Tagged: games

Dragoon with New Expansion Packs on Kickstarter

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDragoon by Lay Waste Games was at SXSW Gaming with their board game, as well as letting people know about the expansion packs now available on Kickstarter. Dragoon is an action strategy board game in which you are a dragon living peacefully until humans decide to show up. You don’t like the humans, but do like the gold they bring. Within the game, you much claim villages and cities. You can choose to let them pay you tribute for gold, or simply take and destroy. Challenge others to dragon-to-dragon combat or just sneak in their caves and steal their gold. This 2-4 player board game is for all gaming levels. Check out the Dragoon Kickstarter with Rogue and Barbarian expansion packs.  

Konami Replaces a Gamer’s Arm

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week: A gamer looses his arm to a rail accident. Konami comes back with the best response – by making you a new arm. Episode 6 show notes: – Atari working on Centipede, Missle Command movies – When you die at the job you love – Own Count Dracula Castle – Kevin the Cat who is Always Surprised – Angry Birds – Red Nose Day – Fall Preview Trailers from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW – Transformers Teaser – Google I/O announcements – Big Ben gets LEGO – Ford’s Co2-based seat padding

Instagram, TV Cancellations, Assassin’s Creed

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSpecial Note: Not sure what happened, but the Facebook LIVE audio lost sync with the video at the beginning. I have posted the problem with Facebook. Not sure it will get resolved. This week: Lots of TV Cancellations, we go over the Geek ones. Morning Geeks! Ep 5 Show Notes – Instagram’s new Look – A $20K bong? – Goodbye William Schallert – Oxygen on Mars – Voltron to Netflix – Andre the Giant Movie Coming – Black Widow Movie Coming – Assasin’s Creed Trailer – MegaBots are Coming! – Hyperloop test – Make Money Watching Porn

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Sony’s E3 2014 Game Announcements

Sony held their E3 press conference to show off some of the games that are releasing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Some are new games, some are new iterations of existing games and some are exclusives. Without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of all the Games that Sony announced at E3 along with release dates. Destiny -available September 9th for PlayStation 4(PS4) with an alpha available Thursday and a beta available 17th July White PlayStation 4 with Destiny on 9th September Entwined – Available right now for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita The Order 1886 – available 20th Februrary 2015 only on PS4 Bloodborne – Only for PS4 LittleBigPlanet 3 – November 2014 for PS4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – only on PS4 Ratchet and Clank – available first half of 2015 on PS4 inFAMOUS: First Light – coming to PS4 in...

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Nintendo’s E3 2014 List of Announced Games

Rather than doing an E3 press conference in a big hall or cinema, Nintendo opted to do an edited video that they would stream live called “Play Nintendo – Nintendo E3 Digital Event . During this announcement they announced a whole slew of various games. Without further ado, here is an extensive list of the titles that they announced. Super Smash Bros. (coming to Wii U and 3DS in November 2014) Amiibo The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Yoshi’s Woolly World (coming to Wii U in 2015) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (coming to Wii U in the holiday season of 2014) The Legend of Zelda (coming to Wii U in 2015) Bayonetta 2 (coming to Wii U in October 2014) Hyrule Warriors (coming to Wii U 26th September 26th 2014) Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (coming to Wii U in 2015) Xenoblade Chronicles (coming...

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XBox One Controllers Now Work on The PC

If you have an XBox One, then there is some really good news for you. As of today, Microsoft has officially released their own drivers/software for the XBox One controller. You will be able to download and install the drivers, connecting your XBox One controller to the PC and just like that you will be able to play your favourite PC games with the XBox One controller. At this time, we’ve not been able to confirm if any other third party XBox One controllers (like the Mad Catz Killer Instinct FightStick TE2) will also work with these drivers. However, if anyone has been able to test a third party XBox One controller, please leave a comment below. Personally, this is a move that I predicted ever since I first heard that Microsoft were working on the XBox One. I predicted that the controller would be compatible with the...

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Epic Games Releases The First Gameplay Footage For The New Unreal Tournament

The folks at Epic Games have been hard at work and now, they have finally put together a YouTube video. In it, they show off the very first deathmatch in the new version of Unreal Tournament. As you can see it is a very early version of the game. However, it’s enough to give you a glimpse of all the basic mechanics. At the time of publishing, I have just watched it and impressed with how good this looks already.  In the video, we got an early glimpse of the Weapon system in the new game, we also got a look at how moving around works.  Additionally, we saw a very early test map being used with a bunch of greyscale cubes and a greyscale map. Again, this was a really early version of the game that we are looking at here. However, if this is anything to...

