CGW is 25 years old

November 20, 2006 at 7:06 am (Games, Media)

Image1Computer Gaming World is the oldest gaming magazine and just reached 25 years in age indicating that gaming became serious … when I was born hehe!

And from this point on Microsoft has taken “the” most respected magazine under its wing and it will be renamed to “Games for windows: the official magazine” (GFW for short), which is also the branded logo on games which will ship especially designed with Vista compatibility.

Moreover the first 100 issues of CGW have been scanned and are available as free download for Nostalgic fans.

Get the first 100 issues in PDF format @ FileFront
Visit the new home (under construction) of magazine @ 1UP

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Microsoft Zune Launches

November 19, 2006 at 8:11 pm (Hardware, Media)

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Remember the iPod killer Microsoft had been working on, its finally here. It launched on Nov 14, at a price tag of $250. With a strong community behind the iPod name, zune has to outperform in many areas to even make brake-even. And for this they are putting extra compatibility features with both Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The device can not just play mp3s but share photos, music and videos between all compatible devices. There maybe even allow downloadable TV programs on zune just like Xbox 360.

More photos of taking zune out of its box @ GamePro
Zune connectivity with PC and Xbox360 @ GamePro

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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.

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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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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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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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Lord of rings director to make games

October 7, 2006 at 7:32 am (Games, Media)

By far the biggest news yet, both Peter Moore and Peter Jackson, on stage at X06, have announced the future of “interactive entertainment” with the foundation of Wingnut Interactive and a new Halo game. The new titles from Jackson, however, are still in the theoretical planning stage, and no genre has been defined as of yet.

“My vision, together with Microsoft Game Studios, is to push the boundaries of game development and the future of interactive entertainment,” said Jackson at X06. “From a movie-maker’s point of view, it is clear to me that the Xbox 360 platform is the stage where storytellers can work their craft in the same way they do today with movies and books but taking it further with interactivity.”

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Terrific asteroid impact video

October 5, 2006 at 5:43 pm (Media, Science)

2It’s an impressive animation of what would happen if an asteroid — maybe 500 miles across or so — impacts the Earth. The visuals are stunning, and someone set it to excellent music for the action.

Odds of anything this size hitting us even in the next million years are slim to none. We know of every asteroid this size in the solar system out to terrific distances. But an impact like this would wipe out everything. Everything. As far as I can tell, the depiction there is pretty accurate.

See the amazing Video @ YouTube
Details about the video @ Bad Astronomy blog

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Vote 4 Gorgeous Gamers

September 24, 2006 at 11:39 am (Games, Media)

gor1Ok for all those who think that Gamers are just fat geeks.. this site is to present most gorgeous amers of all. Its basically a “Hot or Not” type voting system. You register yourself and upload your photos, other (registered) gamers will vote whether you are hot.

So, you wanna checkout who are the hottest girls and guys of gmaing world, check out the site.

Gorgeous Gamers @ Gorgeous Gamers

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Zune will cost $300

September 24, 2006 at 9:30 am (Hardware, Media)

zuneEveryone knows the hype behind Zune, the Microsoft’s iPod. But there are some price figures romaing on net of this device. As Engadget reports:

Common sense would dictate it would be at or slightly below what the iPod is asking for their device — but not above — and if TWiCE is correct with their information, the Zune will run for an on-par $299. They’re also reporting the Zune won’t allow for music purchases on the go, which kind of flies in the face of that whole “connected entertainment” thing, as well as the idea of putting WiFi in a portable, so we’re looking at it somewhat skeptically for the time being.

Pretty daunting, you must agree. So, what makes Microsoft so sure that they can still iPod lovers to Zune…. no one knows.. yet!

Zune price @ Twice

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YouTube Stats

September 11, 2006 at 9:35 pm (Internet, Media)

Do you wanna get an idea about the size of the famous YouTube videos site:

  • YouTube hosts over six million videos, growing at about 20 percent every month.
  • The videos take up 45 terabytes of storage — about 5,000 home computers’ worth.
  • The total time spent watching YouTube videos since it started last year is 9,305 years!
  • The content requires several million dollars’ worth of bandwidth a month to transmit.
  • The most popular items get an especially large percentage of the traffic.
  • The words “dance,” “love,” “music” and “girl” are all exceedingly popular in video titles.

Get the details @ Computers.net

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