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  • Blog Post: New Nvidia Drivers for x64 (W00t)

    Nvidia released new drivers for x64 (and x86 ) today. The dodgy feeds worked! Smug? Yeah, a little.
  • Blog Post: I Make Things Happen*.

    I am a genius (and humble to boot). Quickie: The latest twist on the RSS Feeds Du Jour is that EvenBalance just released a new version of PunkBuster for Joint Operations (caught during the morning catchup via Newsgator ). Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but hopefully this one will support X64...
  • Blog Post: Max Payne 2 on Xbox Originals

    Awesome, in a word. Max Payne® 2- The Fall of Max Payne Wins my award for most heartbreaking game ever. With some pretty funky action along the way. I wasn’t as much of a fan of the first one, though if you play them back to back, they run very well together. (Though the part in MP2 that always troubled...
  • Blog Post: B-Day (no, not bidet) for Battlefield 2

    Well, Battlefield 2 is in my hot little hands right now. I had to get the CD version (3 CDs) because I don't believe in preordering (it violates rule #1 of impulse buying, which is that if the goods aren't miraculously present on the store shelf, I don't pick them up and purchase them). Now I just...
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 2 Demo First Impressions

    The BF2 demo did indeed make its way out on Friday . Thanks, Kids On The Street. Jeff commented that it was (among) the best game(s) he'd ever played, and wrote a nice big post on it, avec some handy tips, especially on how to pick a non-standard (*cough* 1680x1050 *cough*) resolution. I'm going...
  • Blog Post: I'm going to flee, I am.

    To the beach, once more. Since going on holiday a couple of hours ago, I've: - bought Civ 4 and Psychonauts from Steam (played the Psychonauts demo a while back, absolutely loved it, but didn't buy it for a reason I can't remember right now) (they're peppering my DSL connection as I type) - played the...
  • Blog Post: Aussie HD-DVD add-on selling well?

    I'd heard they were out, but couldn't find one for money nor begging at the local shopping centre this weekend. This either means they're really popular, or we just sold all four we imported! Consumer: Drat. Shareholder: much rejoicing.
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows: Installation Experience

    "Experience" is a lovely word for a corporate blog. Discuss. Anyway, my experience was that it didn't work the first time round. That was at 7pm. it's now 9pm, and I've just finished my first laps around Barcelona in RFactor , using the Wireless Racing Wheel and TrackIR . Awesome? You betcha! Easy? Not...
  • Blog Post: (Unwelcome) Realism in Games

    Tycho (linked page contains harsh language) expands on something I've been unhappy about for years - my emphasis in bold: I was interested to read an interview with the man who designed Lara Croft, where he makes it clear that their Tomb Raidin' gameplay - which is to say, the enclosed subterranean...
  • Blog Post: Ooh, an Alienware M17x

    A friend of mine wanted a high-end gaming laptop; I’d just seen an impressive-looking MX11X in JB Hi Fi, and suggested he look at Alienware kit. He found the bells and whistles of the Alienware M17x were compelling. So, he clicked through to buy it, and had the sexy, beautiful box delivered to his house...
  • Blog Post: Games Games Games, Games Games Games, Game Game all the waaaay.

    What am I looking forward to this Christmas? Well, two have really caught my fancy: Gears of War - 23 Nov (I mean seriously, with a metascore like that , I'd need to seriously justify not buying it) Rainbow Six Vegas - 23 Nov ( metascore not there yet, but the demo was awesome ) And with that, it's back...
  • Blog Post: My Holiday In Games

    I picked up GTA: San Andreas before leaving Sydney, despite the system requirements being above the specs of the Latitude D600 (only 32MB video, and I've been forcibly coaxing newer Radeon drivers on for a while). Other than being unable to get into the Advanced display properties to re-set the resolution...
  • Blog Post: Games: Only 10 15 More Sleeps until Locomotion!

