Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rune Factory: Frontier - Video Game Review

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Behold!  Another video review by yours truly.   I reviewed Rune Factory: Frontier for the Nintendo Wii; which was released on March 17, 2009.

This review covers everything from the story introduction, specific game features, graphics, music & audio, game controls, a few personal recommendations, and my personal experience playing the game so far.  Rosie O'Donnell also makes a guest appearance.  Check it out!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

DNA test confirms Alfie Patton is NOT the father

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Well this story blows my prior blog post about Alfie and Chantelle out of the water..

A recent DNA test conducted on Alfie Patten confirms that he is NOT the father of Maisie Roxanne.

The news came as a blow to Alfie who insisted that he was the only boyfriend that Chantelle had, since being together for two years.  When Chantelle found out she was pregnant, he asked her "Am I the dad?" and she answered "Yes."

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Apparently that isn't the case.  Chantelle told her half-sister Jodie that the father could have been one of many boys she slept with at her parents' home.

For whatever reason, Chantelle's mother ordered her to claim that she was a virgin up until the time Alfie slept with her.

Seriously Chantelle's mother is one fucked up lady.  I'm surprised child protective services haven't pulled Chantelle and Maisie away from that woman.  The mother clearly doesn't give a shit (or maybe is just incredibly fucking stupid?) about all these boys sleeping the night over at her house; and NOW you have her ordering Chantelle to lie about her virginity?  Somebody please get me a baseball bat.

So the question is... Who IS the father? Some other 12-17 year old boy?  As of now the real father is unknown.  Oh and Chantelle, you really are a whore...


  • DNA tests show boy-dad Alfie Patten is NOT the daddy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New service OnLive could make your PC extinct - play PC games on your TV over the internet

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OnLive - a concept developed from Steve Perlman, is a demand service that could change the way you game.

Instead of spending thousands of dollars continuously upgrading your PC to play the latest and greatest games, the OnLive servers would handle that processing.  Imagine being able to play Crysis on a netbook.  That's what the OnLive service is hoping to achieve.

So how does it work?  Think cloud computer gaming.

Your controller or keyboard/mouse signals are sent directly over the internet to the OnLive machines where they send back video of your reaction/movement.  In a normal case scenario, you have the game as the client that sends your the information to the online server.  Now you just have this dumb client that acts as the gateway between you and OnLive.

OnLive uses patented video compression along with algorithms that are supposed to compensate for any lag, packet loss during the process. OnLive claims their servers will be able to process the video compression and deliver the video back to you in less then 1  millisecond (ms).

The video can be delivered up to 720p resolution and framerate of 60 FPS.  The overall quality of the game your playing depends on your connection speeds. To play these games at 720p, you need at least a 5 mbps connection, standard definition television games require at least 1.5 mbps.

This also means that you wouldn't have to deal with installing games, the games would be readily available to you - video games on demand.

In addition, you could broadcast what you see on your screen to your friends or any observer.

The whole idea of having the games centralized in a controlled environment is appealing to the publisher.  It essentially kills piracy, and the need to put DRM on their games.  For a consumer, it means not having to deal with cheaters in online games.

Several video game publishers like THQ, EA, Ubisoft, Atari, Warner Bros, Take-Two, Epic Games, Codemasters have already jumped on-board.  For game developers, there's little modification that needs to be done to make their games run with OnLive.  They also provide a SDK (Software Development Kit) to help speed up the process.

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If you don't feel the desire to carry around a laptop when you're on the go, they have a micro-console.  The console is roughly the size of your hand.   It acts as the video decoding hub, which includes 2 USB ports, support for 4 bluetooth devices, and audio/video outputs via HDMI & optical connection.  It's expected to be priced considerably lower then any current generation console, and possibly free if you sign up with an OnLive service contract.

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No definite price or monthly subscription cost has been confirmed, it's still being debated internally, but it's said to be on par with the monthly Xbox Live fee.

OnLive is currently undergoing internal beta testing.  An open beta is planned for this summer, and the service is expected to launch shortly around fall 2009.

With more and more companies offering their products and services online, I hope those ISPs like Comcast & AT&T that are now imposing bandwidth caps change their mind because what they're essentially doing is putting a nail in the coffin for these businesses.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This guy can fly & predict the future!

