Archive for June, 2008

“It has been said…”

Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about graphics and the power consoles and computers have to produce a greater amount of detail.  Most notably, the Playstation 3 is notoriously powerful and has just recently benefited from the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.  There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that games like MGS4 or the previously released big name, Grand Theft Auto 4, are in fact some of the best looking games on the market, that will not only sell consoles, but will be discussed for years to come.  Yet the question that must be asked, is whether or not anyone will be playing these games come the release of the next console?

In some ways the PC is immune to this phenomenon.  The lines are not as clear cut with computer hardware as they are with console gaming.  There are issues that PC gamers face when dealing with new versions of their favorite games and whether or not their rig can play it.  At some point a piece of software that used to be a benchmark becomes ultimately irrelevant merely because very few people play it any more.

But what about when a game that transcends these lines in both consoles and gaming is released?

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June 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm 1 comment

“You’re all going to die…”

George Carlin

So began one George Carlin’s famous routines on a simple theme. Unfortunately, comedian George Carlin was inconvenienced by a recent turn of events, in which he ‘got dead’.

George Carlin was born in New York City in May of 1937. Raised by his mother from the age of 2, his upbringing in the city was occasionally evident in his jokes.  After attending various schools, he had a stint in the US Air Force, in which he was labeled an “unproductive airmen”.  Following his discharge from the Air Force, Carlin got into radio and moved to Hollywood, California.  Shortly there after, he began to appear on variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show.

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June 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment