Tag: gadgets

Dungeons and STR+2

I’ve been thinking about Dungeons and Dragons lately. It’s an interesting social phenomenon. (Before I go any farther, I should make it clear that I’m not out to bash D&D. I earned my gamer cred a long time ago, and I don’t have anything to prove to anybody. I learned D&D on literally Dungeons and …

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Skewed Reviews

Do the X-Play hosts ever give less than a 3 out of 5 rating to a game? I’ve watched them verbally thrash several games and then give them a 3 star rating. What’s the deal? Do they have some sort of behind-the-scenes deal with the game publishers that keeps them from giving out less than …

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I’m thinking about putting together a PVR PC from an old PIII 866 with 768Mb RAM. Eventually, I will probably buy a Hauppauge PVR-350 because it has hardware MPEG2 encoding and decoding. In the meantime, though, I’m stuck with a crappy ATI TV-Wonder for video capture. I do have a Creative Labs DXR3 (aka Sigma …

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Green Chri$tma$

Miracle on 34th Street endeared Macy’s to celebrators of Christmas, at least the secular holiday. Now, Macy’s is saying “bah humbug” by refusing to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” in their advertisements and store displays. It doesn’t bother me too much that Macy’s won’t acknowledge Christmas. I don’t expect a secular organization to do so, …

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I Am the Great Cornholio!

Beavis would be proud.