This guy claims he has the ability to predict the future and fly.  So when he was asked on air about his so-called powers, I don't think he had an answer he could give him  instead he does the unexpected:

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Charles Manson is fucking scary

Charles Manson when asked "Who you are" responded in such a way that would creep out any normal person:

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Divorced Wife - "$43 million not enough for me to live"

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When I hear stories about people who take in millions of dollars a year, and then claim they don't have enough money to live their life, I just want to barf inside my mouth.

Marie Douglas-David - 36 years old, and a former investment banker claims she has no income and needs her 67-year old (soon to be ex) husband to pay her more $53,800 a week.  More then what the average American family takes in in a year.

You're probably asking yourself "What in the hell could she be spending THAT much money on?" Here's a breakdown her weekly expenses:

  • $700 for limousine service

  • $4,500 for clothes

  • $1,000 for hair and skin treatment

  • $1,500 for restaurants and entertainment

  • $8,000 for travel

  • The remainder of the money goes towards maintaining a Park Avenue apartment and 3 houses she has in Sweden

George David, (her husband) stepped down last year as the chief executive at United Technologies Corp. but still remains as a chairman of the board.  It is estimated that he has a net worth of $329 million.  When he was the CEO, he was making $27 million a year in salary and bonuses; as a chairman of the board, he's taking in $1 million a year.

The couple married in 2002, two years later after they both accused each other of extramarital affairs.  Court papers showed that they signed a postnupital agreement in October 2005 saying that he would give her $43 million once the upcoming divorce was final.

However Marie wants the agreement invalidated.  She accused George of coercing her to sign it by preying upon her fears of being divorced and childless.

George David is asking the Judge to uphold the agreement.  However the judge declined.

Marie filed court papers showing that she has more then $53,800 in weekly expenses (see the bullet list for the breakdown) which is why she needs MORE MONEY.  At the rate in which Marie spends the money, she'd burn through all of it within 16 years.

Anne Dranginis, attorney for George David, predicts that Marie will get much less money if she doesn't accept the terms of the postnuptial.

As of now, the trial is still going.  George David is expected to return to the stand today for several days of testimony.

All I can say, for somebody whom feels the need to live that kind of outrageous lifestyle, I hope to god she ends up losing...

What a fucking greedy bitch.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Musical: Jesus will Survive!

I'm really at a loss as to what to say about this video... There are so many things wrong with it.  For starters, why is Jesus lip syncing to a woman's voice?  Is Gloria Gaynor's voice actually the voice of Jesus?  Secondly, why in the hell is he wearing a diaper?  /facepalm

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The 'Jesus Phone'... Errr iPhone 3.0 firmware features to be announced March 17th

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Apple announced last weekend that they were getting close to releasing their new firmware 3.0 for the iPhone.  This new 3.0 firmware is due to come out this summer.  For 3G (2nd gen iPhone users), this firmware update will be free, for iPod Touch users, firmware 3.0 will be $9.95.

Today (March 17th, 2009) Apple had shared with everybody what the 3.0 firmware will include; so far what has been announced:

  • 3rd party push notification system

  • New API for streaming audio and video

  • New API for allowing in-game voice chat

  • New API to allow developers to slipstream in new content to their software

    • For example: you buy a game, it comes with 10 levels, the developer can down the line add a few new levels to the game, you now could have the option of purchasing those additional levels for a minor cost, have them added to the application.

    • This can also be done within the application itself.  For example, you're playing a game (like the Sims) on your phone, within the game itself, you can actually purchase additional content from within the game.  (like how this works in Second Life)

  • Improved Media Player that automatically adjusts the bitrate of the audio/video you're streaming depending on the signal strength of the network

  • Ability to transfer signals (via Bluetooth) from a device to the iPhone.  They showed off a glucose testing (finger pricking) meter that sent the information directly to the iPhone

  • Copy & Paste... (jesus christ about fucking time)

    • Double tap on the text, and the phone will select it, then grab the end-to-end points, and a bubble will come up with a cut/copy/paste option.  (supposedly will work across any application, so you can copy a URL from your email and paste it into your "To do list" or whatever application.)

