Second straight MVP for Mbala

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of UAAP men’s basketball for the second straight year as the La Salle slotman established himself as the supreme force in the collegiate scene.The Cameroonian continued his dominance for the Green Archers, posting per game averages of 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) in the ongoing Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala’s concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP title.“We just want to win,” Mbala said, as twice-to-beat La Salle prepares for its Final Four date against Adamson this Saturday.“We will not quit and that’s what we plan to do for the next few games: Play hard and leave the rest to God.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA distant second in the MVP race is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by NU senior Jjay Alejandro at third with 63.86 SPs, and UE scorer Alvin Pasaol at fourth with 63.43 SPs.La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero complete this season’s Mythical Team after finishing eighth with his 56.29 SPs.He will get the nod, thanks to the UAAP ruling allowing only one foreign student-athlete to be named in the season’s best five. Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr ranked fifth with 63.15 SPs, followed by NU big man Issa Gaye at sixth (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo at seventh (56.77 SPs), UP captain Paul Desiderio at ninth (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo slotman Chibueze Ikeh at 10th (49.36 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño was hailed as the season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs, powered by his averages of 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Oculus Rift shipping March 2013 project gets closer to nonvirtual re

first_imgThe Oculus Rift, an incredibly successful Kickstarter project determined to take a modern crack at the VR headsets of years past, is ready to help offer the “in the game” experience that so many gamers crave. Like many Kickstarter projects that see explosive growth, the Oculus Rift team wasn’t prepared to deliver so many headsets within the original deadlines. To explain how delivery will work now that the Kickstarter is over, the team published an update to the project on their website.Few Kickstarter projects start with the expectation that the project is going to explode out of the gate. The Oculus team admits to originally only planning to have to make a few hundred units. By the end of the Kickstarter they were faced with the challenge of shipping more than 7500. Production scale changes dramatically with that sort of growth, so the team had to work hard to create a solution that still managed to get units in the hands of developers within a time frame that was somewhat close to the original projection of four months. In their update, the team does a fantastic job breaking down exactly why Oculus units won’t be shipping until late March 2013.The final designs for the Oculus Rift developer headset features a 7-inch display with 1280×800 resolution. The new displays are said to be a marked improvement over the demo units that were originally made for the project, but are also 30 grams heavier and 1.4 inches larger. The final build features an optimized motion sensor capable of higher refresh rates and a magnetometer that was previously not available. The end result is a better screen and a sensor that can more accurately track the movements of the user, ultimately creating a more immersive experience.The Oculus team also announced additional support and ongoing work on adding support for popular game engines to the SDK. The video above demonstrates the work done with the Unreal 3 engine, however the SDK will also include Unity integration with the hopes that support will be included in the engines themselves in the future.The Developer Center for Oculus Rift was announced as well, with plans to provide developers with a single place for SDK access, forums, and a support system that will make it easy for developers to communicate directly with the Oculus team.Despite the delay the Oculus team is doing a great job of keeping everyone informed, and it is clear by this update that the team has everything they need to deliver an exciting product. Accessories like this one live or die on the support from developers willing to make their games work well on the hardware. With glowing reviews, like the one our own Sam Cook gave to an the early prototype of Rift, and the constant communication and updates seen by the team, I think it’s pretty clear that we will see a lot of support for this generation’s VR headset.via the Oculus bloglast_img read more