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Wednesday - March 26, 2008

Fingers crossed

I upgraded last night. So far no problems, but also no noticeable changes.

Posted by jcraven at 11:06 AM | Tech

Tuesday - March 25, 2008

Flickr fully updated

I finally uploaded all of my pictures into Flickr. The link can be found at the top of the page or here. The total rounded out at 4,295 pictures totalling more than 6GB of data.

Posted by jcraven at 4:14 PM | Misc

Halo 3 Heroic Map pack now free, and WoW 2.4 patch today

Today, the Halo 3 Heroic Map pack is now available for free.

Also today the 2.4 patch for WoW went live, named "Fury of the Sunwell". The official patch notes can be found here, once Blizzard's servers come up from maintenance.

Posted by jcraven at 2:10 PM | Video Games

Tuesday - March 18, 2008

Vista SP1 released

Today Microsoft officially released Service Pack 1 for Vista. Here's the download link. Now, the real question is how long should I wait before I attempt the install.......

Posted by jcraven at 3:21 PM | Tech

Monday - March 17, 2008

Time Flies

Today, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins turned 41. Man that makes me feel old.

Posted by jcraven at 8:28 PM | Movies & Music

Tuesday - March 11, 2008

Two Red Carpet Premiere Tickets

Yes, you can find anything on eBay. If I had the disposable cash, I'd be first in line for this auction. Of course it's for charity. :)

Posted by jcraven at 12:08 PM | Movies & Music

March Gaming update

I know, I've been slack about updating lately. Today, I'll give an update of games I've been playing over the past couple months.

- World of Warcraft - nothing new here.

- The Orange Box - I haven't had a chance to try out the Half-Life games, and Team Fortress 2 didn't impress me. But there's a big standout in the collection. Portal is absolutely great. It's easily the best game I've played in the last year, and possibly my favorite game of all time. I know, it sounds like I'm exaggerating, but it really is good. It has a 90 rating on metacritic (9.6 user rating). If you don't have a next gen console, you can even pick up the standalone version on the PC from Steam for less than $20. Go get it now.

- Rock Band - This is another great game. All the instruments are fun to play, although the drums seem to be the most difficult for the rhythmically challenged like myself. Lara and I play at least once a week, but 4-player is even better. I've had to have the guitar replaced once, but the return process was fairly easy.

- Gears of War - I've had this game since the 360 launch, and just now got around to finishing the single player campaign. Even on the 'Normal' difficultly, this game is very tough. I even called in Scott to help with the final boss. The game has a very large following, but I probably won't play it again now that I've finished the story. I'll probably check out Gears 2 when it is released later this year.

- The Simpsons Game - This is really a game for fans of the series. It includes all of the original voice actors, and each mission plays like an episode. The comedy is quite good, but the gameplay is nothing special. Also, there's not a lot of replay value, but if you're a fan you should still give it a shot.

- Project Gotham Racing 4 - I bought this one for cheap at Best Buy. It really should be called PGR 3.5, since there's not much difference from PGR3. It adds weather effects, and motorcycles, but overall it's more of the same. If you liked the previous versions, it might be worth picking up.

- Bioshock - I know, everybody loves this one, but I wasn't overly impressed. Don't get me wrong, it's fun, but it didn't hold my attention for very long.

I think that's it for now......

Posted by jcraven at 11:26 AM | Video Games