Archive | November, 2006

Go Buy a Nintendo Wii

… just do it, go buy one. I was originally on the fence, but now reviews of the Wii and especially Zelda are coming out and I think the world is ending… give it a look: Wii: Most Watched Commercial on YouTube CNN Loves the Wii In Depth Wii Review: Awesome Fishing in Zelda is […]

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Gears of War Followup & Games in General

Ok so I finished Gears of War, and here is my final, take-away impression: Beautiful game (visually/audio-ably-ly) Too expensive / Too short / Total Lack of Story Final Score: 7.4/10 That’s pretty much it, for a $70 game to last roughly 6 hours is complete bullshit in my opinion. I can surely play through it […]

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Fantastic Nintendo Wii Coverage

If you are on the fence about the Nintendo Wii and want to know more about it, GameSpot has put together a really fantastic coverage of it with its OnTheSpot 11/10/06 episode (Scroll down to see it). This is about an hour and a half episode where the editorial team (about 6 people) get a […]

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Mitsubishi WD-65831, Take 2

Well the replacement set got here and the delivery guys swapped it out. I played Gears of War on the set for 3 hours then we watched Star Wars IV (from 1977) and I could not believe how GOOD this movie looked with the Deep Field Imager turned on along with the Edge Enhancer turned […]

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Gears of War Mini Review

Summary Incredible Visuals and Audio Too short, needs to be twice as long for the price Too much vague story references to the point where you can’t tell if they are TRYING to hook story into the game, or just making asides. The disappointing part is that the vague story reference could potentially be awesome, […]

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Great Windows Vista Matrix and Feature Breakdown

As you know there are going to be 7 or 8 versions of Vista available. It’s hard to figure out which one is right for you. The versions are presented in sort of a smallest-to-greatest fashion, but when you actually look at the feature breakdown, that’s not the case at all. For example, the ones […]

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Internet Explorer, ActiveX, Macromedia Captivate and Flash

Ok this is one of those “good lord I hate Microsoft” moments that seems to occur far too often. Here’s the situation: I’m working on recording and export Flash movies from Macromedia Captivate (now Adobe Captivate) and placing them in a webpage to view them. The problem is, every time I view the page in […]

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Microsoft Revises Vista Licensing

This is very cool, Microsoft has revised the Vista licensing. Once you purchase Vista you are free to transfer it as many times as you like, but you must erase it on the old machine once it’s installed on the new one (same licensing as with Windows XP). I think I’m probably going to get […]

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Halloween Costume

Oh my…

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Windows Vista Removes Audio Hardware Acceleration

The is an interesting “how the hell was this going to go unnoticed?” moment… Windows Vista is going to removing the audio hardware acceleration path. To get a better idea of what this means, think of all the games you have that use spatial sound effects or EAX to process or accelerate the sound… that’s […]

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