Friday, December 25, 2015

Clash of Clans Ads

Photo Courtesy to Clash of Clan - Supercell
This is a popular game on the smart phones. The Finnish company Supercell created 'Clash of Clans' and released it in 2012 for Iphones and in 2013 for Android based phones. It is a freemium mobile massively multiplayer online strategy game. For more information on the game you can check out the links at the end of the post. The game has become popular and has started to make advertisement campaigns. One was released during Super bowl TV in February 2015 staring Liam Neeson. Have a look below.
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Now they have come up with a new set of ads with a new strategy in mind. They are narrating real games that took place in a story telling matter with game graphics. It just looks amazing. The narration is being done by Christoph Waltz and also stars James Corden. (Legend of the Last Lava Pup)
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Christoph Walz has done another one called Koopa.
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I am sure this is not going to be the last from them. The amazing way of describing a game play as a story telling is an astounding idea. Below are the links for the related websites for the game CLASH of CLANS
Photo Courtesy to Clash of Clans - Supercell
Website : CLICK HERE
Wikipedia Page : CLICK HERE
Clash Tutor - Clash of Clans - Youtuber : CLICK HERE
Webpage on SuperCell : CLICK HERE
Youtube Channel of Clash of Clans : CLICK HERE

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Historical Landing of Space X Falcon 9 Stage 1

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SpaceX's Monday December 21, 2015 launch of the Falcon 9 rocket made history. Apart from carrying and successfully deploying 11 satellites for ORBCOMM, in its first time SpaceX successfully landed its first stage. (CLICK HERE for more details at the SpaceX site). Watch the full webcast below from the launch to land of the stage 1 and successful deployment of 11 satellites from stage 2 below.
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The flight plan of the launch and separation of the stage 1 and stage 2 can be seen below.
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The shorter version of the launch and landing of the stage 1 of the Falcon 9 can be seen below.
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The vertical landing of the Stage 1 boosters have brought in a level with reduction in costs at some rough estimates at 40% (Not confirmed). 
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The following video is the landing of the Stage 1 taken by a helicopter giving a clearer view.
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monster Drift - Lamborghini vs Mustang

Photo Courtesy to driven.nz - Monster Energy
What happens when a Mustang takes on a Lamborghini, that also at drifting. Vaughn Gittin Jr. in his 550 HP 5.0L V-8 Mustang RTR takes on Daigo Saito's 650 HP V-12 Drift Lamborghini at Niigata, Japan. Liberty Walk and Phat Five racing built the drift Lamborghini. This brings us to the Battledrift stage.
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Monster Energy are the same people who brought to us the #Recoil - Ballistic B.J.Baldwin, 2 years ago. Have a look at the video below
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Also Recoil 2 - Ballistic B.J.Baldwin, 1 year ago which was unleashed in Ensenada, Mexico
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Photo Courtesy to supercarkids - Monster Energy

Friday, December 4, 2015

Volvo Trucks new Live Tests

Photo Courtesy to Volvo Truck Live Test team
Volvo Trucks have come up with a new Live Test after its amazing series of live test that were done last year (The Epic Split and Ballerina Stunt, naming a few). CLICK HERE to check out all the Volvo Truck Live Tests that were done last year. The teaser video of the live test is below, definitely give it a look before the explanation is given.
Volvo Truck New Live Test series (Teaser)
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Now we get to the interesting part, what every kid or guy dreams off; Remote controlled car (RC cars), in this case Remote controlled Truck. Above all that, a testing field/track under professional guidance/observation. (Oh Sophie, you have no idea how many people would love to be in your shoes - ofcourse none of us will fit in it). Give a look at the full video below.
Volvo Truck New Live Test series (Main Video)
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The above video with the directors commentary is also available. The details of the features of the track have been explained and also each aspect of the test. The FMX Volvo Truck and its survival through each of the tests have also been explained. Have a look below.
Volvo Truck New Live Test series (Main Video)
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Volvo Trucks have started with a bang with this new Live Test series. Let's see what else are they up to in the coming months.
Another Reference : Creativity Online - CLICK HERE for their post.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The song Hello by Adele

