Tuesday, January 31, 2012

World Record Get! 1000-man FPS catches Guiness' attention

And now for something MuchDifferent...

Last Sunday, the Swedish non-profit tech firm MuchDifferent garnered worldwide interest when it hosted the first browser-based 1000-man FPS match.

Their title, "Man vs. Machine" will now be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as having the largest team-based online deathmatch in history. 

MAG who?

Do you hear that? It's the tinny groaning of servers the world over when I type, "1000-man FPS." Read more to see video of this epic showdown.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

'A very small man can cast a very large shadow'

Winter has yet to come - at least in the usual Johnstown fashion.

Just reminds me that we've got just a couple short months before the second book in George R.R. Martin's fantasy-epic-to-end-all-fantasy-epics, "A Song of Ice and Fire," is given the HBO series treatment.

I've been bewitched by the perpetual HBO hype-machine today, gorging myself on Game of Thrones Season 2 teaser footage. Read on and YOU CAN TOO, spoiler-free!

(But srsly, if you do fantasy and haven't read the first book or even watched the first season yet... I mean... I - I really don't know what to say to you.)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fan-sourced Star Wars is endearing, eerily accurate


Some may remember when StarWarsUncut.com first made the scene in 2009 and started asking fans to cobble together 15-second clips of the iconic franchise, however they liked.

Almost three years later, we're beginning to see some ROI. Hit the jump to watch and marvel.

Heroes in a pixellated half-shell


Saturday, January 21, 2012

OMNIpixel is live!

This is an exciting new venture for The Tribune-Democrat - a court for geeks, technophiles and web addicts, but with a local bent. 

We hope to make TribDem.com/OMNIpixel your chief bookmark for the latest in Internet trends, shiny new tech, "must-have" gadgetry and, of course, the vidya, by shirking the dry, colorless voice of traditional print media.

Anything goes here. (Editor's note: No. No, not really. Almost anything.) 

In the court of OMNIpixel, the voice of the Internet is king. Or Jarl. And YOU are all my Thanes. It's mostly an honorary title, but at least you're not part of the common rabble.

We at OMNIpixel want to know what's trending in your digital life - whether it's the latest Android device, the next Call of the Battlefield: Modern Derpfare 5 or your new favorite meme.

Tell all the cool kids about us and don't forget to Ctrl+D, son.

Want to help contribute to OMNIpixel? We need your free content help to fill this blog! 

E-mail the OMNIpixel Chieftain at: jdennis@tribdem.com
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Send us ALL THE THINGS! that you would like to see featured on OMNIpixel...