• July 13, 2010 /  Uncategorized

    The new Metroid game for the Wii is coming out very nicely. A Developer’s Diary video was released recently for the game and I was able to watch it in GameTrailers (subscribed through Miro). The bad news is, it’s all in Japanese. The good news is, I know a bit of Japanese.:)

    For those of you who can understand it, I recommend that you watch it. And even if you don’t, it’s still pretty. Video¬† after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

  • July 8, 2010 /  Uncategorized

    How lame is that? I’ve been so busy that I didn’t even know that a successor to the DS was unveiled at E3 almost a month ago! And it wasn’t even through some tech/gaming news site either. I only learned about it while I was reading a strip from Ctrl + Alt + Del.

    I SERIOUSLY WANT THIS.

    Anyway, check out the CAD strip below.

    Ctrl + Alt + Del - No Glasses Required

    Ctrl + Alt + Del - No Glasses Required


  • July 8, 2010 /  Tutorials and Guides, Ubuntu

    In one of my earlier posts, I taught you how to install anything in Ubuntu. While I was browsing the Community Ubuntu Documentation on Games, I realized I’ve forgotten something.

    Imagine if you were browsing a site explaining how to setup, say, a system that automatically downloads new episdodes of a show. Wouldn’t it be better and much simpler that instead of telling you “Step 1: Go to this website, Step 2: download the installer, Step 3:¬† run it on your computer”, you’re just given a link that says “Step1: Click here to install Miro“? (Note: If you’re running Ubuntu, that link will really ask to install Miro. Try it)

    For the majority of you who have been using Windows for most of your life, when you hear installing programs with a browser, one thing that pops into your minds is downloading a program off the ‘net and installing it after you’ve downloaded. Or choosing a plugin for Firefox (which isn’t exactly what I meant with this topic).

    One advantage of having a package manager in an operating system like Ubuntu is this level of integration that it provides. And this is one serious example.



    In order to be able to do this, you must be running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) or later. If you are using an earlier version of Ubuntu, you will have to install AptURL and setup a compatible browser (see here for instructions).

    When you have that up and running, you can create an AptURL link simply by using the URL

    apt:packagename

    OR

    apt:packagename1,packagename2,…,packagenameX

    And that’s it! When someone visits your site and you wanna tell them about this hot, new game or software you’re using, don’t just tell them what it is. Give them an AptURL install link.