De repente esse povo gosta da cultura americana. Hein?
Boom Goes the Dynamite
Are video games rife with sexism? And have you heard that most video gamers are now adult women—not teenage boys in the basement? A new study says so. Feminist tech writers have seized on...
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[f] Esse mundo é uma piada
Vou ter que dizer que é bem ridículo mesmo com música.
Take out the triumphant score from John Williams, throw in a little foley work, and the throne room scene from A New Hope becomes a steaming pile of uncomfortable silence. This is way funnier than it has any right to be.
[f] Ponto de vista bastante válido.
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Apple’s Watch was unveiled to the world earlier this week as a rounded square timepiece. While Motorola has opted for a circular smartwatch with the Moto 360, Apple’s Watch will be available early next year in two square editions and a variety of finishes. Square might be the only option in Apple’s smartwatch portfolio right now, but what would a circular Apple Watch look like?
UX and UI designer Alcion has opened up Photoshop and some 3D rendering software to find out. In a series of...
Isso é muita honestidade.
[f] Isso não faz sentido.
Curta e compartilhe AQUI.
[f] As vezes eu me esqueço de como esse filme é do caralho. Muito melhor que quase todos os filmes de super-heróis feito depois.
[f] E não parece uma lata de lixo.
Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, hexagonal machine. Similar to Apple, Alienware claims the design for its new desktop has some practical benefits beyond just looking insane. Since the back of the desktop isn't perpendicular with the floor, the company says you can push the unit up against the wall without blocking its all-important ventilation. Hardcore gamers should take note that the Area-51 will ship with Intel's newest 6- and 8-core Haswell-E processors, and it can handle up to three monster, double-wide graphics cards. Just what you...
[f] Tive meu respeito pelo Facebook renovado.
[f] Mandaram bem piratas.
The original Kick-Ass made Chloë Grace Moretz a household name, but Kick-Ass 2 didn’t fare quite so well with moviegoers. Now Moretz says Kick-Ass 3 isn’t happening at all, and it’s all because of the “fanboys” who wouldn’t pay for the movie. Hit the jump to read her comments on Kick-Ass piracy.
Moretz discussed the problem of Kick-Ass piracy in an interview with Digital Spy.
Sadly, I think I’m done with the character. Hit-Girl was a very cool character, but I don’t think there will be any more movies. You make these movies for the fanboys, but nowadays everyone seems to pirate them rather than watch them in the movie theatre. Kick-Ass 2 was one of the number one pirated movies of the year, but that doesn’t help us because we need box office figures. We need to prove to the distributors that we can make money from a third and a fourth movie – but because it didn’t do so well, we can’t make another one.
That Kick-Ass 3 is unlikely to happen isn’t news. Kick-Ass 2 didn’t make enough money to earn a sequel, and comic book creator Mark Millar acknowledged as much in an interview earlier this month. But he didn’t blame “fanboys” for illegally downloading the last film.
To be sure, Moretz is right about piracy in a general sense. Fans should know by now that if they want a sequel to any given movie, they need to vote with their dollars by actually paying for a ticket. Not to mention it’s just wrong to enjoy the fruits of other people’s hard work without paying for it.
But the reasoning is a bit questionable when applied to the Kick-Ass films. Despite what Moretz has heard, Kick-Ass 2 was not the most pirated movie of 2013 — it didn’t even crack the top 10. The first Kick-Ass was the second most torrented film of 2010, but that’s not why there’s no Kick-Ass 3.
So maybe it’s not so much that people didn’t want to pay for Kick-Ass 2 as it was that they didn’t want to watch it in the first place. To begin with, it was dogged by controversy before it even hit theaters. Star Jim Carrey publicly denounced the movie in the wake of Sandy Hook, and refused to do any press.
Then, when the film did open, the general consensus was that it “never came close to the energy and smarts of the first movie,” as Germain put it. What felt fresh and unique the first time around fell flat the second, and piracy isn’t to blame for that.
The post Chloë Grace Moretz Says Piracy Killed ‘Kick-Ass 3′ appeared first on /Film.
The Underworld movie franchise is getting a reboot. Because vampires doing flips in leather catsuits sell movie tickets, dammit.
[f] Porque tudo que você sempre quis foi partir a cabeça de um bebê a dentadas.
