Monday, February 28, 2005

Nintendo may introduce next-generation Game Boy in 2005 

CNN.com has an interesting article that Nintendo may introduce their next-generation Game Boy in 2005.


Here's a good article on how SLI video cards works.

Halle Barry accepts a Razzie 

From waxy.org, Halle Barry showed up to accept her Razzie award.

Gameboy emulation on mp3 players 

Here's a site on a gameboy emulator for mp3 players.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Telltale Games 

From Slashdot, 'telltalegames' founded by three ex-LucasArts employees, will be creating a Bone, the comic, game.

Battlestar Galactica 

Battlestar Galactica Episode 1 is available for download from scifi.com.

Friday, February 25, 2005

D'Fusion Augmented Reality Demonstration 

Here is a video showing a company's augmented reality technology. For you not familiar with the term augmented reality, it is the concept of merging computer-generated imagery with the real-world in real-time. You could for example wear special glasses and whereever you looked, the real-world would be mixed with 3D computer generated imagery. Companies like Boeing and Bombardier have already put many years research into this, so that for example, a technician could view the schematics of a jet engine super-imposed over the real engine as he's working on it. Advertisers are looking forward to custom-targetted advertising, where a city's billboards would have ads tailored specifically to you. Applications to the game industry should be obvious: Games like laser-tag or paintball now could take place in a variety of fictional settings yet still be played in person.

In this video, the demonstration relies on mixing a live video feed with the CG. My question though is whether they truly did this live or if it was editted after the fact just to "demo" the potential of the technology.

Update Mar. 1, 2005: Here's a great video demonstating D'Fusion's software in action. They show how the software uses key objects in captured video to figure out in real-time how to display the 3D virtual objects.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Nintendo warns Webzen 

From Slashdot, Nintendo is warning Webzen of the erry similarities of their game Wiki and the legend of Zelda: Windwaker.

Creator of Final Fantasy joins MSFT 

I guess money talks, as the creator of the Final Fantasy series joins Microsoft.

It Pays To Read License Agreements 

From Slashdot, a user got paid $1000 to read his EULA.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

ExplorerXP - Freeware file manager for Win2K/XP 

This freeware allows you to use tabbed browsing with Explorer.

Episode III pics leaked 

From Slashdot, pics of Episode III leaked. UPDATE: Whoa... looks like a lot of sites have shut down.

Short Circuit Johnny Five 5 Robot on Ebay 

Get your own "Johnny Five is Alive!" annoying jive-talkin robot. One of many that were built in the 80's either for use in filming or promotions. Moves and talks. Comes with a briefcase-sized remote control.

How Paris Got Hacked? 

Everyone now knows that Paris Hilton's Sidekick got hacked... Was it really hacked if someone can guess the name of Paris Hilton's Dog?

Calvin and Hobbes 

Every single Calvin and Hobbes comic online.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

EA hit with fresh class action suit over unpaid overtime 

Frome Gamesindustry.biz, looks like Electronic Arts has been hit with a new class action suit over unpaid overtime.

Worst TV Clips of the Week 

From waxy.org, Parent's Television Council's worst TV Clips of the week.

Katamari Doh-macy 

Katamari Damacy in Play-doh.

Innovative Musical Interfaces 

Here are some very innovative musical interfaces:

Sony's BlockJam. This one consists of small blocks that can be arranged together (kinda like playing Dominos). The "Play" blocks can be programmed with 16 different samples, 3 tempos, (and more?), while the sequence blocks can be programmed with different behaviours such as the direction in which to "pass on" the next step in the sequence. There is an interactive demo as well.

This one here is more of a dynamic real-world (and real-time) interface using a projection screen and trackable pucks.

Friday, February 18, 2005

EA blanks out Sega 

From waxy.org, anyone notice in NBA Street V3, that "Sega" was blanked out from the House of Pain song, "Jump Around".

Thursday, February 17, 2005

WB to Update Characters for 'Loonatics' 

The Looney Tunes characters are undergoing a futuristic update.