    • If you want to clear the clipboard of whatever it was you cut/copied, just shake the phone and it'll undo it

    • This will also allow you to copy paste photos, so you can essentially copy multiple photos and paste them into an email (compared to having to select one photo at a time)

  • Landcape keyboard capability on all applications

  • Apple's Text Message application now supports MMS (a feature that every other phone has supported for years)

  • Support for Subscriptions (the .ics format)

  • New Voice Memos application

  • Improved the stocks application: now shows news stories at the bottom, also supported the application to readjust if you hold your phone sideways

  • Changed the search so that it works with all their key applications, like Mail, Calendar (essentially this like the Universal Search feature that the Palm Pre is going to have)

After the announcements on the new 3.0 features, Apple had a Q&A panel

Q: Why did copy/paste take so long?
A: It's not that easy, they were "security" issues.

Q: Flash, what is going to be done about this?
A: No announcements on this topic today.  But there are alot of video streams that we can handle.  H.264 works great.  We're adding HTDV streaming for audio & video.  We think there's a lot of great video solutions for a single chip.

Q: Will peer to peer work with other devices?
A: It's limited to Bonjour peer to peer devices

Q: Where do you stand on tethering?
A: We're supporting tethering on the client side. We're working with our carriers around the world to include it

Q: Push notification, will you make uptime promises?
A: No

Q: Are you addressing any of the lagginess with the new O/S?  We saw some of that when you loaded SMS up.
A: We're definitely addressing those issues.  The units you saw today are demo units

Q: (Asking about the approval process for submitted applications)
A: 96% are approved, but there are things we have to watch out for.  There have been issues, issues about content that's available to children for instance.  But at the end of the day, we have a great solution that's working, and we're constantly making it better.  We're tracking these numbers, and speaking to developers, and we're constantly doing that.

That's pretty much it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Black Friend Finder - Find your black friend today!

Now that Obama is president, it's important that every white guy get a black friend.  Let Black Friend Finder help you!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Palm Pre Info: additional features

The more I learn about the Palm Pre, the more impressive the phone looks.

Upon reading around on the net, I discovered some interesting tidbits:

Palm investor, Roger McNamee, talked about on the Tech Ticker show with The Palm Pre can check your calendar and download things such as maps and Wikipedia entries for the people, places and organizations you are going to visit for the whole day, all in advance without you having to do anything other than turn the setting on.

In addition it can also tell if you're going to be late to an appointment.  Using the Pre’s GPS, clock and calendar functionality, the device can check the calendar to see where you are supposed to be and at what time - it will then check where you actually are (i.e, 5 miles away from where you are supposed to be) and then warn you that you are going to be late, calculate roughly how late you are going to be, and email all of the involved parties to let them know you’ll be however minutes late.

Now that's fucking cool.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The future of cellphones: Take pictures of shit, and watch magic happen

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We're reaching the point where retailers are going to forbid you to take out your cell phone, or ask you to leave if you need to make a call... Why?  Because we've now reached a point in the mobile industry where your phone can literally do the shopping for you.  The only required effort on your part is taking a picture of whatever it is you want, and watch the magic happen.

For example, Amazon released an application for the iPhone where you can take a picture of any product, and Amazon will scan its picture library and match whatever it is you took a picture of and show you their pricing.

Another program (currently in testing for the Android phones) called Android Bounty scans any picture you take of any barcode, and have it pull up the results associated with that barcode on The Pirate Bay.  Here's a video demonstration below:

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With this type of technology evolving, it's only a matter of time before this becomes mainstream.  Retailers are going to need to change their strategy and start offering their products at a more competitive price if they're going to want to remain in business.  Either that  or start banning people from using their cell phones while in their stores... Which won't go over well...

In any event, retailers, you better come up with a strategy soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A users positive experience/story from a Sprint

At least Sprint is tryingUsually whenever you hear user stories and their experiences with Telco companies, they're negative.

While I was browsing the CrackBerry Forums, I came across a Sprint user that took the prerogative to directly e-mail Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, and actually got his problem addressed.

User 0pusX from the CrackBerry Forums shares his story:
I am still so impressed at the response I have received I am still a bit shell shocked.

So Friday afternoon I decide to shoot an email to All I did was explain the situation. When at work phone is constantly on roam. No EVDO connection thus causing battery to die quickly and causing my co-workers Moto v950 to never have direct connect service. I also wrote that we work in a 911 Dispatch center and use direct connect quite often and love the potential to have direct connect AND EVDO on the qChat devices...... if only we didn't roam.

Fast forward to today at about 3pm. My co-worker tells me someone is here to see me. Imagine my surprise when I find out it is a Engineer from Sprint. Drove from the other side of the state to get some readings and talk to me. I tell him our issue and he witnesses it by looking down at his curve 8330 only to see no service. (I'm guessing he had roaming off).

