31 August 2010


Sorry... couldn't resist the urge to continue making abbreviations.

Now, even though I don't really like to do more than one update per day, not that anyone's reading them anyway, something was brought to my attention recently.  ATI, for all the reasons that matter, is dead.  As many of you may know, the company was bought out by AMD a few years ago.  Since it wasn't that big of a deal, AMD allowed the name ATI to stick around, but in light of recent events, which will be explained later, AMD has taken out the name ATI for good.

What AMD has done is create a new kind of CPU, which would combine the duties of both the processor and the graphics card, and thought that having both AMD and ATI floating around would confuse people.  Thought the brand Radion will still be used, ATI, as stated before, is dead.

VIA Kotaku

Will you remember Reach?

I'm sure we've all already heard about this a billion and a half times.  Bungie is releasing their next game in the Halo series this year; in just over two weeks, in fact.  Jet packs, new "forge", Forgeworld, all of this has been shown off by Bungie in the last few months; we've even gotten to sink our teeth into a few live action shorts.  The countdown is drawing near, the release date just around the corner, and the great people of X-Play give us an exclusive interview. It gives us an in depth look at the game itself, as well as the development behind it. Add a few shots of the campaign, which we've seen little of for the most part, as well as a few features, shake vigorously and enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2


30 August 2010

Fresh roasted Iraqi's anyone?

(A soldier holding the PHaSR rifle)

No, this isn't something out of a live-action Buck Rogers movie, this is actually the PHaSR(Personal Halting and Stimulation Response) rifle.  This little piece of equipment can be aimed at a target and used to blind any biological entity; in this case, it's Iraqi's.

The weapon's effects seem to be temporary and probably won't be making anyone burst into flames, but one can't help but think, "What's next?"  To that, I would have to give you nothing more than a shoulder shrug.  Between our tank melting "Direct Energy Weapon" and high energy lasers that will shoot down missiles, something tells me a nuke won't be our biggest problem for long.

(The "Dazzler", which can cause temporary blindness)

I have read some unsupported claims that this gun can also make the victim feel as though he/she is on fire.  Haven't found any sources to back that up as of yet.

29 August 2010

A whole new level of Facebook douchebaggery

As most of you already know, social networking has gone beyond what it was once meant to. From reconnecting with old friends, staying in touch with current ones and the occasional date/hookup, most thought there wasn't much more to it... Then came social "gaming". Games that take no skill, only hours of time to absorb. Click this, click that, fill out a survey or pay money for "special favors", etc.(I.E. Farmville, Zoo World, Restaurant City, just to name a few)

Then comes some smart ass with a dry sense of humor and a great sense of business; thus, Cow Clicker was born.

In this game, you may click a cow an alloted amount of times per day.  That's it.  Click the cow.  You are awarded nothing, no money, no items, just a satisfying moo.  After said click, you may pay an amount of "mooney"(the game's form of premium currency) to skip the wait period between clicks.

As I stated before, the game has currency for premium content.  This content ranges from different colored cows, to cows with themes such as the Emoo Cow(USD $3.00 or 300 Mooney), Cobra Cow(USD $5.00 or 500 Mooney) and even the extravagant Bling Cow(USD $100.00 or 10,000 Mooney).  Needless to say, I have now lost a little more faith in humanity knowing that people actually pay to click a cow every couple of hours, or even to have a new cow to click.  May god have mercy on the human race.

28 August 2010

PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 "slim" head to head

An interesting watch, but take it all with a grain of salt.  Everything with these two systems comes down to personal preference.