zaterdag, januari 29, 2011

Goblin Samurai Chariot

The Samurai Goblin Chariot from Cavalcade LLC's  Fantasy Armies of the Far East line.
The chariot is all-metal, and includes a Samurai Goblin, an Ashigaru Goblin driver, two wolves, and the chariot body. Sculpted by Bob Olley and Leandro Ventic, the piece is made for 28mm miniatures.
Price is $24.99 USD.



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maandag, januari 24, 2011

Silent Hill: Downpour


Silent Hill 8 becomes Silent Hill: Downpour


KONAMI reveals first shots and art of new Silent Hill title, as Dexter composer scores latest return to the terrifying town…

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has released the first shots of the next iteration of its hugely popular horror series, Silent Hill: Downpour. The asset issue marks the first confirmation of the new game’s suffix, while KONAMI has also announced that acclaimed composer, Daniel Licht (Dexter), is producing the game’s eerie soundtrack

Silent Hill: Downpour marks the series’ return to PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360, and brings a completely original storyline which follows Murphy Pendleton, a convict stranded in the foggy, malevolent world of Silent Hill. Pendleton begins the game lost and alone in the woods on the outskirts of the fabled town, when his prison transport bus crashes...

What happens after this is up to the player, as Silent Hill: Downpour reveals a new, expansive environment that is similarly claustrophobic and where the player is never truly alone. The new assets demonstrate the highly detailed environments the game enjoys, a sneak preview of the town and two new areas: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.

In addition to the screens, KONAMI has also released a 90-second sample of the in-game music to whet the appetite. The music forms part of Daniel Licht’s chilling soundtrack, the composer better known for his work on Showtime’s acclaimed serial killer drama, Dexter.

Silent Hill: Downpour will be released for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 in Autumn 2011




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Battlestar Galactica Online combat game

High-end graphics and features will extend one of the most popular science fiction series in television history to MMOG players worldwide

Battlestar Galactica Online combat game to launch exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period

Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) – the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) – released the first official gameplay trailer for the upcoming tactical space combat MMOG Battlestar Galactica Online (http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/), one of the most ambitious browser-games ever developed. The trailer showcases the game’s stunning graphics and fast-paced action, and features Bear McCreary’s original score from the series.
Featuring never-before-seen in-game footage of Battlestar Galactica, Cylon Basestars, Raiders, Vipers, and fleet formations, the gameplay trailer highlights space combat. Built with the Unity development platform, Battlestar Galactica Online aims to set new technical and artistic benchmarks for 3D browser games. When the game launches in the United States, it will be available exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period.

Currently in private beta for select players in Europe and North America, Bigpoint is planning to launch the open beta in Q1. Bigpoint released the game’s cinematic trailer last year. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.

About Battlestar Galactica Online

Battlestar Galactica Online is based on the acclaimed Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series “Battlestar Galactica,” which aired for four seasons on Syfy. In the game, humans and Cylons are in a constant struggle to control the universe. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. Assets from the television production have been integrated into the game to deliver an authentic experience. With beautiful graphics and innovative gameplay, Battlestar Galactica Online will set a new standard for browser-based MMOGs. The game is being developed by Artplant (http://artplant.no), a Norwegian studio that specializes in MMOGs.

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dinsdag, januari 18, 2011

FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII”

London (18 January 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces a new release for next winter, FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII” originally released in Europe in March 2010 that has since shipped a cumulative total of 6 million units worldwide.

“Why does mankind defy its fate?”

“FINAL FANTASY XIII-2” is currently in production with an aim for producing high quality game content which exceeds “FINAL FANTASY XIII” in every aspect; namely, a brand-new story which stems from the previous title as well as a battle system which has evolved further since “XIII” – and more. We will be disclosing further details about the new game in the future.

From the release of the first FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry’s most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles in the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 97 million units worldwide (* as of September 2010).

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 please visit the official website at http://www.finalfantasy13-2game.com/

Product overview                                    

Title: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Platform: PlayStation3, Xbox360
Genre: RPG
Release date: Coming next winter
RRP: TBD
Copyright: ©SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

Story summary of the previous title, FINAL FANTASY XIII                                   

Cocoon — a utopia in the sky.
Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.
Under the Sanctum's rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal'Cie, and believed that tranquil days would continue forever.
Their tranquillity was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal'Cie.
The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
Fal'Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
They become l'Cie — chosen of the fal'Cie.
Those branded with the mark of a l'Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their Focus or facing a fate harsher than death itself.
A prayer for redemption.
A wish to protect the world.
A promise to challenge destiny.
After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.

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FINAL FANTASY XIII-2

A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII”
London (18 January 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces a new release for next winter, FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A sequel to “FINAL FANTASY XIII” originally released in Europe in March 2010 that has since shipped a cumulative total of 6 million units worldwide.

 
“Why does mankind defy its fate?”

 
“FINAL FANTASY XIII-2” is currently in production with an aim for producing high quality game content which exceeds “FINAL FANTASY XIII” in every aspect; namely, a brand-new story which stems from the previous title as well as a battle system which has evolved further since “XIII” – and more. We will be disclosing further details about the new game in the future.

 
From the release of the first FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series has continued to offer the industry’s most advanced graphics, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories as it gains the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles in the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 97 million units worldwide (* as of September 2010).

 
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 please visit the official website at http://www.finalfantasy13-2game.com

Product overview                                    

Title: FINAL FANTASY XIII-2
Platform: PlayStation3, Xbox360
Genre: RPG
Release date: Coming next winter
RRP: TBD
Copyright: ©SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA

 
Story summary of the previous title, FINAL FANTASY XIII                                   

Cocoon — a utopia in the sky.

Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.

Under the Sanctum's rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.

Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal'Cie, and believed that tranquil days would continue forever.

Their tranquillity was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal'Cie.

The moment that fal'Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lowerworld — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.

Fal'Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.

They become l'Cie — chosen of the fal'Cie
Those branded with the mark of a l'Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their Focus or facing a fate harsher than death itself.
A prayer for redemption.
A wish to protect the world.
A promise to challenge destiny.
After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.

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Post-apocalyptic Tintin

Steven Spielbergs' movie about Tintin (Kuifje) isn't in cinemas yet, so if you can't wait till then to get your hands upon some very speial Tintin-stuff, then try these 28mm wargame miniatures based upon Tintin (Kuifje), Milou (Bobby,) Professeur Tournesol (Professor Zonnebloem), Dupont & Dupond (Jansen & Janssen) and the one and only Capitaine Haddock (Kapitein Haddock).
Duizend bommen & granaten!

The pulp adventure postapocalyptic look (the bowler hat Dupond/ts even almost steampunk-look) of the team works great & we can only hope they will survive their expedition to mutant land.


Expedition to Mutant Land (6)
This pack contains six lead miniatures (28mm scale).
[PA-10] 16.95EUR
[incl. 19% Tax excl. Shipping]

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The Blood Demon’s Assault

Zu Online: The Blood Demon’s Assault Patch Released




Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com) is proud to announce the release of “The Blood Demon’s Assault,” a new patch that achieves several goals they have been working toward since September of 2009.

 
Launched on January 17, version 1.12.08 will help players better experience the fierce wars between the immortals and the Demons. The Blood Demon’s Assault is a major event that gives players the chance to combat evil on a grand scale.

 
As the game’s ultimate BOSS, the Blood Demon is no pushover. Players from three factions must temporarily set aside their mutual hatred and cooperate to defend their home. All Zu Online players can accept the quest without worrying about level limitations. Overcoming this challenge can earn the victors tons of experience points and mall Gold. The quest will be available at 8:30 PM each day.

 
Before the event starts, an NPC called Koden will appear at the three entrances for the three factions: the Hexad Region, the Purple Fire Hall of Desert City, and the Truth Palace of Holy City. Players can claim a quest item known as the Demonbane Gourd from Koden up to 10 minutes before the event or until 10 minutes after it has begun. Players must use it to collect the Blood Demon’s Soul, which is required to claim the quest rewards.

 
After the quest begins, 3 Ghostdom Portals will appear in the Hexad Region. From these portals will emerge 3 Blood Demon’s Vanguards, who will move to attack the Boundary Defender by the route marked in purple below. Players must protect the Boundary Defender and defeat the Blood Demon’s Vanguards if they hope to avert disaster.