Now it is 5:20 and my phone rings. It is a Exec Services Rep telling me they are working on my case and needed me to get a bit more info for her. She gave me all her contact info and once I get the info she needed she said she can go forward with fixing the problem. She noticed I had switched to an 8350i on iDen and I told her while that was true I do want to go back to my 8330 asap.

She apologized several times for my troubles and thanked me for my continued business.

I am so blown away that the next business day after sending the email they had people working on this. Now as soon as I get here some names they can get working on a solution.

KUDOS SPRINT!!! You earned a few lifetime customers today (me and 2 of my CDMA using co-workers were also very impressed)

Good job Sprint.

(Note: original posting from 0posX had alot of spelling errors that I corrected)

I wonder had this guy left out the fact that he works in a 911 dispatch center, if Sprint would have responded.   But in any event, it's nice to come across stories like this and know that the company is at least trying.  I will give Sprint credit, they have been slowly turning things around, especially in customer care.

Stupid decision making on Apple's part - "Lets reject legitimate applications!"

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I've always had reasons to avoid Apple, not so much because their products are bad, but because of the stupid decisions Apple makes.

Like the fact that the iPhone STILL to this day does not have copy & paste? WTF

Just recently, Apple denied an update for an application called Tweetie - a client that lets users post short messages directly to their Twitter accounts.  The application was rejected  on account of some bad language that was on Twitter.  The decision making that goes through Apple's channels for application approval is completely fucking retarded.

There was an application called "Podcaster" (now known as the RSS Player) that would allow people to download or stream podcasts onto their iPhone/iPod Touch. It was rejected because Apple claimed it was duplicating existing functionality.  (Yet at that time the option didn't exist until they released an update to their firmware.)

Engadget made a really good point saying they might as well reject Safari, since it's capable of displaying profanities, might as well lock it down because it can display bad words!  OH MY!

Seriously Apple, pull your head out of your ass.  You have a good thing going here with your App store.  If you keep fucking developers over with your stupid decisions rejecting legimate applications, yet approve stupid shit like "iFart", you're going to drive away your community.



Monday, March 9, 2009

Octuplet birth Jimmy Kimmel Style

If you haven't heard the story about mother Nadya Suleman giving birth to octuplets, well then you seriously need to get out more.  It's no secret that we as a society are pretty pissed off that a woman like her thinks she has the right to have as many kids as she wants, despite the fact that she lives with her mom, who is currently undergoing a foreclosure, a single mom, and jobless.  Who do you think will end up paying for her kids?  US TAXPAYERS.

In any event, Jimmy Kimmel makes light of the situation and shows us what most likely took place when Nadya gave birth.

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Security Update: Flash Player 10

Flash Update Alert

Recent security flaws have been discovered with Adobe's Flash player.  Some of the problems include: denial of service, information disclosure, click-jacking attacks, and remote code execution.  Anything that is over on Windows and Mac is and Linux have these known exploits.

Adobe has updated their Flash player to rectify these security vulnerabilities.

Go to Adobe's site, and update your Flash Player, and also your player that's embedded in your browser.  You want  Or if you're still back on version 9 of Flash, you want in order to get the Flash Player that's been patched to fix these multiple problems.

Get your update flash player here:

Mickey Mouse, "You got Served"

It's not everyday you see Mickey Mouse in a dance competition doing breakdancing .  I have to admit, the kid in the green shirt certainly had the moves, but I think the guy in the Mickey suit probably would've smoked him if it weren't for his gigantic head.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Video Review: SteelSeries WoW Gaming Mouse

At the time I recorded the footage for this review, the website really was down. I wasn't kidding...  I wasn't able to review the usage of the mouse until I was able to get the software necessary to program the additional mouse buttons.  That's why there wasn't any review of me actually using the mouse.

There was another thing I realized after I finished putting the video review together.  The button on the right side of the mouse is actually one of those double clicker buttons (kind of like the volume or channel buttons would be on your remote.)  When I was checking out the mouse, I didn't hear a clicking sound when I clicked on the upper end of that button... My mistake.  So technically, the mouse has 17 buttons; if you also include clicking down on the scroller as a button.

