Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Nintendo Wii to Launch on November 6th in USA 

Take this for what it's worth... rumour? Cubed3.com claims that Nintendo Wii will launch November 6th in the USA.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Nintendo Amusement Park 

Wired has an article on a Nintendo Amusement Park.

Hasbro Introduces Transformers Classic Line 

Hasbro has introduce their new Transformers Classic line... Well, if you can call the look of Megatron classic....

Nintendo Puts $250 Price Tag on Wii 

The word is official now, Nintendo has put a $250 price tag on Wii.

Console Sizes 

Here is a nice comparison on the sizes of all the game consoles.

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Spider 

Here's how to fold a Spider out of 5 bills. Oh well, at least in the states, I can still use 5 $1 bills.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future 

TechEBlog has a list of the top 10 strangest gadgets of the future.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Things You Didn't Know About Your Body 

Here are a couple of things you didn't know about your body.

The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time 

Here is PCWorld's top 25 Worst tech products of all time.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Nintendo announces Japanese Wii price! 

Nintendo has announced the Japanese Wii price! That's $225US. I'm still banking on $200US. Same report at GamesIndustry.biz... they expect to sell 6 Million units by March.
As well, I'll thrown in another report that the Wii-mote will be used to control the Opera Web Browser. Hmmm.... Opera browser, Wii-mote... gesture control? Sounds neat, but I still think we'll need a bluetooth keyboard.

C64 Flash Emulator 

Here's a link to a C64 Emulator done in Flash.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Message to X3 Moviegoers 

IGN tells us to stay until the very end after the credits for the new Xmen 3 movie.

YouTube Cartoon List 

Here's a complete list of full length cartoons on Youtube.com.

Monday, May 22, 2006

First Downloadable Camera 

Here's a link to the world's first downloadable camera.

China's Three Gorges Dam 

The BBC has pictures of China's Three Gorges Dam.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

IGN: The Top 25 X-Men 

IGN has their list of the top 25 X-Men.

How to Silkscreen Posters and Shirts 

Here is a tutorial on how to silkscreen your own posters and shirts.

Escherlike drawings 

Here's a nice galler of Escher-like paintings by Rob Gonsalves.

Cool Mosaic 

This is a very well done mosaic.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Immersion Offers to Help Sony Add Rumble to PS3 

Immersion has offered to help Sony add the rumble back onto the PS3 controller provided that it drops its 2004 appeal to their lawsuit.

Nintendo Confirms GameCube Housing for Wii at E3 

Gamedaily.com has confirmed that Nintendo used a GameCube housing for Wii at E3.

Ikea Dream Kitchens for Everyone 

Here's a beautifully executed flash ad from Ikea:Dream Kitchens for Everyone.

13 Titles Confirmed for Wii Launch 

This article claims that there will be 13 confirmed titles for Wii launch. I think it will be more. I'm sure Wii tennis will be good, but I think it will need a bit more polish as the innovation of using the controller as a racquet will be short lived.

Top 10 Strangest DIY Gadgets 

Techeblog.com has the top 10 strangest DIY gadgets.

5Mil Will Buy PS3 'If It Didn't Have Games' 

Okay, I hate to beat up on Sony, but how can you resist when they get as arrogant as in this interview? In this article, darkzero.com interviews Sony's Euro CEO, where he says that 5 Million people will buy a PS3 even 'if it didn't have games'.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Seagate Buys Maxtor 

Hmmm... Seagate has just bought Maxtor. I wonder what will happen to the price of hard drives now... it's only Seagate and the smaller Western Digital left, right?

Immersion' thoughts on PlayStation 3 

Immersion technology, the ones who successfully sued Sony and others for their rumble feature on their gamepads, talk about the lack of the rumble feature on the PS3.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Gamers to help create web record 

Some students have developed an a record of arcade innovations.

Dream Arcade Pics 

Here's an arcade lover'sdream basement.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Analyst: Wii Will Cost $200 

Merrill Lynch predicts that the Nintendo Wii will cost $200.