BioShock is an absolutely classic video game, and anyone who likes action games should play it at some point in their life. Its "underwater Ayn Rand" premise is great, it contains one of the most memorable video game speeches of all time, and the combination of conventional weapons, psychokinetic powers, and hacking is open-ended without being too complicated. And as of today, you can purchase a version of the original BioShock, packed down to fit in a tiny 2GB package, for $15 on the App Store. It's an ambitious goal, and in the interest of pursuing the most mobile mobile experience out there, we skipped the iPad and played through the first level on an iPhone 5S.
Please, for the love of Andrew Ryan, don't try playing BioShock on the...
[f] Mandou bem Aécio.
Secret is a social networking app that allows users to share pictures and text anonymously. It's become the hot new thing in some circles, but not everyone is happy about it. A court case in Brazil has resulted in Judge Paulo Cesar de Carvalho issuing a preliminary injunction requiring Google to remove the app from the Play Store and remotely delete it from users' devices. Apple was hit with the same ruling.
Brazilian Court Orders Google To Remove 'Secret' App From The Play Store And Remotely Wipe It From Phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
[f] Eu por exemplo, tenho um e também me arrependi pra caramba.
I'm going to keep this short and sweet: Pressy is the worst product I've ever reviewed. I generally find some redeeming quality about even the worst products, but Pressy doesn't have one. It is, without question, complete garbage and a waste of money.
Four members of the Android Police team, myself included, backed Pressy on Kickstarter. Out of the four of us, roughly zero percent likes or uses it. In fact, in a recent poll conducted in the Android Police team chat, 100% of those who backed this project regret doing so.
Pressy Review: I Had No Clue Something Could Suck This Badly was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
[f] Uma das coisas mais legais que eu vi em semanas.
We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say this on the internet a lot, but this is actually the craziest thing I've ever seen. Here's a gif of the best part, courtesy of Prosthetic Knowledge:
Finally, someone is cracking down on the rampant nudity on HBO's adaptation of Game of Thrones! Of course, I didn't expect it to be the Croatian government, but they are indeed trying to make sure one GoT actress keeps her clothes on. A season 5 spoiler ahead!
[f] Baita lista estranha.
[f] O mais próximo que vão conseguir de fazer um water board no cara.
Here is former president George W. Bush in a little skit that perfectly captures every possible feeling about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, from "this is weird and undignified and just donating is better" to "having ice water poured on people is hilarious" to "revenge."
[f] O cara compra uma câmera, arranja as lentes, filmes etc. Viaja para indonésia, fica lá um tempo entocado numa floresta, um macaco pega a máquina dele e ao invés do cara tocar o macaco, deixa o bixo tirar um foto, porque sabe se lá se vai dar certo... Daí cara volta pro país dele só pra descobrir que ele não tem direito nenhum sobre a foto... Parece justo...
United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia's conclusion that a monkey's selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal's selfie went viral.
The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a "photograph taken by a monkey" is unprotected intellectual property."The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants. Likewise, the Office cannot register a work purportedly created by divine or supernatural beings, although the Office may register a work where the application or the deposit copy state that the work was inspired by a divine spirit," said the draft report, "Compendium of US Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition." [PDF]
The report comes two weeks after Wikimedia, the US-based operation that runs Wikipedia, announced that the public, not British photojournalist David Slater, maintains the rights to the selfie and the other pictures the black macaca nigra monkey snapped. The monkey hijacked the camera from Slater during a 2011 shoot in Indonesia and took tons of pictures, including the selfie.
[f] Eu tenho lá minhas dúvidas.
Acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was none too thrilled when the script for his eighth film, The Hateful Eight, leaked onto the internet earlier this year. Nevertheless, the film is starting to come together in time for its scheduled release next year. We saw the film's first movie poster just last month, and now we're getting a taste of the film courtesy of a brief teaser trailer screened ahead of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Unfortunately the trailer hasn't been officially posted online, but you can get a look via a cellphone-shot YouTube video. The teaser is graphical — it doesn't contain even a second of shot footage — but that's to be expected considering shooting has yet to begin. True to Tarantino's cinephile roots, the...
[f] Eu culpo o péssimo filme. Embora as outras coisas podem ter ajudado.
