Hello everyone and welcome to the second episode in the Enlightenment series. I’m still coming up with names for this series, so if you have any names, post them in the comments!
Anywho, down to business.
Have you ever had a package mysteriously disappear when being delivered by UPS? Well, here’s a little comic strip to show you that other people understand:
The Microsoft Kinect has been rapidly gaining popularity since its launch. But, unknown to many is the fact that Inon Beracha (CEO of the Kinect technology) went to Apple FIRST. Beracha says their meetings were scuttled by Apple’s insistence on secrecy (and a mountain of contractual demands and NDAs). (credit to Gizmodo).
So now, the technology belongs to Microsoft. Read more at Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5682699/how-did-apple-let-kinect-slip-through-its-fingers
Apparently, McDonalds hamburgers don’t rot. Don’t believe me? Check out more here
Finally, here’s my favorite piece http://gizmodo.com/5682731/a-video-game-designed-to-make-americans-angry
I am really excited about that game. I’ve noticed that video games (specifically talking about first-person shooters) are basically shooting galleries. There are a few special games that can move you emotionally, but most don’t. It seems that this game will finally bring a true war experience. This game will bring civilians to the forefront of the war scene. This is the game I’ve been waiting for. I don’t know about you, but when I pick a first person shooter, I choose the ones that emotionally move me and take me on an unforgettable journey. I think that this game will do that in excess.
Again, if you all have any ideas for names for this series, post them in the comments! Also, if you have anything to be in the next post, please PM me (T J on the forums).
Due to increased activity on the forums, the blog will slowly become more active as well. I’ll kick it off with a weekly or bi-weekly Collection of Recent News. This will be sort of like twitter, a summaries of articles. I won’t be going into detail with any of these posts. I’ll try to give links for further information on certain pieces. This “collection” will comprise of interesting tidbits of information and will hopefully be something you all will be in anticipation of.
Well, let’s get rollin’:
- Google, the almighty search giant, is suing the U.S. Federal Government. Apparently, Microsoft and the Federal Government are conspiring against Google. Google believes that Microsoft is violating the Competition in Contracting Act by attempting to reduce competition.
- The VLC iPhone app is to be yanked by, the developers. Apparently, VLC does not like the fact that the VLC app cannot be copied to other iPhone devices, instead requiring the app to be individually downloaded onto each device. VLC supports the GNU Public License. It describes itself as “”a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works.”
- The International Space Station marks 10 years of continuous human habitation. Built in 2000, the Space Station has been operated and inhabited by 200 people, comprised of 15 nations, and conducted ~600 experiments.
- With the decrease in temperature comes increasing revelations. One such revelation is that iPhone touch screens don’t work through gloves. However, recently there have been experiments to create gloves that work on the touch screens. One notable glove is the Agloves. These gloves are apparently keep your hands warm as well. Sweet. They have bits of silver in the glove that supposed hold in radiation that is released by your body to keep you warm. If you’re one of those people who are constantly on your iPhone, then it’s obvious to see the worth in these. Not having to take off your glove every time you want to answer a call or text is a big plus.
So there you have it! Put in the comments what you think or if you have any ideas on improvements. Also, a big help would be if you guys could PM (Private Message) me links to interesting information that could be in the next post. I am only one person with so many sources. I am bound to miss some great pieces of information.
Please note that this is a work in progress and will hopefully be something that you all look forward to.
Please send PM’s to T J.
Well everyone it looks like the Halo movie we’ve all been waiting for is in production! Yes I know! I’ve been waiting a long time too. To see this trailer makes my heart want to explode! This just released trailer depicts the most epic of epic games in a feature film. Our favorite Spartan is going to be a movie star. Yes, I have tears in my eyes too. My heart is almost complete, all I’m waiting for is the final movie.
Watch this grand slam!
Hope everyone is having a good peaceful Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day is viewed differently by all. Here are some of the answers I received when I asked some members of the Coalition community what Veterans’ Day meant to them:
“Veterans’ Day to me is a day where Americans who live and breath daily on the carcasses of these dead souls can appreciate and give thanks to the tribulations soldiers have had to undertake. Some paid with their life, and in turn, preserved many. The extent of the holiday’s charisma has descended, though. Some people are even unaware of today’s significance. Regardless, for those who do recognize its value, they can homage the many who gave their life and sacrificed much to maintain the often forgotten quality of being free.”
