Monday, October 18, 2010

Netflix Streaming to PS3 -- Good So Far

Image representing Netflix as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseToday is the first day that you can stream Netflix to your PS3 without the disc.  And about time.

Setup takes all of about three seconds, so no concerns there. 

A much-needed improvement to the feature has been made -- you can search.  Not just your instant queue, search the whole catalog in the app.  Also, the buffering seems to have improved from what I can tell (from the first few minutes of Interview With the Vampire, anyway.)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

l'Cie Tattoo Finally Real: First Gamer Known to Get the Arm Ink

Yes, the day is here.  The L'cie tattoo has left the world of fantasy and entered the realm of crude matter.  Major kudos to Crawlerbasher for making this totally airwolf ink happen.  Follow this link for the full pic.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

8-Bit Vintners

As a gamer, when you hear the term "home-brew", you likely think of people developing software.  But there is another world out there, a world of people who make actual, real-life things.  And sometimes our world overlap.

Enter 8-Bit Vintners

My wine is for anyone who spent time trying to save a princess or fit odd shaped blocks together. We may have never met, but we have more in common than we ever knew. So blow out that old Contra cartridge, give the NES a good dust off, and pour yourself a glass.
Excellent!  For reasons completely unknown to me, wine says "class" to Americans more than anything.  So why not pull out a bottle for your next dinner party?  Before Rock Band, I mean.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Illusion of Chomp

I cannot, nay, will not get enough of this video.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Guy Applies for Bills Asst Coach -- with Gaming Resume

One of the PostersImage by Pete Zarria via Flickr
Gaming yields skills.  Teamwork, problem solving, negotiation, leadership, tenacity.   You know this.  I know this.  But do the Buffalo Bills know it? 

I guess we're going to find out.  This guy submitted a very professional resume and cover letter for the Bills assistant head coach position.  A few of my favorite qualifications:

  • Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare - Instituted various team building exercises that resulted in avoiding Epic Fails.
  • Madden 94-09 -- Responsible for in-game play-calling and execution, including the proper time to call an audible and when to "reverse the play".
  • Tecmo Bowl -- Rushed 4,897,611 yards during the pre-season  with Bo Jackson.
If this dude doesn't get the job, it will be a severe setback in the movement for gamer's rights. 

The post is a must-read, so get over there and check it.   And if his site doesn't start selling 8-bit 716 t-shirts, I will be sorely disappointed.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Gamer T-Shirt: National Joust Association

No, I've never written a fan-fic based in the Joust universe.  Who would do that?  I mean, that would just be crazy, right?  Heh heh.

Get the shirt here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Super Star Trek -- There's an App for That

I am not alone in my interest in the archaic text-based space strategy game Super Star Trek.  Recent months have given us an iPhone version

Is the iPhone ushering in a new generation of homegrown games?  The direct-to-download PC market doesn't seem to be breaking any records, but perhaps the portability and general fun of Apple's money-printing machine is providing garage game developers with a new outlet.

Find reviews here and here.

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