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Monday, April 21, 2008

Windows XP SP3 Coming Soon

Well, it's been a while, folks, and I hope you haven't thought I was dead. Justin broke the silence last week, so I thought that I might as well get my lazy ass up and writing. Tearing the Macbook Air a new asshole can really wear down on you.

I don't think there's a better way to get back on track than to show how Microsoft attempts to get back on track themselves. Service Pack 3 for Windows XP is due out in eight days, and here's the features to look forward to:

  • Increased Reliability
  • Possible 10% Speed Boost
That's it! Enjoy! Yes, the speed boost would be quite a welcome improvement, but that feature is rumored, so you really only have increased reliability to look forward to. Still not a bad deal, so be sure to upgrade.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Master Chief: LEGO Style

The fight is finished... right? Wrong. Recently it is being said that Bungie Studios will be embarking on a new project in cooperation with the creators of all the LEGO games: LEGO Halo. That's right. A tiny, plastic Master Chief is to star in the first LEGO FPS. For those of you who don't live for video games, FPS is simply an acronym for "first-person shooter".

What does this mean for the story of Halo? First off, it probably means a little less cursing and a lot less blood. LEGO games usually aim for an "E" rating from the ESRB, and seeing how the real Halo is rated "M"--one can easily assume that the overall violence may be taken down a notch. Well won't that take away from all the good that is Halo? Maybe not.

It is actually predicted that this edition of Halo is to be just as successful as other LEGO titles (i.e. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, etc.), if not as much as its more mature counterpart. Personally, I can't wait to see what LEGO Halo is going to bring to the table. There is one last thing I should probably address here however...

This article appeared in EGM's April issue: a magazine known for it's "April Fools antics". So will there really be a LEGO Halo? Only time will tell...

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