The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver

There’s a new graphic novel out called "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Helldiver". The book is part of a 3-part series, all to be released throughout November and December 2012.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a dark, gritty, action – horror story inspired by the biblical tale of Armageddon.The story follows Adam Cahill, a warrior bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of Days. But sinister forces strike against him and send him into Hell itself. There, he must find three corrupt souls, chosen by Divinity, to join him in battle against the Four Horsemen to not only save their own souls, but to decide the very fate of Humanity.

The graphic novel can be found at Graphicly, Comixology for digital sales. Heavymetal.com also offers a hard and digital copy of the book as well.

GM Unveils New All-Electric Vehicle

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General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity.

An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it’s made. Other markets will follow.

It will cost less than $25,000 in the U.S., be shorter in length than the Fiat 500 and get 76miles per charge.

Associated Press has the full details.

Hurricane Sandy exposes 90 year old Shipwreck

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While Hurricane Sandy caused significant destruction, sometimes there is interesting fallout, or a positive byproduct of the maelstrom. For example, a 90 year old schooner that shipwrecked on one of Long Island’s barrier islands has been exposed once again.

I’m sure historians will be going over this wreck carefully to learn more about the period and the vessel.

Get the full story from MSNBC.

Talisman Prologue

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The Talisman board game is coming to the PC and mobile gaming world and boy am I excited!

Talisman Prologue is the first in a series of games based on the seminal Talisman board game.

In Talisman Prologue, you take the role of 10 characters on a series of epic quests. Fight your way through hordes of monstrous creatures and cast powerful magic spells along the way. Using the rules of the board game, Talisman Prologue is a single-player strategy role-playing game.

Learn more at Nomad Games  &  talisman-game.com

Upgrading the Dogs of War

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The BBC Science goes to North Carolina to get rare look inside one of the US Military projects to counter the threat of roadside bombs. North Carolina has a centuries old reputation for producing some of the best trained dogs and it’s here that the military is investing in “Jason Bourne” type pooches to help take up the cause of finding mines and roadside bombs.

The BBC report…

A Must See GI Joe Fan film

This is a very cool fan film of the GI Joe franchise, how fans probably really want the story to proceed. And the production quality is surprisingly good for a fan film! I’m subscribed to the youtube feed to keep track of new episodes because I was left with a desire for the story to keep going…that’s a good sign. Smile I’m going to donate to the effort to help encourage more.

You can find more information at their website http://www.gijoeinitiate.com/  and at their Facebook page.

Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?

Buddhist Meditation

I’m a firm believer in the use of meditation to help deal with the chaos of life around us, this includes the stress and ambiguity and pressure of work. The intent is to help you deal with the things that influence you in a way that prevent you from being more successful.

From NPR this week

A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan’s Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It’s not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There’s no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective.

Red Town Lost–A Horror Novel by John Shupeck

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Here’s a relatively new novel by John Shupeck: Red Town Lost. If you like Clive Barker, then this right up your alley.

It’s available in paperback and on the Kindle, check out Red Town Lost on Amazon.

Book Description:

WHEN FRANKIE RED COMES TO TOWN…PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE!

It’s fall of 2012, and Dan Suppers is lost. Abandoning his broken down vehicle, he’s been walking through seemingly endless woods for hours looking for something — anything — that resembles civilization. What he finds is a smoking pit of Hell — a large building filled with what Dan soon realizes are the remnants of hundreds of human corpses.

And Dan thought he was having a bad day!

Red Town Lost chronicles the efforts of a terrified man to discover the secret of what happened the night the building burned, and in the process unraveling four harrowing tales revolving around four unforgettable individuals and their own unique trials and tribulations that are somehow connected to the burned out building. Unfortunately, the man will discover very quickly that the stories are not just connected with his morbid discovery, but in fact may hold horrifying implications for the man and his very soul!

WHO IS FRANKIE RED AND WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN STORE FOR DAN?

ZOMBIES, RUN! A Running Game & Audio Adventure

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This is a game funded through Kickstarter and it’s got me interested in exercising again!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Windows Phone. It delivers the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings – and back home, you can build and grow your base with the items you’ve collected.

Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail, even on treadmills. You automatically collect items like medicine, batteries, and ammo while running – but when you’re back home, who needs them more: the soldiers or the doctors? Which buildings need extra defenses? It’s up to you – and the bigger your base, the more missions you can play.

Soft Autonomous Robot Inches Along Like Earthworm

 

 

From the MIT site:

Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contractions. Snails and sea cucumbers also use this mechanism, called peristalsis, to get around, and our own gastrointestinal tracts operate by a similar action, squeezing muscles along the esophagus to push food to the stomach.
Now researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University have engineered a soft autonomous robot that moves via peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body, much like an earthworm. The robot, made almost entirely of soft materials, is remarkably resilient: Even when stepped upon or bludgeoned with a hammer, the robot is able to inch away, unscathed.