Tuesday, May 17, 2011

HAIT?: BloodSport Returns!

Kumite!  Kumite!

This is 50% awesome, 50% unbelievable and 50% heartbreaking.  The undisputed best film of Jean Claude Van Damme's career is supposedly getting a remake.  No word as to if JCVD himself will be making an appearance.

Bloodsport Remake gets some legitimate talent

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Videogames as Art. Literally!

Following my last post, I was already content with my favorite hobby.  Then I read this wonderful news:
80 video games selected for Smithsonian art exhibit

Now I can say with a certain amount of factual clout that Videogames are indeed, Art.  Word.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gamer does more with $25 than I have done with my life.

Many people seem to brush off videogames, their designers, and quite sadly the entire concept of the videogame industry as a type of poison or mind-numbing distraction for our younger generation.  I could sit here and rattle off countless breakthroughs in game design that have benefited education and society, or explain how the niche high-end PC gamer has pushed technology forward more than any Apple-teat sucking technophile has ever done.  But I will not.  I will instead merely point to this article, detailing the creation of a tiny computer that will usher in a new era for those not fortunate enough to be able to afford that shiny new iPad.

$25 USB Computer

Yes, the project seems to have been headed up by a very prominent videogame creator.  Bless his heart, Mr. Braben has an impressive catalogue of games that stress interaction and creativity.

At this moment I am proud to be a fellow gamer.

Because Lazers make everything better

Things that have benefitted from lazers (yes, with a 'z' cause it looks cooler):
Science Fiction
Powerpoint presentations
Music Concerts

And now, my dancing.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Adventure Time!

Growing up in Orange County is a surreal experience, especially where I live.  Smack in Little Saigon, I am surrounded by Vietnamese people everyday.  Travel a bit and I can easily hit enclaves dominated by pretty much any other ethnicity or culture.  However, since most of my young life I couldn't drive, I never really got a chance to 'explore' OC.

By the time I was old enough to actually go anywhere or do anything fun, I had already been enamored with the incredible opportunities that the LA scene provided.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Second Dancing Tutorial

Finally finished the second tutorial after a crazy week of events.  Tim and the boys at the Imtech Loft were gracious enough to let me use their humble abode as the venue for this video.  However, I was not ready for the drastically different acoustical properties, so the sound is pretty bad and hard to hear.  Fortunately, the awesome laser machine Tim and I danced to made it all worth it :)