Games Technology

Windows 7 RTM and Family Pack!


Kevin Rose had a big complaint about Windows on Diggnation awhile back, about how many selections there are with Windows and how Apple basically gives everyone everything, then you can opt to not install more.  I agree with this quite a bit, over the years, the Windows OS has become more and more complicated for seemingly no reason at all.  This doesn’t mean I am an Apple fanboy by any stretch, in fact, I despise them much like Sony in their similar practices.  Anyway, since it is Microsoft, they feel very little need to include an explanation for this and not sure I really blame them.

I am not really THAT excited about this, since it is already my main OS across the board(sorry Ubuntu!) with the RC but, still is nice since the rest of the world – primarily the non-platform video game industry, can now officially support this with games!  Though, I’ve not really seen a game not run on it well.

We’ll see how true that holds in the RTM.


Games General

Damn You PopCap!!!

Dudes and Dudettes.  I am sure you all have run into a game we all know and despise called Bejewelled.  Well, rest assured, more crack has been delivered to you by our wonderful friends at PopCap.  They just don’t know when to quit.  Rather, they know how to make you not want to quit.  I swear they must have some crazy ass designers that walk the streets talking to crackheads to adjust their algorithm accordingly.  This ensures that all of us stay addicted to their games probably until the end of time.

I’ll say that the title is misleading, since it doesn’t sound like something that works.  I mean, really, plants vs zombies?  How the fuck?  Even a venus flytrap is going to get its ass kicked by the brainsuckers.  But nope, add a slight dose of PopCap… and voila, you have an addicting, well thought out game that will last you for hours on end.

Oh right, the link to the game.  Or, if you prefer to use Steam, go here.  If you are truely unsure about this game, Steam does offer you a timed Demo as well.  Don’t worry, you’ll only be on the brink of getting fired from your job because of this game.  It is truely, Made Of Awesome.

Good luck.  See you on the rooftops.