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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

I am a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series. I still remember playing Tomb Raider II for hours when I was little. So of course I bought the new one as soon as it came out. I bought it on Steam, because I don't even have a DVD reader in my computer. I was in the US at the time, but I couldn't wait to get home to play it. I arrived sometime at 10PM at home, among the first five things I did was to install it, look at the intro level and then I went to sleep. I was anxiously waiting for the continue.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail book

I finally finished this book. I bought it from one of the authors a year and a half ago. The book has seen some serious mileage in my hands, having been to the Belgium and to the US. But I finally managed to read all of it. Having a goal to read 28 books this year really helps focusing on this.

I enjoyed the book very much. I don't nec­es­sar­i­ly agree with the hypotheses that it presents, but it also provided a good history lesson for me. Apparently I had some big gaps in my knowledge of things that are 1) far from me 2) happened a long continue.

The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens
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The Christmas party organized by Google in Zurich this year was... drumroll a private Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening. They rented out half of Arena Cinemas for half a day and they invited all Zooglers to watch the movie.

Normally I don't go to see movies in the first couple of weeks after they are released, because the cinemas are too crowded, but I couldn't miss such an occasion: a new Star Wars movie!!!!

In general, I enjoyed the movie. I left the cinema like, yeah, this was a good "reboot" of the series and I'm curious how this will continue. Of course, there were some bad continue.

Interstellar

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On Saturday I went to see In­ter­stel­lar. I had heard many opinions about it. Dodo was praising it to heavens. Some colleagues said it was boring and way too long. Other complained about the *spoiler*. Other said it was very good.

First let me describe the Swiss cinemas (gross over­gen­er­al­iza­tion, this being my first time in one). You have way more legroom, so you can actually sit com­fort­ably and people can walk past you without you having to get up. A big surprise for me was that at the middle of the movie you have a 5-10 minute break, where you can go to the bathroom, stretch continue.

Burn Notice

Burn Notice e un alt serial de care m-am apucat recent (yes, I know, don't I ever get bored of starting new TV Shows? Nope) ca să îi țină locul la White Collar, la care nu mă uit din anumite motive (Roxi, sper că nu te uiți fără mine!!). Cele două seriale seamănă un pic, doar că per­son­ajele principale sunt de părți opuse ale legii. Pe când Neal ajunge să lucreze pentru FBI, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) e un fost spion care, în timpul unei operațiuni de „fi­nanțare” a unui șef de stat din Nigeria, este „ars”, adică este dat afară de către CIA. Dar amândoi sunt pedanți și le place continue.

Tron Evolution

Tron Evolution este jocul care face legatura intre filmul Tron din 1982 si filmul Tron Legacy de anul acesta. In joc se poveste cum a ajuns CLU sa devina un tiran si cum a ramas Flynn blocat in The Grid. Toata povestea este vazuta din per­spec­ti­va unui System monitor, care nu vorbeste deloc in tot filmul (*wink*Master Chief*wink*) si este numit core­spun­za­tor: Anon (desi nu i se men­tioneaza numele in joc, doar la extras).

Abraxas, unul din an­tag­o­nisti

Povestea incepe cu sosirea unui System Monitor nou in Tron City. Aici el intalneste pentru prima oara un virus care infecteaza programele trans­for­man­du-le in chestii galbene. Cand soseste Kevin Flynn, el este prins de CLU, care este System Ad­min­is­tra­tor. continue.