Tag Archives: Videos

Super-gran!

Its doing the rounds on the TV and the internets, its the ballsy grandma attacking a bunch of robbers in Northampton, UK.

Something tells me this is a bit fake. Seems too good to be true, a single elderly lady chasing off a horde of sledgehammer-equipped young men. However, if it is real, congrats to the gran for actually doing something! The other residents just standing around like nothing was happening… Good for her.

Network West Midlands 2011 Preview

One of my favourite pastimes is to have a nice ol’ drive on a train simulator. My personal favourite, OpenBVE, has come on leaps and bounds since I last wrote about it.

 

Taking advantage of these new improvements is the Network West Midlands route from the people at Trainsimcentral.co.uk. A fictional 25 kV route set in the Midlands, it features a multitude of electric units and diesel units with long stretches of super quick 125 mph sections running into several termini, all highly detailed.

 

For your viewing pleasure I have included some screenshots of its latest update that show how the route has come on 😀

 

Old Signal

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New Signal

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And some new screenshots from the 2011 preview release.

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[Screenshots from the 10.10 Maybank – Hobbs Cross 2008 Route diagram using the Class 323 from Trainsimcentral running OpenBVE 1.2.10.0]

 

New features include animated clocks, passing trains, moving traffic over bridges, a massive visual overhaul and support for new “random” features in OpenBVE allowing for sections of the route to be changed randomly to show maintenance workers and weather.

 

Here’s an video of me playing a version of the route from 2009 in OpenBVE:

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQsl59flDHY w=700 h=393]
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Its a great update and really shows off some of OpenBVE’s new features.

 

Download

To download the latest release you will need the very latest edition of OpenBVE 1.2.10.0 and you can download the route from their site at BVE4.net [At the time of writing their site seems to be down]

Gurren Lagann – Parallel Works 2

So some of you know I watch anime and a personal favourite of mine is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann [Gurren Lagann for short.] A brilliant anime of 27 episodes and 2 movies, well worth a watch.

 

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The animation studio behind Gurren Lagann, Gainax, have brought out a nice set of AMVs [Anime Music Videos] showcasing the characters set in parallel universes, hence the name. For your viewing pleasure I have included them below.

And so I won’t get sued, buy the DVDs etc etc.

Ore no XXX wa Uchū Hitotsu

“My XXX is the best in the Universe” [My Favourite]

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgXxaCVxSAU w=700 h=393]
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Kittan Zero

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt5NQfLR1CQ w=700 h=393]
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The Sense of Wonder

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EscVte0V-iY w=700 h=393]
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Big Building

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnjQ3DyipWQ w=700 h=393]
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Dai-Gurren, Goodbye

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j16GkZ-KOTI w=700 h=393]
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Kiyal’s Magical Time

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfZoDqX2wV0 w=700 h=393]
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Gunmen Symphonia

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXHVAgPP5us w=700 h=393]
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Now remember, its not just solely the animation you are watching for, its the mix of both animation and music. Episode 4 of the main series brings back terrible memories… if you’ve watched this series you’ll know what I’m feeling right now.

 

Also as a side note, I believe the director of the Ore no XXX wa Uchū Hitotsu video, also did the openings for some of the series, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei [Another favourite of mine. Maybe I enjoy the mild acid trips induced by his videos, who knows.]

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRHiue2sIM w=700 h=393]
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I think I’ve bombarded you with enough videos for now, ta-ra.