Will We Be Able To Zip Around Cities On Hover Bikes As If We’re The Jedi On Speeder Bikes?

One day, we may be able to hover like a young Jedi on a speeder bike.  OK, I’m not spilling garbage or idiotic dream, because a man in Australia is building a hover bike which flies up to 173 mile per hour and at 3,000 meter height.  Check out the source article right after the break for more detail on the man and his hover bike creation.

Source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/11/man-builds-hover-bike-chris-malloy_n_1664105.html

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Star Wars The Old Republic Newbie Review

Yay, I’m now a level 4 Jedi Knight in Star Wars The Old Republic.  This Jedi Knight character is the very first and the only one character I have so far for Star Wars The Old Republic game.  After all, this game is spanking new, because I meet so many other human players in game who have no idea of what they’re doing.  I’m fine with this, because I’m so new too!

Right off the bat, the game’s graphic tells me that it has to be one of the best for MMORPG.  Well, at least for now.  I also notice that in Star Wars The Old Republic, you can’t really adjust character’s statistical points like how many other MMORPG games would allow when your character gains a level, instead Star Was The Old Republic just allows you to train for additional skills with a trainer.  Of course, you have to seek out the trainer that belongs to your class first.

Star Wars The Old Republic isn’t any other MMORPG game since it allows you to choose one among three actions right after a short interactive cinematic movie clip which tailors to the mission your character is participating.  On each mission, your character may encounter a series of short interactive cinematic movie clips, and so the gamer can truly immerge into rich story sequence of each specific mission.  The short cinematic movie clips not only move your character’s missions forward, but these short cinematic movie clips are also very well done.

I’m not sure what the purpose of having a character chooses among different possible actions when a character encounters a non-player character, but I think it’s for allowing you to pick side eventually.  For an example, you can start out as a naive and friendly Jedi Knight, but you eventually may want to join the dark side.  Then again, I’m not very sure on this since I’m not exactly playing this game long enough.

Star Wars The Old Republic has eight classes.  Four classes are for the good side, and the other four classes are for the dark side.  The good side has Trooper, Smuggler, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Consular classes.  The dark side has Bounty Hunter, Sith Warrior, Imperial Agent, and Sith Inquisitor classes.  Within Star Wars The Old Republic universe, there are many planets, and I think as time goes on, the game developers might add more planets to expand the game map.  The available starships are D5-Mantis, Fury, BT-7 Thunderclap, X-70B Phantom, XS Freighter, and Defender.  Also, you might want to check out Star Wars The Old Republic new player guide here.

I confess, I like this game a lot.  It looks good, feels good, and it is fun.  I can see I’ll be spending more time playing this game so my Jedi Knight character can advance to a much higher level.  Yep, this game can be time consuming indeed.

For your information, Star Wars The Old Republic isn’t available for any gaming console, because this game is only released for computer.  Well, at least for now, but you never know right?  Your computer system might need to be upgraded to the minimum specs before you can play this game.  The minimum specs are:

  • Operating systems:
    • Windows XP,
    • Windows Vista,
    • Windows 7,
  • Processors:
  • Memory:
    • 2GB RAM or better,
  • Video:
    • ATI X1800 or better,
    • nVidia 7800 or better,
    • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better.

Having high end gaming computer system will allow you to play not only this game for now, but also for many other upcoming games in years to come.  I notice on the back of the Star Wars The Old Republic game box, it says you might need to upgrade your computer system to play this game in the future.  This means, as time goes on, game developers for Star Wars The Old Republic might improve the game graphic which requires you to upgrade your computer system.

Before you can actually play Star Wars The Old Republic, you must either pay for a digital download or the physical copy of the game.  After paying for the standard edition copy, you have only around 30 days to play.  After 30 days, you’ll be paying for monthly recurrent or other recurrent periods of subscription that you have subscribed to.  So yes, this game can be quite expensive if you are intending to play it for a long time to come.  Nonetheless, if you are a hardcore gamer, I don’t think you would mind.

Check out couple cool Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay videos right after the break.

You can find more of Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay videos on YouTube.

Japanese Made First Flying Sphere Craft Ever In The World?

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan O...

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While pursuing whatever they had in mind for aircrafts, Japanese Defense Ministry came up with a sphere flying prototype.  The sphere body gave the flying craft the ability to land on all types of terrain.  It could even hover and roll along the wall vertically in midair if it wanted to.  It could fly up to 40 miles per hour.

To read more is to go insane with me on a fictional and hypothetical kind of imagination.  Anyhow, read on my Jedi!

Imagining that we could build a much bigger version of it to carry humans.  Inside the sphere craft, it should have a compartment which should be protected from the shock and external gyration.  The inner compartment should roll or spin to create artificial, controllable gravity.  While inside earth atmosphere, the inner compartment should manage somehow to allow passengers feel earth’s own gravity.

The inner compartment should hold an even innermost compartment, and this innermost compartment should not spin but stay steady so the passengers could walk around normally as if they hadn’t yet left earth.

Coupling this sphere flying craft with exotic power system which nobody had thought of yet to allow this very craft to fly even faster than anything we had ever imagined.  I think we could have something so awesome which might be used in space for interplanetary traveling.  Of course, the sphere flying craft should be able to fly within earth atmosphere also!