Category: computers

No More LittleBigPlanet Vita Trolls! :(

No More LittleBigPlanet Vita Trolls! :(

04d262a4dd304a0c5ba9fef288824c9870efca6bAs I’ve explored the LittleBigPlanet Vita Community, I have noticed the huge presence of “trolls”. A troll is a person who makes a level that says it has one thing, but in reality does not and wastes your time. These levels are very annoying, and some people make levels to “encourage” people not to do this. Well, that’s nice and all, but it won’t stop people from doing this. So I have come up with a solution. In my level, “Stop Trollers!“, I give out a sticker that says “FAKE!!” which you can place in levels created by trolls. Then, you can take a picture with the sticker and make it public on the level description, marking it as a troll level and making nobody want to play it. Together we can make LittleBigPlanet Vita a better place.

 
To show your support for ending LBP Vita trolling, go on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. and make a post with “#nomorelbptrolls“! I will make LBP 1 and 2 levels like that soon.

 
Posted from my Raspberry Pi!

Flappy Bird Deleted!

Flappy Bird Deleted!

flappybird_masterAround the start of the new year, a game called “Flappy Bird” became very popular to iOS and Android users. People loved it so much that they played it more and more, until it became a problem. Nguyen Ha Dong, despite making around $50,000 a day from the app, took down the app from all stores to keep from “ruining people’s lives”.

In other news, an almost exact replica of Flappy Bird called City Bird has become #2 in the iOS App Store.

Tearaway.me!

Tearaway.me!

pngHi everybody! I have recently discovered a website made by Media Molecule, the developers of Tearaway. It is called Tearaway.me, and is used for sharing photos taken from Tearaway. Often you can find some very cool ideas for how your Tearaway character could look, because most people like to share their costumes. So if you’ve recently bought Tearaway, or you just think it looks cool, I recommend visiting Tearaway.me!

I Ran For Latin Club Publicist at My School!

I Ran For Latin Club Publicist at My School!

My Campaign Poster
My Campaign Poster
I recently ran for the position of publicist in my school’s Latin Club. The publicist emails all of the announcements to the members in the club. While I have not yet found out if I won the position or not, here is my campaign poster, which I made in Adobe Photoshop.

Tearaway Wiki!

Tearaway Wiki!

Tearaway Wiki Logo
Tearaway Wiki Logo

Hi everybody! I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve been really busy with school. I’ve also been spending some of my spare time editing a new wiki called the Tearaway Wiki, which is a great place to learn more about the new video game for the PlayStation Vita. The wiki has a growing community and lot of great content about the game. Tearaway is being developed by Media Molecule, the creators of LittleBigPlanet. I’ve posted about Tearaway before, which should get you up to speed on the story. The Tearaway Wiki keeps viewers up-to-date about all things Tearaway and supports the growing community of fans.

 
I’m actually the bureaucrat on the Tearaway Wiki, which means I am the head admin and person in charge. I encourage the readers of this post to visit the wiki, and even become editors! Tearaway comes out November 22, 2013, so there will be plenty of editing ahead!

 

Sly Cooper Gang Green Lantern Variants

Sly Cooper Gang Green Lantern Variants

Here are some pictures that I’ve made for fun. They are the Cooper gang, only as Green Lanterns. I’m going to also make a Dimitri Green Lantern, I just need to find a good quality picture. Here is a link that you can get to each of their pages. I might need to change some of the backstory, depending on how Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time ends.

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA, Wii U, and Google: Project Glass

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA, Wii U, and Google: Project Glass

I haven’t updated this website in a while, so I decided to do one BIG post about all of the things that I’ve been meaning to post.

LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA!!!
I applied for LBP Karting Beta a while back, and I got excepted! The game stays true to the other LBP games in that you can still decorate your pod, create and publish levels, and decorate your earth and moon. There are still minigames, and the level select is the same. It uses similar controls to Modnation Racers, the reason being because it is made by the Modnation company, United Front Games. The vehicles are either things from LBP, or just funny ideas. Below are pictures from the game.

 

Sackboy Blasting off
Sackboy Blasting off

Cool Picture of Sacks racing
A Cool Picture of Sacks racing, with me smiling for being invited in.

 
Wii U
My dad took me to a developer meet-up where they let us play the Wii U before anybody else! Wii U is the second version of the Wii. It comes with a Gamepad that has 2 analog sticks, a camera, a microphone, a gyroscope, and can also control your TV. The buttons are the four action buttons, (X, Y, A, and B.) the +control pad, the +start and -select buttons, The L, R, ZL, and ZR buttons, and the home button. It ALSO comes with a screen and a stylus. The Wii U system is compatible with the old Wii accessories, including the remotes.

 

Wii U Details
Wii U Details

The Gamepad being used as a remote.
The Gamepad being used as a remote.

 

Here are my favorite games that I played at the meet-up:

Donkey Kong Crash Course – In this game, the object is to roll your vehicle through the course to Princess Peach. Easy, right? WRONG. I’m 99% sure that nobody was able to get to the princess in their 3 tries. Why, you ask? Simple. You can’t got too fast, because you’ll collide with the wall. You also can’t go too slow, or you’ll topple over. on top of that, you have to move platforms with the analog sticks, and ZR and ZL. The gyroscope in the new controller senses when you tilt it back and forth, and the vehicle moves accordingly. I’m assuming that the level that was playable was NOT the first level, so by the time you get to that level, it probably isn’t as hard. (I couldn’t find any pictures for this game.)

New Super Mario Bros. U – In this sequel to the NSMBros. series, there are some new features. The first one is the Flying Squirrel suit, which allows Mario and his friends to glide once the also-new Acorn Mushroom is obtained. The next one is my favorite. Baby Yoshis appear, and have three different abilities. To inflate like a balloon, glow in darkness, and to blow bubbles to cause Koopas to float away. All three can eat guards when they are carried. The Gamepad is able to make platforms appear for the player to jump on in a certain mode. The final new feature is that you can play as your Mii in the game. The only problem that I had with it was that It didn’t have much use for the Gamepad.

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – This is an add-onto the original Arkham City game. It uses the Gamepad in many different ways, including controlling a RC Batarang, and investigating a crime scene. It was VERY fun to play, but I had a problem with it. My problem was that it was WAY too easy to fight. All you have to do is keep hitting Y, and he will automatically launch and attack nearby guards. I hadn’t ever played it before, and I don’t think I took any damage. But it was still an Awesome game.

Google: Project Glass
There is a project that google is working on called “Project Glass”. It is the idea that a small machine can connect to glasses to make them into a type of smartphone. It uses voice command, and can take pictures, make phone-calls, text, give directions, show news, give the weather, and so much more. Of course, you don’t have to have glasses to use them. It will be a little bit expensive, but is still very cool. Bellow is a video, showing the features I’ve said and more.

Leap Motion Control

Leap Motion Control

My dad found a very cool video on Mashable that he showed me. It is a preview of a product called Leap Motion. The idea is that 8 cubic feet in front of your computer will be an interactive space to use with your hands. Your hands can control your computer, just like your mouse. It’s only $70 and it is supposed to be 200 times more sensitive than Microsoft Kinect. You will be able to plug it into a USB port. It is supposed to come out in December 2012 or January 2013, so you have to pre-order. Here is a cool video: