Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 in Review

Once again, the end of the year is at hand. Let us revisit the past events from the ending year.

January 2006
An uproar rised amidst the internet blogs when an American named Pamela Ribon posted on her blog her adventures inside Jollibee in the US.

February
The first time that I saw Julie's house happened on this month, after touring baywalk, we went on a road trip that changed my life forever.

The launch of Optical Zoom, a partner website of Siopao Heaven.

March

My internet connection suffered the longest drought ever. 3 weeks of no connection affected my online life.

April
Julie's mom passed away on April 26 5:40pm at Lung Center of the Philippines due to complications of cancer.

May
The world premiere of the most controversial movie of 2006, The Da Vinci code topped the box office even though it received an R18 rating.

The commencement exercise of AMA Computer University, to whom my friends shane, tj, mike, leoben, vince, pats and some of my students walked with pride.

June
Bill Gates stepped down for being the Chief Software Architect of Microsoft and decided to spend more time in their foundation.

July
The month I bought my PSP and change my gaming lifestyle forever.

August
Microsoft Vista's price leaked and the announcement of Microsoft XNA, the programming language for making XBox games.

September
Microsoft school opened.

Milenyo swept Metro Manila with strong winds and heavy rainfall, destroying billboards and killing hundreds of people. The only typhoon that hit Metro Manila directly since 1995 courtesy of typhoon Rosing

October
Bought my Nintendo DS lite.

Google bought Youtube.

The whole CCS faculty went to Paradise resort, something happened here to me.

November
AMA Computer University founding anniversary, Si Sir Si Ma'am pwede which Shane and TJ won.

December
Change my life for the better.

Saddam Hussein executed for crimes against humanity.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Meri Kurisumasu minna!

Yeah! Remember, Christmas is for everyone! But I may quote this song: "Kahit hindi pasko ay magbigayan" (Even if it is not Christmas, share)<---baho translation ko! Anyway, Don't let Christmas be a reason to love everyone. May it be 365 days not just 1

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Final Fantasy Tactics on PSP



zOMG! My All time favorite strategy RPG returns to PSP

Released August 20, 1997 in Japan and January 28, 1998 in the US, in 2007, almost 10 years after its glory, Final Fantasy Tactics again will satisfy my hunger for that strategy-like-chess character job customization and 200+ hours of gameplay. You start as a squire or a chemist, work your way to becoming a fine knight or a skilled black mage. it's all up to you! Form a party of 5, a tanker knight, a healer white mage, a supportive archer, a reliable monk and destructive black mage. It all up to you, it all in the strategy and the skills. Can't wait for the english version!

DS wubs Wii

Nintendo has confirmed that they are currently developing software that will take advantage of the interoperability between the DS and the Wii.

In an interview with MCV, DS product manager James Honeywell noted that - “you will definitely see Wii and DS interoperability as soon as we have it finished,” said Honeywell. “We haven’t made any announcements over specific software for connectivity, but there are definitely a number of exciting things in creation which we want to bring to market as soon as possible. We’re hopeful that will be next year.”

It is important to note that in this case, interoperability is about a new gameplay experience as opposed to the simple exchange of media. And that, my friends, is going to be very cool.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Audition Philippines



Join the latest dance craze to hit the online community

Be one of the best dancers in town as you battle each other for points in your sleekest and wildest dance steps ever. If you're familiar with Bust A Groove (Bust A Move in Japanese) a game on the playstation 1, yoo know, a series of arrow movements and a trigger button (in this case the space bar) achieve the highest combo, and all of the players will be amazed by your performance.



To register, go to e-games to create an account or follow this link

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Finally posted something

It's been a week since my last post, what the hell happened to me?

Well, I've been trying to recuperate from my ear problem, a fight with bessy and finally letting the one you love go. I may no longer post anything here about her (yeah you all know her) because some fags are using my website as the basis of their false allegations. Browse the whole site guddamit and if you saw even a single post about her tell me. You are nothing but a sick jackass who does nothing at home but jack off. I am happy with my friends and you cannot do anything to steal that happiness away. Anyway, I already raised the white flag (some might understand this) hope she finds the right man for her and hope that she'll e happy with that person and love her for eternity. Loveless again! Hope that all the happiness that the two of us experienced will remain in our hearts...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Ear and the Emergency Room

Woke up today at 2am by an excruciating pain on my left ear.

I tried to stop the pain by molding my chakra (kidding!). Around 5am and I still couldn't sleep because of the pain. My mom decided that we go to J.P. Sioson because this could be something bad. The EENT (Ears Eyes Nose Tongue) there hastn't arrived yet (actually he'll arrived at 10am!) So we headed to MCU. On their Emergency room, as we entered, have 3 ongoing operation due to a vehicular accident. The receptionist told me that I should wait for awhile for the EENT because severe cases are the priority and all of the EENTs are busy with the victims of the vehicular accident. As I fill down the form for patients, another one patient arrived via an ambulance, she was wacked hard on the face by a gun, turns out, the hold-upper didn't get anything from her and thus releasing his frustration on her. As if the pain from my ear wasn't enough, I found out thst the girl's surname is Alcantara...of all the names! Anyway, the EENT approached me and examined my ear, turns out, my externals were swollen due to everyday cleaning with cotton buds (stupid me) and I should take a pain reliever once a day to stop the pain and put some ointment on the swollen part. Other than that, I've been sleeping the whole day.

The Badtimes virus

found this one on the net

If you receive an e-mail with a subject
line of "Badtimes," delete it
immediately WITHOUT reading it. This is
the most dangerous Email virus yet.

It will re-write your hard drive. Not
only that, but it will scramble any
disks that are even close to your
computer. It will recalibrates your
refrigerator's coolness setting so all
your ice cream melts and milk curdles.
It will demagnetize the strips on all
your credit cards, reprogram your
ATM access code, screw up the tracking
on your VCR and use subspace field
harmonics to scratch any CDs you try to
play.

It will give your ex-boy/girlfriend your
new phone number. It will mix
antifreeze into your fish tank. It will
drink all your beer and leave its
dirty socks on the coffee table when
there's company coming over. It will
hide your car keys when you are late for
work and interfere with your car
radio so that you hear only static while
stuck in traffic.

Badtimes will make you fall in love with
a hardened pedophile. It will give
you nightmares about circus midgets. It
will replace your shampoo with Nair
and your Nair with Rogaine, all while
dating your current boy/girlfriend
behind your back and billing their hotel
rendezvous to your Visa card.

It will seduce your grandmother. It
does not matter if she is dead, such is
the power of Badtimes, it reaches out
beyond the grave to sully those things
we hold most dear.

Badtimes will give you Dutch Elm
disease. It will leave the toilet seat up
and leave the hairdryer plugged in
dangerously close to a full bathtub. It
will remove the forbidden tags from your
mattresses and pillows,
and refill your skim milk with whole.

