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  • There should be more interactive youtube videos
    By on December 21st, 2011 | No Comments Comments


    I just found this on Facebook from one of my friends’ “shared a link”. The video was based on the now-pretty-famous Chinese movie called Ip Man, a Wing Chun master from China. For the first minute or so, it plays just like a regular youtube video but that’s when it starts to become interactive. The video requires you to press the pause button so that the villain can stop moving so fast (I don’t want to spoil too much detail of the video). Then the next villain shows up and attacks our protagonist with her loud voice, you now have to press the volumn button to mute her voice. Finally you need to turn back time to find out the traitor by clicking the time bar back to the first minute or so.

    The movie is obviously a PR created by Wing Heong BBQ Meat, a company which sells dried meat. I shouldn’t be surprised by such interactivities, afterall, youtube uses Adobe Flash and we know Flash can be very interactive and engaging. Just look at how many Flash based game sites out there. But I look forward to see more of this type of youtube videos where you get to interact with the video and become part of it. Again its nothing new but companies should start using more often. I have also found out that you can now purchase youtube views which will help you grow your channel even more.

    Check it out:

    The Facebook page of the actual company advertising their products and where I got the images from

    http://www.facebook.com/WingHeong

    And NO, they are not paying me for posting this. I thought this video was rather interesting so that’s why I’m sharing with you guys.

  • I’m sick and tired of 3D movies
    By on August 6th, 2011 | No Comments Comments

    I don’t want to sound like a cry baby but I am really getting sick of being forced to watch almost every single movie in 3D. Every single one of those movies I watched barely contained any 3D scenes. Although I have to admit the 3D scenary where things were floating in Pandora in Avatar and Kraken scene from Clash of The Titans were impressive. Those barely gave me a few minutes of joy and absolutely not worth paying the premium of a few dollars.

    Not to mention that I wear glasses to begin with and I constantly have to adjust my 3D pair because it keeps slipping down. Then again, that’s just a small problem compare to the amount of real 3D experience you get to enjoy in these so called 3D movies.

    Then you have these 3D ready TVs, seriously I wonder how many people have actually bought them. I for one, will not buy one unless they become so main stream like HD TVs which means they will be relatively affordable. As a matter of fact, I prefer to wait until they come out with 3D ready TVs that do not require wearing 3D glasses. I’m pretty sure they will since Nintendo 3DS can do it, though not the greatest but its a start.

    So what do I think of all this 3D hype? Nothing but money gouging in an attempt to force people to pay extra for something that’s not noticeable, im better if i invest in a outdoor cinema like this one i found on the Outdoor Movie HQ’s DIY Guides website. And if they decide to go full 3D only for every movie out there, I can bet that will be a LOT more people willing to “download” the movies instead of watching them in person. In the end, its your lost movie directors not us consumers.

    And I’m sure you know what I mean by “download”.

  • Final Fantasy 13 demo will be bundled with Final Fant...
    By on January 20th, 2009 | Comments Off Comments


    Just got news from Wired that the Blu-ray version of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete will be released in Japan on April 16th. There will be two versions, the regular edition will come with the movie only and one that will be bundled with the long awaited Final Fantasy 13 demo. The regular version is approximately $54 where as the bundle will be an $11 extra ($65).

    Here’s the problem, I don’t really care if people in Japan are paying much higher than us for DVDs and Blu-rays. Not that I can do anything about that anyway. But at the $54 price point I can get 2 Blu-ray movies. Square Enix might as well release only the version with the demo bundled with the movie because for a mere $11 extra, we get a first taste of FF13, which by the way is delayed until 2010. Hopefully the prices will be adjusted when they hit American.

    If I do decide to, which I probably will for the sake of the demo (assuming there are no price adjustments), pay so much for the decent-but-not-great movie, I might as well fork an extra 20% to get the demo. For your information, the Blu-ray version of Resident Evil: Degeneration which I recommend checking it out, is only 32.99 +tax on Futureshop and 34.99 +tax on BestBuy.ca, which is still expensive but acceptable.

    Sigh, looks like I need to start saving up.