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Sony scrambling?

Posted by Toad008 On 2006-11-30 2 comments

Latest announcement from Sony's camp. Some major reshuffling of the higher ups. It seems like most of the gamer crowd is seeing this as pulling Kutaragi out to give him less control over the specifics of their products. However, it's moving him up to a higher position, so hardly a punishment.

I think this is the closest Sony will get to saying they made a mistake. Maybe their dying handheld and not quite so successful console can be saved by new management.

On a side note, I hear most people looking for Wii's can't get them in town. My roommate has been hunting for a virtual console controller, and component cables, and says the stock of absolutely anything Wii related is extremely low. However, if anyone is interested in picking up a PS3, I hear there's some in some Zellers locations. So they can't sell out of those here in S'toon.

Can't wait to see the numbers they shipped. It'll be interesting to see how bad Nintendo beat Sony.

Edit: Had some problems getting this posted, anyone else notice anything going wrong here lately?

The Man behind the Mis-Message speaks up!

Posted by CPM On 2006-11-26 2 comments

I suddenly feel like I've had it all wrong these last few years.

When Theme Parks Go Bad

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-11-24 4 comments

I'm just amazed that the programmers designed the game to handle this sort of situation. That stupid song makes it almost painful, but disgustingly funny.

New Aronofsky Film

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-11-22 4 comments

I know I'm repeating myself here, but this movie popped up again on news.google.com and reminded me. I like Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. And Aronofsky never fails to at least leave a mark on me, good or bad. We should organize a movie night and put this on the list.

Even though the reviews are mixed, any movie that "represents the polar opposite of the big-box product Hollywood now feeds us" is something I would be interested in seeing.

Gaming Post-Vista: Myths and Realities

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2006-11-20 5 comments

A little more info to tack onto our previous discussion about Vista and gaming.

Eragon - dun, dun, dun!

Posted by CPM On 2006-11-18 3 comments

So here's a book I picked up while in Edmonton. It had a fun cover graphic and was about dragons so I was sold! I am completely enjoying this fun little book. It is a quick read and isn't totally predictable. I was ecstatic to hear it was coming out as a movie in December. The site says something about a game too - whoo-hoo!

Check it out!

Let the MADNESS Begin!!!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-11-17 3 comments


And so the first of 2 big new console launches commenced at midnight.
Fanboys the world over are foaming at the mouth to get their next gen console.

Knuckleheads have waited in line as long as a couple of weeks.
People were shot at.
Some tard spent $9000US on Ebay for his PS3!

Geez, no wonder attention spans are no longer than a minute and kids get beat up just so that adolescent egos can be inflated.

I'll wait until some intrepid soul hacks one of these consoles before I get into it.

Insanity!!

Bitch While You Sing!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-11-14 0 comments


This is the Helsinki Complaints Choir.
They sing out their frustrations in a strangely catchy Finnish tune. Some of it is universal, some very Finnish.

Go to the link, you'll need sound, and enjoy.
A little on the long side, but quite nice!

The Pieces Are Coming Together

Posted by ScrewLoose On 0 comments

I've noticed several news items lately and I've come to realize that the machines really will rise up against us. The reason they rise up may be quite different than what we have been shown in sci-fi movies, it won't be because we oppress them but rather simply that we taste good. Robots everywhere having been informed by their brethren are currently drooling like Homer Simpson over a donut "mmmmmmm human".

Now to aid them in their conquest and eventual domestication of the human race we have the latest weapon specially designed for identifying and efficiently killing "the other white meat".

If these two creations are ever combined possibly with a George Foreman grill or possibly some sort of microwave weapon capable of cooking a human in 30 seconds then we are surely doomed as the robots will devour us in a gluttoness frenzy.

DirectX 10 ( 9.L) and Vista

Posted by Kyro Sk On 9 comments

There will be NO backward compatible DirectX 10 for XP, to wit:
xbit Labs
Gamasutra

Seems like it is not in m$ interests to let us continue to use Windows XP, an operating system which has just recently become (relatively) secure and stable, especially when the forecast for Vista early adoption is looking so bleak.

Good thing the Nintendo Wii is on the market right away, I really hope I never have to install Vista. Err, at least I hope I never have to actually pay for it.

Office Space - The Horror

Posted by Selbonaut On 2006-11-10 1 comments

Pretty interesting programming?

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-11-07 3 comments

Put your cursor on his nose and leave it there for a little bit. Can anyone explain the programming involved?

On Blended Wing

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-11-06 4 comments


Boy would I love to see the skies of the future filled with silhouettes of these things.

One question though, where the f*** are all the windows? How scary would that be to sit in a wide living room that gives you the sense of motion, but you can't see anything moving? Yikes.

Darth calls collect

Posted by Wilkanomics On 2006-11-05 4 comments

I thought this was hillarious and so did Jay. ENJOY!!!!

Burn the Greedy People You Love At Christmas!

Posted by James Davie On 2006-11-03 3 comments


Only from the Onion:

A trio of fake gift boxes meant to con the greedy people in your life.
Only $20 (USD) to have the opportunity to laugh at your mooching little brother, or greedy prick of a friend. Ah Christmas, the corporate retail's yearly World War for dominance in the mostly pointless category of item posession.

How can you tell I come from a retail background....

The new Celeron 300A

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-11-02 0 comments

Opteron 165 - $95.00 after 5% discount. Free shipping too!

Conservatives making a move for the little guy?!?

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-11-01 1 comments

Wow. This is going to rock the oil and gas industry (in which income trusts are used to generate investment dollars). I guess the Americans won't make quite as much money raping Canada's oilfields and the crazy runaway Albertan boom might finally slow down a bit.

Never thought I'd say this but Good on Ya, Steven!