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July 2, 2011

For years, probably since I started using email at work (back in the late ’90’s) my communications have sometimes been mis-read… to the detriment of my intended meaning. I often joke at work, all tongue in cheek, never intend to cause harm or offence. But irony & sarcasm can be hard to pick up in an email & sometimes people can get upset. I’ve been a big fan of emoticons;…

I’ve only recently picked up a PS3, strange for me as I usually import new consoles when they first enter the market; paying outrageous prices & then have to import games… until modded πŸ™‚ Examples: Original PS2 1000 from Hong Kong, just sort of 1000 GBP in 2000, left back in homeland (pre chipped) PSP, picked up in Hanoi, Vietnam 2005 for about $300 US, now lost πŸ™ (never issues…

I’ve finally got hold of a copy of child of eden, the long wait is over, & was it worth it? Damn yeah! After I’d been charmed by the stunning, plot setting, intro, I played through the 1st level. Which takes you through a non invasive tutorial… after all there’s not much to learn. I won’t try & explain the plot, watch the youtube intro to give you the background.…

The only feeds coming through to my sites Twitter feed @GamerGeekNews was limited today to just Android posts????? My TwitterFeeds seemed to be working, as did the Yahoo Pipes. What seemed to be the issue was the Twitter searches; they were returning posts over 2 days old! I was fuming! How dare twitter have the audacity to moderate & interrupt my free service πŸ˜‰ So as a solution, rather than…

Boycott Blackwater Games

June 23, 2011

The Afghan, Iraqi & now Pakistan invasions have been fought by hired mercenaries, which used to go by the name of Blackwater, now known as Xe Services LLC In many cases their employees are exempt from normal laws. The stories of their rape & murders of civilians, which are not widely publicised by the western media, are often horrific. They were kicked out of Iraq for the crimes of employees!…

FREE GAMES DRAW! I play, & in turn, buy, far too many games. Xbox 360 ones in particular. So I’m going to give some away! For starters, once I reach 100 followers on this sites twitter account #GamerGeekNews, I’ll draw a tweeter, who has retweeted any of my posts & a game at random from my collection. All I ask is for a photo to be returned from the recipient…

I’m quite frustrated about this release, as I usually am by all Call of Duty map pack releases which are done 3 months before the release of the next title in the series. The profit margins are huge! Game releases ~$120 nzd 3 map packs ~$20 nzd * 3 = $180 bucks Ok, I do put many hours in, but surely I’d get more hours per map if they were…

Rip off NZ retailers?

June 16, 2011

I’m to use this post to track the prices of console games in New Zealand, compared with the rest of the civilised World. I have an idea that they’re overpriced due to lack of stores… lets see what my web research shows For my 1st example I’m to use Child Of Eden, as it just released today & no store in Auckland has seen it! I’ll show the list price…

AS you may have guessed I’m a gadget collector, usually more expensive & useless the better. I’m justifying why I acquired a kinect at launch, when there were no decent titles (it’s true!) and no actual footage of upcoming games (the Star Wars on stage demo doesn’t count as it was acted out). So I installed software on my Linux box, that could mimic what the xbox does with the…