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Seeking Help – Need your votes!

Attention JWAB nation! I would ask if you all  can just vote for these two talented people.  It is but a small favour for a friend. It’s a simple email entry, and I think it’s 1 vote per 24 hours. Oh, and don’t forget to validate the email so that the vote counts.   This is much appreciated. Thank you!

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It’s A Weekend Thing – “Labour-ious” Weekend Events in the T-Dot!

Credit: Intersection/Yonge Dundas Square

Credit: Intersection/Yonge Dundas Square

It goes without saying that the Labour Day weekend is, unofficially, the last days of summer.  Without further ado, here’s my list of things happening around town.  Items 2, 3 and 4 you need to have tickets (although read up on #4 – there are ways to see it for “free”), but otherwise these events are free.  Have a great weekend! (more…)

It’s A Weekend Thing… OMG! SO MANY EVENTS!!

Photo credit: PCCC, Warren John, Taste of Manila.

Photo credit: PCCC, Warren John, Taste of Manila.

There are tons of events happening this weekend, I don’t know where to go to yet!  Here’s my quick list (and brief synopsis of the event) that I can share.

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Alvin’s Film Follies (Part IX – Penny Tries Velvia and A Digital Fisheye?)

Over the past couple of weeks, I was camping and was also waiting for my first roll of slide film (Fujifilm Velvia 50) to come back from the folks at DC. Due to my ignorance, I didn’t know that it would take two weeks for the film to get processed.  “Oh well,” I said to myself,  “What to do in the meantime?”

Fujifilm's Legendary Fujichrome Velvia 50 Slide Film

Fujifilm’s Legendary Fujichrome Velvia 50 Slide Film

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Impressions [UPDATE]

Just a quick update on my progress on the Definitive Edition of  Tomb Raider.  Even though I had beaten the PS3 version (100% on the single player campaign), I still find myself enjoying Lara’s rebooted adventure.  It’s actually a bit fun now, as I’m just really toying with the NPC’s, even with Lara’s low skill level at this point in the game.  Anyway, I find the graphics to be great, and it does add another layer of challenge to the game.  Early on in the game, with the weather ravaging and slowing Lara’s progress, with blinding lightning, and rain drops filling the screen, it makes for an added element of hardship, and it makes you feel like you are there.

I mentioned before the jungle seems more livelier on this version as opposed to the PS3 or even the PC version on ultimate.  Lara’s clothes also seemed more detailed.  These are just initial findings though.  I need to catch up on the PC version to see more and do a better comparison graphically.  The few little things that they added to the PS4 version is a nice touch, like using the Dual Shock 4’s speakers for foot steps, gun fire, and other arbitrary sound effects.  It’s not much, but it somehow add’s a lot.  I notice the sound effects sound a bit better.  Once I get my capture rig going again, I’ll post more video’s of all 3 versions.  For now I leave you with some screen shots done via the PS4’s share button.  I did adjust them slightly for clarity.

 

Lighting effects are great

Lighting effects are great

Facial detail is absolutely stunning

Facial detail is absolutely stunning

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Nice textures on her hand wrap

Nice textures on her hand wrap

She really needs a day in the spa

She really needs a day in the spa

Earworm: “Changing of the Seasons” by Two Door Cinema Club

In honor of the release of their new EP, I’m going to give you all a heads up on the first song to be released off their upcoming album. This song has been out for a few months now, but damn, it’s still good, and the two (or three, depending on your region) songs that released on the EP titled after the first single aren’t slacking either.

The titular track is the bee’s knees. Yeah. It’s that good to me that I had to use some retro lingo to describe how much I fucking liked it.

Have a listen to this track.

Oh, and enjoy the video, I did. It makes zero sense. I love it when things make no sense.