Posts Tagged ‘ Anniversary ’

Flashback Friday… Halo 2.


It’s crazy to think that about a decade ago, I used to sit on the steps of my boy Carlo’s place, with him and our best friend Jon, and fantasize about the soon to be released Halo 2.  The original Halo: Combat Evolved, was a game that the three of us had play for hours on end every day after school, and although Jon and I would have our asses handed to us by Carlos, the premise of a sequel to this epic game was mind blowing.  10 years later, the launch trailer for the 10th anniversary edition of Halo 2 gives us a peek at the sweet new cinematics for the game, courtesy of Blur Studios. Halo 2: Anniversary is part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One.  Check the re-vamped trailer below.

To this day, Halo is still the ONLY video game I play.

Take A Look At 20 Years Of The Tech That Makes You Dance.

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Pioneer recently released a small tribute to the gear, tech, and people who have shaped the diretion music has taken over the last 2 decades.  Check the method below.

Bollinger Champagne Pays Tribute To James Bond.

James Bond‘s soft spot for the martini is no secret, but a 50-year anniversary requires champagne. Enter a French brand that has decided to fete the spy’s longevity on the silver screen in style, with a box set titled “Bollinger 002 for 007″.  Inside the case, a silencer-styled box inspired by the accessory on Bond’s Walter PKK pistol houses a bottle of champagne. To access the bottle, you have to enter the code 007 and press the iconic pistol logo that is often seen in the film’s opening credits.  Inside the box lies a bottle (boasting a James Bond design) of Bollinger La Grande Année 2002 – “the most exceptional vintage of the past decade,” according to Mathieu Kauffmann, Bollinger‘s chef de cave. The  ”Bollinger 002 for 007″ box set will go on sale for €150 October 1 in select outlets. Skyfall is due to have in the UK on October 23.

Martell Cordon Bleu Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary.

Martell Cognac is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the launch of limited-edition Cordon Bleu Centenary in key Asian duty free locations.  The Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary edition features the centenary’s visual code, the infinity sign, which also represents the figure 100.  The Martell Cordon Bleu Centenary cognac is also available as a special edition, presented in a wooden giftcase with silver trims and a magnetite opening system.  The giftcase is engraved with key historical dates relating to Martell Cordon Bleu and decorated with 100 silver metallic squares in honor of the occasion.  The case contains a blue lacquered and silver bottle of Martell Cordon Bleu and a “montre” bottle containing a selection of 100% Borderies cognac specially blended by Martell’s cellar master Benoit Fil.

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates 20 Years.

Year 2011 sees the Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna celebrating its 20th Anniversary in China.  To commemorate this occasion Ermenegildo Zegna made a special limited edition collection of just twenty pieces to mark this important milestone.  The collection include watches, cufflinks, mobile phones and fabrics made in collaboration with Girard-Perregaux, Tateossian and Vertu.

Twenty limited edition cufflinks created by Tateossian, in solid 18 kt rose gold. Replicating the Zegna China 20th Anniversary logo, with discreetly embedded rubies.

The Signature Vertu for Ermenegildo Zegna China 20th Anniversary Limited Edition presents Vertu’s iconic Signature handset in precious rose gold, sapphire crystal and exotic alligator skin.
As a testimony of its unequalled success in China, Ermenegildo Zegna offers two unique fabrics, signature to the link between the Chinese culture and the sartorial tradition of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool-Mill.

The watch, with its timeless design, is adorned with an elegant rose gold case, true to Girard-Perregaux’s great chronograph tradition as well as a rare and precious specially designed movement guaranteed by Girard-Perregaux.  On the dial, a tachymeter scale lends it an assertively sporty character, while the logo at 6 o’clock is a tribute to the 20 years that Ermenegildo Zegna has been in China.  The mechanism features one of the most spectacular watchmaking complications – a coaxial Rattrappante chronograph with Foudroyante.  The two superimposed second hands of the Rattrappante chronograph enable to time several events which start simultaneously but which last for different times.  The Foudroyante is represented by the red hand in the counter at 9 o’clock, and enables to measure the final chronograph time to one-eighth of a second.  It completes one revolution of the counter per second, stopping on one of the 8 sections at the end of the timed event.