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Sweden's Youth Care Foundation declares WoW as the 'Crack/Cocaine' ofgaming

Sven Rollenhagen, author of the report that came from the Sweden Youth Care Foundation had declared World of Warcraft being the most dangerous game on the market.

Rollanhagen said:
"There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part."   It is the crack cocaine of the computer gaming world.  Some people are literally unable to drag themselves away and will play it till they drop."
The Swedish National Institute of Public Health agrees with Rollenhagen's report also saying "Computer game addiction is becoming more widespread in Sweden and across the world.  There is no known medical diagnosis of conditions brought on by excessive game-playing, but it is clear they have a very powerful addictive hold over many people use [I think they meant play] them."

The foundation said in 2007 it received 2,000 calls to its addiction helpline.  From that number,  170 calls were in regards to computer gaming.  There was no additional detail as to what game(s) were the culprit.

Last February, a 15 year old Swedish boy playing World of Warcraft collapsed and went into convulsions.  His family rushed him into the hospital where doctors diagnosed an epileptic-type seizure brought on from sleep deprivation, lack of food, and too long a stretch for concentrated game playing.  The boy did make a full recovery, and now his father has launched a campaign to warn other parents of the dangers of marathon game sessions.

First of all I think the real question is, why in the hell are his parents letting him play the game that long?  I mean c'mon, I don't think it takes a doctor or scientist to realise something is wrong with their kid when they're sitting on the computer for half a day or whatever.  Clearly he's addicted.  It's their fault for not addressing the issue sooner.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Phil Hendrie Flashback - Harvey Wireman on drunk driving

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As I continue to browse through my old Phil Hendrie archives, I came across yet another classic Phil Hendrie clip.

In this clip, Harvey Wireman calls in after destroying the rear bottom end of his Cadillac after he ran over a parking brick.  He claims that when we went to park his car, there was no parking brick placed where his car was, yet when he came back, there it was.

He also commented on a group called "Mother Against Illegal Aliens."  He's pissed off at the fact that any group that has "Mothers Against ---"  in the beginning of the name of their group, you're automatically classified as a Nazi if you ever question the groups motives.

He continues on claiming that the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving" group is one that he cannot stand because he believes that not everybody has a low tolerance to alcohol. He continues on saying that he has no problem driving home drunk, as he's never hit anyone... Yet.

Just listen to the clip, it's pretty amusing. :)


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Phil Hendrie Flashback - Love tips from Kobe Bryant (Part 2)

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Here's another classic flashback from the Phil Hendrie show.

This "Kobe Bryant Love Tips" segment was on air the day after the first segment.

Plus it's an excuse for me to once again link this awesome picture. ;)


Monday, March 2, 2009

Phil Hendrie Flashback - Love tips from Kobe Bryant

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It's time again for yet another Phil Hendrie flashback.

This time it's special guest Kobe Bryant.  Kobe is on to give love tips to those who call in.


For those of you who know me in real life, and know how I do my Kobe Bryant impersonations (and the bent over the chair joke), this is where it originates from!

L.A. County attempting a cuss-free week

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HAHAHHA HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAAHA HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH... Yeah right.  I think maybe a whole 10 people might actually go along with this...

This Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Assholes...err Supervisors are scheduled to issue a proclamation making the first week of March a "No Cussing Week."  Of course this proclamation isn't mandatory, it's to help spread the god damn word.  Otherwise it would violate our first amendment.

So no swearing from the cold as fuck Pacific Ocean coastline to the really fucking hot as hell Mojave Desert.

The idea was inspired from McKay Hatch, 15 years old who founded the "No Cussing Club."  The idea happened around 7th grade when McKay noticed his friends were starting to swear, which was something that his family prohibited... What assholes!

"It's not about forcing anyone to stop, just to bring awareness," he says of the movement. "If you can do a week without cussing, maybe you can do two weeks. And then maybe a month."  Yeah then you'll expect a year from us next... You self-centered fucktard.

Hey I like cussing.  Some people cuss more then others.  Now I will agree that if you're one of those people that feel the need to insert a cuss word into every sentence, then you're probably an uneducated redneck that never finished the 3rd grade, with the exception of the Angry Video Game Nerd of course. :)

Oh if you think I'm offended or against McKay's idea of spreading the word or of his "No Cussing Club", I'm not... I just felt the need to swear a lot in this blog post for some reason... ;)


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Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Sleepwalking Dog

Can't say I've ever seen anything like this before...

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