For shell grumps and net.curmudgeons and people who think Internet search is just too cluttered with bitmaps, DuckDuckGo
) offers TTY search
. Sadly, there is no telnet interface, you'll need to use a newfangled web browser.
posted by pashdown
on Dec 15, 2012 -
Piracy of PC games is nothing new, and has been discussed previously
. Due to the high levels of PC game piracy, some development companies have decreased (or eliminated) PC game development
, shifting support to console development. But piracy isn't limited to PCs, as modchips
and other hacks have allowed users to play pirated and homebrewed
games. In the continuing struggle for control, Microsoft banned as many as 1 million modded systems from Xbox Live
, resulting in a surge of people reselling Xbox 360s that have been banned from online play
(and modders finding a fix for the ban
). Some developers have adopted another tactic - increased development of downloadable content (DLC)
, which has been seen as both good and bad
by gamers. John Riccitiello, the head of Electronic Arts, seems to have embraced DLC as a marketing option, in noting that "[people] can steal the disc, but they can't steal the DLC
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 9, 2009 -
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. With just a week to launch, the PS3 and Wii are almost here and there is plenty of help out there if you want to try scoring one on launch day. For the Wii, read up on this guide
, or try this one for the ps3
. The Wiiseeker
will tell you exactly how many units your closest Target, Walmart, and Gamestop will have ready to sell. Ask MeFi also offers help: 1
. And the latest
MeFi Project helps those that are sticking it out at Console Camp
posted by mathowie
on Nov 10, 2006 -
Introducing Nintendo Wii
The revolution is officially the Nintendo Wii: pronounced "we", as in 'to urinate'. If only we weren't coming to the end
posted by 6am
on Apr 27, 2006 -
. (Open source, versions available for Linux and Windows.)
This console-based game takes the pieces of chess and puts them into a Roguelike environment. You start out with a weakened King who can only move and capture horizontally and vertically, in a randomized board full of multi-directional Pawns. As you capture more pieces, the king slowly gains additional powers, like diagonal capture and movement, Knight jumping, and eventually even Rook movement, among others. The opposition gets tougher too, until eventually the entire selection of pieces is out to get you.
Originally created for a three-day programming challenge on rec.games.roguelike.development
, it's surprisingly cool, and works rather better than you might expect. It's useful as a break between Nethack fatalities
posted by JHarris
on Aug 2, 2005 -
This game rated JC for eternal salvation, curing of the sick, and excessive scourging at the pillar.
Ok, this is getting ridiculous...a Christian videogame about the rapture and the tribulations?
WTF? I guess I know which side I'd be on.
Seriously, though, do these people realize that every single new Christian-centric product is nothing more than a honeypot for harvesting names, addresses, and email addresses? Just like the GOP, people realize there's money to be made in marketing to Christians
. But, the second you sign up, I'm sure you get added to one of the GOP's
direct mail providers and sold to the appropriate politicrit or ideological demagogue.
Just to show you I'm not full of it, look at who's in the databases of the Omega List
and Response Unlimited
...Advance Ticket Buyers for the Passion of the Christ
, Peace Frogs
(what?), Y2K Preparedness Buyers
, the current
(68k) and former
(19m) subscribers to the Washington Times (aka Moonie Times), and of course, the Terri Schiavo Donor List
Take a look at who else is in there - Limbaugh
, Fortune Magazine
, Human Events
, Guns and Ammo Magazine
, Oliver North
, the Heritage Foundation
, Linda Tripp donors
, G. Gordon Liddy's Toughguy Database
, and the buyers of the Left Behind Video Series
. No wonder we always lose...every single rightwing entity is in there! Via BoingBoing
posted by rzklkng
on Jun 30, 2005 -
A sign of Global recession?
For the first time I can remember, it's cheaper to buy a console in the UK than it is the States. Over here, we're used to seeing straight dollar to pound conversions ($299 = £299), so this is a first.
Do you think it's sign of recession or just Sony developing a conscience?
posted by jiroczech
on Sep 28, 2001 -
Another new console
is set to hit the market. That makes PS2, Dolphin, XBox, and now, the INDREMA! Personally, I think this is a bit too modern for current gamer tastes, but the fact that it runs LINUX makes me think they're going for something else. It saddens me to see all the next-gen consoles turning into computers, because nothing beats holding a controller in your hand. *gets misty-eyed*
posted by starduck
on Jun 18, 2000 -
The Playstation 2,
just like the G4 is considered a Supercomputer too. It's nice to know that hostile nations won't rip apart the system after they get gunned down in Metal Gear Solid.
posted by Cavatica
on Mar 9, 2000 -