Sunday, February 26, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [2/26/12]

          "Children are the future. Especially if ya think that future is going to be Mad Max."
~Leon Thomas from Heart of Gaming (Episode 58: The Store [Watch Here])

          For more, um, colorful quotes and great videos visit his site Heart of Gaming here.

Great picture--Who's up for another movie night?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

All Your Devices Can Be Hacked

This can happen.
          This is a very interesting video about our everyday devices can be hacked and the unorthodox methods some hackers use. Watch it below.


The Last Story Finally Getting US Release!

          I'll be brief. I forgot to post that Nintendo revealed in will release Hironobu Sakaguchi's The Last Story Stateside! It's due sometime in Q3 of this year. Operation Rainfall worked!

Check Out Time Level-5's Time Travelers

Take responsibility and kiss me!
          This is a game that I am excited about that I hope makes it Stateside. Time Travelers takes place in the year 2031, eighteen years after an explosion destroys central Tokyo. Now rebuilt, and with greatly advanced technology since the event of the Lost Hole, Tokyo is powered by 2000 meter tall tower called Space Elevator. And now, an another event is about to occur that could change the fate of the world forever.

          The game's composer, Hideki Sakamoto, revealed that Time Travelers is due out in Japan in early summer. The game will be released on PSP, 3DS, and Vita.

SOURCE: Gematsu

Friday, February 24, 2012

Tim Schafer And Ron Gilbert Talk Adventure Games

          Listen to talk adventure legends talk about adventures, their relevance today, and their own Kickstarter project below. Join their Kickstarter project here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Enter the Midnight Arena!

Persona 4's Back!

          I'll be brief. Hooray! Atlus has announced that it with be releasing Persona 4: Arena, Persona 4 based fighting game, Stateside this Summer! Yeah! The story is being done by the Persona Team and the gameplay is being handled by the awesome guys at Arc System Works (BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fame). Great News--I'm so tired. Good night.

          In other gaming news...The demo for the new SSX released to today on PS3 and X360! Double Yay!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [2/19/12]

          "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"

~Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four (Chapter 6, Page 111)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hedge-Fund Manager Allegedly Attained $900,000 Through Inside Tips

Roomy Khan pictured above
          Doug Whitman, North Californian hedge-fund manager, allegedly attained $900,000 for his company through insider tips on technology firms. Whitman, 54, is said to have traded confidential information on publicly traded companies as well as payed for tips, specifically tips from Karl Motey and neighbor and business associate Roomy Khan between 2006-2007 on companies such as Polycon Inc. and Google. Both, Motey and Khan have pleaded guilty to their own instances of insider-trading and are currently working with authorities to testify against others of similar crimes. Whitman’s case is one that stems from a larger insider-trading case against Raj Rajaratnam, founder Galleon Group. Whitman has pleaded not guilty and was released on a $1.5 million bond. Whitman’s lawyer holds that he traded using only lawful research and information.

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dead Drops (Not The Ones In Infamous)

          Hey, this is a cool project I discovered thanks to one of my friends on Facebook. The project is an offline, peer-to-peer file sharing network. The project was started by Aram Bartholl and works by embedding flash drive in walls in the public space. Everyone is invited to use the Dead Drops--putting files on them and/or taking files off and more importantly making their own. Watch their video below and check out there website here. (Grammar, if there are issues, will be fixed when I get home tonight.)

Dead Drops Website

Mega Kingdom Hearts 3D Trailer Released

          Square has released a 9 minute long mega trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. It's a really cool trailer, watch it below.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Enter Mars Volta's New Single: The Malkin Jewel

          Mars Volta released there new single, The Malkin Jewel, for their up-coming album Noctourniquet today (err, I guess that was yesterday, now). Also, you can pre-order the album from there website. For $29.99 (+shipping and tax) you can get the album (both physical and digital[mp3]) upon release, a T-shirt upon release, and the single as soon as you order it. Hear the single below or go to their website here.

Pre-order Noctourniquet ($29.99)

The Malkin Jewel by The Mars Volta from Noctourniquet

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [2/12/12]

          BFF #1: "I summon my fist! In attack mode. (punch) You lose 500 life points."
          Yugi: "But I was in face down position."
~Exchange between BBF #1 and Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged (Season 0, Episode 2)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Now Get Badges Too!

