Archive for January 25, 2009

Microsoft Fires

Posted in Microsoft with tags , , , on January 25, 2009 by emuriku

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Goddamn recession. Microsoft says politely goodbye to about 30% of their permanent testers along with the team in charge of “Flight Simulation”.

Slow down in PC sales seems to be the guilty here, but who knows when will this hit the Xbox too… So do us a favor, and go buy more !

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PC Gaming and You

Posted in PC on January 25, 2009 by skullmatrix

My name is Brandon, AKA Skullmatrix. I have been a PC gamer since I was 10. Back then I played on a 386, had a 13 inch CRT monitor, no sound card, and no graphics card. I couldn’t have been happier. PC gaming back then meant making custom boot disks to squeeze all the memory out of the machine to play doom. It meant looking up the 3rd word on paragraph 3 on page 76 of the manual to authenticate your copy of Wizardry. It also meant modifying bitmaps to make the Wolfenstein guy pick up giant wangs instead of health packs. For the longest time I didn’t own a mouse. It was a good time to remember, but no one in their right mind would go back.

Old School Adventure Gaming

Old School Adventure Gaming

One reason is that gaming on the PC also used to mean knowing true rage. Installing a new sound card took days. I remember my father coming home with a CD rom drive. I was the happiest 12 year old ever. I was even happier a month later when we finally figured out how to get the thing to work. Loom was awesome. I spent long hours looking through an 800 page DOS book trying to figure out how to make a custom batch file that would automatically zip a bunch of .wad files across several disks, so that when I went to a friends house, we could play all the custom maps I had made. Of course the disks would become corrupt the second you looked at them, the maps would have some fatal flaw in them that crashed it every 10 minutes, and that stupid book was written by software engineers that had no regard for an 11 year old’s lack of computer skills. Every hour of PC gaming was accompanied by 20 minutes of frustration and anger.

We wont even mention configuring IRQ channels.

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New Platinum Collection Titles for Xbox360

Posted in Japan, News, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on January 25, 2009 by atalantegg

There has been an announcement for new Platinum Collection titles for the Xbox360 in Japan.

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The titles are Halo 3, The iDOLM@STER Live For You!, and The iDOLM@STER Twins. iDOLM@STER Twins is simply both iDOLM@STER games in one pack, very conveinent for people who are interested in trying out the series.