Trailer Theatre: Fable 3

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The day has come, The trailer for the sequel to Fable 2. For those who have not tried Fable, The Fable series are Adventure RPG’s, Based on the times of old when we weren’t dependant on Google. The game is set in the Mythical world of Albion where many interactive inhabitants lurk about. This game uses a system that depending on the choices you make the game will alter slightly, ultimately the end result is either ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’ and this concept doesn’t have much meaning aside from a few alterations in the story and the way that the inhabitants of Albion act towards you. Whilst the concept is slightly gimmicky the game is a spectacular game, that has imagination and originality seeping from it. If you haven’t tried the second oe for 360, you should go try it out. I’ve only touched upon the bare basics of the game, there is so much to it. Also it gets you some relatively easy gamerscore. :D

Fable 3 is going to be the new addition to the series, and from the trailer little is revealed aside from the fact that one of the characters that was in the 2nd game is back again. Luckily a lot of information about the game  can be extracted from the various different interviews from Peter Molyneux. One of the more controversial decisions that Peter mentioned (This feature may not be implemented in the final product) was the removal of the health bar. Yes, you heard me the health bar, the interview I watched din’t really elaborate on this very much so this idea could be completely removed or there may be something else added instead of a health bar. Another feature shown on a recent interview was the ability to create your own weapon. For the record I think this is a great idea, as it creates variety and prevents the game having an ultimate weapon that everyone will own. Basically This means that you will have to build up your weapons stats and what-not, which I think will be great fun (After all in the previous games the only alteration you could make to weapons was adding an augmentation).

There are many other features and gameplay that have been shown in various interviews, therefore I recommend you checking them out. Also here is the trailer (No Gameplay is evident here, just awesomeness!):

Did I mention that depending on whether you are evil or not, you will get black and white wings?

PSP Store Update for April 29th, 2010.

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

2010 FIFA World Cup ($39.99)
EA SPORTS celebrates the single largest sporting event on the planet with the only official and exclusively licensed videogame on the PSP system for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.14 GB

2010 FIFA World Cup – French ($39.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.13 GB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Normaltanks ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 9.63 MB

Reef Aquarium ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 8.27 MB
Car Jack Streets ($4.99)
ESRB Rated T
File size: 84 MB

Pile Up! Bakery (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 6 MB

Pinball Duel (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 7.1 MB

Music Quiz (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 34 MB

Game Videos (free)

ModNation Racers: Artist Spotlight – Sucker Punch
File size: 27 MB

ModNation Racers: Artist Spotlight – Ted Price
File size: 29 MB

ModNation Racers: Artist Spotlight – David Jaffe
File size: 24 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

NBA Premium PSP Themes (x14) ($1.49)
File size: 352 KB – 397 KB

Black Oil Crud – Dab PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 292 KB

Black Oil Crud – Glop PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 430 KB

Sushi PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 564 KB

Sushi PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 581 KB

Bare Elements – Data PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 453 KB

Bare Elements – Fire PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 365 KB

I’m probably only going to get Pinball Duel and a couple of Modnation Racers videos, still saving up for Modnation Racers PSP and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

PSP Store Update for April 22nd, 2010

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

UNO ($7.99)
Get ready to call “UNO” on your PSP (PlayStation Portable) system! The world famous card game is faithfully reproduced for the PSP system and also features exciting new rules. With a multiplayer mode played locally between up to 4 PSP systems or on PlayStation Network, UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 29 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess! ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 101 MB

Hysteria Project ($1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 83 MB

Homerun Hitters (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 7.02 MB

Shogi (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 10 MB

Charge! Tank Squad! (PSP Only – $1.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 7 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

The Eye of Judgment Legends Card Expansion Pack Volume 2 ($1.99)
Expand your digital card collection with the second add-on card pack! Give your duels an upper hand with 5 unique cards not found in the full game, including rare and ultra rare cards. Add these cards to your deck for unique combinations to win battles against the computer, or head-to-head online against other players. Unlike other cards, these can’t be traded or earned any other way.
Download the add-on cards today!
File size: 1.51 MB

Game Videos (free)

MLB 10: The Show – Opening Day Trailer
File size: 13 MB

ModNation Racers – UFG Tutorial: Mod Creation
File size: 61 MB

ModNation Racers – UFG Tutorial: Kart Creation
File size: 52 MB

ModNation Racers – UFG Tutorial: Track Creation
File size: 52 MB

3D Dot Game Heroes: Promo Trailer #2 Most Interesting Hero In 3D
File size: 5.16 MB

3D Dot Game Heroes: Natural Sword Enhancement
File size: 5.82 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

NBA Premium PSP Themes (x16) ($1.49)
File size: 352 KB – 406 KB

American Flags PSP Theme 1 ($1.99)
File size: 482 KB

American Flags PSP Theme 2 ($1.99)
File size: 548 KB
PSP Wallpaper (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

DJ Max Fever Wallpaper 5
File size: 35 KB

DJ Max Fever Wallpaper 6
File size: 28 KB

DJ Max Fever Wallpaper 7
File size: 34 KB

DJ Max Fever Wallpaper 8
File size: 34 KB

Strikers 1945 Plus Wallpaper 5
File size: 20 KB

Strikers 1945 Plus Wallpaper 6
File size: 21 KB

Lots of new content today! I’m picking myself up some UNO, it has online! (for those who don’t have friends cool enough to play the card game IRL)

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe – only 9.99$!

