FreeCell Challenge

For those people out there that play Microsoft FreeCell, try

FreeCell Game # 11982.

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It is the one game so far that i can’t complete. I have looked on the internet and its said to be the impossible challenge, but surly somebody out there has finished it.

Wii Breakages

The Nintendo Wii’s strap is connected to a motion sensitive remote which is used to control the on-screen action. Reports show that the wrist straps have been breaking during use, leading to the controller slipping out of hands, smashing TVs and windows.

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Nintendo say that if use correctly there straps wont break but have also offered that they will replace all users straps for free if they are to break. To prevent this problem happening again Nintendo are releasing all new Wii’s with an “enhanced” strap that is less likely to break during use.

The console has been a massive hit for the company with more than 325,000 consoles sold in Europe in just two days, more than 600,000 sold in the US and more than 400,000 on launch day in Japan.

Nintendo have even left a list of the way to handle your Wii and how to wear the strap

  • Always wear the wrist strap while playing.
  • Keep a firm grip on the Wii Remote at all times.
  • Make sure people and objects are out of the range of movement before play begins.
  • Players should keep at least 1m (3 feet) from their televisions.
  • Players should dry their hands if they become sweaty or wet for any reason.
  • Do not use excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions during game play.

To view the full article visit here and also at the bottom of this page you can leave your comments on your experiences with the Wii’s Strap.

Grand Theft Auto(GTA)

Almost every avid gamer in this world has played this game.I’m pretty much sure every kid knows about it.It’s so popular because there’s so much you can do! You can steal cars,do missions,rob houses,beat the crap out of people,get your ass kicked by the police,drive a taxi,fly an airplane and so much more! This game basically has three series which would work on your PC depending upon the configuration.These were started as Playstation Games but PC versions were introduced soon.I personally wasn’t a big fan of this game till I started playing it myself.The first version was called Grand Theft Auto(GTA),second one called Grand Theft Auto-Vice City and the third and the latest one is called Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas and requires a P4,256 MB RAM and 128 MB hardware acceleration to work.If you haven’t played it,you’re missing something!

Now,to help you newbies or players stuck at a particular level,I’m gonna link you to a website that offers some working cheat codes and also a full Cheatbook which has the tricks/cheats to all the latest games.I’m sure this will also earn us some hits 😛

Cheatbook Database 2006

Grand Theft Auto Cheats

PS3: Sony playstation 3 production woes

060509_ps3_04.jpgIndependent reports have been coming in saying that Sony missed it’s revised goal of 400,000 units at launch by more than 50%. Indications are that the system can not being made any faster and Sony will struggle to get 400,000 by the end of the year. At that rate, even if every system is sold, they will never catch up with Nintendo or Microsoft.

Here’s a quick snippet of the article: “If production doesn’t ramp up quickly, Sony will be left in the dust” – Video Game VS

“Sony made a fatal error in putting TWO untested technologies in their latest system. It raises the price, complexity, and output of manufacturing dramatically. Current reports are showing that:

– Approximately 10% of Cell Processors that come off the assembly line are usable (compared to 70%-90% for most other processors)

– All the Blu-ray diodes (laser that reads the disk) have all been diverted to the PS3 because of their inability to manufacture them fast enough.

– Less than half the stores asked by Bloomberg Online said they had enough PS3’s to fill their just their preorders.”

Be sure to check out the full article here. It’s almost as if Sony are running in a lost race already. It will be hard for them to catch up now.

Zune Update

On a quick note before going to work . . . Groans . . . i was looking around the net and stumbled into the new Microsoft Zune Website.

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With the release date November 14th US I found a comparison page between the Microsoft Zune and the Apple Ipod.

Category

Zune

iPod 30GB

Price

$249

$249

Storage

30 GB

30 GB

Wi-Fi

YES

none

File Sharing

YES

none

Landscape Mode

YES

none

Portrait Mode

YES

YES

FM Tuner

YES

none

Preloaded Audio

YES

none

Preloaded Video

YES

none

Battery Life

14 hrs

14 hrs

Preloaded Virus

none

RavMonE.exe

Custom Background

YES

none

Gapless Playback

YES

YES

Manufacturer

Japanese

Chinese

Screen Size

3″

2.5″

USB

2.0

2.0

Colors

White, Black, Brown

White, Black

Scroll Wheel

none

YES

Tactile Control

YES

none

Online Service

Zune Marketplace

iTunes

Unlimited Downlaods

$14.99/month

none

Podcast Playback

YES

YES

Battery

Li-Ion

Li-Ion

XBOX Marketplace Integration

YES

none

Unique Online Tag

Zunetag

none

3rd Party Accessories

YES

YES

Social Networking

YES

none

Weight

5.6 ounces

4.8 ounces

Width

2.4″

2.4″

Height

4.4″

4.1″

Depth

0.58″

0.43″

Official Insider News Blog(s)

YES

none

User Forum

Zune Scene

iLounge

Compatibility

PC

Mac, PC

Replaceable Batteries

NO

NO

Semi-Transparent Case

YES

none

Special Edition

Union

U2

Vendor

Microsoft

Apple

Other “Brand Family” Products

none

Nano, Shuffle

Headphones

earbud

earbud

File Compatibility

Format

Zune

iPod

MP3

YES

YES

iTunes (Protected)

NO

YES

Zune Marketplace (Protected)

YES

NO

Plays For Sure (Protected)

NO

NO

AAC

YES

YES

WMA

YES

NO

AIFF

NO

YES

WAV (uncompressed)

NO

YES

.aa (Audible)

NO

YES

JPEG (Photos)

YES

YES

BMP (Photos)

NO

YES

WMV (Video)

YES

NO

MPEG-4 (Video)

YES

YES

H.264 (Video)

YES

YES

Not that these tables tell the WHOLE STORY but there is a fair overview there so it can make your decision a little easier when choosing one to purchase.

Enjoy and again if you hear any updates let me no 🙂

Top 10 Scariest Games of All Time!

GTtv have recently put together the Top 10 scariest games of all time. I’m such a huge fan of the horror genre of gaming and have played many of these games in the countdown. I just loved Doom 3, especially at 3am with all the lights out without a sound in the house. Watch the clip below:

Cool wasn’t it!