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Adi’s Time Tunnel: F-Zero

Welcome to Adi’s Time Tunnel. This is another feature, where I get to talk about games from the past(AKA retro games).  Up this week, I am talking about F-Zero for the SNES. This was released in November 1990 in Japan, August 1991 in the USA and June 1992 here in the UK. In fact, it was a launch title for the SNES. This was a racing game set in the year 2560, where multi-millionaires have created a racing league known as F-Zero. In this game, you have two modes: Grand Prix Mode and Practise Mode. In either of the modes, you have four different cars/machines to race with. Each of them differ in the way they drive.  The Blue falcon was a good choice for beginner drivers.  The Golden Fox had high acceleration, but a low defense rating.  The Wild  Goose had a lot of power, but low...

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The Satellite Has Changed: Interview with Peter Platzer – NanoSatisfi

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf I was to ask you to draw a picture of a satellite, would you draw a big bulky device with solar wings? If I was to ask you how much a satellite costs, would you say billions of dollars? Now let me tell you that is all about to change… I got the opportunity to talk with Peter Platzer of NanoSatisfi.com. They are making satellites a little larger than the size of a Rubik cube. Hundreds of these satellites get launched into space and hover over earth without being seen by the naked eye. Best part – they will be able to cover the planet a lot easier than that billion dollar dish. These Satellites are already in space. They keep their orbit, transmitting data back and forth. When they die, the device simply falls back to earth and disintegrated...

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Jhoombox Set Top Box with Karaoke – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJhoombox is a streaming set top box that lets you find the karaoke versions of songs which you can sing, record then upload to Facebook or YouTube. Jhoombox also lets you stream movies and music like any other set top box in your home entertainment system. Jhoombox also has a games and a web browser. They have a full list of games and social apps – from Angry Birds, SoundCloud, Blogger to Netflix, Skype, Shazam and more. Jhoombox will be available later this year. It comes in black or white and with a microphone and keyboard-style remote. To find out more visit www.jhoombox.tv [cessponsor] Video by Nakia Mann of F5 Live.

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Roku Stick: Now on Available for MHL Compliant TVs – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMobile High-Definition Link. That is what an MHL port is. It looks like an HDMI port but MHL does more. For example, it can power small devices like the Roku Streaming Stick. An MHL port in a MHL compliant TV is indicated with a purple enclosure. Roku has utilized this port to take the Set top box out of the equation. No more cables and the stick gets powered through the TV. You do get the power of Roku’s 700 channels, games and more through this small stick. When TV shopping, look for the “Roku compliant” or “MHL Ready” stickers. You can then shop between those models. Best part of Roku – Price point is still $100. It comes with remote or you can use the iOS Roku app to change channels.   TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews.com [cessponsor] Also Check...

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OLPC: One Laptop Per Child – The Next Generation – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS One Laptop Per Child was an amazing idea a few years ago. The foundation has been pushing forward ever since – bringing new ideas to the OLPC table. OLPC has come up with a new UI which has parental controls, age appropriate profiles and ease of use. OLPC has added a built-in camera for games and creativity. Prices have not been set. Walmart will be the first US retailer to carry the 5th generation OLPC. (XOLearning.org and Laptop.org) TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor. [cessponsor]

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Hercules Holder Turns Cup Holder into Smartphone Stand – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I do this all the time; I pull my smartphone out of my pocket and throw it upside-down in the cup holder. When I need to get to the phone it’s always in an odd place. Well the crew at HerculesHolder.com might have the solution. These fit in the cup holders and look like hands that hold on to your smartphone. If you are using it for music, turn-by-turn directions or just trying to charge the phone the Hercules Holder will hold your smartphone for you. Hercules Holder can also sit on a desk to keep your phone upright. It works in any type of cupholder so the kids can use it to play games or watch videos. [cessponsor] TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews  

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TrustGo Scans Mobile Apps for Malware, Mobile Phishing – DEMO 2012 [Video]

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI download apps all the time to review. You might download apps to play games, or just for utilities. But some of those apps might be doing more than just turning your phone into a flashlight. They might be malware, or they could be taking more personal information than you know. That is where TrustGo comes in. They look at the apps, then let you know if this app is safe to download. For Android (working on iOS), you install this app, then let it scan other apps that download. This is technically not anti-virus, because TrustGo does a lot more. In this day and age, malware is only one threat. TrustGo is available now for you to download.

