Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I have an interest in cars and this one called the Nissan Pivo 2 really fascinates me. This motor vehical makes parking so much easier. Its similar to the nissan micra but this futuristic concept cars is very unusual. I like the little robot inside the vehical which can communicate to the driver.
Monday, 24 November 2008
Pet Society is a game found in Facebook. This is one of the online games I'm currently obsessed with. It's similar to TAMAGOCHI, but there's more features such as shopping for food, clothes and furniture for the pet's house. I love playing these games because it's like presenting yourself for others to see.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
I'm a great fan of Masamune Shirow's work (the creator of Ghost in the Shell) and I was totally excited when this new movie came out. It was one of the first anime/ 3-D animations created for viewers.
When I head about the Digital Cultures brief, it reminded me of this movie because the story talks about a Utopia that was created after the great war. The artwork is brilliant and I love the action sequences within the story.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
I've been to Hong Kong a couple of times and there's the existence of this card called 'Octopus Card' which was first launched in 1997. I found it really interesting when I used it for traveling around the city therefore I'm going to investigate it for this brief. It's a contact-less card used for electronic payments online and offline. It expanded widely and now used for the payment of a mass transit system (underground trains, buses etc). Besides transit, this card can be used to pay for food in supermarkets, vending machines, fast-food restaurants, convenient stores, parking tickets within Hong Kong. This card is able to make things so much easier and it transfers the payment in 0.3 SECONDS! You can always top up the card at the MTR traveling stations.
Less fuss and no going through your change to see if you have enough.
It can be used in unexpected places...........
After the briefing, this was the first thing that came into my head. This clip is from the RPG game 'Shenmue' and it stood out from other Dreamcast games because of it's way of involving the player. The outcomes of the story can be different depending on which options the player chooses. I played this game quite a while ago and I find the story very well scripted and the extra mini games separate from the original scenario just adds more fun.