The best PSP tower defence game is back – at only 9.99$! Starting on April 27th, you’ll be able to pick this game up on UMD and for Digital Download off of the PlayStation Store for only 9.99$. This is the cheapest price for a new PSP UMD to hit store ever, so be sure to pick it up!

PixelJunk Monsters features 3 times the amount of content as the PS3 Version, Multiplayer Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure and tons of bonus content!

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe

Trailer Theatre: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3


[Read the whole article to view the trailer located at the bottom of the page]

Hallelujah! It has came, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 I have waited for about 5 years for this game to come out. Seriously!Very little about this game has been mentioned aside from a trailer, Capcom seems to be playing it’s cards well, as this games cult following were hungry for the sensation that is Marvel Vs. Capcom to be continued. Many people have been waiting for a decade in this epic mash-up fighter. For those who have been unlucky enough to not have experienced the brilliance of Marvel Vs. Capcom. Here is a little info on the  previous games (Side Note: If you are planning on buying one of the MvC games, they tend to go for relatively high prices considering they are old games, also bare in mind that it’s an investment worth making!):

  • MvC games have extraordinary large rosters with an assortment of classic characters and downright obscure characters.
  • The game can be picked up and played by anyone, seriously! These games have some of the most ridiculously overpowered characters meaning new players can still kick ass!
  • Crazy combos can be preformed, Nuff said.
  • Hulk Vs. Megaman. Count me in!

After a  lack of inactivity from the MvC series the new game has been confirmed, and a trailer has been provided. The trailer shows that the game has similar graphics to the recently produced Street Fighter 4, admittedly I’d have preferred for the characters to be pixel art, Though I doubt it will make the gameplay any less captivating. I also noticed something very odd, Chris Redfield.  It made me ask a simple question… Where is Claire? (Play Resident Evil 2 or Code Veronica to understand why she is awesome :P) I’d like to point out that I already KNOW this game will be fantastic. And if the game isn’t spectacular, I’ll cry.

Anyway enough of the fanboy rant here is the alleged trailer enjoy:

5 Ways to Make Windows XP Run Faster!

Hello Readers! In this tutorial I will be showing you how to cleanup Windows XP so that it runs faster! Don’t feel left out if you run Windows Vista or Windows 7, I will be doing tutorials for those operating systems also. Anyway, back to the tutorial.

Clean out Viruses and Malware:
Are you running a good anti-virus program, with automatic updates? Have you scanned your system for spyware, adware and other unwanted pests? If not, try downloading AVG Free Edition or something that has good reviews. Viruses and malware can slow down your system a LOT, because they use your resources to generate popup ads, send spam, and often interfere with the operation of good programs.

Remove Unnecessary Software:
You may have a bunch of software packages on your hard drive that are no longer needed, or they were gratuitously installed when you downloaded some other package. Toolbars, file-sharing programs, free email enhancers, online shopping “companions” and download managers are notorious for this practice. These uninvited guests can put a big drag on your startup time, cause web pages to load slowly, and generally bog down your computer. Go to Control Panel, then Add/Remove Software to see what packages are installed. Remove the ones you know you don’t need, and do a web search to learn about the ones you’re not sure about.

Clean Up Your Hard Drive:
Both Windows and application programs tend to leave temporary files lying around on your hard drive, taking up space needlessly. A hard drive that is close to being full can cause Windows to act strangely, and will slow down or interfere with efficient disk access and virtual memory operations. And if you surf the web a lot, your temporary internet files folder can become quite large, causing Internet Explorer to slow down or malfunction. Cleaning up unneeded files, scanning for disk errors and defragmenting the hard drive can help to restore some zip to your system. First, open My Computer, right-click on the C: Drive icon, select Properties, then click on Disk Cleanup. (Optional: Select the More Options tab to find and remove even more unwanted files.) To run a defrag, open My Computer, right-click on the C: Drive icon, select Properties, then Tools. Click the Check Now button to scan your disk for errors. When the scan is complete, click the Defragment Now button to run the defrag, which reorganizes your hard disk so Windows can find and access files more efficiently. (It’s highly recommended that you close all running programs and disable your screen saver before running a defrag. Otherwise, updates to your files may trigger defrag to restart endlessly.)

