There’s no stopping Marvel’s. Fox might be able to come to the party but it is very clear that it is Marvel’s party. They just keep turning them out for Disney, Netflix and even iTunes. The unbelievable stories don’t just happen by chance. They are do to perfect planning. However the Marvel Cinematic Universe has many secrets that the studio would rather fans not know. Like, did you know that Marvel almost gave Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine a cameo role in Captain America: The First Avenger. Tom Cruise was once in the running for the role of Iron Man.
Most people want to try things before they buy them. Oculus Rift is a pretty big purchase to order without ever trying it out. Come to think of it, do you know anyone that has actually tried one? You could be that person. All you have to do is drop by your local Best buy this weekend. Starting May 7 Best Buy stores all over the country are offering demos of the VR headset. Keep in mind it’s not all Best Buy stores. It will be just 48 of them. You will be able to play with demos of ‘The Climb’ and ‘Farlands.’
Seeing is believing
Rift uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view.
Oculus is letting anyone that wants to try it out schedule demo sessions up to a month in advance at live.oculus.com After you try out the Oculus you will be able to buy a unit as well. This is a very big deal because the Oculus has had shipping issues. Keep in mind that Best Buy already said that supplies are “extremely limited.” However Amazon and Microsoft will start selling the Rift on May 6 at 12PM ET.
Developer Infinity Ward has finally unveiled what most have only dared to dream about. It’s Call of Duty in the franchise will take the series into space with mechs, fighter jets and, of course, and all kinds of future tech. This won’t be the first time that Call of Duty lets you play with near-future settings but this takes it to a whole new level. The new antagonist this year is the Settlement Defense Front. If the future is to be believed it all goes to hell with an invasion of Earth. One of the coolest things was throughout the trailer the cover of Space Oddity plays in the background.
Sadly it would be interesting to see what gets more people to come out. Going to the booth to vote for the president of the united states of america or going to the midnight release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The game will be out on November 4th. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a bonus for those that pre-order one of two special editions. The remastered includes the original campaign and 10 multiplayer maps. There are a lot of strong shooters out. It remains to see if Call of Duty is still king of the hill.
Looks like using your Apple iPhone TouchID to lock your phone is not as safe as you thought. When Apple introduced the feature. We thought it would be a wonderful way to lock down our phones. I mean, it’s not like anyone can guess or brute force your biometrics. Well, turns out brute force can be used in the form of the law. If you are a paranoid individual you might want to stop using this method of authorization for your iPhone. The reason is Touch ID was brought up in Federal court of Los Angeles and it was confirmed that Touch ID should not be regarded as a serious protection of personal data.
What that means in plain english is that for the first time in the jurisprudence of the United States, a Federal judge can order you to unlock your iPhone via Touch ID. The court did not think blocking your mobile devices with a fingerprint protected by the Constitution.
Tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner was President Barack Obama’s last one. It was his very last and final opportunity to throw jabs at his haters and take friendly swings at friends. President Barack Obama was prepared with the jokes. Below are some of the president’s best jokes
“It is an honor to be here at my last, and perhaps the last White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Obama said. “You all look great, and the end of the republic has never looked so good.
“I do apologize for being a little late tonight, I was running on C.P.T.—which stands for ‘jokes white people should not make,’”
“Next year, someone else will be standing at this spot, and it’s anyone’s guess who she will be,” Obama said, referring to the podium at which the president was speaking.
“Eight years ago, I was a young man, full of idealism, and vigor. Look at me now. I’m gray, grizzled, and just counting down the days until my death panel.”
“Someone said to me, Mr. President, you are so yesterday. Justin Trudeau has replaced you. He’s so charming, and he’s so handsome—he’s the future,” Obama said. “I said, ‘Justin, give it a rest.’
“Michelle hasn’t aged a bit—the only way you can date her in photos is by looking at me.”
“Even journalists are leaving me . . . Jake Tapper left journalism to join CNN,”
“My approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide my major.”
“some candidates aren’t polling well enough to get their own joke.”
“I’m a little hurt he’s not here tonight,” Obama said of Donald Trump.
There are only is a lot of pressure on states such as Mississippi and North Carolina who have anti-LGBT and other discriminatory laws. The NCAA added to that pressure last week. They will no longer host any tournaments in those states. Those states can’t even bid on any events. NCAA Board of Governors has voted in favor of prohibiting cities in order to at protecting athletes and fans.
The new regulation will apply across all events in all sports and divisions, including the Final Four contests for men’s and women’s college basketball. Until residents are no longer refused service because of their gender identity or sexual orientation the NCAA will not play in those states.
“We need to make sure our student athletes are competing in venues and competing in states that have an inclusive environment for all of our student athletes, our fans and our coaches. It’s important for us to weigh in on these important issues and make sure that regardless of if our student’s a Division One, Division Two or Division Three athlete, that their championship experience is among the best.” ~Board of Governor’s Chair Kirk Schulz
Places that already have NCAA event scheduled are expected to comply with the ruling. It should be interesting to see how many of them actually comply. The NCAA to it’s credit already prohibits championship events from being hosted by schools whose mascots use offensive American Indian imagery, and in states whose governments display the Confederate flag.… Read the rest
Mass Effect was at one time the gem in the Xbox 360 world. Now it is has pretty much claimed territory on every system. Now it is headed to a theme park near you this summer. By near you we mean California. Soon you will be able to travel to a strange new world. That new world will be in California’s Great America theme park. On May 18th those lucky folks in Santa Clara are getting The Mass Effect attraction. The ride will have the customary classic interactive 3D presentation but with modern 4D effects. The cool effects will be coupled with live performers.
The ride is made with help from the folks at Mass Effect publisher EA. We do not at the moment know which characters from the game will make it to the theme park attraction as of yet. This ride better be enough to hold us over until Andromeda, the next Mass Effect game comes out in 2017. Since so many high-profile developers have left BioWare this year not sure if the game will actually make it out.