Monday, December 20, 2010

Stop Motion from Dreamhack Winter 10 (Insert Coin)

This is such a cool video.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nobody remembers the poor

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cebu Pacific Flight Attendents dancing

Cebu Pacific Flight Attendents Perform Safety Dance to Lady Gaga

Friday, September 24, 2010

Colbert goes to Washington

My goodness...more than ever I want to join the rally to Keep Fear Alive. Check out this video from Stephen Colbert testifying to Congress the issue with migrant farm work.

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I love dwarf hamsters. At the peak, I was raising 8 of them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I now pronounce you...

I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a wedding ceremony so I researched for cheaper alternatives.

Dearly beloved, I can be the officiant at your wedding.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Face vs. watermelon

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marcus Rivers PSP meets SWAG (parody)

I was able to get in to Sony's press conference at E3 this year. Too much to criticize, so little time. At last year's E3, Sony introduced the PSP Go. I got to play it and wasn't impressed. It felt clumsy, outdated, and expensive.

This video basically sums up how I feel.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Windows 7 Tablet

There are plenty of reasons why I did not purchase an iPad. One them them had to do with the announcement of a Windows tablet. I was disappointed with when HP and Microsoft couldn't deliver one.

Hopefully, what's shown in this video is true. I would love to get my hands on this.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back to Korgath...

I shouldn't have paid $25 to move my rogue from Korgath to Lethon. I hardly did any raids in the past so I didn't know the importance of playing on a high population server. On the plus side, I created a Death Knight on Korgath and they start at level 55.

Luckily, a buddy the past also recently hopped back on to WOW and invited me to a guild that activily does raids.

Monday, August 2, 2010

China's adopting streetcars

This is an interesting streetcar concept but I would feel nervous driving under it if I'm new to the area. It'll block my view of street signs.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Reality distortion field remains strong with Steve Jobs after antennagate

This is too funny to ignore.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

World of Warcaft

A few months ago, I was debating whether or not to replace my broken Xbox 360. I decided to go with World of Warcraft due to economic factors. An Xbox would cost $170 and I typically buy 2 games at $60 each a year. With WOW, I reduced my gaming expense to just under $200 a year.

It's been a month since I joined. I'm currently playing a Blood Elf Paladin on Lethon.

I miss Gears of War 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was a big disappointment. No wonder they didn't release a demo prior to the launch.
There needs to be a blockbuster game on the Xbox 360 to lure me back.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Classic game characters invade New York

Check out the video below. This is why I spend so much time on video games. When the invasion comes, I'll be prepared.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Say It Ain't So Naughty Dog

Last night, March 4, 2010, Naughty Dog released patch 1.06 for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

What Naughty Dog changed:
Title Update 1.06 includes a couple under-the-hood fixes we needed to make that don’t affect gameplay. Beyond that, we’ve also made the following updates:

* Removed automatic shoulder selection when players click the L1 shoulder button to aim
* Delayed the appearance of the scoreboard to allow time for players to view any medals received simultaneously with player death

At the same time the Title Update is released, we’ll also be pushing live updates to other aspects of our multiplayer. These updates include:

* Adjusted hitbox attributes so that players will take less damage to the character’s legs
* Decreased kill radius of grenades by 1 meter
* Decreased accuracy of Down the Irons by 15%
* Reduced rate of fire of the FAL by 10%
* Reduced rate of fire for the Dragon Sniper by 10%
* Collision and geometry changes to “The Fort” to prevent intentional glitching by players

I have tolerated their previous patches but patch 1.6 took the fun out of the game. Grenades shouldn't be nerfed. There are players who drop a grenade after death, it's a cheap move, but I know better than to stand still and die. Now, the grenades are as useful as a water balloon. And why did Naughty Dog touch the weapons? Was it because simple Jack complained that FAL's are too powerful? That's bullshit. These weapons are available to everyone. If you can't handle an AK-47, switch to a FAL or M4.

Last night's Deathmatch rounds took far too long to complete. They use to last 8 minutes or so but now it's closer to 10. Weaker weapons translates to more time spent on each kill. I was drawn to Uncharted 2 because it's a fast paced game but the appeal is no longer there.

Naughty Dog is trying appease players who bitch, moan, whine, and are basically sore losers. If the simple Jacks want to bitch, then give them a helmet and knee pads.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Showed In

My poor car...I scratched while shoveling today.

Before shoveling:

After 2 hours of shoveling:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Uncharted 2 - The Lost City - Deathmatch 10-25-2009

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Game Mode: Deathmatch - Standard
Map: The Lost City
Boosters: Down the Irons, Keep Firing
Level: 29
Score: 17 Kills - 9 Death - 2 Assist

TV Tuner: ATI TV Wonder 650
Video Editing: Cyberlink PowerDirector 8.0
Music: Winter 06 Mix by Groove Cutter

Uncharted 2 - The Sanctuary - Deathmatch 10-23-2009

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Game Mode: Deathmatch - Standard - Online Multiplayer
Map: The Sanctuary
Boosters: Down the Irons, Keep Firing
Level: 27
Score: 21 Kills - 1 Death - 1 Assist

TV Tuner: ATI TV Wonder 650
Video Editing: Cyberlink PowerDirector 8.0
Music: My Shooter by Groove Cutter

Monday, February 8, 2010

John Edwards Animated By The Chinese

Check out this video from a Hong Kong gossip site summarizing John Edwards relationship with Rielle Hunter. It's probably done by the same people who made the Tiger Woods animated video.

Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young writes a tell-all book about the formerly valid political figure, his affair and subsequent love-child with Rielle Hunter, and his requests for DNA-filled diapers.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mushroom Wars

A friend recently got me a copy of Mushroom Wars for the Sony PlayStation 3. It is available to download from the PlayStation Network, PSN, for $9.99.

The tutorial did a good job drawing me further into the game. It only takes a few minutes to familiarize myself with the controls and the earlier campaign maps were very simple. It took 6 hours to beat the game. Afterward, I played the maps again in Skirmish mode where it allowed me to pick the objectives, either Conquest, Domination or King of the Hill.

Mushroom Wars offers little in replayability . It has multiplayer but it's only local. I would rather play against a friend over PSN.

Even though I enjoyed the game, I would not recommend it because the enjoyment only lasts 15 hours.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bill Gates embraces Twitter!

I thought this was only a rumor but it has been verified. Bill Gates has a twitter account. It's a shame Twitter isn't a publicly traded company or I would have purchased a boat load of their stock.

Click here for to see his tweets.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kunming and Lijiang, Yunnan, China

I spent the last two weeks of December in China. Lacey and I went on a 5 day tour of Kunming and Lijiang in Yunnan Province.

Day 1: Kunming
Aside from the delicious food, there wasn't much to do in Kunming. The hot spots are over 2 hours away and we had no transportation.
Back to the food. We went to a nearby noodle shop for lunch. Rice noodles are very popular in the region and you can get it with different fixings.

Note the color of my soup. Lunch cost roughly 19 yuan.

After the delicious lunch, we strolled around Daguan Park. I'm glad I brought a jacket. I can get by with just wearing a long sleeve shirt but I needed a jacket in the shade. There's a number of interesting sculptures around the park.

By the ponds and stream we purchased a loaf of bread for 1 yuan to feed the birds.

After a tiring day, we decided to get a massage before dinner. This was the first time I had a Thai massage. We felt so drained of energy afterward that we slept for over an hour at the massage parlor. By the time we left, 9 pm, all the shops were closing. We skipped dinner and went back to the hotel.

Day 2: Lijiang
Our tour guide took us to this older district to stroll and and shop. There's not much of these districts left. An earthquake 20 years ago destroyed many of the buildings and most of what we saw in town are new construction but with a historic decor.

Lacey found us this quaint 4 star hotel at the southern part of the city, Wang Fu Hotel of Lijian. It's not the best in the area but there's plenty of shops to browse in the neighborhood.

None of the places we visited or dined at had heating. It gets very cold at night and the hot dish you ordered will chill in mere minutes.

Day 3: Lijiang
Today was the best part of the trip. I love national parks and we went to see a glacier. Lacey and I took a cable car to the top of the mountain.
After a few flights of stairs, we reached the top of the viewing platform that sits 4680 meters above sea level. Lacey had a difficult time acclimating to the high elevation. I got her a oxygen canister for 40 yuan.
There are some beautiful sights to visit at the foot of the mountain as well.
We didn't eat lunch that day so we had an early dinner instead. I was too hungry by then and forgot to take pictures of the food.

After dinner, we went to Black Dragon Pool, a park, to walk around.
In the evening, we went to see a local performance about some of their minority groups. It's nothing to write home about and I won't recommend it.

Day 4: Lijiang
On our 2 hour ride to Tiger Leaping Gorge Harbour, we stopped by some place with a beautiful view of the mountains. They had pet primates to for us to feed.

I have no idea why they consider this place a tourist destination. You walk 15 minutes along the rapids to see more rapids. It felt colder here than on top of the snow top mountain. To make matters worse, I dropped my camera twice and it bent the lens casing. I can still use the camera but I need to manually adjust it during power-on.
Lunch was interesting. We went to a nearby restaurant and we were the only patrons. Since we were the only patron and wanted to eat chicken, we had to order a whole chicken. Half of it went to soup. The other half went to some dish. This was my first time seeing how they kill, clean, and prep a chicken.
On the way back to the city, we stopped by this lake where we can ride the local horses. Unfortunately, I didn't bring enough cash and we had to be careful with our expense. So Lacey rode the horse and I took pictures. She thinks the guide was trying to scare her out of her wits. This park is operated by the Naxi people.

Day 5: Lijiang
On our last day, we walked around the areas around the hotel some more before heading to the airport.

Overall, I had a great time. I didn't get a chance to visit Shangri-la so I have a reason to come back to this region. Next time, I'll be sure to bring a lot more cash. My biggest expenses were the admission tickets, tour guide, and massages.