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Borderlands & Duke Nukem are finally coming to theaters!

For decades filmmakers have been trying to make decent films based on popular video game franchises, but there has yet to be a single movie that would qualify as legitimately good, although the Resident Evil movies continue to make money.

Most of us recognize that video game movies could be good though, right? Many games have an interesting premise, exciting characters and are overflowing with violent action—basically all the ingredients for a successful modern film.

Well, that’s what Gearbox Software seems to think, and they’ve announced that two of their biggest franchises — Borderlands and Duke Nukem — are coming that much closer to their big-screen debuts. At E3, Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, had a livestreamed sit-down with video game journalist, Geoff Keighley, to discuss the forthcoming adaptations. On Borderlands, Pitchford said, “We’ve been developing scripts and the strategy that we’re on right now is, that it’s obviously in the Borderlands universe, but rather than retell the stories that were in the game, we’ create new stories so that the films will have their own film canon … We’ll use all the characters and scenarios, it’s similar to what Marvel is doing. You can read any particular film plot in a comic book, but there’s a lot of characters, themes, and in fact, some of the situations are represented.”

Then Pitchford revealed that a Duke Nukem movie was actually really happening! “We’re working on Duke Nukem! I can’t announce it, but it’s blown my mind, there’s been a lot of production companies have come at us. We’re putting together a deal right now with a major motion picture studio; I’ll tell you off the record if you want to know. It’s the exact right people that should be doing a Duke Nukem film and we’ll see what happens. It’s unbelievable, I think that’s very likely a thing.”

Regardless of what happens with these two films, it’ll be awhile before they hit theaters. Though it IS something to look forward to!!!

Extending your Phones Battery Life

We’ve all been there… sitting at the doctors office or commuting home from work playing your favorite game, or uploading that awesome selfie you just took and you realize your battery is dying! Smartphones have evolved into these powerful little computers that fit into our pockets, but the batteries that power these amazingly awesome devices unfortunately have not. I know to for me personally, I have to carry an extra charge bank with me whenever I leave the house. So what can you do to help you get the longest possible time from your device?

Android Battery Tips

First and foremost you will want to go to your devices settings and click on battery and you should see something like the photo above. This will give you a closer look at what is juicing your battery the most and you can take the appropriate steps in extending your batteries life.

Set your backlight to auto or even minimum

One thing that helps IMMENSELY with my devices is switching the backlight for the display to auto. The screen uses the most amount of battery consumption so this will actually save your phone a considerable amount of life. Wirecutter actually put this to the test 
using the Geekbench utility’s battery – intensive routines for an hour, an iPhone 6s used 54 percent less battery—12 percent of a full charge versus 26 percent—with the screen brightness at minimum compared with maximum brightness. A Moto X Pure Edition Android phone used 30 percent less (21 percent of a full charge versus 30 percent).

I use an app by LIONMOBI called Power Battery, which definitely helps me get the best life possible from my cell phones battery. My current phone is the ZTE Zmax Pro with a battery life of 3,100mAh that sometimes lasts me up to 16 hours with moderate use depending on the apps I have running and my phones current settings.

Android Battery Tips

Trimming apps that are currently running in the background can also help. It can extend your battery’s life by up to a day depending on the applications that are running.

Dump unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper

Just because they’re sitting on the home screen, seemingly inactive, doesn’t mean they’re not consuming power. This goes for widgets that poll status updates in the background, as well as ones that just sit there but look pretty and animated—not to mention animated live wallpaper.

Turn off some wireless features you’re not using

Unless you need them, turn off some wireless features on your device, as they drain your battery. This includes GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and also Wi-Fi. Or, in a pinch, turn off ALL radios, including cellular connectivity, by selecting Airplane mode and remember your device will charge up much faster in this mode too. Turning off your devices vibration will also help conserve battery life.

