Hilarious. Ocelot totally looks like Doc here.
This is potentially the creepiest facebook app ever.
If I Die allows users to leave video or text messages to be posted after they have passed away. You can pre-set multiple messages to be sent out, either all at once or scheduled over time. You must pick at least three people to act as your “trustees”, who confirm that you are, indeed, dead, in order for the app to begin working.
This quick video outlines the app:
Check out this article from wired if you’re interested in learning more about the app.
Anyone want to weigh in on this app? Creepy? Useful?
Whenever I’m doing some homework, like I am right now, I love to listen to music. However, it is almost impossible for me to listen to anything with lyrics as I do readings as it gets very distracting. So I am all about anything instrumental, especially stuff like Explosions in the Sky and Vitamin String Quartet (who I’m sure I’ll post about sometime in the near future). Mae is not usually an instrumental band, but on their last album which came out in 2011, (e)vening, they included a three part instrumental track, entitled “Seasons”. Here are all three parts compiled together. If you’re looking for something calming to listen to, definitely check them out.
What are some of your favorite instrumentals?
Just because I decided to stop focusing completely on music doesn’t mean I don’t want to blog about it at all anymore.
Here is a really good remix for La Roux’s “In For the Kill”. It’s been featured in the trailer for that new movie Judge Dredd and while the film itself doesn’t look all too great, this song is unbelievably catchy. I haven’t been able to stop playing it.
Yes Snake. Yes you have.
Quite a bombshell was dropped at PAX (the Penny Arcade Expo) this past weekend in Seattle. Legendary game director/writer/producer/designer Hideo Kojima took the stage and announced that a brand new Metal Gear Solid game, Ground Zeroes, was in the making. The game will serve as a prequel to the inevitable Metal Gear Solid 5 that was confirmed a few months ago, but hasn’t been talked about since. Also, the game is said to be completely open-world, a first in the Metal Gear series. All of this would have been enough to blow any MGS fanboy’s mind, but Kojima went even further and premiered a trailer for the game as well. Check it out below and then we’ll dive into it.
Have goosebumps? I know I did. Let’s break a few things down about this trailer. First, the graphics. The game runs on the new Kojima Fox engine and my God, does it look amazing. Hideo has said that the game is set to debut on the current-generation of systems, which is almost unbelievable. It clearly shows that even after seven years, these systems still haven’t even hit their full potential yet.
The game stars Big Boss, the legendary soldier and original Snake, and is set during the 1970s following the events of Peace Walker, the latest PSP game in the series. As seen in the trailer though, Snake has started to age. Clearly this hasn’t slowed him down one bit though.
Without getting way too in-depth into the lore of the Metal Gear series, there is not much else that we know about this game yet. What is absolutely apparent though, is my excitement for this game. Knowing Hideo Kojima, however, we’ll probably be waiting at least another three years before this game is released. Here’s hoping we get some more information soon and that the wait won’t actually be that long.
What are your thoughts on the trailer?
So I’ve been forced to revisit Tumblr for a Social Media class that I’m taking this semester. We are required to blog on it, which honestly, is a pretty awesome assignment. It made me realize that I miss blogging. Also, I was kind of tired of writing strictly about music, so I decided to change up my look a bit. Hopefully I won’t fall off again this time like I have in the past. Mainly, I want to blog about anything media related now, including movies, video games, music and more. Hence the new blog name, MEdia. I don’t know, it’s the first thing that came to mind, I can’t tell if it’s awesome or lame as hell. Anyway, hopefully you’ll see more posts from me soon.
Don’t screw this up, 2012. With early promises of major tours and highly anticipated reunions, this year is shaping up quite nicely in the realm of rock music. The Beach Boys are hitting the road (complete with Brian Wilson), the Rolling Stones are turning 50 (and hinting at a tour), and both Bruce Springsteen and Van Halen are planning to release new albums.
But the bigger they come, the harder they fall – so here’s hoping that things don’t go horribly awry. To read the rest of Our 10 Greatest Hopes and Fears for 2012 in rock music, head on over to RollingStone.com.
— Parry Ernsberger
Metallica—“Enter Sandman” ….sorta
Sooo I’m just gunna jump back into this and wrap up the last five days…we’ll just ignore the fact that I haven’t done this in a while…
OK, So I’m kind of exaggerating here, because i don’t really know how to play any instruments. HOWEVER, I use to own a bass and my friend Anthony taught me the opening to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” I use to play those same few chords over and over again…So we’re just gunna go with that and call it a day.
Hmm, maybe I’ll do a featured artist post on Metallica soon…