Behold the World’s Tallest Slide, Coming Soon to London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower

ArcelorMittal Orbit / Anish Kapoor. Image © ArcelorMittal

Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London, which is already the UK’s tallest sculpture at 114 meters tall — originally built for the 2012 London Olympics — will soon be home to the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.  According to a report from Metro, the semi-transparent stainless steel tube slide begins its descent 80-meters above ground within the tower’s lattice structure, until spiraling five times before the final 50-meter drop. Bblur architecture and Buro Happold are tasked to design, originally envisioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation as a way to attract more visitors. The slide will open in Spring of 2016, and rides will last about 37 seconds and cost only £5 a ride.
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Metro Subs Cheap Photoshop Fanboys Del Rey – WIRed #89

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It’s time for Episode 89 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the AIA 25 Year Award winner — The DC Metro –, cheap alternatives to Adobe PhotoShop, how annoying fanboys and fangirls are ruining gaming, and the awesome Sara Del Rey; because she’s awesome! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Metro Subs Cheap Photoshop Fanboys Del Rey – WIRed #89”

Design Festival, ChromeOS/Windows 8, Silent Hill & Jim Duggan – WIRed #70

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Howdy, Hey There And Hello! This week on WIRed, I show you the winners of the World Architecture Festival, how Chrome OS got into Windows 8, the eerie and frightening soundtracks to the Silent Hill games, and how Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the WCW US title! Also, my PlayStation 4 preorder changed like many other people, so thank you Ubisoft for the ten dollars of Amazon credit!

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Google Pulls a ‘Solid Snake’; Sneaks Chrome OS Into Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ Mode

Now that the obvious Metal Gear reference is out of the way…oh, Google; you sneaky, crafty little scamp!  While I was happy to finally see the Google Chrome apps break out of the browser and become a real, offline app menu, it seems that the “Big G” wasn’t planning on just stopping there.  There was a recent update to the developer version of Google Chrome that essentially runs Google’s Chrome OS inside of Windows 8. SAY WHA?!?!?
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Thanks For The Memories, THQ. Long Live THQ (Franchises)!

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Well, we saw this coming from a mile away.  The last couple of years for THQ had been a little financially unstable and touch-and-go, but last week it seems that long-time game publisher THQ has finally gone out of business. This is especially sad as I, myself, had been a fan of the company’s games over the years, including Darksiders, Saint’s Row, the WWE games, and the upcoming South Park game. Even after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy and trying to keep the company together via getting bought by a single bidder, the company instead saw its game development studios and intellectual properties sold off to various game companies (like Ubisoft, SEGA, Crytek, etc.) at auction last week to bidders.   Continue reading “Thanks For The Memories, THQ. Long Live THQ (Franchises)!”