Several people have shown me the world that is You Tube.
My brother; Madman; various forums; even my good friend - Google!
So this blog entry is for me to introduce a few more web users to the wonders of You Tube.
Think of it as a massive site, containing thousands (if not millions) of videos, produced by amateurs. As that's pretty much what it is.
My current favourite is this MP4 player review that I've just stumbled across. To quote the reviewer:
"It's probably available in larger models - but I don't give a shit."
Classy. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your favourite video(s) hosted on You Tube. Also, if you think Adamskii should upload his 2 Demozone videos to You Tube then say so!
I leave you with this:
"Enough about going on how small it is - I suppose I could get a toddler to swallow it or something just to prove that."
Posted: Tuesday 29th August 2006, 09:41am
Adamskii reviewed this game a few months back, saying that it was OK, but nothing special.
You can read Adamskii's review over at his Demozone site!
I picked up the game from Hemswell for a few quid and I have to say it is very enjoyable. Luckily for me, you can disable the weapons, bringing the competition down to just pure crashing. However, I eventually tried the Mini-gun and found it a lot quicker to rack up a few victories.
I've still got a long way to go in the game, as I've only really tried out the Single Events, such as Wrecking and Stunt Shows, but I've started a career well with a flawless victory in my 'diablo'.
Still, I don't see the game lasting as long as say, Gran Turismo. But it's on par with Burnout - or at least as entertaining as.
Crashday is yet another game installed from the huge pile I have sitting next to me. I'm yet to try Quake 4; F.E.A.R; Vietcong 2; Doom 3; NFSMW; SW Battlefront II; Serious Sam II; Toca 3; along with a few demos.
Before I finish, I should add that Lego Star Wars II is going to be even bigger than the first. I've played the demo briefly but the session was long enough to see the improvements and additions they've made. For a start, you can now control vehicles - Luke's Speeder in the demo. Also, it's based on the original trilogy, which in many people's opinions, are the best of the 6. Finally, the cut-scenes are hilarious... It looks like the full game will be released mid-September (11th if my memory serves me well). Another that I'll purchase, rather than 'acquire'.
Posted: Saturday 26th August 2006, 09:41pm
It has taken the most popular search engine a good few weeks to update the slickhouse.com listing, but now it has been completed:
I like my meta tags.
Do a search for slickhouse in Google and you'll see that this site is pretty much all you'll find.
I have nothing else to write, so move along... move along.
A quick question for whoever is reading this...
Can you ever have too much storage???
Currently the price of GB's is extremely cheap - you can pick up 250gb of Samsung Spinpoint storage for a low £50.
This has given me a hard choice - do I opt for:
A) 4 x 250gb (1tb) for £200.20
B) 8 x 250gb (2tb) for £400.62
C) 4 x 300gb (1.2tb) for £256.70
D) 8 x 300gb (2.4tb) for £513.60
250gb drives work out at 20p/GB, 300gb drives work out at 21p/GB, hardly a huge difference. I reckon option (C), but what do YOU think???
Posted: Thursday 24th August 2006, 09:41pm
Categories: Computers and Technology
Whilst browsing Gamestation for some new games (woah!), I stumbled across Warcraft III, along with the Frozen Throne expansion, for £3.99 (bogof, used)! A few minutes later and I realised that there wasn't anything else worth picking up, so I purchased the two.
You may have read that I've been looking for decent games to play over the LAN at home, as by mid-September there will be 4 of us living in the house, each with our own computer - ideal for some late-night gaming.
Warcraft III is famous for its LAN abilities, so last night as an alternative to Age of Empires, we decided to try it out. To cut a long story short, I won (again!), but the game was a lot more entertaining for both of us.
Warcraft III is another RTS, just like AOE, but whereas AOE requires you to spend time building up a huge army and then attack - Warcraft III allows you to attack pretty much constantly, improving as you go. The building and gathering elements of the game are relatively simple too, allowing the gamer to quickly re-establish a unit if needed.
Tonight we'll hopefully have another go, getting used to the game a bit more. I've also located my copy of Red Alert 2, which will add a bit more variety to the RTS collection. Dawn of War is somewhere, but I reckon it wont run smoothly enough on the SFF PCs and may be too fast paced/gory for some.
The only problem is, we're still on RTS games. Maybe that's a good thing, afterall the gameplay is essentionally the same from game-to-game. I'll be happier when we're all playing Counter-Strike : Source though...
Posted: Wednesday 23rd August 2006, 09:41pm