December 14, 2012

How do you watch your anime?

I asked another question to the Anime community on Google+ and it was 'How do you watch your anime?'. Most people watch anime with English subs, but we have those who actually do watch anime using English dubs. Here are the results.

A. I watch my anime with English subs
B. I only watch anime that has English dubs
C. I watch my anime with English subs and/or dubs
D. I watch my anime without any sound
E. I watch my anime with no subs or dubs (just pure Jap)

Most people are obviously option A - watches anime with English subs. There were a few that watched anime with English subs and/or English subs and I am sure everyone would want to go for option E one day. Anyhow, that's it for another day.

So, how do you watch anime?

Steam Linux to Launch Open Beta Next Week

Steam for Linux will be available for everyone to try from next week, after spending just over a month as a limited beta.

Valve has announced that the beta will be opened to public very soon:
“The Open Beta will be available to the public and will increase the current population from 80K to a higher number.”
As noted earlier in the month, System Requirements for some Linux games are now being listed on the Steam Store.

The list below indicates games that have System Requirements:
  • Amnesia
  • Dynamite Jack
  • Eversion
  • iBomber Attack
  • Killing Floor
  • Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
  • Serious Sam 3:BFE
  • Sword & Sworcery
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
  • World of Goo

With the Open Beta comes a handful of changes and Valve has indicated that:
  • a new webpage will appear with details on installing Ubuntu and Steam for Linux
  • The Steam for Linux repository will be set up for installing the client
  • Statistics for the current Linux games library will soon be available
  • Support Linux games will be available for purchase

Facebook finally releases a native Android app

After what seems like an eternity of dealing with a sluggish web view Facebook app on Android, the social media behemoth is finally releasing a new and improved version written in native code. Everyone got their hopes up when an improved, native app came to iOS a few months ago -- but the status of the Android version was still "coming soon."

The new version will drastically improve performance in critical areas such as load/resume times, navigating the timeline and loading of photo albums. Because much of the computation is now happening quickly on the device, there's no more waiting. Facebook's main descriptor when talking about the update is "fast," and keep stressing that this is a complete rebuilding of the app.

The update is now live in the Play Store and things are looking good. This one is definitely going to be a worth-while update for any Facebook users out there.

[via Android Central]