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part 3: Console Museum, Homebrew Club – Midwest Gaming Classic

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Midwest Gaming Classic Continuing coverage of the Midwest Gaming Classic, the back area was dedicated as the “museum” of gaming consoles. From Altair to Zeo, the museum had all sorts of machines and even more historic games. You could even play Zork I on a PC. The museum was split into a few rooms – the first one was old console games, the second was games that were “head-to-head” programs. A dark cavernous room held the cult classics and the Atari and Commodore lines (including the joystick I had with my Commodore Vic 20). Finally, one more room with NES, SEGA and XBox consoles. I headed downstairs where I entered into the Homebrew area. There, I met John from NESAsylum.com. He built a side-shooter for the original NES system. We talked for a few minutes on how one could go about...

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Zoodles Child Safe Smart Phones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMark Williamson from Zoodles joins the TPN Live CES coverage with Zoodles. This is a child safe program that will block them from harmful content. Therefore, they can play games and learn. The program is also Ad free. The application is also free – you can download from the iPhone or Android app store. TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

KBCovers: Change Up Keyboards for Games, Production, Language 0

KBCovers: Change Up Keyboards for Games, Production, Language

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNeed to learn the keystrokes to programs like Final Cut Pro? That is what KBCovers are about. They turn the keys on your keyboard into colorful keys that let you know the functions in the program. Multiple language keyboards, PC, Mac, Dvorak keyboards and more. They also have covers made just to protect the keyboard and blank keys so you can test your proficiency. If you have Photoshop, Tracker Pro, World of Warcraft or whatever, you can get a keyboard cover for it. KBCovers start at $29.99 Interview by Esbjorn Larsen Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Fling Puts Tactile Feel in iPad Gaming from Ten One Design

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember playing my first game using the virtual joystick on an iPad. It definitely is something you need to get used to. But maybe I won’t have to with Fling helping out. Ten One Design created Fling to give you that tactile feel. Fling will improve your accuracy – so much that people are calling it cheating. The device holds on by 2 suction cups. The patented design gives you auto-centering and force feedback. Therefore, Fling can give you that tactile feel on many iPad games. You can pre-order for $19.99. Once the device is fully available, it will sell for $29.99. It comes with the Fling and a bag to hold it in. Interview by Esbjorn Larsen Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

More Facebook Security Woes

More Facebook Security Woes

The BBC reports that almost 20% of Facebook feeds serve up malware. The malware is coming from various independently-written apps, not from users home computers. From the article: The majority of infections were associated with apps written by independent developers, which promised enticements and rewards to trick users into installing the malware, BitDefender said. . . . These apps would then either install malware used for spying on users or to send messages containing adverts to the users’ contacts. Facebook has a thriving community of independent developers who have built apps for the social network. The vast majority enable users to tweak their Facebook pages, adding widgets, games or extra functions, such as delivering daily horoscope predictions. Facebook says it is working on the problem. I have eliminated most Facebook apps; most of the few I use are Facebook apps, rather than third-party apps. Speaking of Facebook, I...

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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

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Is Comcast Trying to Be the Next AOL?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAudio Podcast Brought to you by CareerSaver.com – Special discount on Training materials if you use code “Geek08”. 1-877-654-2265. Comcast has been riddled in the news lately. Bandwidth caps, overage fees all for simply surfing the internet. However they simultaneously opened Fancast – a Video Download site which won’t go against that cap. They also have Comcast.net, Disney Connection and Rhapsody Player Plus – All within their community. There was another company that tried to keep their members contained within their virtual fence. That company was AOL.  However, AOL has been opening up for all to use. Still, I have to ask the question: Is Comcast becoming the next AOL?

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Ep. #50 – 9-10-08 – Lots of news and info on forums

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Episode 45 – 8-06-08 – Podcasting Outdoors

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI decided to take the Podcast outside since it was a nice day. If this works, we’ll do it again next week, too. Computer Reload – Looking for investors – Listener Drive Continues Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry

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No More Scrabulous? Here are Some Other Facebook Games.

Hasbro has made Scrabulous take down the popular knock-off game. Since then, the makers of Scrabulous have changed the rules, colors and board a bit and changed the name to “Wordscraper”. In the meantime, Hasbro makes its own Facebook App of the popular game. But you know, it’s not the only games on the block. In this article we’ll take a look at a few of the games you can add to your profile.

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The Computers in My Life

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was a Commodore Vic 20. We were up North at our Grandma’s house for Christmas in 1981. Our cousins had a Vic20 and we played some cool games. When we got home at the end of the week, we opened our presents and low and behold, we had a Vic 20. I swear I got up early every day of Winter break to play on this new machine. I did have to fight for use with the rest of my family, but I think I got some good time on it.

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