Archive | February, 2008

Grand Theft Auto 4: 100hrs To Complete

Interesting blurb, it looks like if you decide to all aspects of GTA 4, you are looking at around 100 hrs of gameplay… the trick is that “side missions” and “main missions” are going to be harder to tell apart… so you might just end up playing most of the game without realizing it. I […]

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Firefox, Sexy Wallpaper

Firefox 3 Benchmarks Show Huge Improvements

(Author’s Note: No, using a half topless woman is not a cheap gimmick to get you to read this article… it’s… art… with boobs… so technically, it’s boobs-art. Whatever, you wouldn’t understand, you aren’t as artistic as I am) Grant Gochnauer and Marc Chung sent in a slew of benchmarks for the nightly builds of […]

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Comcast Plays Dirty Politics to Avoid Trouble

Jens Eckels just sent me a heads up that Save the caught Comcast stuffing their FCC hearing with paid “filler” people to avoid letting any unpaid members from the public get in. Check it out: Par for the course as far as Washington shenanigans goes, and bravo to all those douche bag fuckers that […]

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Portable Video Player Comparison Matrix

So I was in the market recently for a portable media player that I wanted to not only use for music but primarily for playing video when I was bored at the gym or traveling on a long domestic flight. After a lot of searching I eventually found a pretty nice Wikipedia page that has […]

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Depressed Cat Hates Nature

Completed Antidepressant Study Suggests No Benefit

The PLoS Medicine Journal has published a piece of work that suggests when all of the study data from antidepressants is considered and not just the positive material that was submitted to the FDA for approval, the real-world benefits of antidepressants are no better than a placebo, showing a barely measurable change of 1 or […]

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Scott Adams Song by Committee: She Amazed Me

A long time reader just sent in a fantastic link over to Scott Adams blog (creator of Dilbert) where he asked his readers to submit portions of a song with lyrics that were nonsensical but almost made sense, which seems to be the case with most pop-songs. Anyway, they did and then the German band […]

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Roller Coaster Tycoon Abuse

Goddamn, Robert Heron is on a roll today. He sends in those hilarious “abuse of Roller Coaster Tycoon” that was awesome, but then turns hilarious at the end when you hear the “Weeee!!!” given what is happening: How to Abuse Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: MassacreWatch more DIY videos on Ummm P.S.> All this did is […]

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Fable 2 to have Persistence Co-Op

Good lord… it’s like Molyneux dug into my brain, found my fantasies, removed all the perverted ones, and decided to design an RPG that makes me cry tears of healing. What am I talking about? Fable 2 is going to not only be completely co-op-able with a friend, it’s also going to be a persistent […]

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Gears of War 2: November

Well it looks like Chris Hunkele was right, Gears of War 2 is coming and the seed came out of GDC as expected. It’s looking like a November release, Xbox 360 exclusive, will graphically push the Xbox fairly hard, and as a result, we will all have RRoDs to deal with right after launch. Ohhhhhh […]

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Activision’s Guitar Hero 3 Wii Refund Offer

Guitar Hero 3 Wii Refund Offered

Brad Agdern sent in news that Activision has offered a complete $132 refund for Guitar Hero III for the Wii or a remastered replacement disk for folks that were put out by the audio on the Guitar Hero III not being Dolby Surround even though it was advertised as such. A pretty nice move considering […]

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8 Tips on How to Get Rich Blogging

So, I’ve been blogging for a while… almost 2 years now and I feel like I’ve learned a lot along the way. I want to share with you how I’ve been able to turn my incredible talent for wording into a supplemental income that has made me wealthy (in Uzbekistan). 1. An Idea First you […]

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Microsoft Buyout of Epic?

Ruh-roh! Maybe the booth orientation at GDC is more about Microsoft expecting to buyout Epic and not a Gears of War 2 announcement? Either way, I’m excited to see Microsoft buy Epic, destroy it forcing them to make 10 Gears of War titles (like Halo) then split it off again in 8 years after everyone […]

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FunCom Set to Release The Secret World

If you are a fan of the old-old Sierra adventure games (old-old school, Heroes Quest, Kings Question, etc) and old Lucas Arts adventure games (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island?, etc) then you might have thought that the genre died with those publishers… but it didn’t. In my hunting around for a kick ass adventure came I […]

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Amazon to Offer Games for Download

Hrrm… job posting from Gamasutra suggests that Amazon is working on downloadable game service to compete with Valve’s Steam, EA’s service and isn’t there another already? Direct to Drive or something? I have no idea why Console are so popular.. people LOVE 9 competing choices for the same service… it’s SUPER AWESOME *tugs on hair*

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Person Puked on Self

Commencing… Self-Barf!

Courtesy of failsalon: This guy is a big fan… of something… maybe tacos? I’m not sure, but to have the gusto to puke them back up on yourself just so you could spend more time looking at them… that’s commitment. He should use this for his profile… “Likes to have a good time and […]

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iPhone Automatic Mail Check Settings

Solution: iPhone Randomly Vibrates or Beeps

So I just got an 16GB iPhone (generous courtesy of SmugMug) and besides it basically being dead-sexy and giving me “Oh… goddamn that’s nice” moments about once an hour when it comes to UI polish, I did notice it randomly vibrated or beeped for about 1/2 of a second randomly throughout the day. I hit […]

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AMD Attacks Intel Using "We Suck" Strategy

In an interesting strategic strategy, AMD has decided to partner with Dell (who almost dropped them from their server lineup) to release a Three-Core (yea, tri-core) server line of Phenom computers. The icing on the cake? The 3-core (aka “Tard Core”) Phenoms are actually just quad-core Phenoms with 1 core disabled… so that’s awesome. I’ve […]

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