TadEvil - Empowering People
Summer Almost Over
Summer is almost over here in States. I had a mixed summer this year. Bought some new electronics, broke one. I have been working in a motel for last two months here in IL, it's time to go back to Missouri. Most probably next Tuesday. First - i broke my PSP - not completely, it fell from my hands and now power switch doesn't work anymore and i am going to repair that when i go back to town. I always had plan to buy a camera, just waiting for a good deal, after browing through camera review websites, i decided to go for Kodak MD863. Obviously it's not the best but for a casual photographer like me it was perfect. It cost me $140 plus i bought one 2 GB SD card.
I had some other option like Nikon, Canon but most of the cameras in that price range use AAA battery and i simply didn't like that and looking for Li-ion and after using it for over 2 weeks i have to say i am impressed, both image and video quality are quite good. I will recommended this camera to everyone looking for a camera within that price range.
As a told you before, i broke my PSP that i also used for mp3 player and if anyone worked in a motel knows that you get plenty free time and some music helps during work time, so i needed to buy a player and didn't want to spend $150 - 200 for an Ipod. but i was also looking for a tiny but player with great functionality. After checking out couple of players i decided to get Creative Zen - 4 GB.
i like the SD card slot, that means i can put my huge collection of english, hindi, bangla songs in that. Beside having regular features like FM radio, Picture and microphone option, the video quality is really good for small screen (320 x 240). Battery life span is incredible and it's tiny and very light. It cost me ~$100. The only 2 objections i have about this player are - there is no external speaker so it's not possible to hear with an ear bud and no direct switch for changing the volume - otherwise it's a near perfect mp3 player.
One thing i should write that i had to return the first Zen i bought from Walmart cause it was not functioning properly but i haven't had any problem with this one. And i think Creative customer support deserves a praise for super fast and helpful info.
Emulator for N64 - Project 64
While far from perfect, this is the most accurate Nintendo 64 emulator. This accuracy is often reflected in the visual and aural quality of the titles it emulates, while other emulators may have emulation issues, which manifest in graphical or audio anomalies. The emulator executes with a good speed on most Intel/AMD-based computers. Fatal exceptions sometimes appear, but this is a common plug-in error and Project64 intercepts most of them without having the emulation freeze. Project64 also has support for the emulation of Gameshark codes.
E3 2008 - Nintendo Conference
Nintendo has the best selling console and also the DS - still a record breaking handheld gaming device, but they are not getting great games from 3rd party publisher. Will they introduce new funky accessories for Wii and a new DS. Let's see what happens on this press conference.
Then keynote by Nintendo head remembering us once again that they want to remove the psychologial barrier between gamer and non-game by game like Wii Play, Wii Sports, Mario kart and Guitar Hero. he did say that change is necessary. Hopefully we will see something new from Nintendo.
Animal Crossing - City Folk is coming end of this year for Wii, was shown later. AC is really popular game for its GC and DS version and it will be on Wii with some great new features. There will be microphone option - Wii Speak - by using that you will be able to talk with other in game player. Messenging will allow to send message to in game player as well as offline player too.
E3 2008 - Microsoft Conference
With great and awesome looking new Dashboard, Avatar System, exclusive arcade and retail games, trailers and not but the least Final Fantasy 13 Debut on X360, surely Microsoft's this year E3 Conference was a blast.
I am a fan of Gears of war and was excited to see a long gameplay trailer from upcoming GOW 2 and who can forget Fable - the Great Xbox/PC RPG game,one of my all time favourite. Now this is the time for Fable 2. Gameplay footage from Fable 2 was shown on the show and i liked the in game orb idea, each orb represents your friends playing Fable 2 at that time. This is quite innovative.
Microsoft introduced live arcade games like Geometry wars 2 & new Galaga and of course Portal: Still alive and surprise package South Park - portal and south park will be on my list and hope to see something great from those two titles.
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