MK HeroClix House Rules

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Labels A to Z, Part 13 Final

Burst Angel
Watch Listen Read - NSL - Watch, to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens: to watch while an experiment is performed. Listen, to pay attention; heed; obey (often fol. by to ): Children don't always listen to their parents. Read, to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read music. I use this Label for my "Watch, Listen and Read" posts that is posted once a week ever on Sunday night or Monday morning. This is where I list all the stuff I watch, all the podcasts I listen to and all the stuff I read during the week as well as list the stuff I have ordered/brought or received during the week that is related to this.

Wii - NSL / MSW - The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others. As of October 2010, the Wii leads the generation over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, and in December 2009 broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the United States. A distinguishing feature of the console is its wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detects movement in three dimensions. Another distinctive feature of the console is WiiConnect24, which enables it to receive messages and updates over the Internet while in standby mode. The Wii is Nintendo's fifth home console, the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube, and able to play all official GameCube games. Nintendo first spoke of the console at the 2004 E3 press conference and later unveiled the system at the 2005 E3. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed a prototype of the controller at the September 2005 Tokyo Game Show. At E3 2006, the console won the first of several awards. By December 8, 2006, it had completed its launch in four key markets. I have owned a Wii since Christmas 2008. It a great party console as most multi-player games on the other consoles can be played as multi-player on-line with each player owning a copy of the game and their own console all of the same type. I use this label when talking about the Wii and Wii Games on both blogs.

Work - NSL - Is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife. Oh sorry wrong thing. Is a system in which people are the property of others. They can be held against their will from the time of their capture, to refuse to work, or to demand compensation. Oh sorry wrong thing again. Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. An employee may be defined as: "A person in the service of another under any contract of hire, express or implied, oral or written, where the employer has the power or right to control and direct the employee in the material details of how the work is to be performed." I use this label when talking about work.

X-Box - NSL / MSW - The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. Some major features of the Xbox 360 are its integrated Xbox Live service that allows players to compete online, download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music and movies and its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities. The Xbox 360 also offers region specific access to third-party media streaming services such as Netflix and ESPN in the USA or Sky Player in the UK. The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except in Japan. As of June 2010, there are over 41.7 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide. At their E3 presentation on June 14, 2010, Microsoft announced a redesigned Xbox 360 that would ship on the same day. The redesigned console is slimmer than the previous Xbox 360 model and features integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, TOSLINK S/PDIF optical audio output, 5 USB 2.0 ports (compared to the 3 from older versions) and a special AUX port. Older models of the Xbox 360 have since been discontinued. The first new console to be released features a 250 GB hard drive, while a later, less expensive SKU features 4 GB internal storage. With the announcement of the Xbox 360 S, Microsoft have said that they believe that the console is only mid-way through its life-cycle and will continue on through 2015. In 2009, IGN named the Xbox 360 the sixth greatest video game console of all time, out of a field of 25. I have owned a Xbox since Easter 2009. I use this label when talking about the Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Games on both blogs.

YouTube - NSL - YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, BBC, VEVO and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch the videos, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos that are considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users 18 and older. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google Inc. for $1.65 billion, and now operates as a subsidiary of Google. I use this label when a YouTube video is in my blog post or when I talk about it. The video here is one of the openings to The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi called Super Drive by Aya Hirano, the Japanese voice actress of the main character Suzumiya Haruhi.

Well this is it for now with the Labels A to Z posts. Hope you all enjoyed them. Sorry that this post was over a day later than planned, I was busy with the Heroclix post and my internet went down Saturday morning. There will be a big announcement/post on both of my blogs on Monday, so stay tuned. Until then, enjoy.