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Daigo and Justin Wong Re-create Evo Moment 37

For the first part of this article, I want to take you back to a gaming tournament called Evolution 2004. At the time, a gamer called Daigo was facing off against Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike. It was a top-8 match where the winner could only advance to the next round if they won two out of 3 games. However, it was during this first game that Daigo create what has now become known as Evo Moment 37. Take a look at this amazing footage of this moment in action. As you will see from the grainy footage, it was hands down one of the most amazing things to happen in the history of fighting game tournaments. More importantly, Daigo was able to pull off a solid execution to take that first game. However, he went on to take 2nd place. Fast forward to a...

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Portman Wills Talks Big Data from Mobile Gaming – GSNGames.com

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSPortman Wills is the head data monger at GSNgames.com (Game Show Network). Brought in via acquisition in 2011, Portman’s job is to collect data to make the games better. GSN games is a more laid back game that caters to an older female audience. Portman talks about how they work different than games like Farmville or Angry Birds. They have famous games like  Steve Meretzky who leads a team of designers that come up with the next cool game. GSNgames is a support organization behind it. If they have two ideas on how a game should play out, Wills team A/B tests the games and comes back with the feedback for the direction to go. We continue to talk about in-app purchases in “The Pinch” – where you make the game difficult enough where some would pay .99 to get out of the level....

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Adi’s Time Tunnel: F-Zero

Welcome to Adi’s Time Tunnel. This is another feature, where I get to talk about games from the past(AKA retro games).  Up this week, I am talking about F-Zero for the SNES. This was released in November 1990 in Japan, August 1991 in the USA and June 1992 here in the UK. In fact, it was a launch title for the SNES. This was a racing game set in the year 2560, where multi-millionaires have created a racing league known as F-Zero. In this game, you have two modes: Grand Prix Mode and Practise Mode. In either of the modes, you have four different cars/machines to race with. Each of them differ in the way they drive.  The Blue falcon was a good choice for beginner drivers.  The Golden Fox had high acceleration, but a low defense rating.  The Wild  Goose had a lot of power, but low...

ContourROAM: Hands-free HD Camcorder, 360 Degree Helmet Mount – CES 2012 0

ContourROAM: Hands-free HD Camcorder, 360 Degree Helmet Mount – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSHigh end, high performance consumer cameras. That is what Contour has. Now, the new cameras are under $200. Lightweight cameras for the action-enthusiast or hunter. There are different cameras for different activities. ContourRoam is perfect for those who want to catch the action. The ContourROAM has memory, and has a professional lens, wide angle lens and is waterproof (up to 1 meter). So you can get 2-3 hours of recording time. One switch – turns on and starts to record. One correction from the video – Andy asked if there was a card, which I think Mary thought he was asking if one was included. The camera is microSD Compatible up to 32 GB. ContourROAM on Amazon They also showed off the 360° helmet mount. You can attach it to almost anywhere and get video from places you never would expect. The mount just came out...

Recon Instruments: Display in Ski Goggles for Skiers, Snowboarders – CES 2012 0

Recon Instruments: Display in Ski Goggles for Skiers, Snowboarders – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSA heads up display in your goggles for skiers? That is what Recon Instruments is working on. These goggles won a CES innovation award. It’s a pair of goggles, but it tells you a lot more. “This is our Mod Live.” Mark says. “It’s an Android based unit. It provides skiiers, snowboarders, snowmobiles, anyone with real time data – speed, vertical decent, distance traveled, altitude.” Find Recon Instruments through Amazon Mod Live also ships with a variety of apps, including buddy tracker, navigation, points of interest. It has caller ID, and playlist to know what you are hearing. The GPS data keeps you informed. There is even a vitals monitor for you to check your heart rate of that last jump. They don’t make the goggles – they make the technology. They have some manufacturers, and are soon partnering with others. The are two versions:...

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Old Ideas Meet New – Bitstrips

I don’t watch too much too much TV anymore. I just have a few shows I want to keep up on. A lot of that is online anyway – I just have to wait a few hours and BAM! I am watching all my shows. My TV is still an older 27″. No VCR, DVD or Tivo attached. I am usually too busy to even watch a movie and I am good with that. Not that I am knocking anyone that does watch TV, I just have pretty much taken it out of my life. If I want to watch sports, I usually want to watch with friends, which means going down to the local tavern. We don’t need the theatre experience. When I do watch TV, I cannot believe how many times I still have to see the DTV conversion ticker. Our area did the smart thing...