It is insidious and subtle. It is
dangerous and terrifying to behold.

It is also a rather interesting shade of
mauve.

These are just a few signs.

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The DotA Prayer


The DotA Prayer

Dear GODLIKE,
Thank you for OWNING me another day.
May all the WICKED SICK be healed by your DOMINATING touch.
May your PERSEVERANCE be present MORNING TAVERN until DAWN TAVERN.
May you increase our CRITICAL from LUCIFER and damage his armor with our DIVINE RAPIER.
Sorry if we BACKSTAB you.
Send us your GUARDIAN ANGEL to save us.
May you continue to bring us UNSTOPPABLE blessings and fill our HEART OF TARRASQUE.
Amen.


Friday, December 01, 2006

Katrina Halili's Fantasies



The FHM's sexiest woman of 2006 has released a VCD and DVD of her..eherm..fantasies

Satisfy your sensual appetite as the sexiest woman in the Philippines lets you in on her most private dreams in the all new straight-to-video presentation... Katrina Halili’s Fantasies!

Whether as a sultry siren, a sweet yet provocative girl, a sexy playmate, a tempting coed, or a power-wielding dominatrix, Katrina will charm and tease you with her eyes, her smile and her gyrating
luscious body… making you want to take a deep plunge into the pool of desire.

Katrina will awaken your senses and leave you in extreme ecstasy.
She is calling you… Come and take pleasure in her fantasies!

Official Website

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Foundation Week 2006

AMA Computer University celebrated its 26th founding anniversary last Nov 22-25 ,2006

Here are some pics from the gallery

Si Sir Si Ma'am Pwede Year 4

Employee's Day

Monday, November 20, 2006

When a Boy makes a Girl jealous

I read this on the bulletin board of Friendster. Kinda good

A boy liked a girl

but wanted to make her jealous.

Then one day

things went terribly wrong.

The next few weeks

were like a very sad

song.

He made her jealous

on purpose he tried.

When the girl asked, "Do you love her?"

on purpose he lied.

He played with jealousy

like it was a game.

Little did he know

Things would never be the same.

His plan was working

but he had no clue.

How wrong things would go,

the damage he would do.

One night she broke down,

feeling very

alone.

Just her and the blade,

no one else home.

She dialed his number,

he answered, "Hello"

She told him she loved him

and hung up the phone.

He raced to her

house

just a minute too late.

Found her lying in blood,

her heart

had no rate.

Beside her was a note,

in it her confession.

Her love for this boy,

her only obsession.

As he read the note,

he knelt down and cried.

Grabbed her knife,

that night they both died.

She was found in his arms,

both of them dead.

Under her

note

his handwriting said:

"I loved her

so, she never knew.

All this time

I loved her

too."

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cute girl murders her classmate


A gruesome news swept Japan as "Nevada Girl" showed the world that being cute is not all that good.

Born: 21-Nov-1992
Birthplace: Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

Unnamed 11-year-old girl who murdered her classmate, 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai on 1 June 2004. Both girls were sixth-graders at the Okubo Elementary School in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. During their lunch period, the younger girl lured Mitarai to an empty classroom and slit her throat with a box cutter. Covered in blood, the girl returned to her classroom at the start of afternoon classes and told her teacher to call an ambulance. She confessed to the murder after leading her teacher to the dead girl's body.

The girl argued that Miterai had insulted her appearance on a web-based forum, Miterai calling her a "burikko" (a pretentious cutie) and "heavy", provoking a heated online dispute between the two. "She wrote something bad about my appearance several times on the net a few days before the incident. I didn't like that, so I called her [to a study room] and slashed her neck after getting her to sit on a chair."

Japanese laws prohibit the trying of children under the age of 14 as adults; accordingly, the killer has not named. The only photograph of her that was initially released showed her wearing a sweatshirt printed with the word "NEVADA". Since the murder, the girl has attained a following on some anime forums, referred to as the "Nevada Girl".

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Chinese PSP Phone


A Chinese manufacturer has developed the V191, a PSP look alike phone that actually plays games

The phone also features a Micro SD slot (256MB card is included), a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, and an MP4 player.




Saturday, November 04, 2006

Nyoy Volante @ SM North




Who would ever thought that Nyoy Volante still remembers Siopao Master

Nyoy Volante and his new band performed today at SM North Edsa. I couldn't come because of work, but my sister came for me instead. She bought the new album and had an autograph on it, when being asked who it is dedicated to, she told Meynard (percussion, a friend of mine) it is for Siopao Master, and he said "Si Siops? Saan?" My sister told him that I was busy on my work and gladly signed the poster. Next Nyoy signed the poster and was surpried that my name is on it and quickly looked for me. Then, Juliet the violinist asked who is Siopao and Nyoy told her that I'm the Dark Angel of his angels. Hehehe, cool!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Leah Dizon


I rarely feature a celebrity on this blog, but hey, if it's Leah, who cares?

Part American, part Japanese and part Filipina, Leah's blood is blessed with the most gorgeous race ever combined, no wonder why she's beautiful. Only 20 years old, her popularity in Japan skyrocketed and she will have a movie entitled Traffic in the Sky. To think she's just a model before.Check her website at LeahDizon.com and read her blog.

Another product of the Filipino ingenuity.

Leah Dizon
Full Name: Leah Donna Dizon
Birthday: 09/24/1986 Name: Leah De
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Height: 5??2"
Measurements: 34B-25-36
Shoe: 6.5
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Ethnicity: Latin/Hispanic/Asian
Complexion: Dark
Build: Petite
Hair Style: Long
Model Type: Catalog,Commercial,Editorial,Fashion,Lifestyle,Lingerie,Print,Promotion,Spokesmodel,Swimwear,Tradeshows
Actor Type: No Interest
Dance: No Interest
Languages: Spanish

PSP Firmware version 2.82 out now


Like a sudden tight slap to the face of all PSP homebrewers, Sony has come out with the newest firmware update, v2.82. You won't find them on the official sites yet, because they're yet to be updated. But talking to zshadow, it seems that the updates are being rolled out right now through the Network Update featur

Here's what's new in the latest homebrew-less PSP firmware:
- Ability to play Flash content in the Internet Browser (Connection to internet required for license)
- Connection Settings added under Settings in Internet Browser
- Ability to save content added in RSS to Memory Stick
- Automatic has been added under Rate in Location Free Player
- UMD Video L/R button added under Video Settings in Settings
- Ability to disable Chapter Skip feature of the L/R Buttons (UMD Video)
- New playable extension - AAC
- Simplified Chinese, Tradition Chinese added as new languages
- RSS channel Settings added in Settings
- Demos can now be downloaded from Browser and saved on Memory Stick
- Video output can now be displayed correctly when an external tuner is selected in Location Free Player
- Ability to download Video and Image content under RSS Channel
- Ability to register devices via a wireless LAN access point under Location Free Player
- Ability to play AAC files with .3gp extension under Music
- Ability to play content saved in MUSIC, PICTURE and VIDEO folders on a Memory Stick
- Added security strengthening revisions.

