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Bomberman is back and free to play!

by pcchan on Feb.27, 2013, under Product spotlight, Video Gaming

Back in college I spent more hours than I’d like to admit playing 4-player Super Bomberman on the SNES. An unofficial version is now up online and free to play! Just choose a server, a user name, and off you go. Get ready to kiss your productivity and free time goodbye. Follow the link below to get started:

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Hands on with the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet at the Intel Booth at CES 2013

by pcchan on Jan.21, 2013, under Product spotlight, Trade Shows, Video Gaming

The Intel booth is always the go-to place for a showcase of the latest and greatest Windows hardware. Amongst all the Windows 8 laptops, ultrabooks, AIOs, tablets and hybrids I was most impressed with the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet.

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Flash gaming

by pcchan on Aug.01, 2010, under Product spotlight, Video Gaming

Sorry it’s been over a month since my last post. I’ve been busy learning how to create games using Adobe Flash. I now understand why Flash is the most widely used platform for videos, animation, and games on the web. The Flash development environment makes it very easy to create things that move, whether it be animated objects or video. The programming language used by Flash called Action Script is also fairly easy to learn. If anyone is interested I highly recommend starting with the book “Beginning Flash Game Programming For Dummies”. In my learning process I will be creating various games as practice and making them available for you to play here.  Please leave me feedback and suggestions so I can keep making better games.

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My top picks from E3 2010

by pcchan on Jun.23, 2010, under Trade Shows, Video Gaming

After going over everything from E3 2010 my overall feeling is that this was one of the best E3’s in a long time and it is really a great time to be a gamer, no matter what platform you’re playing on. There were so many good games announced that it was hard to narrow down the best. I’ve done my best to come up with a list of games that impressed me the most, in no particular order: (continue reading…)

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My E3 2010 Report on the big 3

by pcchan on Jun.20, 2010, under Trade Shows, Video Gaming

Many people may well remember E3 2010 as the beginning of the end for the Xbox 360 platform. Other than die hard Xbox fanboys most gamers were disappointed with what Microsoft presented. As I mentioned previously “Kinect” was a big disaster but even aside from that there was nothing all that exciting in the exclusive contents/features department. Sure there’s the next installment of Halo, Gears of War, and Forza which were all good but just more of the same. The gamers who enjoyed the current version of these franchises will no doubt buy and enjoy the next versions but these games does not make the Xbox 360 a compelling platform for anyone else. Maybe Microsoft was hoping that “Kinect” will fill the void there but sadly I don’t think it’s up to the task. Obviously “Kinect” does not offer anything for the serious gamers for reasons I’ve already discussed previously but even for the casual or non gamers (which by definition probably don’t already own an Xbox) I see no reason why they would buy the Xbox instead of a Wii based on “Kinect”. I understand that after losing so much money year after year on the Xbox (probably has to do with all the money MS had to spend to “convince” developers to develop on it’s platform) MS is desperately trying to get a piece of Nintendo’s money-printing formula by going after casual gamers. Unfortunately I don’t think they’ll get anywhere in that market while they alienate their core fan-base of serious gamers.

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The Zune HD’s got (new) game

by pcchan on Nov.16, 2009, under Product spotlight, Video Gaming

Microsoft finally released some new games for the Zune HD and unlike the initial batch of games available at launch, these games look like they actually take advantage of the Nvidia Tegra graphics chip. I will talk about each of the new games with a short review below:

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Microsoft’s Project Natal straight up

by pcchan on Oct.24, 2009, under Product spotlight, Video Gaming

As previously promised I will devote today’s blog to Project Natal and why it is not as great as they’d like you to think when it comes to gaming.

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My Gran Turismo PSP review

by pcchan on Oct.02, 2009, under Video Gaming

The long awaited Gran Turismo for PSP was finally released today. There are already tons of previews, reviews, and comments on the web but I feel that many of the reviewers and comments really miss the mark in terms of what a Gran Turismo game should be so I decided to post my own review. Before I get into the details I would just like to sum up my opinion in one sentence: Gran Turismo PSP has successfully captured the essence of the Gran Turismo series into a portable format.

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Sony’s new motion controller for the PS3

by pcchan on Oct.01, 2009, under Product spotlight, Video Gaming

Back during this year’s E3 Sony first showed a tech demo on stage of what this controller can do:

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AMD has finally gone M-A-D…….DAAMIT

by pcchan on Sep.12, 2009, under Video Gaming

AMD+ATI (or DAAMIT) just announced their next-gen Radeon GPU and their big brand new “feature” called Eyefinity where one GPU and card can drive 6 independent displays via 6 DisplayPorts.

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