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May 3, 2010

Alan Wake Xbox 360 Behind the Scenes (Promo) – Tech Featurette

Filed under: blog,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 18:45

It’s getting closer and closer to the release of Alan Wake on Xbox 360. Here’s a Behind the scene tech featurette of Alan Wake from IGN.com.

May 2, 2010

President Obama speaks at the Correspondents’ Dinner

Filed under: blog — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 13:15

Every year the president of USA invites the journalists that works at the White House Correspondents’ Association to the Correspondents’ Dinner which was held on May 1st, 2010. President Barack Obama makes fun of journalists, politicians and himself.

Under you can se Obama’s speech and Jay Leno’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The videos are from CNN International’s YouTube-channel.

Presitent Barack Obama’s speech

Jay Leno’s monologue

April 28, 2010

Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. – review

Filed under: blog,DSi,Nintendo,review,videogames — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 23:14

Before the GameBoy and before the NES, Nintendo made the Game & Watch series. The first Game & Watch was released in 1980 and a total of 60 games was realesed.

Some of the Game & Watch games have been released in compilations on the GameBoy and Nintendo have now startet to release some of the games on Nintendo DSi as DSiWare at 200 DSi points.

I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Jr. which was released on DSi in Europe on Friday April 23rd, 2010. The game mimics the original game that was released in 1982 very well. The screen looks and feels like the old LCD screens on the G&W. I remember playing this game some 25 years ago, and the game is still fun to play.

There are some good G&W games to wait for, but until then, Donkey Kong Jr. is a great buy. Lots of fun for 200 points.

April 24, 2010

LEGO Tower – Contructing a Guinness World Record

Filed under: blog,toys — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 21:10

If you have enough LEGO bricks, you can set a world record. But you need around 500.000 of them. A new Guinness World Record was set in Oslo, Norway on April 24th, 2010. The new LEGO tower record is 30.22 meters tall and beat the record from Munich last year by 25cm.

I recorded a video, which you can watch bellow, when they placed the LEGO modules onto the tower. Pretty amazing.

Photo & video: Frank Eivind Rundholt (Creative Commons)

April 18, 2010

Retro Gamer #75

Filed under: blog,retro,Retro Gamer,videogames — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 11:22

I like old videogames, that’s why I like to read Retro Gamer. This is what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer #75:

  • Back to the Eighties – April 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – October 1992
  • The Making of… The Addams Family
  • The Classig Game – REZ
  • Retro Shamer: The Scout Steps Out
  • From the Archives – Tynesoft
  • The Making of… Road Blasters
  • Dizzy’s Eggshellent Adventures
  • The Unconverted
  • Retroinspection: Famicom Disk System
  • Why You Must Play… Wonderboy In Monster Land
  • In the Chair with John Romero

Retro Gamer can be bought from ImagineShop.co.uk.

April 4, 2010

3D Dot Game Heroes Walkthrough

Filed under: blog,PS3,retro — Tags: , , , , — technofranki @ 05:13

The 3D Dot Game Heroes for Playstation 3 coming this May, looks real cool. It’s like Zelda in dot matrix, very retro, very 8-bit, but still new and fresh.

I really like the style of this game, and think it will have a great apeal on the older audience of videogaming, the gamers that had their youth in the 80’s and though that there never could anything better than 8-bit.

Bellow is a trailer from the European PlayStation blog and a walkthrough from the US PlayStation blog.

April 1, 2010

Xbox 360 will support USB storage

Filed under: blog,Xbox 360 — Tags: , — technofranki @ 06:29

The Xbox 360 will get a small firmware update on April 6th. The new feature will be to use a USB flash drive as a memory card for the Xbox 360 to storing profiles, game saves and demos. How ever, there are some limitations. Only up to 16GB of the flash drive will be allocated for the 360 and you can only two USB devices assosiated with one Xbox 360.

The original Memory Unit will probably be faced out. They where expencive compared to the cost/space of a flash drive.

A quote from MajorNelson.com:

We’ve also enhanced the memory management functions, so you’ll be able to have better control on what you want to copy or move between storage devices.

A couple of points:

  • You can have 2 devices connected to the console at a time, enabling up to 32GB of simultaneous storage.
  • The system won’t just configure the device once it is connected to the console. You’ll need to head to the memory area in system settings, select your USB Device, and choose from Configure Now (Format and Configure the Full Device), or Customize (you can choose how much memory you want configured for Xbox360 from the free space on the device.)

 

Microsoft have also partnered with SanDisk to release a Xbox 360 branded flash drive, but I guess that it will cost much more than a regular flash drive that work just fine.

Pictures bellow is taken from Major Nelson’s Flickr.

 

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