While not as inherently stylish as the one worn Geordi La Forge (or the one cosplayed by me that one time), Israeli scientists have brought a little bit of 24th century love and hope to today’s blind community by creating a real-life visor that allows the wearer to ‘see’.
Because Valentine’s Day is this week, I wanted to touch on an emotional aspect of gaming that I’m sure many of us have felt at one time or another, romantically or otherwise: rejection. It’s tough and rejection hurts no matter what the subject. It raises all sorts of questions and self doubts: What could I have done better? Did I say the wrong thing? Was cutting off his hand too much?
The 2012 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday night and the biggest winner of the lot was, unsurprisingly, Adele, who took away five awards including the prestigious gongs for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for the massively over-played, Rolling in the Deep. In truth, it was a year where the mediocre mainstream ruled with…
How many social media apps does it take to tell your friends it’s raining? Clearly no one knows because week after week yet another application is rolled out, expecting me to install and rate, suggesting that if I give it 5 stars, more awesome applications will follow. Really? Enough already! I’m full!
Back in May 2009, I remember hearing a lot of buzz about the pilot for Glee. At the time I didnt check it out; however, that winter, the person I was dating insisted that I watch it. After watching the pilot, I was already a total Gleek.
Elijah:Speaking of game-making, what was the name of the fake game y’all tried to get me into? Tig! Oh my god.
Billy:Tig, it was when we were filming Weathertop, and myself and Dom just started tagging each other, ya know, touching each other and going “tig! tig!” just for no reason. And then Sean came over and started doing it as well. And then we’d say “Tig tig, tig tag,” like, for no reason! And then Elijah came over and said ‘What are you guys doing?’ And we said, ‘oh, we’re playing a game called tig.’ And he says ‘oh, how do you play?’ And then we spent the next two hours making up rules.
Elijah:And trying to teach me, and of course I was getting everything wrong.
Sean:The three of us were ever frustrated that he wasn’t follwing these new rules that we were continuing to make up.
Dom:So we would play and the three of us we constantly getting it right. Every time Elijah tried a new way of tigging someone we’d say ‘No, Elijah, you can’t tig on a tog, you can’t tag on a tig, you have to do an elephant impression if you’re going to tig Billy, if Billy’s going to tig you back you have to get on your knees and take your trousers down.’
Billy:How many times Elijah, you can’t double tig a tag!
Dom:And for like 3 weeks he kept saying how much he enjoyed playing tig.
Billy:Do you remember we forgot to say it was a wind up? And it was like a year later he says ‘Why do we never play tig?’
Elijah:And they finally let the cat out of the bag. My whole world came shattering down on me when they told me that was a lie. For a whole year I believed that was a real game.
With the release yesterday of the Blu-ray sampler of episodes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, questions have turned to what kind of release schedule is planned for the season box-sets for this quite massive undertaking, and will the same process be applied to other Trek spin-offs like “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager” and “Enterprise”.
Talking with StarTrek.Com, CBS Home Entertainment’s executive VP Ken Ross says “it was and continues to be an enormous project that will take several years to complete. From a manpower perspective, we have more than 20 people working on this project full time in three shifts 24 hours a day. It’s a huge commitment to transfer all seven seasons to high definition.”
How big? The first season alone had “more than 1,700 VFX shots to recreate”. In fact it took months to physically transport the whole series backlog of footage - 2,500 cartons with at least 25,000 reels of film in them - from long-term storage in a Pennsylvanian salt mine to Los Angeles where the remastering is happening.
For those planning to wait for a ‘complete series’ box-set and/or waiting to get it at a fairly cheap rate - you’re going to be waiting for quite some time. Right now the first season box-set is looking to hit either “late Summer or early Fall”.
Due to the size of the undertaking they’re aiming to release two seasons per year which would mean the seventh and final season would be done and out sometime in 2015.
As for the other shows in the Trek canon? “Our focus right now is on TNG, but we will certainly consider all of the other Star Trek series”.
GIVE THEM ALL TO ME. ALL OF THE TNGS. I MUST HAVE THEM.