NOTE: You will not be able to use any homebrew on firmware 2.82.
Please do not rest your hopes on anyone cracking it soon.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

World of Warcraft TCG


Zy'lah Manslayer card artwork

Believe it!

Created by Upper Deck (creators of NBA collectible cards). This TCG or Trading Card Game pits players on the Warcraft Universe and experience Warcraft like no other. Better save up some money for this.

Source: World of Warcraft TCG

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

RP team suffers disappointing first-round exit in Monza


The Philippine team suffered a disappointing first-round exit at the ongoing World Cyber Games in Monza, Italy.

Team members playing for CounterStrike, Need for Speed, StarCraft, WarCraft, and PangYa, a special event, were not able to advance in the second round after suffering defeats from foreign rivals.
NSF player Israel Magante came closest to clinching a second round berth, only to fall behind Austria in his bracket.
Magante, the Philippines' lone bet in the Need for Speed or NFS tournament at the WCG, sported a 4-2 record, putting him in triple-tie for second place with Chinese Taipei and Austria.
But because Austria defeated both Magante and the Chinese Taipei player previously, the Austrian player automatically advanced.
In the early going, Magante, who uses the code-name 'Rottrider,' was able to handle his first assignment--against Croatia- with relative ease, only to lose against South Korea in his next match.
However, the ACSAT student coolly recovered his bearings and out-hustled rivals from Italy, Chinese-Taipei, and Turkmenistan in consecutive matches
The loss to Austria however proved critical, as the judges had to go to the individual win-loss record to break the triple-tie.
The strong finish for Magante would have ensured that the Philippines will not be among the countries to fail to advance to the second round of competitions.
Team members for the other events meanwhile failed to live up to expectations, particularly the Philippines' CounterStrike team.
The Horsemen of Apocalypse or HoA, the country's CounterStrike team, suffered a disappointing first-round exit, after dropping three consecutive matches.
The HoA bowed out of contention after suffering consecutive losses against teams from Mexico, Taiwan, and Poland.
As of this update, the team still has one game left against Brazil, but a win-or a loss-will have no bearing on the team's overall standings.
WCG organizers and gamers in the Philippines expect HoA to fare better this year, after a remarkable performance in last year's WCG in Singapore .
The team breezed through the first round in WCG 2005, and entered the WCG's single round eliminations for the first time.
What made the run remarkable was that the Philippine team bested powerhouse Finland, which was expected to finish in the Top 3.
The matches for this year's WCG however proved to be more difficult.
Organizers admitted that the Philippines will face tougher competitions in Monza because an increasing number of countries are now fielding in teams made up of professional gamers.
HoA team leader Kris Romillo affirmed this, saying that the team faces a 'very difficult' bracket for this year, with powerhouses Poland and Brazil , bundled in one bracket.
The Philippine team playing for PangYa, a special tournament in the WCG, meanwhile also failed to advance, after losing to more experienced Japanese and South Korean players.
Team members disclosed that aside from experience, Japanese and South Korean players have the advantage of playing with the latest version of PangYa, which was used as the official game in the special tournament.

Written by: JOEL D. PINAROC

PSP Bricker being spread


The PSP "scene" never sleeps, whether it is in anticipation of a new downgrader or an exploit, we are always awake and ready for the next "thing". However, one thing we are not ready for are PSP brickers. These are programs that are disguised as a simple homebrew application, but in reality it deletes necessary files for your PSP's survival.

This is something that we do not take lightly in the scene as many have fallen victim to these disguised homebrew games, even one of our members and the first to report the bricker - CatfishD. Now, any of those referring to the victims of this "crime against humanity" as noobs, I wouldn't be so fast to type that. The only way test for a bricker is to use a program that will identify it if it writes to flash. With all the homebrew being released and tested everyday, this has not become a daily practice.

You can download the PSP "virus" scanner below with the download link if you want to be more cautious with your homebrew. The program was created by Dark Killer about a year ago for earlier brickers, but the methods of bricking have stayed the same - so it still works!

You can test for these "brickers" by using a simple program, or you could wait for someone to report it in our forums as was the case yesterday. Mathieulh and Jas0nuk also took the time to inform everyone how this particular bricker works (you can read all about it here).

What to look for -

1. The most recent bricker has been concealed with the folder names (KXploited form) of SDL-TEST-5 and SDL-TEST-5%
2. The file size is around 75kb, the % folder containing a 65kb eboot
3. Use Dark Killer's PSafeP program, of which can be discussed and downloaded below (newly upload from old download site!)
4. Do not use any programs that you have not seen come from a reliable source. Best source is of course, PSPUpdates!

Download PSafeP v1.2

Taken from QJ.net

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Paradise Resort


The CCS Faculty went to Paradise Resort thanks to Mikki Gaanan

It was a memorable experience for the whole faculty as we celbrate the birthday of Michael Gaanan, co-faculty and dota buddy. Friends and relatives flock the resort as we enjoyed the sumptuous food, the chilling pool and the serene environment. A truth or dare game and a "pinoy henyo" heightens the mood as faculty members bond together as one family.

Gallery

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Windows and Linux on the Sony PSP



Believe it or not, you can run your favorite operating system on your PSP.

Matan Gillon successfully ported Windows 95 into his PSP by using the x86 emulator Bochs. He also tested DLX Linux and it runs well as he said. Check this link for complete details and how to run it on your own.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Certified Pinoy DS Lite owner

A gadget after another. I am now a proud owner of a polar white Nintendo DS lite.

October 15, 2006. Once again, another milestone. I bought a DS lite today and a super card lite to play downloaded NDS roms. Portable gaming is pure ownage!

Related article

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Faculty United as One



CCS Faculty Batch 2006-2007


AMA Computer University has a faculty which is like a one big happy family

College of Computer Studies Department possesses not only the brightest minds in Computer Science but also the most loving and caring individuals you rarely see on an office environment. Instructors from past to present loved each other like family thus emulating a healthy environment that even I begun to love. I wish our faculty will never change. Love and Peace.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Google acquired YouTube



The number one online video community YouTube has been bought by Google

Making official what has been rumored, and quite accurately, Google announced that it has purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock.

Youtube will maintain its current offices and all employees will retain their jobs. All 67 of them that is. I have to assume that they may see some windfall out of this.

They plan to incorporate YouTube with their online advertising. Unclear exactly how they plan to do that, but YouTube certainly lends itself to a number of creative uses.

And here is the official statement of the two founders of YouTube, Steve and Chad



Sunday, October 08, 2006

Trojan sucks life from PSPs



A new Trojan horse claims to help make PlayStation Portable run homegrown software, but instead the malicious code turns Sony's game player into a useless "brick."

