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A 30 minute Presentation on January 13, 2011 – “The whole thang in paper”

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Whenever I write presentations, I always never look at the clock and care, so I decided to post this because This essay gave me a strong example that prepared me for my Biology project which I produced 135 slides which was 2o minutes worth. I guess I got to cut off a lot of minutes on the next one lol!

Do you play Video games? In this world two consoles battle for gaming supremacy mainly the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. In the next few minutes I will talk about the Pros and Cons about and tell which console is the best for you.

First off is designed. Both consoles are bringing their slim and slick stream designs. The Xbox 360 is slicker, slimmer, and improved in every way over the original Xbox 360. I like the glossy piano black finish and new and edgy style but you still have that sizable Ac adaptor. While the Ps3 slim is the slicker of the two and is more travel friendly but its matte plastic   finish takes away some of the “sexy” and its resembles a  George Forman grill and it feels more generic compared to the new Xbox slim. Sometimes, makeovers can really make a difference on which console you want to buy.

Second, is all about Features. The Standard Xbox 360 Slim holds a larger 250 GB hard drive and finally brings built in Wi-fi. You will get HDMI and Wireless controls but its Proprietary hard drive makes it a head-scratcher. No the main difference of this two consoles is blu-ray. The Ps3 slim had been rated one of CNET’s blu-ray players and it’s now a real advantage. Plus you have a user-replaceable hard drive. Its 160 Gb (standard Ps3) hard drive gives you a little less storage, it has built-in Wi-fi, HDMI, and has Bluetooth capability allows you to connect many third party accessories including almost any Bluetooth headset. Plus, the system is already 3D ready for movies and games through software updates.

Third, is Online Services . Microsoft’s Xbox Live is the Gold standard of online gaming. It’s going to cost you $50 dollars per/year but, its ease of use, the size of the community, and access to integrated service like Netflix, Last Fm, Facebook, Twitter, and more makes it a total package. Sony’s Playstation Network is absolutely free and you really have to give them credit for that but its not as nearly as developed, inviting friends to game is not very elegant. Playstation Plus is just a service for additional gaming content, but it has yet to add any online features that enhance the PSN.

Fourth, is Media Playback. The Xbox 360 can play mp3, it has an extensive media support for videos and you get access to twitter, and Facebook via Xbox Live. But, you can’t surf the web because it does not have a web browser. The most annoying feature in Xbox 360’s media playback is that its only capable of processing DVD-Format Dics in regards to games and videos. While the PS3 has mp3, an extensive media support, you can record videos via playstation eye, chat up to six people simultaneously via playstation eye, access the web with its own internet browser, and  ”Illegally” download video content online. And it has Blu-ray. What’s the difference between Blu-ray and dvd, simple. Blu-ray can carry more storage than Dvd. This is really cripples the Xbox 360 because the Ps3 has established the standard of High- Definition gaming.

Fifth is Multiplatform games.

Note:  Demo game is Gta 4 for both consoles

Sixth is all about Exclusives. Both consoles are packed with franchised titles which each side wishes they could have. The Xbox 360 can brag the bloody battlefields of Gears of War, The unlimited adventure that is Fable, and the world of Halo and master chief but its lost some of its momentum. The arguably boast a stronger and a more diverse exclusive library with their modern day Indiana Jones Uncharted Series, God of war’s epic story and scale, Little big planet’s creative community, Heavy Rain’s unique control system and so many more. When it comes to Downloadable games the Xbox Live Arcade has a much deeper and diverse library games from the past and it continuously release awesome exclusives like limbo. The Playstation Network isn’t on the same level with its downloadable game library but it can still hold its own. There are standouts like Fat princess and Flower but there just aren’t enough of them. You can play most of your old Xbox titles on the Xbox slim but, the backwards compatibility of the PS3 slim is nonexistent.

Note: Halo for Xbox 360 and Heavy Rain for the Ps3

Seventh is the Failures Number 3 failure of the ps3

Ps3                                                                Xbox 360

Online Communication                                                 Online Gaming Not Free

Game Installs                                                              Limitation of Dvd-Format

No Custom Music Tracks                                                 Red Ring of Death/Red Eye

Eight is all about Value. We love the fact that the Slim 360 stayed at the same price point, but it’s also the same price as the PS3, which offers a Blu-ray player. This additional feature is what it all comes down to, and the 360 doesn’t offer it. Plus, Xbox Live still costs $50 per year, and there are more accessories to buy for a 360 than a PS3.

