Archive | May, 2009

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [7.5 out of 10] Assault on Dark Athena is a great followup to the award-winning Escape from Butcher Bay title landing just-shy of perfect due to what I can only describe as a lack of “balls”. The well paced levels, interesting NPCs and fun melee combat are all back, but instead of bumping the [...]

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Just Cause 2 – Just Cause + Mercenaries 2 + Awesome

I liked the original Just Cause, I mostly liked Mercenaries 2 (loved the idea, but game + bugs == annoying)… combining the two together to bring you an out-of-control, over the top fucking awesome-sauce complete with Grapple + Parachute… I haven’t been so jazzed for an “out of control action-fest” in a while like this:

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The SECRET to the Secret…

I am a huge believer in the laws of attraction, as well as meaningful coincidence.  I am also a big believer in heavy sarcasm.  Sometimes it can be hard to reconcile this juxtaposition.  I have recently begun practicing the theories behind the big, fat secret, and I know they work…just like running 100 miles a [...]

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Twelve Miles and a Hundred Years from Integrity…

Writing a book is easy.  Promoting a book and finding avenues through which to sell your book and get gigs that allow you to whore said book is really, really hard.  That is why when we visited a famous local wild west attraction, I left with such a sense of pleasant surprise, that I almost floated [...]

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Miss Moral Majority Nude Photos

You know, this could have been a perfect example of instant karma. For those who don’t particularly give a shit, this is Miss California – Carrie Prejean – who recently found 15 seconds of notoriety by declaring herself a staunch homophobe at the Miss USA pageant.  She made it to the top 5, and was [...]

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Windows 7 Feature: Tells You Which Program Has Locked Your Files

My god it’s the little things with software… it’s always the little things that endear you to software for the long haul or turn you off of it forever. As mentioned a few times, I’ve been on the Windows 7 RC for a bit over a week now and been pretty much thinking it’s great. [...]

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3D Realms + EPIC = DNF Was a Guerilla Marketing Scheme (The Chair Story)

Laurence Hartje just sent me a link over to Charlie Wiederhold’s blog where he reiterates the “Chair Story”. We were talking about 3D Realms’s announced death and thought things started to sound fishy when Laurence sent this along. At first glance “The Chair Story” sounded stupid, but it was from a 3D Realms insider from [...]

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Pirates!

When I think of pirates I think of Johnny Deep as Jack Sparrow, Hall of Fame slugger Willie Stargell, and the Long John Silver’’ seafood chain. I think of a big drunkard on a dilapidated ship with a hook, a peg leg, and a stupid parrot on his shoulder. Popular culture has made pirates into [...]

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Terminator Salvation Gameplay Video and Screenshots

The bar for movie-tie-in games has officially been raised. In my estimation it began officially with Wanted: Weapons of Fate, right before that the Bond tie-in games were still a little weak, but after Wanted we had Wolverine and now Terminator that are both looking like pretty solid B/B+ games from what I’m seeing. The [...]

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Duke Nukem ForNEVER

Update #1: Confirmed, 3D Realms is dead. Big thanks to Ted Regulski for sending this one in and Laurence Hartje for the clever post title. ShackNews is reporting that 3D Realms is currently in a “situation”. The assumption, given that the company hasn’t released a game in 37 years, is that the “situation” is they [...]

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Windows 7 – 4GB vs 8GB Performance

When I originally installed Windows 7 64-bit, I had 4GB in my machine. While the performance improvements I saw were noticable and appreciated, it was clear that Windows 7 was more than happy to consume all the RAM I could possibly throw at it: At the urging of Grant Gochanuer (happy owner of 12GB of [...]

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Google Might Want to Look at Some Adsense Campaigns Closelyer

… yes, I just did that, I used that reference (skip to 1:34) I was logged into Gmail today checking some mail and replying to some folks when I saw this on the right hand side of my screen: You realize how those ads get there right? When those companies create ad campaigns, they type [...]

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Vote on the King of Fighters XII Box Art

Ignition Entertainment is asking the fans of The King of Fighters series (in preparation for KoF XII release) to hop over to the official KoF forums and vote on your favorite box art for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. King of Fighters is (one of / the only) remaining fighter that [...]

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Dan Brown's Next Book: The Lost Symbol

I’ve been on a reading kick as of late… reading anywhere from 30mins to 2hrs at night before bed and loving it. I usually tend towards horror or sci-fi books, but also occasionally really enjoy a great biography or scientific book. At the behest of a few friends, I am finishing up Isaac Asimov’s The [...]

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Red Steel 2 + Wii MotionPlus = Freaking Awesome

Do you remember when the Wii debuted with Red Steel and all the trailers made us think we were actually going to sword-fighting dudes with our actual hand motion… and then we all got the Wii and realized that wasn’t the case at all and the game was garbage? Looks like Ubisoft is taking another [...]

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20 Windows 7 Tips and Tricks You Will Love

TIP: You can download Windows 7 RC for free. Ok, you’ve been hearing the buzz about Windows 7, maybe you read our take on it (or saw the screenshot tour), and you want to give it a try. Let’s say you downloaded it, installed it and are now sitting there wondering “Wait, so what’s so [...]

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Thoughts on Windows 7 After 3 Days

Introduction It is no mystery that I’ve been part of the parade yelling “Vista Sucks!” since it’s inception – I’ve even taken the time to review Vista’s shortcomings for everyone willing to read it by only taking a look at changes in one program as an example of the half-assed decisions made throughout the entire [...]

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My Trip to the County Fair or Nine Dollars for an Indian Taco? REALLY?

I’ve been going to the fair since I was a little kid. Nothing profound there but I have always been somewhat mystified by the experience and I look forward to it every year. It had been a few years since I had been and I was really bummed to miss it last year so I [...]

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Cat-Box-Sitting is a Law of Nature

Thanks goes out to Laurence Hartje for sending along probably the most precious thing I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks. Some folks were taking their recycling out to the trash and dropped a few cardboard boxes on their way down the drivway… on the return to pick the boxes back up, this is [...]

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Verified by Visa is Useless

I was just shopping on Newegg and decided to purchase some more RAM for my computer. I added the item to my shopping card, hit purchase, entered my Credit Card info and hit Finish. I had forgotten that I had enabled the frustratingly stupid “Verified by Visa” check-out security process in the past… I somehow [...]

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