Underwater Streetview

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See this stunning screenshot..

thats what google maps looks like right now!
click here to view that location

another bonus feature(first time i'm seeing it in maps anyway) is that you can enable 3D mode by right clicking on the image

and heres a quick video about Google Maps' new underwater panoramas
"Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world – including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world's most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps and in our Street View Gallery at: maps.google.com/ocean.

These images were collected by our partner,
The Catlin Seaview Survey"
-Google Maps

Installing Hawken Alpha

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Installing the Hawken Alpha now.. because of the NDA(Non Disclosure Agreement) this will probably be the only thing i will be allowed to post about it.

For those of you who don't know about it, heres my previous post on this visually stunning Mech FPS(First Person Shooter).

and heres some more recent footage from the game:

Interesting HTML5 game

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Heres an interesting little html5 puzzle game,
that worked both on my pc browser as well as on my android tab(acer iconia a500, dolphin browser). Its from an indie opensource Developer called Gethu Games

The game works with either a mouse or on touch screens..
theres plenty of thought that has gone in(compared to other html5 gmaes i've seen), for example the starfield shifting when you move your space craft.. is quite nice.. although i suspect it makes the game a bit sluggish on android systems.

The rest of the artwork is decent, though i wish there was more consistency in the ui on the home menu. The asteroids look great, and navigating past them is fun. The sounds are these cool retro atari type classics, quite refreshing.

The gameplay is simple, you just need to navigate the ship(click/touch and drag) from each glowing asteroid to the next without touching your trail. You have to be fast because you will be running out of gas.

my rating: ?????
So go ahead and give it a try!
You can play it
here