After this dead-heated battle of impartial comparisons between two consoles, I just want to say that I love gaming. Whether you are with the Ps3 Fanboys or Xbox 360 Fanboys, it really does not matter because we are all gamers. I personally recommend getting both systems. Superior Online services for the Xbox 360 and Superior Media Performance of the PS3. But, after all this recommendations, there can be one console that is more superior and that is the Playstation 3. For the past year the PS3 has proven to it potential and the graphics have finally started to live up with the expectations like uncharted 2 and God of war 3. Ps3 the Ps3 also help Blu-ray disk as the sole High-definition disk media. Neither systems are perfect so, if you really plan on getting a console, get the one where your friends are at because you can’t really go wrong with any of them.

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A Hybrid Essay – Reflective Essay

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Hey guys! I wrote this a long time ago and It’s not a very good essay and I was juts wondering if someone around the World wide web can proofread this essay for me. I’m not actually looking for marks ’cause it’s too late but, I need right now is feedback on how well am I doing in learning the English Language Arts.

 

As a Math Student in the Philippines, I have learned to appreciate the simple, yet

 intoxicating moment when my mind engages mathematical problems. As John Louis

Von Neumann says: “If people do not realize that mathematics is simple, it is only

 because they do not realize how complicated life is.” In my late years a high school

student in the Philippines, I wanted to know the “true” purpose of Mathematical

problems, however, I have now realized that this would void the whole mystery of

Mathematics.

      I have always been a thinker, but throughout the course of the year, I have greatly

sharpened my skills in analyzing critically, Instead of focusing on the length and

difficulty of the math problems. I have learned to continuously ask “why” on many levels.

I challenge myself to dig deeply when studying for a math test as deeply as possible to

decipher the meanings of the problems. Also, by reading my multiple math books by the

same author, I have learned to indentify the different mathematical standards and make

connections and combine the elements together. When I look at one of my freshman

level test papers in math and see those low scores, I have realized that I did not actively

studied the book. I guess you could say that I have learned to study thoroughly, which

drastically taken my math skills to a new level because I am able to connect to my math

basics and manipulate them as if they were an extension of my hands.

     Mathematics had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to take

that initial step past my freshman high school years. Solving and calculating for answers

that constricted my ideas for so long. Moving part these procedures, however, has

greatly opened my mind. My thoughts are now able to process more complex

mathematical problems because I have learned to sustain my mathematical basics and

apply them to the problems in an organized manner. My mathematical skills has

become more concise and I no longer need to spend too much on problems.

Another improvement is my ability to identify the formulas in word problems in short

periods of time, instead of reading the whole problem ten times to decipher the

formulas. Furthermore, leaving how to solve basic math in short periods of time has

significantly widened my time frame of studying, which gave me more time to through

each problem again to correct minor mistakes. My mathematical ability is so much more

satisfying as it used to be.

     It is difficult to point out gaps in my knowledge as math student, only because I feel

like Learned so much. I feel that I have largely broadened my mathematical abilities, but

I need to be prepared to learn math on a Canadian high school which requires more

mathematical skills. I think it would be useful to go back to my basics and study the new

topics thoroughly by going back to my basics and reassessing my math skills. I will have

sturdy foundation in studying and learning math on Canadian Standards.

Assassin’s Greed: The Revelations – “My GameStop Issue”

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5 Days ago, The Latest instalment for Assassin’s Creed has Arrive. Assassin’s Creed Revelations! Unfortunately, Most Critics claimed the game “too repetitive” and some additional treats like the “Den Defense” doesn’t help either.

This is what they said according to Wikipedia:

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 82.04% (PS3)
80.91% (X360)
Metacritic 81/100 (PS3)
80/100 (X360)
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+
Edge 7/10
Eurogamer 7/10
Game Informer 8.75/10
GamePro 7/10
GameSpot 8.0/10
GamesRadar 8/10
GameTrailers 8.8/10
IGN 8.5/10
Official PlayStation Magazine(UK) 9/10
Official Xbox Magazine 8.5/10
VideoGamer.com 7/10
Destructoid 7.5/10
Joystiq 4/5 stars

Assasssin’s Creed: Revelations has received generally favorable reviews, with a score of 81% and 80% on Metacritic for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively.Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced during an earnings call on November 8, 2011, that pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations were “significantly higher” than figures for Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, yet the firm is still expecting a “double digit decline” in sales for Revelations compared to the other title.

IGN gave the game a rating of 8.5 out of 10, stating “This is the best Assassin’s Creed yet, even if that victory is claimed by an inch and not a mile. If you’ve been following the lives of Altair and Ezio this long, you owe it to yourself to see their last adventure.” 1UP gave the game a rating of B+, stating “While Revelationslacks that one supreme improvement or standout mechanic that defined AC2 and Brotherhood each, it’s still a damn fine sendoff for Altair and Ezio.”

