Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Definitive Guide To Speeding Tickets 

Posted this on my blog to remember the page. The definitive guide to speeding tickets.

Spacecraft Tracking - Shuttle and ISS 

You can track the space shuttle on google.

Inside Skywalker Ranch Prologue, A Day at Lucasfilm 

This Lucas fan won a trip to the Skywalker ranch.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Free Games 

Thanks to Slashdot, here's two links for free games: Liberated Games offers free single player games, and GameOgre offers free multiplayer games.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Quake 4 

CNet has preview of Quake 4.

Doom Movie Trailer 

IGN has the scoop on the Doom Movie Trailer.

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h 

Boing Boing has the exclusive that the Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" was cracked in 24h.

Take Two facing possible class action lawsuit over Hot Coffee 

Bound to happen. Take Two is being sued by a NYC grandmother who purchased GTA:SA for her 14 year old. Waitaminute, didn't she just purchase an "M" rated game for a 14 year old?

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Hillary vs. the Xbox 

An open letter to Hillary Clinton over the GTA fiasco. Makes sense? Yes. Will it do anything? Of course not.

Zelda producer slags own game 

Miyamoto has admited that 'Zelda: Windwaker' was not s great as it could have been.

God of War 

News that God of War is being made into a movie.

Bicycle Show 

Some interesting bicycles at this swap meet.

Nintendo Fan 

A Nintendo fan has an amazing gameroom.


July 25, 2005 - Ray B. Proclaims Video Arcades Dead
"Kids no longer want to play video games outside the home" is the controversial statement recently made by self-proclaimed game guru Ray B. Others were heard to say "yeah" and "mmm hmmm".

In a recent visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario's Clifton Hill entertainment strip, Ray B. and family visited The Great Canadian Midway. Formerly a small old video arcade, GCM has been revamped into a large multi-format entertainment complex. Upon entering, to your right is a ghost-house ride where you get to also shoot at targets in the dark. In the main area you are greeted by a large colorful room full of coin-operated machines with blinking lights and exciting sounds. But these are not your father's coin-ops! No, in fact, these might be your grand-dad's coin-ops. The place is filled with "coin pushers"; machines where you take your chances, drop in a coin and hope that it causes more coins to fall out than you put in. Sounds like gambling to me. Oh, but they also dispense tickets, so I guess that makes it OK.

Searching in vain for games using CRT displays, I at last found a familiar face. Pac Man. But what's this? Oh Pac Man! How low you have fallen! Pac Man is now a pusher!

Digging deeper I eventually found some video games tucked away in the back room, surrounded by air hockey tables, skee ball and other skill games. They were mostly gun shooters from the early 90's and a few pinball machines. An old Funhouse with a broken flipper. Lethal Enforcers. Terminator. Revolution X...

So I sat myself down on a firetruck kiddie ride. Dropped in 3 tokens, and tried not to cry while I went up and down and the siren went "whoop! whoop! whoop!" and I thought "Video arcades are dead".*

*OK I didn't really ride a kiddie ride or cry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

'Voltron' morphs into movie 

Voltron will be made into a movie.

A Visit to Adobe 

Via waxy.org, another company tour. Here's a visit to Adobe.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Blind teenager amazes with video game ability 

As the story says, a blind teenager has an amazing skill at Soul Caliber 2.


A site with some nifty office "guns" that you can make. The 'Super Maul' is the most powerful one.


This guy made his own Nintendo chair.

Top 50 Favorite Game Ending Songs Part 1 

A collection 50 favorite videogame song endings. Mostly 8-bit stuff.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

How to fix your magnet ruined monitor! 

Here's how to fix your magnet ruined monitor!

What does your phone number spell? 

Here's a neat site. Figure out all the combinations taht your phone number spells?

Translations that are Marketing Mistakes 

Marketing mistakes made during translation. Title says it all.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

"V" for Vendetta 

The 'V' for Vendetta trailer is out.

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to see a water balloon pop in space? 

Some pretty cool pictures of water balloons popping in space?

Friday, July 22, 2005

Top 10 Web fads 

CNet has a list of the top 10 web fads. I sure remember these things passing through my inbox.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Teens Invent A Better Air Conditioner 

These two high school teens have invented a more efficient car air conditoner.

ESRB revokes GTA: San Andreas Rating 

The ESRB has advised retailers to stop selling GTA: San Andreas. Specifically, for the hot coffee content.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Nemo Mosaic Pool 

Pixar's President's Nemo themed pool.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Confirmed: Sex minigame in PS2 San Andreas 

Gamespot has confirmed the Hot Coffee "sex minigame" cheat on the PS2. Uhoh, for Rockstar.

Finger Scanning At Disney Parks Causes Concern 

Via Slashdot comes a story where Disney is now fingerprint scanning.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Retro Arcade 

A montage of old old arcades.

Electronic Games 

A collection of old classic electronic games.


A large collection of arcade tokens. I remember some of these in Canada!

Optimus keyboard 

The most amazing keyboard you will ever see.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Best Product Designs of 2005 

Businessweek has their annual Best Product Designs of 2005.

Hillary Clinton to take on Rockstar over Hot Coffee Mod 

As the title says, the first lady will oversee the investigation of Rockstar over the GTA: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" mod. Rockstar, previously made statement that a hacker is responsible for the mod. This mod can only be done on the PC version. Give me a break! People are panicking because of this PC mod? You can get worse filth on the internet! The press is jumping on this because people are assuming this can happen on the console version.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Shoe Lacing Methods 

The most comprehensive website on shoelacing.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Real Life Tron Game 

Some geeks rigged up a real life Tron Light Cycle game. (With GPS, of course!)


Neat little game with geometry:Planarity.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Making Of...Maniac Mansion 

A nice little article on the making of Maniac Mansion.

Microsoft's Personnel Puzzle 

From Slashdot comes a link to an interesting article on the smugness of Microsoft's hiring techniques.


I really don't know what to make of this. The PixelRoller looks pretty interesting.

WoW Coke Commercial 

Here's a World of Warcraft and Coke Chinese Commercial.

1UP.com Editor Walks Off CNBC Show 

The editor of 1UP.com walks off a CNBC show. He left because they lied to him about what the subject of the show would be about (videogame violence).

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Faked Nintendo Revolution Video 

From 1up.com: There was a video going around prior to E3 that people believed was really from Nintendo. It showed lots of footage and teasers of the Revolution console. It is REALLLY elaborate, so watch it beyond the slow intro (the whole history of Nintendo is just an intro).

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