The malicious program, which Symantec has labeled "Trojan.PSPBrick," is aimed at a crowd of "modders," or people who seek to hack the portable device so that it can run custom code and official game cartridges.

The new Trojan claims to be software that can roll back a Sony upgrade that has made the device harder to hack. When people install it, the malicious software actually deletes key files and renders the PSP inoperable.

"Basically the (PSP) is completely inoperable, and you've lost your device," said Eric Chien, the principal software engineer at Symantec Security Response. "It's called 'bricking.'"

However, Chien said the program is not likely to affect a wide audience, because most PSP owners aren't looking to alter their machines.

"The types of people who would be affected wouldn't be everyone who has gotten the PSP," he said. "It would be affecting the people who are trying to 'mod,' or update, their devices."

The PSP went on sale in March, with most people snapping it up for its gaming or music- and movie-playing abilities, not to see if they can run Linux. Sony also added Web-surfing capabilities in August.

Still, while the numbers of people likely to be hit are low, the cost is high, Chien said.

"There's definitely people who have run it and are something on the order of $300 poorer now," he said. It's also an indication, Chien said, that virus writers are looking beyond the PC.

"People are writing malicious code for all kinds of devices," he said.

A Sony representative was not immediately available for comment. The company has said that running homebrew code will void the PSP's warranty.

Source: ZDnet

19 Ways to Keep a Girl

1. DON'T FORCE HER TO DO ANYTHING.
[She won't trust you if you do & it'll be awkward]

2. Grab her hand when you walk next to each other.
[She always gets butterflies when you do it; it makes her feel like you want her]

3. When standing, wrap your arms around her.
[It makes her feel like you really love her.]

4. Cuddle with her.
[She'll feel like your there for her]

5. Hug her from behind
[It makes her feel special]

6. Write little notes.
[She smiles. One of girls favorite things to recieve. They're cute; The end]

7. Compliment her Honestly.
[No girl likes a liar and no girl likes a person who lies about it when you compliment her]

8. When you hug her, hold her in your arms as long as possible.
[It makes her feel wanted]

9. Be super sweet to her. = )
[All girls like a super sweet guy]

10. Call her at night to wish her sweet dreams.
[She'll go to bed with a smile]

11. Comfort her when she cries.
[She'll feel like you'll ALWAYS be there for her]

12.Wipe away her tears
[It'll show you'll always be there]

13. Love her with all your heart.
[Not with your brain... or your .....dick...or *at least dont tell you you love her when you really dont*]

14. flirt with her

15. Be a gentleman (hold the door for her).
[Every girl loves a guy who is a gentleman]

16. DON'T let your friends talk trash about her, it'll get back 2 her
[& it'll make her feel like you aren't really there for her]

17. Take her for a long walk at night!
[She just wants to be alone. & that's not always bad. The world can be annoying sometimes & you just need to be alone.]

18. When it's cold outside hold her close
[You want her to be happy & she's happy in your arms]

19. Draw on or rub her back as she is tryin to rest or sleep
[This just feels good!]

Friday, October 06, 2006

World’s Smallest Mobile Phone



When it comes to cellphones it appears that manufacturers are not going to be satisfied until phones are so slim that you can wield them as a knife, or so small that they become a choking hazard

China’s Xun Chi 138 cellphone definitely qualifies as the latter.

The phone is only 67mm tall (55g in weight), but features color touch screen, handwriting recognition, 1.3MP camera, MP3 player, USB and SD card slot.

Source: Phone Daily

Microsoft's Vista to cripple pirated software



SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft confirmed that its soon-to-be-released Vista operation system was designed to cripple pirated copies.

A beefed-up "Software Protection Platform" partially disabled illegitimately obtained Windows Vista or Windows Server "Longhorn" programs, according to the Redmond, Washington, software giant.

The anti-piracy feature switched unauthorized copies to a "reduced functionality mode" and routed users to a website explaining the situation and how to remedy it, most likely by paying for the software.

"Microsoft anti-piracy technologies cannot and will not turn off your computer," Cori Hartje, director of the company's Genuine Software Initiative, explained in a release.

"Reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista will allow the user to use the browser."

The Vista security feature was a more disabling version of one on the operating system's predecessor,
Windows XP, according to Microsoft.

When the anti-piracy software spies illegitimate copies of Vista or Longhorn it alters them to a "non-genuine state" that requires the user to reactivate the program.

"At no point will a user lose access to his or her personal data based on the genuine program, nor is personal data ever transferred to Microsoft," the company said.

"However, it will be obvious to a user, and anyone else viewing the PC, that the PC experience is not equivalent to that of a user running a genuine copy of Windows Vista."

Vista's release had been delayed while engineers tuned the software and it was on track to be released early next year.

Microsoft estimated that one in five copies of its Windows software on computers worldwide was stolen, unlicensed or counterfeit. Windows programs run approximately 90 percent of computers.

The Business Software Alliance reported in May that 35 percent of computer software used worldwide was pirated. The alliance estimated the value of the illicit software at more than 35 billion dollars.

Source: Yahoo News

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wicked Wednesday

Been hanging with my friends all day.

A regular Dota session was held on the computer shop outside the school. Don't worry, we don't have any classes and we just wanted to relax. Ok, the line-up is as follows:

The Sentinel

spawn - Alchemist
pol - Dwarven Sniper

The Scourge

Siopy - Goblin Tinker
jakejake - Sand king
oist!! - Venomancer

Allpick/No powerups

I know that The Sentinel is one man short, but jakejake is just a newbie. Anyways, the game started with a quick battle on the middle lane, tinker pwned dwarven for the first blood. The Scourge are on a push as alchemist desperately defend their tower, but the game is in favor of the scourge. Too bad the game did not concluded because of power failure.

After the game, we waited for 8pm so we can all go to SM North. Me together with Mam Vange, Mam Shane, Sir Jake, Sir TJ and Sir Ihan (with a student who's name is omitted due to some reasons). It was a food trip because Jake,TJ, the student and Myself ordered a large pizza EACH. Eating can never be this good.

Before:



After:




BTW, We went also to SM last Monday. Here are the pics:



Before:



After:




Wii Global launch: Nov. 19



30 New Games, 30 Retro Titles, User-Friendly 'Channels' Make it the Affordable System for Gamers, Newcomers and Families

Nintendo will reshape the home entertainment and video game landscape with the launch of its heralded Wii™ home video game console. The Americas will lead the worldwide launch on Nov. 19. Wii will be sold as an affordable, mass-consumer product at an MSRP of just $249.99. The price includes one wireless Wii Remote controller, one Nunchuk™ controller and the groundbreaking collection of five different Wii Sports games on one disc, which anyone can play using simple movements, experienced or not.

