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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Lord IceWarm...Yes Master....Rise(Return AudioCast)

Well I've decided to try audiocasting again however my normal microphone is messing up right now so I am stuck using my Logitech Playstation 2 USB headset and it does not sound that great. Plus it sometimes likes to record in a weird way and puts in silence when I am actually speaking. Hopefully I'll get it worked out and get my regular microphone working again. Anyways onto the show.

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Need For Speed Most Wanted

Aeon Flux

Xbox 360

Guitar Hero

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Battlefield 2 Special Forces

I recently bought and downloaded the Special Forces expansion from EA. I installed it last night and fired it up. The game adds some new factions like the British SAS, Russian Spetsnaz, and a couple rebel/insurgent forces. There are also new weapons. Some of the SAS guns are pretty cool. Also the anti-tank weapon for the insurgent forces is more like a regular rocket launcher than the one that the US, Chinese, and Middle Eastern factions have. Night vision has also been included. The support units now also have a tear gas launcher. You can of course use a gas mask to prevent the gas from giving you the disorientation effects. Some of the coolest stuff are the grappling hooks and zip lines. If you want to climb a wall just toss a grappling hook over it. Or if you want to get from a higher location to a far away lower location quickly you can use a zip line. This makes getting from location to location a lot faster and safer than running through an open battlefield. There are new maps as well. My favorite map is called Warlord and it is a city like map that puts the SAS against the insurgents who have taken control of a palace area. You can also now drive ATVs. They are pretty fast and are a good addition to the game. This is highly recommended for Battlefield 2 fans.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Karaoke Revolution Party

I picked this game up today and so far I am having a blast with it. The game is improved upon and it shows. Now you can sing and dance if you have a DDR pad. You can also now create your own characters and it also supports the EyeToy to put your own face in the game. This feature was kind of hard to use since you have to set up the points on your face perfectly or the program will tell you to fix them. The graphics are also noticeably better in this version. This has been the first Karaoke Revolution game since last year and the extra development time shows in the overall game. The first three games came out within a year of each other and this version shows what the extra development time did. There are more songs in this version, more modes, character creation, tons of unlockables and the new Diamond record class. The previous games only had gold and platinum records. The Diamond record is received when you get a perfect score on a song which is about 50,000 points. This adds some replay value to the game by giving players incentive to score perfect on songs. The music selection is also quite good with songs from many decades. You get a lot of modern songs but you also get access to classics like "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and "That's Amore." You also get songs like "Material Girl", "Play That Funky Music", "What I Like About You", and "Start Me Up" just to name a few. There are also a good amount of "party" modes you can play with your friends. If you've liked any of the other Karaoke Revolution games this one is another great addition to the series and is highly recommended.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Mouth To Eye Coordination

I wanted to see what it would be like to playa couple Nintendo DS games with the stylus in my mouth. It is quite difficult but maybe we'll see controllers that can be easily played with one's mouth in the future of gaming. Also playing with your mouth adds some challenge back into many DS games.

Game 1: WarioWare Touched

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Game 2: Trauma Center-Under The Knife

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I apologize for the low video quality and lack of sound. My microphone is messed up right now and my webcam is pretty old.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pizza Party

Check out this cool command line application that allows you to order Dominos pizza from a command line.

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Xbox 360 Being Called Dreamcast 2.0

1UP has a great article on the similarities and differences of the Dreamcast and the Xbox 360. A very interesting article.

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Picture of The Sandman From Spider-Man 3

Take a look at this picrture of Thomas Haden Church as Sandman from Spider-Man 3.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Halloween

This Halloween I went to a local club that had an 80's rock tribute band playing. It started at 10PM and finished at around 2AM. They played a ton of awesome rock and some pop rock songs from the 80's. They played You've Got Another Thing Comin' by Judas Priest, I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister, Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield, Working For The Weekend by Loverboy, Sunglasses At Night by Corey Hart, Your Love by The Outfield, and Rock & Roll All night by Kiss to just name a few. They did very good covers of all the songs. I'll definitely check them out again since they are a local band. It was a fun time.