Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. King is recognized as a martyr by two Christian churches. [1] A Baptist minister,[2] King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

Early life

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.[3] King's father was born "Michael King," and Martin Luther King, Jr., was originally named "Michael King, Jr.," until the family traveled to Europe in 1934 and visited Germany. His father soon changed both of their names to Martin in honor of the German Protestant leader Martin Luther.[4] He had an older sister, Willie Christine King, and a younger brother Alfred Daniel Williams King.[5] King sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind.[6]

Growing up in Atlanta, King attended Booker T. Washington High School. He skipped ninth and twelfth grade, and entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating from high school.[7] In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology,[8] and enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951.[9] King then began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University and received his Doctor of Philosophy on June 5, 1955. A 1980s inquiry concluded portions of his dissertation had been plagiarized and he had acted improperly but that his dissertation still "makes an intelligent contribution to scholarship."[10][11]

King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama.[12] King and Scott had four children; Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King.[13] King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama when he was twenty-five years old in 1954.[14]

prototype(video game)

The plot of Prototype centers on a large conspiracy regarding an unnamed mutagenic virus currently infecting New York City. The effects of the virus have been witnessed before in the town of Hope, Idaho in 1971. After being released in Penn Station in New York, the virus spreads through the city, necessitating at first subtle government actions to combat it, then martial law and evacuation. Alex wakes up with heavy amnesia in a morgue under the scalpels of two HAZMAT-suited scientists and escapes dazed into the city. He then begins to come to terms with his powers (including the ability to absorb memories - which is crucial to piecing together his own), and makes contact with his sister, Dana Mercer. Dana assists him in finding members of the conspiracy, which include government officials, military personnel and employees of bio-engineering firm GENTEK, where it is revealed Alex was previously employed.

Alex encounters several characters, not all of which have currently been revealed. His primary physical antagonist is the Specialist, leader of the Blackwatch special forces branch of the US military. Other characters include Karen Parker, a researcher at GENTEK and Alex's former girlfriend, Dr. McMullen, head of GENTEK, and Dr Ragland, a pathologist that assists Alex and studies the infected.

As Alex adds more and more nodes to the Web of Intrigue (by consuming people's minds), the virus begins to spread further and further through New York, and the military is forced to step up operations in order to prevent spreading further. The city is evacuated, quarantined and placed under martial law as the military moves in with a full-scale lockdown with tanks, infantry and air support. The virus grows stronger and stronger, mutating citizens of New York into various monstrous forms. As the conflict begins to consume the city Alex's actions will play a part in deciding the course of the battle and perhaps the ultimate victor. As the game features non-linear sandbox play, the player is free to explore the city with Alex's superhuman agility through the course of the game. Steve Mele, Art Production Manager of Radical Entertainment, said in a blog "Speaking of exploring, I know there is a severed human leg on a rooftop somewhere in the city which initiates a side-story when found

Alex's primary power is that of shapeshifting: He can control his mass, transforming himself into an arsenal of deadly weapons, like a five foot long blade-arm which releases a quarry of swift attacks, being able to cut steel and chop flesh, five pairs of razor sharp claws, which can be charged up for a "ground spike" attack, in which Alex can send his biomass tunneling underground and spray out into deadly spikes, and a sharp bio-whip that can stretch up to 50 feet and bisect, slice, and stab enemies from afar and is also useful in jacking military vehicles. He can also concentrate his bio-mass into his arms which increases his punches and makes him capable of lifting objects heavier than a car, and can concentrate up to 700 pounds of bio-mass into his arms and hands, transforming them into huge rock-hard clubs that are able to crush concrete and powder bone. Alex can also shapeshift his biomass into defensive forms, like a rudimentary shield that goes from the side of his back to his forearm, and can cover up to three quarters of his body, protecting him from oncoming bullets. He also has an armored form, which covers his whole body with three thick layers of hardened bullet-proof biomass, giving him a compact, tank-like humanoid form; while he is slower in this form and cannot employ his signature parkour, he is dense enough to simply plow through most obstacles.

