Archive for August, 2013

We all know the 3DS, Nintendo’s 3D version of the DS, the dual-screen version of the Gameboy.

Well, now they are coming up with the 2DS, the 2D version of the 3DS.

Say again? A 2D version of the 3D version of the 2D nintendo DS?

Well, that’s the gist of it, but there’s more to it than that.

nintendo 2ds picture courtesy of nintendo.com

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Born to be a Geek

Posted: 2013/08/27 in Geek Meme

(from http://www.look-zippy.com/)

We’ve talked about Bitcoins before, that cryptocurrency everyone is (not) talking about. Well, Litecoins are to Bitcoins what the original Battlestar Galactica was to Star Wars. Or perhaps that isn’t a suitable metaphor. Litecoins are to Bitcoins what silver is to gold. That’s a much more appropriate way to phrase it.

Litecoin logo courtesy of wikipedia

Litecoins are very, very similar to Bitcoins. In fact, only the hashcode algorithms and the adjustment rates are different.

However, changing the algorithms leads to several differences in the way they are mined.

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Many geeks like retrogaming. There is something different in the games pre-2000 compared to the full-resolution games of today. Something special to having a finite number of lives and increasing difficulty. And it is still strong nowadays.

Aside from retrogaming, there’s a subculture of people who likes 8-bit music – chiptunes. There are artists who, today, compose for old-tech sound chips expressely. Geeks and gamers enjoy the whole thing.

Now, what if the same was applied to visual arts? And not only posters, t-shirts and the like, but animated 8-bit story?

That’s pretty much what is offered with the adventures of Ledo and Ix by Emily Carmichael.

 

Ledo and Ix image courtesy of KidCanDrive on Youtube

 

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