Xbox 360: Buku Sudoku and Warlords on XBLA this week

This week, May 28, two new Xbox Live Arcade games are hitting the Xbox, Buku Sudoku (800 points) and Warlords (400 points).

Buku Sudoku

Experience the excitement of the world’s hottest number game sensation! Buku Sudoku™ takes the pen-and-paper puzzler high-tech with HD graphics, helpful tutorials, single- and multiplayer game modes, multiple grid sizes, and the option to display hints, highlight errors, undo moves, and even solve puzzles. 1,200 puzzles give you plenty of opportunity to challenge your own brain, play cooperatively with friends, race head-to-head to see who can complete a board first, or compete in the new battle mode, where completing a line, row, or square will remove numbers from your opponent’s board. It’s Sudoku however you like to play it!

  • Multiplayer: Three different modes offer new ways to play that are impossible on paper, including co-op, team battle, and even an active duel where your performance directly affects your opponent’s puzzle.
  • Puzzles galore: Fifteen books worth of Sudoku puzzles are ready for play at your leisure.
  • Sudoku your way: Buku Sudoku supports multiple controllers, allowing players to choose how they wish to play. The player’s ability to customize the game is furthered by a series of optional control schemes. With eight options to choose from, whether it’s picking between the one-handed setup, the casual scheme, the faster-than-paper advanced scheme, or even a dance pad, there is a control option to suit any person or mood.

Warlords

Warlords is one of the classic multiplayer experiences of the coin-op era. You and three other players (A.I. controlled or Human), join together in a Breakout-style battle, each controlling a paddle protecting their own castle from rebounding fireballs. Use your skill to deflect these missiles onto other players’ castles. Once you breach each opponent’s walls, it’s game over for them, until the last man standing wins the day! Fantastic, fast action fun!

  • Classic arcade action: The original arcade game from Atari returns in all of its classic splendor, with its castle-destroying gameplay goodness for one to four players.
  • Evo mode: A full 3-D totally new look is provided with advanced graphics and a pumping soundtrack. One to four players, either locally or over Xbox LIVE®, breed multiplayer mayhem which includes Xbox LIVE Vision Camera functionality.
  • Achievements: Twelve new achievements are provided for you to master.

Amazon.de: Top 10 Blu-ray and HD DVD (May 2008)



Here is the Top Ten on Amazon.de of best selling HD DVD and Blu-ray movies as of Sunday May 25, 2008.

Top 10 HD DVD

  1. 300
  2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  3. Training Day
  4. Erbarmungslos
  5. 16 Blocks
  6. Firewall
  7. Good Fellas
  8. Syriana
  9. Space Cowboys
  10. Auf der Flucht

Top 10 Blu-ray

  1. I Am Legend
  2. I Am Legend (exklusiv bei Amazon im hochwertigen Steelbook inkl. Sticker und alternativem Ende)
  3. John Rambo (Uncut, exklusiv bei Amazon im limitierten Steel Book inklusive Tattoo) [pre-order, June 27]
  4. Iron Man [pre-order, October 1]
  5. Todeszug nach Yuma
  6. Planet Erde – Die komplette Serie (5 x Blu-ray)
  7. Das Vermächtnis des geheimen Buches [pre-order, July 3]
  8. Troja (Director’s Cut)
  9. War
  10. 300

Amazon.co.uk: Top 10 Blu-ray and HD DVD (May 2008)



Here is the Top Ten list on Amazon.co.uk of best selling Blu-ray and HD DVD movies as of Sunday May 25, 2008.

Top 10 Blu-ray

  1. Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Steelbook)
  2. I Am Legend
  3. The Golden Compass
  4. National Treasure – Book Of Secrets [pre-order, June 2]
  5. Aliens Vs Predator – Requiem
  6. Planet Earth: Complete BBC Series
  7. Casino Royale
  8. Jumper
  9. I, Robot
  10. Vertical Limit

Top 10 HD DVD

  1. Atonement
  2. American Gangster
  3. The Departed
  4. Elizabeth – The Golden Age
  5. Transformers
  6. Disturbia
  7. Stardust
  8. King Kong
  9. The Kingdom
  10. Hot Fuzz

Computer Chronicles: Software Piracy (1985)

Computer piracy have existed from the dawn of computer age, and it will always exist. Manufactures are adding copy protection to their software, but most of them are broken shortly after the software release. Sometimes the software is been cracked and available for download before its release.

In this video from 1985 on Computer Chronicles, they talk about Software Piracy.

Amazon.com: Top sellers on Blu-ray and HD DVD (May 2008)



Here is the Top Ten list on Amazon.com of best selling Blu-ray and HD DVD as of Sunday May 25, 2008.

Top 10 Blu-ray

  1. National Treasure / National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets
  2. Cloverfield [pre-order, June 3]
  3. Rambo [pre-order, May 27]
  4. Iron Man (Special Collector’s Edition)
  5. Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition)
  6. National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  8. Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series
  9. The Fifth Element (Remastered)
  10. There Will Be Blood [pre-order, June 3]

Top 10 HD DVD

  1. Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series
  2. Transformers (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  3. I Am Legend (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
  4. The Bourne Ultimatum (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)
  5. Blade Runner (5-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition)
  6. Batman Begins
  7. Twister [pre-order, May 27]
  8. The Bourne Supremacy
  9. Casino
  10. American Gangster (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD)

Computer Chronicles – The Hard Disk (1985)

Computer technolgy envolves fast, and you can hardly keep up to speed with the latest. It would also cost you a lot.

If you look back to 1985, you can hardly compare a PC from the with todays PC. Bill Gates once said that 640KB of RAM should be enough for most people. Today the average RAM on a PC is between 1-2GB.

In this YouTube videoes, you’ll see Computer Chronicles – The Hard Disk from 1985. They’re looking at the latest harddrive technologies, and it’s fun to watch. A 10MB harddrive in 1985 cost just under $400, which was a lot then (and still is today). Harddrives in 20, 30, 60 ad 120MB was also availble, at a mutch higher price. But I think a 10MB HD was enough for most people back in ’85.

So, enjoy!