Saturday, 28 November 2009

Gamespotting 038 - Objection in the Courtroom and Spreading the Rage

Now if you have been a member of my course for the last few weeks; very little Game playing has been happening with all the work he have had to do over the last few weeks; but I have held some form of Gameplaying with my Nintendo DS and playing my favourite DS Games; the Phoenix Wright series.

Now its not everybody's cup of Tea as its more of a graphic novel than a game; but it is one of the best gaming experiences that I have ever had with a series of games (More than Resident Evil games and CODE: Veronica and I love that game) as it provides a level of humour and great storytelling which I have not seen in games for a long time. I think I am sick of good looking games which provide no storyline at all as can be seen with most games from this generation; but these games provide the flipside to this generation while constantly keeping my attention with the never ending twists and turns of the storyline.

There is another title within the series released next year and I am looking forward to this title a lot more than anything else next year (with the exception of Bioshock 2 and Mass Effect 2 which go without exception)

Also Within this blog post I wanted to spread the word further of one of my favourite podcasts; One Life Left whos' resident gaming Poet Craig "The Rage" Macellend has released his own book on Blurb which I have ordered and I am looking forward to a lot (calling it an early christmas present to myself); so I hope people go onto the One Life Left website and look at the book to see some great poetry.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Gamespotting 037 - Wearing the Fedora while people are installing Windows 7

Hey People

It has been a long time coming but here it is; a new post on the blog. I have been so busy with all my third year work at the moment that the blog has been the last thing on my mind so I thought I would take a few minutes out from the workload and get some new material on the blog.

Now one thing that I have been occupying myself with at the moment (apart from games of course) is learning about Linux. Now I have heard of Linux before and what it is; but never put it into practice and used it as an Operating System. But while reading LifeHacker (my Second Favourite Website)I have been reading about the new versions of Linux and especially Fedora Linux.

Now one of the best things about Linux is that if you want to try out the new OS before installing it; you can create a Live CD which allows you to stream a lite version of the Fedora OS straight of the disk without installing it first and give it a try; and after trying it I thought it was excellent.

The amount of time and work that has gone into this project is amazing and even though that this is the longest running version of Linux; the other Linux Distributions are not a patch on this. I have also found a secondary use for this disk as I fixed my Sister's computer and used it to repair her Hard Drive, so it came in handy for two different reasons.

Ultimately; I do think that Linux is the future of computing and the release of a free OS which will become the universal standard will be on the cards on future Tech and by looking at stuff like Linux I think that the future is nearly here and its defiantly wearing a Fedora.