Reducing push notifications

On smartphones, reduce or disable push services that notify you of new information or updates such as incoming email, video game updates, or real-time sports scores — as it needs to “ping” a remote server to send you updated info every time. In plain English, this can eat up battery (and data as well!). You probably want push mail, so you’re notified when messages arrive in your inbox, but at least disable push notifications for little-used apps. You can find this in your devices settings.

Other things to keep in mind

Something to keep in mind in the winter months is to try to keep your tech at a reasonable temperature or else it can prematurely drain your battery. If you can help it, don’t keep your gadgets exposed to extreme cold or heat – like leaving it in your car. On an unrelated note, be sure you download the latest software updates for your phone, tablet, watch or laptop, as engineers always try out new ways to improve power management.

 

New details in Carrie Fisher’s death

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Carrie Fisher had cocaine and several other drugs in her system at the time of her death, according to the actress’s full autopsy report which was released today.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office cites sleep apnea as one of the causes of death and also names a variety of drugs that were in her system when she suffered cardiac arrest while traveling on a plane late last year.

“Urine toxicology on admission to the hospital was positive for cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates,” the report reads.

It’s important to note that the report also states that although those drugs were in her system, there are “significant limitations in one’s ability to interpret the toxicology results and their contribution to cause of death” — meaning that the coroner’s office couldn’t determine whether those drugs had played a role in Fisher’s death.

The report also adds that the cocaine in her system may have been ingested a few days earlier. It’s not clear when the other drugs in her system were taken.

Now, if it’s one thing I personally know, it’s substance abuse and addiction and what drugs can do to you, and how long drugs stay in your body. Cocaine has a very short half life. Unless you’re doing cocaine all day long, everyday, then yes, it could take anywhere from 5-7 days to get out of your system… but again you would have to be doing a lot of it. If you are using it scarcely, it could take just a couple of hours to completely leave your system. So something isn’t adding up….

Fisher, a “Star Wars” icon, died from “sleep apnea and other undetermined factors” and a history of heart disease, the report states. But the manner of her death remains listed as undetermined, according to the report.

She became unresponsive after suffering a cardiac arrest on Dec. 23 while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She died four days later, at the age of 60.

Wynncraft! The new Minecraft MMO

Yes guys and gals…. A REAL Minecraft MMORPG! You can level up your characters, go on over 100’s of quests, join guilds, raid dungeons and a helluva lot more! I almost fell over when I found out about this. Wynncraft is 4 years in the making. The best part about it is if you have a copy of Minecraft than you can play for FREE RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is add the server. (Under server name type Wynncraft. For server address just type play.wynncraft.net)

The world of Wynncraft is absolutely ginormous. You can check out the map at http://map.wynncraft.net

If you want to learn more about Wynncraft and all it has to offer, check out their official website! If you have a copy of Minecraft than check out Wynncraft for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed! When I play a bit more I’ll have a detailed review for you guys to check out, so if this is something you’re interested in than keep checking back.

<3,
Cupcake

Just a few rants & such…

It’s been nearly 2 years since I’ve updated this site. (Sheesh!) Between work, veterinary school, kids, and fostering 2 litter of kittens I barely have time for myself, let alone the projects I’ve been working on including this website. Since I got a new gaming PC and recently fixed up my laptop I can finally start working on Geek and Nerd again! So just be patient I’m trying to put this new layout together and I have 6 drafts I’m working on too. (Yay! Content!)

I’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking when I was going to start updating the site and how much they like it. I’m working on doing reviews on every single video game I personally own and have played and beaten. Also I may start a YT channel with Mama Cupcake doing walkthroughs to old school RPG games like Final Fantasy, Earthbound, The Legend of Zelda, Drakken, Breath of Fire, Chrono Cross, etc. I mean after all it WAS my Mama who had gotten me into gaming when I was in diapers. She told me it’s how I learned to read and write full sentences by the age of 2. Plus my teenage son wants to start a YT channel of his own for video games and such. So I have a lot of little side projects I’m trying to get started on!

But seriously guys…. thanks for all of the emails and all the love I have received from you. Honestly it motivates me to continue doing this.

❤ Always,
Cupcake