Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Games, Controversy and missile command

So, anyone that's read some of what I've written here on this blog,
probably could have guessed that I'm a big fan of games.

Games have stood for a big part of my growing up experience, they have taught me a whole lot.
And in such a way that almost nothing other than games could have taught me.

As such, it is no surprise, really, that I wholeheartedly stand behind games, and hope that they will evolve to, something more, in the same way that both books and movies have.

So that's why I wish that my medium of choice could stand up for itself more (and it is on the right track).

Here you have a video, by one of my favorite Youtube channels, Extra Credits, talking about the subject of controversy.

They, too, wishing that the medium would stand up for itself, take the hail from the naysayers, and stand tall, and proclaim in one, strong, voice:
"We shall not back down. We can be more. We shall be more. We will be better. We can give more, better deeper. We will not back down."

Why can't the medium do this?
Why aren't games allowed to explore all those things that movies or books are fully allowed to explore
The whole of the human condition.

We all experience it, in some way or another.

Also, going to link a second video here;
Because it talks about a little bit of the human condition that, to my knowledge, haven't been explored since, at least not in such an extremely good way..


Watch the video, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

Think about it...

Over and out~

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[App] Secret of Mana for Android [update: and iphone]

So, I just noticed something that I think is -great-!

Secret of Mana the old classic for Super Nintendo (SNES) is available in the Google Play Store!
[EDIT] And Here it is in the Itunes store for you Iphone users [/EDIT]

It comes at a cost of 65 SEK, a really fair price for such a classic!

If you are one of those that haven't actually played it, I highly suggest you pick it up.

This is one of those games that you simply need to have played, it's a truly great game!

I'm picking this up right now.

Over and out~

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jeff Burgess - Home

Here's a little something for those thinking about home, friends and change...

It's featuring the talented EileMonty & MEMJ0123 singing.
Really talented singers.

Over and out~

Friday, November 14, 2014

DIY Bookmark

Are you one of those people that enjoy reading real, not electronic, books?

Finding that you want something a little bit different for your bookmark for those books?
Maybe you just need a few more?
Or possibly your current one is getting a bit tired and needs some R&R?

Look no futher!

You can now make one for yourself, and it'll be a whole lot cooler than what most use!

The Pokemon (or whatever else your imagination comes up with) Bookmark!
(with a handy dandy guide for how to DIY one)

So what are you waiting for?
Go make one for yourself!

(and do post a pic of it in the comments :3 )

Over and out~

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lollipop time! [Android 5.0 Lollipop]

Hey there, all you Android fans!

Guess what?
It's time for some lollipop!

Google have started dropping the OTA to supported Nexus devices.
(Note: Yes, this is maybe a little bit different than what I otherwise write about, but it's a big one!)

For those that either don't care about what they've got stored on their devices, then you can head over to : HERE for some factory image love to your device!

Should be noted, if you aren't comfortable with flashing yourself, then the factory image might not be really for you to use.
What you have to do then, is wait for the OTA to be pushed to your device and update through there.

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Some info about the new update:

This is one of the biggest changes in Android history we've seen thus far.

Not only are we getting a new design philosophy, but we're getting some big behind the scenes changes too!
People generally won't notice the behind the scenes stuff, but it's a big change from JiT to ART (changes on how apps launch and run etc).
In practice, your apps will launch much faster.

But, over to the things people do notice:

The Redesigned UI.
Following the new philosophy of Material Design.

I've been running the Final Dev Preview as my normal rom since it was release (and I've been running it since the first dev preview dropped).
And it is beautiful. Just amazing.
Earlier today I flashed back to 4.4.4 in prep for the drop of official 5.0
And it just doesn't feel the same anymore.
4.4.4 feels ugly in comparison.

(An comparative view of the new statusbar/quick settings)

And, with this, I'll let you go about your evening/night/day.

Over and out~