Every Wii console includes another distinctive feature: a series of on-screen “channels” that make up the Wii Channel Menu, which makes the console approachable and customizable for everyone, from the most avid gamer to people who have never played before. The Wii Channel Menu is the starting point for all of the console’s functions. The “channels” offer a gateway to a rich variety of entertainment options. When connected to a TV, the Wii Channel Menu offers a simple interface, letting users pick games to play, get news or weather, view and send photos or even create playable caricatures of themselves to use in actual games. Additional functions allow users to redeem Wii Points and download classic games to Wii’s Virtual Console™. The variety of options available through the Wii Channel Menu motivates both gamers and non-gamers to turn on Wii’s power every day.

Wii is creating worldwide excitement with its unique control system, an inventive, first-of-its-kind controller whose position can be detected in a 3-D space. The new controller allows users to pinpoint targets in games or move through the Wii Channel Menu with precision and ease. This intuitive control system will be understood immediately by everyone, regardless of their previous experience with video games. With this one small controller, Wii makes games both easier and more intense than anything previously experienced. For example, in the Wii Sports tennis game, players swing the Wii Remote like a racket to hit the ball, as in real life. They can add topspin or slice the ball just by angling their hands and wrist like they would in a real match.

“Wii reinvents games for the devoted player,” says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “But more importantly, Wii breaks the wall separating players from non-players by delivering the best game experiences for the most affordable price. We believe the next leap is games for the masses – young and old, gamer or non, alone, with a friend or with the whole family.”

Fils-Aime made his remarks in New York, shortly after Nintendo executives in Japan announced Wii will launch there on Dec. 2.

Between launch day and Dec. 31, Wii owners will enjoy a robust lineup of 30 software titles, with selections for everyone from video game veterans to newcomers. Some top Nintendo launch titles include Wii Sports, a compilation of tennis, baseball, golf, bowling and boxing; The Legend of Zelda®: Twilight Princess; and EXCITE TRUCK™. While publishers are free to set their own prices for games, first-party Nintendo titles will have an MSRP of $49.99. Wii’s self-loading media bay also can play the entire library of more than 530 Nintendo GameCube™ titles from day one.

Third-party developers around the world have lined up to provide unprecedented support for Wii.

“I believe the Wii will attract new and casual gamers to the world of interactive entertainment,” says Larry Probst, Chairman and CEO, Electronic Arts. “It’s a fun, easy and economical system that will become a bridge to gaming for mainstream audiences. At EA, we are putting more support behind the Wii than any Nintendo hardware launch since the Super NES.”

“The Wii is changing audience interaction, opening up whole new experiences that have never been possible in video games,” says Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. “With the instinctual control of the Wii Remote, Nintendo is advancing the gaming experience to the broadest audience of gamers. Activision is excited about the launch of the Wii and the opportunity it offers. So much so, we plan to have five titles available at launch – our strongest lineup ever for a new console. We have more development resources devoted to the Wii than to any previous Nintendo platform. The Wii is likely to have a profound impact on the size, growth and overall opportunities for the video game market.”

“The Wii control scheme opens up unexplored areas for our talented teams to innovate when creating games,” says Laurent DeToc, President of Ubisoft North America. “It’s invigorating for us. We believe that it will help create a new level of interest in video games and engage more players around the world.”

Source: Nintendo.com

Monday, October 02, 2006

Blogging for the masses

I read an article over the net that blogging are for leet people

ROFLMAO

Most of the bloggers I know doesn't even know what leet means. Anyway, here in the Philippines, blogging is way better than watching over-rated telenovelas, what a waste of airtime.

See the article here


Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Guide in Playing ISO Games in PSP TA-082

Before, all PSP users who has a motherboard model TA-082 cannot enjoy homebrews due to the inability of downgrading their PSPs to firmware 1.5 (refresh your memory). But know, TA-082 users rejoice! There is a way to play ISO games and homebrews in your forsaken unit. Read on.

the files need before proceeding:

PSP 2.71 update us
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=525
PSP 2.71 update jp
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=524
homebrew enabler for 2.71(rev.B)
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=807
Devhook launcher for 2.71 port
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=811
1.50 US Dump
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=8
Devhook v0.46 ultimate installer v1.1.1
http://www.psp-hacks.com/download.php?id=673

A)update your psp to 2.71

1.open "2_71_US_firmware_update" or "2_71_JAP_firmware_update" with WinRAR
2.plug psp to computer then on psp screen go to "USB connection"
3.move EBOOT.PBP to memory stick "PSP/GAME/UPDATE" folder
(if u don't have the update folder make one)
4.then on the screen of your PSP go to "GAME" then "PSP update ver 2.71"
(click it whatelse,just follow the update instructions)
finish updating

B)moving "homebrew enabler for 2.71(rev.b)","Devhook launcher for 2.71 port","1.50 US Dump" to psp

1.open "henb2" with WinRAR (known as homebrew enabler for 2.71(rev.B))
2.plug psp to computer then on psp screen go to "USB connection"
3.move "src" to "memorystick" that means when u open ur memorystick
drive from computer(just drag it to that place),(if ask to overwrite,click yes)
4.open MS_ROOT and move "dh" and "PSP" to "memorystick" that means when u open ur memorystick drive from computer(just drag it to that place),(if ask to overwrite,click yes)

5.open "devlauncher271_2" (known as Devhook launcher for 2.71 port)
6.move "src" to "memorystick"
7.back to "devlauncher271_2" open "MS_ROOT" and move "dh","PSP" to "memorystick" (if ask to overwrite,click yes)

8.open "1_50_US_Firmware_Dump" (as in 1.50 US Dump)
9.move "flash0","flash1","reboot.bin" to memorystick(dh/150) make sure "reboot bin" is the folder.

C)moving "Devhook v0.46 ultimate installer v1.1.1" to psp

1.make a folder in desktop name anyname mines is "julia"
2.open "UI v1.1.1" aplication (known as Devhook v0.46 ultimate installer v1.1.1)
3.click "next" three times
4.choose (of course i agree with the terms!lets Get 'Er done!) and click next
5.install in to the folder "julia" that you made in desktop then click next
6.open the folder you made in desktop "julia" then open (dh/271),move all the file here to your "memorystick"(dh/271)

here is the last thing

1.create a folder in your "memorystick" that means when u open ur memorystick drive from computer create a folder called "iso" don't name it anything elses
2.put a game image into the ISO folder (example:guiltygearjudgement.iso)
3.in your psp screen go to PHOTO then HEN.
4.you will see that the whole screen will go blue or green within 2 to 3 secs after that your psp will auto restart
note:freezing of the psp will occur,it's normal.just keep on trying until you
see the whole screen turns blue or green after that your psp will auto restart but if it goes red then that means it did not write try to do it again.

