Time

Time. Time is interesting. It is the factor to which we calculate everything. It is the single most important constant to human civilisation. But time is relative.
The famous experiment thought up by Albert Einstein to see whether time can be slowed down or sped up proved to be true. When two clocks were used, one stationary and one moving at high speed, the clocks had a different time. Not much, you wouldn’t be able to tell it without advanced scientific equipment, but it proved that time isn’t constant. Another example is the fact the two atomic clocks’ times vary by 0.0005 of a second. The one in Colorado, sits at 1645m (5400ft) and the other in Greenwich, sits at 24m (80ft). The time difference is due to a difference in gravity at the two locations.
Science has recently created a space in/of time, without time being in it. Essentially, they have created a – I don’t even know what to call it – a ‘timeframe’ that makes time stop. But unlike in the movie, Clockstoppers, the world doesn’t stop.
The scientists used a light beam and projected it through a series of filters and prisms. With this they extracted some of the colour spectrum and ended up with blue and red light. These two travel at slower wavelengths than say, green or violet. But what happened was that the blue light exited the last filter first. There was a pause, and then the red light came through. That pause didn’t have any time in it. It was timeless. Granted, the pause only lasted a millionth of a second, but it is possible. However if you want to create an entire second without time, it would require a light beam range of about 100 kilometres long.
This all being said, the person who invents a working ‘time-machine’, which can work perfectly every time it is used, will have all of time revolving around him/her. This person can then alter our time to exactly what he/she wants. This person will rule time. A Timelord (or Timelady) if you will, like I believe Doctor Who is.
How scary, yet awesome is that?!

Who knows? Maybe we even live in a better or worse version of history than they have created…

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Games an’ Stuff

Ok. Hopefully Electronic Arts and/or DICE and/or whoever is reading this listen.
The whole point of creating a game on the basis of its predecessor is to make it bigger and better and badder than before. It should be more awesome!
I, and many others, would have been happy with a souped-up, HD, next generation version of SW Battlefront II. Maybe a blend of Battlefront and Battlefront II would’ve been cool. We’d be a bit disappointed, but happy still.
But what EA has done is made a cool game, and then decided it should be worse.
I saw many videos of the closed beta and I have to say, it looks beautiful. But what’s the deal with those cards?! Why are there no classes?! Why are there only two heroes?! Why are there so little AI’s on each team?! It’s silly!
It’s Battlefield 4, only with worse options.
I’m disappointed with it. I really hope that EA is just releasing this one to ‘test the waters’ to see how fanboys react. I still, however, long for the brilliance that would have been Battlefront III with ground-to-space battle transitioning.

Look at Square Enix for example. They create games such as Just Cause 2 and 3, Murdered: Soul Suspect, the new Lara Crofts and that complicated as heck Final Fantasy series. All of which are from thinking outside the box. Heck! In Murdered: Soul Suspect, you are the one solving your own murder! The Just Cause series, as you may or may not know, are open-world games full of explosions, people being flung around with a grapple hook tether thing, explosions, cars being driven off cliffs, explosions, etc. and it is brilliant (I can’t wait for JC3).

Electronic Arts is the sort of company which create an idea and use it for all the games in that category. I bet they sat around a table going through ideas like, “Let’s use the Battlefield 4 system, but let’s change the décor and add laser pistols and tell everyone that it isn’t the same thing…”
So. Here I beg to some company to remake Battlefront II into HD. Just the visuals. Leave the gameplay and missions and stuff alone. Please!