Wednesday, April 16, 2008

4th Edition: New DnD on the Horizon

A segment on the latest episode of the Totally Rad Show featured the guys' thoughts on the new 4th Edition rules for Dungeons and Dragons that is scheduled to be released later this summer. They were very happy with the changes and recommended the new rules set to anyone looking to get into or get back into Dungeons and Dragons.

I am particularly excited about this release due to the online aspect.

As a bonus I have here a video from the introduction of 4th edition made by Wizards of the Coast:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Amazing List of Sketches

Nerve has a listing of the top 50 comedy sketches of all time, and they've actually taken the time to find video clips for most of them!

GTA4 Looks Very Good

"This game is finished to such an astonishing level of detail, so overflowing with people and events and experiences and stuff, that even if we dedicated this entire magazine to listing the amazing things that could happen in Liberty City we'd still barely scratch the surface."

- OXM's review of GTA4

Judging from the first, glowing review (scans here) and the collected knowledge on the game presented by Kotaku (including multiplayer info) it seems that the only question I need to ask is, regular or special edition?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rick on Rickrolling

The internet, it is a strange place that is for sure. It has brought us All Your Base, the Star Wars Kid, the Dancing Baby, Chocolate Rain and lots of other memes of varying hilarity. One of the latest memes is the Rickroll or the act of tricking someone into clicking on a link to a video of Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up."

One enterprising reporter was able to get a brief interview with the Rick-ster himself, and got him to comment on his recent internet resurgence.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The next iPhone?

On the most recent Diggnation, Kevin Rose gave up some (rumored) information on the newest iteration of the iPhone, telling of a video chat option as well as 3g support.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cookies For Obama

My Thoughts on the iPhone

Having owned an iPhone for a little over two months now, I have come to the conclusion that it is the best tech purchase I have made in recent memory. It's become an indispensable tool in my everyday life, but its the little things that make it truly an asset. From being able to check my email at any time, to having the answer to any question that comes up in conversation, with it in my pocket I'm no more than a tap away from the solution.

The combination of the full-fledged web browser and the ease of navigating said pages with the multi-touch interface makes even the most complicated sites a cinch to access. The only setback is the browser's inability to view flash portions of the sites, hopefully something that will be remedied sometime in the near future with a software update.

One other gripe I have is the slow response of AT&Ts EDGE network, which is not 3G, and is very slow. This is a feature that I believe will be available in the next iteration of the phone, which I predict will come out by the end of the year.

The release of the SDK and the forthcoming application store will greatly increase the software available on the phone and will allow a host of third party developers to release tons of new and useful apps. This is something that I am particularly looking forward to since I chose not to jailbreak my phone and thus cannot access the user created apps that have emerged so far.

Overall, I am delighted with my purchase and would wholeheartedly recommend the iPhone.