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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DC Universe

CoH was the first and last super hero MMO I played. It was an excellent game, and we still referrer to its ideas 6 years later. I played CoV, but it's really the same game. Also, you're a villain, not a super hero.

The same group put out Champions Online, which flickered due to <blog deleted, so I guess we'll never know>

Anyway, DC is putting out their own MMO, and this is the foundation story.




Pretty dark, huh? If they can keep that vibe in their gameplay, this should be an excellent game.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Shiny Suds!

I saw a scrubbing bubbles commercial the other day, and it reminded me of this brilliant ad for the labeling of cleaning products.



Remember to use the luffa.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elevation Chart

This is a fun graphic from OurAmazingPlanet. There's lots of good info on it, but there are two bits that I want to draw your attention to.

1.) The depth of drilling by the Deepwater Horizon. 18,000 ft below sea level! Their drill is over 3 miles long. That's halfway through the Earth's crust.

2.) The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the ocean at 36 thousand feet. On January 23, 1960, the Trieste submarine reached the ocean floor of the Trench. So in 1959 we put a probe on the moon, and 4 months later we dived to the deepest point in the ocean.

What have we done lately?

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Nuclear Weapons in Spaaaace!

Man, when we get a new toy, we really want to play with it. Turns out in 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in outer space. Now space is a big place, so maybe this isn't a big deal.

But we wanted to SEE it blow up!

Those fools ignited 'The Bomb' only 250 miles up. In comparison, GPS satellites orbit at 12,000 miles. 250 miles up is basically the International Space Station, or half the distance to the Hubble.




Thanks NPR!


Games
GameInterestRelease Date
Civilization IV1
C&C 31
Company of Heroes1
Half Life 21
Half Life 2: Episode One1
Supreme Commander1
Call of Duty 22
Darwinia2
Dungeon Runners2
Dungeon Siege II2
Far Cry2
Galactic Civilization II2
Hitman: Blood Money2
Jade Empire2
Neverwinter Nights 22
Prey2
Psychonauts2
Sam & Max: Episode 12
Titan Quest2
Dark Messiah Might and Magic3
Defcon3
Heroes of Might and Magic V3
Indigo Prophecy3
KOTOR II3
LEGO Star Wars3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance3
Space Rangers 2: The Rise of the Dominators3
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl3
Stubbs the Zombie3
War Front3
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos3
Infernal35/8/2007
Shadowrun25/9/07
Pirates of the Burning SeaM6/1/2007
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars?6/5/2007
Two Worlds?6/26/07
Sins of A Solar Empire?8/1/2007
BioShock18/21/2007
Mass Effect19/7/07
Age of ConanM10/30/07
Crysis1Fall 2007
Elveon?Fall 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two1Fall 2007
Portals1Fall 2007
Spore1Fall 2007
Stranglehold?Fall 2007
Tabula RasaMFall 2007
Team Fortress 22Fall 2007
Dragon Age?Winter 2007
Fable 2?Winter 2007
Field Ops?Winter 2007
Halo Wars?Winter 2007
Gods & Heroes: Rome RisingMWinter 2007
Haze?Winter 2007
Hellgate: London1Winter 2007
HuxleyMWinter 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men?Winter 2007
Left 4 Dead?Winter 2007
The AgencyMSpring 2008
Empire Earth III?Spring 2008
Guild Wars 2 MSpring 2008
Jericho?Spring 2008
Sacred 2?Spring 2008
Savage 2?Spring 2008
Time Shift2Spring 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault3Spring 2008
The Witcher?Spring 2008
CellFactor?2008
Darkest of Days?2008
On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkeness: Episode 122008
Warhammer OnlineM2008
Alliance: The Silent War??
Alone in the Dark??
Assassin's Creed??
BioWare MMO??
The Crossing??
Dungeon Hero??
Fallout 3??
Lego Batman??
Mythos??
Overloard??
Space Seige??
Culdcept SagaPC??
Gears of WarPC??
God of WarPC??
Beautiful KatamariPC??
OkamiPC??
Resistance: Fall of ManPC??
Odin's SpherePC??
Castle CrashersPC??

1 - I will buy it
2 - I'll buy it at discount
3 - Other people think it's good, but I wasn't interested when I first heard about it
M - Mainly Multiplayer. See if friends get interested.
? - Find out more about this game
PC? - Will it be released on the PC?