Photo Courtesy to the videos of Adele and Lionel Richie - Google Images
The release of the song was a very anticipated one because of the 3 year break by Adele. Now one of the first things i instantly felt was the feel of Lionel Richie's song 'Hello'. The reason being that when Adele starts the song with the word Hello and pauses for 2 seconds gives that feel and nostalgia. The song released by Lionel Richie in 1983 from his 'Can't Slow Down' is an epic in its own right. For Lionel Richie's live performance, check the embedded video below.
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The official music video which was made for the release of the song in 1983 can be seen HERE. The video is based in a university classroom and tells a story of a music teacher who falls in love with his bling student.
Photo Courtesy to Adele - Hello
Now we get back to the video which started all the nostalgia or the craze for Adele's tear jerking songs or even the amount of parodies and covers sung by a large assortment of singers online within such a short time. Check out the official video of Adele - Hello by CLICKING HERE to go to her official Youtube Channel.
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The interesting thing is that I got to know about Adele's new song because of Buzzfeed video which talked about Adele's new song release and the effect the songs of Adele have on people. It is an interesting video and one should definitely give it a try.
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The Ellen Show also talked about it and had an interesting twist to the creation of the song. Check the video below.
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The speed at which the internet reacts is still amazing. The covers of the song started to pop around the internet. One of the first covers I got to hear was, of a student from Seoul music high school - South Korea. (Reference: What's Trending) Check out the video below.
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The cover song by the South Korean music student came just before the information about Adele - Live performance of the song 'Hello' took place at the BBC. Small amount of snippets reveal that her live performances are still going on strong as ever. (Reference: Hollyscoop) Check below for the live performance at the NRJ awards which was put on her official Youtube channel.
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Another cover of the song which I came across is of a Palestinian girl, Noel Kharman singing the mashup version. Check out the video below.
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Now the latest video with this regard making the rounds is of Demi Lovato singing the cover for Adele's song Hello at Seattle's Fall Ball on 14th November, 2015. No official video out yet with the posting of this blog post. But there are tons of videos on the internet. So here is one of them.
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Now many people will want to sing along with this, so the lyrical videos are out which should help the people to make their own covers for the song. The point here people should get is that the Lyrical videos will either be the words of the song only with the song sung by another person (Youtube will not allow Adele's original song play due to copyrights issue) Therefore people will find different cover songs. I came across two which are mentioned below.
The video uploaded by AxelP - Alice Olivia music
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Anthony Vincent of the popular Youtube channel 'Ten Second Songs' has just made a video of Adele - Hello in 25 different styles. I actually do not have any comments for the video. Check out the video below.
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With Ellen going at it, how can Jimmy Fallon be left behind. So with a twist, Adele, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots perform 'Hello' with Classroom Instruments. Interesting none the less, have a look below. (Source : Anglophenia - CLICK HERE for the article)
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Andie Case's cover for Hello is also an interesting. Have a look below. For her youtube channel CLICK HERE
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Another parody by singer songwriter Emily Mills tackles motherhood through the inspiration of Adele's "Hello". CLICK HERE to see her channel on Youtube.
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Fine Brothers Entertainment (Youtuber) showed Adele's Hello and Rolling in the deep to kids. The reaction of the kids can be seen below. CLICK HERE to see the playlist of other reacts episodes.
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The Piano Guys (Youtube Channel) performed Adele's Hello and gave it a Mozart's Lacrimosa touch. The instrumental version of the whole song is an interesting one. CLICK HERE for the video linked to their site or watch it below.
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The Indian Musical Cover done by Mahesh Raghvan gives a Indian Classical Version to it.
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The Musical Cover with some lyrical modifications (Nasheed Cover) done by Omar Esa (FouseyTube's friend) gives another version to it. (This has some lyrics modified to make it into a Nasheed - Praising Allah, The Almighty God)
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Xbox Survival Billboard going on LIVE

Photo Courtesy to Business Insider - XBOX Survival Billboard Rise of the Tomb Raider
What happens when you bring reality TV - Rewards - Online Internet Coverage / Twitch TV - Game fans - 24 hours endurance - 4 guys & 4 girls; you get the XBOX Survival Billboard - Rise of the Tomb Raider. The 24 hour endurance began at 1 pm (GMT) on 12/11/2015 Thursday. The contestants are game fans and have to battle the natural weather of South London (Southwark). Also every hour, the added effect of weather control by the viewers voting (Rain or Snow).

Reward - The last person standing wins a trip inspire by Rise of the Tomb Raider, with the opportunity to explore deep jungles, traverse vast deserts and relax in some of the world's most exotic places.