Napster Cracked 

Just days after the new Napster's launch, users have found a way to skirt Napster's copy protection.

Holographic Television System - (from Gizmag.com) 

It's kind of "old-tech meets new tech". While other display methods are advancing towards space-saving flat screens, this "holographic tv" system requires a projector at least 5 feet away from the screen.

The article makes no mention of resolution, or whether this uses actual holographic technology (I think they are using the term "holographic" loosely, to describe how the image appears to float in the air).

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Game Developers Choice Awards 

Here is a list of the nominees for Game Developers Choice Awards. (I just may have to pick up Burnout 3 now).

Monday, February 14, 2005

Ubisoft, Canadian govt to create "university" 

Gamespot has an article that Ubisoft will be creating a game development school.

Xbox 2 will release "in late October, early November" 

From gamesindustry.biz, there is rumor that the Xbox 2 will release "in late October, early November". Is MSFT jumping the gun? It doesn't seem like they are taking advantage of the Xbox "product Lifecycle". It seems that they are more interested in being the first out of the gates, and to grab market share.

Katamari Damacy hats 

Okay, can we say cheesy? Katamari Damacy hats.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Nintendo licenses Palm OS 

To add more fuel to the fire in rumours, here's a rumour that Nintendo has licensed the Palm OS.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Unexplained Nintendo trademarks prompt speculation 

From Gamesindustry.net, some unexplained Nintendo trademarks prompt some speculation.

Enterprise Fans uniting the save the show 

Enterprise fans have taken a full page ad out on the L.A. Times to try and save the show.

The Mod Gods: First Homebrew Game for DS! 

From waxy.org, the first homebrew game for the Nintendo DS has been made. Hmmm... could this be fake? Well, it looks like it could be running a fairly simple GB made game, as the dual function screen isn't active. Looks fake, as the details are vague.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Smart People Choke Under Pressure 

From Slashdot, seems like the smarter you are, the more likely you will choke under pressure!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Superbowl Commercials 2005 

In case you missed it, here are some of Superbowl Commercials of 2005.

Michael Moore VS Bill OReilly 

The title says it all, Michael Moore VS Bill OReilly.

Archon: Evolution 

Remember Archon? Well, it's being remade.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Resident Evil 4 Porting Issues? 

From Slashdot, seems like Capcom is having problems trying to port Resident Evil 4 to PS2.

Google Maps 

Yep, now there's Google Maps.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Awful Plastic Surgery 

Lots of great shots of celebrity's plastic surgery. Much of it unecessary and making them look worse than before! Before and after shots of celebrity plastic surgery.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Hide Your IPod, Here Comes Bill 

Wired News has an article that Microsoft is upset that over half their emloyees use iPods.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

PSP Set to Release on March 24 Across North America 

Yahoo business has an article announcing the release of the PSP March 24 in North America. Supposedly, the first million units will have Spiderman 2 UMD packaged.

Handheld market free fall continues 

ZDNet has an article that PDA sales have fallen for three years in a row.

When the Sous-Chef Is an Inkjet 

NYTimes has an article on a New York Restaurant making sushi with an inkjet printer.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Cell Phone Use While Driving 

ABC News has an article that cell phone use during driving is the same as driving drunk, or akin to being a senior citizen in reaction time.

More Scary News About Bush & US Religious Right 

Scary times for anyone with a solid head on their shoulders... (who is also not blinded by religion that is).

Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow
Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow - Page 2

The Godly Must Be Crazy

While I'm at it, I found a Real media version of the documentary "The World According To Bush".It is an excellent doc about the Bush administration, and consists mostly of interviews with very reputable people including Hans Blix, Colin Powell, and former director of CIA James Woolsey.


For Drk, Some News on Ubisoft's Montreal expansion, and some highlights of the Quebec and Federal grants giving them a few millions.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Nintendo DS dissected 

From waxy, the Nintendo DS dissected.

Bill Gates Doodling Examined 

The BBC has an article on the press examining Bill Gate's doodling.

Blackberry use 'can damage thumb' 

The BBC has an article that Blackberry use can damage your thumbs.

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