I still remember when Atari came out with the 2600, which included the Combat cartridge. Very few people played Combat afterwards, because it required two people for playing.
I believe Atari launched their gaming console as something that would bring families closer together, like a family game night or something. Of course, Atari had lots of other cartridges out afterward that were made for one player only, and video games slowly became a solitary device.
Then Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony came out with their consoles over the years, and they all came with their versions of solitary games. This led to a lot controversy about how video games leads people to want to play solo, and thus encourages violent behavior, and all of that.
Then along came RockBand and Guitar Hero: World Tour, and they had something that most video games don’t have: togetherness. I’m sure you have seen the games with their plastic instruments of guitar, drums, and microphone. If you haven’t, all I can say is: “where have you been”.
Have you ever had problems with your tech? That’s why help lines and tech support was invented.
Unfortunately, everyone has had a bad experience with tech support. Most of it involves talking with someone who speaks in an accent that we can barely understand. Not to mention having to explain our problem to several different people.
I’m sure most of you know that I write my blog to the Christian crowd, but I believe that the idea of being patient can apply to anyone.
I’ve written an article about How to Talk to Tech Support, and you can read this five-step how to article here.
For those of you who want to see Transformers made real, you should check out the video found here. Someone has actually made one the transforms, can carry its owner, and beat up other robots. And it’s way better than Revenge of the Fallen.
I hope that a lot of my readers are video game fanatics, and have at least heard of the Dead Space video game. The game may not have been the next Doom, but it apparently deserved a sequel: Dead Space Extraction.
Actually, this one’s a prequel. While the first Dead Space was made for the PS3, this one is exclusively for the Wii. It takes advantage of the Wii’s motion-controller so you can shoot a lot of violent aliens in this violent M-rated game.
Yes, I’ve spoken about violent video games before, and this would be one of them. I still haven’t changed my mind about them, and if you would like more information, go ahead and click here.
One of the sources that I view daily has stated that they have seen what looks to be HP’s Winter 2009/2010 catalog, and it reveals the specs for the Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart. I suppose this picture says a thousand words, and this particular one has specs on it, so it probably states volumes.
For those who are completely into Twitter, then you might appreciate the Lighthouse SQ7. This 7-inch (800 x 480) tablet runs on Ubuntu and has 1 GB worth of memory to browse sites like Facebook, Twitter, and any other website.
What really makes this product unique is that the reader can enter in their tweets vocally. I’ve seen a video of it that shows someone “making a video”, and the SQ7 did a pretty good job inputting their tweet word for word.
The Lighthouse SQ7 MID (Mobile Internet Tablet) will be available come November for $250.