hilarious video of Emu’s playing with a weasel toy
this guy has been doing tricks and stunts year after year even before our blog, and he’s been getting better and better every year. I’m sure if you look around our blog you’ll find two or three of his earlier videos in, doesn’t matter though. here’s the 2013 video.
note: all the images used in this post are taken from Google, because I’m lazy.
What is it?
GameStick is an android based gaming console,
it has a very small form factor making it very portable,
its made by PlayJam and the project was initiated in Kickstarter,
their campaign was very successful reaching over $650 thousand dollars.
and the GameStick is available now for the very low price of $80.
being an Android based device the GameStick
is internally very similar to the hardware found on smartphones and tablets,
on the outside it resembles a flash drive but with an HDMI instead if a USB tip,
anyone familiar with the Android based Tv boxes will quickly recognize the form factor.
here are some of the tech specs of the GameStick :
- ARM® CORTEX™ – A9 CPU
- MALI™ – 400 GPU
- Onboard Storage 8GB
- 32GB Micro SD Card Support
- Built in 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
- 1080p Video Playback
- Bluetooth® 4.0
- 1 x Micro USB Port (Stick)
- 1 x Micro USB Port (Controller)
- Bluetooth® HID Android Compatible Controller
I think the hardware would’ve been better, but the device works and boots just fine,
the beauty of the GameStick is that it fits right into the Controller in a specially design bay
which makes it easier to pack and just adds to the portable feel of the device.
I think the build quality of both the GameStick and the controller are superb,
and I found the controller to be very responsive and it feels sturdy in the hand.
but I should note that the GameStick needs an External power source,
usually powered by a USB if your TV has one, or the supplied power brick.
the GameStick uses a standard Micro USB to power up,
and that makes it kinda less portable.
The Software and Games
I really liked the interface of the GameStick,
it is a very simple and clean UI that really fits the console,
I had no problems setting up and starting my gaming,
on the UI you can do everything like manage wallet,
you can view your games and purchaces,
by visiting to the GameStick Market (also accessible by browser),
but unfortunately this device doesn’t have the Google Play Market,
and so the user cannot access the apps outside the GameStick Market.
as for the Games there is a good but short list of games that is growing,
I have tried a handful of games and all of them played smoothly and just great,
the games are of course optimized to be played with a controller,
and so they play just as well.
its critical for GameStick to add more games to the catalog because this is what gives
them an edge over competition (Like Ouya),
which is something I’m looking forward to right now.
the GameStick is a gaming console,
its cheap but it doesn’t compete with PlayStation, Wii or Xbox in terms of games,
and the hardware (specs) while can be better but is performing well with current content.
speaking of the games I really wish I could use the games I purchased on my smartphone,
but I have to buy them from the GameStick, although they are cheap at $1-$5 each,
and I really wished for an emulator, a major downside is that I cannot Download such apps from the Play Market.
on the plus side, the GameStick is a fun device to play with
and is cheap console alternative for the younger children or the casual gamers,
and as for PlayJam I think its a good device as a first portable big screen console,
I would love to see how the GameStick evolves,
so I will continue to support PlayJam to see how far they can go with this.
for more information, or if you’d like to buy GameStick go [Here]
years and years ago people used to have tactile input on mobile devices,
now replaced with touch screen interface as a standard, we lack the old tactile feel while using phones.
Enter inFORM, part of the MIT group called “Tangible Media Group“, they are working on creating a tangible user interface (TUI) instead of a graphical user interface (GUI), I love how inFORM works and I really wish in the future this technology will be compact enough that we can have a dynamic physical input in our pockets, inFORM has the ability to manipulate objects, display information and take input all in a tactile pixels interface rather than visual or graphical pixels interface.
check out the video below and the sources linked after:
the SCP foundation website is a wiki page full of article of all kinds of object and creatures captured, secured and studied by the foundation, I first came across the site by someone linking this:
so apparently this is a reptile that has to be kept in acid so that its incapacitated, they also mention that they are trying to destroy the creature but so far they havent been successful in killing it, its a great wiki article and well written in a way that convincing, somewhat. I surely fell for it at first.
