Aug 23

Imagine Tom Brady using a Surface tablet to dissect his latest touchdown pass – discussing the play from a variety of angles while sitting on the sidelines minutes after the pass. Or Bill Belichick scrolling through different plays on his tablet rather than checking a stack of printouts on the sidelines. And for the fans at home, imagine watching the game live, video chatting your friends in another city, and tracking your fantasy team’s performance – all from your TV screen. Thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and the NFL, the way coaches call the game – and the way fans experience the game at home – is about to change. The New Deal The Microsoft-NFL deal, announced earlier this year and valued at an estimated $400 million over four years for the NFL, will put tablets on the sidelines and offer fans at… [Read more]

May 10

Recently I went with a few friends to check out my favorite Marvel Superhero do his thing in Iron Man 3 – I won’t lie, the movie lover in me enjoyed it…  It was a nice love story. I got so caught up in the whirlwind of Pepper and Tony’s love that I didn’t realize how far the Iron Man himself had swayed from the one I grew up with. The original Iron Man was created for a specific reason–like most super heroes that helped to push war propaganda–but to the kids buying and reading the comic books he was something to look up to. Tony Stark may have had an invincible suit of armor at his disposal but he was one of the most vulnerable heroes of the Avengers. His injured heart that was ravaged with shrapnel was spared due to friendship and ingenuity…. [Read more]

Apr 11

Games and gamers have always been unfairly targeted for violence, witchcraft and whatever else stirs the pot in conservative conversation. After all we’re just a bunch of fat, jobless losers right? We learn to kill, rape and jack vehicles from video games right? Of course not, but we have learnt a few tricks from games even when we don’t acknowledge it. Have you ever sat back and thought about what practical skills video games have taught you? Well we have and made a list of the things that we owe to our beloved past-time. Perseverance  For all the dying, continuing and researching how to get better, I have to say that gaming teaches perseverance like nothing else. We clown those among us who give up and run for a cheat code but applaud a god that has memorized the bullet patterns in Radiant Silvergun in order to maneuver it flawlessly and embarrass the game. We… [Read more]

Apr 09

What would happen if the zombie apocalypse occurred while you were at work and you were stuck with 3 coworkers to survive and possibly find a livable future for the world? My coworkers and I started a game of this awhile back and it amazed me how it forced us to focus on the strengths of everyone in our office in order to pick our individual teams. The breakdowns were amazing as some people even chose one person to be possible zombie bait in case the camp got overrun. Some chose the office hawte (in case they needed to repopulate the earth) and quite a few picked people who they knew hunted, fished, or loved the great outdoors in general. The interesting part about this exercise was that all of us remembered who it was we picked for our teams and why, even months down… [Read more]

Apr 02

One cannot ask the question of whether a human can love an android without first asking “what is wrong with a human woman”? The 2 questions go hand in hand because they echo the logic that we as human beings have when someone dares to break the mold of normalcy and venture out into unfamiliar territory. Take for instance the issues we have had with race relations and interracial dating – you fall in love with a girl from group C when you are a member of group B and some of the hardcore girls from group B will begin to ask what is so wrong with them that you went out of your way for a C. See my point? To mainstream Android loving the world would beg for some logic to explain our need to even go there. In the world of Science… [Read more]

Mar 25

So you’ve been friendly with a girl from work for quite awhile now and you really want to hook up with her. Conversations with her have led to you finding out that she is single, actively looking for a man, and hasn’t had much success dating lately. Although you are shy and reserved, you find yourself nonchalantly asking her to accompany you to your married friend’s birthday party and surprisingly she accepts. Pro-tip: For a woman to go out of her way to risk looking like she’s your date to a bunch of strangers that are important to you means that it’s your game to lose. She likes you. Once you walk into the house, introduce her to everyone at the party, be careful not to cockblock yourself by making any of the following noob mistakes: Introduce her as “Sara my co-worker” instead of just “Sara”. Choose to sit… [Read more]

Feb 12

If there is any one character in the entire Star Wars universe more disappointing to me it’s Master Yoda everyone’s beloved little Lannik. Yoda is brought across as the epitome of everything good yet as a leader he was nothing more than a fat coward who got extremely comfortable in his position as grandmaster. Men should try NOT to be like Master Yoda as opposed to emulating him for many reasons. Sure he gave great anecdotes, had inherently good intentions, but when it came time to act he chose instead to run even after his order was wiped out. A Captain always goes down with the ship, a God King rides at the forefront of the cavalry, and Samurai Lords fall on their swords rather than be disgracefully taken captive by their rivals. Even in old kung fu movies the master Abbots of the Shaolin… [Read more]

Jan 22

The video above will be met with some controversy because on one hand it denounces the fake “cool” nerds of today who are obviously using the term as the newest trend; while on the other hand it paints nerds into with a narrow brush as a monolith. I felt the need to post it here however is because it almost feels necessary to remind people daily that “nerd and proud” is bull crap. If you grew up in the time when I grew up (or earlier) you can remember that nerds were not proud, nerds were in fact outcasts; not the theme of the day that popular culture has turned it into. Nerd has actually become somewhat of a modern day “n-word“, except that well – everybody can use it without being punched in the mouth. I want to send this video to the celebrities… [Read more]