Whats Worse Than Aliens and Predators? Welcome The Judge

When the two iconic worlds of Aliens and Predators first joined up in the Alien Vs Predator movies, people were worried about how two complete series could keep to their roots. Sufficed to say the series worked and fans were overjoyed as mankind ran in fear from two of the greatest hunters in the universe. How else could mankind fight back then with their own hunters, a judge by the name of Judge Dredd!

Revealed as part of their Comic-Con panel, writer John Layman and artist Chris Mooneyham will bring their worlds together in Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens. With the famous Judge and his partner Anderson hunting down a rogue scientist you can expect the law to be ready, that is until the scientist starts looking to create his own breed of xenomorphs, an action that will gather the attention of a Predator, looking to hunt both Judge and Xenomorph alike.

When asked why he believed the Xenomorph and Predators work so well together in mash-up stories, Layman replied saying that:

“They are modern monsters, kinda the 21st Century equivalent of story of vampires and werewolves. They are vehicles to tell different types of stories, and I don’t think the story possibilities will ever be exhausted, any more than stories of vampires are. There’s always a fresh take to be found. In the case of this story, I’m just shooting for crazy fun and adrenaline-fuelled escapism madness.”

With the first of four issues coming on July 27th, we’ve got a while to wait to see how this fight ends.

Witcher 3 Patch 1.07 Coming to All Platforms

CD Projekt Red have been a shining beacon of hope to the gaming community, a prime example of how great a developer can be. The Witcher 3 is a great game, but the developers have worked tirelessly since its release to make it even better; their soon to be released Patch 1.07 is a prime example of this.

The updates below are nothing major in their own right, but together they change a lot about the game. Little bothersome issues that soon add up to a much more enjoyable experience, such as crafting, storage, that daft horse ‘Roach’ and more!

  • A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
  • A player stash for storing items, available in various locations throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player’s map.
  • Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
  • Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
  • Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
  • Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be “pinned”, meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
  • Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
  • A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
  • Various improvements to horse behavior.

CD Projekt Red will no be publishing a free DLC this week either, as they turn their attention to getting this patch right.

“Since it’s been all hands on deck working to finish and release this patch on time, we won’t be publishing a free DLC this week (don’t worry – free content comes back next week). We hope you understand our decision. We’ve gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible. The full change list for the patch 1.07 will be coming later this week. Stay tuned for info about the release of the update itself.”

Thanks CD Projekt Red, keep up the great work!

Bitcoin Wallets Being Hidden All Over San Francisco

Last May someone began hiding envelopes of cash all over San Francisco, starting an internet sensation as people tried their hardest to find the locations. Now it seems the concept has gone digital as someone is now leaving Bitcoin wallets around the city, starting the whole internet craze all over again, in what is being called @SFHiddenBitcoin.

The wallets are aluminium cards with Bitcoin addresses and a private key on them. These can then be imported into the wallet of the person who finds the card, with a value of around $20 each. Of course without all cards being found yet, there is no way of knowing if there are larger values still hidden around the city.

As with the cash version, clues for the Bitcoin locations are being left on the Twitter account, once a wallet is found it gets announced on Twitter and people then wait for the next clue. However, some creative type decided it would be funny to hide one at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house, so who knows what other random places these cards could turn up at.

If you’re in the San Francisco area and want to kill a few hours this weekend, follow the Twitter page and join the hunt here.

Thank you BI for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of BI.

GeoCaching The New Hunt

Have you heard of GeoCaching? I had never heard about it, until a couple of days ago. It is kind of like a treasure hunt for the outdoors that require us to use different technologies that many of us carry with us every day. Our cell phones, though there is other cool equipment that we could use to aid us in our hunts.

GeoCaching is an interesting game that can be really simple or just the opposite, extremely difficult. Typically a GeoCache is a small waterproof container that has a logbook where other GeoCachers write their name and the date they found the cache. Some caches contain objects in the container, which the finder is able to trade for something of equal value. Once the person is done signing and trading, they replace the container where they found it, and move onto the next cache.

A cache could be as small as a bag containing a single piece of paper for a log, or larger such as an ammunition box, which could contain trinkets (generally of low value).

Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun of GeoCaching, which can be a ton of fun. If you decide to try it out, be aware of your surroundings. Be courteous of those who setup the cache, this is intended to be a fun game for all to play.

Things you might want to bring with you, a pencil or pen to sign the log, small trinkets for trade, a gps device (such as a cell phone), a good pair of shoes, a walking stick, yourself. The more difficult the cache the more tools you might want to bring with you, such as a rope, working gloves, etc.

To read more on GeoCaching check out www.geocaching.com