Friday, 24 February 2012

Kid Icarus Uprising finally dated for Australia

29th March

Played this at the Nintendo Experience Tour at Doncaster last year and I have to say it was definitely one of my favourite games on display. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Nintendo


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

War of Currents by The Whiskers

Awesome album by an Awesome band. Ornithopters is especially good, but the whole album is truly excellent. Have a listen and click on Buy if you like what you hear!

The band has most unfortunately split up now, but you can find more info at the following:

Band Page

Awkwardcore Records

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Iron Sky - sleeper hit of the year?

I've been keeping up on this one for some time through Quiet Earth and various others sites and I have to admit I was intrigued & excited by the project from the get go. The idea of a crowd sourced movie is really exciting, but adding in the high concept plot of Nazis attacking Earth after spending 70 years on the dark side of the moon, especially with Sarah Palin as the US President, is just too cool not to get jazzed about.
With the trailer getting all kinds of buzz on YouTube, I just really hope everyone goes to see this wherever it's playing (while completely ignoring a certain 3D re-release of an already crap movie).
Let this be a wake up call to the Hollywood fatcats that a true Passion project can be worth a thousand crap movies based on toys or cartoons or any other useless remake they may come up with.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Beauty and the Beast - a version worth seeing?

Beauty and the Beast (2013) - IMDb

Word is this is set to be directed by Guillermo Del Toro with Emma Watson starring as the titular Beauty.

To make this absolutely perfect, we just need Ron Perlman to reprise the role of the Beast from his career making turn in the classic 80s TV Series.

Here's hoping GDT goes all Pan's Labyrinth on it...could be seriously awesome!

And even if not, it's sure to be better than this dismal looking version of the fable.

Iron Sky - Must See Movie

This could well be the sleeper hit of the year. A crowd sourced movie about Nazis hiding out on the dark side of the Moon for 70 years before launching an attack on Earth to reclaim the motherland = Awesome!

Check out the Trailer and some other details after the jump.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

RPG Goodness

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer Swings a Mighty Axe!

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit it, but I'm really excited to see this.

Twentieth Century Fox has revealed the first trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, coming to theaters on June 22nd.
Produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the big screen adaptation stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell.
It was written by Seth Grahame-Smith based on his own novel.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer Swings a Mighty Axe!

Spencer Krug’s Moonface To Release “With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery” In April – Download “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” Blog :: JAGJAGUWAR

Spencer Krug is a musical genius. All of his ouput is always excellent. Hanging out to hear this!

Spencer Krug’s Moonface To Release “With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery” In April – Download “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” Blog :: JAGJAGUWAR

Monday, 13 February 2012

Solitaire

I've been getting into Solitaire on my phone. I'm playing standard three card deal and I'm currently at 5 wins for 109 plays. Does this mean I'm crap at playing, or is this typical?

Sunday, 12 February 2012

MusicBrainz

Just came across this today: MusicBrainz.

Could be the IMDb of the music world, maybe. Get involved!

Random Musings About the Digital Age

These are some random thoughts I came up with about the digital age a while back...I'm about to start my Masters in Information Management @ RMIT, so if I ever decide to go for my Doctorate, this is probably something along the lines that I would write about.


Thesis 101
Everything we know is all ones and zeros.
The numbers 2 through 9 are superfluous; they are all rendered in computer language into a series of 1s and 0s.
All languages, all the letters of all the alphabets known currently to man have been transformed into 1s and 0s; even ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics have been rendered in binary (check this out)
All human knowledge is in the process of being digitised into 1s and 0s (Google literary thing, etc)
Telephone conversations are transmitted digitally
TV signals are beamed into the home as a string of 0s and 1s
The entire Internet is nothing more than an incalculable number of 1s and 0s.
Music is stored digitally
Photos are taken digitally, manipulated digitally, stored digitally.
Movies are shot on digital film
Special effects are almost entirely created in the digital domain.
Even this dissertation is being rendered as 1s and 0s as I type
Our whole lives are contained in digital databases stored somewhere across the globe...Google, Facebook, government departments, home hard drive, etc
All the complexity of human life has been reduced to one of two states of being, either a 1 or a 0; On or Off!!!!
Wars are fought, won and lost based on 1s and 0s
Chess, the ancient game of strategy and skill can be won by a relatively simple process governed entirely by 1s and 0s
Online poker involves nothing more than the transfer of 1s and 0s across networked computer systems
Newspapers are delivered in physical “analogue” format, but the stories and pictures contained therein originated from a computer as 1s and 0s
There is almost no aspect of life today that does not involve computers in one aspect or another, which is all just 1s and 0s.
What happens when there is nothing left but the One and the Zero???????
PS: the analogue clock on the wall is comforting!

Digital:
Mobile Phone
TV
Movies (increasingly)
Video games
Virtual reality
Cameras
Microwave
Computer
Radio (becoming)
Cars (computers inbuilt)
Banking systems

Analogue Devices:
Wrist watch (some)
Wall/Grandfather clocks
Radio (outgoing)
Car Engine
Human senses
Human Brian????

Reality???????
Is “Analogue” reality more real than “Digital” reality?
Is reality less real when it’s rendered through binary systems?
Would I enjoy wine any less if it were digital?


What’s the conclusion????
The human race has a choice...will we be 1s or 0s, will we be on or off, will we be alive or dead?

PPS: If I ever to get a Doctorate, I'll be changing my name to Love so I can be Dr Love! 

LoZ: Oracle of Seasons



The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color) Review

Never actually played this one, but Oracle of Ages was awesome. Here's hoping for a 3DS eShop release soon.

Partying with Mario - IGN

Partying with Mario - IGN
But will it be any good?

Vampires Continue to Flourish in Hollywood

Dracula rises for multiple new projects including Hammer film and Russell Crowe's Harker

It'll be interesting to see how many of these actually end up seeing the light of day.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

blog << amanda palmer

This is awesomely exciting news. Amanda Palmer rules!!!!

And she'll be recording right here in sunny old Melbourne. Sweet!

blog << amanda palmer

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Fredbaty's Channel - YouTube

Some seriously good guitar playing here. Check it out:

Fredbaty's Channel - YouTube

Also, music & more info available at the following links:

12rec
Bandcamp
facebook

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Ah, the good old days...

Filming starts in Montreal on Vin Diesel's Riddick

Filming starts in Montreal on Vin Diesel's Riddick

Love Bandcamp.com

Some of my favourites artists that are featured on Bandcamp:



www.soundsupp.ly