Halo 3 scans and details

October 30, 2006 at 7:00 am (Games)

A Swedish magazine has some Halo 3 screenshots and interview with the designer. Well I was never amazed by Halo’s graphics, it was always about the gameplay that fascinated me. And Halo 3 seems to be no exception again. So, I wasn’t intrested in the scans of the magazine but I was intrested in the scoop.

But whats radically new. This game was a trend setter, but is it really taking the things ahead or just getting pale in its own famedom? Well right now after reading few comments from the design team I aint expecting much from them.

“We definitely have another strategy than Epic Games (Unreal series, Gears of War) when it comes to graphics. We’ll never engulf our game environments in lots of details like that. Gears of War looks absolutely fantastic, but we want to avoid compromising Halo’s unique visual style. That’s why we’re making a clean, sharp game as opposed to one with insane amount of details.” -Brian Jarrard

I don’t think that “unique”… I think that is “cheap”. People are not requesting an art style change, just add more details. Who wouldn’t love to see the Halo world in full foilage and bloom lightning.

“A lot of people ask us about bots. They think that the AI in Halo was pretty damn good, and would work well in MP as well, but it’s really not that simple. The enemies in Halo are optimized for encountering the player in large numbers. They would be a lot worse at abstract thought AI like ‘I have to defend my flag’ and so forth. In short, to create bots for Halo would be an immense undertaking, and we rather put that time into making new levels, weapons and netcode.” -Jaime Griesemer

They just keep forcing us the believe that people at Bungie are “Lazy”. Don’t think I am Halo hater, I love the game, but I hate to see it suffer due to laziness and Bungie who have earned so much from the series.

The complete scoop and scans @ VideoGames Blogger


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PS3 ADs target psychos!

October 29, 2006 at 9:52 am (Console)

HorrorKidToyIf you have seen the old PS2 ADs, you would remember how weird they were. Whirlpools of time, things getting sucked in and out and something like that with no real flow or theme. Well if you see the latest PS3 trailer well you would officially claim that Sony’s flare of creating totally flipped ADs for Playstation brand hasn’t gone away.

This new AD has a baby doll alone in a room with PS3 and the doll just starts to freak out, laugh and horrify in its own chuckles and then PS3 levitate from floor.
Well it was both weird, and well the evil side of me (thats 95% of my body fats), did enjoy the AD. But I doubt that normal humans will pour out 500 bucks after watching such ADs. So, do comment about your opinions about it.

Psycho Baby AD for PS3 @ YouTube

Well atleast Nintendo has some/a lot of sanity left and their ADs target the actual games and the how you will play the games, so if you are a Wii supporter (like me) check these out:

A Wii Clip @ YouTube
Wii vs PS3 spoof @ YouTube

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Gears of war Collectors Ed

October 29, 2006 at 6:32 am (Games)

Just checkout the box of the much hyped “Gears of War” Collectors Edition, its so damn irresistible in its Jet Black looks:


And its not just about the box, the Collectors edition will also include:

  • Destroyed Beauty, the Gears of War hardbound art book
  • Bonus special features DVD, including
    • An inside look at the making of Gears of War
    • The “Art of Gears of War” trailer
    • Gears of War: The Race to E3

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Dead or alive movie on horizon

October 28, 2006 at 8:04 am (Media)

Well the Famous game turned movie (yeah like that wasn’t gonna happen) is about to be released. The posters are all over from US to Taiwan. I am not even least excited, the trailers show off real bad production values I really didnt expect this from makers of “The Transporter”. I dont know why movies based on games are taken for granted to get successful with real effort from cast and producers.

doa movie

And while you are at it, then watch the new trailer of DOA Movie giving you a glimpse of the storyline of the movie too @ YouTube

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Online Bubble Wrap

October 28, 2006 at 6:52 am (Humor, Internet)

I had just put a flash site link to a pencil site, now if you are looking for something more useless then go to Bubblewrap site. Now who doesn’t want to blow up bubble wrap. So, just enjoy it digitally now.

Enjoy bubble wrap @ Fun from hell

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Hiding files within JPG

October 28, 2006 at 6:46 am (Media, Photos)

You can always use an encryption software or password protection on zip/rar to protect your private files from prying eyes; but if someone tries to open them he would know that something is hidden there because of the protection you put up. Now consider a simple JPG image and your secret files are hidden inside one image. If someone opens the file, he would see that one image, but when you open it you can pull out any file from it, now how cool and protected would that be.

Learn to hide files within JPG @ The tech tray

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Make me skinny

October 28, 2006 at 6:26 am (Internet, Science)

Half the people in world are obese or fat. And there are as many websites dedicated too to tracking weight loss or offer complete weight loss programs. But if you are looking for just a simplistic tracking tool to record your weight gains and losses then try Skinnyr.

It records your weights, calculates your BMI and prepares a graphical chart of your weight records which you can put on your site your myspace page etc. It also has an option to hide your real weight from other public (oh! Thank you Lord)

Graph your weightloss @ SkinnyR

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Big ideas come from Big pencils

October 28, 2006 at 6:10 am (Internet)

Just a useless flash based pencil which lets you draw around different logos. The site is cool in the respect that it has a cool way of showing off different logo designs by Leo Burnett.

Draw big @ Official site

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YouTube Tools Collection

October 28, 2006 at 5:58 am (Internet, Media)

YouTube is the most popular site to visit for viewing online videos, sharing your favourite videos with people and commenting on videos you like. Recently YouTube was acquired by Google for a few billion dollars. Here is a collection of several YouTube third party tools which enhance your YouTube experience.

Get the tools @ Quick online tips

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Best Xbox 360 Case Mods

October 7, 2006 at 9:15 am (Console)

These are all so cool, a war torn xbox, a halo dedicated case mod, a transparent one, and a real cool shinning one etc. You just have to see these to appreciate the love people put in case modding their Xbox.


Watch the top ten @ Cybernet News

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