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[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 07:59:37 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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That's assuming I still have a working 5 1/4 floppy drive.


I've got one but it's locked up in a closet at my dad's house, along with my first computer.



[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 10:13:36 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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why so few apple emulators?

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 10:57:25 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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why so few apple games?



[#] Fri Dec 18 2009 16:44:42 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I just finished up "Tron 2.0" the other day. I know it was released a few years ago, but I only recently got around to installing it.

Overall, I thought it was a really good game. I think there were things that could've been done better, but the important part was that it really brought me back to the feeling of the original "Tron" movie. Though you can acquire and use different weapons during the game, the disc was still probably the classic weapon of choice. Getting to play light-cycles in real-time 3D was definitely fun, but a little challenging for me. The environments were all very well-done, and the music and sound effects were a very good mix of original Tron stuff and new, updated, content.

There were a few things that disappointed me, though. I didn't get a real feeling that I was "inside the computer." I think a little more real-world computer tech sprinkled here and there might've made it more convincing, but , then, the original movie didn't have a lot of real-world tech, either.

The AI seemed a little weak, but, then, I played the game on the "normal" difficulty setting. Most times, enemies would have trouble getting around objects, or, if one of them was sniped, the others wouldn't always react.

I was also disappointed that I didn't get to drive a tank or a recognizer.
I know for most people, the light-cycles were the big thing, but I think it would've added more variety and realism (in regards to the movie) be able to pilot a tank or recognizer. Especially since the game deemed both as "obsolete," it would've been really fun, IMHO, to take on some big enemies with those.

I am definitely looking forward to the new "Tron: Legacy" movie and "Tron: Evolution" game due out Dec. 2010. There definitely were a few loose ends left over at the end of "Tron 2.0."
Tron Binder

[#] Mon Feb 08 2010 11:16:39 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Spent much of yesterday playing "Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games" with my kids.

My arms are very sore.

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 01:05:22 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Myst Online is back online, and playable for free!

I'm currently downloading the installer.
http://www.mystonline.com/

[#] Sat Mar 06 2010 08:28:05 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://machinarium.net/demo/

I've been playing this on occasion.  Tough puzzles, some of them.



[#] Tue Mar 09 2010 22:45:25 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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wow.  just got done with the demo. that's some tough stuff



[#] Fri Apr 02 2010 11:30:30 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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PlayStation 3 firmware update v3.21 will remove "Other OS" support:

http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/playstation-won%E2%80%99t-run-other-os-from-1st-april-no-j oke

Briefly: From the beginning, the PS3, except for the newer "slim" models, has had the ability to install and run an OS other than the installed default.
Sony is removing this feature for "security reasons." To make the choice harder, users who don't update won't be able to access the PlayStation Network (PSN), which allows users to communicate with each other, play games together, etc, or access new content (games and Blu-Ray movies) that requires the new firmware.

Is Sony just being draconian, or do they have a real legitiamte reason for doing this? I've read a few articles, including the one linked above, and so far I haven't found a good explanation. The linked article has a quote from a Sony rep saying it's to protect Sony's intellectual property. Since Sony also owns a huge movie production and distribution company, they could be trying to counter some perceived threat of piracy.

Personally, I never installed another OS on my PS3, and, though I'm familiar with, use, and would like to expand my use of Linux at home, I honestly don't have an interest in installing it on my PS3. I've already updated, so I can't go back (I think). I am curious to see if any lawsuits come from this, though.
PS3 Binder

[#] Sat Apr 03 2010 19:03:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Wasn't someone concerned a couple of years ago that the Bad People were going to use PS3's as missile guidance systems because the processors were so fast?

[#] Sun Apr 04 2010 01:51:06 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I remember Apple running an advertisement about the G4-series desktops -- they achieved a performance point that the government considered a supercomputer and were unable to export them to certain countries. They found this humorous and made an ad. It ended with something to the effect of Pentium PCs being harmless.

[#] Sun Apr 04 2010 20:10:43 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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there are a few supercomputers that exist that run off a grid of ps3s.

[#] Sun Apr 04 2010 23:41:38 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Hopefully they don't install the new firmware on them that kills the "Other OS" :-P

[#] Mon Apr 05 2010 11:43:30 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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I remember reading something as well about PS3s being networked together for a distributed computing task. I can't remember if it was a U.S. government agency that implemented it or not, though.

[#] Mon Apr 05 2010 23:17:22 EDT from fireball @ Uncensored

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Yeah, there was a decent reason in that there was a release hypervisor
vulnerability that is thought to be usable, though there were no
released uses for it... though now it's likely that said vulnerabilities
may be pushed into full CIOS's. Sony doesn't know it yet, but having a
legitimate output for hobbiest development really lowered the number of
developers who want to break the system security, especially the ones
with any skillset.

Also as for that g4 commercial it is one of my favorites in apple
advertising history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzxz3k2zQJI

[#] Tue Apr 06 2010 07:58:59 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Re: distributed computing on the PS3. Folding@Home perhaps?

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-PS3

[#] Tue Apr 06 2010 10:53:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I play this game, Champions Online.

The game has a super-hero theme to it, where you create your own comic-style superhero to
fight against the forces of evil, yadda yadda.

Eventually, you progress to a point in the game where you may create your own nemesis.
Their nemesis system allows for a fair amount of customization, stopping just short of
specifying specific powers (but allowing you to choose a broad power-set).

When you reach level 40, you may join four other heros to battle against five different
nemesis (yours, and theirs). This battle is generally referred to in-game as a 'nemcon'.

So, for the first time, someone other than me had a chance to meet my nemesis.

She has festering pustles all over her skin, with bat wings, and insect-like mandibles for
a mouth on a hideous face. Her feet are talons at the end of beastial legs. She's
hideously ugly, with a maniacle personality
to match. Her super-powers are dark in
nature, allowing her to almost literally suck the soul out of your character (and thus,
makes her a very difficult villian to defeat).

The other players, upon seeing her, complimented me on my character design, before they
caught her name:

Hillary Clinton

[#] Tue Apr 06 2010 16:20:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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*scary*

[#] Wed Apr 07 2010 10:38:03 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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So her powers include completely destroying our international diplomacy?

[#] Thu Apr 08 2010 10:50:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Oh noes!!

http://gizmodo.com/5512177/evil-8+bit-forces-destroy-new-york

New York City destroyed by 8-bit video games!

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