Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode 03 Iron Man is born

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'll be reviewing the amazing new show The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. This episode was the third to air, But really it was the first of the micro-series mini-episode compliation shows that serves as an origin for each character. This is Iron Man's one and it comprises for the mini-episodes

Original Air  Date: 24/10/2010 Production Code:001
01 Iron Man is Born
04 Hydra Lives
06 Behold the Mandroids!
09 Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D

I didn't even realise they were mini-episodes because they fit together as a coherent story, as I'm sure it was intended. I'm still playing with format ideas so I guess I'll just go through each mini-episode in order this time and see how we go.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

The last few days I've been tweeting about a my latest discovery, the amazing new Marvel Animation Production  The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. I knew it was in the works for a while and didn't really care, the last few Marvel shows weren't that entertaining Iron Man:Armored Adventures, Super Hero Squad etc and while were at it, most carton shows produced in the last ten years or so haven't been up to scratch. There were a few exceptions like Justice League/Justice League unlimited and Batman Beyond.

I know these shows are aimed at children, but the comics they are based on are mostly purchased by older teenagers all the way up to old age adults. So I feel the show should be equally entertaining and enjoyable for those fans too. When I was young the shows I watched, while aimed at children, could be enjoyed by adults in fact I can still watch a lot of those shows today and be entertained, Batman: The Animated Series, 1990's Spiderman, X-men and many more.

"Avengers Assemble!"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Flexing my Brain: Find Your Centre

I've been meaning to do a post of this type this since I started this blog, hence the "coding" part of the URL. I not sure how this popped into my head, I was just doodling on some paper some paper and somehow came up with.

"If you have three points on the circumference of a circle how do you find the centre of that circle?"

Yes, I do ponder odd things at times. To solve this graphically its pretty simple.
Given points p1,p2,and p3, construct two lines l1and l2 by connecting p1 to p2,and p2 to p3.
Find the centre point of each line m1 and m2.
From each of these points construct a line, perpendicular to the parent line and find the point intersection of these two new lines (l3and l4).
This point of intersection is the centre of the circle, from there you can calculate any and all other circular goodness you might need.

Click the image for a demonstratrion.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Assassin's Creed Multiplayer First Glance

The newest incarnation of the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is gonna feature online multiplayer. The Beta was launched earlier this week exclusively to subscribers to Playstation Plus. The Game is out on November 16th 2010 for PS3,XBOX 360 and PC.