Archive for September, 2013


Warning: New Challenger Approaching

Princess Peach has been added to the Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS roster. Check out this article at IGN for more information. New Challenger Approaching

Peach in Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS

Here’s to using innocent, helpless Toad to fend off on-coming assaults!

PS4 Virtual Reality Headset

Heads up, Oculus Rift, you’ve got some competition. Rumor has it Sony’s working on a brand-new virtual reality headset to rival the Oculus Rift. The two headsets aim to make fully immersive, 3D gaming a reality.

Slick LED lighting makes this headset look incredible and exciting. Model is subject to change upon release  (Image by: game-insider.com)

Slick LED lighting makes this headset look incredible and exciting. Model is subject to change upon release.
(Image by: game-insider.com)

 

Here’s an article from IGN with more information. Click Here. What do you think about virtual reality immersion? Here’s to surpassing the abilities of Nintendo’s ’95 Virtual Boy and making open-world, 3D gaming no longer an idea of the future, but a worldwide presence.

Nerds still love books, right? As a triumphant return to Intellectual Badasses after a ten day absence, I’ve decide to list a few of my favorite pieces of literature. I’m purposely keeping this list pretty broad in order to cover all pieces of literature that I’ve, at one point, struggled to put down. Here we go:

1. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald’s first published novel was released in 1920. The plot focuses on Amory Blaine, a bold rambunctious Princeton University youth. TSoP explores the effects of greed and status on youth and love.

2. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin: This short story is well worth the 15-20min endeavor. Le Guin provides a dazzling, haunting spectacle of a city that maintains one of the darkest secrets in short story literature. The plot draws a stunning perpendicular existence between one sole sufferer who, by means of torture, warrants life and happiness for the citizens of the vivacious town of Omelas.

3. The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky: At a little over 100 pages, this Russian masterpiece highlights Catholicism and some of its massive contradictions, while providing a basis for both belief and disbelief.

4. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman: Published in July of 1855, Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was revised over the period of eight different publications. Whitman continued to perfect this work until his death in Mach of 1892.

5. Trimalchio by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The first, complete version of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Trimalchio contains several distinct characteristics from it’s future self (Gatsby) for instance, Nick Carraway’s narrative is altered, characterization is altered, and the iconic reveal of Jay Gatsby is magnificently adjusted. I brilliant read for any passionate Gatsby fanatic.

6. The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski: Bukowski writes from the perspective Henry Chinaski, his not-so-alter ego. The stories speak of Bukowski’s morbid discontentment with the world state and his own personal issues. In classic fashion, Bukowski manages to make weighty complaints extraordinarily poetic.

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