In case you live under a rock (or still use Ask Jeeves), Google put up a Star Trek themed interactive journey on their front page today to celebrate the franchise’s 46th anniversary. So if you haven’t already, go over to Google and click around on the image. It’s like a choose your own adventure game, but with only one, really short adventure. I’ve already played through five times hoping to bang an alien. So far, no good. I DEMAND EROTIC OPTIONS.
Thanks to Evil Ares, Dirjel, Victor, Bri, robert the robot (not cool bro) and James, who must have known I only search through Yahoo.
They grow up so fast, don’t they? Spotify’s US launch was just over a year ago, and the streaming music outlet wants us to know just how big its baby is getting. Americans listened to more than 13 billion tracks on the service in the first 365 days, and they shared more than twice as many — 27,834,742, to be exact. Not surprisingly, just over half of that socializing went through Facebook, as you can see in the company’s sugar-coated chart. Spotify is likewise flaunting 2,700 years’ worth of time spent skulking around its app platform. Don’t feel any pangs of regret if you forgot to buy something for Spotify’s birthday, by the way: the company isn’t holding any grudges and says you’ll “love” what it has gift-wrapped for year two. We’re hoping that involves more free radio stations and fewer holdout musicians.
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More awesome tech and gadget news at: www.tekunoloji.com Follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com ************************************************************ UPDATE: GTA 10th Anniversary will be available on Dec. 15 on iOS and Android for the following devices: Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive ************************************************************ Demo of Rockstar’s GTA III: 10th anniversary for iPad 2…new updated graphics. For the record, this video was not taken without Rockstar’s permission. This was taken on October 13 (first day of NYCC). I was holding a camera in my right hand and trying to move around with my left hand. The Rockstar rep who manned the station didn’t object to my camera. I DID NOT SNEAK any spy cameras or anything, hence the close up view. You can even hear me talk to Rockstar rep towards the end. Keep in mind this is a BETA version and is NOT the final version of the game. ************************************************************ Part II (longer video) here: youtu.be Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
HTC Inspire 4G - 4GB - Brown (AT&T) Smartphone, Read Description $63.00 (6 Bids)End Date: Monday May-20-2013 5:57:56 PDTBid now | Add to watch list New 4.0" Multi-touch Android 4.0 Dual Sim WIFI Smartphone AT&T T-Mobile Unlocked $63.95End Date: Monday May-27-2013 19:22:44 PDTBuy It Now for only: $63.95Buy It Now | Add to watch list HTC Droid Incredible Verizon Wireless Wifi 8.0 MP Camera 8GB Android Cell Phone $64.95End Date: Monday May-20-2013 10:07:32 PDTBuy It Now for only: $64.95Buy It Now | Add to watch listRelated Posts:
Question by : will the new Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary on xbox 360 be for the kinect or is that a lie? because my cousin told me that. is it for kinect or not for kinect? that is the question.
Answer by Mr_J526The developers have said that there is going to be something with Kinect in the game, but you can enjoy the main game without needing Kinect. Go here and check out the little update section to see: http://gamerant.com/halo-combat-evolved-anniversary-kinect-sieg-92514/
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!!!Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special!!! Start Date: Friday, September 7th 2001. End Date: Monday, September 10th 2001. Recorded: “Madison Square Garden” New York City USA Produced & Sponsored by: © 2001 World Events LLC David Gest / MJJ Productions Inc. & CBS Inc. Niceties by: www.youtube.com Synopsis! In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired a two-hour special in honor of Michael Jackson’s thirtieth year as a solo entertainer. It was one of the highest rated TV shows in the world. (his first solo single, “Got to Be There”, was recorded in 1971). The show was edited from footage of two separate concerts Michael had orchestrated in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 7 and September 10 of 2001. The shows sold out in five hours. Ticket prices were pop’s most expensive ever; the best seats cost 00 and included a dinner with Michael Jackson and a signed poster. Jackson reportedly earned .5 million for each of the two concerts, which is over 0000 per minute. The show ranked first in black viewers over the decade ending 2008. The concerts are mentioned in the VH1 biopic Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, which notes that the last of the two concerts wrapped up just hours before two hijacked jet planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center (see September 11th terrorist attacks). Marlon Brando appeared in the concert to speak about humanitarian work but it was not broadcast due to poor …Related Posts:
In October of 2001, Rockstar Games dropped a bomb on the gaming world. That bomb was called Grand Theft Auto III. In just one release, Rockstar shifted their flagship 2D series into a 3D world, introduced an enormous chunk of the population to the concept of massive sandbox games, and stirred up the first of many controversies that the company has since become known for.
