Archive for March, 2009
Conficker C… More like Cuntfucker C.
A story that is making headlines on local, national, and international stages finally reaches the Coalition just a little late.
Conficker C, a computer worm that was first found in winter ’08, puts the internet into a stage of chaos on April Fools day- a day for fun and jokes. Instead, there are millions afraid to lose their computer, let alone their identity.
Microsoft is offering up $250,000 dollars as a bounty for those who know any information that could be helpful to the prevention of this destructive virus, but so far it has been a hit and a miss.
Between 5 and 10 million computers have been infected before today’s date, and more sites will be carrying the bug…and this is ground zero. The virus will go into full force, supposedly before the end of today.
Therer is no guranteed protection, much like condoms, so there is always risk- but try and refrain from going to suspicious sites and opening hazordous e-mails, and make sure your virus protection and firewalls are completely updated.
When the Acer Gaming PCs first release, and I read about them in PC Gamer, and actually purchased one myself, I was quite happy with their product.
Luckily, mine hasn’t burst into flames, it’s done quite well. So maybe its just a little bit of a radical claim that Acer Gaming PCs are shit?
Yes, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The insulation on the computer’s internal wiring can become bent or stripped, causing the wires to overheat while the product is in use”. And what happens when the wires overheat while the product is in use? Well, according to two cases reported to the CSPC, the computers short-circuit, “resulting in melted internal components and external casing”.
Microsoft delves into the RTS side of their 360 with the latest release of “Halo Wars.” After quickly selling a million copies, they’ve reached the mark for the best selling Real Time Strategy on any console platform, in this generation of First Person Shooters and Platformers.
Just three weeks after the games initial release in Asia, Halo Wars quickly published and sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide, which Microsoft says makes it the most profitable console Real Time Strategy game in this modern generation. Of course, FPS is still more popular that RTS, and Microsoft can’t change that, but still, a million is a large number for a game of that genre.
Did you know that 2.6 million multiplayer matches have been played since Halo Wars launched, or that 118 years worth of time have been spent playing the game on Xbox Live? Well now you do. You’re welcome.
Obviously if the same game had been released under the name of Supreme Commander, it wouldn’t have sold half of that, but the Halo name always helps.
In recent developements, the Conduit has been confirmed to have WiiSpeak support, making the game all the more sweeter.
Additionally, the developers have officially ruled out Wii MotionPlus for this version of the game, while Sega still lists the Conduit as WiiMotionPlus-compatible. Who’s lying? I say Sega.
WiiSpeak was first used in Animal Crossing: City Folk, but for the first time a game on a nintendo platform will support in-game voice chat between all players.
Although an optional pack-in of WiiSpeak is still undecided, the price is a mere $30, making it an affordable investment for gamers. This hyped game intends to be the first of its kind on Wii- think of Metroid and Halo combined into one.
Players have the chance to run and gun like halo, solve puzzles like metroid, and with these two aspects fused together forms and new science-fiction IP for Nintendo’s Wii.
The conduit is looking at a winter ’09-’10 release.
Konami has recently posted a new job listing in the Japanese marketplace- What could this mean? Konami is having a baby? No!
This ad is asking for new recruits to work on “new developments,” supposedlyin the Metal Gear Solid franchise for consoles and handheld “portable aracades.” This advertisement also asks for help in other popular Konami series, including Winning Eleven and Benami.
This could mean anything. Ecspecially the ambiguous phrase “New developments.” A new engine? A new storyline? New game coders? Physics? It could be so many different things, and at this point, no one knows.
This ad is most likely referring to the next Metal Gear Solid installment, “MGS: Raiden Versus Earth.” This open-ended game could go so many ways with the basis of being able to create and control Earth’s various elements, including Wind, Earth, Water, etc. Let’s pray these “New Developments” dont combine the Avatar nickelodeon TV series to MGS. It’ll be the end of the world.
Metal Gear Solid: Raiden Versus Earth is scheduled for a second quarter ’10 release, on the PS3, and iPhone. What the hell? No 360? Sucks for the fanboys.
Burnout Paradise is coming to the PC in the form of the “Ultimate Box,” which combines the core game and all additional tracks, cars, and updates into one shiny box. Don’t like purchaseable, game-filled boxes? Use Steam instead.
Steam, on of the most powerful and popular digital distribution systems will be showcasing Burnout Paradise alongside Fallout 3, Half Life 2, Left 4 Dead, and other games from Valve and other developers.
Burnout Paradise, also known as Burnout “5″, is the 5th installment in the popular street racing franchise. In January 2008, it was released for 360 and PS3, and later took its first release to the PC platform in February.
This free-roaming, wide-open racer doesn’t have a Steam release date as of yet, but it sure as hell won’t be that long of a wait- you know Valve, with its numerous updates weekly.