March 2012

This is a wacky video. Wanna see all 22 Bond movies simultaneously? I lol’ed watching this! You only see the first minute, but ingenious nonetheless.

(credit to MJCJMJCJM and blogger

A tragic story from Augusta, Georgia, where a 12-year old shot and killed a 10-year old. The investigators say that before the shooting occurred, the kids were playing Call of Duty: Black Ops (a game that is rated M for intense violence and meant for 17+ year olds).

The 10-year old boy and another 8-year old boy were playing the game, while the 12-year old boy was waving around his parents’ semi-automatic handgun when it went off.

Child psychiatrist, Dr. Dale Peeples says there are many factors that affect violent behavior in children: their family situation, their peer group dynamic and  if they have witnessed violence in the past.

Do you think playing a excessively violent game like Call of Duty could be a factor that motivates a kid to search for their parents’ handgun and start playing around with it? Obviously, the parents have some responsibility in this tragedy. Was their mistake letting their kids play this game, or leaving the gun lying around the house, or both?

This is the making of the breathlessly beautiful video of “KARA“, a PS3 tech demo / mini sci-fi film, that I blogged about here (make sure you watch this first before you watch the video below). You will be shocked at the uncanny resemblance of the artificially created Kara versus the actress Valorie Curry! Hurry! And watch this:

So do you think Quantic Dream will develop this into a game? After all, they did create the critically acclaimed “Heavy Rain” game on the PS3. What do you think?

So, is Angry Birds Space the same old thing? Thankfully no; it actually introduces some new mechanics of weightlessness / gravity into the play control, giving it a fresh new feel. The graphics have been improved, and the level designs are fun and interesting. The same addictive gameplay that everyone enjoys is back. Some say that this is the most entertaining of all the Angry Birds games!

Is it worth getting? Watch IGN’s review below and decide for yourself.

The iPhone version is $0.99, while iPad’s HD version is $2.99. Android’s is $0.99. PC fans can get a free, ad-supported version, or ad-free version for $5.95, Mac users are $4.99.

This video review by IGN shows some of the beautiful graphics of AB:Space.

That’s a lot of Angry Birds!

Thanks to Earth Station One for the post.

Scroll down for the amazing Augmented Reality!!

As you know, I blogged about a hard-to-resist Deal of the Day for the Nintendo 3DS. Sorry wifey, I gave in. And boy, for $100, this is a great value! Bought two games that came to $80, Super Mario Land 3D and Kid Icarus: Uprising. Now here are some thoughts on the system.

  • The 3D is amazing!  (depending on the game of course). The included games within the 3DS (wait till you try AR Games!) really take advantage of it, and so do both Super Mario Land 3D and Kid Icarus. And remember, if the 3D effects are a little too much, it can be easily turned down or even off.
  • There’s a LOT of preloaded software this time! You can make and play music, take 3D pictures and 3D video (REALLY!), and edit them. You can even play Augmented Reality (AR) mini-games using the six packed-in AR cards. These AR games really show off the 3D effects well! You won’t believe your eyes when you first try them!
  • The device includes an accelerometer and gyroscope, for more modern motion-sensitive game control without additional peripherals. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time uses the motion-sensing hardware very well!
  • It comes included with a 2gb SD card! And of course the AC adapter, which you can use while playing if you play for more than 3 hours straight (cuz you know, the battery dies after just 3hrs). Oh, and it’s already charged up for you the first time right out of the box!

I can understand the criticism the 3DS got when it first came out ($250 price tag, low battery life, very few games). Well, this is the best time now as there are many great games out and for $100* for what you get, this is the deal of the year! *limited time only

What games, you say? See further below.

Must-get games that are currently out on the platform: Super Mario Land 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario Kart 7, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Rayman 3D, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Samurai Warriors Chronicles,  Ridge Racer 3D, Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Star Fox 3D, and soon to be out Professor Layton: Mask of Miracle.

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