Many insiders blame the pre-release leak of the film for the disappointing numbers. Millions of people have downloaded pirated copies and skipped the box office, they argue.
Over the past several weeks Lionsgate has countered the leak by sending tens of thousands of takedown requests. The movie studio even went as far as suing the operators of six websites that allegedly failed to remove the infringing files – Limetorrents.com, Billionuploads.com, Hulkfile.eu, Played.to, Swankshare.com and Dotsemper.com.
This pressure resulted in drastic actions at several of these sites. Faced with a preliminary injunction, cloud hosting service Hulkfile shut down its website, for example, and Swankshare did the same. LimeTorrents remained online, but removed all expendables torrents, including the trailers.
TorrentFreak spoke with the operator of the torrent site who says he installed a filter that blocks everything related to the Expendables franchise. He hoped that this would be enough to appease the movie studio, but thus far Lionsgate has no plans to back down without compensation.
In an email the movie studio’s lawyer notes that the preliminary injunction stays in place. Interestingly, however, the torrent site operator is invited to discuss a potential settlement.
“Thanks for the email. As you know the court has entered a preliminary injunction, and the lawsuit is going to continue unless we can reach a settlement. I think it would be helpful to set up a time to talk by phone,” Lionsgate’s lawyer writes.
Whether Lionsgate is serious about settling or whether it merely wants to know more about the identity of Limetorrents’ operator remains anyone’s guess. It’s very unlikely that the movie studio will settle for anything short of a few million dollars in damages, something the torrent site owner can’t afford.
So for now, this means that the lawsuit is destined to drag on.
Yesterday LimeTorrents’ domain registrar eNom had to hand over any information it has on the site’s owner. With the domain name at risk LimeTorrents has decided to move its website to a new .CC domain name, where it will continue serving torrents, minus the Expendables.
[f] Baixei pra ver se tinha ilustrações bacanas, mas nem...
Whether you're an avid player who's been in the game for years, or curious to see what Dungeons & Dragons is all about, Wizards of the Coast is offering everything you need to start playing for free.
At the Wizards of the Coast blog you can download the Player's Basic Rules and the Dungeon Master's Basic Rules in PDF and printer friendly format. In the Player's Basic Rule Book, you get everything you need to play: including four classes—Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard—as well as four races—Dwarves, Elves, Halflings, and Humans—and printable character sheets. The Player's Basic Rules comes in at around 115 pages and the Dungeon Master's Guide at around 61 pages, so there's plenty of content to start you off.
This is all for the upcoming 5th edition, and is literally all you need to get some friends together and play—except maybe some dice. What you won't get in these PDFs is the fantastic art that is normally in the printed books, any additional races and classes, or the new 5th edition pre-made campaign. Which is fine, because it's more beneficial for you to run your own custom game anyway.
Before you go printing everything, keep in mind that they will continue to update both of the books through December. At that point the release of the three complete, printed core books will be released. So if you want to start playing sooner rather than later, or you're just curious about what's to come, download the books at the link below.
Photo by Will Merydith.
É uma boa notícia, mas tenho impressão de que se trata mais dos Candy Crushs da vida do que dos triple A.
The Entertainment Software Association, best known for its video game rating system, issued its annual "sales, demographic, and usage data" report on Thursday, chock full of statistics about console, PC, and mobile gaming. The numbers are all worth poring over, but this year's report highlights a particular demographic explosion: adult women, whose gaming ranks now more than double the long-sought-after demographic of boys under the age of 18.
According to the ESA's measure of 2013 sales, women ages 18 and over now constitute 36 percent of all measured gamers, compared to boys under the age of 18, who represent 17 percent of the total population. This measure shows a further increase from last year's count of 31 percent to 19 percent (and that 2013 measure only counted boys 17 and younger, meaning the total boost may be even bigger this year).
While males still hold the total gamer-population lead at 52 percent, that is a drop from last year's count of 55 percent, and the survey's count of "frequent game purchasers" found that men and women split that category neatly in half. The report also notes a giant boost in women gamers over the age of 50, a group that grew 32 percent in 2013.
[f] Ele descolou uma portal gun?
[f] Contrataram a Cacique Cobra Coral por lá também?
[f] Não tem jardim murado pra ninguém.