Clean Your Registry:
The Windows Registry is a database that enables the operating system to track the relationships between hardware and software. Unfortunately, problems with the registry can make Windows run slower. Sometimes an “orphaned” registry entry can confuse Windows during startup and cause a delay. And in general, slimming down your registry will make Windows run faster. There are several utility programs that will clean your system registry of unnecessary and erroneous entries.

Turn Off Extraneous System Services:
We’re heading into geek territory here, so be forewarned. Windows doesn’t know exactly how you’re going to use your computer, so it starts a whole bunch of system services that manage network connections, database access, error reporting, remote access and other nerdy-sounding things. You may not need all these services, and disabling some of them can reduce your startup time and system overhead. But choosing which ones to nuke is a bit daunting, unless you are an expert on Windows operating system internals.

http://www.nickmiller.co.cc/

ModNation Racers PSP sets to impress – Video of Track Builder

If you thought LittleBigPlanet PSP was a bit of a flop considering track building, then fear no more. United Front games has took a stab at perfect track designing on the PSP and the tools they have look amazing.

ModNation Racers PSP is set to release in May 2010, featuring a campaign, track editor, ability to play Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure with up to 6 people, ability to create your own carts and character and upload them and the ability to share your own tracks online. This isn’t some lame old iPod Touch gimmick game, this is a full game that no other handheld but the PSP can offer!

See it run in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsjeiPRjK9A

Acer x183h

I got this for Christmas and I must say it’s not a bad little monitor. I brought it home, hooked it up to my nVidia card and pushed the auto adjust button and it was setup. The only thing I don’t like about it, is it’s resolution. I hate the 1366×768 resolution because it is too short for apps like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. Other than that is small size and slimline design makes it a perfect monitor for small desks. If your looking for a cheap monitor, then you can pick this baby up for $110 at most electronic stores. If you don’t want a small monitor or have the money for a bigger one, get it. I would recommend a bigger monitor for anyone who works with their computer. If you are into internet and e-mail, then just stick with this one.

The build quality of this monitor isn’t that great. The buttons are flimsy and they feel cheaply made. The monitor shakes whenever you start typing because of the cheap stand. The rubber pads on the bottom of the stand don’t work, the monitor can be moved around my desk with one finger. The low quality products seem to be a trend with Acer. I will admit though, the color is amazing on the screen, but it could be better.

This monitor would be great for a Mac Mini, second laptop display, or as a slimline monitor for a server. Other than that, I see no reason not to go with a different monitor with a better resolution. A monitor with a 1280x1024px or 1920x1080px resolution would be a lot better for most computer users.

Source:http://www.nickmiller.co.cc/2010/04/acer-x183h/

PSP Store Dates changed.

Yeah, so for North America and Europe, the dates have changed for the PlayStation Store. From now on, all NA updates will occur on Tuesday and all European updates will happen on Wednesday, the same day that Xbox Live updates. Now PlayStation owners will finally get all their content first! Heheheh….

OH REALLY

http://www.ps3trophies.com/forums/playstation-network/27382-playstation-store-update-day-changing-may.html

iPod Nano 5th Generation

The new iPod Nano from Apple is amazing and revolutionary! All of it’s new features makes it worth upgrading from previous model. I had a 1st Gen iPod Nano and this was an awesome upgrade for the price. I payed $162 total and I got an iPod with a large screen, video camera, FM tuner, pedometer and much, much more. I am very happy with my purchase.I bought 2 of them, the black one and the orange one and I am very happy with both.

A quick scroll through the menu takes you to the video camera. Then you’re ready to record video in portrait or landscape mode (480p). perfect for emailing or posting on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo or any other video host. A built-in mic lets you capture audio, too. And when you play back your video on iPod nano, you’ll hear the recorded audio with it.

Say you have one song you really love and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. A few clicks on iPod nano, and Genius uses that song to find other songs in your library and makes a Genius playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh and give it another go. Count on Genius to create combinations you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

There’s always something great on the FM dial. And now the FM tuner lets you hear your favorite morning shows on your commute and discover new music while you work out. It even shows you what and who you’re listening to.
Say you need to take a quick break from listening to your favorite radio station. iPod nano lets you pause it with a click. Another click and you’re listening to your station again. You can even rewind as far back as 15 minutes, then fast-forward to catch up to the live broadcast.

You take your iPod nano with you everywhere. Why not use it to stay fit? iPod nano now doubles as a Pedometer. It uses the built-in accelerometer to keep track of your steps and help you meet your fitness goals. You can create a daily step goal or set it to Always On so it counts all the steps you take, all the time. Which makes iPod nano the ideal exercise partner.

Source: http://www.nickmiller.co.cc/2010/04/ipod-nano-5th-gen/