 
Only 1 of the 3 Blood Demon’s Vanguards contains the Blood Demon’s Soul. Unless they defeat the true body and collect the Blood Demon’s Soul with the Demonbane Gourd, all will be lost. Those who succeed can trade the Soul to Koden for their rewards. Do you have what it takes to withstand the Blood Demon’s Assault, or will evil have the last laugh?

 
Visit http://zu.igg.com for the latest on Zu Online or the Blood Demon’s Assault patch. Visit http://www.igg.com to learn more about IGG and its growing family of games.

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Late Romans from Legio Heroica

Four new codes and eight new packs are now available for the 15mm Late Romans range from http://www.legio-heroica.com/:

ROM01 - Flavius Aetius with officer and vexilla bearer @ €4.50 EUR

ROM17 - Unarmoured infantry with lance and cap - eight figures @ €3.60 EUR

ROM18 - Unarmoured infantry bareheaded with lance - eight figures @ €3.60 EUR

ROM19 - Archers inclined at 45° for overhead fire - eight figures @ €3.60 EUR




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Zijn er binnen 5 jaar terug mammoets?

Over enkele jaren lopen er op deze planeet weer mammoeten rond. Dat zegt een Japanse professor. Akira Iritani van de Universiteit van Kyoto beweert dat het over vier jaar mogelijk is om de reusachtige dieren te klonen.

 
Iritani vertelt in de Britse krant The Daily Telegraph dat er een specifieke kloontechniek is waarbij een celkern wordt gewonnen uit bevroren huid- of spiercellen. De vorser zegt dat de eicel kan ingebracht worden bij een Afrikaanse olifant, draagmoeder van dienst dus.

 
"Nu de technische problemen zijn overwonnen, hebben we alleen nog maar een goed monster met zacht weefsel van een mammoet nodig", klinkt het. "De slagingskans bij het klonen van vee was lange tijd heel slecht, maar nu zitten we op 30 procent. Ik denk dat we een redelijke kans hebben om binnen vier tot vijf jaar een gezonde mammoet te verwekken", aldus de wetenschapper.
De bewuste kloontechniek werd drie jaar geleden al eens succesvol gebruikt op een muis. Een andere Japanner kloonde een knaagdier dat al zestien jaar dood was.
Iritani zal komende zomer naar Siberië reizen om er een zacht weefsel van mammoetfossielen te vinden. Van zodra hij uit het verzamelde materiaal een celkern kan winnen, zou het twee jaar duren vooraleer hij een Afrikaanse olifant kan bevruchten.

Daarna moet er nog heel wat geduld uitgeoefend worden, want de draagtijd van een Afrikaanse olifant kan 22 maanden bedragen.
Bron: GVA

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woensdag, januari 12, 2011

Populaire stripreeks Storm krijgt spin-off

Deze week verschijnen de eerste pagina's van de Storm spin-off 'De kronieken van de Buitenring' in stripblad Eppo. Een spannend moment voor de nieuwe makers Willem Ritstier (tekst) en Minck Oosterveer (tekeningen) die drie jaar geleden begonnen aan dit ambitieuze project. Willem Ritstier: "Storm is natuurlijk een icoon binnen de stripwereld, waar de namen van Don Lawrence en Martin Lodewijk onlosmakelijk aan verbonden zijn. Om in hun voetstappen te treden is natuurlijk niet niks, maar Minck en ik hebben geheel in hun traditie een ijzersterk verhaal weggezet."



Het eerste album van Ritstier en Oosterveer 'De banneling van Thoem' is klaar en wordt eerst voorgepubliceerd in Eppo, voordat het eind van het jaar in albumvorm zal verschijnen. In dit nieuwe verhaal gaan Storm, Roodhaar en Nomad naar de Buitenring van Pandarve, waar het wemelt van piraten en ander gespuis. Ze raken er flink in de problemen wanneer Roodhaar in de ban komt van de banneling van Thoem, die zonder dat Nomad en Storm het in de gaten hebben, Roodhaars lichaam overneemt. De banneling is vastbesloten om terug te keren in het rijk waaruit zij verbannen is, en ontziet daarin niemand. Ook de drie helden Storm, Roodhaar en Nomad niet.



