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Every year we have a new batch of PS4 games, when will this end! with a bit of luck never.

Lets find out what the latest ps4 games are like.

College mate Bob.

“Well, with a little trepidation I’ve finally done it” the update read “I’ve bought my own detached house. It has all appliances I could need and a beautiful thatched roof”

I was surprised and impressed by this news, Bob is only a little older than me. I was shocked that he was enjoying so much success. Quite what (or who) he’d pulled off to suddenly get this kind of money. Bob and I were in the same class at college. I used to take long lunches. He moved away and I only met him a few years later, whilst we were on the same train. We still shared common ground. I was about to post a long message congratulating Bob on his newfound success when I noticed the final two words to his status. Dweeb he is.

The point is that Bob is not alone, 2011 was a great year for PS4 games. Skyrim launched into stores at the tail end of 2011 and, like a blazing comet burning brilliantly in the winter sky, signalled the sudden death of any/all social life for about half of my friends. With its immersive mix of story. Each. Found him in at least one electronic store (I think it was Currys).

Fell prey to. Despite the fact that the title no longer includes the word ‘football’. Might get on the nerves of some F1 fans, but will thrill vacant window shoppers with disposable income who are attracted to the letter ‘F’. It is the sequel to…Don’t make me tell you!, with updated squad lists and slightly better graphics. Its not anything new.

Another big seller of 2011. Maybe the game is dangerous. I find Dragonball Z really irritating. Sit through earlier episode or showing you what’s to come in the next episode. Madder. Extremely pissed off) hero gets really mad, glows yellow and kills him. The end. hours of my life I’m not getting back any time soon to get there. What’s that? Oh, the game? {I have no idea, I got sidetracked|Distracted|Taken off on a tangent…Pissed off and angrier.

Look at some of the latest ps4 games, and, if you’re not hip to such things, is probably where most of your friends have gone

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Find out why you need to be purchasing GTA 5 on release day

Inside the gritty universe of urban street crime, rival gangs and gangsters battle it out for ultimate ascendancy. Though, within the virtual world of urban street crime, just one identity reigns supreme: Grand Theft Auto.

Now, with the new instalment intended for September 2013, the series is as durable as ever. Grand theft auto 5 will include an artificial world so great that the open worlds of prior instalments Grand theft auto 4, Grand theft auto: San Andreas and Western adventure Red Dead Redemption may well all fit comfortably in its limits. As if that wasn’t adequate, the virtual world of Grand theft auto V even has its own ecology and also entire ocean floor can be mapped and explored (if the player fancies a bit of a rest from killing people, that is). The amount of detail and craftsmanship that Rockstar Games has gone to this time around is simply remarkable.

GTA V follows the evil misadventures of 3 characters, each of whom can be operated by the player at any time. When you choose a different player, the screen zooms upwards; ‘Google Earth’ type and plummets back off toward the site of the preferred ne’er-do-well.

Other than that, almost every feature of Grand theft auto 5 has been overhauled. A immensely superior combat technique (that includes outstanding new aiming and shooting features) joins an entire retooling of yet the most simple GTA capabilities. Do not fret though, they haven’t jettisoned the series effortless playability or comfortable gameplay, they have just built it better.

For example, at everywhere in the title, now you can ‘flip off’ passers by (and even your allies). The NPC on the receiving end of this impropriety will react in a variety of alternative ways, depending on the stipulated individual data and the area that they happen being in.

However, for all those of you bloodthirsty tyrants around, don’t despair. Grand theft auto hasn’t become a touchy feely digital natural world documentary, or some sort of socially aware advisory story about not flipping people off in public. Oh no (far from it, in reality). The Grand theft auto series has continuously been about the dark side of urban drama, the grim and gritty reality of life on the mean streets of the world’s enormous urban development projects (well, that and mowing grannies over in Land Rovers, anyway). GTA 5 is no different, in the latest instalment, you will find all the blood, guts, gore, carnage and wanton destruction you’ve come to demand from this franchise. All that and much, much more…

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What will come about if these guys used a hard drive

Toward the back of ’08, in a little Cambodian town called Phnom Penh (No idea of the pronunciation) a couple separated following an eighteen -year marriage. Nothing thrilling in that, you may think, but it is the best way they did it that had net boards busy.

They slash their bloody home in half. Seriously, you are able to look it up. We will stay here…

Found it? Mental, right? Now, far be it from us all to base our whole sales pitch on an article we found on the web at Cracked.com, nevertheless it actually got us thinking. It got us thinking that if they had a working laptop or computer, say, with all their private records (business, music, movies and etc) then it would have been cut in half too.