Edge gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, saying that “unlike the elegant lead, who’s grey-haired but unbowed by the end of the adventure, Assassin’s Creed has been quietly compromised by age.” Eurogamer also gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, writing “where Brotherhood enhanced the thrill of being Ezio Auditore,Revelations distracts from it. Ezio may look old, but it’s the series itself that really shows its age.”

VideoGamer gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, stating “So, for the first time, a new Assassin’s Creed game is worse than its predecessor, the first time the short development period has had a noticeable impact on the game’s quality. It’s a game of nearlies and might-have-beens: summed up by the hookblade, a supposedly key new feature which in practice merely extends Ezio’s reach slightly, and allows him to glide down the occasional zipline.” GamePro also gave the game a rating of 7 out of 10, saying that “at its core, this is the Assassin’s Creed we’ve grown to love in recent years, and it still serves as a pretty good time sink — plus, it’s a necessary bridge to next year’s already-announced follow-up. But obligation shouldn’t be the primary reason to play something, and sadly, that’s too often the case in this humdrum campaign.”

Game Informer gave the game a rating of 8.8 out of 10, writing “a number of new features have been attempted to make Revelations feel new and different from its predecessors. In that quest for broader variety and a unique identity from the earlier games, Revelations makes some missteps that are hard to ignore. However, the game offers more of what has been great about the franchise, and that should be enough to bring most fans to the table, even if it a poor starting point for new players.”GameTrailers also gave the game a rating of 8.8 out of 10, writing that “the engine is a bit long in the tooth and some of the content isn’t entirely worth exploring, but if you’re looking for an unforgettable top shelf action/adventure, heed the creed.”

Official Xbox Magazine gave the game a rating of 8.5 out of 10, stating “What’s available here remains as ridiculously appealing as ever. It’s still a thrill unique to the series to be perched six stories high, looking out across miles of meticulously rendered game world – even if that dazzling, danger-filled world has grown overly familiar, having traded what was once revolution for iterative evolution.” PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) gave the game a rating of 9 out of 10, stating “As a conclusion for Ezio’s chapter, Revelations proves an utterly brilliant swansong.”

If you’re a fan of the game, You will probably love this game. If not, don’t even bother buying it.

But enough of that. I just gave you some hints and winks on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Time for the real Fish!

I wrote this email 4 days ago. 1 day after the release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and 1 day after the Game Stop employees told me that they “ran out” of the Ultimate Edition of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations which was reserved to me.

To whom it may concern,
I moved my pre-order from the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Signature Edition to the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Ultimate Edition for 79.99 at the northgate mall in Regina on October 19 1:50 pm to an employee namely Travis almost 13 hours after Arkham City’s midnight launch and when the employees of GameStop at Rochdale Regina found out of the Assassins Creed Revelations Ultimate Edition on their system. November 15, 2011, the day that Assassin’s Creed Revelations was released, I went to Northgate mall to pick it up but, They told me that they ”ran out” of the Ultimate edition and there was an ”error” that was made by the employee who moved it in the first place. They offered me the regular edition but I refused to accept because I have been waiting for this game a long time. They told me to move the money to some other game and I had no choice but to move it because they said no when I wanted to move the money to an Eb games card. I would would like to request a solution to this problem.

To double check, I called the Gamestop hotline and explained the situation to them. They told me that the District Manager will call me in a matter of 1-3 Business Days to rectify the situation. Its’ already been 3 days and not phone calls nor texts. I am starting to put my doubts on this Fiasco that has been deliberately wasting my time. I don’t want to be unfair but an error is not an excuse that will suffice this problem. 12:07 am Novermber 20, 2011. I humbly wait for this problem to be solve. Well 80 bucks and its very hard to get refunds especially if you traded games to them.  I actually doubt that I would even get my Ultimate Edition and start playing and catching with the Professional League. Oh well. However, These employees can be greedy sometimes and deny your claims and lie in front of your faces. is it a problem? maybe…

Tech Task# 7 – Educational Gaming

“Find and play an educational game. Write a short review on it. Consider Sylvia’s perspectives and your own as your write.”

Well I’m gamer and I love Math as well so I choose a very interesting game that suits my skills and gives me a challenges at the same time.

This game is called Baloon Invaders, a game that challenges your mathematical ability and at the same time challenges your finger dexterity.

In this game you play a person whose mission is to save the world from balloons with numbers on it? too serious? yeah that’s not it lol.

This game’s main purpose is to train you on memorizing either multiplication or division. But wait, there is a catch. this is where the core gameplay pops in.

you are given a a multiplication or a division question and you need to pop the balloon that corresponds to the question. pretty easy right? Here’s a bigger catch.

The balloons move sideways until they fall to you, so if you pop the wrong balloon, you lose a chance to get the question that the balloon has. furthermore hit 2 balloons and the game ends.