6.in your psp screen go to game > memory stick > DEVHOOK0.4X launcher for 2.71
7.you will be in devhook menu,now set the settings

umd select : for example:guiltygearjudgement then umd+image
firmware : 2.71
cpu clock : 222/111
boot select : reboot XMB

then click start in the menu.
now you will be in a different setting of 2.71(the background pic is blue)
ok now the final step hold "Home" and press L or R and you will see
that on the bottom of the screen something will pop out as
(ms0:/ISO/"the iso image name").put a UMD into your psp(any kind)
then go to "GAME then UMD(wait till a video of the game pops out).you will see
that it's not the UMD game that you put in the psp but it's the iso image game.
now press X and have fun

note that you need to boot "HEN" everytime you reboot your PSP.
if u want to use irshell,gameboots u have to use 1.5 fw
these all really work in my psp TA-082 2.50>2.60>2.71 GREAT
tell me if u want to use irshell or gameboots in your psp

Source: PinoyPSP.com

Ghost Hunting

Kanina walang gaanong students ang pumasok sa school kaya napag isipan naming mag ghost hunting.

Unang pinuntahan namin ay ang EB building at sa 2nd floor pa lang ay nakakapanindig balahibo na. Pero ayon sa kasama naming sidekick..este psychic, wala siyang nararamdamang kakaiba. Sadyang napakadilim lang talaga wakokoko. Sumunod ay naglakad lakad kami patungong chapel. Sabi ni sidekick ay may nakikita siya sa nag iisang puno malapit sa chapel. Astig! Next naman sa gym, kaso walang mumu dun kundi mga dance troop lang na nag prapractice ng sayaw. Tapos sumunod ay sa CB building naman, ayan na! Luma na kasi ito kaya alam niyo na hehehe. Sa 2nd floor ay nakaramdam ang sidekick namin sa student's lounge, madami daw, kaya nag picture kami (paki click para lumaki)

Virgin (untouched):



Devirginized (contrast correction)



Pagkatapos ay umakyat kami sa 3rd floor at naglakad sa corridor, wala rin buwisst! Pero sa dulo, may cr ng babae! Pumasok kami sa madilim na cr at tumingin tingin. May nakasulat sa salamin! Figure ng isang babae! Ano kaya ibig sabhin nun? Aakyat pa sana kami hanggang 7th floor kaso sinarado na pala ung hagdan pataas. Last destination ay ang CC building. sa 4th floor o library ay may naramdaman ang aming sidekick. Pinatunayan namin yun dahil noon pa man na students pa kami ay nakakaramdam na kami sa library. May mga misteryong bumabalot sa school namin at nandito kami para alamin kung totoo nga ito o kathang isip lamang..OKATOKAT!

Friday, September 29, 2006

[R-18]High Definition Porn



Are you tired of roughing up the suspect to some grainy porn on your PC?

Fear not, once again technology has caught up with porn, or maybe porn has caught up with technology – either way there are some new sites out there that are broadcasting in full HD (high definition) quality and, let me tell you – YOU CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

try this site for a sample BrookeSkye.com

I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but now I know that HD XXX is the way of the future

Milenyo Pwned Metro Manila


On September 28, Milenyo swept Metro Manila with its devastating winds

Metro Manila was on signal number 3 yesterday as Typhoon Milenyo ravages the whole city. The only typhoon that directly passed through Metro Manila since typhoon Rosing last 1995, it left an Armageddon of pulled down trees, destroyed billboards and roofless houses. It disabled the whole power supply by destroying key power sources and left the whole Luzon on a blackout. The death toll in the whole country reached 30 by 03:40pm Manila time and hundreds missing as the whole country suffered pure pwnage from Milenyo. Currently, Milenyo has left our area of responsibility and left destruction and death.



ROFL

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tokyo Girls Collection, BoA owns the Runway!



Yoyogi Sports Stadium Gymnasium heralded the 2006 Tokyo Girls Collection on 3 September, 2006.

Hosted by the comedy duo of Shinagawa Shoji and actress/spokeswoman, Nakayama Emily, the Tokyo Girls Collection displayed ladies autumn and winter fashion from popular Japanese labels such as JAYRO, Kai Lani, HbG, and Alba Rose. Encompassing 7 hours, the TGC spared no expense in bringing out top Japanese models/celebrities such as Ebihara Yuri, Oshikiri Moe, and Yamada Yu. Joined by an army of 20 well-known local models, the ladies strutted their fashions across a 200ft long light-up runway.

Aside from crowning a new Miss Tokyo Girls Collection, this event also acted as a concert venue. Between sets of fashion displays, popular artists ayaka, Sowelu, and BoA were selected to be featured performers for Sunday’s event. Of course, BoA was given top billing and saved for the end of the night to send the audience home happy. Popular personalities such as Tsuchiyana Anna and comedians Shizuchan from Nankai Candies and Yakkun also made surprise appearances.

As the night drew to a close, the stage darkened and a hush fell over the crowd. Images of flames splashed the 30ft high mesh screen at the back of the stage as the melody of Valenti filled Yoyogi Stadium. BoA took the stage dressed in a light and flowing turquoise blue one-piece wearing blue jean shorts underneath and her patented white boots. Following the trend she set at a-Nation, BoA came out with corn-rows to keep her hair in check as she danced passionately across the stage.

That night, aside from being accompanied by her 4 male and 4 female dancers, BoA had a full band backing all of her music. Once Valenti hit it’s last note, BoA went straight into a performance of Shine We Are. After completing Shine We Are, BoA strutted down to the middle of the runway to have a chat with some of the fans. She stated that she was extremely excited to be a part of this event because she’s a huge fashion fan. She also wished to switch gears and chance the pace for us all by singing a ballad, Everlasting.

BoA talked with the fans a little more and gave recognition some fans in the back holding up posters to promote her new single. Key of Heart, which she performed next. Without a sprained ankle holding her back, BoA unleashed powerful dance moves without missing a single note in the song. Having rejuvenated an audience that was drained from six hours of sitting, BoA sent the audience off with two more upbeat songs; Nanairo no Ashita ~Brand New Beat~ and QUINCY.

As soon as BoA bid a fond farewell to her adoring audience, the majority of people in attendance left Yoyogi Stadium before the TGC concluded with their Grand Finale. It was obvious who this night belonged to.

For more information on the Tokyo Girls Collection, please visit their site: 東京ガールズコレクション

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sexy Sponge

Ok, talk about creative advertising



Why can't we have this on our local advertisements?

Resident Evil: Inappropriate Touching

An easter egg in Resident Evil on Nintendo DS



A very good reason to buy a DS lawl

Stripping a Nintendo DS lite

I saw again on YouTube this time a video of a Nintendo DS lite being stripped

Here is the video


Stripping a Nintendo DS

I saw again on YouTube this time a video of a Nintendo DS being stripped

See it to believe it


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Me: Girl takes pic of herself every day for three years

The idea is simple, the result is stunning.

