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Nissan Creates the Ultimate Distracted Driving Machine

/. - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 8:28am
jfruh writes: More and more research is suggesting that it isn't safe to text or even talk on our phones hands-free while driving, but one brave car company is pushing full-speed in the other direction. Nissan has created a concept car in which every surface, including the entire dashboard and even the seats, is a display device. The car is the result of "extensive" surveys with the younger generation that came to the conclusion that, according to Nissan, young people "feel that time spent in a car should be time for connecting and sharing experiences with friends."

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B612 Foundation Loses Partnership With NASA; Asteroids Not a Significant Risk

/. - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 7:46am
StartsWithABang writes: Yes, asteroids might be humanity's undoing in the worst-case scenario. It's how the dinosaurs went down, and it could happen to us, too. The B612 foundation has been working to protect us by mapping and then learning to deflect potential threats to our planet, but their proposed mission needed $450 million, a goal they've fallen well short of. As a result, NASA has severed their partnership, which is a good thing for humanity: the risk assessment figures show that worrying about killer asteroids is largely a waste.

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State of the Mod

Mod DB's News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 7:45am

Homeworld:@ is coming to remastered! Progress report and a bunch of screenshots.

Jet Set Luis - A rather unusual Jet Set Willy for the ZX Spectrum

Indie Retro News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 7:36am

It's incredible to think that Jet Set Willy was released in 1984 by Software Projects, and written by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum ( also ported ) and yet still loved even to this day. It was and still is a very difficult game with pin point timing required to hop over enemies and to collect objects all through originally named rooms just to clean up his mansion. Well today we have a rather special style of Jet Set Willy called ' Jet Set Luis ' by Software Cete for the ZX Spectrum, which turns the classic game on it's head.

Unlike the original game this time you play as Jet Set Luisdel and must collect all the objects in each room, avoid the enemies, then to touch the giant square symbol which is located at different areas to move onto the next. For is pretty much a Jet Set Willy style game and even looks like and sounds like one, it doesn't have split screens at least from my short play through and everything must be completed in the room. I will tell you this though even if the game is difficult, it still is a lot of fun to play and it came as a surprise to know it works on all ZX Spectrums and is completely free to download. As such if you check out the links below, you can download and play it today!

Links : 1) Discussion 2) Download 3) Mirror 1 4) Mirror 2 ( Game is not in English )

Eden Blue - Game Announcement

Mod DB's News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:20am

Eden Blue blends the line between a fighting game, and an adventure game. With a robust combat system and an engaging story, there is plenty of fun to be had with this title.

Full Moon (BMPC4K)

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:11am

Shot in UHD 4k, placed on full HD timeline.

Lens : Sigma ‘Bigma’ APO 50-500 f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM w/1.4 x EX DG APO Tele Converter

Cast: Raitank

Tags: BMPC4K, Sigma 50-500 and Bigma


Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 5:10am

License the footage here:
Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, travelling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.
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Soundtrack: "Science and Religion" by Hans Zimmer

4K/UHD Version available here:

Equipment used:
Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 550D
24-105mm f4L, 70-200 f4L, 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 and Samyang 14mm f2.8
Dynamic Perception Stage One
eMotimo TB3 Black

Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.

All footage is available for licensing. If you would like to licence any of my clips or talk about a project you have in mind please contact me at:

Cast: Martin Heck | Timestorm Films, eMotimo and Dynamic Perception

Tags: timelapse, new, zealand, newzealand, 4K, timestorm, timescapes, aotearoa, water, earth, milkyway, nightsky, star, motion, control, ultra, hd, ultrahd, 4096 and emotimo

TOKYO 2013 4K time lapse

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:58am

re-edit my time lapse footage in 4K(3840x2160) resolution.
camera : Panasonic DMC-GH3
lens : OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
lens : LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8
lens : SAMYANG 7.5mm F3.5 Fish-eye
camera : RICOH GR
camera : SONY NEX-6
lens : SONY E16mm F2.8
camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III
lens : SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6
music:Long Way (original) by Dj Rostej

Cast: darwinfish105

Tags: 4K, time lapse, Tokyo, Japan, GH3, Panasonic, 5D3, Canon, NEX-6, SONY and RICOH GR

The Things That I Am Not

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:53am

A short film about a young man who breaks into homes while he is in-between apartments.

Cast: angelaandithyle

SoundWorks Collection: The Music of The Martian with Composer Harry Gregson-Williams

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:46am

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile Jon Burlingame talks with Composer Harry Gregson-Williams about his work on Director Ridley Scott's film The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

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Cast: Michael Coleman

This Mountain

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:46am

Samsung 4K Challenge Grand Prize Winner (

Directed by Evan Mann

Commissioned by Samsung and PDN Magazine
Music is courtesy of the Music Bed ( Thank you Music Bed!

My friend Kira encouraged me to apply to the Samsung 4K Challenge, and so I did and unexpectedly became a top ten finalist. Samsung overnighted me the NX500 camera and told me I had two weeks to create a 5 minute film with it. Bad news was that it was the busiest two weeks of the year, and writing, directing and producing a film would be impossible, so I decided to document a week or so of my life. Composed of people, places, experiences, and events, this film is a behind the scenes glance of time as seen from my perspective.

The result of this project is to me both personal and contrived. Every time I hit the record button, I questioned my intentions and authenticity of the moment. While editing, I was able to skew context, and time, rework sound and disembody sequences of actual events in my life. With the content being so personal, this made me somewhat uncomfortable, but this is the job of a filmmaker: we manipulate time, light, sound and sequence to make it what we want. I walk away from this project with a better understanding of my roles in life, as a husband, father, friend, pilgrim, adventurer, artist and filmmaker. Also, time is fleeting.

I want to thank my dear friends and family who have contributed to the enrichment of my life, what a gift it is to be surrounded by the beauty of good people. Thank you Kira for passing along this opportunity:)

Cast: Evan Mann / OWP Denver

Tags: Samsung, Music Bed, Documentary, Colorado, Evan Mann and Otherworldly Productions

Fruit'Y - Puzzling Gem'X inspired comes to the Dreamcast!

Indie Retro News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 3:31am

Another awesome find today by Retro Video Gamer is the release of a gorgeous looking arcade puzzle game for the Dreamcast called ' Fruit'Y '. Published by Retroguru and taking us completely by surprise as a free game with a physical Dreamcast version available on the DragonBox Shop. Fruit'Y is heavily inspired by the Kaiko classic Gem'X, which was available on the Commodore Amiga, C64 and Atari ST, but adds plenty of fruit, hand set pixels, Amiga chiptunes, score tracking, 120 levels and much more!

Links : 1) Physical Order 2) Website ( Download soon )

Royal Bounty HD - PC/MAC retro inspired release comes to Android and iOS

Indie Retro News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 3:12am

Game Type : Turn Based, RPG
Developer : iosoftware
Developer Description : Royal Bounty HD was crafted for the lovers of old adventure turn based RPGs like King’s Bounty (1990). You are an adventurer named Jim, just out of the island prison. How you ended up like this is unknown. You have no gold and no army. Angry Cell Guard is chasing your heels. What a difficult situation! Your first quest is get away from the maze and find a ship. But that is just the beginning of the story!

Screenshots :

Features :
  • gorgeous, unmatched, top-class pixel art 
  • true hardcore gameplay like back in the 90’s 
  • 180 creature types in your army 
  • long plot featuring several endings 
  • tons of quests 
  • well polished user interface
Systems : PC, Mac, Android, iOS
Links : 1) Steam 2) App Store 3) Google Play 4) Website

Home Free - Live the life of a Dog, a Kickstarter success

Indie Retro News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 2:47am

Game Type : Action, RPG, Simulation
Developer : Kevin Cancienne
Developer Description : Home Free is an open-world action-RPG starring a dog lost in a sprawling, randomly generated city. Use your canine abilities to explore this strange, sometimes hostile environment and find your place in the world. You wander the streets, searching for scraps, for shelter, for a friendly face. Slowly, you overcome some of your fears. You learn where you can snag a meaty bone, where you can sleep warm and safe at night. Strange streets become familiar territory. One by one, the streets become yours. You find friends. Eventually, maybe, home.

