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Superior Hosting is all about Support and Hardware Quality

If you’ve read this site for any length of time, you have probably noticed that I write about my host (RimuHosting) about once a year. If you have spent any time researching hosting providers online, you have likely run across comments about Rimu along the lines of “The support is amazing!” and you think to [...]

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Saints Row 2 is more inspired than The Third

I finished the original Saints Row and Saints Row 2 and remember them both very fondly; I was excited when the hub-bub around The Third started to get rolling as the game looked like more over-the-top, don’t-take-your-too-seriously shenanigans that made 1 and 2 so much fun in the first place. When it came time to [...]

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Microsoft Gets it, Sony Just F-ing Hates You

I can’t believe I’m typing this… maybe Hell is a snowy paradise, but: Microsoft gets it. Hackers, as insignificant and unimportant as most corporations make them out to be, do drive interest in things. That interest starts down low, with the individual hackers and it bubbles up in the form of words and actions. “Console [...]

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Thoughts on Finishing Killzone 2

Whenever the sequel to a big-budget game comes out, and I haven’t played the original, I try and make the time to go back and play it just so I can figure out what is going on. That happened with Crysis this week (in preparation of Crysis 2) and Killzone 2 (in preparation for Killzone [...]

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My Thoughts on Finishing the Original Crysis

SPOILER WARNING: I am discussing my thoughts on finishing Crysis (finally) so spoilers will be present. I bought Crysis a year or so after it came out via EA’s online store and as much media as I had consumed before the game’s release, I was still blown away by the graphics. I played the game [...]

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SFW: Porn Reveals the Truth about Men and Women

This article is safe for work; I am just pointing you to another article over at The Atlantic that might be NSFW just because of language. The article is called “Hard Core” by Natasha Vargas-Cooper. It is a lengthy piece, looking at how pornography (in its infinitely distributed form since the internet-explosion) gives us a [...]

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Why is Photography like Firearms?

I’ve been looking into getting into the DSLR game (possibly with a 60D, more on that later) and I’ve noticed a trend with photograph: it feels a lot like firearms. It started with the words first: shooting, e.g. “I shot some great pics at the event!” firing, e.g. “The flash didn’t fire on time.” blow, [...]

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Bullying the Karate Kid or Really? REALLY?

In the last few years Hollywood has really gotten into remakes. They are all over the place. Not a day goes by that you won’t read about some movie or franchise getting remade or rebooted. It isn’t really hard to see why this is attractive to studios. You don’t have to come up with new [...]

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Lost… so Lost…

Update #2: There is an excellent description of what the show was all about in Update #2 Cont below… NOTE: This post contains Lost spoilers. If you haven’t watched the last episode yet, please be aware of that and continue reading at your own risk. NOTE #2: I’m super-cereal guys, this post contains spoilers about [...]

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Vizio VF551XVT HDTV Mini-Review

Introduction Below are my thoughts, opinions and observations of 3 solid days with the Vizio VF551XVT 55″ LED-LCD HDTV purchased from Costco.

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Completed BioShock, Thoughts on the Sequel

Update #1: Reviews are trickling in for BioShock 2 and IGN’s in particular specifically address the much better story telling experience and a lot of my gripes mentioned below. Hurrah! I recently got re-interested in the BioShock universe when I decided to read up a bit more about the world of Rapture and the characters [...]

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Thoughts on Transformers 2 and Big-Budget Sequels

I’ve been wanting to see Transformers 2 since it was released, but noticed that every few days I watched the IMDB score, it would drop farther and farther down. Checking out Metacritic was even more dissuading, with a 35% overall score. I couldn’t believe how bad this movie sounded. I read comment after comment about [...]

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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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A Sucking in Connecticut

Now y’all had to know I would go see this.  I plan on spoiling the everloving HELL right out of it, so if you plan on seeing it, just stop reading now. ****** Seriously, I am holding nothing back.  You have been warned. ****** Okay, so, I am fairly certain that most of you have [...]

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Why the Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode is Scarier Than the Game Itself

One of the selling points of all of the new systems, particularly in reference to their various online services, is the ability to download extra content. This extra content varies from new levels, modes, characters, costumes, and anything else you can imagine. One of the first offerings out of the gate of Microsoft’s Xbox Live [...]

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This is Why Linux Will Never Compete on the Desktop

About a year ago I started writing an article titled “Linux on the Desktop: 10 Years of Wasted Time”. I was trying to summarize why Linux does not compete on the desktop for the mainstream computer user. As a Linux user since RedHat 5.0, then a Gentoo user for years then a Mandrake user for [...]

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IGN Game Reviewers Love Everything

Reading through the Kotaku “Frankenreview” series over the last year or so I’ve unscientifically noticed a trend… IGN seems to love most everything. I noticed with high profile titles more time than not IGN tends to love them and in polarizing titles they also tend to lean towards the upper-end of the scale. There are [...]

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Killzone 2 Gameplay Video Not Selling Me

I don’t know if I’m just worn out seeing shooters that are technically beautiful but lack the micro-bits of polish that are the difference between “meh” and “holy shit”… I think these bits of polish are video-games equivalent of getting over the Uncanny Valley. Not that the models have to look more and more real, [...]

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Mercenaries 2 Mini Review, Definite Rental (Skip Buying It)

We love hate to say it, but we were right: Mercenaries 2 is a rental (not even a “must rent” at that), not a game for buying. While this isn’t an official review of it, we will hit the highlights for anyone interested right now: The Bad The overall fidelity (graphical, audio, etc.) of the [...]

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Lost – New Episode Impressions and Theories

OMGZ, ok if you watched the episode of Lost last night and haven’t read the Time Loop Theory yet, then you really need to in order to make sense of it, and honestly, I think enjoy the show a little more since you won’t be so goddamn confused. That was an awesome episode last night… [...]

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An Ultimate Theory for Lost

If you watch Lost, used to love it, and now hate it I’ve got pretty much the best information for you ever… but some folks would consider it a spoiler so I’m going to post it after the jump:

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Condemned 2: Scary Fucking Game

Ok so I got a chance to download and play the Condemned 2 demo from PSN (I never played Condemned 1) and I have to say… that is a scary fucking game. Remember how Jericho was suppose to be super scary and it ended up just being a mindless shooter that didn’t do any 1 [...]

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Review: SpinRite 6.0

A friend this week had her laptop give her the dreaded blue screen every time she booted. After a trip to the Theif Geek Squad who told her if would be $1500+ to recover the data from the drive, I gave SpinRite a try first. I booted to the disk and ran a level 2 [...]

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Is 64-bit Vista Stable And Why Should I Care?

If your a Mac person your not going to care either way, but for you Windows user 64-bit Vista has some things to offer…… A 64-bit computer can theoretically process twice as much information as a 32-bit computer. This makes a 64-bit computer a good choice if you’re working with video, large database searches, or [...]

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