Archive for March 2013

Team Fortress 2 VR Mode for Oculus Rift

I was excited when I heard that Team Fortress 2 is releasing a VR Mode that support the Oculus Rift. For the uninitiated, the Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset for video games that got its funding on Kickstarter last September.

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Valve has been working with Oculus VR to port the free-to-play first-person shooter, Team Fortress 2, to the upcoming Rift development kit. The Team Fortress 2 VR Mode will be available free to all Oculus Rift owners. To find out more about Team Fortress 2 VR Mode, visit TF2 Forum.

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I love First Person Shooter games and I’m a huge fan of TF2. Even though I didn’t get the Oculus Rift during Kickstarter, I’m still excited about the news.

If you missed the Kickstarter funding, you can still pre-order the Oculus Rift VR headset at US$300.

DKSG Giveaway: A pair of tickets to Olivia Ong GALAXY Wonderland Showcase

We’ve been hearing about “The Wonderland” project since October last year when Samsung announce Olivia Ong as their celebrity ambassadors for Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE.

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Olivia Ong has recently completed the song, “Simple Joys in Life (Wonderland)”, and will be performing the song live for the first time at her upcoming GALAXY Wonderland Showcase.

GALAXY Wonderland Showcase
Date: 23 March 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

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If I’m not mistaken, this is the first song that was created through a collaborative and creative journey with fans using a Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE. And thanks to Samsung, I have a 2 pair of tickets to giveaway. The showcase will also include a special set where Olivia will perform songs by the likes of The Beatles and Joni Mitchell, who have been her musical influence.

How to apply:
Drop me an email me with the title: “DKSG Giveaway: A pair of tickets to Olivia Ong GALAXY Wonderland Showcase”. Closing date is on Friday, 22 March 2013, 12 Noon. I will randomly select the winner via the usual method.

Tickets are non-transferable. Winner will collect the tickets at the showcase entrance.

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Thanks to Samsung Singapore for making this giveaway possible. Visit GALAXY Wonderland microsite to catch a short teaser of the song.

Update: Closed

How many calories does a mouse click burn?

Ever wonder how many calories are does a mouse click burn? The answer, according to Convert Anything to Calories, is 1.42 calories.

That is actually quite a lot of calories for a simple mouse click. Just imagine the number of mouse clicks you perform everyday in office. The number is much higher for gamers, especially those playing real time strategy games. Professional gamers are known to reach 300 to 400 Action Per Minute during gameplay.

I’m not good at real time strategy games. But I guess First Person Shooter works fine too. I know it is nothing compared to running or cardio workouts. But it is better than nothing. If only there is a program that calculate the number of mouse click per day.

And if a mouse click burn 1.42 calories, I wonder how many calories does pressing a keyboard key burn.

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On a totally unrelated note, my Magic Mouse is spoilt again. Maybe I’ve been clicking too much.

If Famous Websites Were People

Here’s an interesting video by Cracked.com. Some of them are actually kinda true. Haha.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Did you eat a Pie today?

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For those wondering why today is Pi Day, well, today is March 14, which is 3.14. That’s Pi to 3 significant number. For those interested, the value of Pi is……