Saturday, November 29, 2008

Netbooks vs notebooks: which should you buy?

Netbooks vs notebooks: which should you buy? | News | TechRadar UK
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Xbox360 now outselling PS3 2:1 per week!



In what must be one of the biggest comebacks of all time - Microsoft's Xbox360 console, in the wake of worldwide price cuts and big software releases such as Fable II and Gears of War 2, is now selling around twice as fast as HD competitor PS3 (which was winning the battle earlier in the year). Seems PS3 is in need of a price cut to fight back.




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Thanksgaming: Surviving the Holidays



Thanksgaming: Surviving the Holidays
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World's oldest woman dies

World's oldest woman dies
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24 Beautiful and Creative Website Headers

24 Beautiful and Creative Website Headers

Toxel.com » 24 Beautiful and Creative Website Headers
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Onions Power iPods

Uses onions to power your iPods
Owen Louis | Onions Power iPods | Energy Drinks Vegetables Produce Electricity
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Windows 7: Get Windows 7's Best Features Right Now



Windows 7: Get Windows 7's Best Features Right Now
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Women have affairs in early 30s 'to maximise chances of reproducing

Women have affairs in early 30s 'to maximise chances of reproducing', say scientists - Telegraph
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GTA IV: Play The American Dream

This game title has topped game sales charts all this summer and has sold close to 10 million units (US & UK combined), the game is yet to release officially on Xbox360 in Asia, for those who are not much into gaming, this game is not for below 18 for sure and has raised voices all over from critics since it has all the elements to satisfy your desire to sinful acts, this game offers up to 100 hours of game play and features multiplayer option as well if you have done with single player mission.

Niko Bellic an Eastern European the central character of the story you play in this game arrives to USA, Liberty city persuaded by his cousin who used to write him about the big house he owned, cool cars and chicks, the city environment is pure excellence, inspired by popular USA city architecture of Brooklyn, New Jersey, New York and Manhattan. Niko finds his brother to be a small time petty criminal living his life on the edge and soon realizes the American Dream his cousin Roman shared with him is far away from reality.

You soon find yourself getting familiar to liberty city by committing tasks Roman is assigning you, ahead you start dating as well, your road to crime starts with missions assigned by Vlad to whom Niko’s cousin owe’s some money and Niko is very protective for his cousin, you begin earning cash after finishing different tasks, this game combines many elements like driving different kinds of vehicles, which obviously is through stealing cars and bikes, shooting crooks while on different missions, making friends and foes,dating hookers and girls, visiting dining places, bars, sports joints, internet caf├ęs and last but not the least strip clubs as well.

So you are engaged in the game with a good mix of driving element, shooting spree, and mission based game progress which is accompaniedby excellent open environment game platform which allows you to set the course of the game through your actions and decisions on various missions, you will find people snaring back at you if you happen to hit the while walking on road, drivers coming out of cars and snapping at you if you hit their vehicles,weather effects are done with perfection to show different shades of liberty city.

You need to be careful though in your adventures since if you happen to steal any vehicle in presence of a police car or a waling cop in nearby vicinity, you wo
uld be on for a chase which ends either if you get
busted and are unable to set off your wanted status by escaping from the danger zone indicated on the map on your screen or you may go scot free if you are able to evade the cops.

I am still playing my missions and enjoying the game, which many critics and parental groups have asked to be banned since it has higher potential of corrupting young minds, as you get to hear the “F” word quite frequently in the game and other elements in the game which are just meant for the adult age group, the game does not try to arouse your senses with such elements, however it shows them to be a part of the city, just like any other big city in the world is, dark alleys exist everywhere. It’s like a migrant coming from a village in city of Mumbai with big dreams falls in a vortex of crime world.


Cut scenes in the game are good, story line good enough to keep you gripped in the game play, graphics are excellent, there has being an instance of few teenagers caught on a loot and beating spree in USA trying to emulate Niko from this game and also a girl who managed to rescue her parents from a car crash, she learned her rescue lesson from this game, this defines that not everything can be bad about anything, for me this is definitely a game to play if you own a console, else PC version of this game is in the pipeline and scheduled for Nov 2008 release. (More screen shots from the game here)

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NXE Screwed my Xbox360

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Of all the wait and anticipation i had for NXE which i installed on 22nd Nov on my Xbox 360, yesterday 26 Nov my console started flashing RRoD, creating troubled lines on my forehead, luckily it's just 3 rings of death which have occured to my console yet, so i carried out a hard disk maintainance activity on my Xbox 360, in the meantime i logged a complaint on the Xbox website as well, the problem is quite strange, where my console freezed up like a PC freezes during boot time, else it does not boot at all and flashes 3 red lights, other wise it does load the dashboard and then goes kaput during gameplay.

I feel Microsoft could land up in another round of controvery here like Vista, which looked good before launch, but faced heavy criticism post launch, because all's not with just the looks, performance cannot be compromised, the only thing i can hope is my console should not go for replacement at least during the new year around, with so many new game titles arriving on the block.
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News: MS: "We are winning"

News: MS: "We are winning" - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The 10 best marketing stunts ever!

rediff.com: The 10 best marketing stunts ever!
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How life has changed for the Americans

The Venetian Resort hotel Casino n Las Vegas, Nevada
rediff.com: How life has changed for the Americans
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Terminator Salvation Poster

Terminator Salvation Poster
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Top 10 signs you drank too much

Top 10 signs you drank too much : Banned In Hollywood
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Is the video game industry recession-proof?

Is the video game industry recession-proof? | Gaming and Culture - CNET News
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These Screenshots Are Fake!

These Screenshots Are Fake! | GamesRadar
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If Gamers Ran The World

Infovore » If Gamers Ran The World
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New Concept for Traffic Lights



Luxofor design concept
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New PS3 firmware due tomorrow

News: New PS3 firmware due tomorrow - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy 3rd birthday to the Xbox 360

Happy 3rd birthday to the Xbox 360 - Joystiq
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The Dark Knight's For Your Consideration Ads in Variety

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight's For Your Consideration Ads in Variety « FirstShowing.net
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So, What If The Dark Knight Wins Best Picture? « FirstShowing.net

The Dark Knight
Sunday Discussion: So, What If The Dark Knight Wins Best Picture? « FirstShowing.net
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Suffer from crippling headaches? Here's help

rediff.com: Suffer from crippling headaches? Here's help
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The most influential women in Web 2.0

rediff.com: The most influential women in Web 2.0
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In India, male bosses still the preferred gender

In India, male bosses still the preferred gender
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Monday, November 24, 2008

A Complete Guide to Playing Video Files On Your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii

How-to: A Complete Guide to Playing Video Files On Your PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii
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Hive Five: Five Best Desktop Customization Tools


Hive Five: Five Best Desktop Customization Tools
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Only 4% of games make profit

News: Report: Only 4% of games make profit - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
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Daybed by Manuelsaez - Ergonomic Computing Re-Defined



Daybed by Manuelsaez » Yanko Design
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Credit crunch? Have a happy marriage anyway



rediff.com: Credit crunch? Have a happy marriage anyway
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Gym etiquette: Don't bug fellow fitness freaks!

rediff.com: Gym etiquette: Don't bug fellow fitness freaks!
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Unmanageable EMIs? How to cope

Unmanageable EMIs? How to cope
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