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Hodappy Bird (iOS) Review

I really like this new “Hodapping” mechanic; I’ve never Hodapped before, much less seen a game that employs such an activity — much like there’s no decent volleyball games out there — and I must tell you the experience is fantastic.

Hodapping my way through the pipes has me just about completely hooked, and the ability to watch Vungle ads allows me to not only get amazing recommendations for great games, it also allows me to rest my eyes, as not wearing the recommended GUNNAR specs can really decrease my performance, what with the (beautiful) blue lights the game employs on the background.

Best of all, those Vungle ads allow me to earn Bitcoins for FREE, which I can spend not only to change the style of Eli’s (well-rendered) face, I can also spend on legitimate Pay-to-Win mechanics! This adds some balance that isn’t seen most games today. While hardcore players can yap away 20 pipes in a playthrough, more casual players can spend Bitcoins to keep up on the scores, which is wonderful.

And being a recently released game, the high-score board is young. I have managed, thanks to the amazing balance mechanics, reach the score of 33 and with that reach around the top 30 players, putting me on an elite I would never reach on any other game, what with hardcore players (and cheaters) dominating the leaderboards due to the lack of balance this amazing game never fails in providing.

Though even hardcore players can enjoy the more enraging difficulty of the 64 Pro mode and its separate leaderboard. These players will in doing so not only get a mode attractive to the eyes, they’ll also play the hardest way possible, as there’s no Pay-to-Win. While I have enjoyed the attractive colors for as long as my eyes can endure them (I really need som GUNNAR specs), I found this mode way too hard for my tastes. Though similar games have thrived with it, so I trust this game design decision.

All in all, I was ready to forgo the usual box of chicken nuggets at McDonald’s to pay for this amazing title, but there was no need — it’s FREE. No other game will ever reach the glory of this one, for this amazing mechanic allows me to Hodapp away through the spending of NO dollars, or Bitcoins. And for that, I can only thank the undoubtedly amazingly skilled team I’m sure worked on this game. The neat graphics and amazing gameplay will keep me hooked for ages to come as I try to keep my leaderboard spot. Well done.

thiagovscoelho:


xkcd #101

thiagovscoelho:

xkcd #101

xkcd #101

xkcd #101

the-piedbetty:

I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG

I KNEW IT, BANANA GUARD’S BANANA PEEL IS ARMOR, I PREDICTED IT 8 MONTHS AGO.

Thanks a lot to Tumblr crew for purging spam on the “#minecraft PE” tag

theinkypawartist:

Decided to build a labyrinth. It’s possible to solve of course but it sure is difficult from inside, I got lost five times while building it! oh also I covered the top over after I took this picture so it’s super claustrophobic and scary in there

theinkypawartist:

Decided to build a labyrinth. It’s possible to solve of course but it sure is difficult from inside, I got lost five times while building it!

oh also I covered the top over after I took this picture so it’s super claustrophobic and scary in there

Unfortunately the names of all four Pac-Man ghosts are too generic for their tags to be devoted exclusively to them

did-you-kno:

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distant-traveller:

Population of known alien planets nearly doubles as NASA discovers 715 new worlds

The 715 newfound planets, which scientists announced today (Feb. 26), boost the total alien-world tally to between 1,500 and 1,800, depending on which of the five main extrasolar planet discovery catalogs is used. The Kepler mission is responsible for more than half of these finds, hauling in 961 exoplanets to date, with thousands more candidates awaiting confirmation by follow-up investigations.


"This is the largest windfall of planets — not exoplanet candidates, mind you, but actually validated exoplanets — that’s ever been announced at one time," Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist at NASA’s Astrophysics Division in Washington, told reporters today.





About 94 percent of the new alien worlds are smaller than Neptune, researchers said, further bolstering earlier Kepler observations that suggested the Milky Way galaxy abounds with rocky planets like Earth.
Most of the 715 exoplanets orbit closely to their parent stars, making them too hot to support life as we know it. But four of the worlds are less than 2.5 times the size of Earth and reside in the “habitable zone,” that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water to exist on their surfaces.
The $600 million Kepler spacecraft launched in March 2009 to determine how frequently Earth-like planets occur around our galaxy. The observatory detects alien worlds by noticing the telltale brightness dips caused when they pass in front of, or transit, their parent stars from Kepler’s perspective.
Kepler’s original planet-hunting mission ended last May when the second of its four orientation-maintaining reaction wheels failed, robbing the spacecraft of its ultraprecise pointing ability. Still, scientists have expressed confidence that they will be able to achieve the mission’s chief goals with the data Kepler gathered during its first four years in space.
Those were very productive years. Kepler has flagged more than 3,600 planet candidates to date, and mission team members expect that about 90 percent of them will end up being the real deal.
Indeed, the 715 new planets were pulled from just the first two years of Kepler observations, so more big planet-confirmation hauls could be coming as researchers work their way through the rest of the mission’s huge database.
All of the 715 newfound alien planets reside in multiplanet systems, just like Earth. Taken together, the new planets orbit a total of 305 stars, researchers said. And these systems are generally reminiscent of the inner regions of our own solar system, where planets travel around the sun in circular orbits that are more or less in the same plane, they added.
"These results establish that planetary systems with mulitple planets around one star, like our own solar system, are in fact common," Hudgins said.
Scientists validated the newly discovered worlds using a powerful and sophisticated new method called “verification by multiplicity,” which works partly on the logic of probability.


Image credit: NASA

distant-traveller:

Population of known alien planets nearly doubles as NASA discovers 715 new worlds

The 715 newfound planets, which scientists announced today (Feb. 26), boost the total alien-world tally to between 1,500 and 1,800, depending on which of the five main extrasolar planet discovery catalogs is used. The Kepler mission is responsible for more than half of these finds, hauling in 961 exoplanets to date, with thousands more candidates awaiting confirmation by follow-up investigations.

DID 768 EXOPLANETS JUST GET DISCOVERED AT ONCE OR SOMETHING

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