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Review of Metroid Prime 3 after 1hr & 15mins of play time.

A game like this confirms why the Wii is outselling the PS3 and XBOX 360.  1hr 15mins into Metroid Prime 3 and I am thoroughly impressed by this game.

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Everyone has seen all the promotional videos of MP3 and have wondered,

“Will it play as advertised?”

Oh yes… It plays exactly as advertised.

Game play is completely immersive and surprisingly intuitive. But, those who have not played the Metroid Prime Series (like me) will have some trouble with the learning curve. But the game starts off with the obligatory “Tutorial Level” to get you quickly up to speed.

If Game Play is the “Cake”, Graphics & Sound would be the “Icing”. Unfortunately, Icing is not the Nintendo Wii’s forte. Although I’d have to say MP3 takes the Wii’s graphics capabilities to the absolute limit. It looks stunning on screen at 480p resolution but that’s 480p, the low end on the HighDef scale. As for sound, the Wii console is limited to Dolby Pro Logic II, the low end on the Multi-Channel Surround scale.

Eye & Ear Candy aside, Metroid Prime 3 is an excellent game. If you’re waiting for “The Game” to push you over the edge to buy a Wii, Metroid Prime 3 is “The Game”.

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August 31, 2007 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Reviews | Comments Off on Review of Metroid Prime 3 after 1hr & 15mins of play time.

A Different Way of Making Music

Behold, the TENORI-ON Grid Sequencer.  The interface is game-like and hypnotizing to me.  I wouldn’t mind trying one of these out.

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Music, Video | Comments Off on A Different Way of Making Music

Many Bothans Died to Bring Us This Information

A USC Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) team created a fully-functioning holographic display utilizing a mirror spinning at 20 revolutions per second.  As James said, “Why didn’t they make a model of the Death Star?  They already did a Tie Fighter!”

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Science and Technology, Video | 1 Comment

I played Varsity Badminton in Highschool…

… but I could only dream of playing Badminton like this…

August 30, 2007 Posted by | Video | 2 Comments

She would be the last person you’d think of. Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith

An eye opening article in TIME’s September Issue.

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… in a letter to a spiritual confidant, the Rev. Michael van der Peet, that is only now being made public, she wrote with weary familiarity of a different Christ, an absent one.

“Jesus has a very special love for you,”

she assured Van der Peet.

“[But] as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see,–Listen and do not hear–the tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak … I want you to pray for me–that I let Him have [a] free hand.”

August 30, 2007 Posted by | News, Philosophy | 3 Comments

AT&T Stops Time, 767-2676 aka POP-CORN

The end of an era.

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August 30, 2007 Posted by | Events, Science and Technology | 2 Comments

Is your dog behaving badly at home?

My dog is…

Charlie is chewing up the furniture and barking at inappropriate hours.

So in desperation I consulted a dog trainer and she asked me,

“How often do you walk Charlie?”

I usually walk Charlie for 30 minutes twice a day. And to my surprise, 30 minutes twice a day is not enough for Puppies especially for Beagle Puppies. Puppies just have a seemingly endless amount of energy and you need to empty the tank by the end of the day to keep your puppy and yourself sane.

The trainer suggested that I’d either increase the frequency and length of each walk or continue my present routine and strap one of these on Charlie and load it down with a couple of water bottles.

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The theory is to make Charlie work a little harder for a shorter period of time. So a 30 minute walk with the above apparatus equals 60 minute walk without.

Man… sometimes I wish I got a cat instead.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | How-To | Comments Off on Is your dog behaving badly at home?

Darth Unicron

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What do you think of these Transformer/Star Wars cross-over ideas? I can’t decide whether to be giddy or nauseous. Be sure to check out the Millenium Falcon transformer, too.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Movies, Oddities | Comments Off on Darth Unicron

Keyless Entry Doors Hackable

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You know those handy dandy keyless car entry systems? Well, the bad news is that since most manufacturers went with the same encryption system, KeeLoq, all these cars can be broken into in the same fashion. The good news is that the perp would have to monitor the transmission between the key and the lock for about an hour in order to do so.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, News | Comments Off on Keyless Entry Doors Hackable

A little Guns n Roses

I bet you’ve never heard them like this. Be sure to listen to the second solo.

August 29, 2007 Posted by | Humor, Oddities, Video | Comments Off on A little Guns n Roses