Nintendo Revolution Controller

Thanks to Derm for pointing this video out to me (before seeing it later on /.)

The new controller looks pretty cool. Looking forward to playing Zelda with it (I’m thinking of a sword here). As it was, as it always will be, Nintendo == Innovation.

Digital Editions

For a limited time (till the 26th of September to be precise) the Guardian digital edition is available to all for free. It boasts a pretty neat interface, and I found it very easy to navigate.

Also if there is a particular article you want to print, so as to read it later at your leisure, you can access a pdf version of the page.

making a personal observation

Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we’re going to move to Houston. What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this–this is working very well for them.

So according to Scott McClellan, White House press secretary, the above personal observation, made by Barbara Bush, wife of George W. Bush’s father, and former president of the US of A, George H.W. Bush, was little more than “a personal observation”. Thanks for clarifying that Scott.

Here’s a personal observation of my own; while these were the thoughtless, cynical comments of somebody who lives a life far removed from most of us, it is certainly not at all surprising to hear them from a member of the Bush family.

If there isn’t a hell we will surely need to create one in order to accomodate Barbara, her family, their cohorts (El Diablo Rumsfeld, Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz), the good people at the Carlyle group, the PNAC, all the Neocons, Rupert Murdoch and all the good people at FOX… Thankfully the list is not endless.


I think I love you. I want to run my fingers all over you. I want to press you, stroke you, touch you…

Death to the Games Industry!

I just saw this link posted on /. and I couldn’t agree more. What has happened to games? What has happened to the game industry? Once a source of so much innovation, now a hollywood-esque nightmare of marketing and PR wank.

I remember back in the day listening to my bro and bro-in-law eulogising about the merits of various games in terms of the game play, the innovation / variation on a theme, etc. This is no longer the case. Kids these days talk about the realism, the violence; incidentals that were previously of little more than novelty value.

It seems the marketing people have won, and the new generation of gamers are a different breed altogether. The new generation of gamer, like the marketing person, doesn’t seem to understand gaming at all.