Apart from the storage that hard drives free up, that is one of a hard drives better features, hard drives will back up and keep secure all data you require to store. So, whilst the couple’s DVDs were perhaps a total catastrophe (I can imagine the husband virulently shouting “What the hell am I going to do with a partial a copy of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, you b*tch!?”) the downloaded Seinfeld episodes on his hard drives would likely have escaped detection.

hard drives back stuff up. hard drives keep things secure. hard drives are handy and fitting, but most of all, they’re infamously difficult to saw through, mainly if you’ve just taken a hedge trimmer to a coffee table.


We Take a Look at the Most modern Xbox one bundle

The Xbox One Kinect is an incredible thing. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve wanted to fight the in-game characters one-on-one instead of relying on moves and combos.

“If I didn’t have to rely on these buttons so damn much” I frequently grumble, “I’d grab that monster and kick it in myself!”

For example: the fat bloke from Pokemon. In every single version of that game, there’s some fat chug blocking your way until you’ve done something he wants you to do. Now, if this was real life and some fat chunder-monkey was barring my way, I’d grab him by the scruff of the neck and kick seven bells out of him before moving onto the next city. I’m not really that agressive, but I’ve only got so much patience for that sort of behaviour, y’know?

Perhaps that’s what makes a video game villain, maybe Team Rocket and that lot just got sick of fat people blocking their path? Perhaps they grew tired of the many, many road blocks in their path, rocks that turn out to be Geodudes, Bug Catchers and Snorlax after sodding Snorlax, maybe one day they just had enough. They are cat lovers after all and cat lovers can’t be bad people, can they?

Anyway, the Kinect finally gives you the opportunity to use your own body as the controller. When you play a boxing sim, the right hook you’ll be using is your own and when you play running games, its your own legs that you flail about pathetically. Now, the Xbox one with kinect bundle is putting all of these great things in one place, making it easier than ever to get playing the greatest gaming innovation since Sonic 2 allowed you to push down and ‘B’ in order to get up hills without running all the way back where you came from.

Yes, you read that right, themain represents the future of gaming. Finally you can get the ‘hands on’ experience you’ve been looking for. You can at last use your reflexes and natural instincts rather than relying on controllers and other peripherals. The future is now, which puts us only a few centuries away from the development of the first holodeck, yay! (Oh come on, you know you were thinking it!)


(Promising) Justification Offered for ‘After Death’ Experiences

A brand new scientific research has suggested that dying rats encounter an odd surge of intense brain activity during their last moments of existence. This increased brain operation might be in keeping with (and thusly describe) Human accounts of close to or after death experiences, as reported by lots of people worldwide.

Approximately a 5th of all those who have survived a cardiac arrest have reported having an ‘After Death Experience’ or ADE. This is quite an alarming statistic, especially as the ADE tends to use a profound effect on the life of that survivor. Having an ADE is seen by many as certain substantiation of an spirit world or a continuance of the person’s soul after death.

Similarly, a ‘Near Death Experience’ (or NDE) is believed to be parallel to the ADE, but noticeably happens whilst the patient continues to be technically alive. Most people who encounter NDE’s report a floating sensation or ‘From Body Experience’ (OBE), as well as encounters with angels, dead family and loved ones. Both NDE and ADE survivors often explain traversing an extended tunnel towards an intense light.

Discussions of life after death seems in early scriptures, archaeological sites and many subsequent works of viewpoint and have fascinated (and frightened) Persons, no matter of creed, ethnic group or culture, since time immemorial.

After recovering from surgery in 1979, Jazmyne Cidavia-DeRepentigny of Hull, Georgia, USA, reported a stereotypical NDE account which was ultimately published in the book ‘Beyond The Light’ by P.M.H Atwater in 1994. Like many people, Jazmyne recounts particulars of her surgery that would be very complicated to obtain were she lying.

Jazmyne states that “I was hovering over my body. I could see and listen to everything that was being said and done. I left the room for a short while and then came back to where my body lay. I knew why I died. It was because I couldn’t breathe. I had a tube down my throat and the medical staff did not have an oxygen mask on my nostril. I’d also been given too much anesthetic”.

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She went on to explain her attempts to remove the tube from her throat from a relatively disturbing account.

Prior to that aforementioned study, it was established proven fact that neural activity ceases once the heart stops. This has now been demonstrated as being untrue, at the least so far as rats are concerned. It is also the strongest premise to this point regarding the reasons of ADEs, OBEs and NDEs.