I loved the SCP Foundation website and the imagination and work it took whoever is behind it to make such an interesting and imaginative (and scary) series of creatures and items that should be secured in a safe place away from people.
My favorite Entries are
- SCP 173 (this is what started the SCP site)
- SCP 409
- SCP 031 ( I had a nightmare that looks exactly like this, creepy stuff)
- SCP 914 (kinda funny, overall smart)
- SCP 427 (made from combining SCP 500 and SCP 914)
check out the knowyourmeme entry on the SCP Foundation [Here]
this horror movie is awesome
okay the trailer is fictitious but its still awesome
this is impressive, part cosplay part parkour and ALL AWESOME
Super cool Hot Pocket ad by Snoop Lion and Kate Upton.
Damn that cheese part was nice.
and don’t miss out on the Minecraft ripoff part, LOL.
Del Toro is the genius director behind movies like “Pacific Rim”, “Blade 2″, “Hellboy” and “pans Labyrinth”.
check out the Simpsons Intro dedicated to his work
Amber wheeler took a few photos of her son,
then she made a few sketches on them and they turned out really cute.
this is really nice,
someone do a Nexus version of this please.
watch this and tell me you don’t LOVE that girl.
this is a creepy little collaboration video by 4 people behind some of the memes.
I love the idea of this video, but sadly I only know two of these people.
I will give links to their meme pages:
this is a short documentary on the events of last week,
the launch of the iPhone 5S
I’m not personally a big fan of iPhone, or waiting but the same kind of lines and camping behavior can be seen in video game launches.
I find it ironic that the people in line waiting for up to two are actually the most impatient people, they all wanted to get their iPhone first.
so what do you guys think? is it worth to wait for gold?
well, I don’t wanna spoil it for you.
but you will know.
today is a bit different, we have some games to showcase but they are not on flash as usual, but instead we’re gonna play some Unity 3D games.
but first lets take a look at Unity, what is it?
where did it come from?
and why are Unity games good?
Unity 3D is a cross platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, its used to make games for different platforms (Web browsers, PC, Smartphones & Tablets).
the beauty of Unity is that its possible to make the games on any smartphone (including: Android, Blackberry10, iOS, Windows Phone 8) and on any browser.
and the performance will always be good, regardless of whether you are playing on your phone or browser.
this is why the Unity engine is much better than flash games (for the PC) in my opinion,
and also because the games that run on Unity have a big range, by that I mean from games like Angry birds to games similar to Call of Duty with online multiplayer,
the first time I came across some of the games showcased here I was shocked to see that the game ran smoothly and the games seemed like they were made by big gaming companies, and if you check the Unity Game List I’m sure you will find a few games made by big companies, so let’s go through a few simple and free games and try Unity out.
note: that you have to install something called “Unity Web Player” to play these games from your browser.
this game is indeed hot, I have never enjoyed a FPS concept like this before, while this “Trial” is short, but it also shows what to expect from a game that is based on slowmotion gameplay, try it
the next game is a Robot Brawler and platform kind of game, its basically fighting robots in a castlevania style map, you can upgrade your robot as you go through the level, and the boss fight is amazing.
again this is a preview and the full game is on sale. [Here]
Motor Wars 2
this is a cool Twisted Metal kind of game, and its online. simple idea, a lot of fun.
Auto Smash 3D
this is either a very old game or just made by weird asian people, but its as fun as stupid the idea is, basically you play a girl that destroys cars by throwing footwear at them.
you can upgrade your shoes and character stats to reach the highest score, I spent more time on this game than I should.
they should make this guy the final boss
There are tons of other games on Unity engine, too many to list here so you can check out Wooglie for more Unity games. and I will post some more later.
if you’d like some flash games instead check out our tags or click [here] for previous game posts.
- check out the official Unity page [Here]
- for more Info check the Wikipedia Page [Here]
- for game list Click [Here]
this is an amazing idea, basically a modular phone that keeps evolving..
no more waiting for the next iPhone or Galaxy or whatever,
Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhones, HTC’s and Samsungs look interesting.
But this is an excellent idea for the future of cellphones.
Just upgrade the hardware as you go and keep the phone forever.
this is what I imagine the future would be like.
a huge stack of stuff in one little bag,
this guy has skills
so how did you pack your stuff?