic, it’s an absolute joy to play time and time again. Continue reading “A Nursery inspired by "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island." Adorable, ain’t it?”

The 1st PS2 Game I Finished – "Maximo: Ghosts to Glory"

Maximo: Ghosts to Glory holds a special place in my heart as far as video games are concerned.  When I got my first PlayStation 2 on Christmas of 2002, this game (along with Onimusha 2 and WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It) were my first PS2 games, and of those three games, Maximo was the first PS2 I ever completed, start to finish.  In later years, I noticed that this was one of those games that not a lot of people played; it was just kinda ignored and this game is a very underrated classic in the PlayStation 2’s library. That, and BOOOOOYYY was that game difficult!!  If I recall, it took me around 2 weeks of my Christmas Break of near-non-stop playing to finish that beast of a video game!

Mega Man 3 > Mega Man 2. Deal With It!

I sent a tweet (on Twitter; of course….) when I first read this story on IGN.com a few months ago.  Colin Moriarty, an IGN.com editor, wrote a story about a discussion he had about why he considers Mega Man 3 to be a better game than Mega Man 2, which is widely regarded as the best classic Mega Man game in the series.
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