Just over 10 years later, GTA3 is back — but now it’s mobile. As of yesterday, it’s available for iOS and Android. Same game, same grit, same campy over-the-top action… but in your pocket.
So, how has the game held up? How well did it make the jump from controller to touchscreen? Is it worth your $ 5?
Lets go ahead and answer those immediately: Surprisingly well, moderately okay, and probably.
For a game that’s probably older than the TV sitting in your living room, Grand Theft Auto 3 is still remarkably entertaining. I won’t wax on too much about the gameplay itself; many hundreds of reviews did that a decade ago, and it’s still the same game (save for a few little perks ported in from modern GTA games, like instant retries on failed missions) it was then. What worked well then still works well today: you run around, explore, go on a few hundred missions, then blow up everything in sight whenever all that gets boring.
It’s not what most would call “gorgeous” by today’s gaming standards (read: it’s no Infinity Blade II), but it really does still look good. The audio is also wonderful, with an absurd amount of dialog, sound, radio chatter, and music crammed into the 500 MB package. At the very least, it’s a wonderful testament of how far technology has come; what required a big ol’ dedicated gaming console just a decade ago now runs effortlessly on an itty-bitty battery-powered slab of glass.
To say it “runs effortlessly” requires a bit of a caveat, though. Rockstar claims support for all of the more recent iOS devices, including the iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2. On the latter two, it’s butter. On the iPad 1, graphic quality takes a massive hit (see the comparison shot above) — and still, framerate issues tend to rear their head. (Alas, I don’t have an iPhone 4 handy to test it on, so I can’t comment on the compatibility there.)
Look up at the screen shot above. The buttons! They’re everywhere! You can feel your hands cramping already.
It’s actually quite playable — in most cases, at least. The D-pad drops wherever you put your thumb when you’re hoofin’ it, and the other buttons are big enough that they’re not too much trouble to find (Oh: and if you think you could layout a better control scheme, you can re-arrange/re-size them in the settings screen.) Driving isn’t too bad either (though, man is it easy to flip your car now. I don’t know if they tweaked the physics engine or something, but it’s far easier to find yourself upside down and covered in flames than I remember.)
Shooting, however, is a rather terrible experience… which is unfortunate, considering how crucial it is to the game as a whole. The game has an autolock system which, even after fair amount of playtime, never seems to work the way I expect. It’s not so bad as to make the game impossible (just quite frustrating at times) but is detrimental enough that it influences my recommendation.
As for said recommendation: if you’ve never played through GTA3, I wouldn’t suggest having the mobile experience be your first. The controls, while acceptable, just take away too much of the magic. GTA3 is a great game and was far ahead of its time; if it’s going to be played by a newcomer, it deserves to be played as originally intended. If you played through the original (or started it, and never got a chance to finish before Mom slung the PS2 at a garage sale) and are just looking to swim in nostalgia, however, it’s easily worth the 5 bucks.
You can find GTA3: 10th Anniversary in the App Store here
That…is making my eyes water.
This is an 18-minute trip (literally, some of the graphics are INTENSE) down Mario memory lane featuring a musical montage of tunes from Nintendo games featuring everyone’s favorite plumber (unless your favorite plumber is the guy from Roto-Rooter you call when your shitter overflows, in which case no, not him). It includes music from pretty much every game Mario has ever been in and makes a great soundtrack for the day. Kidding, it’s like having a 18-minute seizure.
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HP’s tablet ship may have sailed, but at least you can still count on the outfit for your next reverse Polish notation calculator. That’s right, HP’s 12c just hit the big three-oh. The classic calculator is celebrating its mid life crisis 30th year in production with a special limited edition number cruncher, featuring an etched faceplate declaring its pedigree. If 1981′s coolest calculator isn’t your style, don’t fret — HP is also releasing a limited edition run of 1982′s HP 15c, boasting a hundred-fold improvement in performance over its predecessor. Retro calculation can be yours for $ 80 and $ 100, respectively. Hit the break to see HP toot its own horn in the 12c’s official 30th anniversary “Then & Now” video.
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We already wished the Apple Store a happy 10th anniversary, looking back to see what’s changed (and what hasn’t) in a decade of retail presence. Now Apple’s tweaking things even more, launching the so-called Apple Store 2.0. iPads have been scattered throughout, deployed to run as mini-kiosks and providing information about various products on display. Users can learn more about any particular gadget on the tablets, figure out pricing, and even hit a button to have a sales associate swing by — for when turning around and saying “excuse me” is just too much work. The new experience has already launched in Australia and we’re guessing will hit American stores later today, though we wouldn’t be shocked if Apple has a few extras surprises for us in the next day or so as well.
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