Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Games ~ Halo 4 (Coming Nov. 6!)

So, as some of my blog readers probably already know (considering they're probably gamers, haha), Halo 4 is due out soon. Specifically, the release date is November 6, 2012; however, you can get the game a little earlier than most by waiting in line at GameStop around midnight with your pre-order receipt.

I know I am!

Coincidentally (or not? :P) there is another game being released exactly a week later, on November 13: the Call of Duty continuation, Black Ops 2. While probably not quite as interesting as Halo, it's still worth a look!

Check out these high definition Halo wallpapers below!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Doctor Who

For all of those readers out there who browse my blog, from college students to grumpy seniors, who don't know about the wonder that is Doctor Who, please just stop everything you are doing at this very moment and find the nearest Netflix account to watch it on!

Hell, you can borrow mine. It's the same account I use for movies and shows, to avoid cleaning my place or studying for classes. :P

Anyhow, this show is actually the longest-running and most successful science fiction series of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It's not surprising to see why, either -- it's really something to behold. The show was really ahead of its time, but now that we are approaching 50 years of the Doctor, capabilities have met up with potential!

If you're new to the show, or a seasoned TARDIS rider, take a look at these excellent, high definition wallpapers with a Doctor Who theme, and maybe you might even find one you like as much as the show itself -- though, I doubt it. ;]

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)

I have decided that from now on, the new Friday category for wallpapers will be Student's Pick, which will feature the random wallpaper-subject choices that I think would be interesting to my fellow college and university student peers. Friday seems the best day since that's when classes are off for the weekend, and we can relax from our tight schedule of studying, learning, and going to the campus!

My choice today is TMNT, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. TMNT is a popular franchise that includes toys, comics, television shows, you name it -- a typical 90s-kid fan favorite. Being a 90s kid myself, I'm sure my colleagues are probably similarly acquainted with the franchise (and hopefully similarly enjoy it, as well!).

Check out these HD walls for TMNT in today's Student's Pick (and keep in mind that there are waaaay more TMNT wallpapers available at the album I created for them, which can be found by clicking here to go to imgur):

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

College & University Campus (for Students!)

As I am sure all of my readers are well-aware, I am a student at a city college hoping for a transfer to study at a university. While I am studying away for my classes, I often find myself on my laptop to research information, to write essays or papers, and to goof off a bit when my mind has been on just one topic for too long!

So, I figure that my laptop should be learning and education friendly while I'm using it at the school, to keep me on track for studying (or, at least, as long as I can stay on track in a cramped city college library!). That brings me to the focus of today's post: college and university campus / logo wallpapers (for students!):

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Books & Library HD Wallpapers

Here's something for the academics and the bookworms: some high definition book and library-themed wallpapers. These can be good for a classy, appropriate desktop (such as a more public computer in your house, or in a college / university class room or study).

I find that these sorts of wallpapers can help me study a bit better for my city college classes, since I can get absorbed in the idea of reading and studying! There's about seven of them in total, so be sure to click the "Read more >>" link at the bottom of this post to view all of the wallpapers!

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A cozy study, perhaps in a nice university?

Studies don't always have to be organized!

Old binding.

I'm sure there's a pun here..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tech Tuesday: Steampunk

I think Wikipedia can more accurately describe this than I, a simple and lowly college student, can, so here's an excerpt from their page on Steampunk:

"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction characterized by a setting in which steam power predominates as the energy source for industrial technologies,[1] inspired by industrial civilization during the 19th century.

Typically, therefore, works of steampunk are set in an alternate history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West"; in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream usage; or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in this era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne."

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