          On top of the Loyalty Program I added a few weeks ago I have now added a Badge system, too. Get cool badges for doing stuff around the site and brag about it to your friends! Get out and try now!

Navy To Test Fire Prototype Railgun Next Week

          The Navy is set to fire off a sufficient number of shots to test the BAE Systems-built version Railgun's barrrel structural integrity and life. The railgun is designed to fire the same rounds as the ones aboard U.S. warships. The gun works by propelling the round through the barrel not by gunpowder but by the electomagnets lined inside the gun. The Navy is planning the fully developed version to fire its rounds at speeds of Mach 7.

          Once the Railgun is complete it is expected so save the Navy millions in maintence cost since the weapon uses electromagnetic energy and won't have to use traditional rounds. Watch a video of it below.


Lollipop Chainsaw - Nick & Juliet Trailer

          This is the new trailer for Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture's new game Lollipop Chainsaw. This trailer is really funny. I can't wait for this to come out. Check it out below.

Gravity Rush 15 Minute Gameplay Video

          Hey, guys, yesterday a 15-munite gameplay video of the upcoming Playstation Vita title Gravity Rush, Gravity Daze if you're Japanese, went online. I've been following the game for awhile and it looks even better than the last time I saw it. The concept of gravity manipulation is cool. The battle systems looks fun, too, though, it's not a Devil May Cry or Bayonetta. It's not that kind of game. In the preview video they showcase a lot of the game's music and I gotta to say I'm in love with it. The music here is great--kind of ethereal, Jazzy, poppy--it's cool. Anyway, check it out for yourself by watching the video below.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

IST 331: Database Design Class Recordings

          I'm putting all my recordings of IST 331 Database Design (CSU, Spring 2012, Lab Days) with Professor Schumaker here. The links below will direct you to the first part of that day's recording. The other parts should show up in the descriptions.

UPDATE 1 (4/18/12): I added a playlist option.

Professor Schumaker's Website

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

83-Year Old Women Receive First 3D Printed Jaw

          A few month ago in Belgium, an 83 year old woman has become the world's first recipient of the coolest implant ever: A '3D printed' titanium jaw. That's right, that jaw see above was printed using technology developed by the University of Hasselt BIOMED Research Institute, which took titanium dust and literally printed the three dimensional jaw. It weighs a tiny bit more, but the procedure only took hours instead of the normal few days it usually take and the woman was able to get her daily habits by the next day! True amazing.

          If you want to learn please visit the links below.

SOURCES: EngadgetInhabitat, The Blaze

Help Kinuyo Yamashita: Have You Heard This Song?

          Kinuyo Yamashita is a video game composer who has done great music for many great games including: Castlevania and Mega Man X. She needs your help to help her find a game she composed music for. Read her plea below.

          Plea from Kinuyo Yamashita,
I composed music for a game called "Crying Dragon" a while ago. I tried to search for the game on the internet, but I wasn't able to find it. Maybe they changed the title of the game? I don't know. The title of this song is "Cecil". Please tell me if you recognize this music or know what game it is from. Thanks!

Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty Opens February 17

          Studio Ghibli's 2010 film, The Secret World of Arrietty, will open in 1200 theathers from February 17 to March 8. 1200 screens makes this the Studio's largest American release. The film is based off the book The Burrowers (1952) by Mary Norton. Arrietty was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and supervised by Hayao Miyazaki.

          See the English trailer after the jump.

SOURCE:  Anime News Network

Arrietty's US Website Here
Buy Tickets Online Here

UPDATE 1 (12/10/12): Preview Clips and Interviews Added

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Best Quote of the Week ~ [2/5/12]

Superb Image By just.K
          "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
~William Shakespeare from his play Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2

Here's hoping this releases someday. Take as much time as you want 
Square, as long as you release it and it's good.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nano Quadrotors Swarm Video

          Another quick post. This is a very interesting article/video I found for my IST homework. It's about GRASP Labs research and development of next-gen Quadrotors that can handle complex formation autonomously as well as other cool things. See the videos after the jump.

SOURCES: Slash GearEngadget

NASA High-Definition Images Of Earth

          Short post. NASA releases a pair of HD images of the our Blue Marble. The Earth really does look spectacular. See the other photo as well as the original 1972 image after the jump.

SOURCE: Huffington Post