Storm is een van de populairste stripseries van Nederland en werd na de dood van zijn geestelijk vader Don Lawrence voortgezet door het duo Romano Molenaar en Jorg de Vos. Vanaf hun eerste album 'De navel van de dubbele god' uit 2007 werd hun reeks door de vele Storm lezers omarmd. Daarna verschenen er nog drie delen, waarvan er twee in Eppo werden voorgepubliceerd. Op dit moment werken Molenaar en De Vos aan een nieuw verhaal 'Het oog van Nalad' dat medio 2011 gepubliceerd gaat worden. In die tussentijd verdwijnt het boegbeeld van Eppo niet uit het blad, maar volgen de lezers de avonturen van Storm, Roodhaar en Nomad in 'De banneling van Thoem.' Een nieuw verhaal dat zich afspeelt in de Buitenring van Pandarves multiversum.



Willem Ritstier is al jarenlang de vaste scenarist van Minck Oosterveer (Ronson Inc, Nicky Saxx, Zodiak) maar schrijft ook voor René Uilenbroek (Soeperman), Carry Brugman (Sam & Sam) en Erwin Suvaal (Anders). Met het schrijven van Storm gaat er voor hem een langgekoesterde droom in vervulling. Ritstier: "Schrijven voor Storm is het hoogste wat je in Nederland op stripgebied kunt bereiken."



Minck Oosterveer (1961) heeft al veel successen op zijn naam staan, zoals de harde western Ronson Inc, het spirituele The Unknown en de thrillerreeks Nicky Saxx. Hij is een van de meest gewaardeerde realistisch tekenaars van Nederland en genomineerd voor de prestigieuze Stripschapprijs van 2011.

http://www.donlawrence.nl

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zondag, januari 09, 2011

Commander: Conquest of the Americas... Watch Out for the Pirates!

Commander: Conquest of the Americas Gets a New DLC Pack

Prepare of the High Seas and Watch Out for the Pirates!
Paradox Interactive and Nitro Games announced the new DLC pack, Pirate Treasure Chest for Commander: Conquest of the Americas. Discover the infamous pirate island of Tortuga as you explore new quests, locations and treasures. Join the pirates or fight against them, these new pirate captains can become your best friend or your new worst enemy. Pirate Treasure Chest is available today on all leading digital distribution sites.

Discover the infamous pirate island of Tortuga where players can purchase items and ships. Choose to hire pirate captains and use their fleets against your enemies without taking blame for their unprovoked attacks or battle against them when you capture them to use their maps and ships as your own. No matter how you choose to play, the rewards are many: wealth, unique ships and treasure maps that lead to powerful artifacts.

About Commander: Conquest of the Americas

Choose from 7 different European factions in Commander: Conquest of the Americas. Take charge of a European power aiming to conquer the New World. Found new colonies and manage their resources, production, military, and much more as they develop into a full blown empire. Choose to command ships in RTS fashion or take direct control as your fleet engages ships of an enemy nation or blood thirsty pirates at a highly detailed tactical level.

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The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (PC & DS)

Can You Solve The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde ?

A thrilling mystery game based on the famous characters of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

O-Games announces The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde for Nintendo DS and PC, on the anniversary of Robert Louis Stevenson’s death, the writer who made the iconic characters famous.

This thrilling mystery and hidden object game takes you to the streets of London in 1886. The murder of a prosperous citizen with a faultless reputation is posing puzzling questions.

Why did he have to die? Who is responsible for this crime?
There has been fearful whispers of a grotesque human monster prowling the shadowy alleys of the Soho district. Who is this creature and are they connected to the crime?
Step into the role of Inspector Newcomen & with the help of your good friend Dr Jekyll you work together to solve this mysterious case through multiple scenarios.
Throughout your investigation you will have to complete over 30 exciting mini-games: collect fingerprints, examine your findings, navigate your way through all the twist & turns of the story and solve the crime.

 
The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is out for Nintendo DS & PC on 18th February 2011.

