Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Well.. Not quite sure how to explain this...

This will explain it better

Supposedly, a vortex of energy opened up in Europe the other day and sent cars flying all around. Killed some people and wounded even more. They say it has some sort of relation with a gamma ray explosion that happened on 28 March in space. Discuss.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wanderlei Silva, a legend in my books!

Wanderlei Silva is one of the few fighters to ever defeat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the ring. His brutal all-out-take-no-prisoners fighting style is unique and extraordinary. His prime was when PrideFC was still alive. It was truly sensational to see him utterly dominate his opponents as they were struck with fear during the match. I would be terrified to step up to him for one. When I was at my gym training MMA, I would try to shape my style around his, and it often times worked. Especially for jiu-jitsu tournaments.

Hopefully we'll see more of him in the UFC. Considering they don't replace him as they are starting to trend with all fighter for some reason.. Here's to you Wandy!!

Halo: Reach - Classic and Action Sack Playlists

Players of Halo for generations have come to be annoyed by Reach's gameplay. It was too easy for other players to become skilled quickly. Additionally, the Armor Abilities threw the game way out of wack. On the flipside, players complained that the game needed more fun to it.

Well, Bungie finally listened and they are delivering... (somewhat)

The Classic Playlist is a custom gametype on custom re-made old school maps that nearly mimics the old gameplay, but while still keeping the new-ness of Reach added into it. Here's the rundown

  • Shield Recharge Rate 110%
  • Health Recharge Rate 110%
  • Damage Modifier 110%
  • Melee Modifier 75% (To fix those pesky and annoying "Team Melee" matches)
  • Player Speed 120% (Spartan IIIs are rather sluggish by default)
  • Jump Height 125% (They also suck at jumping)
  • Player Gravity 150% (This makes it so that the increased jump height and run speed doesn't turn into ice-skating)
The Action Sack playlist is a playlist that uses gametypes made by Bungie that weren't shipped with the disc. (Some kind of feat of engineering on their part, might I say..) "This is a new 4v4 playlist inspired by community map and game variants. The initial lineup isn’t as insane as some players may expect, we’re using this playlist to introduce new gametypes that we’ve scripted up. We’ll be looking at feedback and suggestions for future additions to this playlist, so drop by the Optimatch forum and tell us about your favorite wacky 4v4 gametypes!" That's what the official update says about it. Cleverly posted by urk, as always. Read the full story here.