Wednesday, November 24, 2010

(Cool) Shite on the Tube: Teabag Science Ninjas - Game Soundtracks – Video Game Podcast

Just when I thought (Cool) Shite couldn't get any more awesome, I find Teabag Science Ninjas - Game Soundtracks – Video Game Podcast

What every Gamer Geek should listen too... ^_^

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Plasma TV not-so-good for Gaming?

Since getting and setting up the new TV I have been pretty happy with what it can do (well sort-of...).

The TV being a plasma is very susceptible to burn in and constantly shows after images from using it for anything BUT full screen video.

Games that have a HUD (Mass Effect ^_^) or allot of static content on-screen (Wii Fit), tend to do this and I am slightly regretting the choice of plasma over LCD, but I am kinda glad, because it doesn't look like you can buy a (non-SONY) LCD TV bigger than 50" without 3D!?!!

Oh well, at least we ($GF and I) will be able to watch all those TV shows that we have been hording :-P

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Seems to be LAN season at the moments as I will have attended at least 3 LAN's within 3 week(ends) in a row.

At the 1st one we fired up AVP2 (which lasted most of the night :D ).

The last LAN is a student oriented LAN at which I will be adminning game servers (that I installed, patched and configured using Linux dedicated server software) etc.

On another note. It looks like the UT3 Linux release (rumoured to be released soon) won't make it in time for the last LAN unfortunately :(

Now, this begs the question: Before the last LAN, what should I spend money on:

  • 2 x Western Digital Scorpio 2.5" 7,200 RPM HDD (for the XPSM1730)
  • 2 x 1Tb Western Digital HDD's for the server...?

I really should buy myself a Gigabit switch, but HDD space is more important. Apparently :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Soul Calibur 4 & PSP Tinkering

Soul Calibur 4 has become available and a friend of mine is offering a gathering for some practice before the big weekend of pure Soul Calibur...

On another note, I have managed to make the ulitimate (well, a slightly custom) Despertar del Cementerio (Pandora) Kit with ELF-Menu and... USB support! (think of it kinda like a Live bootable PSP OS :P).

All using homebrew...

Next up, Wii CFW ^_^

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No more games for Linux?

As I am now a dedicated Linux user, I am finding it interesting (and annoying) to see a decline in Linux games. For example NWN2 and UT3, both of which were released last year have both previously had Linux versions made, but no more.

Is this because it's easier/cheaper to develop for directx/windows?

If this trend continues, I will never purchase a windows game again and I will continue my gaming shift from PC to console.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Freeloader + SSBB = Awesomeness

I just received my copy of Super Smash Brothers: Brawl from Play Asia and it rocks! (I have played the Japanese version already but now I own my own copy). Hopefully I can practice some more when the real UNI holidays kick in...

Now off to do some SSBB UNI stuff :P

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dusting off the PSP

In a feet of awesomeness (and some help from a fiend), I was able to get 3.52 M33-4 (CFW) on my (Japanese) PSP Last night :)

I'm not sure if this is even worth it because I can't find any decent (working) media players for ogg/flac/vgm/ffmpeg and I want to be able to play my games as iso's but so far, no success.

I am also going to pandora (battery) it, but I would like to wait until I have at least 1 spare battery.

At least I have emulation :)

UPDATE: 26/03/2008 @1307
I found out why some homebrew apps and iso's won't load, I apparently have fake memory sticks that don't properly implement magicgate :(

I'm shelling out $150 for a genuine 8Gb SanDisk (I won't buy anything Sony anymore), I should be able to run just about everything :)