“Over here in England it is known as Rememberance Day. To me it is to celebrate that such brave men lay down their lives to protect others. We must not be sad that these people died we should be thankful that such great people lived. This year for us the focus was on the troops in Iraq and Afganistan such as my Dad’s Cousin Lance Corporal Matt Croucher who jumped on a grenade to save the lives of his squad. Luckily he survived coming out of it with only a nosebleed.”
*More to be edited in*
Veterans’ Day is celebrated world wide. I give my thanks and prayers to all veterans of all nations who fight against tyranny and for their self sacrifice.
Here are what a few other people think of Veterans’ Day:
And here is one more clip:
God Bless veterans, God Bless Freedom, and God Bless America.
Michael Jackson is dead. Newsflash for those of you who don’t watch the news or read a newspaper now and then. With the King’s death follows the disheartening desire to make a buck off of his legacy.
Battlefield Heroes has made two costumes, one for the bad guy, and one for the good guy. The good guy gets the “Smooth Suit” from the song Smooth Criminal, and the bad guy gets the “Thuggin Outfit”, or the Bad suit. Smooth Criminal and Bad were some of Michael Jackson’s hit songs.
In order to get these suits, you must dish out real money to use in-game. This is only one place where people are trying to make a buck off of the King of Pop. Amazon.com is one other participant.
That’s right everyone! My favorite MacBook is upgraded! With the coming of it’s Back-to-School promo came the upgrade of the white MacBook, which is eligible for the offer as well. It has everything that was in need of upgrading, its processor, memory architecture, and more hard disk space.
The best thing however is the price. It is still $999 USD! What you get is a 2.13GHz processor (up from 2.0GHz), a 160GB Serial ATA Drive at 5400 rpm (up from 120GB), and 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM (up from 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM). This is much better than the earlier model, and a much better deal. I would not have bought the white Macbook before, now I’m considering it.
Another cool thing is that it’s already shipping across the globe. Check it out!
If I had to recommend anyone on a Mac to buy, it would be this one, the white MacBook. It seems by far the better deal, especially if you get it with the promo. You get a $999 white MacBook along with a $229 8GB iPod Touch. Very nice.
This will be the second update the white MacBook has seen this year.
Well, the trailer for Terminator: Salvation(Click Here to see it) has been leaked for the iPhone, and so far, I must say, it looks pretty impressive. No idea how the actual controls will be, but the actual gameplay and the graphics looks awsome for a game on a phone, though it may not look as good as the console games.
Going by early reports, the game is said to be running very smoothly and is pretty complex, so we can assume it is almost done. From the trailer it can be seen the that story will be quite varying due to there being different weapons and vehicles availbable to use in the game. The price and the actual release date have not been confirmed, but Gameloft have said that it is coming out soon, so we can hopefully expect something by the beginning of Fall or the end of summer.
Konami has recently posted a new job listing in the Japanese marketplace- What could this mean? Konami is having a baby? No!
This ad is asking for new recruits to work on “new developments,” supposedlyin the Metal Gear Solid franchise for consoles and handheld “portable aracades.” This advertisement also asks for help in other popular Konami series, including Winning Eleven and Benami.
This could mean anything. Ecspecially the ambiguous phrase “New developments.” A new engine? A new storyline? New game coders? Physics? It could be so many different things, and at this point, no one knows.
This ad is most likely referring to the next Metal Gear Solid installment, “MGS: Raiden Versus Earth.” This open-ended game could go so many ways with the basis of being able to create and control Earth’s various elements, including Wind, Earth, Water, etc. Let’s pray these “New Developments” dont combine the Avatar nickelodeon TV series to MGS. It’ll be the end of the world.
Metal Gear Solid: Raiden Versus Earth is scheduled for a second quarter ’10 release, on the PS3, and iPhone. What the hell? No 360? Sucks for the fanboys.