Archive for March, 2007

G03 Day 2

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

The second day of G03 has come and gone, and this time I was not able to attend due to having work commitments. However I will be attending tomorrow and I can’t wait for it. (Just gotta get all my school work done between now and then 🙂 ).

Below is Kotaku’s coverage of the second day of G03, well worth a look.

Well that looks to be Kotaku’s wrap up of G03 day 2. I will be bringing you the things I see and do at G03 tomorrow, to you some time tomorrow or monday.

PCGZine Issue 4

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

GamerZines just launched their latest PC gaming magazine, PCGZine. As we have come to expect from GamerZines the quality is fantastic, read some of my older articles on GamerZines.

Whats in this months issue of PCGZine:

  • Previews:
    • Empire Earth III
    • Frontlines: Fuel of War
    • Codename: Panzers Cold War
  • Reviews:
    • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
    • Ancient Wars: Sparta
    • Jade Empire Special Edition
    • Resident Evil 4
    • Runaway 2: The Dream of The Turtle
    • Silverfall
  • The Witcher an Interview with Michal Madej
  • Plus much much more

You can download the latest PCGZine via the affiliate link below.

G03 Trade Day Conferences

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Well unfortunately I was not able to attend the G03 conferences, because of school etc. I have however been reading Kotaku’s coverage of G03 and thought I would give you some links so you can read about it for yourself.

Hope you enjoy those articles I sure have makes me wish I was there 🙁

HarpzOn Review

Friday, March 30th, 2007

HarpzOn is the personal blog of Mitchell Harper. He is a fellow Aussie who (as most of us) freely shares his vast knowledge, Mitch delivers great tips on how to increase website traffic.

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I found Mitch’s blog a few weeks ago and within a short amount of time I found myself checking his blog several times a day, since he has great quality posts, on general blogging techniques as well as more specific things like increasing website traffic via creating a forum. Mitch is also a very generous man and recently donated $10 per comment to two selected charities. Also if you link to him (like I am doing now) he will give you a free link back.

Below are a few of his recent articles I found to be interesting and informative:

I think ill leave it at that, go on and check out Harpzon.com.

GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2007

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

GO3 is indisputably going to be the biggest gaming event/conference to hit Australia this year. Taking place this month between March the 30th and the 1st of April.

With all the excitement it has built up for me over the months and it being only a few days away, I thought that I would make an entry on it to inform those of you who do not know anything about it what it is all about.

GO3 is a three day Electronic Entertainment Expo, that will be showing off the latest in gaming and electronic entertainment! GO3 is complete with conferences with guest speakers including, Hideo Kojima, Rod Fergusson, and a line up of many other individuals. Check out the list of speakers at the two day conference.

Not into conferences? well thats fine because along with the conferences is the two day expo open to the general public, including a massive LAN party with room for hundreds of people. Competitions taking place will include Quake 3, BF:1942, BF:2, CS, UT, War3 plus a few others.

A nice slew of games will also be showcased at GO3, including a playable demo of World in Conflict. (Hopefully ill get a shot and get some footage of it)
Other games in the show case include Bioshock, Unreal Tournament 3. For the full list of games check here.

New Information: Wii Opera Browser

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

A conversation between Wii developers about the final version of the internet channel is up on the net.

New features for the final version of the internet channel include:

  • A search button that can be accessed from the start page and from the tool bar.
  • Multiple cursors can be shown up on the screen however only the person with cursor number 1 can control what is viewed.
  • Zoom, scroll and response speed have all been varied from the trial version.
  • Two types of zoom control, first is the same as what was in the trial version, the new addition lets you zoom in at set levels.
  • Outline font will be used (whatever that is) in the full version which means that the words will never be blurry no matter how far you zoom in.
  • Width of pages set at 800 pixels for all screen setups regardless of widescreen.
  • New scroll feature where you press B and depending on how far you are from the sides of the screen depends on how much you scroll.You can also scroll with the D-pad.
  • Responsiveness of the channel has been increased so it loads faster and you are able to use the favorites section almost instantly.
  • Ability to hide the tool bar has been added for the final version.
  • .www ,.com are displayed on the URL input screen to make life easier.

