Google’s put their April Fools joke live for their mobile alternative reality game live. Ingress players have their cursor turned into Pac-man and portals are now ghosts. This shouldn’t muck up gameplay too much but it’s certainly going to confuse players who forget what day it is. In Ingress there are two sides who complete […]
Archives for March 2015
Fated by Serpentfall: A Review of The Day After Ragnarok
The Day After Ragnarok is a What-If scenario that probably didn’t come up in the early risk assessment sessions of the Second World War. When the Governments and Intelligence Services of the West knuckled down for some blue sky thinking on defeating the Nazi menace, they possibly discounted the possibility of mythical world-consuming serpents. For […]
Boeing gets patent on force fields
The multinational manufacturer of airplanes, rockets and satellites has picked up an American patent on military force fields. This computer-voice / animation combo explains how the technology works. It doesn’t feel quite like “force fields from Star Wars” to me but, yeah, I get the reference. It’s also worth noting that the technology does seem […]
Jurassic World trailer: D-Rex is killing for sport
I don’t mind saying that I’m gone from being “meh” about this film to looking forward to it. Perhaps there’s life in the franchise yet – or perhaps I still think Guardians of the Galaxy whenever see Chris Pratt? Where are you on the movie anticipation scale when it comes to Jurassic World? Down in […]
The 5 best ways to fail on Kickstarter
Gregory Carslaw was born to a gaming couple and rolled his first die before speaking a word. He has a PhD in Psychology, studied Artificial Intelligence and joined 3DTotal games in 2013. His first game took six months to design … only for it to be shelved. It was going to be too expensive to […]
6 gifs only Ingress players will understand
Have you succumbed to the lure of Google’s location based alternative reality game Ingress? There are two factions in a struggle against one another; The Enlightened (green) who believe the newly discovered “exotic matter” should be free and that the world can be a better place and The Resistance (blue) who oppose those ideals and […]
Updating Half-Life 2 with modern graphics
There’s some chat that this impressive update of Half-Life 2 to a better level of graphics isn’t impressive enough. Some gamers suggest the Cinematic Mod for the game is better. There’s a debate though. Half-Life 2 isn’t just about visuals; it’s about the mood and atmosphere. I think this mod does a good job at […]
Watch as an Imperial Star Destroyer sweeps across the sky
How this for a real life Imperial Star Destroyer? It just happens to be an RC drone. The parts for the model came from Hobby King and include a 360gr custom frame that sits on top of a 810gr quadcopter with battery.
UK trailer for Terminator Genisys
Paramount Pictures UK’s trailer for Terminator Genisys shows Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke in action. How many Arnies do you count? Then there’s the “Can you spot Matt Smith” game. Are you looking forward to this movie or is the franchise running a little low on power for you these days?
What is the best way to shuffle a pack of cards?
Show me the math – in details I can understand. In this video the Numberphile gets into the maths and shuffling tactics. You’ll know three types of shuffling of cards as shown here; one type takes 7 shuffles, the other 10,000 and the other needs 60 seconds of your attention before the deck is suitably […]