CLICK HERE to go the live stream on Survival Billboard. Twitter hashtag #SurvivalBillboard (Footage is meant for people above the age of 18 years)

Xbox is going all the way out and is moving 4 youtube fans to Siberia to create the 48 hours Escape from Siberia challenge. (CLICK HERE to check the trailer out)

Reference : Creativity Online (CLICK HERE to check their article)

WINNER was declared in the 20th hour - one survivor, Adam, the railway engineer.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Man on the Moon - John Lewis Retailer - Parody also

Photo Courtesy of John Lewis - Man on the moon
With Christmas around the corner, the advertisements have started to kick in. U.K. Retailer 'John Lewis' came out with an advertisement themed 'Man on the Moon'. Have a look at the video below
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Only if the story had ended there, one of the earliest parody of the advertisement was up and about within hours. 'The Poke' came up with a Man on the moon - Star wars parody and uploaded it on Youtube which was taken down in 3 hours time and then again after clearing the fair usage policy stating that they did not offend either John Lewis fans or Star Wars fan was able to get video back online(Also no profits are being made from the video). (CLICK HERE to see the video on Vimeo)
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Photo Courtesy to John Lewis - Man on the Moon.

The Sun in UHD 4K

Photo Courtesy to NASA
The Sun in Ultra High Definition - 4k Resolution (2160 pixel). NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) keeps an eye on our sun. In Space, the observatory captures 10 different wavelength of our sun, each of which help highlight a different temperature of the solar material. (Naturally just pointing the camera to the sun is just like pointing a camera to a bright light bulb). The amazing thing is that a team of media specialists worked ten hours to create one minute of the footage. The following video is for the people who are solar or sun enthusiast and want to get up close and personal with the sun and understand how the sun behaves, this is the video. Also for those people who want to test their Ultra HD TV or 4K TV can have an amazing experience seeing this on it. (CLICK HERE for the NASA website) By the way it is a 30 minute footage.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today is in Back to the Future 2

Photo Courtesy to Back to the Future Movie
Today, is the day Marty McFly traveled to the future in 'Back to the Future 2' - 21st October 2015. The internet is going on about this subject. The important point is that what predictions (more like assumptions) of a particular futuristic date and what we would have accomplished during that time is the main concern. Its like when countries and government come up with 5 year plans or 2020 target or 2030  or even 2050. Do we accomplish our things that we sent our mind to. I feel it is more like New Year Resolutions - what we have achieved during the previous year and will that drive us to accomplish anything during the rest of the 365 days. Some of the interesting set of videos to look out for the above subject are shown below.
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The above video by Fine Brothers on Youtube give us a feel about how the young generation imagine what it will be like in the future - Things we imagine about the future as against what is really in the future. Example, flying cars were to be a thing in 2015 in 'Back to the future 2', but we are still way away from having a commercially viable flying car. Another video is about the Time Paradox effect of Time travelling by 'How it Should Have Ended'
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Scientists usually say that we can make things happen or make but creativity and ideas are of those of writers. Similarly, the movies give a lot of ideas and many try to make them into reality, be it hoverboards or adjusting jackets. Below is a video on the adjusting jackets created by Instructables
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Lexus came up with the most realistic & believable hoverboard video. The only thing for that to happen is the whole mechanism is placed below the hoverboard track with super cooled - super conductors - super magnetism concept to make it happen. There are multiple videos - 'It's Here', 'The Ride', 'The Science' , 'The Story', 'Hoverpark', 'Evolution' and 'Testing'.
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The online community is coming up with what things Back to the Future got right or not. One such video is below.
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Toyota pays homage to the Back to the Future series by promoting its new Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Car in an advertisement which stars Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) and Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown). Toyota made couple of videos leading to the main video - The Science behind Fueled by the Future, Fueled by the Future: 15, Diner, Clocks,and Statler Toyota 2015. Details of the advertisement can be seen HERE.
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Dnews - What back to the future got right about 2015
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The Verge - What Back to the Future got right about 2015
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Nerd Alert - Happy Back to the Future Day! Here's What they got right
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Honest Trailers - Back to the Future
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Cinema Sins - Everything wrong with Back to the Future 2
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Burger King - HoverTray (For French CLICK HERE)
For details on the Ad, click here
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SciShow - The Future of Back to the Future
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Beyond Science - 12 Back to the Future 2 Predictions that came true
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AlltimeMovies - Back to The Future Predictions: What Came True?
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Jimmy Kimmel - Marty McFly & Doc Brown visit Jimmy Kimmel Live
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Jimmy Kimmel - Michael J. Fox on making Back to the Future
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Photo Courtesy to Back to the Future - Imdb

