geek chic

July 4, 2011

I’ve been looking at Ubuntu hoodies for a while, & as the exchange rate is favourable I finally forked out. & I picked up a flexible keyboard, for a fraction of the price I paid for my darling wife’s wireless shiny stylish iPad keyboard… I do love the design of the apple peripheral… it’s just apple! I’ve lost too many desktop items to spillages… & this keyboard reminds me of…

This weekend I picked up Assassins Creed Brotherhood for the PS3. I played the 1st 2 on the 360 & enjoyed them lots. I was a little reluctant to play this on the PS3, as I kinda wanted the gamer points on xbox live… don’t think I’ve mentioned before about my compulsion to build my score πŸ™‚

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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…

… the turntables πŸ™‚ But in browser terms, for a long time it’s been Mozilla’s Firefox. So while listening to the above mix (dj masturbation), here’re the destructions to install the latest (html5 capable!) Firefox 5 to Ubuntu