They Didn’t Teach Me This At Basketball Camp

7 07 2009

I’m an athlete. I know how things work. I understand a ball goes in a basket and you are awarded points. What I don’t understand is how in the HELL someone even thought putting a ball through a net like this was feasible.

If it’s fake I’ll eat my words like an Ethiopian author. Otherwise this is some spectacular stuff.

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This is Why We Invented the Internet

10 06 2009

 

Aint it the truth.





Microwaving In the Break Room a Thing of the Past

10 06 2009

 

Really? I want one... but not for $150.

Really? I want one... but not for $150.

 

 

Perhaps Gama Microwave Technology and Heinz have the right idea. If people don’t have to leave their desk to microwave their lunch, we’ll all become more productive. But it’s more likely they’re trying to make this thing work to market some new snack line. 

Oh wait…they are. 

 

A lithium-ion battery pack lets you take this thing on the road.

A lithium-ion battery pack lets you take this thing on the road.

 

 

The current prototype doesn’t use microwaves, they require far too much power, instead it utilizes the same waves transmitted via your cellphone. Ya, think twice before answering your phone next time. If it can cook food, it can cook your brain cells too.

Problem is no one is going to pay $150 for this. Wise up Heinz.

(Via Coolest Gadgets)





Nintendo Press Conference: So likes Marios and Samus is CoolzA

2 06 2009

So the Nintendo Press Conference has come and gone. It started out pretty ho-hum as most press conferences do. Cammie Dunaway started things off with a bunch of numbers and trends and BS. 

Here’s the actual IP’s that were announced

  • Mario 4-D. Apparently 2-D side scrolling platformer + four playable characters at a time = 4D. Not sure how that math works out, but it looks entertaining.  

    Four-Player Mario madness

    Four-Player Mario madness

  • A New Wii-Fit Balance board was announced. Apparently Wii-fit is the best selling video game in the world. Too bad it doesn’t make you not fat. 
  • After this a ton of mini-games revolving around the Wii MotionPLus. I understand these rudimentary stylized games appeal the most casual of consumers, but I’ve never been incredibly interested in them.  

    Ill Only Play Wii Sky-Diving if I can watch this innocent avatar bounce off the earth

    I'll Only Play Wii Sky-Diving if I can watch this innocent avatar bounce off the earth

  • Some old video of Finaly Fantasy Crystal Bearers.
  • Nintendo Announces a GTA Clone. Basically rips the Chinatown Wars look frame for frame.  

    GTA: Reject?

    GTA: Reject?

  • The most interesting bit for the DSi is a WarioWare DIY which lets you design your own games. It’s not clear how it will work, but apparently “We believe this is as close to essential game design as any title has ever come.”
  • You can now upload your DSi photos to facebook. Dear God, how many balls have those guys at FaceCrack gobbled. Myspace is punching themselves in the throat right now.  

    Please god....no....

    Please god....no....

  • Now Nintendo announces the most WTF inducing product ever: A Vitality Sensor. What? Apparently your heartbeat is monitored through one of those doctor’s office finger clamps. How it will be implemented is anyones guess. But it DEFINITELY needed to be mentioned during THIS press conference
  • The one more thing Steve Jobs popularized brought two actually worthy announcements. The first is Mario Galaxy 2. If you loved the first you’ll drool over what they showed.
  • And last but not least a new Metroid, Metroid Other M. It seems to blend platforming and third-person action. According to Nintendo it will delve into Samus’ story and deeper into the Metroid World. Excited I am. 




Crysis 2: Prepare to Upgrade your PC again and your console?

2 06 2009

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Well the Crysis 2 trailer doesn’t show much of anything as you can see. What is interesting is the fact it will be coming to consoles. How the eff these consoles will due this game justice at a solid frame-rate is beyond me.

Whatever, they’ve got to make the dollars some how.





Busy Week….Read these

29 05 2009

Alright it’s been a ridiculously busy week for me. Coming off a holiday and having class can take its toll. So here’s everything I haven’t covered…well not really.

 

There are more, but I’ve got to celebrate life before getting up too early. Yea so what if I’m seeing a midnight showing of Up…..





These guys transcend the moniker “Prankster”

28 05 2009

How I missed this I have no idea. Even my far reaching tentacles can’t titillate the entire internets. Just watch the two videos I’ve posted and search for the rest. The only way I can see either of them topping each other now is pulling an Eric Cartman and making the other eat their parents.

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