Friday, September 18, 2015

Connection between a mother and a child

Photo Courtesy of 'Pandora - Unique Connection'
The unique and beautiful connection between a mother and child truly cannot be summarized in a single video but a small fraction can be seen in the experiment conducted by Pandora Jewelry in their project 'The Unique Connection'. The kids are blind folded (of course with the permission of the mothers and in their presence) and asked to find their mother.
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The video gives a small (very small) tribute to mothers around the world. The most amazing things about the video is that anyone can watch this video as language does not play a role. Similarly another video was put up and you can watch it below. (My first thought was that it was an advertisement for jeans or for a fashion line)
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Across the internet many more videos are popping up with similar experiments being conducted. What I notice is that many parents are creating this kind of experiment at parties as an interesting party event. I am not sure whether it should be conducted, as i am sure many factors are considered when they do the above experiment. I am worried about the effect the child or the mother will go through if the outcome is unfavourable. Our society is not a supportive one (creative criticism). The video below is from 'inside edition' which explains about Pandora - The unique connection video.
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Actual size of the solar system

Photo Courtesy to 'To Scale'
We have seen the solar system model during our studies in schools and colleges, visits to planetariums, movies and internet. Turns out they are not in exact scale size. So a team of people tried to make it to scale size but needed a large open area to make us understand the size of the planet and sun and the path of the planet around the sun. The chose the open desert area of Nevada (U.S.A).
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The team uploaded the behind the scenes and also the hard work they put up together to create the video. For our own understanding, we have always been taught how big the planets are and how far things are from each other. But to see a scale version gives us the understanding of enormity of the solar system or better yet the universe.
Photo courtesy to 'To Scale'
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I hope these videos can be shown in schools and colleges to give us a better understanding and make us feel that Physics is cool and easy to understand.
Photo Courtesy to 'To Scale'
References: I came across this on ASAP sciences on Facebook. CLICK HERE to check their website.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Worlds network backbone Undersea Optic Fiber Cables

Photo Courtesy to Wonderful engineering - Business Insider
I came across this article on Wonderful Engineering and the original video was created by the Business Insider. This shows the real backbone of our Network which caters to 99% of the communication around the world. The video below shows all the existing undersea cables laid down between locations.
Wonderful engineering article information below
Most of the internet communication is still done with the help of high-speed underwater cables. While some of us are lucky to use satellite communication directly, the fact remains that these cables are the backbone of today’s connected world. Their importance can be gauged from the fact that when a country experiences a breakdown of these cables, the internet is choked, and every online work is halted, leading to a massive backlog.
The total length of these underwater cables is close to an astonishing 885,000 kilometers. It means that these lines can circumnavigate the world more than 22 times. It has almost 99 % data circulating throughout the world from social media newsfeeds to sensitive military information.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Instant Estimator / Evaluator

Photo Courtesy to Kagulu
Getting your point across to make people understand your business is what advertisements are suppose to do. But when a business tries to get in touch with each individual customer, then it is something in the right direction. A used car dealer in Taiwan - Kagulu came up with moving advertising truck as a Price Scanner which made instant estimation of the vehicle one is driving. Give it a look, the advertisement is in Taiwanese, but keep the caption on to read the English subtitles.
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The above advertisement is said to be inspired (having traces of) from the Audi - Instant Valuation Billboard advertisement. It is amazing to see the expressions on people faces when they feel the advertisement is directly connecting with them on an individual level.
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I came across the video on facebook and really found it interesting. Below is information on the sources which I referred for the information above. Due credits provided.
  • CLICK HERE for Creativity Facebook page
  • CLICK HERE for the Kagulu advertisement - Creativity page information.
  • CLICK HERE for the Audi - Instant Valuation billboard - Creativity page information.
  • CLICK HERE for the Kagulu - Price Scanning Truck - ADSTAR Commercial.
Photo Courtesy to Audi Instant Valuation Billboard

