Sunday, June 21, 2009
-- Post From My iPhone
Well as you can see above this post is being written from my new iPhone. Today has been the first full day with my new toy. So far, I must admit that I am taken aback by how much I am enjoying the experience thus far. If I would have a gripe right now it would ne that the battery life is a bit shorter then what I am used to. However, I have been playing alot with my new toy alot. Being my first smart phone experience I have to say that it is everything that I had hoped that it would be. The iPhone 3gs is a pleasure to use. I love the fact that thanks to the Buster app I know that in 6 minutes my bus will be here. If you've ever had to rely on the cta to get around as I do you know what a luxury that is.
One unfortunate side effect that I have noticed is what a powerful drug having the Internet inyour pocket can be. I find that there is a sizeable portion of my social circle that I only interact with because of the Internet. Be it folks on facebook or from the TF2F community. Such a weird feeling. I like knowingnthat I hAve my email in my pocket.
Oh.....one other thing.y Tonight I was forced to uninstall the Shazam app. Shazam is an app that is supposed to be able to identify songs that you play into the mike. I thought that it would be a fun way to compile a play list for my evening out to the bars with my friends. I was very sad to watch this application fail time after time to identify the song playing and I was allways in very close proximity to a speaker or some times even singing the lyrics into the mic. The straw that broke the cammel's back however was it's failure to recognize "just a friend" by The Biz Markie. Any app that doesn't know that tune has no place on my phone.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
A friend from TF2F.com (and guest host on episode 10 of Across the Nerd-a-Verse) and one of the best Demo men I’ve played with has decided to go all Martin Luther on Valve Software and nail his “95 Thesis” to the door of the Church of the Internet. Follow the link to read his 18 pages advice to Valve as to how they can improve my favourite FPS game. Read this and YOU TOO CAN BE PRO LIKE CHRO! It is actually a pretty good and thoughtful analysis of the game.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
A big thanks to B.A. Start for showing me the "Beatles Rock Band" video. (Check out his blog for his annotated version of the trailer.) This game without a doubt shall be HUGE. Not owning a next gen system, or feeling particularly drawn to the fake instrument genre of video games I can't say that I'll make the purchase, but this cinematic is really awesome. Give it a watch and then pop over to B.A. Start and see how many of the references you picked up on.
Obviously, with E3 just ending we are awash with great game trailers and you HAVE to check out this one. Especially if you love Star Wars. It is a trailer for the new MMO being developed by Bioware called "Old Republic." While it certainly doesn't give us any indication as to what the actually game play is going to look like, it is a very impressive piece of CGI. Give a Watch:
Damn is all I have to say. I want these guys to make the next animated Star Wars movie. If you're not aware of this game, it is an up coming MMO. I haven't decided yet how interested I am in the game but Bioware is known for producing interesting titles so I am anxious to see what they offer us here.