"Are you the Matrix?" – astro's thought for the day

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Alright, how's this:

Time travel is something that has been fantasised about for years. It's something which has made many appearances in popular culture and is part of many people's ultimate fantasy. Although threesomes probably factor in there somewhere too.

In the distant future, there may exist a generation of humans who decide that they want to travel back in time. This sort of enterprise, at least by our current grasp of temporal mechanics, seems almost impossible. There are many theoretical roadblocks which would potentially stop a time machine from being able to come back in time. Energy requirements, limitations of cosmic strings etc etc. Not to mention that in the entire history of our planet, there has never been a single report of someone coming back in time to see what's going on.

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Review: Family Guy: The Video Game (PSP)

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[image title=”21″ size=”thumbnail” id=”452″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/21.jpg” ]When I first heard that a Family Guy game was being made for the PSP, I was like… Fuck Yeah! Firstly, I love my PSP and I play it any chance I get. It’s pretty common for me to close the door of my office and run a track or two of WipEout during the day. Secondly, I’m a massive Family Guy fan. I’ve loved everything that’s been aired so far, including the made-for-DVD movie. I figured since I enjoyed the show so much, the game had to be great. Right? Well…

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Fallout 3 To Be Developed And Published By Bethesda Softworks

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[image title=”fallout3″ size=”thumbnail” id=”340″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/fallout3.jpg” ]Bethesda Softworks announced today that it will develop and publish Fallout 3 — a sequel to the highly popular Fallout role-playing game franchise. Bethesda licensed the rights to the Fallout franchise from Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPLY) in a deal that awards Bethesda exclusive worldwide rights to the Fallout franchise on the PC, home consoles, handhelds, and other media, with the rights to develop and publish additional sequels.

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Review: Star Trek: Tactical Assault (PSP & NDS)

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[image title=”stta” size=”thumbnail” id=”467″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/stta.jpg” ]My newest favorite game has to be Star Trek: Tactical Assault for PSP by Bethesda Softworks . Star Trek games in the past have been really hit and miss. Some have been Resonable, but most have been pretty woeful. Bethesda have taken the Star Trek games franchise to a completely new level, ushering in an age where Star Trek games are fast-paced, action-packed, and fun.

Tactical Assault is also available for the Nintendo DS, and each platform has it’s own bonuses. The DS, for example, makes extensive use of the touch screen for sheild placement, weapons controls etc. The Sony PSP, on the other hand, has a widescreen format and slightly sexier graphics (bump mapping, anyone?).

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