Monday, August 24, 2015

Minesweeper Super Challenge

Photo Courtesy to Cinemassive - Minesweeper Super Challenge
Nostalgia is something this game brings back. Once you understand how this worked, the game gets you hooked trying to detect all the mines and then the time challenge. Ofcourse, then the size of the challenge. Starting with
  • Beginner : 10 mines (9 x 9 tile grid)
  • Intermediate : 40 mines (16 x 16 tile grid)
  • Advanced : 99  mines (16 x 30 tile grid)
There are more advance version available online and one such was solved and uploaded on Youtube. The game contained 1412 mines with a tile grid of 58 x 118 board. It took the user 59 mins 48 seconds to complete. The Time lapse video below is of 6:14 mins.
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Then the question arises - What next? Looks like the people at Cinemassive are creative and also lovers of this game. They brought in something to make this more challenging. One of their impressive products are the Video Wall which contain an array of HD monitors or TV screens seemlessly connected to each other. They have gone and made a challenge of minesweeper which is epic due to its size, thus naming it the Minesweeper Super Challenge.

38,799 mines across 16 x HD video Wall.
Time limit 12 hours
3 attempts per user
Only 10 participants.

The Challenge video shown above is on 24 x HD video wall which was tested out by team that developed it and had a hard time doing so. Therefore the challenge has been put up. Read the conditions on their site. CLICK HERE (I will mention them below also)


Minesweeper Video Wall Challenge: Terms & Conditions

1. The Minesweeper Super Challenge is not a contest or a sweepstakes and CineMassive cannot offer a prize or reward of any kind to any participant. The Minesweeper Super Challenge is intended for entertainment purposes only.

2. Requests to play the Minesweeper Super Challenge game can be made by completing the contact form found on this page.

3. CineMassive will offer playing time to a total of 10 people. If for any reason CineMassive is not able to run the game as planned, CineMassive may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend playing time for any or all participants.

4. Submitting a request to play the Minesweeper Super Challenge does not guarantee that you will be offered playing time, nor does it guarantee any kind of response from CineMassive. CineMassive reserves the right to refuse playing time requests from any participant at its own discretion.

5. If you are chosen, CineMassive will reach out to you via email to discuss all necessary details, including scheduling and login information to play the game.

6. The Minesweeper game will be played on a 16xHD video wall.

7. Each player is limited to three attempts at the game. Total playing time is limited to no more than 12 hours per individual.

8. If for any reason the game is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, disruption of internet connectivity, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, CineMassive may cancel, terminate, modify or suspend playing time for any or all participants.

9. By submitting a contact form, you agree to release CineMassive from any liability resulting from, or related to using the Minesweeper Super Challenge game.


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(Be one of the Lucky 10 and let the world know)

Sources
Photo Courtesy to Cinemassive - Look at the size of the video Wall when compared to a man standing in front of the Video Wall

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Magnus Effect - Curve Ball

Photo Courtesy to Youtube Channel How Ridiculous & Veritasium
The Magnus Effect is the curving of a moving object due to a spin on the object generally a ball (WIKIPEDIA). More explanations in the videos with amazing footage of the effects on basketball and soccer ball. One of the videos that became popular is the Youtube Channel Veritasium's explanation on the Magnus effect. Check the video out.
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The magnus effect on basketball performed by How Ridiculous team is the original video. And they performed a follow up video on that also which looks incredible.
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The follow up video by How Ridicolous is below (through the clouds)
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All the above videos cover about Basketball, so it will be fair to cover about other sports, like Soccer. Check the video below.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Real Life First Person Shooter Live Action

Photo Courtesy to Engadget - RealmPictures
We have games, then we have live action videos; but now we have Live Action Games. That too the first one to dive into is First Person Shooter category. The creator at Realm Pictures came up with the idea of bring First person Shooter in Real life but also wanted the users to enjoy and participate interactively, by making it a Real Life First Person Shooter Live Action Experience. A lot of hard work and time went into getting this done as the whole thing was live for the users at Chatroulette who had no idea what they were getting themselves into once logging into the video chat. Enough of chit chat, just watch the video below.
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I was really thrilled to see that the people who participated on the video chat were hooked to it. I think some of them have never played games, or even first person shooter at that. Getting them interested in this might open a new front for the gaming developers/community. Below is the behind the scenes of how all the things came together.
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I came across this first on facebook through Mysterious things in the world sharing a video of GamersGRABR.

This reminds me of the First POV Action Movie - Hardcore that was made. In that you can see POV footage of the actor going through different obstacles and making it to a set goal. CLICK HERE for the post on that.