Blizzard Entertainment has recently released some gameplay video of the upcoming Playstation 3 and 4 Diablo III launch. It’s interesting to see how the controls are laid out and the changes that they had to make to the UI to accommodate the console environment. There is still currently no release date for the game and no word on whether the game will appear on any other consoles.
Meteor Lights Up East Coast
Yet another ancient space rock has decided to visit Earth, this time in a highly populated area. Hundreds of reports came in form cities all along the East Coast of the U.S as a meteor approximately 3 feet (0.9 meters), according to NASA, came blazing through the sky.
Although it may seem like we have had more meteor activity than usual, it’s actually quite common for meteors to hit the Earth. Meteors of this size hit the Earth about every 3 days but most of the time they occur in areas that are relatively unpopulated and sometimes they occur during hours at which most people aren’t out and about.
The reality is that we are under a constant bombardment from space debris, some of it man-made. Our atmosphere causes most of it to burn up well before it even gets close to the surface of Earth. It’s nice to get a show every once and a while, it always sparks up curiosity about what’s going on out there, which is something we should spend a lot more time researching.
How To Play a DVD in Windows 8
If you haven’t already noticed, you can’t play a DVD by default in Windows 8. Yep, sounds weird but it’s true. Fortunately, there’s a great application out there that gets the job done and then some.
VLC Media Player is the simple solution to this problem. If you haven’t used this great application yet then your missing out. It plays all kinds of formats, almost all of them, and best of all, it’s completely free! You can customize your player with skins, work with filtering effects, and it even has streaming support. This is a very robust little application and it’s worth downloading.
VLC Media Player is available for Windows, OS X, and Linux and you can get it at the official site, VideoLAN.org.
Warm Up with an 8-bit Fireplace
It may be a new year but it’s still winter (at least in the northern hemisphere) and that means we could all use a little warmth. Nothing makes you feel good like a nice warm fireplace, but not every one has one. For many years people who don’t have a fireplace have been enjoying videos of fireplaces instead to help spark up the mood of the season. These videos are nice, but I found a nice video that helps kick up the “geek factor” a bit. Yep, it’s an 8-bit version of the traditional fireplace video and it’s awesome!