Read the full developer talk.

Can You Block Comment Usernames With WordPress? [Update -1]

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Ok after I was looking through my comments I noticed a few people that must have it in for me. Because they posted with my username Qwerty_ on the review of James Gill’s blog.

The things were not posted by me you can tell as it is not even a link in the username. Check the comments out at the post.

My questions is can I disable the username Qwerty_, Qwerty etc so people cannot comment with this user name? so future things like this will not take place.

Thanks for your help. James I hope the comments did not offend you or anyone else and again they were not made by me.

[Update]

Yes you are able to block user names as well as e-mails from within wordpress, you can do so within the options-> discussion menu. Picture below.

I have blacklisted the user names Qwerty_, Qwerty and Q@the1qwerty.com so hopefully this problem will not take place again, blacklisting them automatically sends them to Akismet classified as spam.

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Discussion menu is where you need to go in options.

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Add you blacklistings in there.

Hope that helps everyone out.

Blogosphere Week In Review March 25

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I’ve been very busy with school work not to mention a few days when there was database issues and I was not able to access the site at all. Hopefull the database issues are all sorted now and those problems will not persist. This week will be pretty much the same slow on the posts coming through as I have quite a few assignments on the go and tests this week.
The bright side is things should return to normal next week and after that there will plenty of posts as I enter my holidays.

Now enough of whats going on, on my blog time for the blogosphere week in review.

This week the Gill’s where back up in top place equal with 3 posts each at the end of the week.

Chris Gill has changed his theme and I must say that it looks very nice, and original as I have not seen this theme used on any other blogs. Chris brings his readers the latest happenings in the blogging community, and has some great tips on content creation, useful wordpress plugins, Chris also looks into ways of generating a few $ from your blog and the general things that he finds interesting. He recently broke into the top 100k on Technorati which is a great achievement considering the fact that his blog is relatively new. Chris has got a great article on how to create and find content for your blog and a few wordpress plugins to help deal with SEO.

James has a blog that deals with general blogging things as well as the other things that he find interesting. Check out the full review that I gave of his blog (Sorry James don’t have the time right now to give a new small write up) This week James had several interesting posts.. 67 Versions of a 3d sphere A video about the evolution of gaming.

Dan1el has an interesting post on his views of Technorati.

Madhur Kapoor the term Wiki is now in the Oxford dictionary

If you would like to be in the Blogosphere week in review all you have to do is comment on my site. The top commentator for the week will be the feature of the article as James and Chris were.

Opera Browser For Wii Final Version To Launch In April

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The trial version has been out for months, helping the Opera devs to fine tune the Wii browser from the advice users have given them. Now its time for the unveiling of the full version of the Opera Browser for the Nintendo Wii. According to a recent press release from Opera.com the full version of the Opera Wii browser will be released during April, slightly later than was originally expected.

P3Zine Launch Issue Out Now.

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

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Gamerzines newest addition to their collection of Ezines is P3Zine, a gamerzine dedicated to the latest news, previews and reviews of the hottest games for the PS3. The launch of the P3Zine coincides with the launch of the PS3 in Europe and Australia.

�Sony�s next-gen console deserves a true next-gen magazine,� says Editorial Director, Dan Hutchinson. �With the digital magazines we produce leading the world in terms of design, interactivity and popularity, the European launch of the PlayStation 3 is the natural time to launch P3Zine. The first issue is our biggest issue to date and contains 45 pages of multimedia enhanced professional games journalism.�

Inside the launch issue of the P3Zine you will find:

  • Reviews For The Following Games:
    • Resistance: Fall of Man
    • Motorstorm
    • CoD 3
    • Ridge Racer 7
    • Vitua Fighter 5
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance
    • Virtua Tennis 3
    • F1 Championship Edition
    • Tiger Woods PG Tour 07
    • Fight Night Round 3
  • Selection of the hottest PS3 games for 2007
  • Information about the Playstation Network

Be sure to download the launch issue of P3Zine