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Dragon Age II - The exiled prince (pack)

BIOWARE UNVEILS THE EXILED PRINCE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT PACK FOR DRAGON AGE II

Pre-Order Dragon Age II by January 11 to Get a Free Upgrade to the BioWare Signature Edition with over £15 of Additional Value Including “The Exiled Prince

Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. announced  “The Exiled Prince,” a three-mission digital content pack for Dragon Age II™, will be available for download coinciding with Dragon Age II’s UK retail launch on March 11, 2011. Gamers who pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11 will receive a free upgrade to the Dragon Age II BioWare Signature Edition, which includes over £15 of additional content including “The Exiled Prince” DLC pack, the game’s digital soundtrack and an exclusive in-game digital armory featuring a variety of in-game weapons. For those who do not preorder Dragon Age II before January 11, “The Exiled Prince” will be available for purchase separately for 560 Microsoft Points.

 
The Exiled Prince” introduces the noble archer Sebastian Vael, with players joining him in the middle of his quest to avenge the brutal murder of his family. Sworn to the priesthood as a boy, Sebastian is forced to re-enter the viper's nest of princely politics when his family is brutally murdered, leaving him as the sole surviving heir. Banding together with Sebastian and his unshakable loyalty and excellent aim, players will choose to either avenge Sebastian's murdered family to reclaim his title or direct his holy vengeance on their enemies in Kirkwall. In addition to this action-packed storyline, players will also be able to enlist Sebastian as a follower throughout a majority of Dragon Age II.

“Our goal for the Dragon Age II DLC is to extend Hawke’s journey and the Dragon Age universe by introducing additional characters with meaningful storylines and intense, dynamic missions,” said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Dragon Age II. “Not only will ’The Exiled Prince’ allow players to experience Sebastian’s powerful revenge story, but they will also be able to utilize him as a follower throughout Hawke’s rise to power in Dragon Age II.

One of the most anticipated games of 2011, Dragon Age II, has been hailed as “An Epic…” by Game Informer magazine, “brutal and incredibly satisfying” by IGN.com and “Bloody as Hell…" by 1Up.com .
Dragon Age II will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PC in North America on March 8, 2011 and in Europe on March 11, 2011.

For more information on Dragon Age II, please visit www.DragonAge.com, follow the game at twitter.com/dragonage and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DragonAgeOrigins.

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Mercenary Scum: 17th Century Skirmish Scenarios supplement for Escalade

Saber's Edge is pleased to offer Stephen Danes' Mercenary Scum: 17th Century Skirmish Scenarios supplement for Escalade.

Mercenary Scum is a wargame supplement designed to be used with Escalade, the skirmish rules for the seventeenth century.

 
Six scenarios are included:
Scenario One: Contributions, a scenario of slash and burn tactics involving a collection of devious and untrustworthy characters - and the enemy aren't too nice either!
Scenario Two: The Peasants are Revolting, a desperate battle to survive between fleeing soldiers and murderous bands of peasants. Can heroics save the day or will it be better to run, run, RUN!
Scenario Three: Rescue Rupert, a game of suspicious guards, tough mercenaries and rebel fanatics and a daring attempt to free Prince Rupert from the dastardly clutches of the Emperor.
Scenario Four: Assault on Bastion 13, an intense and bloody assault on a well-entrenched enemy. Choose your weapons: mortars, grenades, snipers? Can you be the first hero to breach the enemies defences?
Scenario Five: Escalade, a frantic attempt to break out from the stranglehold of the enemies siege-lines. Will our heroes manage to escape before the enemy (industriously slaughtering civilians) can assemble to foil their escape?
Scenario Six: Bandit Country, valuable supplies must get through to beleaguered troops, even if this means moving the wagons through this dark and ominously silent wood. But wait a moment, what's that blocking the path up ahead, a fallen tree? Did that tree just fall down, is that the glint of a gun-barrel poking through the trees? The horses are getting nervous! Are the enemy about to attack...
Price: $5.00 USD PDF (A4)

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zaterdag, januari 08, 2011

Vogels vallen dood uit de lucht (doemscenario vs technologisch complot)

> Een doemscenario-uitleg.

