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Xbox 360 Facelift?

Well E3 is here and news is coming out the woodwork on various games, design changes, exclusive gaming news and all.  But, I am most intrigued by the new screens that show the new Xbox navigation system.  Apparently were getting avatars much like the Yahoo based system that people can check out and see what were into with a more visual appeal.

I’m not so much excited about it as seeing the screens almost look like it has taken a step back in terms of what it looks like now to possibly what it could look like.   My biggest concern just is the overall feel and all that jazz.  Most importantly though were going down the slippery slope of the facebook battle of watching us at all times and keeping everyone else updated.  There is I believe an option to turn it off, but hopefully they don’t remove it.

Also, a new party update is going to be available with private chat rooms and game joinings to boot.  With me being a hardcore bad company player at the moment I am loving it.  In fact, I would enjoy that 8 people can play different games and all chat togethor at one time.  This is indeed why Xbox live is the social giant that it is today.  It isn’t so much about games as it is a multimedia socialiate sharing moment.

Also click here to read more about the Live Experience.

Xbox Live Interface

Xbox Live Interface

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I’m big on abstract art.  I’m big on Georges Braque, and if only I was alive to shake his hand I would make every attempt to do so.  Everything in life has meaning, especially when meanings are distorted into view and produced to mean a different meaning to everyone.

I’m just big on this artwork as it has meaning to me in ways that you wouldn’t comprehend and as after looking at it, it will probably mean something radically different to you.  His biggest contribution to the history of painting was him helping to form the cubism movement.  As it is totally evident in most of his paintings.  Some of my favorite paintings are below.  Enjoy!

Violcand Braque

Violcand Braque

braque-port

Braque-Port

I recently heard about WB releasing the 6 minutes of Dark Knight at another screening premier. It was posted online then abruptly taken down shortly after. It took a good half hour finding a version I could watch and, holy crap, is it going to be amazing. The first 6 minutes of this freaking movie is so gripping. It simply starts out with a group of robbers getting ready to rob a high price Gotham Bank, and all of them questioning who the Joker is. While each of them is picked off one by one by another masked robber, we all come to find out that the Joker does his deals hands on.

I can’t believe how well it shows that Heath Ledger plays his character. It’s almost as if insanity and beautiful combine into one warped mind of a character. I however can’t wait to see what Harvey Dent turns into. Just this last week they released the tailor’s including Two-Face after being burned. It’s just going to be crazy, and I can say that I may see this movie more than once opening weekend. It’s going to be major. Linked below are various tailors.

First Six Minutes

Trailer 3

Two-Face Promo

The past week has been awesome gaming for me. With the release of Bad Company(been a long time fan of the franchise), reading up on some Star Wars Unleashed info, and now after Blizzard hinted at it during the week Diablo 3 was announced at the worldwide invitational.

I am incredibly excited for the pc gaming lineup because I’ve grown up on Starcraft and Diablo, and eventually evolving into World of Warcraft. But, to me Diablo has been the staple of the company until it created the omega World of Warcraft game that over 10 million of us gamers feel in love with. So now, with the information that is coming from the Diablo news release, I will post some facts known about the upcoming game below.  About the only thing I am concerned about after watching the videos is what kind of hardware you need to handle this type of game.  Other than that, I’ll be emmersed back into the world of Diablo, and will have a much needed break from the WoW universe.

Things Known:

  • The game takes places 20 years after the second Diablo ended.
  • The Sanctuary will be an evolving 3-d world.
  • Multiplayer again will be a staple of the game over the newly created Battle.Net portals.
  • The game will be powered by the Havoc Physics system.
  • New character: Witch Doctor
  • Interactive Environments

Screen Shots:

Male Witch Doctor

Female Witch Doctor

Summoned Beast

Known Video Links:

http://www.wegame.com/watch/Diablo_3_Gameplay_6_29_08/

More information to come…

I cannot tell you how pumped I am for this game. I’ll admit, when I was a kid I loved Star Wars. I hate the new movies except for the part where Vader becomes Vader. In all honesty I actually just watched Anakin become Vader on youtube haha.

The video games have always been topsy turvy with me. The battlefield games, where they were online only and for consoles kicked major ass. Other than that, I really didn’t care, but this game looks amazing.

The Force Unleashed is a game about being the new “apprentice” and learning how to master your powers. It’s just awesome, because I always liked the darker side of the force as a kid. I’m pretty excited that you start out as Darth Vader, with all the awesome tricks and powers at your disposal. The cinematic appeal of this game alone is worth it. Everything has been voiced over as well as the acting. The story is said to have a polished feel, and have multiple twists to keep you entertained. I can’t hardly wait.

The physics engine of the game is outstanding. The euphoria engine is bliss, and runs smooth. If you need an example of how it plays, just pop in GTA4. I really am amazed at how far technology has come, and am anxiously waiting to see how the AI reacts when you force grab them and dangle them in the air like a rag doll. Each AI apparently reacts different and can grab onto objects and hold onto them even suspended in the air.

Well, that is about all the info I have for you today. Below this little article, is the trailer for the game. Enjoy it, for it is pure awesome.

Art made from garbage…

So I was recently scanning the web for some new art inspiration and fell across a few images and information located here.  It’s pretty awesome stuff and they ponder the question if it is art.  I think so, today’s modern acceptance of anything being art, is in fact art.  Another man’s trash is someone else’s trash right?  I did some research about Tim Nobel and Sue Webster(artistical pranksters of this exhibit).  Apparently, they are British, create some pretty awesome art, and are considered pranksters in the art world.  Now, if all that I posted is true or not, oh well, this is a blog and taken about my views from art, not who they are and information about them.  I just wanted some info as to who they are and some other stuff they have done.

Other than that, this is a cool little twist to the another man’s trash theory, and I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you like it.  I’ve actually been getting some response on older posts about artwork, and my range of views from old to new.  Read on, enjoy , Digg me, and let me know what you think!

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I seriously just can’t get enough of this stuff!  I love it!  I really dig this art style.  And on a side note I am totally addicted to this website http://claysol13.myminicity.com/ It builds with the more clicks you have.  Check it out and build your city as well as mine!