Saturday, January 31, 2004

Top 10 Superbowl Commercials 

CBS has the Top Ten Superbowl Commercials.

Friday, January 30, 2004

NES Sports Bloopers 

Here's a video of some amusing 8-Bit NES Sport Bloopers.

Pixar ends Disney distribution deal 

Pixar has ended Disney's distribution deal, saying time to move on. Good for Pixar. I think Pixar single handedly saved Disney's butt during it's corporate profits. This year, half their revenue will be from "Finding Nemo", and the other half, "Pirates of the Caribbean". I am all against Eisner. Eisner runs Disney as too much of a corporation, and moving Disney's core values away from "art".

Thursday, January 29, 2004

NASTY! Whale explodes in Taiwan 

They were transporting a dead whale... Apparently it swelled with gases... and ... quite literally... exploded.

Nasty disgusting photograph right here!

We hear the playback and it seems so long ago 

Xbox rumours abound today. With a crystal edition of the Xbox bound for Europe for Xbox's anniversary, and an analyst speculating Xbox's price drop to $99.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

BIX Building 

Pretty cool building. The front facade is made of acrylic that can display video images.

Re-enactments of videogame scenes 

Pretty funny site on re-enactments of certain videogame scenes in weird places.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Genetically Modified Flower to Detect Landmines 

Yahoo has the story that a Danish company has developed a plant that can detect landmines. The genetically modified weed that has been coded to change color when its roots come in contact with nitrogen-dioxide (NO2) evaporating from explosives buried in soil.

The Worst Cars Of All Time 

Forbes has a list of the the worst cars of all time.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Nintendo DS to be 3D? 

From gamesindustry.biz, key developers have signed up for Nintendo's Dual Screen handheld. In the article, Konami and Namco have confirmed support for the system. It also highlights the rumour that the DS will be based on a Sharp TFT 3D LCD technology. Could this be a color 3D virtua-boy?

MikeRoweSoft.com Teen settles 

The teenager that held the MikeRoweSoft site settled with Microsoft.

Leaked Star Wars: Episode III clip 

From Slashdot, here is a leaked Star Wars: Episode III clip.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Han Solo in Carbonite Lego 

From Slashdot, a couple of interesting lego assemblies paying homage to Star Wars...Han Solo in Carbonite.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Classic Arcade Game Logo Challenge 

Try to identify which arcade game each letter was taken from:

*NOTE: You have to be careful about the spelling of some of the names. If it says you got one wrong that you think is right, then try an alternate spelling. (ie: "Q Bert"). THEN tell us your score.

Nintendo Unveils Dual-Screen Portable Game Unit 

From Yahoo News, Nintendo finally unveils it's product: A Dual-Screen Portable Game Unit. This is also covered in Gamespy's article.

My first impression? What the heck? What are they thinking of? Punchout 1 and 2? The other impression is why didn't they go one LCD widescreen? Well, my guess is because of cost. They already have a crap load of GBA screens.... so why not just stack them one on top of the other?

Monday, January 19, 2004

MikeRoweSoft sued by Microsoft 

Interesting story of a canadian who Microsoft is suing to get rid of his domain name.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Strar Wars Car 

From Slashdot, here's a modded Star Wars Car.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Periodic Table of Condiments 

From waxy.org, the Periodic Table of Condiments.

Nintendo Plans NES Revivals For GBA 

From 1UP, rumour that Nintendo intends to revive NES games for the GBA.

The Wal-Mart You Don't Know 

From Fast Company, a really interesting article on how powerful Walmart is.

Prototype Marvin 

Here is a prototype image of "Hitchhinker's Guide to the Galaxy" film of a prototype Marvin costume.

Atari Combat Level Design 

Design New Atari Combat fields for the Atari 2600 Combat Remake.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

CES Highlights 

Here's a small run-down of the Las Vegas CES show highlights:

A Segway Clone
Sony's Humanoid Robot
"Invisible" Speakers

What is CES? It stands for "Consumer Electronics Show". It's a trade-only expo that brings together the world's electronics manufacturers, retailers and the media, in much the same way that "E3" (Electronic Entertainment Expo) does for the video and computer game industry. (In fact, before E3 started some time around 1995, game publishers would show off their goods bi-annually at CES!)

Interesting tidbit: I attended my first CES in Las Vegas, in 1991. The highlight of the show (asides from getting to see hundreds of Nintendo NES games before anyone else) was my first glimpse of HDTV. It was AMAZING. I'm not even sure that the resolution I saw then is the same as what they now sell in stores. I recall being at the Toshiba booth and they had a rather large screen up on a wall, with some nature footage of elephants playing. The impression I came away with was that "it's like I'm looking through a window at real elephants!" That was 13 years ago. Look at how long it's taken for HDTV to go from being shown at CES, to appearing in homes, and I don't think the quality is as high as what I saw then.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Top Ten Reasons to work for MSFT vs Top Ten Reasons to work for Google 

Here's an interesting blog: Top Ten Reasons to work for MSFT, versus Top Ten reasons to work at Google.

Trends in the Online Community 

Here's an interesting article on trends in the Online Community on how they remain profitable.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

GameSpy's Summary of Nex-Gen Consoles 

Gamespy has a nice summary of the upcoming nex-gen consoles.

7 Year Old Gets Stuck Insde Crane Machine 

I don't understand how the hell the kid fit in, but here you go...

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

West Coast Wankers 

Hal, you don't mind if I rant, do you? ;-)

"WEST COAST CHOPPERS". I'm seeing their t-shirts, sweaters, and automobile stickers everywhere these days. Especially on pick-up trucks, on guys who look like they haven't showered in 4 days, and on little teenage mall twerps.

If I lived in Long Beach California, I wouldn't say anything. But I live in a small suburban city 1 hour from Toronto, Ontario, Canada!! WTF is going on?

West Coast Choppers is a small custom bike/car shop in Long Beach, owned by Jesse James, that guy on Discovery's "Monster Garage". While I'd find it REALLY lame if everyone was wearing "Monster Garage" shirts, I still find it rather ridiculous to see little punks and grown men alike walking around with these shirts.

I can't help but wonder WHY. What, you can't afford one of his choppers so wearing a t-shirt is the next best thing? I don't think so. You're slapping a sticker on your over-sized pickup truck to ... to what? Help advertise a "little guy"? Hey, thanks. I was in the market for a high priced custom motorcycle, and now thanks to you and your little sticker, I know where to buy it. What would I have done without you!?

Since this kind of lameness is happening 3000 miles away from Long Beach, across the border, in a little boring town, I can only assume it's happening in cities across the continent. Post your comments folks. Where have YOU seen the infamous shirts and stickers?

Monday, January 05, 2004


Here's a SNES controller adopted for the GBA.... I can't see much use, as the screen isn't attached.... but it'd sure be useful if the GBA had 4 buttons!

UbiSoft Publisher goof lets porn ad slip into Rainbow 6 

Rainbow Six 3 released with an inadvertant URL that advertises a porn site!

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