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December 31, 2009

OnLive video presentation

Filed under: blog,videogames — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 04:14

OnLive is a cool concept of cloud-gaming and microconsoleing. In essence, you only have the controll and picture at your end. The game, computing power and storage are somewhere on the Internet, a long way from you. It would be fun to try this in practice.

CEO Steve Perlman held a presentation of OnLive at Columbia University. You can watch the video, which I found on, bellow.

December 30, 2009

Toy Story 3 Movie Clip – ABC First Look

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 12:22

I’m looking forward to Toy Story 3, enjoyed the two first movies. The Summer of 2010 can come fast enough. At least we can enjoy clips and trailers.

Here’s a First Look video which I found on Enjoy!

Toy Story 3 at

December 29, 2009

Michael Jackson – This Is It

Filed under: blog,music — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 23:21

Michael Jackson died in June this year. It was the year for his great comeback with a lot of concerts on O2 Stadium in London. But he didn’t get that far.

Even though the This Is It concerts never happened, the single was released this fall which you can see in the video bellow made by Spike Jones. A movie, also called This Is It, was realesed in cinemas worldwide in the fall. Sadly, I didn’t managed to go and see it. Luckily, the movie This Is It hits DVD and Blu-ray in the begining of 2010. This will be a must buy for me.

Enjoy the music video of Michael Jacksons This Is It by Spike Lee.

Michael Jackson – This Is It – Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Playstation Blog: ModNation Racers Creation Walkthrough Video

Filed under: blog,PS3 — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 12:09

ModNation Racers was demoed on E3 earlier this year. It’s a racing game where you can create your own racing tracks. It looks great. Lucky gamers in US could participate in a beta program that startet just before Christmas, while gamers in Europe have to wait until the start of 2010.

In the first video under you can see Rob Oliveira going through character creation, while Mat Thomas shows you a racing walkthrough.

December 27, 2009

YouTube’s most viewed videos in 2009

Filed under: blog,humour — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 13:01

YouTube is a great place to get the greatest music videoes, movie and game trailers, tutoriels, comedy and entertaining videoes. And some videos get more views than others do. The official YouTube blog sums up the most viewed YouTube videos of 2009:

  1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)
  2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)
  3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
  4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)
  5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Under you can see the Top 5 most viewed videos on YouTube in 2009.

1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent

2. David After Dentist

3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance

4. New Moon Movie Trailer

5. Evian Roller Babies

Retro Gamer: Videogames Hardware Handbook – 1977 to 1999

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 11:55

I’m a big fan of the Retro Gamer magazine and I’m a subscriber. From time to time they release a bookazine. This time it’s the Videogames Hardware Handbook which gives you the articles about videogame systems and computers from 1977-99 they written about. You can the bookazine from Here’s the list:


  • Atari 2600


  • Intellivision
  • Game & Watch
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • BBC Micro
  • ZX Spectrum
  • Dragon 32
  • Commodore 64
  • Vetrex
  • MSX
  • Famicom
  • Amstrad CPC 464
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Atari ST
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Sega Master System
  • PC Engine
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Konix Multi System
  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • Atari Lynx


  • Sega Game Gear
  • Super NES
  • Philips CD-i
  • Sega Mega-CD
  • 3DO
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Sega Saturn
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Bandai Wonder Swan

December 26, 2009

Retro Gamer #71

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 17:39

I allways look forward to a new edition of Retro Gamer. So this is some of the thing you can read in issue 71:

  • Back to the Eighties – November 1987
  • Back to the Nineties – June 1992
  • Coin-up Capers: After Burner
  • DOS Gaming: A Bluffer’s Guide
  • The SID Crowd
  • The Making of Joe Jam and Earl
  • Retroinspection: Playstation
  • From the Archives – RamJam Corporation
  • The Classic Game – Space Channel 5
  • In the Chair with… Peter Molyneux

You can get Retro Gamer from

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