Meanwhile, in the real world…
Doom3 Open Sourced
Yesterday ID Software released the source code of Doom3 under the GPL License. Those of you who feel that the Vita would love to run a port of Doom3 should start digging in the thousands of lines of code of this beast even before the vita is out. “Sadly”, it’s C++, so don’t expect to port it smoothly to the Playstation Suite
Samsung VS Apple – Fight!
Samsung released a commercial mocking Apple’s fans. The commercial opposes people who blindly follow a brand VS people who care about the functionality of their phones rather than the brand behind it. Unfortunately, it’s not like the iPhone 4 is a bad phone, and the commercial does have to mention the name “Samsung” for branding purposes, so it kind of fails on that aspect. Still a good laugh, except for a few iPhone owners who, based on some comments on the youtube video, forgot their sense of humor when they clicked “play”, and think the commercial is some racist anti-american propaganda.
PETA, please say no to drugs
The association for animal rights PETA claimed that the Mario Tanuki outfit (in the latest Mario episode on the 3DS) is “sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.” (sic). I’m all for animal rights, but I think the PETA should have a look at some important cultural things in Japan such as the kigurumi. Obviously, Mario is not wearing a dead animal’s skin, but a cute costume. Next thing they’ll say that teddy bears send the message that it’s ok to own a wild animal in your appartment.
Oh well, they also released a video game, were you get to play the Tanuki. Give it a try before the PETA gets sued for copyright infringement.