Do you pride yourself on the perfect beer pour?
If so, Frosty Beer may be the free iPhone and iPad game for you. Released earlier this month, the Vancouver-made game is all about that.
No really, that's all it's about. You fill mugs of beer by tapping on your touchscreen, and if they're not perfect—game over and start again.
With its retro, eight-bit graphics and high difficulty level, Frosty Beer is, as the developers say, maddening to play. In a couple minutes of trying, I wasn't able to pour two in a row.
We know birds do it, bee do it, and apparently even educated fleas do it; I’m wondering if ladybugs can also do it—if they can see or sense electricity or rather, electromagnetic radiation.
I only ask because for over an hour I’ve had a ladybug wandering over the expanse of my laptop—in a seemingly discernible pattern.
Just this moment it appears to be napping on the screen frame beside the blue Dashboard icon on WordPress’s “Add New Post” screen.
First I noticed it though, the little ladybug was running back and forth along the insulated wire of the AC adapter.
This ladybug really got a charge out of my laptop
Eventually it made a beeline ladybug-line for my cellular Wi-Fi stick and patrolled the topmost part of the stick for a good while.
A local digital marketer has reported spotting a drone spying on condo dwellers in the so-called Crosstown area of downtown Vancouver.
He also posted these tweets:
There was just a neon drone, only a couple of feet away from my patio, camera pointed right at me. The future is creepy.
TransLink is demanding that the maker of an online game that depicts a SkyTrain killing spree take it offline.
If Alexi Wildman of Wildman Industries does not comply, the regional transportation authority says he could face legal action over Main Street Massacre.
“While we cannot control the subject matter that individuals choose to use in the making of video games, we do have legal rights with respect to our intellectual property,” said TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis in a news release.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams was a big fan of The Legend of Zelda games.
He even named his daughter Zelda after the princess in the games. The pair filmed commercials for Zelda games too.
The petition states:
If you've travelled since the dawn of the wireless Internet age, you've probably noticed the quality of (free and paid) Wi-Fi service varies from hotel to hotel.
In a successful bid to get media outlets to write about it, Hotelwifitest.com has ranked the hotel chains and cities that have been tested the most by the percentage of hotels with bad Wi-Fi.
Top 20 most tested hotel chains
(Ranked by percentage of hotels with poor Wi-Fi)
1. Radisson Blu (17)
2. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (34)
3. Quality Inn (35)
4. Best Western (35)
5. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (36)
6. Marriott Hotels & Resorts (40)
7. Mercure Hotels (42)
8. Crowne Plaza (45)
TransLink has sent media outlets an email asking us to stop "promoting a video that appears to advocate violent behaviour against SkyTrain employees and passengers".
The regional transportation authority distributed this message after the release of an online game (not a video) called Main Street Massacre, which lets players go on a killing spree in a SkyTrain station in Vancouver.
“Playing clips from this video over and over again, and informing the public of where they can view the video, is irresponsible and does not serve the public interest,” said Ian Jarvis, CEO of TransLink, in a statement.
Jumping on the train or bus and need bitcoins to spend at your destination? Soon you'll be able to buy some at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver.
Canadian Bitcoin exchange CaVirtex plans to install a Bitcoin ATM at the Gateway Newstands store in the train station. The machine, built by Ottawa-based BitAccess, will allow users to buy or sell up to $3,000 in Bitcoin.
Sure, rush hour on the SkyTrain is almost unbearable. But it's not so bad that anyone should feel the need to gun down their fellow transit riders.
Enter Main Street Massacre, which turns this unthinkable scenario into a video-game experience. Your character is a construction worker pissed off after a "horrible, crappy day at work" and now dealing with the "fucked up" SkyTrain.
First he pulls out a hammer, then a crowbar, then a power drill, and finally a gun. That's where you come in.
Watched by TransLink staff via surveillance cameras, your mission is to kill every last person on the Main Street-Science World Station platform. Many of them are waving smartphones, so they deserve it, right?