Audio Surfing

Over recent weekends i have been helping beta test a brilliant new Indie game.

The game goes by the name of Audiosurf and is due to be released sometime in February.

The game is brilliant and yet again so simple it uses your own songs to create a track that you run down collecting coloured blocks as you go or as they put it.

“In Audiosurf, you race down a futuristic and colorful highway. The highway, the traffic patterns, and the scenery are all synchronized to the music you have chosen from your own collection. You earn points for clustering together cars of the same color on the highway, and can compete with others on the internet for the high score on your favorite songs. Audiosurf builds a highway for any music CD, MP3, iTunes M4A, WMA, or OGG song you choose, so the experience that you have is totally up to you.”

Text and screenshots really cant do the game justice so here is some video.

There should be one more session of beta testing before offical release you can sign up to join on there website. www.audio-surf.com

This game could easily become the new Peggle its certainly one that i will be keeping my eye on.

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Google Maps Street View

Google maps Street view is a relatively new feature that’s been added to google maps. As far as i am aware its still only in America at the moment and basically involves a google van driving around with a camera in its roof taking pictures so as to give a street view.

See this video for a better explanation

Its pretty neat however some people have been raising concerns about about privacy issues and to be honest i am not entirly sure what i think about it. There is no doubt that this feature could be useful and it is very intresting but would i like it so much if it was too my door? I don’t think really that i would. Theres nothing like a bit of NIMBYism [Not In My Back Yard] to make life intresting.

Lets just be glad it doesn’t go as far as this video

Well yet anyway.

50 Years of Building And Still Going Strong

Lego is celebrating its 50th anniversary today.

lego birthday cake

And as with any important event google is celebrating with a Lego google sign.

lego google sign

Now as a kid and infact as an adult I love Lego it is a brilliant toy and tool. Over the years i have used it for all sorts of things some of which were intended i.e.various models and the such. and some that weren’t so much Its very versatile stuff you know and can really help in a bind.

It seems to me that its one of those toys that will never really go away and Ii for one am glad of that. lets hear it for another 50 years and for many more!

Stumbling Along

Stumble apon as im sure most people are aware is a free extension for Firefox and Internet Explorer which can be found here.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/

For those that dont know stumbleapon is a brilliant time waster for the bored and a brilliant tool for everyone else.

This is what theyhave to say about them selfs;

“StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 4,272,682 other websurfers with interests similar to you. Rating these sites you like () automatically shares them with like-minded people – and helps you discover great sites your friends recommend.”

I have been using it for a few years now infact its probably one of the first extensions that i ever used on Firefox and its probably the only one that i couldn’t live without especially when bored.

Just a couple of things i have come across so far today.

Computer Poem

Useful phrases

Connection Error

Recently I took part in some filming for a Team fortress 2 Machnima.

I have taken part in a couple in the past mostly by the same director alien_0 and even if i do say so myself they turn out really well.

Its a real blast to do. It probably helps that i was doing it with people that i know from www.sekritforum.co.uk

The latest titled Connection error is in two parts which i just so happen to have uploaded to my youtube account watch enjoy and if you like rate and comment.

Oh just a little warning the language is a little strong at times.

Connection Error Part One

Connection Error Part Two

UPDATE.

Fixed the link still trying to figure all this stuff out 😛

Happy New Year

Yeah I know I haven’t updated this place for a while. I do have a reasonably good excuse thought I have been working over the last couple of months.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and new years I certainly did even thought i was working on my birthday which frankly is a first for me.

My Contract finished last Friday so i should have a bit more time to do things before i go i would like to point you in the direction of YouTube and in particular quickening666 http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Quickening666

He does some great vids.