On November 1, 2001, artist Ahree Lee began taking daily digital snapshots of her own face; and she has continued this project every day since. In 2004, Lee compiled all of her daily images into a montage with a wistful musical score. In the fast-paced parade of images you're about to see, each second of screen time represents about one week's worth of pictures.



See the full 3-minute video here

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Stripping a PSP

I saw a video on YouTube about a PSP being stripped and a modification was installed

See for yourselves



This is way cool..

Jesus is L33t

I stumbled upon a picture of Jesus wherein people edited the picture and insrted some leet speak. Blasphemy? Cool I say!





Source: LoLJesus.com

All Vista Versions on One DVD



Microsoft is going to include all versions of their new Vista OS on one DVD.

Now why should you care about this feature that they call Windows Anytime Upgrade? Simply because if you want to upgrade all you need to do is purchase a new product key. No need to get a copy of the new version, you already have it. And why would Microsoft want to do this? I would say there are two compelling reasons. Number one, they will drastically cut their costs. One DVD for every Vista user. Now worry about what version they had, that is all controlled by the product key. Number two, the ease with which you can upgrade may entice more users to upgrade, increasing their profit again.

The only downside? That is if hackers find a way to access the different versions without purchasing the upgraded product key. Now Microsoft says the the security in Vista is robust enough to counter that, but I have seen plenty of applications be hacked after being told that they were designed to be immune to hacking. Never underestimate the ingenuity of those looking to break in, whether for profit or just as a challenge.

Source: ZDnet UK

Girl gamers want respect in virtual man's world



In professional competitions and vast online communities, groups of female gamers are demanding respect from game makers and challenging the assumption that video games are the domain of geeky boys in dark basements.

Four years ago, avid gamers Amber Dalton, 30, and her twin sister, Amy Brady, had never come across another woman during their hours of playing games online and at gaming parties.

Today, after walking away from a six-figure corporate job, Dalton runs an online community of nearly 600 female gamers called the PMS Clan. Brady, meanwhile, is a professional gamer and member of the Ubisoft-created all-women gaming team, the Frag Dolls, under the handle Valkyrie.

Through tournaments and their presence on the Internet, the PMS Clan, Frag Dolls and other teams like the Girlz of Destruction have raised the profile of women gamers, who make up 20 percent of the hard-core gamer demographic, according to market research firm The NPD group.

PMS' professional team and Girlz of Destruction have also grabbed the attention of corporate sponsors Verizon Communications Inc. and VIA Technologies Inc., which help them make a living as pro gamers.

But what has made the PMS Clan a success among women, according to Dalton, is that unlike other groups, PMS focused on building a community rather than seeking out pro gamers. The group laid down a code of conduct for its members that barred players from making negative comments about one another and encouraged everyone to play regardless of their skill level.

"We didn't do things the way a lot of the kids had done it previously," Dalton said in an interview. "When women are having that fun environment to play in, where they are encouraged, they play more."

That's not to say that members of PMS and other gaming teams aren't competitive. PMS members are required to practice eight hours a week and their teams finished in the top eight in a major "Halo 2" tournament last year.

The Frag Dolls have also placed in the top eight in two "Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter" tournaments.

Both games fall under the first-person shooter category, a genre of violent games typically marketed to players fueled on testosterone rather than estrogen.

"These women aren't slouches. They are obviously very talented," said Phaedra Boinodiris, who runs Womengamers.com, a Web site about women and gaming.

PROMOTING FEMALE GAMERS

Competition aside, however, the common refrain among women gamer groups is that they aim to promote female gamers of all types and grab the attention of game makers who traditionally have focused on creating games for men.

"There are a lot more women who do play, so it's really a matter of the industry marketing to them," said Morgan Romine, 25, a Frag Doll and an online marketing manager at Ubisoft who goes by the game handle Rhoulette.

So far, getting attention hasn't been a challenge for groups like the Frag Dolls, who were recruited by Ubisoft two years ago to help promote its games.

"Girl gamers tend to get a lot of attention because we tend to be the minority," Romine said. "By virtue of being a novelty we usually got a bit of attention."

At the same time, however, the Frag Dolls have been criticized by some in the industry for reinforcing sexual stereotypes because their members are all young and pretty.

But Romine and others said those criticisms simply reinforce the prevailing notion that women who play video games can't be feminine.

"People have a stereotype that gamers in general are ugly and huge and have glasses. It's not how it is anymore," said Louise Thomsen, 26, a member of the Scandinavian team Les Seules. Her game handle is AurorA.

Les Seules -- French for "The Only Ones" but in English they call themselves "The Outsiders" -- has parlayed its success on the European "Counter-Strike" tournament circuit and its team members' good looks into a planned reality television show.

Founder Sofi Bystrom, 22, whose handle is Sophie, said the team is hoping the show will help them pick up corporate sponsors who would be able to help pay for trips to tournaments.

As Les Seules, the Frag Dolls and others know, for women trying to stand out in an industry dominated by men, being cute is a useful way to get noticed.

"Let's not get away from the power of the boob factor," said Dalton.

Source: CNN.com

Friday, September 22, 2006

PSP Camera and GPS



PSP Vault is reporting Sony has finally released some solid information about its two upcoming PSP peripherals - the camera and GPS add-on.

According to the site, the PSP camera will be released in Japan Nov. 2 for 5,000 Yen (roughly $43) and will have 480x272 resolution for videos and 640x480 resolution for photos. In addition, it will be able to record 15 seconds of video and will be bundled with Chotto Shot photo software.Using AdHoc, you'll be able to transmit videos to other PSP owners. Movies recorded using Chotto Shot can be exported to AVI for viewing on your PC.

The GPS add-on will be released in Japan Dec. 7 for 6000 Yen (about $51) and will include Navigation software. Also, it the following games will have GPS support: Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops, HomeStar Portable, and Everybody's Golf.




Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tickle Me Elmo…To the Extreme!


Today Fisher price took the wraps off the top secret T.M.X. Elmo project (the X stands for extreme) in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the original “Tickle Me Elmo” release.

Sufficed to say, Elmo’s movements are a cut above where they were a decade ago. Now the laughing has Elmo slapping his knee, falling to the floor, kicking, rolling over and pounding his arm.



Like it’s predecessor, TMX Elmo looks to be the hot seller of this holiday season. The toy will retail for $39.99 and pre-orders are going fast.

If you end up having to purchase one of these for your child, you have my deepest sympathy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII



Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (クライシス コア ファイナルファンタジーVII Kuraishisu Koa Fainaru Fantajī Sebun) is an action role-playing game being developed by Square Enix for the PlayStation Portable. The game is a prequel to Final Fantasy VII and is also the fourth entry to the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series, which also includes the games Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, as well as the CGI movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the anime, Last Order: Final Fantasy VII. Production is being overseen by Yoshinori Kitase, the director of the original Final Fantasy VII, with Hajime Tabata serving as director. Tetsuya Nomura will be responsible for the character designs.

