Friday, February 12, 2016

It’s been 30+ years since Duck Hunt was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was one of the games that came with the console, the other was Super Mario Bros. The NES Action Set, retailed for US$149.99 in 1988.

A new fan project brings the light gun shooter game into the modern era.

Joseph Delgado is studying computer science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He attended last month’s Global Game Jam and was inspired to build a virtual reality version of Duck Hunt. The 21 year-old built the game in a day and released a gameplay video to his YouTube channel this week.

The Dog (sometimes called the Laughing Dog) in Duck Hunt for the NES.
The Dog (or the Laughing Dog) in Duck Hunt.

Good news if you want to try the updated Duck Hunt. Delgado plans to release Duck Hunt VR for free.

Read more about the updated game from C/NET

February 12th – Catch It And Keep It.

February 10th – The 2016 Wing Bowl Recap.
February 4 – Cliff Has One Heck Of A Super Fun SuperBowl Party Lined Up.

February 02nd – Ed Runs Into An Old Friend On Vacation.

The Q! Morning Show’s $Money Laundering Pool$
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Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Here are the Friday, February 12th numbers! good luck to all 9 listeners that got into the draw.

10,18,20,38,40,43,44

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Cliff’s Call, February 12: Valentine’s Day.

Rescheduled dates for the three postponed Black Sabbath THE END tour dates in Canada have been confirmed:

Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place – March 2, 2016

Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome – March 4, 2016

Vancouver, BC – at Rogers Arena – Monday March 7, 2016

Previously purchased tickets will be honoured at the door on the new date. Fans are not required to re-purchase or exchange their tickets. Ticketholders unable to attend the new date will be notified by email from Ticketmaster on refund options.

Tickets for the new dates will be on sale today, February 11 at 4pm.

 

OK Go has released their Upside Down & Inside Out music video filmed in zero gravity. Even with the volume muted (the song is just ok) the visuals and concept is pretty amazing stuff.

It was filmed in Russia at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Was it filmed all in one take? According to OK Go:

“Yes, it’s all one continuous take, but there’s a bunch of time removed. Again, the longest stretch of zero gravity we can get is about 27 seconds, and then it takes five minutes to reset to do it again. We wanted the whole video to take place in weightlessness, so we designed the routine in 27 second chunks, scenes that start and end right at the moments gravity is going and coming back. After we filmed a scene, when gravity returned, we stayed as still as we could for the five minutes of the plane climbing, and then began the next scene as soon as we were weightless again. When we were done, we chose our best take and cut out all of the long reset periods, so the routine is continuous and feels seamless.”

 

 

This week win tickets to the Dine Around & Stay in Town Launch on Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre. Be caller number “ate” when we play the food song of the day.
Tuesday, February 9th song – Green Onions from Booker T & The MGS.
Wednesday, February 10th song – Hungry Like the Wolf from Duran Duran.
Thursday, February 11th – Spill The Wine from Eric Burdon and War.
Friday, February 12th – Hungry Heart from Bruce Springsteen.

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The Q! Morning Show’s $Money Laundering Pool$
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Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Sorry! no win on the Friday, February 5th draw!

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Cliff’s Call, February 11: Sugar Regulation.

This Sunday is Saint Valentine’s Day — the most lovey-dovey day of the year — and we’re celebrating that with The Q’s Queens Of Sheba Weekend, starting tomorrow at 4pm with Ryan Awram.  As part of that, you’ll have plenty of chances to get into our draw for a trip for two to Vancouver to see Heart with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts; find details about that right over here.

Meanwhile, on today’s Rockline Theme Thursday on The Q, we’re feeling the love.  If you know of a rock song which contains the word “love” (or some variation thereof) in its title, it’s probably fair game for airplay on the big broadcast today.  I am reliably informed that there may be a couple of songs which fit the criteria.

If there’s a particular song you’d like me to play for you, send me an e-mail request, or join me at noon oh five and call me at 250 475 100.3 as we snuggle up, on The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday.

Fire up the audio player below to hear some musical selections which would get thumbs up from the Rockline Theme Thursday judging panel today.

Love, Dr. Scott “All You Need'” James
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The 7th annual Island Beer Festival is Saturday, February 27 at The Strathcona Hotel!

Featuring local breweries, food, door prizes and much more — and tickets are on sale now for $20 at The Strathcona Hotel or online here.

You can also listen to The Q! Afternoon Show with Ryan Awram (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm) all this week (Feb 13 – 19) for your chance to win a pair of tickets!