Minecraft has taken over the world of gaming, with gamers breaking bricks with each other in a massive way. Here's how it all happened. This is Monday Night Web Movie.
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Users on slow internet often encounter a more raw side of Google Maps. Instead of a fluid experience, they see pieces of their geographical puzzle load into place haphazardly. They encounter map tiles. The stills that pull away from the moving scene in Plain Sight are sort of like map tiles in a three dimensional world. From a certain vantage point they don't affect the continuity of the world at all, but with enough of a perspective shift things start to irreparably change. London-based filmmaker Theo Tagholm writes in the description that "the photograph skims across the skin of reality." But it's more of a jarring motion than a light skimming when you first notice the effect and realise that things aren't what they seem.
One thing that sort of irks me is when people mistake DEFCON 5 as worse and crazier and insane and severe than DEFCON 1. I know more always sounds better but it's not. That has nothing to do with the world's largest hacking conference, DEFCON, but I just wanted to put it out there. DEFCON: The Documentary shows what goes on behind the world's largest hacking conference.
From New Year's Eve 2012 to New Year's Day 2013, Facebook users uploaded 1.1 billion photos, which is something absurd like two photos per active user. But don't think that people haven't always been people. Even before smartphones and digital cameras, consumers were out there taking a lot of stupid photos just for fun. And given how relatively resource intensive it was for people to own cameras, buy film, and develop photos it's pretty amazing to see how many prints came out of "the old days." Enter The Photo Man.
The Center for Investigative Reporting is doing a really serious and extensive multi-part series on the drug trade and border patrol at the US-Mexico border. There are budget analyses, infographics and policy reviews. This is legit reporting. But you know what, sometimes you get so wrapped up in your work that you don't realise you're getting a contact high. It happens. And it's the only thing that explains this video.
You're chasing the biggest storm in your lifetime. A storm that threatens to tear the one of the world's most iconic cities to shreds. You wade through rapidly-rising water as police cars fly by, when all of a sudden, the power goes out, and you are one of 8.2 million people plunged into darkness. You're in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.
Picture this: you invent a time-travel device and you're on your way to meet with some very important people about it, when all of a sudden, you're jumped by your older self, who tells you that by taking the meeting, you inadvertantly kill hundreds of people because of what you created. Can you destroy your greatest creation? Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.
As a shooter, BioShock Infinite isn't that great. People came for the story and world, and that's what most people seem to have loved and have taken away from the experience. Naturally, then, somebody went and made a video including only BioShock Infinite's "best" bits.
Not every Oscar-worthy film is a mammoth, Speilbergian effort. Small stuff's good too, and what better showcase than the Oscar nominated animated shorts. You've probably heard of Paperman, and the animation tech behind it, but another one, Adam and Dog has popped up on YouTube and it's worth a watch.