I came across this one a few weeks ago, but never got around to posting it. Anyway, today they released a long version so I decided to post it on here. Its a sony ad that is literelly 250,000 bouncing balls, bouncing down a hill. You really have to see it to believe it.
[Link] (.mov, 150 Secs, 54meg)
[Link] (.mov, 60 secs, 18meg)
[Link] (.mpg, poor quality, 60 secs, 6meg)
The first review of the script for the upcoming HALO movie is out, and the outlook looks good. Movies based on computer games seem to be doomed to failure. Tomb Raider and Doom are the only two movies that come to mind that haven’t failed dismally. This review for HALO however, paints a very different picture:
Halo opens with a series of scorched snapshots. Fragments. As memory. This is MASTER CHIEF’S DREAM.
We open on a SPARTAN HELMET, and a REFLECTION in its visor.
In the reflection, we see buildings. The design and architecture of the buildings tell us this is not Earth. The suns are low in the sky, and bathing the landscape blood red.
We snap back to show the full figure of the SPARTAN and folks we are introduced to MASTER CHIEF (MC for short for the rest of this review). Seven foot tall, clad head to toe in MJOLNIR armor, holding a MA5B ASSAULT rifle. We pull back some more to reveal behind MC, another fifty SPARTAN WARRIORS. All the Spartans have their gaze directed at the skies where a vast shadow or cloud is eclipsing the twin suns.
Only this shadow turns out to be literally thousands of Covenants drop ships! (I can’t wait for these WETA toys!) We cut to a battlefield across the wasteland where the Spartans and the Covenant are locked in ferocious combat.
Face the facts. Those new Coldplay albums aren’t being put onto Kazaa by a 12 year old who bought the cd and decided to rip it.
Releases slowly fall down the pyramid from hidden top level FTP until they reach somewhere the average user can get at them. The following is taken off the peerweb forum here, however it requires registration in order to view. Wired also had a great article on the topic back in January this year, and so for the purpose of this little article I decided to dig up a link for you all. You can find it here. Without further adue, and with thanks to mig on peerweb… Read the rest of this entry »
So I have to admit, when I saw gorrilaz were performing at the MTV music awards I was a little surprised. You see, gorrilaz aren’t a real band, they are according to wikipedia:
Gorillaz (pronounced "gorillas") are an animated Britpop collective or supergroup and virtual band, comprising four animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. The band was created by Damon Albarn (of Blur) and Jamie Hewlett, the creator of Tank Girl.
Gorillaz have earned the Guinness World Record for being the Most Successful Virtual Band.
So how could they play live? Through some freaking cool hologram technology is the answer! This is some damn cool footage, so be sure to check the video out.
[Video Link] (16 meg, MP4)
The new msn version, part of MSN’s Live intiative has just entered the beta testing phase. Unlike previous releases which have circulated the net unchecked, this version required your .NET account to be activated for use of the beta. Thankfully there is a patch out in order to use the beta.
Grab the install file here
Grab mess.be’s hack to allow you to login here
When you can’t innovate (cough microsoft) copy! These are linked photos of the new version of msn, and I feel like I’ve seen them before. I think its because it looks scarily similar to skype. But we all knew microsoft struggles to come up with their own ideas anyway!
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Oh boy, a Laser Ray Gun is now available for purchase from a company called Information Unlimited. This $1750 handheld shooter comes fully assembled, runs on standard AA batteries, and packs enough focused energy to blast a hole in the “hardest of metals.” A set of Alkalines loads about a hundred-fifty 6,000 Watt shots with a 20 to 30 second recharge lag between blasts. Oh sure, they’ll tell you that the product is intended as an “advanced science project” after digging into the details, and you’ll have to sign the “hazardous equipment affidavit” before purchasing since this is a Class IV (read: highly dangerous) laser. Oh, well, we feel better now.