Saturday, October 31, 2009
It can be difficult to get gamers to shell out money for a new title that they know nothing about. The best way is to let them try, then buy. In that vein, Runic Games has just made the demo of its recently released Torchlight available on Steam.
Torchlight is an action-RPG (role playing game) PC title, played from a top-down perspective. Most early reviews have compared it to Diablo, saying fans of the game are bound to love this new adventure. In fact, Runic was formed by Diablo veteran Max Schaefer.
Our friendly neighbourhood Wikipedia gives a quick low-down on the plot: “In the fantasy world that serves as the setting of Torchlight, Ember is a mysterious ore which has the power to imbue people and items with magical power. The mining boomtown called Torchlight is built above a rich vein of Ember, and adventurers are drawn there seeking the magical substance and the enchanted items it creates. However, as the player character explores the dungeons below Torchlight, they discover that Ember has a corrupting influence which led to the fall of past civilizations and endangers those who use it in the present. Discovering that the dungeon is a ‘layer cake of ruined civilizations’, the player must delve deep below and eventually face the villain who is the source of the corruption.”
PC World has an awesome article titled ’10 reasons you must play torchlight’.
Designed for the touch screen but works on any screen of quite good system. It's not a what-if scenario. Windows 7, set to arrive on new PCs and as a shrink wrapped upgrade on October 22, has a minimalist feel and attempts to fix annoyances old and new. In contrast, Windows Vista offered a flashy new interface, but its poor performance, compatibility gotchas, and lack of compelling features made some folks regret upgrading and others refuse to leave Windows XP.
Windows 7 is hardly flawless. Some features feel unfinished; others won't realize their potential without heavy lifting by third parties. And some long-standing annoyances remain intact. But overall, the final shipping version I test-drove appears to be the worthy successor to Windows XP that Vista never was.
See the full review here!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This website must have been there for long time, I don't know. The question is how didn't I know it before. I recently got this website or a tool to download youtube videos with no hassle to install the softwares nor copy/paste.
First you goto the youtube website or search youtube video. Then select the video you want to download and just add 'pwn' before 'youtube.com' to make it 'pwntube.com' in the address bar of your web browser.Then it takes you to the pwnyoutube website where you can download the video either on .flv(low quality) or .mp4(high quality) format. It's simply as that.
Try it out yourself!
Friday, October 16, 2009
The interface has obviously gone through a lot of work, as our first experience showed a remarkable difference in the current FF 3.5 we are running and the 3.6 beta. The start-up from a cold boot has gotten much faster – still not as fast as IE or Google Chrome, but it is no longer a noticeable delay.
There is some more eye-candy in the form of preview panes in the default Ctrl+Tab scrolling. A small preview pane, much like what you would get with Alt+Tab in Windows, shows up with all your tabs in it. Quite handy, but not a feature that wowed us given that other extensions were already doing this.
Windows 7 support
“For those who missed the news, in Windows 7, some applications can now show their tabs directly on the Windows task bar, allowing for easier tab management. On a personal note, I absolutely hate this feature: Applications added tabs to reduce the clutter on the task bar, and Windows now find a way to sneak them in nonetheless!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
“I'm done tryin' to please, I ain't livin' for tabloids, I am living for me,” the 16-year-old singer and star of Disney's hit TV show Hannah Montana sang in a “Goodbye Twitter” rap posted on YouTube.
Cyrus, a busy Tweeter with a following of more than one million people, made headlines on last Thursday by suddenly quitting Twitter, a popular microblogging site which lets users from celebrities to businesses and politicians post messages .
“The rumors are true, I deleted my Twitter,” she sang, saying she had started “tweeting about pimples”, had stopped “living for moments” and instead had “started living for people.” “Everything that I type, Everything that I do, some gossip site makes it news,” she added. This mess in her life is unbearable for her and only found quitting twitter is the right way. However not long after she quit the fans chanted to re-open her twitter account and you will see how much it will last. Any way living a public life where others get to know what ever you do for entertainment must have been difficult. At last let it give me some guts to remove my facebook account.
“The rumors are true, I deleted my Twitter,” she sang, saying she had started “tweeting about pimples”, had stopped “living for moments” and instead had “started living for people.”
“Everything that I type, Everything that I do, some gossip site makes it news,” she added.
This mess in her life is unbearable for her and only found quitting twitter is the right way.
However not long after she quit the fans chanted to re-open her twitter account and you will see how much it will last.
Any way living a public life where others get to know what ever you do for entertainment must have been difficult.
At last let it give me some guts to remove my facebook account.