16 November 2009

Luckiest multiplayer gaming kill ever

I'm one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet who haven't actually played Modern Warfare 2 yet, but you don't need to know the game to realise that this is a seriously lucky knife throw.

13 November 2009

Remi Gaillard - Batman

Casting fear into the hearts of the criminal underworld - and anybody who just happens to walk past - it's BATMAN!

12 November 2009


Ok, so he's got the basics down. With practice I think he has the potential to be quite good.

09 November 2009

Folding Plug

Somebody has to make this a reality. My laptop bag would be so much easier to pack with this.

19 October 2009

High-Speed Robot Hand

When the real robot uprising happens there won't be any running from slow, lumbering but unstoppable machines. You won't even have time to blink.

Of course, if you don't believe that we will be inevitably ruled over by our own creations then this is merely an extremely impressive display of engineering.

18 June 2009

BNP MEP Nick Griffin + KKK Terrorist

I hope that the people that voted this man into his new position are ashamed of themselves.

I can only assume that he's inbred from only the purest of indigenous stock. Part of a shrinking gene pool that I'd be glad to see the back of.

06 May 2009

$2 Deluxe Hugs

Who says you can't compete with free? It's all in the value add.

30 March 2009

20 February 2009

Steam sales really seem to work

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell announced during a DICE keynote today that last weekend's half-price sale of Left 4 Dead resulted in a 3000% increase in sales of the game, posting overall sales that beat the title's original launch performance.

Newell also mentioned that new Steam customers jumped 1600% over the same weekend, according to G4TV. Retail sales remained constant.

Sales of Team Fortress 2 went up 106% following a free update to the game. Retail wasn't left out in this case, with sales jumping 28%.

The massive Steam holiday sale was also a big win for Valve and its partners. The following holiday sales data was released, showing the sales breakdown organized by price reduction:

* 10% sale = 35% increase in sales (real dollars, not units shipped)
* 25% sale = 245% increase in sales
* 50% sale = 320% increase in sales
* 75% sale = 1470% increase in sales

Furthermore, Valve has hired an experimental psychologist to maximize the excitement of Steam sales and other marketing opportunities. According to Newell, one suggestion by the psychologist was to provide one free copy of a Valve game to every 25th buyer of Left 4 Dead.


Escape From City 17 - Part One

This is completely amazing. Filmed on a budget of $500 and yet it looks incredibly professional.

Best of all, Valve have embraced it and are communicating with the creators. So many companies would have issued a takedown notice but Valve once again show why they are loved by the community.

21 January 2009

Patriotism and Nationalism

A very nice quote indeed. It can sometimes be too easy to confuse these two.

"Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest", but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is."

Sydney J. Harris, journalist and author (1917-1986)

And another

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)

14 January 2009

Anagram generator


My favourite so far:

The pen is mightier than the sword
The emphasis, then? Red-hot writing.

07 January 2009

Ah, Bush....

Success after triumph after victory. Truly the chronicles of a great leader.