Monday, September 24, 2007

Amazing/awesome stuff

I was browsing the internet looking for cool videos, when I came upon this cool blog. It's got some sweet magic explanation videos that I watched. After some of the videos, I ended up clicking some of the related videos, because they looked pretty cool. One video would link to other cool ones, so all day today and yesterday I've been watching awesome videos. Here are some of the really cool ones I found:

Burning Laser
Make a BB Gun
Make a Matchstick Cube
Micro Paper Plane
Fake Blood
Put Out Cigarette w/ Finger
Explode on Contact Bomb
Paper Toy
Change Start Menu Text
Amount of Sugar in Coke
Hiding Files
Make Taper Deck
iPod Hack

Matchstick Gun
Turn a Pencil Into an Emergency Light
Smoke Bomb
Black and White Cube
Night Vision
Floating Beer Bottle
TP Tube Gun

There were a bunch of other cool ones, too, but I can't remember them.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

As real as it gets?

Hey, I thought this was pretty funny:

I recently found an old version of Microsoft Flight Simulator; more specifically, one for Windows 95. Here are the system requirements:

Multimedia PC with 486DX/66MHz or higher processor (Pentium recommended); the Windows 95 operating system; 8MB of memory (16 MB recommended); 40MB of available hard disk space; Double-speed CD-ROM drive; Super VGA; 256-color monitor; Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device (joystick recommended); audio board with speakers or headphone required for audio; video card recommended.

And then, on the front it says: As real as it gets

Wow. As real as it gets, eh? I think this serves as a lesson to you people out there who are impressed with today's video game graphics. ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Smash Bros. is WiFi!

If you've been keeping up with the Smash Bros. Dojo, (which has been posting daily updates about the upcoming game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl,) you may have been excited by today's update:

Brawl officially has WiFi!!!

I figured that it would be, but there were some who doubted. If they didn't put in WiFi, then after you unlocked everything and got tired of battling computers, you'd stop playing. The addition of WiFi will be incentive for people to play for years. Seriously, they will.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Camera Issues

Okay, this is hard to explain. It seems that whenever a use my camera to take pictures a lot, it sometimes has trouble with the memory.

Let me explain: After about 5 days of taking a lot of pictures, (it may also have to do with temperature or humidity, I'm not sure,) the camera will sometimes flip into a "third memory". It's hard to explain, but I've taken about 20 pictures in this "third memory", and they aren't accessible from my memory card, the internal memory, or the computer, yet they still show up on the camera, and I can treat them like normal pictures if they show up.

The first time it happened, I was at summer camp, and around day 4 or 5, I took out my camera to take a picture, and I noticed that it said I had about 30 pictures left. This confused me, because the day before it had said about 400 pictures left. I figured it was just having troubles, so I took about 15 pictures, (not all at once, it continued to do this through the rest of the week.) So, I got home and transferred the pictures, but I couldn't find those 15 or so "third memory" pictures, so I checked the card memory and the internal memory, and they weren't there. I wasn't able to find these pictures until the next month, when I went on a mission trip. On the 5th day, the "third memory" showed up again. I was happy to see my pictures again, and I took a few more pictures, but then for the rest of the week I couldn't find them again. I haven't been able to replicate it since.

As far as I know, I haven't changed any settings or anything like that since this started happening, although when it happened the first time, it was in my pocket all day, every day for the 3 or 4 days before it. The second time, it was in my pocket while I was working for 4 days, and then the camera had been sitting in my pocket in the sun for a few hours. Both of these times, I had taken about 50 pictures before it happened.

I know this sounds really weird, but it's true, and I really want those pictures back! (For those of you that went to camp with me, the pictures I lost were the ones of the mole!!)

Does anyone else also experience this problem?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Metroid Prime 3

I haven't posted in a little while, so let me now talk about the amazing game, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It is absolutely AMAZING. Let me elaborate:

The graphics are incredible. Thanks to a bunch of really cool lighting effects and textures, it looks really cool.

The gameplay is great; the controls are so perfect, I'll never want to play a FPS on another system.
The battles are all exciting, but they aren't just mindless button mashing, they each usually have some sort of strategic element to them. The boss battles are great, they require both strategy and skill, (unlike the bosses in Twilight Princess, which were WAY too easy; they only required strategy.)

The plot is okay; it works well by itself and in combination with the other two games in the trilogy. Unfortunately, the main thing that you must do is collect items so you can make your way into new areas, but the plot still does have other things that you must do, also.

I personally thought that it was a little short, (I beat it in 15 hours,) but it really didn't have to be any longer, that might have just been overkill.

The other thing that I think most people are disappointed about is the lack of multiplayer, but it's still a great game without it.

Overall, it is an absolutely incredible game; it's the best Wii game so far, (yes, better than TP,) as well as the best Metroid so far, so if you own a Wii, BUY THIS GAME! And if you're a Metroid fan, but don't have a Wii, BUY A WII AND GET THIS GAME! It's worth it!