Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My first Spore Creation

The Spore Creature Creator Trial was released today for PC and Mac today. If you aren't familiar with Spore, read up on it on Wikipedia. It's a virtual life game from Will Wright, creator of Sim City and The Sims. This release is just the creature creation portion of the game, with limited options. You can get it here.

Surprisingly, its a lot of fun to just mess around with the different options available in the Creature Creator and create your own creature. You can also buy the full version of the Creature Creator, containing four times as many options as the trial, from the EA Store for 9.95 as a direct download for PC starting tomorrow. The boxed PC/MAC version comes out thursday, according to Bestbuy.com. Mac users will be able to download a copy from GameTree Online.

A really cool feature this has is the ability to upload videos to YouTube directly from the program. Here is my first creature, Horny:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hulu just got awesome

Hulu, the joint-venture between NBC and Fox, just got more awesome. Earlier this week, "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" were added to its growing library of TV shows.

I don't watch too much TV, but there are a few shows I must catch. Now that Stewart and Colbert have joined "Heroes" and "The Office," I have no need for cable anymore. O, and Hulu also runs in 480p with no lag on FiOS.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Automated DVD Rental is the greatest thing ever!

So my local supermarket recently got a one of those new automated DVD Rental machines, and its great. It costs just a dollar a night to rent a DVD; the system requires a credit or debit card to rent to enforce that. It uses RFID (radio frequency identification) tags located on the discs themselves to track rentals. Since I work part-time at the store, I find it to the be the best way to see new releases on DVD.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Fallout for free!

According to Joystiq, GameTap will adding the Fallout series, presumably Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for everyone to play for free! YESSSSSSSS! Just in time for Fallout 3!

For those of you confused about why I'm happy, all I can say is that you now have the chance to make up for missing one of the greatest games of all time. Fallout, a role-playing game originally released in 1997, was set in a post-apocalyptic version of southern California. Below is the original intro sequence from the game, narrated by Ron Perlman.