La meute

Year: 2010

Director: Franck Richard

La meute is one of those movies you’d better not spoil by revealing too much of the plot. It is a French horror movie with great actors such as Yolande Moreau and Philippe Nahon. Those actors are not usually seen in this kind of movies but it’s a shame because they are really good there too.

The director has taken a great care for style and photography. The movie is quite beautiful and some scenes are really artistic.

Despite some inegual parts of the movie and some story and twist wierdness, the movie is quite enjoyable. Worth cheking out…

SCORE = 3/5

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Tera closed beta first look

I was lucky to get into one of the close beta test week ends for Tera US. The game is developped by a Korean company called Bluehole studio. It has been released last year in Korea and the official US release is for the 1st of may.

I play extensively for the whole week end and tried several classes.

GRAPHICS

The first thing that stunned me was the graphics. Everything is sharp, bright, colored and very well animated. The technical side and the art direction are on top of what I have seen so far.

Technically, the game was developed using Unreal Engine in the same was as Aion used Cry Engine.

In order to get an idea, you can go check one of the many vids of gameplay, but to make it simple:

Graphics are incredible…

GAMEPLAY

The big difference in this one is the aimed combat system. Basically, you have a aim on top of you char and you can’t select target. You have to aim for fighting, you need to blobk the attack actively and even use evasive moves to avoid attacks.

It is the same for healing, you have to aim at your mates to heal them. You have to place the healing circles at the right places and so on.

The max level char I played in beta was 20 and I did not have the chance to experience endgame. However, the combat system really differs from other MMO and seems really fun and chalenging. All we can do is hoping that it will stay this fun on the long run.

RACES

Humans: Basical humans… Not much to say here.

Aman: Big ass demonic style race. Can be many colors and shape, but basically keep a body builed massive demonic style.

Castanic: Japanese style androgenic tall and thin people with weird horns.

Baraka: Those look like stone people. They are tall and extremely stronly builded with short leg and massive torso. Pretty cool looking and original.

Popori: Hard to describe race of little fury humanoids. To make it more simple it’s like werewolfes in humanoid form except it is many types of cute animals: WereRabbits, WerePuppies, Werekitties, WereHamsters…

Elin: Little girls with animal ears like kitty, rabbit and some more. Extrely kawaiish and a little on the pedobear side of this style.

High elves: More classical manga style tall elves.

CLASSES

There are 8 classes in the game: archer, berserker, lancer, mystic, priest, slayer, sorcerer and warrior.

I personally only played a few:

Lancer: It’s a kind of tank that does massive damage with a lance and tank by blocking with a shield. It was pretty fun to play and felt really powerful.

Priest: Mainly healer, it can also does some range and AOE damage. It seems to have pretty tight mana regen.

Archer: Fast and sustain DPS class, good evasive maneuvers and fun gameplay.

Berserker: Slow and bursting damage with a giant axe. Can also use some form of blocks.

PVP

I tried the game on a PVP server. Starting lvl10 zone, all non village zones are open to PVP. Anyone can attack anyone regardless state or level. There was a lot of crying on general chat and quite a copious amount of ganking. However, I quite enjoyed as it added a level of danger and fun while leveling.

There is a system of “infamy” level that PVP get while attacking other players. It seems that it works a little bit the same as the sec status in EVE but a weekend was not long enough to check it out fully.

To sum up, the game seems really promising and I can;t wait for the servs to open again:

19-22 april = open beta.

28 april = early access for pre orders.

1 may = Game starts

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Epic meal time

Epic meal time is a Canadian youtube channel that delivers one cooking show each tuesday since several years. They have around 360.000.000 views and 2.350.000 followers. It is one of the biggest youtube channels ever.


The basics of the show is a bunch of guys, highly drunk, that cook high calory, greasy and baconated meals. They recently beat the 100.000 calories limit.
If you have told me to watch this kind of show before i would have never liked to. However, it draws some kind of fascination… So much stupidity is mezmerizing.

Let’s go have a look at muscleglass take a shot of bacon grease and Jack daniels before eating a giant deep fried fast food burgers covered pizza. It’s worth a try at least …

http://www.youtube.com/user/EpicMealTime

SCORE = 3/5

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Vous avez peur

NEW TRACK + VIDEO

Sound: Hardtek track composed on JAN 2012
Video: Clips from following movies and shorts:
Begotten (E. Elias Merhige)
Den of celestial birds (E. Elias Merhige Q6 collective)
The Alphabet (David Lynch)
Track licensed under Creative Commons (CC v2.) and available for free download:
http://www.dogmazic.net/m3u/dwncounttitre.php?id=71559&ur=1&usr=22445

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Angry birds space

Developer: Rovio
Year: 2012
System: Android

This one can be considered as a real new step in the game. Seasons and Rio were just graphical and style additions with the exception of the gimmick new bird in RIO. In space, the whole gameplay has evolved greatly.

The basics still remains: You need to kill pigs by slingshooting birds to them. But the rules of phisics have changed. In space, your birds will go into orbit like trajectories around small planets, they will be slower in deep space and fall when entering gravity fields and so on.By changing the dynamic of the game, they succeeded to renew the pleasure and keep the feeling.

The graphics are still crisp, cute and effective like in the previous games. The music is also pretty cool.

This game is really fun, Download it on Android, it’s free 🙂

SCORE = 3/5

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Defecation watch

I was watching a documentary from national geographic called “breaking the rules”. During visits, sometimes an inmate will secretly ingest balloons of drugs. When they get caught doing it, they have to go to a special room for defecation watch. The place is specially design for it a a guy will have to keep a constant eye on the balloon eater until he shits it out. Then he will have to search the crap for balloons.

This is called defecation watch.

Besides the obvious scatological fun, what made me laugh is that they have a special name and code for this in Unite States prison system…

That could be a good name for a band.

 

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The Texas chainsaw massacre

Director: Tob Hooper

Year: 1974

The movie will take you into the heart of a wierd inbred familly in a remote location of Texas. The movie is a slow descent into horror and madness.

The first great thing about the movie is the rythm and the atmosphere of madness and horror. The actors are great and especially the hitchiker at the begining.

The movie took about a month to film and you can film the urgency in the final result. It has a real footage feeling that adds to the atmosphere and gives more “credibility” to the story.

Even though the opening of the movies states that it is a real story, it is just a story, but the whole legend it builds around the movie gave a special feel to it.

The movie is definitly one of the sickest horror movie ever and is definitly worth watching.

SCORE = 4/5

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