One of the scientists responsible for these results, Dr. George Mashour of the University of Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA said the team was “astonished with the high levels of motion” in the rats. “In truth, at near-death lots of known electric signatures of consciousness exceeded degrees found within the waking state, signifying that the brain is able of well-organized electrical activity over the initial stage of clinical death.” He said.

The team’s lead scientist, Dr. Jimo Borjigin added that “This research paper tells us that decrease of oxygen or equally oxygen and glucose throughout cardiac arrest can stimulate brain activity that’s characteristic of mindful processing,”

However, Dr. Martin Coath on the University of Plymouth, United kingdom was a little critical of the team’s findings.

Dr. Coath said that, as the rats were anaesthetized, the findings better demonstrated the unconscious brain’s response to a dangerous lack of blood flow and oxygen. He also said that the study had not essentially showed that any ‘heightened cognizant processing’ had in fact taken place, suggesting the wording of that conclusion was “a bit of a stretch”. He commented that, while the consequences were “genuinely interesting” they were as well “hardly surprising”.

The outcomes of this study will no doubt be of great importance to many within the scientific community, also as religious groups, those engrossed in the paranormal and those who have experienced an ADE or NDE.


A bone conducting earpiece, what makes it unique to other types

Music is a giant element of everyday life but it may be for nearly as long as Humans have been on this earth. I often point to a discovery of a 40,000-year-old flute dating back to that ice age as proof for this, but truthfully, the facts you will need is all around you, every day. We bear in mind ballads and music long after the people who first composed them have died and rotted away (a thought which I find curiously reassuring) and also the music industry, like it or hate it, is definitely a big business.

However, whilst the ice age musicians likely survived during a world of stark brutality, frozen, featureless wastelands and harsh, ‘kill or be killed’ inter-cave politics, they never needed to cope with road works, transport lorries, screaming children or drunken crowd-rousers on their way to the stag evening. Fortunate buggers.

Today’s listener has to deal with all that plus much more, which can make listening to the music not only difficult, but also treacherous.

Now, though, contemporary science has stumbled across a means in which you can still listen to the favorite tunes, even if you’re wearing earplugs (no, I’ve not been sniffing discarded paint cans again). It’s called bone conduction technology and no, despite the marginally strange name, it in truth does not harm…

Based on recent research, exposure to any sound over 100 decibels wears away a film known as a myelin sheath and leaves your inner ear liable to problems like tinnitus and temporary deafness, that may be the beginning of even more important problems. Bone conduction technology is developed to bypass the most sensitive portions of your ear and reduce the chance of inner-ear harm.

How? Well, in order to know that, we require to first comprehend how our ears actually work. (HERE COMES THE SCIENCE-Y BIT) Basically, sound travels though the space, these sound waves are intercepted by several structures inside the ear and are finally translated and transmitted into our brains (if it helps, think of it like the encoding/decoding of digital information, like that which leads the movements of the wireless mouse).

The sound waves first meet a bit of cartilage (yes, similar stuff a shark’s skeleton is made of), which helps to concentrate the sound, this is named a pinna (but you’ll call it your outer ear without appearing too silly).

Then, the sound waves pass into your central ear, it is filled with air and in addition includes both your acoustic canal and your eardrum (my little brother burst his when he was little and virtually burst mine crying about it). The eardrum vibrates, passing the sound through to a ossicles, that are three small bones (that are in fact pretty essential to your sense of steadiness, I am told). These tiny bones transmit the sound to the cochlea, that’s a fluid-filled structure that ‘encodes’ the indicators for our brain to ‘decode’.

Bone conduction tech vibrates the bones of the skull, distributing the noise directly to the cochlea and bypassing the remainder of their ear entirely. The nerve impulses transmitted to the brain are exactly the same, but the sensitive mechanism of our ear doesn’t need to deal with the trouble of, to quote Anchorman’s Brick Tamland “LOUD NOISES!”

This method appears to be completely safe; actually, the famously deaf composer Beethoven applied a rudimentary http://bridgingapps.org/2014/01/aftershokz-bluez-bone-conduction-technology-headphones/ version of this process to be able to compose his most famous works. He attached a rod linking his piano and his head and, as such, was able to listen to the song he was playing.

So there you go, instead of exposing your sensitive ears to louder and louder volumes, just to drown out the background noise, you are able to instead stick your earpugs in and play your music at the correct volume. Make no bones about it (groan!)

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