So I’ve got some experience, having played multiplayer online games since Halo 2 and talking to dozens of gamers everyday and working for the world’s largest game retailer. I preface with that because I want my rant here to have some credibility.
Tonight a game launched for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC called Titanfall. It’s an all Multiplayer based game as most games these days have some component of and like most large, hyped launches this one is plagued with server errors and connectivity issues. I checked out Twitter to see what people were saying on launch night and low and behold I see compulsory reactions to these bugs with people exploding at Respawn (the developer), Microsoft and even retailers. Now I realize that not everybody keeps up with each launch or has picked up a game for multiplayer but this is to be expected. Come on. Almost all big games have issues on launch. Stress testing a network can only go so far. Hopping on Twitter or Facebook to complain is really a bad trend and not constructive at all. This is all part of a disturbing trend in current culture of absolute instant gratification. Day in and day out I see kids with no concept of tact or simple courtesy and I think there’s a big correlation to the gratification and patience. Social media is only aiding our generation’s inability to provide these simple yet necessary components to social interaction. I know this got a bit preachy and maybe I’m digging too deep into some bad tweets but working in retail has really shown me how people handle their wants and what they’re entitled to. So if you have a chance, show down or tell somebody to get a grip and realize that we’re all people.
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
Go see the Lego Movie. It’s really special.
I turn 22 today. My fiancée has experienced first hand me recently coming to emotional grips with the loss of a parent over a decade ago. It seems like one would be ok after all that time but just like a physical wound left untreated, it has a hard time healing. Mom’s life ended sometime around this time 11 years ago today. I miss her and often wonder what she would think of the man I am today. I’d love for her to meet Grace and tell her we’re getting married. Here’s a piece of advice to you followers, if you have something to say to a parent, for better or worse, say it. Unsaid words and incomplete memories weigh heavy and are not easily forgotten. I love you mom.
A tomb from the Varna necropolis (Bulgaria), circa 4600 BC, with the world’s oldest gold jewellery yet discovered.
nice gold idiot. if you’re so rich how come you’re fucking dead
is that a gold dick hat
This guy has remarkable teeth for being 5000 years away from a real toothbrush.
Hey music side of tumblr, how to play louder on the trumpet?
I don’t know what level of playing you’re at, so I’m just saying some more basic things that should compass a bunch of ranges. Its also a bit long, whoops.
The first thing you’ll need to check is your air.
May I also suggest to check and see if your posture is helping or hurting your breathing! It’s hard for your lungs to inflate and your diaphragm to push all that air up and out if you’re any kind of bent over or slouching. It’s certainly not comfortable at first, I had horrible posture but it ended up making a night and day difference to my sound.