Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How You Can Die While Gaming

Many of us play games from time to time but not for that long. There is an exception for a few other people, they like to play almost the entire day, they are considered to be hardcore gamer. There is a downside to playing games for a long time, that downside is death.

While playing for an hour or two isn't bad for your health, you can't play for that long without a break. Some breaks in-between your gaming session is ideal to keep up your overall health. Your going to need to take a 5 minute break from not looking at the TV with some stretching and walking around. Not only will taking breaks helps you concentrate once you get back into the game it also helps some the irritation you get from looking at the screen for too long. If you don't take breaks then your in for a treat, you are at risk of getting a stroke or a heart attack.

You may be wondering how is it possible to get a heart attack while gaming. The reason is due to the way our bodies are made. If you sit down for a prolonged  long time, blood clots start to form on the lower half of your legs. The blood pressure isn't as strong as it would be as if you were standing up. Think of it as a water hose, bending the hose greatly decrease the water pressure, this is essentially what is happening in our blood when you sit down.

Once enough blood clots have formed on your legs, when you decide to finally stand up to move the clot will be released back into your bloodstream. When this clot gets stuck in one of your smaller arteries or heads to your heart, you can easily die. If the clot gets stuck in your smaller arteries it will stop the blood flow, if you don't go the the hospital and get that clot removed you will surely die. If the clot heads into your heart then you are surely to get a heart attack or a stroke.

The best remedies to prevent blood clots forming is to always move around and take breaks every once in a while like I stated earlier. Having a healthy diet also greatly reduces the chances of clots forming while improving your overall health. Try to move your feet while sitting to keep the circulation going by flexing or rotating your feet.

Hope you are now aware of this if you haven't before. Here's an example of how someone died from sitting too long because of gaming. (sorry can't embed the video)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Unlimited Detail Is Back With Graphics Tech That Blows Away Polygons Out Of The Water

Last year we saw a new company show up from no where showing the possibilities of video game graphics of the future. By getting rid of the polygons and using actual atoms to make up the graphics.

Well after 1 year of a no show, they have come back with a new identity Euclideon. I'm not sure if what they say/show is true or not, but this is just amazing how much they have progressed. I cant wait to see how much further this technology develops if its real.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Indie Sony Title: Sideway

Apart from the awesome AAA games we get to play, and a lot of those cookie cutter games. We will always have indie games, taking those risks and chances with something fresh and different.

Now we have Sideway, a new indie title with cooperation with Sony. Its simple yet unique I'll let the video do the talking for me so you can see what I mean.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Awesome New BF3 Alpha Footage

News has been a bit slow, but these new BF3 videos that have surfaced are amazing, enjoy.

PS the fly-by missile sound at 0:43 is amazing.

So far I can tell DICE went all out with the recording of real world guns and missiles and the feel of combat. I personally can not wait for this game.

Also if the video's have been taken down I am sorry, these videos shouldn't even be up :) so enjoy them while they are.

Monday, July 18, 2011

MSI Introduces The Worlds First Next Gen Motherboard PCI-E 3.0

Its finally here folks, the long awaited PCI-E 3.0 motherboard from MSI.

The MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) is using Intel's latest motherboard design sporting two PCI-E 3.0 slots, (one x16 the other x8) three PCI-E 2.0 slots, two USB 3.0 slots and four DIMM slots. (supporting 1066 up to 2133OC) Also this motherboard includes a graphical user interface for Windows and UEFI BIOS.

There is still no word on pricing and release date, but from all this info I can tell you this, this is going to be the motherboard to get. For more info, check out MSI's website below.

MSI's Z68A-GD80 (G3)

Friday, July 15, 2011

New HDD Arrived And Installed

Finally after waiting for so long for this bad boy to ship to me, it has finally arrived. For those that dont remember why I haven't been active on my blog is that my old hard drive failed and so I had to get a new one.

Well after over a week of waiting, my new Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB HDD is here, wooo try saying that 5 times. I upgraded from a 320GB to this monster of a 2TB, for only $80 such a great price. Also it feels great that i had to do a fresh install of windows, my computer seems to be much faster. Alas though I did lose a lot of data when my other drive failed on me.

My blog will continue starting this Monday, as I will be busy on the weekend, and for the non believers (I dont know why there would even be any) heres a screen cap of my HDD.

1.81TB...close enough

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blog Will Continue Once My 2TB HDD Arrives

I'm posting from my android phone right now, its a lot harder typing since you can easily make a mistake while typing. Thats not even including the hassle with the zooming in and out and the occasional lag input. At least the auto correct comes in handy :-)

I bought a 2TB Western Digital Caviar hard drive for 79.99 on Amazon, seems like the best bang for the buck so why not. Once I save up enough money I will buy two more HDD's so I can have a RAID 0 + 1 drive. I never have done a raid set up but I will research on how to do it.

My HDD should be here by Monday or Tuesday till then, be safe guys.