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Un-Twitter in Canada November 30, 2008

Posted by Jin in PC.
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For those of you who Twitter and live in Canada, you may have noticed that, disappointingly, the option of having Tweets sent to your mobile device via SMS is no longer available.

According to the official Twitter blog, their contract with Canadian wireless carriers has become too expensive for operations. I have a sneaking suspicion the conversion rate might have a part in this, but what do I know? I’m not an econ or business major.

Personally, I’ve only ever used the outgoing to update my Twitter using the 21212 short-code since I don’t like to be spammed with random text messages to my phone, but it still is a little disappointing that the option is no longer there at all. After all, the ability to receive updates on a mobile is one of the best features of using Twitter.

Hopefully in the near future, Twitter will be able to come to an agreement with the Canadian carriers and get this feature back into place.

Source: Twitter Status – Canadian SMS Service

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The Problem With Games Today November 30, 2008

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As a follow-up to chan’s post about the noob-effect, here’s what I have to say about what’s going on in the video game industry these days:

The Wii has really revolutionized the gaming industry. Well, less revolution and more redirected the industry. The industry used to be about making games that were for the hardcore gamers. But now, thanks to Nintendo, the world realizes that the casual market is where approximately 65% of the market is. This means that if video game companies want to make money, their targets should be aimed there. This has completely left the hardcore gamers and even more of the semi-hardcore gamers left for dead. As shown from VG Cats, with most of the first party “hardcore” games already out in the market (Smash Bros, Zelda, Metroid, Mario Galaxy) what is there actually left? Animal Crossing =_=?

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the NOOB effect… November 30, 2008

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The video was sourced from Pure Pwnage Season 2 and it brings up a good point about the directon of games, today and I agree with it all because it is true…

Completely Insane or a True Hero?! You Decide… November 30, 2008

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For those of you who don’t notice he is not playing Guitar Hero 3: World Tour this is simply Guitar Hero 3…and there is no drums in GH3 so how does it work?! Well first of all this is a custom setup and I am utterly speachless. Just watch it for yourself…. Jeff he just raised the bar…

Want to do this yourself you say?! Well you can check out his site here.

-chan

Random Video – Benz S600 Guard November 30, 2008

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So just checking out the cullen cars on Stephanie Meyer’s website…. thought I’d post this video..  I dunno I thought it was cool  >.>

Has security against bullets, explosions, poisonous gas….

-Jen

What’s “IN” … (maybe) November 30, 2008

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pantonespring09

So something fashion-wise for the ladies out there, the CLIFF Autumn/Winter 2008 – 2009 Trends here

I’ll be leaning towards the “On The Move” and “Dark Fiction” colour palettes for my wardrobe most likely. (not that i’m a fashionista and have money to spend on such things of course =_=;)

Also something to look forward to, PANTONE’s Colour Trends for Spring 2009 (picture to your left  <–) Nice and bright.

You can see more about the spring fashion trends here

(and a heads up, both links are PDF format)

I’m really liking Nanette Lepore’s sketch, along with Rachel Roy and Yigel Azrouël. Although I highly doubt if I’d actually wear those dresses anywhere
; _ ;

I suggest taking a peek at the sketches, if anything for the arty side of them 🙂

– Jen

To all the ladies in the world… November 30, 2008

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That’s right ladies……. and gents. Just wanted to remind all you Flight of the Conchords fans that the second season the their HBO series, Flight of the Conchords, will be up and runnning sometime in January 09. Anyone excited? Just me?

-Jeoff

What the fl…? November 30, 2008

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Whoa! Finally, my first post!

Howdy, I’m Jeff and I will be posting about anything and everything. I am currently working on a review for the  World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King game, and by working, I mean I can’t stop playing the game to write the review!

So……. *goes back to playing WoW*

-Jeoff

Oh Keanu, We Always Knew You Weren’t Really Human… November 29, 2008

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So to talk about a movie that IS being released on  December 12, 2008, we look towards Keanu Reeves’ next film; The Day the Earth Stood Still. This film is a remake of the 1951 movie directed by Robert Wise and starring Michael Rennie. Both the 2008 and 1951 films are based off of Harry Bates’ short story “Farewell to the Master“. Keanu will be playing the part of a visitor from outer space. you can read the synopsis of the story HERE

While the 1951 movie used a man dressed as a robot to play the part of Gort, Klattu’s (Keanu Reeves) travelling companion, who is also “a member of a race of super-robot enforcers invented to keep the peace of the galaxy and will destroy the Earth if provoked”; the 2008 film looks to be abit more in line with following the original short story’s ideas.  Using today’s technology we can look forward to Gort being a big black cloud of dust and what not that is able to destroy buildings, etc. Can anyone say Lost

Anyways, haven’t read the book yet, but you can check out the trailer:


LBP Meets Capcom? November 29, 2008

Posted by Jin in Games.
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Street Fighter Apparently there’s a possibility of Street Fighter-themed costumes that may become available as DLC for Little Big Planet. If so, those oddly likable Sackboys and -girls have suddenly gotten a lot more awesome. They’re already awesome to start with too. What does that make it?

Not-really-a-sauce:
Round One: Fight! Street Fighter Sackboys for LittleBigPlanet surface