Friday, February 5, 2010

Eyes shudder from little beams of hope - my ode to Haiti

Likkle haiti, likkle haiti...let di sun from god shine pon yuh face/ Show dem pearly whites of di yute and di crooked dentures of di old/All adversity make u stronger/May di ppl round di earth beckon yuh call/ Ye shall not falter any longer/ Wipe di dirt off yuh nose and keep faith/Bad tings come and gwan for most/Mi kno yuh life of plunder served a long term sentence/Yuh bring pride not only inna di caribbean but all round di world/Monetary maybe an all time low/ But di spirits raise hi as yuh raise di original colors of independence/Mi pray fuh everyone especially di likkle yute/Half di population no older den mi self/ Mi cyan believe uh ting like dis cause so much disaster/Mi haffi chip in so yuh cyan muster mud cakes fuh supper/Tings uh gwan outta order/No food, no home, n di only hospital turned into rubble/Ppl nuh realize dis be uh domino effect/All black erryting nuh diamond set/Nuh matter - caribbean, african american, black - all di same ting in essence/Keep yuh spirit, yuh character n yuh be continued..

Little haiti, Little Haiti...let the sun from god shine upon your face/ show them pearly whites of the youth and the crooked dentures of the old/ All adversity makes u stronger/ May the people around the earth beckon your call/ You shall not falter any longer/ Wipe the dirt off your nose and keep faith/ Bad things come and go for most/ I know your life of plunder served a long term sentence/ You bring pride not only in the caribbean but all around the world/ Monetarily you maybe at an all time low/ But raise your spirits high as you raise the original colors of independence/ I pray for everyone especially the little youth/ Half the population is no older than myself/ I can't believe a thing like this can cause so much disaster/ I have to chip in so you don't have to eat mud cakes for supper/ Things are going outta order/ No food, no home, and the only hospital turned into rubble/ People don't realize how this is a domino effect/ All black everything and I'm not talking about a diamond set/ It doesn't matter - caribbean, african american, black - it's all the same thing in essence/ Keep your spirit, your character, and your blessings be continued....


Megaman 10 artwork via Capcom unity

Pretty dope capcom art....I always love the Megaman stuff...hahaha. Megaman 10 is due out for release really soon to Wii, Xbox Live, and Playstation Network.

Crazy Zero combo on Tatsunoko vs Capcom

 Pretty dope Tatsunoko vs Capcom video

Xbox live pulling the plug for original Xbox? LOL @ Halo 2 fans =P

Microsoft is pulling the plug on the original Xbox as Xbox LIVE support is being discontinued for the console on April 15.

The discontinuation of Xbox Live extends to Xbox Originals and Xbox games playable on the Xbox 360.

"This isn't a decision we made lightly, but after careful consideration, it is clear this will provide the greatest benefit to the Xbox LIVE community," said Microsoft's Marc Whitten. First launched in 2002, Xbox LIVE has since become the cornerstone of Microsoft's console strategy, enjoying huge popularity on the Xbox 360 with some 23 million users.

"I want to assure you that the best is yet to come for Xbox LIVE," Whitten continued "I believe we'll look back on 2010 as a landmark year in gaming and home entertainment, and I couldn't be more excited about what we have in store with "Project Natal" and LIVE."

This is one to sure rupture Halo 2 fanatics...I mean, dayum if you look at IGN right now - you can definitely see the diatribe.

Lost series finale May 23rd?

ABC makes a decision to release the final episode on Sunday rather than Tuesday partially due to the fact that is when the American Idol finale airs, too. This way there's limited competition for Lost's series finale. Here is a discussion about the pending finale...

Lost fans prepare yourself!

Google comes out with iPad killer?

While the iPad may be sweeping the news, it isn't the only hot topic in the techie universe, as Google may now be developing a tablet solution of their own. Google tablet chatter started this week when the company's development staff posted concept hardware and user interface renders of a tablet device running their Chrome operating system. The images were posted to, Google's official development page for the Chrome platform, and quickly caught the eye of tablet-hungry technophiles.

The post is riddled with choice words and phrases lik "concept UI," "subject to change," and how the device "might look," which also came paired with the rumor igniting phrase "under development." Those two magical words have our brains pondering the possibilities, but beyond our flights of fantasy, here is what Google's official tablet experiments have entailed.

According to the post, the Chromium team is testing a touchscreen user interface that includes these key points:
Keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus.
Launchers as an overlay, providing touch or search as means to access web sites.
Contextual actions triggered via dwell.
Zooming UI for multiple tabs
Tabs presented along the side of the screen
Creating multiple browsers on screen using a launcher

Check out Google's tablet concept video.

For those unfamiliar with Chrome OS, it is Google's new web-centric mobile platform for laptops and netbooks. Chrome OS is unique in that unlike Windows or Mac operating systems, it is designed specifically for web applications, reducing the emphasis on localized software and replacing it with cloud-based programs. In other words, Chrome accesses programs and user data that reside on a web server, alleviating strains on internal processors and making accessing said information on a wider breadth of devices.

World of Warcraft (WoW) headphones for sale via

Courtesy of

What do you get when you combine BlizzardStarcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Creative Labs, and THX? Some pretty sweet headphones designed to work on both Macs and PCs. They're decked out with runes from the WoW universe and customizable glowing ear covers. Take a look for yourselves:


Limited quantities are now up for pre-order on Amazon, with the wireless version running you $159.99 and the wired version coming in at $119.99.

Check out the upcoming episode of our Tech Fetish podcast, where we'll talk with Creative Labs' Ryan Schlieper about the headphones, and stay tuned for our ears-on impressions and a full review after that.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Some of the truest words ever

Alien Ness is a b-boy born in the South Bronx in the 60's and he started dancing in the year 1982. He is what you would call a 3rd generation b-boy (the exploitation era. A la Flashdance, Beat Street, Breakin, Breakin 2, Wild Style, Style Wars, The Last Dragon, etc. This is an incredibly raw interview with great insight coming from a person who came after the pioneers but still a pivotal point of a new development within b-boying entitled "power or air moves". Take a look at the interview. One of my fav lines out of the whole thing is at the end...truly deep and definitely insightful.

In fact, you can check out his book the art of battle: at

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Capcom's Dead Rising movie due out soon?_?

Here's an interesting post from IGN:

"First announced yesterday in Tokyo, the Dead Rising flick, formally known as Shibyou Osen Dead Rising, is being directed by Dead Rising producer (and Mega Man father) Keiji Inafune himself. The movie will follow the exploits of brothers Shin and Jouji who must escape from a quarantined town that's filled with zombies.

The trailer has plenty of gore, along with what we think might be b-level Japanese acting. This, we were expecting. What we weren't expecting is the use of a first person perspective. According to Capcom, the movie aims to give viewers the experience of a first person shooter.

We're not sure if Capcom plans on charging people to view the Dead Rising move, but it doesn't look like it. The movie is set to see release on the web some time this year."

Street Fighter IV graphic novel out soon...word!!

Check the link for more details

Don't forget that Super Street Fighter 4 is due out in April....