Timeline of CGI in film and television 

Wikipedia has a nice timeline of CGI in film and television.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Pirate Windows? Buy The Retail Version at a $100 Discount 

Do you have an illegal copy of Windows? Apparently, now if you do, you can purchase a legitimate copy at a $100 discount.

History of Console Prices 

Here's an interesting comparison of Console prices adjust over inflation at Curmudgeongamer. NeoGeo was $993? Interesting comparisons. As well, my money is on the Wii to come out at $50 under Xbox360 guaranteed.

Speilberg and Miyamoto Playing Tennis 

Here's some pictures of Spielberg playing Wii Tennis with Miyamoto.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

20 Things You Didn't Know About Leonardo da Vinci 

Here are 20 things you didn't know about Leonardo da Vinci.

Nintendo commercial 

Here's a nicely done japanese Nintendo commercial.

2005 vs 2006 PS3 

here's an interesting side by side compartison of 2005 and 2006 PS3. Oh, another surprise, the lower end PS3 (20GB) will come with wired controllers and the fact that some developers weren't even aware that Sony REMOVED the rumble feature from their controller.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Rubidium and cesium in water 

A couple of neat science demos of mixing rubidium and cesium in water.

Top 10 Strangest Watches 

TechEBlog has the top 10 strangest watches.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Fun Wii Facts Confirmed 

Here are some confirmedWii facts.

Soviet Cold War Era Gadget 

Here's a nice website with Soviet Cold War Era Gadgets.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The End of GBA 

Nintendo has announced the end of development work for the GBA.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Nintendo's E3 booth tour 

Okay, okay, I am infatuated with Wii! How can you not be? I think they stole the show. Engadget has a nice tour of Nintendo's E3 booth.

What happened to Robotic Gaming and Nintendo? 

Remember when this was news in summer of 2003? Whatever happened?

Light Gun peripheral for Nintendo Wii 

Here's a pic of the Wii light gun peripheral for the Nintendo Wii. *UPDATE* LINK HAS BEEN CORRECTED.

Duck Hunt Cometh 

IGN has the scoop that Duck Hunt is coming for Wii. How credible is this? Why wasn't it in the media release?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Nintendo DS Browser 

Here's a sneak peak at the Nintendo DS Opera Web browser.

Wii Classic Controller 

Here's a hi-res scan of the new Wii Classic Controller. Not very pretty, or very ergonomic looking either... Very much like a SNES pad.

PS3 Controller 

Here's a first look at the new PS3 controller. Not much of a departure from the original. What surprises me the most is that it now has Pitch, Yaw, and Roll built in... hmmm... trying to catch Nintendo?.... As well, the controller has apparently lost vibration its vibration abilities. What have they done? In an attempted move to "copy" nintendo, they lost the vibration function for "pitch, yaw, and roll"? How gimmicky is that?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Wii Control Has Mini Speaker 

Here's the latest rumour that the Wii controller has a mini speaker.


Wired's GameLife has some E3 predictions.

Retro Videgame Polos 

Kinda neat retro videogame polos.

Gadgets now and then - part 1 

Here's a nice look back at gadgets: now and then. Why I remember when I was your age...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Dogs Trained to sniff out fake DVDs 

Don't know if this is a hoax or not, but some dogs have been trained to "sniff" out fake DVDs.... Hmmm... didn't think that was possible.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Action Comics #1 

Check it out, the first issue of Action Comics scanned.

Spore Preview for PC 

Here's a review of Spore for PC.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Jump Boots 

I'd love to get myself a pair of these.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The 50 Year History of Play-Doh 

Here's the 50 Year History of Play-Doh.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Getting started in MAME 

Here's a nice article on how to get started in MAME.

McKellen Talks Magneto Movie 

Looks like there may be a Magneto Movie. It has some interesting tidbits, like how they will use CG technology to make himself and Professor X appear 25 years younger then they are without makeup.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Kojima Confirms MGS Movie 

The creator of Metal Gear Solid has finally confirmed that ther will be a movie based on the game.


Here's a site with all gamedevelopment companies on a map.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Gadgets for the Lazy 

Wired has a gallery of gadgets for the lazy.

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