Archive for January, 2013

OUYA

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgHave not talked about the OUYA since the summer.  If you still haven’t hear about this, I’ll tell you.  It is a new video game console coming out some time in “March?”.   They say it will cost $99.  It is built on Android and all the games will be free to try.  My guess some will be demos and other will have microtransactions.  Back in December they sent out all their developer consoles to the people that are making games.  The reason its very interesting other than the price is the fact that the game will be downloaded.  It cuts out the middle man.  All so the games will be made by all kinds of different people.  Some will be big time developers and other would be indie.   Just wonder how the games will be priced.  Thinking the first bunch of game will be phone ports but I could wrong.  You can still pre-order one over that their website.   Would like to get one but I will wait and see how it turns out.

Wacom Tablets

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by getbent57

WacomBambooSplashHave seen the Wacom tablets for sale and people using then in videos.  All ways thought they were pretty darn cool.  If you are wondering what they are.  The simple way of says is, is computerized paper and pen.  Then used with some software you can do some cool stuff.   They are most often used for drawing or computer game stuff.  For a long time they were aimed at professionals because they were high end expensive.  They still are with the Intuos line.   But now they have a new line called Bamboo which is aimed at the very day person.

Start at $80 going up $200 for the Bamboo line is not bad.   Thinking about getting one.  While I am not artist and pretty much suck at draw.  I do like to do it.   When I was a kid used to make my own comic books.  You can do more than just art with them.  They can all so be use to edit photos.  I am looking at the Bamboo Splash.   Over at Future Shop they have it for > here for $79.99.   Then looked on Amazon.ca  and they have it for > here $69.99 (on sale as I am writing this January 23, 2013).  Like I said they are pretty cool.  Do have a gift card for Future Shop.  Not sure what to do.  Will have to think on.  May be look at some more videos and read reviews.

Twine

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by getbent57

TwineYesterday I was reading this article over at Gamespot.com called Power to the People: The Text Adventures of Twine.  It is a very good read.  Talks about how a text adventure can be a game.  What got me the most is that any one can make one for free with the the program called Twine.   It is kind of like and web based choose your own adventure book.  Growing up we had a bunch of these book.   After watching the videos on how to use the program (you can see them here or below) it is a simple but very powerful program.  You are only limited by your imagination.  Going to give this a try.  Looks like it would be fun.   If it turns out ok or not will post it for sure.  If you want to see what a finished product looks like check out this link.  This is the one they use as an example in the GameSpot article.  Below are the videos on how to use the program.

Creating a Simple Story

Formatting a Story

Finishing Touches

RED 2 Trailer

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , on January 21, 2013 by getbent57

Red2Happy to say there is a trailer now out for RED 2.   Loved the first movie, RED.  When I review that back in 2010 I gave it a 5 out of 5.   So it is nice to see they are making a sequel.   From the trailer > here or below it will keep in tack the same action/comedy that made the first one awesome.   Helen Mirren is back and she looks as bad ass as ever.  This is not out until August 2, 2013.  But I will be going to see it when it does come out.  Think now I will have to go back and watch the first one.

Arrow

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by getbent57

Arrow.jpgLast Wednesday (January 16, 2013) Arrow started up again.  For the second half of season one.  The first nine episodes were really good.  So I was looking forward to seen what would have in number ten.  Was a bit let down.  The “bad guy” for this episode has a cool look to him.  The firefighter in all back was nice.  But they didn’t do much with him.  He was very two dimensional character.  The whole episode wasn’t too flat.  But there was a nice twist at the end.  If you didn’t see it yet  I will not spoil it for you.  My last post about Arrow I said there would be elven episodes but after looking at the Wikipedia page it says there are 18.  So there is lots of time for the show to be good again.

Top Gear Series Nineteen Trailer

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by getbent57

topgear-logo.jpgBack again talking about Top Gear series nineteen.  As you might know or not but it starts January 27, 2013.  Now there is a trailer out.  It is short about 40 seconds but pretty funny.  They managed to cram lots of awesome into 40 seconds.  You can check it out > here or below.  In other new over at Wikipedia page they have info on what the first show is about.

“Jeremy attempts to build a car that’s even smaller than the Peel P50. • James road tests the new 205mph Bentley Continental GT Speed by taking it out on a British Rally stage. • Richard is out on the test track in the new Pagani Huayra

Sounds like it will be a good show.  Well they are all ways good. It has been far too long of a wait for some new Top Gear.  Just have to wait about one more week.

Classified – Inner Ninja ft. David Myles

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by getbent57

ClassifiedReally digging the new song, Inner Ninja ft. David Myles by Classified.  Not really into the Hip Hop/Rap/R&B music.  But every now again there is a song that is really good.  Like most rap song it the chorus or the hook that makes it good.  David Myles goes a great job.  Have talked about one of this songs, Way Too Long a few years back.  Inner Ninja is off Classified’s  2013 album called Classified.  Give it a listen.