Sony just emailed me a congratulations for getting the platinum trophy for “Infamous: Second Son“; which I earned in March of 2014. The email subject was, “You just dominated inFAMOUS Second Son“. Hooray for past accomplishments!
Oddly enough, I actually earned two Platinum trophies – for “Dishonored 2” and “The Order: 1886” in the past couple of days. I guess I should expect a couple emails in, say, 2021!
Several years ago we supported an odd little Indiegogo project: the Panono 360° Camera. The group has worked doggedly since to produce the device and strengthen their company. It’s been a long, sometimes frustrating road, but the camera arrived today and some things are worth waiting for! Here’s our first shot:
No, the subject matter isn’t particularly impressive, but the technology definitely is. The camera, about the size of a softball, packs in 36 cameras for a total resolution of 108 megapixels. The images are uploaded to a cloud service where they’re stitched and made available for sharing.
Expect a full review soon! I’ll be visiting Southern India in December, I expect the unit to get quite a workout!
Like many, I’ve been enjoying the last Fallout 4 DLC, Nuka-World. Like all of Fallout it’s… a bit… glitchy as all hell. One of the more annoying, but common, glitches is the disappearance of one of the 15 Nuka-Mix recipe books, “Nuka Xtreme“.
The book is supposed be on the table, near the flagpole in Dry Rock Gulch, accessible from the theater grandstands. The book, apparently often, falls through the scenery and ends up in the normally inaccessible space between the walls. Working from a solution on the GameFAQS.com forums from user “Dooter”, this is one possible method for recovering it on PlayStation 4 (likely on other platforms as well).
Using a power armor glitch you can enter this space and, sometimes, grab the recipe! Some people have reported that they can’t grab it, as I did, but must use explosions (explosive rounds or grenades) to blast the book out into the “real world”. Others have reported that the book never appears in this way, but is found later having been flung into another part of the area.
To perform the armor glitch: stand perpendicular to the wall you’d like to invade. Press and hold “X” to exit the armor, but a split second later (the timing is touchy) turn your view (right analog stick) away from the wall. If done well, you’ll exit your armor inside the wall where you can search for the treasure. To leave, fast travel to any other location.
I hope this helps to reduce some of the frustration that I felt with this! You may also like my extended Diary of Fallout 4.
Comunacho’s entry. Used respectfully, but without permission.
I’m a big fan of Cracked.com’s special brand of fact-based listicle’s. Their regular feature, Photoplasty, takes reader submissions on a variety of topics. One from last year, “23 Movie & TV Subplots That Were A Total Waste Of Your Time” surfaced recently on my Facebook feed and the entry to the left caught my eye.
It’s been a little quiet here lately. Spring mean free time is consumed with unwrapping from Winter and some major initiatives have made work more interesting. And then there were a few unexpected challenges:
That’s what used to be the wife’s minivan on the right. Nobody was hurt – thank you safety science and your side-curtain airbags! – but the resulting mess of paperwork, calls, bills and general red tape has consumed a lot of time.
Thanks to my family who came through for us and have made things much easier. Not the least of which, my brother’s family fixed us up with a replacement car until we can sort everything out.
Expect the normal nonsense here to return soon.
Movie trailers, like all advertising, have progressed dramatically in my lifetime. In the late seventies and eighties the focus was on synopsis. A deep-voiced narrator would describe the movie over straight, descriptive cuts. He’d let us know who produced, directed and starred in it. Before the Internet you saw trailers once, in the theater (or drive-in), and were likely distracted when you did. Trailers were about transfer of information. Here’s the original 1976 trailer for Star Wars [IMDB]:
Today is the always wonderful Free Comic Book Day! There’s a huge selection of books available at nearly every comics shop from nearly every publisher for nearly every taste imaginable!
Comics help kids stay off the streets! So… get your kids to go out in the streets long enough to pick them up then get them right back off them!