Archive for August, 2005
The two classic games, Worms and Lemmings will be coming to the PSP, I don’t think I will be getting a PSP, but I’m still very happy to see these two games come out for it, games like this should not be left to die.
Check the following links out for the most recent news on them:
Worms 4: Mayhem now out on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, marks 10 years of worm-on-worm violence and to honour it the codemasters website has a 10th anniversary celebratory video.
The movie sees Worms 4: Mayhem’s wriggling warriors giving a spectacular synchronised performance as they are blown up in time to the music of the 1812 Overture!
It’s only fitting that Tchaikovsky’s dramatic piece of classical music, so often used at incredible firework displays and said to be described by the composer himself as “very loud and noisy”, be used to mark the occasion with all the appropriate pomp and circumstance that the classic Team 17 series deserves.
Opening with the worms’ birthday cake (complete with TNT sticks for candles and a suitably angry worm atop it), the movie takes you sweeping over the landscapes, through the customisation of both worms and weapons, and, as the 1812 Overture builds to its crescendo, the worms combust, crash, blow up, and generally show off their ability to suffer at the hands of their opponents.
Get ready to light the blue touch paper of Worms 4: Mayhem’s explosive gameplay as the loveable, customisable, yet entirely destructible, worms return in classic style on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in Q2. See their brilliant performance now in the video at http://www.codemasters.co.uk/worms
And here’s a news post from a couple of days ago at the site:
>”Release the Worms!” Worms 4: Mayhem – out today plus multiplayer PC demo now available for download!
Let the worm-on-worm violence commence! Everyone’s favourite invertebrates are back in Worms 4: Mayhem and it’s out today for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC!
You can also sample the worms of mass destruction right now with the online multiplayer demo, available for from www.codemasters.co.uk/worms (in Downloads).
Worms 4: Mayhem is crammed with the explosive worm-versus-worm single and multiplayer gameplay that gave the series classic status and this time battles are bigger, badder and better than ever before. Gamers are free to wreak side-splitting revenge on their foes, with their teams of die-hard worms. Don’t underestimate these creatures, they may be invertebrates but they sure ain’t spineless!
For the first time in any Worms game, player’s imagination can run riot by creating their own arsenal of weapons to cause as much havok as possible on their opponents – how about an exploding kitten bomb which detonates poison gas on a fuse setting?! Prepare to cause chaos and humiliate the enemy with classic weapons, such as sticks of dynamite and exploding sheep, plus a host of new weapons that create new strategies and gameplay possibilities including the Bovine Blitz, which unleashes a squad of lethal cows!
Gamers can customise their worms and choosing their hair, hands, faces and glasses – all with Worms trademark humour. The customisation doesn’t stop there; players can give their personal army a Trinny and Susannah-style make-over and dress them in all kinds of clobber from disco outfits, cowboy get-ups, Scottish kits and even astronaut suits!
With bold levels, an improved 3D camera and animation system, a stunning arsenal delivering comedy kabooms, the loveable, customisable, yet entirely destructible, the worms are back in full force!
Worms 4: Mayhem, developed by Team 17 and published by Codemasters, is out today – July 29th – on PC (£19.99 RRP), PlayStation 2 (£29.99) and Xbox (£29.99). Wriggle online for the online multiplayer demo and more at www.codemasters.co.uk/worms.
I was going to buy Sonic Heroes last year but me and my brother in decided to buy Worms 3D instead which is a great game too, but I would like to give Sonic Heroes a special mention because it’s a great game and for me Sonic The Hedgehog is a hero in himself, the best game character ever and now that I have sonic heroes for my PC I can play him and his team in there 3D adventure, don’t mistake me 3D is good as hell but I still love all the 2D versions the last version of Sonic The Hedgehog I brought was Sonic Labyrinth for The game Gear but sadly I don’t have it anymore as The Game Gear broke and I cant seem to find the games for it anymore, I think my parents must have thrown them away when me moved back to England from Spain, maybe someday I’ll buy a second hand game gear or even a mega drive and get some Sonic games for it.
If you’re a Sonic Fan then Sonic Heroes is a must buy.