The fuel for these transformations is the biomass of fallen enemies that Alex absorbs in quick, graphic cutscenes. After killing a foe, the distinctive red-black tentacle mass that accompanies all of Alex's powers will burst from his body and drag the victim's form into his, consuming his memories and skills, and appearance along with his flesh. After consuming a foe, Alex can shapeshift to copy their appearance, allowing him to perfectly impersonate them. His powers can also adjust his senses to allow him to see infection or traces of infected, but, with prolonged use, the infected vision can start leeching his health. He can use "Thermal Vision" to see through obscuring smoke and other debris; however, this costs him some range of vision.

In addition to these shapeshifting powers, Alex is extraordinarily fast, agile and strong. He is capable of running at over 100 miles per hour, running up and across the sides of buildings, and jumping hundreds of meters, and moves in a style reminiscent of parkour. Alex is also capable of gliding. He is strong enough to easily grab and throw a car and eventually a tank as a projectile. He is also very durable and heavy, noticeable when he cracks the ground upon landing from great heights. Fire from an M16 assault rifle appears to do minimal damage to his body, but heavier weapons such as mounted machine guns, rockets and tank shells can cause serious damage to him, from which his body heals at a slow rate, but he will quickly regain a larger amount of health by consuming someone, or, by consuming the biomass of infected hunters, he gains a bigger boost of health. However, he can only retain a certain amount of biomass; if he consumes too much he must release it by using a Devastator attack. Even without shapeshifting, Alex still possesses superhuman strength and agility. He can use a variety of kicks and punches, as well as more spectacular, gymnastic moves such as multiple "bouncing" tombstone drops, air combos, or sliding along the ground using an enemy's body as a surfboard.

Alex's most powerful moves are Devastators: huge, area-affecting attacks that use large amounts of biomass. Two Devastators have been seen in preview videos - one is an attack similar to the whipfist that sends dozens of razor-sharp tendrils shooting in every direction from Alex's body to impale or destroy all nearby foes, the second is a variation of the ground-spike attack, in which Alex shoves his biomass into the ground, causing dozens of gigantic pillar-sized spikes to erupt from the ground in an expanding circle around him, either impaling or sending everything above them flying.


* Alex Mercer

The protagonist. Alex has the ability to modify his genetic code on the fly to produce amazing powers of attack, defense, and perception. He can also easily perform superhuman feats of strength, endurance, speed and agility. Alex was an employee at GENTEK before the "incident" which took place 3 weeks before the start of the game.

* Dana Mercer

Alex's younger sister. She followed in her brother's footsteps and ran away from home at young age to fulfill her dreams. She aids Alex by performing research, aided by her studies in journalism.

* Karen Parker

A GENTEK researcher and Alex's previous love interest from before the incident.

* Dr. Bradley Ragland

The doctor who examined Alex before he first awoke with his powers. He is one of Alex's allies against the infection and an accomplished pathologist. His involvement with the virus, and the entire incident, goes deeper than the surface suggests.

* Dr. Raymond McMullen

The head of research at GENTEK. Little else is currently known about this character.

* The Specialist

Blackwatch's finest. He has dealt with Alex's kind before. Nothing surprises him in biological war. He's seen it all, and is totally merciless. He is well equipped to deal various forms of the infection, including the player character.

* Elizabeth Greene

A name that appears in a document recovered from Alex's laptop. She is currently in isolation at the GENTEK facility in New York City. It is assumed that she has abilities that are similar in nature to Alex's. She appears to be a young girl.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009



can't believe it

the game i want the most modern warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is set several years after the conclusion of Call of Duty 4. Sergeant "Soap" MacTavish will return as a non-playable character, and has been promoted to captain in the Special Air Service.[5] MacTavish will lead an elite, multinational commando unit, Task Force 141, to counter a new Russian terrorist organization on the rise.[6] The new group is led by Makarov, a former associate of Imran Zakhaev with his own nationalistic ambitions. Makarov has been portraying Zakhaev's death as an act of martyrdom to garner support for his cause, and has built a strong power base in Russia over the years. In response to the threat posed by Makarov, the global community established Task Force 141 to stop him.[7] Mission settings include the mountains of Russia, a desert in Afghanistan, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[5][7]

Robert Bowling, the community manager for Infinity Ward, posted an update on his personal blog regarding the voice work for the game. In the post, Bowling stated that he was reviewing some lines from the game's script, and shared the radio-chatter line "Cujo Two-One this is Vulture, solid copy on all."[8]


The Last Kiss

50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (2003)

Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap (2009)

gears of war 2 campaign footage part 2