Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – Episode 1 Billy The Kid

I started playing this game on 24th May 2013. I already think this is a great game because it helps let off steam after a hard day at work. The shooting and being in the Wild West is just amazing. I am hoping to upload more videos of each episode of the game. I have only played one episode at the moment and the video in this post is only 15 minutes. There is more gameplay of Episode 1 Billy The Kid and this post will be updated soon with that video.


Metro Last Light

Metro Last Light is one of them post apocalyptic games that you just have to play and see what the future is for humans in the gaming world. Fallout is a game I’ve always enjoyed but this is much better with the graphics and with how there is steam, fog and other elements to make it look real. I won’t give away much but the game is full of life and on PC it is much better. You get a sense of how humans have ended up fighting one another and continued to do so for resources and the Metro even after so much bloodshed.

Some of the story and elements of the game just indicate that us humans can never change and be peaceful. Our greed gets the better of us and always wants some resource or land just like you will find out in this game. But the character you play is trying to find that peace that most of us normal humans want. Politics however is the main cause again for conflict and other issues that arise for you as a play.

There are some videos I uploaded of the game but they are mostly to show the good life in the Metro and how weird the character can forget the horrors of his life and just get a lap dance.

UPDATE: Guess what I had to remove those videos because of some copyright issues because of the music in the game. How stupid is this and frustrating that you can’t upload some gameplay to YouTube these days even if you own a game and are not stealing any music. The music is part of the game and the environment. Anyone help?

Viddy Review

What can I say about this App, there is Instagram that amazes us with its wonderful filters and then there is Cinemagram that helps us be very creative but this App Viddy is just as amazing as the rest.

Viddy is an incredible App which I would have loved to have 5 years ago to record the amazing things that I was doing then. There was no social network which was mainstream and mobiles phones were not as good as todays smartphones with high quality cameras. This App can be used by anyone who wants to record a short 15 second video to raise awareness or just post a message to their followers, celebrities like Rihanna also use it and record it on a personal camera.

When I started using this App I had few followers but as you start using it more and capture videos the followers count goes up and up. I would say “any video will do” because  that is the whole point of this App. It is fun to use and just addictive with it’s special effects and soundtracks.

An App like this is highly recommended and should be on your smartphone just incase you are out somewhere and see something funny or wonderful that you want to capture and share with the World. Viddy interlinks with other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and even Pinterest. Many of your friends on those social networks have the opportunity to see the short videos you captured.

In my video review I did state that Viddy could be improved by giving users the option to multi-task, one example would be that a user might want to record another video while the previous video is uploading or use another App. The problem I found was that I could not close the App or do anything else because any video that was uploading would be cancelled and I certainly didn’t want that to happen. Viddy might release some updates to solve that issue but overall the App is exciting, positive and a useful tool to have in anyones pocket.



Google TV: Need to Know

Vital information that you need to know before it is released in the UK in July. I previously created a video and blog post about Google TV, many months ago. Now there is new information and feedback from users who have tried this piece of new technology.

Google TV will launch in the UK this month, when Sony debuts a set-top box that makes it possible to access the interactive service from any television.

The service is Google’s crack at ‘smart TV‘, enabling users to browse the internet on their televisions, as well as accessing additional content using smartphone-style apps.

Here’s what you need to know about the Google TV service.

What is Google TV?
It’s an internet TV platform. Google TV turns your telly into an internet-enabled computer – so you can browse the web, read emails, watch YouTube videos and use smartphone-style apps. Up until now, Google TV has only been available in the US but now it’s coming to the UK.

How will I access Google TV?
Sony is going to launch a new set-top box in July. This set-top box will plug into your existing TV set-up and make it possible to access Google TV. For the time being, that’s going to be the only way to access Google TV in the UK – although don’t be too surprised to see other manufacturers getting involved soon.

So what’s this Sony product?
Sony is offering an ‘Internet Player’ set-top box (NSZ-GS7), which plugs into your existing TV set-up. It will also be launching a Blu-ray player (NSZ-GP9) with built-in Google TV, which will go on sale in the UK some time after October next year.

Does this replace my existing set-top box?
Probably not. Sony’s product is likely to be most useful as an additonal part of your home entertainment set-up, rather than a replacement for anything. Google TV does offer some content – but it’s ‘on-demand’ content accessed via partners such as Netflix and TV channels’ ‘watch again’ services, as well as additional content from the Sony Entertainment Network.

What will it cost?
The NSZ-GS7 Internet Player box will cost around £200. The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player with Google TV is expected to cost around £300.

When can I buy it?
The NSZ-GS7 Internet Player goes on sale on 16 July. The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player with Google TV support will go on sale in the UK some time after its initial October launch in the US.

Can I buy a TV with Google TV built in?
Not yet – right now the set-top box option is the only way to get Google TV.

How does the set-top box work?
It’s operated using a dual-sided remote. On one side you have a trackpad, which you can use to navigate web pages in the pre-installed Google Chrome browser. On the other is a full QWERTY keyboard, to make inputting text easier. It’s a universal remote that controls your entire entertainment system and it has a motion sensor for playing games.

As well as offering web browsing, the Sony box includes access to the Google Play store – so you can access apps such as YouTube or Twitter. Google expects app developers to come up with more programs specfically optimised for TV.

Do I have to use the supplied remote?
No – there is a free app called Media Remote that makes it possible to use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control instead.

Is Google TV any good?
It has met with a fairly lukewarm reception in the US over the past couple of years and some manufacturers have found sales of their set-top boxes to be sluggish. However, if you want to be able to access a full web browser from your TV (as well as a host of additional features), it makes a useful addition to your front room set-up – especially if you’ve not yet invested in a smart TV.


Twitter Should Have Bought Instagram

I was not very happy when Facebook bought Instagram because I wanted Twitter to have made the acquisition. Personally I just feel Twitter would do better a job with Instagram and keep it simple and integrate it into the social network. Facebook does not plan to make any changes to Instagram and make it similar to it’s social network. Facebook has said it wants Instagram remain how it is and not be effected in anyway.

I guess Facebook knows Instagram’s potential and do not want to lose all the users that Instagram has at the moment. Post your opinions on my video on YouTube or on this blog post.