It’s a well known fact that rarely is anything original in any media. Hence the phrase, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” You can put your own spin on it, add your own flavor to it, even add a twist or two, but rarely is it original. That being said, there’s a difference between not being original, and just stealing a story. For John Carpenter, a legendary director of numerous films, he talked with The Hollywood Reporter about how he sued, and almost sued, certain people because of his famous movie Escape From New York. He recently sued Luc Besson over Lockdown for copying the story almost point for point. The interesting part? He was told to sue Konami and Hideo Kojima for doing the same thing with Metal Gear Solid!
There’s no denying that any business that gets millions of dollars, or has the potential to receive millions of dollars, can be cutthroat. Whether it’s people leaving to start their own business, or join a competitor, it can be brutal. In this modern age, where indie games and Kickstarter funded projects raise millions of dollars on name recognition alone, it’s hard not to try and do your own thing without the weight of the “corporate overlords” looking over you shoulder.
Singularity – The advent of Artificial Intelligence that exceeds that of its human creators. Along with becoming smarter than humans, these computers and machines also gain sentience and break free from the control of their human creators. Civilization is forever changed – but for better or worse is up for debate.
Many children in the United States grew up with a Game Boy. Many of those children fell in love with Pokemon. However, there is an urban legend surrounding a particular area of the original Japanese release of Pokemon Red and Green in early 1996. I’m talking of course, of the infamous “Lavender Town Syndrome”.(more…)
I’m pretty skeptical about people’s stories – especially the more bizarre and flamboyant they get, but I’m not interviewing people to judge their credibility. I’m interviewing them to hear about all the different experiences people have (or claim to) with the paranormal, be it ghosts, aliens, monsters, or other unexplained phenomena. The experience I will relate in this week’s article is one I collected from an interesting person with a particularly interesting experience.
For a very long time, the paranormal and certain conspiracies typically consisted of stories and eye-witness accounts that were difficult to verify, alongside the occasional jittering low-resolution photo or video. This makes accounts of the paranormal or theories of government and/or corporate conspiracy widely panned by the majority, with only a small few embracing the idea and investigating further. Today, however, the subject matter I present is 100% verifiable by anyone with a short wave radio, and well documented by scores of people across the globe. I’m speaking of course, of the mysterious “Numbers Stations”.
It has been a while since we’ve posted anything conspiracy related, however things have been blowing up around the world over the last few months. The video below is less than 15 minutes long, but does an excellent job of detailing some of the events over the last 50 years that have several people worried about the possibility of World War III. While we won’t comment on whether or not we believe this video should be taken as gospel, it’s important for our readers to research all of this information and come to a conclusion on their own and not to be influenced by either mainstream media or alternative news sources.
You never went to your friends home and said, “Hey do you have the new version of ______” or “Are you hearing about the sequel to _______”. What seems to have happened to Gaming industry is what happened to Hollywood, namely “Sequel Fever” and top of the line franchises.
New Mexico, home of the 1947 Roswell Incident . That day, reports came in of a flying object crashing to the ground. The military issued a press release the following day claiming that they recovered a “flying disc”. The next day they issued another press release saying that the “flying disc” was actually a Radar Tracking Balloon. Since then, many conspiracy theories suggesting that they were alien crafts have arisen, but none have been fully proven to be true. Today, however, a former CIA agent has come out to say that the incident was indeed true.
Around 2pm on Saturday, a Miami Police officer opened fire on a naked man. While at first this may seem wrongful, it was what the naked man was found doing that startled the police officer to open fire.
Since 9/11, airports in the United States have been on full alert. People are stopped constantly for a pat down or a body check, and even new advances in technology to ensure the safety of passenger were created. It only took a couple of months for the TSA to announce that they would be using THz Scanners at certain airports. If you didn’t know this, THz scanners are highly controversial, not only because airport staff can see everything we have on our body, but because they emit Terahertz (THz) radiation. This has created much concerns as these radiation wave have the potential of shredding the human DNA. Early this year it was also reported that NYC Police and the U.S. Department of Defense would fund research to get police some portable THz Scanners. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, as soon it may be possible to come in contact with this radiation just by your cell phone alone!
Occupy WallStreet has been actively organizing a “day without the 99%” aimed to be May 1, 2012. The protest will be a worldwide event including marches on capitol buildings; refusal to go to work or classes; no banking and no shopping.(more…)