Very little information about the game has been released (initially announced to be released last August) as of now except that it will be on the PSP. The game will mainly focus around Zack, a 1st Class SOLDIER and Cloud Strife while he is a lowly Shin-Ra Guard. Another character also present in the game is Aeris Gainsborough as her voice is heard in the trailer of the game. This game appears to take place around the events of Nibelheim outlined in Last Order: Final Fantasy VII.

The game's tagline: "A story of three young men and one young woman bound for destiny's core."

Developer: Square-Enix
Publisher: Square-Enix
Designers:

* Yoshinori Kitase (producer)
Hajime Tabata (director)
Takeharu Ishimoto (composer)
Tetsuya Nomura (art design)


US Release date: TBA
Genre: Action role-playing game
Mode: Single player
Rating: ESRB: Rating Pending (RP)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Microsoft Releases First Vista Ready Keyboard

A new operating system means new navigation options - and new navigation options means building better peripherals. That’s just what Microsoft has done with the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000.




Features (Keyboard):
  • Rechargeable
  • Backlit keys
  • 2.4GHz Bluetooth
  • 4 USB Ports
  • Battery Status Indicator

Features (Mouse):

  • 4-Way Scrolling
  • High Definition Laser Technology
  • Magnifier Button
  • Brushed Aluminum Finish

The Entertainment Desktop 8000 will set you back $250 for the premium version, or $150 for a version without the metallic trim. The keyboard does look great - but are keyboard aesthetics worth an extra $100?



Source: Microsoft

Wii Out in November


Being Released Two Days Before PS3

The war of the next generation gaming consoles are heating up once again. Nintendo announced on Thursday that its Wii game console will go on sale in the US on this coming November 19. The suggested sticker price for the Nintendo Wii is US$250, far below the Xbox 360, which sells between US$300 to US$360 and the upcoming PlayStation 3 that comes in US$500 and US $600 models.

The Wii’s on time delivery only highlights Sony’s woes. Nintendo will release 4 million units by the end of the year. Sony has cut its release numbers of the PS3 in half this year, only releasing a total of 2 million units.

In an unusual move by a Japanese company, Nintendo plans to release the Wii in Japan two weeks after the US release. Nintendo says this move is not meant to undermine Sony, but because the holiday shopping season starts earlier in the US than it does in Japan.

The Wii succeeds the GameCube, the third best selling console behind the PlayStation 2 and the original Xbox. Nintendo almost had the market to itself in the late 80s and early 90s, with its main competitor being the now game-only maker Sega. During Nintendo’s domination, Sony and Microsoft were not producing gaming consoles at all.

The Wii will actually fall short in the battle of the tech specs. The Wii will not be high-definition capable, and its resolution is only slightly more advanced than a regular TV. Its power shortage is seen as the biggest gamble that Nintendo is making against its higher end rivals.

Nintendo is hoping that their new wand controller, its big price difference, as well as its stable of Nintendo only titles will attract a significant portion of the market to its console. Nintendo believes that most of the market have not yet adapted high-definition TVs, so being high-definition capable is not a major factor in buying a new console.

Like the other next-gen consoles, the Wii will have Internet capabilities. The standard model can adopt an existing wireless network in the home, or a separate wired connection is available as an accessory. Older Nintendo games such as Donkey Kong can be purchased online with the Wii for as little as US$5 to US$10.

Nintendo does have plans to provide games that allow players to connect to other players online, but none of the 30 or so launch titles feature online play.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event Set for September 22 - 24


Guild Wars Nightfall to Debut in Free Global Event Open to the Entire World! Millions of Guild Wars Players not the Only Ones Invited to the Big Event!

September 12, 2006 (BELLEVUE, WA) – Announced today by ArenaNet®, developer of the wildly-popular franchise Guild Wars®, the studio’s latest game Guild Wars Nightfall™ will make its debut in a massive event open to anyone and everyone who would like to play. The event will take place September 22, 2006, beginning at 12:01am PDT and running through September 24, 2006 at 11:59pm PDT.

The Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event will feature previews of the new environments, new missions, and new battle arenas. The event will allow players to create Nightfall-specific characters from the six core professions as well as the two new Nightfall™ professions, the Dervish and the Paragon, and try out new Nightfall skills. The entire Istani province of the new realm Elona will be open for player exploration, and players will be able to view the first Nightfall in-game cinematics. In addition, two new arenas will make their debut, the Sunspear Arena and Churranu Island.

For an added bonus, the November 2006 issue of PC Gamer magazine, due in stores a week before the event, boasts a Guild Wars Nightfall cover story, and includes an access key for an exclusive, in-game, Gray Giant miniature. The Gray Giant will be useable during the World Preview Event, and then may be reactivated with a Guild Wars Nightfall account upon release.

The Guild Wars live events are world-renowned, drawing players in unprecedented numbers who log millions of gameplay hours. The Guild Wars Nightfall World Preview Event is expected to exceed prior Guild Wars beta records as eager fans await their first taste of one of the year’s most-anticipated games, and ArenaNet is preparing to handle the flux of participants on its servers.

Guild Wars, an instant bestseller worldwide upon its release in April 2005, and Guild Wars Factions, the number one game in both North America and Europe earlier this year, are global online roleplaying games. Guild Wars Nightfall continues the tradition of inviting players to immerse themselves in an epic storyline centered in a vibrant fantasy setting. Eager fans can get the Guild Wars Nightfall Prerelease Bonus Pack in stores on September 15, and the Guild Wars Nightfall Standard Edition and Guild Wars Nightfall Collector’s Edition on October 27, 2006.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Nagka himala ngayon

Wish sometimes come true

Kanina nga pala nag party kami dito sa bahay kasi birthday ko ata eh. Tapos ayun, nagpunta si Vane, Shane, Tristan, Jake, Ihan, Tj, Mam Julie HR, Mam Gem at si Paul, ayun kwentuhan to the max. Hindi man siya nakapunta ay nakausap ko naman siya sa phone, ok na yun, kuntento na ako dun.Mamaya post ko pics at vids, tulog na ako, takte pasukan na pala bukas hehehe. 8am pa ako...

Himala

Sana magkahimala ngayong araw na ito..

Sunday, September 10, 2006

There Philippines



A new MMOG hits our local shores, and this time, it's friendster with visual!



Groovenet Philippines are distributing locally the game There. A MMOG that less violence and more interaction. Everything that you can do in real life can be done here (dunno if you can actually have sex here, haven't tried it) Meet friends, Meet enemies blah blah blah. The good thing is, there is no game time fee but you need to buy therebucks (online money) to purchase things, like in real life. The peso-tbucks exchange rate is fixed at P1-10T (One peso is equal to ten therebucks). You can register at the Groovenet website. You can see me online with my avatar Siopy

Here are some screenies:





See you There!