Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Books | Posted on 16-08-2012
Now that it has been released and it has already been delivered to my Kindle app on my iPad, time to take a bite. Or, if Hugh Howey’s other novels are an indicator, likely finish in under two days.
So in this book Howey takes the Zombie genre and puts it on its head. For in this novel he explores the human souls who do not make it. The ones left to turning into zombies themselves with their humanity trapped by their condition. If Howey’s previous works are an indicator I will finish this book with many thoughts about humanity at its core. About whether or not we deserve to survive an apocalypse, Zombie or otherwise. Oh and in case you missed it. It is a Zombie book. And, I love zombie books.
The book is on sale now on Amazon: I, Zombie by Hugh Howey on Amazon
Check out Hugh Howe’s site here: http://www.hughhowey.com/
Cover courtesy www.hughhowey.com
Posted by Joe | Posted in CCGs | Posted on 10-08-2012
It seems that Wizards of the Coast is following in the video game industries footsteps more and more. First we had Magic the Gathering becoming more approachable and playable especially for new players. Then we have received different iterations the past couple years of the Duels of the Planeswakers video game. I stumbled upon an article on the mothersite about achievements being added to Magic the Gathering’s Planeswalker point system. For the unfamiliar the Planeswalker point system took place of the DCI rating system about a year ago. here is an article about the change. The achievement system is currently in Beta right now. It looks promising, giving pro’s and casual players something to look forward to. Hopefully this picks up steam and becomes a great part of Magic the Gathering.
Posted by Joe | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 12-07-2012
Huzzah……………..A new Magic the Gathering Online Client is coming out. No longer when you boot up MOTO will you feel like it’s 1998. On July 16th their will be an open beta to try out the new client. From the screenshots it looks pretty slick. Here is an article from the mothership http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/203 explaining all the tidbits.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Hardware, Tech | Posted on 27-06-2012
So the Nexus 7 tablet is here.
Android version 4.1 “Jellybean”,1.3Ghz quad core processor, NFC, Front facing camera and a 1200×800 screen.
More importantly though:
*Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and more importantly any high-end tablets are now completely obsolete.
1.With the announcement came news of the play store adding the ability to sell TV Shows (seasons and episodes), Movies, and Magazines Google puts itself in as a major player in content distribution. Their previous lack of content is what opened the door and allowed Amazon to compete in the tablet market in the first place. Remember, the Fire is not pure android it is a skinned version that highlights Amazon’s content. This made complete sense at the time but, no longer has the pull it did previous to today’s announcements. Amazon should have done their best to parter with google and provide content directly in Android rather than make the Kindle Fire. Now they have to fight off Apple and Google in providing video content. Ouch!
2. Apps! I have been telling the people I know that the reason that I made the purchase of an iPad over a powerful android tablet was the lack of apps. Yes, yes, I am aware that the Play Store has over 500,000 apps. But, how many of them are optimized for tablets? Very few. I do not see this changing overnight as it will take time but, a single high selling android tablet may swing some developers to target the Nexus with new versions of their apps.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Video Games | Posted on 14-06-2012
Image courtesy Google Play Store
Adult Swim has made another silly game. This time it is way more addictive. Monsters Ate My Condo has great graphics and sound but more importantly is fun. Characters designed by the crew that brought you games like Robot Unicorn Attack and Snoticles. I grabbed it for my iPad but it is available for iPod/iPhone and android devices on the play store. Well worth the $.99 to make monsters eat sections of a building while the music pumps out hints of Dubstep. Easy to lose some time on this one. Like Rampage….only on Crack sprinkled with LSD.
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in Science | Posted on 16-05-2012
Despite tech being a sure fire outlet for entertainment, I am always encouraged to see it helping people’s lives. In this case this article from CNN documents the achievements of an autistic child using an iPad as a tool to communicate. We take these devices for granted as we watch movies, check Facebook, twitter, or play a game. However, to some they can be the long awaited tool to penetrate a darkness they live with each day. It is good to see that those dealing with autism on a daily basis can be open to trying what in previous generations would have possibly been written off as a toy. But, more importantly it helped at least one child.
And for more autism info:
Posted by Michael P. | Posted in The Geeks themselves | Posted on 09-05-2012
Ok, so I introduced the blog, time to introduce myself.