7.14.2014

Niantic's Ingress




Ingress is a near-real time augmented reality
massively multiplayer online pervasive game created by Niantic Labs, a startup within Google, originally for Android devices, and since the 14th July 2014 for Apple's iOS. The game has a complex science fiction back story with a continuous open narrative.



The Niantic Project

The Beginning

The Niantic Project was initiated in 2012 by Dr. Calvin Ezekiel and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), a branch of the US Government that supposedly had been closed. Dr. Calvin had been studying the effects of something known as Exotic Matter (XM) and related topics for years. He worked on Project Whydah and other projects all linked to the concept of XM. The powers in charge of the NIA, agree to Dr. Calvin's Project, The Niantic Project, as a means to study the Threats and Opportunities of something called a Shaper Mind Virus that may be caused/associated with XM. Calvin's team is to assess what XM is and to create potential XM constructs. A research team is assembled. Many of the Niantic Project members are called sensitives as they react to XM. It is revealed that Dr. Calvin may also be looking into something called 13Magnus.







7.10.2014

Sneak Peek at Universal Orlando Resort’s new Diagon Alley attraction


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Diagon Alley

The Diagon Alley expansion has been completed at Universal Studios Florida and features a restaurant and several "signature shops". Reports indicate that these will include The Leaky Cauldron, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Borgin and Burkes, Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment, and Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour.










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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area spanning two theme parks in the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The first phase was officially announced for Islands of Adventure on May 31, 2007, and after a two-and-a-half-year construction period, the area officially opened to the public on June 18, 2010. The area's flagship attraction is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which exists within a re-creation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It takes riders on a journey through Harry Potter's wizarding world. Other attractions include Dragon Challenge, a pair of inverted roller coasters, and Flight of the Hippogriff, a family roller coaster. The area also features a re-creation of Hogsmeade containing many gift shops and restaurants from the series of Harry Potter books including Dervish and Banges, Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Zonko's Joke Shop (though it houses Honeydukes), the Three Broomsticks, and the Hog's Head.

www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/


New Harry Potter Stories from J.K. Rowling
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