Archive | October, 2006
Clive Barker

Clive Barker's Jericho

VE3D gives the dirt on Jericho. This is a game I’m excited about. I loved Clive Barker’s Undying. It was a horror game with great story, good dialog, good cutscenes and a FPS perspective that allowed you to get “in the action”. Jericho looks like more of the same, but much much more visceral! And […]

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Freedom of the Press Soon to be Removed

In light of the attacks on the freedom of the press over the last few years and growing concern that all the “news” currently broadcast inside the United States is controlled by 3 companies that are in lock-step with each other, one can only see the latest out of Washington and wonder… how many days […]

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Windows Vista EULA: Shut Up, Sit Down, Do What We Say

The Register has a great 3-page piece on the upcoming EULA (End User License Agreement) that will be in Windows Vista. If you don’t have a lot of time, click the link, load up the story and skim the bolded portions of it. Some of the more interesting features are: Benchmark results can only be […]

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Giant African Land Snail

About.com has a little gallery of Scary Exotic Pet Pictures, and while I didn’t really find most of them too scary… this one was a shocker: That, my friends, is a Giant African Land Snail… and they do this: Which would make me want to set that tree on fire then throw the whole thing […]

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1080p on XBox 360 Requires the VGA Cable

The mini Blog spills the beans on 1080p on the XBox 360. It will require the VGA cable for the XBox 360 and a VGA (15-pin/dsub) plug on your TV to get it. The cable will run you $40 (gotta love proprietary hookups!) and looks like this: And for the folks (like me) that have […]

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Happy Halloween!

Huge inflatable decorations are awesome… where else am I going to get an 8′ pumpkin that is internally lit?

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nVidid 8800 GT/GTX, $800

Ouch. This was covered before with some pictures, it’s not a small card by any means and is likely worth the $800… but wow, $800? So now to build the guts (no accessories) of a cutting edge gaming rig you are looking at: Intel Core 2 Duo 6800 Extreme: $900 ASUS 975-based Board: $300 nVidia […]

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Suggested SD/HD Device Input Configuration

I recently found myself in an interesting situation. When I first got the Mitsubishi WD-65831 I thought it had too many inputs, especially HDMI. Now that I’m starting to look at more HD devices I’m running into the problem that my A/V receiver does not have any HDMI switching on it, and I seem to […]

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Mitsubishi WD-65831 Reordered

Ok so I just re-placed another order for a replacement Mits. After talking to 3 different Costco customer service reps (trying to get a different story) I finally accepted their story: Replacements are not treated specially they basically consists of you returning the item then returning it online. You can return it to any warehouse […]

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Mitsubishi WD-65831, Drama

*sigh* I don’t know how closely you guys have been following my ongoing TV drama but after putting in the replacement bulb and realizing that the set is screwed up, not the bulb, I’m pooped. I can’t trouble shoot this stupid thing anymore. To recap, this is what is happening: Watch TV Turn off TV […]

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Cat and Dog Cuddle

So very precious:

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nVidid 8800 GT/GTX Released (Next-Gen Graphics)

Well it looks like nVidia’s next-gen part has been released and will be on sale shortly. Unfortunately this card is not going to be for the weak of heart. For those of you that have the mindset of “Chipset revision == new and smaller process”, you need to sort of throw out that expectation when […]

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Son of a Biscuit, Lamp Burned Out

So I fired up the Mitsubishi WD-65831 to try out the TV Guide after a friend asked me to check it out and blammo… no picture. I thought the TV was taking a long time to warm up, turns out the bulb is dead. (Probably 3 hours of TV on it). I called the 800 […]

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PS3 Screenshots

Some shots of upcomming PS3 games, overall looks pretty good. Some of them look more run of the mill than others, but it seems on PS3 when something looks good, it looks great.

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Physical Fitness is Import

Just ask Frank: Or Mr. Very Large Cat: And we can’t forget Lardo-Pants:

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Halo Movie Halted, Studios Pull Out

Fox and Universal studios (funding and distrobution) have pulled out of the Halo movie product. Aparently the budget was getting ready to clear $200 million and the director selected to do the movie is a no-name with only some music videos (albeit good ones) under his belt. Even though Jackson’s name was attached to this, […]

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Mitsubishi WD-65831 Comparison Shots to WD-57732

A while ago my buddy got a WD-57732 and hasn’t had many good things to say about it when watching standard definition or playing his PS2. After getting my set and hooking it up, I’m amazed how good the SD looks, here are some comparison shots: Mitsubishi WD-57732 SD Mitsubishi WD-65831 SD No idea what […]

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Mitsubishi WD-65831, Harmony 720 and HDMI Input Switching

A quick quirk you Mitsubishi owners out there might be aware of is that your Harmony remotes don’t handle input switching on the new WD sets well for some inputs (namely the HDMI ones), the reason for my set (WD-65831) was that I had to rename my single HDMI input to “HDMI-1″ and add another […]

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HDTV Home Theater, Start to Finish

So my adventure in building a home theater around the perfect HDTV (for me) started over a year ago when I first saw the Sony 50″ XBR1 in Circuit City. Since then I’ve been on a rampage to find the perfect TV, stand and speaker setup for me and it has finally all arrived and […]

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Boston School Bans "Tag" and Other Unsupervised Contact Sports

Thank god. I can remember as a kid running and jumping and playing. I’m glad to see that these schenanigans are finally going to be stopped. So to recap: Playing video games is bad for children Watching TV is bad for children Playing outside at recess is bad for children I guess it’s just me, […]

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eBay Kills All PS3 Auctions

GameSpot covered eBay cancelling all the PS3 auctions that went up recently. This idea is one that everyone in the nation has right now, so if you are pre-ordered with the intent to resell for a “rediculous price”, I’d suggest you cancel your pre-order, because you are likely going to get stuck with the PS3. […]

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Horror Movie Fans Rejoice!

I’m a bit of a horror movie fan, I don’t like the real stuff like Faces of Death, it freaks me out and makes me feel sick, but when it’s fake gore it’s incredible to me to see how far the effects artists can bend realism and I really appreciate a good one. My favorites […]

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Sam & Max, Episode 1 Released

Looks like Sam & Max Episode 1 was released over the GameTap electronic distrobution system (why can’t we all just use Steam? So now not only can I not have a single HD disk format, but I’ll have 5 different competing electronics distrobution systems going forward… great). The schedule for the remaining episodes is as […]

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PS3, Fight Night 3 Incredible Looking

Remember how I didn’t want a PS3 and have been nagging on Sony for a long time? Well I still don’t know if I want one or not, but these screenshots sure motivate me to pre-order one: I have this game on XBox 360 and it’s the best looking game I have seen on the […]

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