Jordan Mechner, creator of Prince of Persia, announces the remake of Karateka as a downloadable title for the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 sometime this year.
Karateka was a one man operation where Mechner created the game in his dorm room at Yale for the Apple II. Yes, so that means the 80′s. Feudal Japan is the world Karateka brought players. With the simple task of defeating waves of karate men to recuse your girlfriend.
Finally! After over a year wait episode 8 is out! It’s been out in Japan for about a day now but Call to Arms are currently working on English subs so in a couple of days it should be available. Until then, enjoy the trailer below.
From dailymail.co.uk “ A new rollercoaster in Japan – which will boast the steepest vertical drop of any ride in the world - is set to raise the bar for thrill-seekers. On July 16th, the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Yamanash, will unveil the stomach-flipping Takabisha ride – an attraction that includes seven major twists over 1000 metres of track, and a nerve-jangling drop of 43 metres. “
From singularityhub” This past Sunday, Ezaki Glico, the candy company which aired the commercial, confirmed what many of AKB 48’s fans had come to suspect: Aimi Eguchi wasn’t real. The new group member, it turns out, was a computer-generated composite of the real band members. Her pretty face was actually made up of the “best features” of six other members: her eyes, nose, mouth, hair/body, face outline and eyebrows were not flesh-and-blood, but cut-and-paste. “
‘I think the japanese male sexual complex originated in the two-dimensional world
– animation, games and so on – which then transferred to small three-dimensional sculptures.
but before my sculptures miss ko (1997) and my lonesome cowboy (1998),
it had never been represented life-size.’ - takashi murakami
From juxtapoz ” Robert Alvarado has a taste for something sweet, erotically inclined with a certain, tattooed, cotton candy contemporary edge. “I have always appreciated the female form and, growing up in the late 50′s early 60′s, I can recall looking at all the magazines with illustrations of women. I have basically turned those memories into the art form you see in my images today”. ”
From Beno Saradzic ” Do yourself a favour and watch this film with high quality speakers because the music Vlad composed truly deserves to be heard in all of its glory. Hook your computer to multi-media speakers, home stereo, TV or headphones but DO NOT, for the sake of all that is holy, listen to the sound on the laptop’s crappy built-in speaker or just as unforgivably; muted!! This version features original score by Vladimir Persan and it is simply PHENOMENAL. Hats off to you my friend! ”
From diginfo.tv ” On the 15th of May, Sharp in collaboration with NHK unveiled the world’s first Ultra High Definition-capable LCD display. This 85″ LCD display has a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, which is equivalent to 16 times the resolution of HDTV, allowing for the display of incredibly detailed, high-quality images. ”
From popsci.com ” If you want to see what Earth looks like from space, become an astronaut (or, barring that, a space tourist). For the next best view, pay a visit to Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation where a massive, nearly 20-foot spherical OLED orb–the world’s first large scale spherical OLED–offers a satellite’s-eye view of the planet in super high resolution. ”
From Wiki “The first nuclear weapon was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons. The first hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Mike“, was tested at the Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands on November 1 (local date) in 1952, also by the United States. The largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the “Tsar Bomba” of the Soviet Union at Novaya Zemlya on October 30, 1961, with an estimated yield of around 50 megatons.In 1963, all nuclear and many non-nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, pledging to refrain from testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, underwater, or in outer space. The treaty permitted underground nuclear testing. France continued atmospheric testing until 1974, China continued up until 1980.Underground Tests in the United States continued until 1992 (its last nuclear testing), the Soviet Union in 1990, the United Kingdom in 1991, and both China and France in 1996. After signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1996 (which has as of 2011 not yet entered into force), all of these states have pledged to discontinue all nuclear testing. Non-signatories India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons in 1998.The most recent nuclear test was announced by North Korea on May 25, 2009.”