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Borderlands 2 Demo

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If there’s a world that I want to completely wrap my mind around and become completely lost in, Borderlands can provide that spectrum of escapism for me. Now with the new installment, Number 2, coming into the picture in 2012, we (Borderland fanboys and fangirls) can’t rage hard enough to provide the equal power that this game will have. Sure we fell in love with the million plus gun iterations on the market. Sure we loved to become one of four different types of players to roam freely and spread our proverbial wings over. Sure the multi-player and co-op modes were great entertainment…and sure, having 40-plus options of weapons at any time kicked major Clap-trap buckets!

Now, imagine all those those things you loved about Borderlands being taken away. Hang on. In place of that space, Gearbox developers are trying to one-up themselves on a level that seems unimaginable for this forthcoming title. The old adage of “if it broke…” was completely ignored. These guys behind the scene are going to create some thing bigger and badder. What we know of Pandora will grow exponentially in all phases. And with the additional of four new playable characters, like the Gunzerker: Salvador, and a new set of rules gun creating will have, this will be another explosive game that will be highly anticipated for 2012 (Mass Effect 3).

Some bullet points of interest for B2:
-Pandora will be epically more vivid and playable (expansive to say the least)
-levels will be 100% better and longer
-4 new vehicles
-new element “Eridian” will enhance damages
-a variety of options for each players class skill tree
-AI will be more aggressive (should raise the bar for considerably)
-distinctly different characteristics of each gun manufacturer (color, look, custom insignia, power, strength)
-finally, 4 NEW CHARACTERS (Salvador and 3 yet to be mentioned characters)

But for now, just check out the awesome demo above and begin to salivate and pine…Hazah!

For a more in-depth and detailed look into the upcoming carnage of Borderlands 2, pop over to Game Infomer.

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Written by F&W

October 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Spotify: Making a cd for your friend without the disc!

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Spotify made that Transatlantic voyage across to discover the land that is USA, North America. It required the natives to declare their curiosity by asking to be invited into that European club. While some were quick to hit that send button, others were still clinging onto more familiar services like Pandora, Rhapsody, Grooveshark, and LastFM.

And while some of us (Pandora for me) can still use these cloud service music players anytime, how many of us can make playlists for our friends to enjoy? How many of us can use the aforementioned music services to collect songs we find endearing, reflect who we are, or consider listenable without feeling guilty that Pop Culture as wrangled another one of us?

Consider using Spotify to make an online cd for you to give to your friends! Why burn a physical disc that will oxidize in a few hundred years when you can make something that will theoretically last throughout the “Space-Time Continuum” (don’t know about this? why click here).

The image below is an example of how simple it really is to accomplish making an online cd through Spotify. See arrow of how I made a playlist for my wife? After you’ve added your friends to your account…this is what you do: 1) make a playlist 2) name a playlist 3) drag appropriate music to named playlist 4) send email or text/phone call to friend that you spent some time thinking about him/her and have made a playlist worthy of their listening pleasure. 5) wait for a return playlist from that friend.

I’m making a playlist for my wife…things that she’ll like, music that would put a smile on her face (High Fidelity inspired moment with Stevie Wonder to remind you).

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Birds Make Pretty

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Putting birds on things make everything look cooler. For instance, this Pandora skin makes the user’s interface with music much more enjoyable—bonus for adding Christopher Cross onto the playlist, right?

In this Portlandia skit, viewers get a glimpse into the magic world of birds and how affective the notion of bird images can be when done to the MAX (caps letter for emphasis). Birds, birds, birds!!! Fly away with a bird on your shirt, tote bag, back pant pocket, or even…Pandora!

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Written by F&W

February 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm