Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Austrian sky-diver/base-jumper Felix Baumgartner made history Sunday when he successfully jumped from 24 miles above the earth, hitting speeds of up to 729 miles per hour during his free-fall, breaking Mach 1 and with it the sound barrier at that altitude.
I watched this live today and was absolutely blown away, sitting on the edge of my couch with sweaty palms and an elevated heart-rate. I've jumped from the standard 2 miles up, falling at about 120 mph. I can't even begin to imagine what Felix must have experienced today.
Posted by md galaxy at 4:20 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
It only took 10 years to make, but this tribute to 80s and early 90s gaming and culture has finally been released on all the major platforms, and the word on the street is that its pretty rad and actually worth the wait - for those of us who really appreciate classic 8 bit gaming.
The concept of designer Brian Provinciano was to remake GTA III for the NES, but eventually it evolved into something much more ambitious and original. If you have a Wii hooked up to a SDTV, thats the way to play this game (as well as things like Megaman 9/10, Cave Story, and the awesome remakes of Excitebike, Gradius and Contra which are found in the Wii Store) - in the roaring pixelated glory of 480i.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
I was having a conversation with my Dad once when I called something "very unique." He interrupted me and said; "Something cant be very unique. It is either unique or it isnt." Its hard not to think back to that error in usage when I see a game like Tokyo Jungle. Its like one of those game ideas you have in your head, that you probably only talk to your friends about when you are really high, that everyone says "yeah that would make for an awesome game!!!" - but you know it has 99.999999999% chance of never getting made.
The "story" is beyond preposterous. The graphics have been referred to as "disgraceful." The gameplay is grindingly addictive and the concept is simply genius: Grand Theft Hippo... Metal Deer Solid... Fallout: Pomeranian. Whether the game is tremendous fun for you or a little too weird depends on what you want out of a videogame.