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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-03-17 06:37:00
Dick Recognition Software
One of the gravest concerns about the PlayStation Eye and the Xbox Live Vision Camera was that users would be subjected to unwanted glimpses of human genitalia. It appears that Sony is on top of this problem.
This is no small feat of software engineering. Imagine the difficulties of teaching an artificial intelligence to distinguish a penis. You'd have to possess an objective and comprehensive grasp on what constitutes a penis (instead of say, a finger) in order to program those fundamental parameters. Plato himself would have been hard pressed to delineate the ideal form of the universal wang. I wonder if they had to do a lot of research.
I'm currently working on the Call of Duty 4 review and multi-player guide, and hope to have that complete before the new maps are made available. The release date is an almost utterly ambiguous "Spring 2008", but information about them is finally trickling out.
There's one called "Creek" which looks like a wide open snipers' arena, with a couple of sneaky passages for flankers to take them out. Another is "Broadcast" which is an expanded adaptation of the TV station from the single-player campaign. The one I'm most excited about is "Chinatown". The reason is that it's simply a reskinned "Carentan", a multi-player zone from the older Call of Duty games - one of my all-time favorite maps.
Gametrailers has a preview of it here.
It's bizarre; if you're familiar with Carentan, it's easy to picture shelled out World War II France overrun by Nazi troopers under that Asian decor. That vid gives me a weird Matrix glitch sense of deja vu.
As we patiently wait for these new maps, check out this quality video review detailing previously unmentioned virtues of Call of Duty 4.