    ... and then no sleep for a few weeks. I'm really, really excited about Chris Sawyer's Locomotion 's impending release. Intellectually, I know Half-Life 2 is due out soon, but I don't care. Locomotion is what I'm waiting for. The Aussie Atari site says it's 10 days out, and at an RRP of $49.95, I might...
  • Blog Post: Sweet: The Locomotion Demo is out!

    http://www.3dgamers.com/games/locomotion/#filelist NB Getting the music for the demo costs 100 MB, beyond the 29MB used for the game and graphics (the small demo!). The music is good, and sets the mood nicely, but it's perhaps not unmissable. It's a time-limited demo (much like RCT before it) - 15 minutes...
  • Blog Post: XBox 360 Announced

    Pretty good coverage on the Xbox 360 launch so far, especially the blurb from TeamXBox . I was particularly interested in the new baby being liquid cooled from their tech-focused article. Nice. The wireless controllers were mentioned as using the infrared receiver, but considering the Xbox Live headset...
  • Blog Post: Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil under x64

    This doesn't work, as the MSI is coded to only allow "pure" Windows 2000 or XP installations. Faux XP-From-Windows-Server doesn't seem to cut it :) As I was researching the problem, I noticed that PlanetAMD64 have set up a new Wiki , so I thought it'd be a good idea to use it to pull some x64 gaming...
  • Blog Post: ROCKtober approaches again

    Fans of this blog - of whom there are at least six (see mum? 100% up on last year, despite the lack of official updates) - will know that I hold a special place in my heart for October, or as the cool kids like to call it, ROCKtober. Why does October Rock this year? Well, I'll give you one good reason...
  • Blog Post: Dug from the XBox AU Newsletter: Live Alerts

    (It's clickable) I don't know when it happened, but I'm glad it did! Xbox Live Alerts are now enabled for the Aussie Live crowd. Might have to try it out later, when my homies get back. Now all we need is that Messenger tab that shows you when all your Live buddies are online...
  • Blog Post: Engadget XBOX 360 Hands-On

    Peter Rojas' article here: http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000153062828/ My favourite part was the comments, though. And of them, this one made me laugh: 36. Posted Oct 11, 2005, 3:01 PM ET by Mu Catty My friend works for MS and he saw what Sony can do with the Cell processor. He almost died...
  • Blog Post: Sick Day

    My eyes just haven't been the same since the tusk incident, and the medication seems to be making them worse. I'm typically the last person you'll see away from the office, but with eye things, it's better to not take the risk of spreading them. Still, British heritage, stiff upper eyelid and all that...
  • Blog Post: Watch for Competition and Convergence In The Physics Space

    As I mentioned before - this'd make a killer addition to a GPU . People originally found 3D add-in boards to be the perfect complement to their 2D Graphics boards, but in the longer run, the integrated solution ended up winning there. Convergence comes to those who don't buy instantly. I'll have...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver (for Windows)

    It's great that it's finally out in the US... Not so good that I got back last week, dagnabbit! Now I just need to wait for Aussie availability, so I can play RFactor with Racing Wheel comfort until Forza 2 drops! Mmm. Racing wheel. Combine that with TrackIR , and you have a pretty interesting driving...
  • Blog Post: Xbox DVI Adapters - On Second Thought...

    In my earlier post on Xbox 2 rumours , I mentioned that I'd like a DVI adapter for the Xbox 2. (I wasn't able to find one for Xbox 1 yet, either) But I have a problem now with my Xbox 1, which is that since I picked up an Apple Cinema Display , I can't use it. Or DOS, or the BIOS (at least with my white...
  • Blog Post: x64 Gaming

    Since my upgrade to XP x64, I've been looking for patches so that my favourite titles can benefit from the extra-spicy new registers, and other cunning tricks. So far, I've found I have one game that can actually do x64 - Chronicles of Riddick. Which I'll be reinstalling tonight. There were rumours...
  • Blog Post: IRacing vs TMG 2010

    Pre-blurb About a week ago, I signed up for iRacing again, after letting my subscription lapse back in, oh, looks like 2008. Time flies! Since then, I’ve been trying to get updates to install, but I’ve been having no luck with it – the update web page would just vanish when I ticked the updates I wanted...