Saturday, August 29, 2009

Video of the Week: What a Wonderful L4D World

If you know Left 4 Dead, you will love this video.
If you don't know Left 4 Dead, you will still love this video.

There's a surprising number of things that can go with "What a Wonderful World" as background...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

POLL POSITION: What content do you really want from us?

Ok, with the way my mind's currently working, and the schedule I've gotten for this semester, posting from me is going to be even more limited than it was before. The same goes for Neo, eventually. So tell us, what do you really want us to post about? What kind of posts do you want to see more often at 365DT? Hit up the poll and guide us, oh mighty readers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Video of the Week: Perfect Sync

Because the only way you can make Legend of Zelda better is by adding another soundtrack. Thank 4 Player Podcast for this moment of win.

Also, I'm back at college now, so expect a post on a modified updating schedule (on my part) coming soon. It's better for all of us...mainly myself.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Retractions: Digsby

One of my early recommendations on "Programs for $0.00" was Digsby, a multi-client IM program with a load of potential.

I'm here to say now that I'm pulling that recommendation based on recent events. I urge anyone who currently has this program to uninstall, and properly clean your computer...there's most likely crapware attached.

This post on Lifehacker by The How-To Geek (a favorite blogger of mine) shows exactly why. While previously the program only asked you to install a toolbar (and asked of nothing beforehand), you can now see a screen similar the header image if you're not careful. The post also mentions how the program uses your PC to crawl around and make money for it. Honestly, all of the above are optional and can be turned off (through tricky menus), but there's only so much users can take. Those unscrupulous enough to allow installs or not change the settings could end up with who knows what on their computers. Others, including myself, hate going through such screens to protect our computer and use a program. And still others hate the fact that the program even gives the option in the first place, and fear that even saying no can cause something they don't want on their system to appear. Who's to say that isn't occurring, anyway?

I've switched to Pidgin. A less graphical multi-client IM program with plenty of features and plugins. There's also less memory usage. Oh, and no malware whatsoever. Good deal to me, I say.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What I See: PS3 Price Cut, PS3slim Revealed!

So after all the rumors, photos (real and photoshopped), and sale flyers, Sony finally revealed both the new PS3slim, as well as a $100 PS3 price slash at Gamescom. About freakin' time.

The PS3 80 GB, and apparently the PS3slim when it hits stores in September, will both cost $299.99 off the bat, finally in competitive range with the 360 Pro edition.

The PS3slim will be the same PS3 you know and love, minus 2/3 the bulk and Linux install options, and a total of 120 GB of space in the initial HD. Here's some pretty photos, courtesy of Engadget, as well as a video featuring Sony's Jack Tretton demoing the revamped console.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Games to Wait For: August Edition

Game I'm interested in right now is Scribblenauts. This DS title seems very amazing right now, simply because of the concept: create things to beat puzzles and get stars. Give the game a word, and it will create it in-game for you to use in whatever ways are possible.

Seriously, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Check out this quote of what a player is really capable of.
"I clicked one, and realized I could RIDE THEM. So I hopped on a f*cking DINOSAUR, traveled back to the present, and stomped the shit out of robot zombies. Did you just read that sentence? Did you really? I F*CKING TRAVELED THROUGH TIME AND JUMPED ON A DINOSAUR AND USED IT TO KILL MOTHERF*CKING ROBOT ZOMBIES."
...Yep. Here's a trailer of the awesome, and some gameplay of said awesome. Scribblenauts comes out on September 15.

Video of the Week: The N00b Boyfriend

Spotted on Destructoid.

Oh wow. If this were the case...the possibilities for everyone who actually reads this blog...

Also, forgive the Sunday vid post, and the missed posts of the past couple of days. I've been at a family reunion way down in southern Virginia.

Monday, August 10, 2009

What I See: Steven Spielberg Backing Halo Movie

Spotted on VGChartz.

Oh snap! Can Master Chief finally appear on the big screen? There's been a constant back and forth about whether Halo would ever get its own movie title, to the point where it seemed like we were watching a REALLY long tennis match. Now, it seems even Spielberg has dropped his hat into the fray, but will it still fall short as so many attempts have?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Video of the Week: Rev Rant - Donate!

Destructoid's Anthony Burch has a collection of video rants, depicting his opinions on several aspects of games. This video questions why mainstream developers putting out mediocre products receive profits while indie developers putting out free products while asking for donations receive naught.

I agree with him 100%. Watch the video, and then give your opinion on it in the comments below, on Destructoid, the video's Youtube page, wherever. Talking about things like this is a great way to spread awareness upon the issue, despite what your opinions could be.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Game to Try: M.U.G.E.N.

If you're a personal friend of mine, you've most likely heard of this one. For those not in the loop, MUGEN is a flexible fighting game engine, allowing you to create your own fighting game. You can finally pit Street Fighter's Ken and King of Fighters' Terry against each other outside Capcom VS SNK. Wanna get more creative? Try Guilty Gear's Sol versus Fate/Stay's Saber. Even crazier? Mario vs Naruto. How about Peter Griffin vs Ronald Mcdonald, played in space? Yep, you can do it here. Want to make your own character? You can do that, too, with a character editor such as Fighter Factory.

Make it look the way you want to, and pummel a boss character with a broken Dan, if you're that into it. Frankly, some of the best fight videos I watch actually come from the outrageousness that you can cause in MUGEN. Check out this trailer; Not made by Electbyte, the creator of MUGEN, but it does the game justice (as most Japanese renditions of things do).

And finally, a bit of proof of the sheer wackiness the game can create.

You can find download links for MUGEN, in its various styles, as well as links to all the characters, stages, and custom content you want at Mugen-Infantry.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Video of the Week: starPod

Amazing MAD video, combining Star Fox with an iPod commercial. Can you guess the last character?