Release Date January 6, 2004
PC Release Date November 16, 2004
In Sonic’s most exciting adventure yet, you maneuver a team of three Sonic characters through massive levels to overcome the ultimate evil! You guessed it, Dr. Eggman is on the loose once again, but this time he’ll have to take on three powerful characters at once! Whether he’s trying to outrun Sonic, or dodge Knuckles punches, he’ll have plenty to contend with. All twelve characters have unique strengths that you’ll take full advantage of to get your team through the course at full speed. Whether you choose Team Sonic, Team Dark, Team Rose, or Team Chaotix, you’ll be off on a wild journey filled with challenging missions unique to each team. In this groundbreaking title that brings the Sonic series to PlayStation 2 and Xbox for the first time, Sonic Heroes marks the next evolution in Sonic’s gaming career.
â€¢ Each team boasts multiple specialized stages with unique missions and CG movies driving each “team” story forward.
â€¢ Experiment with the team formations to learn the best way to defeat enemies, solve puzzles, and navigate the huge environments.
â€¢ Each stage contains multiple paths and missions for tons of gameplay hours.
Check this site out, it’s a site provided by MSN that lets you can create your own Reality TV Show online and share it with your friends and family, it really is quite good and funny!
Despite rumors to the contrary, but in keeping with the schedule that was posted months ago, Microsoft is planning to ship Windows Vista Beta 2 in late 2005, not in early 2006. According to internal documentation, Vista Beta 2 is scheduled to be “feature complete” by September 29, 2005. Then, Vista Beta 2 will enter lockdown mode between October and November 9, 2005. After that date, Beta 2 will be in escrow. Microsoft now plans to ship Windows Vista Beta 2 on December 7, 2005, about three weeks later than the had been previously reported.
What about post-Beta 2? According to a second set of documentation, Microsoft will ship Windows Vista Release Candidate 0 (RC0) on April 19, 2006, and Windows Vista RC1 on June 28, 2006. Microsoft currently plans to release Windows Vista to manufacturing on August 9, 2006, and make the product broadly available by November 15, 2006.
I found this posted at Chris’s Msn Space today, what do you think about it, will this really work?
What is the MSN Customer Network Initiative (CNI)?
“[MSN CNI] is a web-based product for pre-releasing service and application software to the world. Our product is designed to grow our partner’s pre-release programs from thousands to millions of customers through a throttled invitation mechanism.
The MSN CNI team will shortly be shipping its first version and work is already starting for version 2.
“Nothing like this has been done in Microsoft to date; [This will be] the product which is going to revolutionize how we ship software.”
Will this put a stop to the software leaking that occurs frequently on betas such as MSN Messenger 7.5? We shall see. Given how “successful” WGA has been, I won’t be holding my breath.
Here’s an extract of a classic letter to Google Talk from Leah the Program Manager of MSN Messenger.
But I love this about us, I love that we’re so different because it means that we have a lot to learn from each other. Maybe you will build up a robust feature set and I will improve my usability. Maybe your straightforward interface will bring new people into the IM market who have been intimidated out of it by the more complex clients. By using one another as a role model, we both have a chance to improve and become the best IM clients we can be, making all of our users that much better off (and our mothers proud!)
This image is a photomosaic of the famous painting ‘Starry Night’. The image is made with over 210.000 tiny photographs and a total size of over 1.500.000.000 points in other words it is a 1.5 Gigapixel Image. Click over the image (Zoom In) until you start to see the tiny images.
NASA is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery by sending a new probe to Pluto called Horizons.
But here’s to good part and that is that you can actually have your name on it, now isn’t that great, all you have to do is visit the site and give them your full name, please be aware that the e-card will be inactivated on September the 15th 2005 so hurry up and add your name before it’s to late.
NEW HORIZONS MISSION
Shedding Light on Frontier Worlds
On August 30, 2005
Thank you for joining the first mission to the last planet! A compact disc bearing your name will be included on the New Horizons spacecraft, set for the first voyage to a new class of planets on the solar system’s farthest frontier.
Come with us as we complete the reconnaissance of the solar system and unlock the secrets of Pluto, its moon, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt.
Certificate No. 284771
The Internet Browser Opera is now 10 years old and to celebrate it they are going to an online anniversary party held on its own site which will commence on Tuesday, August 30th 2005, 3PM CET.