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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quidditch is possible! Woah.

This video I found after Besercules' comment on my other blog about flying balls. These aren't them, but I could see this being sphere-shaped in the future:


With this we can inflame the youth of today in science and engineering. We can actualize a once fictional game into a fun activity that melds fantasy and reality.

Still a few years away from the Battle Room, 
"Battle Room Scene" from "Ender's Game" comic
From enders-game.movie-trailer.com

but that's going to happen before Calvinball.

Game AIs
xkcd.com

Next time, more NEWSTUFF!

50 comments:

  1. Wow that is cool, now all they need is flying brooms too. Can you imagine the accidents, no magic spells to keep them from falling, yeah safer on the ground.

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    1. mats everywhere. That'll stop a brain from hitting the crainium, right?

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    2. @Pat - Not when there's an earthquake.

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  2. I never really understood Quidditch, even after following HP for the past 2 days.

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    1. Well, you probably understand the game a little more than I do. I have way less time invested.

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  3. That is awesome. I want to play. :D

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    1. If you mean quidditch, I may be in the stands. But if you're talking battle room, I'll be up for a team battle.

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  4. I really hope Ender's Game gets off the ground and is done right. I remember hearing rumblings of a film adaptation in 2001 which never went anywhere.

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    1. Oh they went somewhere alright. It's going to be made! So happy!

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  5. Oh god.

    The Battle Room.

    Zero-G best game is Zero-G best game.

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    1. I agree. Zero-G.

      Damn, I'm rhyming without meaning to. Freakin' Pat, get ahold of your cat!

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  6. I want to play full contact Quidditch, the kind where people end up with broken arms and legs. I'm assuming, of course, that everyone else playing would look like Harry Potter, which means I could totally kick their asses.

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    1. I'd shout "Ya wankers" from the stands to cheer you on.

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  7. We're one step closer to something fake becoming something real. Personally I was hoping hyperspace would be first, not quidditch.

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    1. Maybe it will happen before they finally make the flying brooms.

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    1. As do I. Technology creates newer ways to hurt each other and ourselves. It's fascinating!

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    2. maybe after 100years they have people like machine lol all technology

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    3. If we last that long as a species, that is! haha.

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    4. hahahah yah your right and left

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  9. This is so cool!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  10. we still need flying brooms though :/

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    1. True. I'll figure that one out and send you a check when I sell it.

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  11. So awesome. Too awesome. If I was british I would probably say more, but, just awesome.

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  12. This is the beginning of the Robots taking over the earth!

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  13. Nice touch adding the XKCD comic, I read it every M/W/F hahaha

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  14. When I heard quidditch was possible that's exactly what I thought of- Enders Game by Wilson Scott Card. baha i do still have some high school english left knowing that books author! GOod post bro look forward to reading more

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  15. Just so you all remember the howerboard from Back To Future 3 comes in three years.
    Playing chess against a computer with difficutly settings set to expert or whatever is the hardest possible choice, usually makes a short 3 or 4 turn game.

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  16. I want to play real Quidditch :(

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  17. Ugh, NONE of my friends had enough imagination for Calvinball. I was so NOT impressed!

    You, Me, The Battleroom when they get it sorted. Pick your team and start training now :3

    Yay, I'm not the only Maru fan in the Blogosphere! He makes me want to move into a house with lots of lino/wood floors and teach Dralion how to box-skate. (Silly cat prefers newspaper and plastic rings from milk bottles)

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  18. Man, if there WAS a game such as Calvinball, which the computer can play competantly. that would be best game ever.

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  19. i watched that video. thats all i can say really

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  20. I've actually read an article on it. Pretty cool.

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  21. hahahaha. thank you, that's too cool!

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  23. that def takes some skill on the quad copter ball...would be rather cool to play....

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