July 2010 Posts

Starcraft II & TDs

I, like many others have been eagerly anticipating the latest Blizzard release Starcraft 2. I have been looking forward to the game but more importantly I have been eagerly anticipating the custom maps from the community.

I used to spend hours and hours playing the custom maps released with Warcraft III, I still log in every now and then to check out how its going and am suprised every time to see people still making new maps. Some of the most popular game genres in existence today wouldn’t be around if it wasnt thanks to be map making community in WC3. Genres such as Tower Defence (TD) and Defence of The Ancients (DOTA) were born there.

So it made me extremely happy to see this video on YouTube showing that yes custom maps are possible in SC2 and yes you can make TDs with them, horaay!

The Fifth Element Fan? Watch This!

Its no secret that im a sci-fi fan and The Fifth Element is my favourite film. Watched it again in epic 1080p BluRay quality last night. Went poking about on Youtube afterwards and found this little gem:

I didnt even know it was possible to reach notes like that let alone move between them so quickly.

Incredible Particle & Physics Video

Saw this post on Gizmodo and thought I would share on my blog as I think its incredible.

Its a a physics engine called Lagoa and its by Thiago Costa, check it out:

Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 – Teaser from Thiago Costa on Vimeo.