Urge to play WoW rising

Not played World of WarCraft since March, it is starting to get to me. I'm getting it patched up to date, just in case I cannot resist any longer. I'll have to play with Dudeanov, as my new main character (can't remember his name) is married to Catlyn, and he isn't allowed to go out without her.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Yeovil aircraft make it into Flight Simulator Acceleration pack

I've recently got my hands on a copy of the Acceleration expansion pack for Flight Simulator X. One of the new aircraft is the AgustaWestland EH101 helicopter. Manufactured here in Yeovil. Details page about it, it comes with 13 liveries, covering things like the US Coast Guard, RAF, and the Tokyo Police. This is me trying to fly the thing over Yeovil, quite an easy helicopter to handle; it doesn't fly all over the place seemingly uncontrollable like the light weight Jet Ranger which came with Flight Simulator X....

Saturday, 6 October 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Halo 3 Wikipedia entry edited by Sony

Seems like somebody at Sony's Liverpool studios couldn't resist making some modifications to the Halo 3 entry on Wikipedia. Seems they wanted to include an extra little bit onto... Halo 3, the third game in the best-selling Xbox game franchise, is a highly anticipated first person shooter video game under development by Bungie Studios for the Xbox 360 and is expected to "set a new high water mark" for next generation games, Although it wont look any better than Halo 2....

Wednesday, 5 September 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Halo 2 for Windows Vista fact check

I'm finding more and more nonsense about this release, this stuff from the Bungie.net forums. Check this guy out: Unless you get a Gold Windows Live account, you're basically playing a demo of Halo 2. Microsoft wants you to pay for stuff that is free in virtually every other PC FPS. Wrong, there's just so much wrong with this statement. Firstly, what on Earth is a Gold Windows Live account?...

Wednesday, 30 May 2007 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Halo 2 for Windows Vista resolutions

I spotted the first review claiming Halo 2 on Windows Vista would only go up to 1680x1050 a few weeks back now. I've seen that number spread to a number of other reviews on much more popular websites which should know better. Halo 2 will go up to *at least* 1920x1200.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Xbox 360 update coming this week

The update for the Xbox 360 that we covered in Gamercast Episode 66 is due to arrive this week, some of the improvements include low-power download mode, and Windows Live Messenger support. IGN however totally got the wrong end of the stick, it looks like while writing up this article somebody forget to check the date, this article is based upon a page on Xbox.com which is talking about last year's update which was released on the 6th of June, unfortunately some people didn't check IGN's article out for accuracy and are now screaming bloody murder because of the update being delayed....

Monday, 7 May 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Supreme Commander demo released

All real time stratagy fans should check out the Supreme Commander demo out. Here's the link to Gamespot's download (you need to be registered). Although I got better speeds from a torrent. It weighs in at just over 1GB, and features some of the single player campaign and skirmish (one map). I suppose the main attraction of this game is the scale of it. Some of the maps are 80km x 80km in size....

Wednesday, 7 February 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

PlayStation 3 countdown gadget

I've just put together a countdown gadget for the European PlayStation 3 launch. Like my Wii countdown gadget. Download it here (85KB). I've had an e-mailing from someone asking what a .gadget is. It's for the Windows Vista sidebar, otherwise its basically a zip file with some Java and HTML in.

Friday, 26 January 2007 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Microsoft err Dinosaur Simulator

Well not quite, a pterosaur "aircraft" for Flight Simulator.

Thursday, 28 December 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Dudeanov is back

My World of WarCraft character has come back to life 6 months after the trial expired. If you're on the Steamwheedle Cartel realm drop me a line, we can hunt some orc. Now I just need to wait for the Burning Crusade to come out so I can play with Catherine and a bunch of other people.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006 · 1 min · Paul Smith