Saturday, September 08, 2007

BioShock looks INCREDIBLE

You just know that any game carrying warnings like "Game Rating: M (Mature) - Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language" is gonna be worth checking out but this is something else. The atmosphere is incredible.

You have to see this video of actual gameplay from BioShock, a Games for Windows and Xbox 360 title. I've created a collection of basic data and, more importantly, wicked videos, so you don't have to waste time scouring the net.

I highly recommend going to and watching this maximized. Turn out the lights and turn UP the volume!

Once you've done that, go see the first trailer.

According to Wikipedia,

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game by 2K Boston/2K Australia (previously Irrational Games[5])

Set in 1960, the player assumes the role of a plane crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the dystopian underwater city of Rapture and survive the mutated beings and mechanical drones within it. The game incorporates elements found in role-playing and survival horror games, and is described by the developers as a "spiritual successor" to their previous title System Shock 2.[7]

Just imagine: people sitting in their basements with video projectors, BIG screen TVs or video glasses and serious surround-sound systems, playing a video game in which mutated, blood-sucking kids have to be destroyed, while ordering pizza and beer online.

You can go to for screenshots and trailers or download the awesome TV trailer, courtesy of IGN:

(Flash video) 480 x 270 (18 MB)
(Flash video) 640 x 360 (18 MB)
(Windows Media) 1280 x 720 (50 MB)

If you have an Xbox 360, you can grab the demo here.

Games for Windows users can get the demo here. But be warned: you'll need some fairly hefty hardware to enjoy this thing, especially on a BIG monitor, and there has been a lot of chatter about this thing installing a rootkit.

What could possibly go wrong when you cram junk food, alcohol, isolationism and immersive imagery involving wasting kids into a generation of loners?

Friday, September 07, 2007

Yet Another Spiffing Music Video! Nick the Chopper - Baris Manco

Liked that incredible 80s rappers' riot throwdown yesterday, did you? Well, fans of the grotesque need look no further than today's sweet little number - Nick the Chopper, by Turkey's geat entry into the Hall of Hair - Baris Manco. I'm fairly sure this is 80s, too, though it's described as 70s. If it IS 70s, then it's got to be from about 1979.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Awesome Clip of Crap 80s Rap in Crap 80s Movie

Oh yeah, this is totally awesome. How could we forget Teen Witch when it gave us such an incredible battle of rhyme?

"Look at how funky he is," indeed. Top that!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cannot open all sites in Firefox on Sabayon (Ubuntu) Linux

AKA the case of the missing access to the internet under Sabayon and Ubuntu Linux.

One of the first problems, if not THE first problem Sabayon Linux newbies will encounter is some weird problem accessing the internet, be it the Wobbly Wide Web (gotta LOVE that Beryl) or just trying to update packages using Kuroo.

The first thing you should do with a fresh OS install, OBVIOUSLY, is update it. But of course, with Sabayon and (I presume) other Ubuntu based distros, you may not be able to update your packages because of problems with IPv6 service running.

First of all, the Gnome browser is nice, but it doesn't always work with many of today's AJAX/whatever sites (like Gmail, sometimes) so you might want to get Firefox up and running.

The immediate fix for Firefox is to disable IPv6 by enabling network.dns.disableIPv6 A double-negative. In code, no less. Beautiful!

1.Type "about:config" in the address field.
2.Type "ipv6" in the "filter: field" that replaced the address field.
3 There should be only one entry remaining in the listing. If there is more than one, look for "network.dns.disableIPv6". The value of this entry should be "false". Double-click it. The value should now read "true".
4. Restart Firefox.

Enjoy the results until the internet collapses under the weight of its IPv4 success.

The above steps will apparently also speed up browsing with Firefox. Until, as I already pointed out is coming, the death of the internet.

Meanwhile, if you want to do anything else useful on your Linux installation that requires the internet, you'll probably want to disable IPv6 system-wide because it tends to prevent or slow down Los Intartubez.

This is a slightly more involved process and much depends on the flava o'nix yall's runnin' so for Sabayon users, have a look on Ye Olde Google

All y'all users of them othra Linices can check this out, yo.