This game not only challenges your mathematical ability but you finger dexterity as well. This game actually reminds me of Galaga

This game is good practising multiplication and division but noticed that there technical issues and bugs that I noticed while playing it. However, this game can  also prove to be very useful when you’re training to think faster and give your fingers more dexterity for writing on your pc.

I am giving it an 9/10 because this game its not for the likes of everyone but if you want you’re a math person like me or just want something different for change, then this game is definitely for you.

Thoughts on the Learning Project

At first, I was a little sceptical about this “Learning Project”, but this could be a very good learning experience. I was given approval by Dean Shareski himself to learn to play a video game that I am not good at. I chose Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood due to my sudden intrigue of its setting, Italia or Italy in English, the birth place of the Renaissance, and home of the of the most wonderful edifices such as the Roman Colosseum, not to mention Pizza lol. Just kidding.  This is the Catalyst where I am going to post my progress as I “Unravel” the mysteries and secrets of this video game.

Learning Project Linker #0: Overview – Hours Spent: 0hrs

Overview

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

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Ah yes! my learning project. a game we call Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. But not just yet! lol we need to see the review first to see if the game is worth playing.

What you need to know about the game:

Setting is in Rome, Italy. The “Boot” country and the home of pizza.

There are two Modes:  Story Mode and Multiplayer.

Story Mode starts where Assassin’s Creed 2 left. It is solely single player, so no jumping to another player’s story mode and killing the crap out of them. Thanks a lot Demon’s Souls.

Multiplayer is a mode where you play as the enemy and training as a modern day via Animus, where you “fill in” the shoes of your chosen player where you are given an assassination contract and pursue your enemy while at the same time being pursued by others. It’s a massacre alright

here is a video review of Ign to get us all started, IGN:. Now that it is out of the picture, here is the collect reception of the game from wikipedia.org:

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has been very well-received by critics. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Xbox 360 version 90.59% and 89/100, the PlayStation 3 version 90.06% and 90/100 and the PC version 88.40% and 88/100. It won best Action Adventure game in the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2010The game has also been nominated for 7 British Academy Video Games Awards in 2011, including Best Game. It won an award in the Action category, losing to Mass Effect 2 in the category for Best Game.

The multiplayer was heralded by many at E3 2010, where it was showcased for the first time. GameTrailers lauded it as the Best Multiplayer Game of the show.The multiplayer portion of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood was generally well-received by critics. Game Informer gave the Brotherhood a 9.25/10, commenting that the ability to raise a group of followers was a significant enhancement to the previous title’s gameplay, and praising the new multiplayer mode as something never before seen. The magazine’s review also gave very high marks to the graphics, sound effects and voice acting.

Eurogamer praised everything about Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, giving it a 10/10, and particularly noted the maturity of the story: “One mission sees Ezio disrupting an assassination attempt in the ruins of the Roman Colosseum during a play about the death of Jesus Christ. It demands a developer of poise and compassion to wield such thorny concepts deftly, and it’s a measure of Ubisoft Montreal’s maturity that it is more than equal to the challenge…Brotherhood builds an intriguing mystery around compelling characters, surrounds them with collectibles and secrets, and encourages play – and nothing feels out of place.”

Reviews for the delayed PC version questioned the reason behind the delayed release date as the game was virtually unchanged from the console version albeit with better graphical enhancements and minor bonus content. However most praised Ubisoft‘s move to remove the DRM that marred the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II as well as include all DLC free of charge.

This is what my Desktop looks like

Blog Experiment #1 Results! = It Works!

Yes! I finally have done pimping  site and even uploaded our Choir Camp’s Album. I did not enable downloading because I do not own the music. I was a part of it but I really do not own it. Enjoy!

Poetry Time #2



Here is another poem that I made for my Teacher, adviser, and a big sister,

Ms. Dennehy

A woman of music and integrity
The best Choral Director-Full of Authority
Transcendent, Gentle, and Smart
Traits that can never be bought at Walmart

She wears glasses, contacts, and has majestic eyes
Whenever I am in her class, my voice says Hi to the skies
Her voice is like pure Sunshine
warm, sweet, and vibrant-God's Design

Her Philosophy is a university
A community, working together-Full of diversity
With her, the Choir is Alive!
Tenors-Bright, Altos-Dark, Sopranos-High, Basses-Thrive

But who is she outside the class?; the inner
A loving daughter and A Legitimate Singer
She enjoys singing, dancing, and acting
A triple threat, like a powerful bullet-piercing 

She loves to cook; chopping here, whacking that
Humming and waiting on the oven's spat.
This is Ms. Dennehy: a Little Angel! That's a fact!: half rest
"Live, Love, Laugh!" I only want to say, She's the Best!                                                 -Edgar Allan Not Poe
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