Features :

  • Be a dog in an unexplored city!
  • Play as any of over a dozen breeds (plus many more color and marking variations). Maybe even more, depending on stretch goals and rewards!
  • Explore a dense, procedurally-generated city unique to your game. Every street, alleyway, building, nook and cranny was generated just for your game. No one has been here before, so you better start marking your territory.
  • Player-driven narrative. Shape the story of one dog's survival through your choices and actions. Experience the the world from the perspective a creature who will never quite understand why that world acts the way it does.
  • Wrestle, wriggle, and pounce. Home Free features a full range of canine moves to master, whether you're playing with friendly dogs in a local park or escaping the aggressions of territorial dogs in a dark alley.
  • Learn the unique rhythms of your city. Which neighborhood has the tastiest garbage just after sunset? What park empties at mid-day so you and your dog friends can have a fun romp when no one's around?
  • Decide how to survive. Will you be a bandit, stealing food from unsuspecting humans when you can? A performer, trying to earn treats and sympathy from dog-friendly citizens? Or a scavenger, sticking to the margins and following your nose?
  • Dog it up with your friends in real life! Home Free comes bundled with my local multiplayer dog wrasslin' game, Dog Park, included at all backer levels!

Kickstarter Goal : $50,000 (Success?)Release Date : Nov 2016Systems : PC, MacLinks : 1) Kickstarter 2) Twitter

Christmas Chaos Dizzy - Dizzy and his pals feeling very festive!

Indie Retro News - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 2:04am

A very Christmas release today, even though it's not Christmas, as Adam Markey (Adz.M) has released his very latest festive Dizzy game ' Christmas Chaos Dizzy '. A fan based Dizzy release featuring many of the Yolkfolk villagers in the Kingdom of Zakeria. You once again play as Dizzy on another adventure, and with the lands covered in snow you decide to do some exploring. But little does he know that his exploration soon leads to a series of tasks with characters to talk to, puzzles to solve, and nasty things to avoid such as rodents and traps.

This latest Dizzy release has the usual puzzle solving antics, but it doesn't have the standard graphical pallet we are so used to with Dizzy games and also features far more enemies and deadly traps. The game also has some rather wintry upbeat tunes and the developer has noted you should be able to recognise some of them from the Megadrive. In all it's a nice game that would probably be more suited to be played nearer Christmas rather than now, to make it feel even more special. But if you want to give the game a try, download it for free from the website link below.

Links : 1) Dizzy Retrogaming 2) Website

Black & White In Color

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 3:55pm

One of my biggest pet peeves in art is the lazily-desaturated DSLR video. “Black & White In Color” is my personal response to treating black and white as an editing afterthought.

This short video is the culmination of a year and a half of experimentation with black and white textures. Please note: in some instances, color is unavoidable -- dark purples, greens, and blues separate out of black dye within a few minutes.

“Black & White In Color” is the first in a pair of videos that contrast black and white with color, minimalism with maximalism. The paired video is tentatively named “Oversaturated.”

Hand-lettered titles by North Carolina calligrapher Dara Linn. Many thanks to the Triangle Calligraphers Guild.

Black hair: Derek Torres
White hair: Laura Campbell

Song excerpt:

Cast: Julianna Thomas

Tags: black and white, b&w, macro, macro video, texture, textures, canon 7D and canon

No Man's Sky on Late Show

Blue's News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:19pm
Here's the video of Sean Murray demonstrating No Man's Sky to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show (thanks JDreyer). The clip includes their conversation as well as a hands-on demonstration of the space...

Steam Top 10

Blue's News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:19pm
An old standby shows up as the bestselling title for last week on the new Steam Top 10: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Grand Theft Auto V ARK: Survival Evolved METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN...

On Sale

Blue's News - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 2:19pm
Crypt of the NecroDancer on Steam. Save 50%. Fairy Fencer F on Steam. Save 55%.
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