Take your score wherever you want

March 8, 2010

At the TechEd Middle East Microsoft showed off a game developed in Visual Studio. The interesting thing about this is that it plays on Windows with a keyboard, on the 360 with a controller and on your Windows phone 7 series using the accelerometer.

The real awesome thing about it is that you can start the game on your phone, then keep playing (from the same spot) on your PC at work (in your lunch break of course) and then finish it on your 360 at home.

check out the demo here


A Celebration of the Gaming Awesomeness of the 1990s

April 24, 2009

I’ve been into games since… oh, I don’t know. The early to mid-eighties and let me tell you kids that you don’t know what good games are about.

The 80s. Oh, the 80s. That was where it all started, but the 90s. Well, that was the era that took games out of the arcades and into gamers’ home. Back in our day, we only HAD 256 colours on the screen and we loved every one of them, let me tell you.

So many amazing games in one decade. Doom, Quake, Monkey Island, System Shock, Syndicate, Tomb Raider, MechWarrior…. ok, don’t get me started.

Gaming site Big Download have been celebrating the Gaming Awesomeness of the 90s with a set of galleries, focusing on two years at a time designed to make grumpy old gamer dudes like me get a bit misty.

Check ’em out.

We Love The 90s (for PC Games):

1990-19911992-1993 | 1994-1995 | 1996-1997 | 1998-1999 | Wrap up


24 SSD PC – This is sheer awesome performance

March 10, 2009

Samsung needed something to showcase the capabilities of their SSD cards.

They came to the only logical conclusion… Lets build a truly awesome PC! There is no other word for it. Watch it (and they even managed to get a trampoline into the video!)

Imagine being able to open office in 0.5 seconds. As in all of office. Every single program at once.

The drives are also configured into a Raid setup so it should be extra resilient to most system and make the system easily expandable. How long until every office uses PC like this?


Nokia Develops a Smart Home Platform

November 28, 2008

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Nokia’s Home Control Center will be the basis for next generation security, smart home solutions and household energy management systems.

The platform is open allowing third parties to integrate their own smart home solutions and services; its core consumer value is the plug and play experience across all solution areas with high security levels built in. All solutions based on the platform can be used through a smart phone or PC locally or remotely. Consumers can monitor and control their electricity usage, switch devices on and off, and monitor different objects, such as temperature, camera, and motion. In future, entire systems within the home can be connected to the Nokia platform, including security, heating, and ventilation systems.

sweet! I don’t even have to get off the couch now 🙂

read more here.


The Unfinished Swan

November 4, 2008

Check out this game currently in development by independant game designer, Ian Dallas.

The Unfinished Swan puts the player in a completely white (or at times, black) world where you can only find your way around by splashing paint on your surroundings. 

Check out this video:

It’s nice to see some real INNOVATION in games. So many people complain that it’s all been done while games like The Unfinished Swan and Portal are proving them wrong.

The Unfinished Swan will hopefully be out in March 2009. Can’t wait!