Thursday, September 30, 2010
Look at the screenshot. Do you see how, on the top part, there's a landmine to my right? I'm not very close to it, though, so I can still pick up a bit of speed and jump over it.
Now look at the bottom of the screenshot and see the reflection. I'm actually right on top of a landmine there and if I move even a couple of pixels over to the right, I'm done for.
This is the basic premise of Visible III. It's very, very easy to die. I constantly had to stop in place and look at both halves of the screen before attempting anything. It's not just the traps, either. Sometimes the walls are shaped differently on each of the two parts of the screen -- which makes the game part brain teaser and part platformer. Like most other platformers I enjoy, respawning is fast here and you don't lose a lot when you die. There are multiple checkpoints on each level, and you respawn at the last checkpoint whenever you die.
Reflection isn't everything here, though; there are lasers, which you avoid by becoming invisible (by holding down Shift). But you can't be invisible forever. There's a bar that rapidly runs out when you're invisible, so you need to be quick. The same goes for scaling walls and grabbing the ceiling. It's possible (and sometimes vital), but only for a short while.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Limited Edition DROID R2D2 from Verizon will be available Thursday originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on September 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm.
Microsoft has just announced that it's teaming up with WordPress on Live Spaces blogs. According to Microsoft, Windows Live Spaces has 30 million active users -- so this is a significant boost for the WordPress.com platform.
Some of the highlights of the migration:
- Microsoft will redirect all Spaces URLs to WordPress.com, so users won't lose any visitors.
- Spaces is going to be shut down in March.
- Migration should be almost painless -- posts, media, comments, and links will all be moved automatically.
Personally, I think it's very nice to see Microsoft teaming up with another company like this. This is a fairly major move, and it does require some guts -- though it now allows Microsoft to focus on software for blogging (Live Writer) instead of worrying about maintaining a blog platform.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
MobileEdge ScanFast Element Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bag for Women originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on September 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm.