Sunday, December 31, 2006

Video of Saddam Hussein being executed

Holy Snikeys! I can't believe someone got this out, but I'm glad they did.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Taking the fight from the games to the courts.



Video gamers Community Gaming Advocate - Electronic Consumers Association (ECA)



If you are a gamer, visiting this site is a must. Right now, there are politicians conspiring to take away your right to game. Why? Because they feel a stronger method of regulation is necessary. Strong regulatory measures are in effect already, in fact games are more regulated the television or the sale of movies. The ESRB was established in 1994 by the

Interactive Digital Software Association. While submitting your game to the ESRB is voluntary, virtually all major game developers submit their games to the board, as well as develop their games in order to meet the criteria by which ratings are given. Incedently some see the ESRB as a form of censorship claiming that rating a game period is a form of media restriction. I personally think thats a bit overboard, and that the ESRB strikes a good balance between being informative and critical. Finally I urge you to take action, even if you just send an email, it's a start! Please click here and join the cause!



/Steve

ps. more to come!





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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Figured I'd wish everyone a Merry Christmas while I still have an hour and a half of it left! I hope everyone's holiday was safe and enjoyable and spent as you saw fit.

/Steve

ps. be sure to tune in tomorrow for my inevitable rant!



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Friday, December 22, 2006

Testing the flock browser

This is just a test of this new browser i found called Flock, it's based on, as they say "being a media mogul". So far I like it, it's alot like Mozilla's Firefox. Oh, in case you were wondering I won't be abandoning FireFox anytime soon! Anyway, if you wanna check out Flock for yourself, just click here.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

It's feeling like Christmas...

I can't say it's really looking like Christmas, but those are the breaks. I hate driving in snow anyway.
    Let's see, almost all gifts accounted for, I don't know why I wait so late to shop, it usually means the 
gifts I get are not as well thought out as I'd like them to be. No one can complain though, it's the thought
that counts right? More good news, this will be a nightmare of a week since I work in retail, I'm sure I'll
be pulling some crazy hours, but at least I'll get Christmas day off, hope I don't fall asleep on my plate.
Oh well, at least we go back to normal hours after Christmas. That should allow my sanity to slowly return.
Though, I am sure I will still get 100 calls a day about when we'll get more Wii's and PS3's! I swear 
there is a conspiracy to wear my nerves thin with the never-ending torment of these torrential question... Whoops I got side-tracked! heh, heh.

/Steve

Friday, December 8, 2006

It's about time

Playing an FPS? German? Say hello to jail! So I don't plagerize just read the full story here .

The Next Gen Wars Continued

Well last time I told you who I think will "win" the console wars. Now it's time to tell you why, and banter on just to make myself feel smart. I'm too lazy to cite sources so most this will be anecdotal. Where I work the 360 is out-selling all competition first and foremost because of basic availability. Sony has greatly under-produced PS3's. Nintendo seems to have put much more of an effort to meet demand, possibly they underestimated the interest in their system. Now I don't know how this next fact truly impacts potential buyers, but I'd imagine it must have a good deal of significance, and that fact is the 360 is being pushed hardest by retailers. Now this may seem to be a given seeing as how stores need to move some systems, but I've heard them literally trashing the competition, specifically the PS3, of course if you read any tech forums it's not hard to see why, even the New York Times put it down, read about it here. Now I'm not even going to try and predict how this thing will end, I'm just telling you how I see the beginning.

The next Gen wars

As I work in the video game industry, I figured I'd chime in with my thoughts on the next generation consoles vying for supremecy in our living rooms. Now in reality I think it's a pointless debate, but since writers for game magazines, etc... need something to write about to earn their keep, I don't get paid for my opinion! So I feel I can be much more honest about my feelings on the subject. So, the winners for the time being (in my opinion) are:
  1. Xbox 360
  2. Nintendo Wii
  3. Playstation 3
I'll write about "why" next time...
/Steve