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March 22, 2006

I am completely addicted to Notpron. If you haven't seen it before, head to this site and try it out. It's been about 3 days, and I am still only on level 8. With 138 total levels, beating this game better open the gates of hell or something suitably dramatic.

Sick of swords
March 19, 2006

I've been trolling around websites, looking at all the MMO's coming out over the next year and a half, and I'm not all that excited. What is with all the fantasy settings? I play World of Warcraft regularly, but I don't get into the swords-n-sorcery settings as much as other people seem to. Give me sci-fi, cyberpunk, or even a modern day setting, but please ditch the orcs and elves for a while. It's complete overkill.

From a company standpoint, I thought more companies would have been trying to differentiate themselves from the competition. Instead, it's almost all the same old thing. I do think Huxley sounds interesting, but I don't really know that much about, Webzen, the company behind it.


Pimp my bike.
March 16, 2006

I found these spoke lights through a Google "I Feel Lucky" search. I need to get some for my single-speed. If nothing else, you at least need to check out the Demo Video for an awesome 80's inspired advertisement.
I'm such a bike dork.

PSP News
March 15, 2006

I wanted to pass along some news from the Tokyo developer conference as reported by the game development website, Gamasutra.

Highlights of future developments:
- Support for Macromedia Flash
- Support for RSS feeds and GPS
- PSX emulator with online game distribution. No information on release date or how controls will be adapted to single analog.
- U.S. price drop to $199, though possibly without memory stick, headphones, and case.

Sounds like some good stuff to me. Being able to have a portable PSX just about makes the price worthwhile. On top of that, with the price drop, consumers can put that extra $50 into worthwhile additions like a 128mb memory stick and a hard case.


Addition to previous entry
March 15, 2006

Anti-gaming sentiment and Hillary Clinton may be old news, but they are still present. Reading an article from Times Online, I came across some statistics that Clinton and her cohorts are using to back up their position. Just to show how misleading and destructive ignorance can be, here are the findings being used;

"Researchers from the University of Oklahoma recently found that two-thirds of school fights were instigated by regular video game players, but only 4% were started by children who had never played such games."

"Other studies showed that violent games would not cause serious problems in healthy families, but could do so in families where children were left alone for many hours."

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So many sad little kids.
March 15, 2006

I think that video gaming is now well beyond the point where non-gaming parents really need to start paying attention to the medium. We have the ESRB ratings, and that is definitely a step in the right direction. While I have my gripes here and there (yes, Ratchet and Clank is okay for a twelve-year-old), the ratings can be of great benefit. Because the parents can now get a general idea of content, there will be less instances of parents saying, "I can't believe you recommended this for a kid." Let me change the focus here though, because the ratings have been discussed to death. Parents need to also be mindful of which systems are right for their children.

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March 14, 2006

I've waited patiently, way too long, for Beatmaina to get a US release. If it weren't for the hefty price tag associated with importing it, I would have gotten it long ago. Only 14 days left until I can finally have a little turntable in my hands. I don't even know how to explain how desperately I want this game.

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