Posts Tagged ‘uncharted’

Looking good, pixels

Monday, March 1st, 2010

There have been questions asked by those who scooped up a Nintendo DSi from stores and wanted more than just a camera and microphone-recording capabilites. The potential for these two cameras on the handheld was huge, but it wasn’t until I saw this video that my opinion was confirmed:

'Uncharted 2' - PS3

Technology lately has been continuing to impress. Mobile phone technology has come a long way from the brick-sized, lightning-rod antenna days.

Now we have phones that can practically run your life, and book a restaurant. They can also make phone calls, but who wants to do that when you can turn your phone into a fart machine or pint of lager?

Laptops the X+Y dimensions of an A5 piece of paper cost $100 for third-world countries, and games look so realistic, you’re utterly shocked when you see the comparison between real-life actors and their digital counterparts.

It got me thinking about times when technology really surprised me and got my imagination working overtime. Wireless technology has to be by far the technology that still amazes me. Soon cords will be a thing of the past. And what will we use as shoelaces once our headphones die?

A heads up for those of you with a PlayStation 3: You may be finding it difficult to log in to PlayStation Network today. It seems that the slim PS3 models (that’s the 120/250GB models) aren’t affected, but for those with older machines, Sony’s trying to iron out these issues for us.

Thanks to Randy over at PlayStationHome blog for the heads up.

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Why does every vending machine have to deceive us?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Sometimes you wonder what the aftermath of a stunt like this is…

This video tries to “Share the Happiness”, but when you look a little deeper into the issue, what this really does is give people the same deceptive experience as some people have been feeling with post-Avatar blues. But let’s investigate this further.

It's true. Girls love chocolate more.

The first woman only starts to share the machine’s ‘fault’ after the fifth bottle comes out. Had it stopped at four, she would’ve walked away.

[Lesson #1: We’re greedy up to a certain point. >4 items = Societal pressure to share]

Then the machine gives flowers. I would say for the three girls given flowers, they would soon return to their boyfriend, yelling lines similar to Janet Jackson’s “What have you done for me lately?”.

[Lesson #2: If you don’t treat your woman right, she’ll find love from a 600ml dispenser mouth]

0% Trustworthy. 100% Sue-Proof.

Students were given an abundance of items following that, like that flashy light thingy and a balloon dog.

That large pizza and giant sandwich raises some concerns. What if a student got food poisoning from the sandwich? Who would you sue, the vending machine?

[Lesson #3: To save restaurants and cafes copious amounts of legal fees, dispense all meals via a vending machine]

When all is said and done, what happens to these students? These kids are working two jobs just to pay the rent, without even thinking about the amount of homework gathering up.

This magical vending machine suddenly appears, promises you the world full of soft drinks, pizza and sandwiches, then all of a sudden, everything’s gone.

It’s just another blank wall in a hallway of dismay and dullness. A blank, ungenerous wall with no consideration for the students. Who’s there to explain to the hundreds of kids pumping in their change to get take-away Chinese, a DVD rental or results to their final exams?

I think our machine's a Chia pet

All that our office’s machines do is demand money, and then more money. Only then will the machine think about dispensing one of its items. I’m suspicious the machines are trying to dupe me.

At least I know what’s ahead for my future with our machine. Forget hostile takeover of the world by Schwarzenegger robots, I just want my crisps damnit!

And now, to announce the fifth and final round of nominees for the Wowwies Awards! And the nominees are:

Sexiest Video Game Character
Ophelia -- Brutal Legend
Bayonetta – Bayonetta
Chloe Frazer -- Uncharted 2
Ezio -- Assassin’s Creed II

The Greyest Person
Gordon Brown
Jennifer Aniston
Ben Stein
Nicole Kidman

Hand of God
Thierry Henry
Diego Maradona
Fabio Grosso
Mohammed Ali

And that’s it! The final listing of nominees to the very 1st Annual Wowwies Awards! Tune in early next week, when we get exclusive coverage of the Red Carpet, then the ceremony!

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