Vogelsterfte: Is omkerend magnetisch veld verantwoordelijk?



07/01 Nu op meerdere plaatsen ter wereld hele zwermen vogels uit de lucht vallen en sterven (of is het omgekeerd?), rijst de vraag wat er gaande is.



Op 1 januari vielen vogels uit de lucht boven het stadje Beebe; in de Amerikaanse deelstaat Arkansas. Verlamd door angst? Vergiftiging? De bliksem? Iets anders? Meerdere theorieën doen de ronde.


Intussen zijn nabij de Zweedse stad Falköping honderd kauwen op onverklaarbare wijze gestorven (foto).

In de zoektocht naar een verklaring wordt gesuggereerd dat de langzame omkering van het magnetisch veld van de aarde aan de basis van het vreemde fenomeen zou kunnen liggen. Dat magnetisch veld keert om de 500.000 jaar om. De laatste keer dat dit gebeurde, dateert echter al van 780.000 jaar geleden.



Indien de omschakeling gebeurt, keren de polen om; Noord wordt plots Zuid (en omgekeerd). Communicatie via radio en satelliet zou kunnen uitvallen. Doemdenkers zijn van mening dat dit in 2012 kan gebeuren, het jaar dat door de Maya's als het eindpunt van de mensheid werd aangestipt.


Bron: GvA

Dierensterfte in kaart gebracht op Google Earth.

> Of een pseudowetenschappelijke / halve complottheorie / "geef de wetenschap de schuld"- uitleg.

Vogelsterfte: HAARP de oorzaak?


07/01 In de zoektocht naar een mogelijke verklaring voor het dood uit de lucht vallen van vogels in de VS en Zweden en massale vissterfte in het Amerikaanse Arkansas, wordt met de beschuldigende vinger naar HAARP gewezen.
HAARP is een afkorting, die staat voor High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. Dit is een Amerikaans militair en civiel onderzoeksinstituut in Alaska, dat onderzoek doet naar de ionosfeer.


Hierbij wordt de hoogfrequente elektromagnetische straling onderzocht. Die wordt daardoor lokaal tijdelijk verstoord.


HAARP bestaat sinds 1993. Het project is sindsdien het onderwerp van talloze samenzweringstheorieën, volgens dewelke het onder meer de oorzaak vormt van een aantal natuurrampen.

Bron: GvA

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Gala Nocturna 2011

5th edition of Gala Nocturna: February 12, 2011



Join the most beautiful neo-romantic ball in the world!

This year for the 5th time and on a brand-new location, a fantastic Baroque church in the center of Antwerp, Belgium. Wonderful acts, heavenly music, special drinks, absinthe bar, fairy cupcakes and, above all, hundreds of magnificently dressed visitors from all over Europe.


Be part of this extaordinary evening and pass the doors to a unique and magical world!
Theme of this year's ball is "The Virgin Queen", an ode to the Elizabethan era.
There is a strict dress code, but don't let this scare you!
For inspiration you can take a look at costumes from Tudor, Elizabethan and Renaissance movies, or let our moodboard at www.gala-nocturna.com guide you. We try to encourage our guests to wear historically inspired costumes, but you are more than welcome in formal evening wear as well. So if your style is historically inspired (like Victorian, Biedermeier, Empire, Rococo, Baroque, etc), neo-romantic, fantasy, elegantly gothic or lolita, steampunk or just formal evening wear, we are delighted to welcome you at Gala Nocturna 2011!
Costume contest
Did you put a lot of effort in your costume?
Then sign-up for our costume contest and become our "Queen of the Night"!
Sign-up form soon online at www.gala-nocturna.com.


Programme
* Like every year, doors open at 8 PM!
* Between 8 PM and 9:30 PM

Viona (www.viona-art.com) will set up a little photo corner to take pictures of all guests.
* From 9:30 PM
Opening of our ball with an artistic selection of performances.
We want to keep you curious, so we decided not to uncover the acts yet :-)
* Exquisite vintage clothing & accessories for sale
* Sweetilicious fairytale cup cakes
* Illustrious absinthe bar

More info and tickets available at www.gala-nocturna.com

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