NZB’s Of The Week
Following are this weeks picks for NZB’s Of The Week:
Movie of the Week
NZB: District 9 (2009).nzb
Type: R5 DVD
Description: In 1990, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends.
XBox 360 Game of the Week
Guitar Hero 5
NZB: Guitar Hero 5 (2009).nzb
Region: Region Free
Description: Guitar Hero 5 is a music video game and the fifth main entry in the Guitar Hero series. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by RedOctane and Activision. It was released in North America on September 1, 2009 and will be released internationally during the same month. Similar to the preceding title, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 is geared towards playing in a four-person band experience, including lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. The game is available as a standalone title, allowing players to use existing compatible instrument controllers, and as a bundle that provides these controllers. Guitar Hero 5 adds several new features, such as drop-in/drop-out play, bands composed of any combination of available instruments, a Rockfest competitive mode consisting of several various scoring mechanisms, and both song-specific and general Challenges to unlock new avatars, clothing, and other extras in the game. Many of these changes were added to make the game a more social experience, allowing players across a range of skill levels to be able to play cooperatively and competitively against each other both locally and online.
Guitar Hero 5′s track list contains 85 songs by 83 separate artists, and like previous Guitar Hero games, several musicians with works in the game have been modeled through motion capture for avatars in the game, including Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana,Shirley Manson, Kurt Cobain, and Matthew Bellamy. The game continues to support the user-created music studio introduced inWorld Tour through GHTunes, and additional downloadable content for the game will be made available. A majority of existing downloadable tracks from World Tour are forward-compatible with Guitar Hero 5, along with selected tracks from World Tour and Guitar Hero Smash Hits.
The game was well-received by reviewers who appreciated the improvements in the accessibility of the game, allowing players to immediately jump in and play without spending excessive time in the game’s menus. Improvements to both the Career and competitive multiplayer modes were also highlights of the game. However, the game’s track list was considered to be too broad, that while players will likely find a number of songs they enjoyed, they would also likely enough find a number that they would detest and never play, and some controversy arose over the depiction of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in the game.
Wii Game of the Week
Description: EA Sports Active is an exercise game consisting of activities that use the motion controls of the Wii platform. Primarily played using the Wii Remote, the game package includes a pouch that allows the player to strap the attached Nunchuk to their legs in order to track their lower body movements. The Wii Balance Board is also supported but is not required for play.
The game features a number of exercise options supervised by a virtual personal trainer including 20 minute workout regimens and a 30 Day Challenge mode that lets players set workout goals such as calories burned or a number of sessions while tracking their progress over time. The idea is that the weight loss will happen on its own if the calories burned goals in each workout are met or exceeded.
The game also awards trophies for reaching specific fitness landmarks such as accumulating 10 total workout hours, working out with a friend, and completing all the exercises in the 30 Day Challenge.
Players are also encouraged to create a custom workout session built around either personal favorite exercises, calorie goals (such as burning 100+ calories in one session), or targeting specific body areas. To help aid in creating a balanced workout, a percentage chart displays how much of the routine is devoted to either upper body, lower body, or cardio development. The intensity of the workout can be altered by changing the difficulty levels of either a single exercise or the entire routine.
Mac App of the Week
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
NZB: MAC OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.nzb
Description: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X, Apple’s desktop and server operating system. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Snow Leopard at WWDC on June 8, 2008, and it was privately demonstrated to developers by Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Bertrand Serlet. A first public demonstration was given on WWDC 2009 by Serlet and Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
This version of Mac OS X focuses on improving performance, efficiency and reducing its overall memory footprint compared to its predecessor Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard”, rather than new end-user features. This is also the first Mac OS release since the introduction of System 7.1.2 that does not support the PowerPC architecture, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products.
Windows App of the Week
Manga Studio EX 4.0
NZB: Manga Studio EX 4.0.nzb
Description: Manga Studio (known in Japan as ComicStudio) is a software application for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows used for the digital creation of comics. It is developed by Celsys and was originally distributed in the West by e frontier, and is now distributed by Smith Micro Graphics. There are two versions of the program: the full-featured Manga Studio EX, intended for professional artists, and Manga Studio Debut, with a smaller feature set intended for amateurs and less advanced professional users.
Manga Studio has tools for sketching, inking, applying tones and textures, and creating word balloons and captions. Although it can handle color art, it is designed to be most useful for black and white art.
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