This is the second session of me and Paul playing Alien: Isolation (PC) which was streamed live on the 19th of October.
Weeks after everyone else did it because I’m in no rush to remain relevant.
Paul was playing and I was backseat gaming/keeping an eye on the live chat.
Though towards the very end my frustration was such that I assumed control! :P
If you just want to see the highlights/scares (or rather hear the reactions) then here’s your time stamps:The Xenomorph - 30:56
Leave the Computer alone - 1:02:40
We’ve figured out that alarms mean people come… - 1:19:35
Look up - 1:26:20
What is this, Resident Evil? - 1:28:00
Drool is a clue - 1:30:35
What the f*** was that!? - 1:33:55
Game Saved… let’s play with the alien - 1:42:45
The first session wasn’t streamed, so needs editing before it can be uploaded.
To be honest though, not much happens in the first part, so I’m pretty happy to have part 2 available first!
I dunno… History determines the winner.
But there’s one thing I can say for certain.
Heroes really do exist.
We’ve just seen one… and now…
He’s coming home.
- AWACS “SkyEye”, Independent States Allied Forces.
September 26, 2005
Probably the most revered of all aces to ever grace the skies of Strangereal, at least as far as Project Aces are concerned, Mobius One and his ISAF F-22A Raptor are iconic to say the least.
Aside from being the playable character in a dedicated arcade section of Ace Combat 5, Mobius 1 has made numerous cameo appearances in “Ace of Aces” type missions in other Ace Combat games.
I still swear he’s Cipher-
If any of the aces were to go through a name change and reappear in another game, I personally think the most likely would be Cipher… but as Phoenix of Scarface Squadron rather than Mobius One.
The timeframe between Ace Combat Zero and Air Combat/Ace Combat 2 is relatively small, both are mercenaries and, of course, the Phoenix itself is a symbol of rebirth.
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS is now out worldwide.
Apart from a bit of a silly name, that also means we have a new slew of remixes for classic themes and the ever popular Gerudo Valley from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is among them.
Regarding the game itself, I’ve spent over 24 hours with it now and I remain very sceptical. It doesn’t automatically click.
I can’t really judge the gameplay since, in my opinion, the 3DS itself is just not very appropriate for the game.
Button layout just doesn’t feel right and I’m playing with the larger, more comfortable 3DS XL. I shudder to think what it’s like on the standard 3DS.
Though I do wonder if perhaps it works better on the 2DS.
Personally, I also feel that the lack of a mode to even remotely rival the sub-space emissary is quite a let down, as is the lack of unlockable characters.
It makes sense to have 90% of the roster available at the start from a multiplayer perspective, but it’s just a bit sad that we pretty much knew the entire line-up before the game even launched.
There just aren’t many surprises once you have the game in your hands.
The first four stages of Hyrule Warriors in their entirety.
English version of course.
This is a direct export from one of my Twtich livestreams, so there is literally no editing.
Here we go then.
The opening cutscenes and entire first level of Hyrule Warriors from the still United Kingdom release.
So it’s aaaall in English for your comprehension.
I do believe this is the first Zelda game (albeit a spin-off) to feature voice acted sequences since the CD-i games.
I have a bit of a gripe with just how conveniently Link is revealed this time around, but oh well. It’s not the first time he’s been portrayed as a Knight of Hyrule in training.
Remember, likes are great, but reblogs really help me out!
Really liking Hyrule Warriors
I’ll be livestreaming some of it later on.
Yeah, I got it a day before the EU release date which, unusually, is a full week earlier than the North American release date.
Want to get a better idea of what its about without the ability to read Japanese?
I wasn’t talking to you, little light.
Sadly, anything like this (cutscenes, narrative) seems to be very few and far between… :(
People don’t usually think of individual aeroplanes having stories, especially airliners.
After all, for the most part they are just large, mass produced machines in which hundreds of people are crammed in order to travel large distances.
But there are always exceptions.
N102DA was the 12th 767-200 to roll off the Boeing production line and made it’s first flight on the 27th of August, 1982.
But the remarkable thing about this aircraft was who bought it.
At the time, Delta Airlines was having financial difficulties. That Spring the airline had posted its first quarterly loss in 35 years.
In response, the airlines own employees launched ‘Project 767’, banding together with retirees and friends to raise the $30 million to purchase a brand new example of Boeing’s most modern aircraft, the Boeing 767.
In December, the employees presented the aircraft, wrapped in a giant red ribbon, to the airline.
Throughout its career, and across different liveries, the aircraft has always carried “Spirit of Delta” titles.
N102DA was finally retired in early 2006.
Prior to retirement, it was painted in it’s original 1982 livery and flew a farewell tour around the US.
Most airliners meet their ultimate fate in the desert, gradually cut apart for spares and scrap.
However, The Spirit of Delta has been fully preserved and is on display at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum in Atlanta which has been open to the public since June 2014.
Since 1998, All Nippon Airways and Nintendo have had a promotional relationship where a number of the airlines aircraft are painted in special Pokémon liveries, along with a full Pokémon themed interior and crew uniforms.
With ANA retiring all of it’s Boeing 747s by February 2014, the only remaining Pokémon jet is a Boeing 777-300, JA756A.
Known as the Peace Jet, it entered service 4 months after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
As you can see, Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, California is home to not one, but two Blackbird aircraft. In the first photo, you can see SR-71A #17973 on the left, and A-12 #06924 on the right, which I covered in a previous post (click here to view). On the far right side of the photo, you can see D-21B #525, and U-2D 56-6721 is in the background.
On May 24, 1987, SR-71A #17973 was flying in the RAF Mildenhall Air Fete Airshow, when the pilot, flying too slowly, pulled up just as the afterburner ignited, overstressing the airframe. The aircraft landed safely at RAF Mildenhall, where temporary repairs were made. On June 21, she was flown to Palmdale for permanent repairs, but it was decided that the aircraft was essentially totaled. She was retired with a total of 1,729.9 flight hours, then put on display at Blackbird Airpark in September 1991, alongside A-12 #06924, creating probably the most stunning Blackbird museum display.
An important reblog, because here is video of that very display in 1987 which ultimately marked the end of its flying career.
Why do people reblog art they dislike???
Realistically speaking? I suppose the bigger question would be why wouldn’t they when it’s the only way to express any kind of opinion on the content?
Tumblr is a social platform after all, and one which does not really allow for discussion without reblogging.
That’s a deliberate design choice and not a unique one on the internet.
Youtube and Google+ integration, for example.
When you comment on someone elses youtube video, that video is also shared on to your google+.
Considering the ratio of positive to negative youtube comments… yeah. :P
Hell, I’m reblogging this question rather than answering directly because there is a character limit.
Reblogging and adding your thoughts is something that can be done for a person to express their opinions to their own audience of followers, rather than as a means of contacting or antagonising the artist or original poster.
It shouldn’t really be compared to, say, leaving nasty comments on a persons own dA page. That’s specifically targeted at an individual.
It’s also part of the tubmlr mindset that content isn’t coming from it’s original source.
Ultimately, your own tumblr blog doesn’t have to exclusively be a collection of things you like, especially if you feel that you have something to say.
The other week I reblogged a post in order to say that inducing tonic immobility in sharks, just to take pretty pictures/videos, is effectively animal abuse, which is something the more mainstream shark hugger does not understand.
It was a point I felt should be made, even if I’d mostly be sounding off to myself, which I suppose is pretty much what I’m doing again here.
All I can really say is that the reblog which suddenly sparked this off wasn’t really even abusive and, to me, didn’t even seem remotely personal.
Marginally ironic that some of the responses, reblogs in-themselves, have been.
C’est la vie, internet.