When East Side Games dropped us a ‘hi’ to tell us about their latest release Ruby Skies, we took the opportunity to learn more about the company, and in the process learn a little more about the gaming industry especially as regards the ever growing and popular social networks and mobile platforms. What really caught our attention about East Side Games, besides the fact that they make some pretty cool games, was the independent label thing, it brings back the days when one man game companies produced some truly classic games from their bedrooms?
Everyone loves a list…don’t they? Combine this with the fact that everyone loves a gadget, we thought it was about time we had another gadget list!
We have searched about and found our absolute favourite top five gadgets of the moment. From the sublime to the ridiculous, these are gadgets you will wonder how you lived without….
NAME: Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974)
ABOUT: Christian Bale is an English Actor, and Batman!!
Born in Wales, his mother Jenny was a circus performer, and his South-African born father David was a commercial pilot, and talent manager.
Bale was an early starter, his first acting job being in 1982 for the fabric softener Lenor, following this a year later with an appearance in a Pac-Man cereal commercial. A child actor, he made his stage debut in 1984, starring in the The Nerd, opposite English Actor Rowan Atkinson.
Before reading this ebook, I purposefully didn’t read the prologue, so I had no real idea what the story was about, and I found the whole premise in a literary world currently full of vampires and various shades of that colour grey to be refreshing –
I have therefore absolutely intentionally failed to mention in my review the central crux of the book! It really is a lovely surprise!
Wings of Shadow is not a challenging read, nor is it a read that will change your world, however it is light and easy to read, its the kind of ebook you can pop on the Kindle before your holiday and happily dip into when round the pool.
If you are like me and spend most of your time working on a computer; or perhaps you just spend some time playing games and do a little surfing now and again, at some time you will come across a computer virus; be it from an email, or as most do now just from visiting a website. When it happens believe me it is going to drive you mad, so as the old adage goes better to be prepared!
NAME: Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE
AGE: 35 (born 5 February 1977)
ABOUT: born in Macclesfield, Ben Ainslie is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever, a three-times Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist, who started sailing at the tender age of eight and was first competing by the time he was ten. In 1989 in his first international competition – the 'Optimist World Championships' in Japan he was placed 37th. Ben learned to sail near Falmouth in Cornwall, he comes from a sailing family, his father Roddy Ainslie captained the boat that took part in the first Whitbread Round The World Race in 1973.
Catherine McIntyre is a computer-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer, living in the north-east of Scotland. She uses photography, drawing, collages and found objects together with Photoshop CS to create beautiful striking images.
We wanted to speak to Catherine not only about her work, but also about the processes involved and the
part technology plays in the creation of her work.
…..Nikon 1 J1
A decent digital camera is a must for any tech saavy person, the ability to easily shoot and create stunning images is much in demand. We love the new Nikon 1 J1, its small, easy to use and good looking.
Nikon say…Busy lives filled with fleeting chances to record loved ones in action demand a camera that can keep up.
Designed to think fast and act even faster, the super-small Nikon 1 J1 interchangeable lens camera offers all you need to shoot great photos and movies.
Like many SmartPhone users, every now and again I pootle my way through the Android Market Place (I refuse to call it the PlayStore sounds ridiculous), for some free apps and games. Most will last a few weeks before they are removed or forgotten, one which has stuck and doesn’t seem to be losing its uncertain appeal is Fish Live, a free app by CanadaDroid, its ludicrously easy to play, extremely untaxing, would appear to have no real goals bar raising up through the levels and is rather repetitive. But I have been playing it now for a few months a few times a day!
Who says only the boys get to have gadgets and more importantly lists of the ones you never knew you couldn’t live without….
We have scoured the web, we have trawled the ocean of the net and snagged 6 of the perhaps best, perhaps most interesting, perhaps most utterly pointless items that you simply cannot go on without knowing about and possibly acquiring.