After lots of hard work and time, the video version of episode 15 is finally up!
Unfortunately, this is probably also our last video version of the podcast, for now at least, due to the amount of time required to post-produce each episode. Don’t worry, we’ll still be doing videos, and most certainly still be doing our podcast! Read on for part 2 and 3.No comments
Hello all! Welcome to the very first episode of 65 Bits, simultaneously done via Video and Audio! Thats right, you guys will get to see our ugly mugs! Lets see what we are talking about this week. Google Notebook and Firefox are updated. We talk about phones with HSDPA *Just sounds sexy don’t it… HSDPA* so much that we forget to talk about the phones we wanted to talk about and thus decide to stuff it into the end of our podcast. We wax lyrical about HD-DVD and how Jerrick’s got the deliciously Xboxy-lookin’ HD-DVD drive. We discuss Command and Conquer 3 and its implications on our love lives. And lastly Happy Apple TV’s been Hacked week y’all! Its an occasion to celebrate.
Your friend, online non-sexual love, confidant and close buddy that you don’t know the last name to,
Update: Due to some technical issues, the video version will not be up simultaneously as the audio podcast. We apologize for the inconvenience. – Daniel
The launch of Command and Conquer 3 in Singapore was a massive blowout event. Thousands of people queued up just to get their grubby paws on the latest and greatest version of that beautiful game that we call Command and Conquer. First a little background, C&C has been around for about 12 years, and in that time it has spawned brilliant games that simply played on a simple premise, the pitting of two implacable sides, each armed to the teeth with modern and incredibly deadly technologies, the missions were usually much fun with briefings given by actors with a deliciously melodramatic bent. All told it was a great twelve years and now EA is here to do it all over again, with one exception, Better.
How so? The fanatics would scream at this editor, but how do you improve on the most pure, most bad boy, most on the edge of your teeth Real Time Strategy. Simple, by making it purer, more bad ass, and even more on the edge of your teeth. But, Editor? You might ask, editor, you can’t just can’t improve on perfection, Red Alert 2, The Original C&C etc. You can with creative use of already established techniques, (advanced waypointing systems, multiple construction queues, and my personal fave, the ability to view matches) These simple techniques allow for much more control over your troops, for what is a commander in battlefield but for control. True, you may be overwhelmed by these new features, but one thing I truly love is that the game does not FORCE you to learn these new techniques, as great as they are. You may feel more comfortable just doing the simple drag click and scroll and C&C 3 allows you to do that. It is in this that the Third iteration of C&C excels, providing more features for Hardcore games and yet still giving the purists something to bite on.
Bad ass gaming is hard to do these days, and EA tries its hand at creating something new, different and possibly great. The Skrin. That name sends shivers down your spine no? And it is this whole new additional race that creates a new dynamic in the game. This race looks like a cross between the Borg and Starcraft’s Zerg, and this my friends is not a bad thing. These aliens THRIVE on Tiberium. Love it. And probably would mate with it if they could. Nevertheless, the additional race is a nice almost welcome addition, though I do think that EA may be better served by making the GDI and NOD missions richer.
This version of C&C is so much on the edge, that I thought I was bleeding after playing the game. The Graphics are Beautiful, the explosions nice and bloomy, and of course you will need a suitably powerful PC to run this game, but hey, eat in for a couple of months, sell your mother, sell… well I’ll say valuable things. This game shows that EA is capable of greatness, and they must innovate, selling on tried and true methods will only get you so far.
I leave you with some pictures of the event.
Someday, we WILL be on that board!!
Some Party eh?Posted by Jerrick | No comments
We must have been very excited today, because we spoke so fast. That’s probably because we finally have not 1, not 2, but 3 hosts today! This week the XBox 360 seems to be moving on quickly, while there are more reasons why you shouldn’t get a PS3. Or you could just switch to PC gaming, since Nvidia is pushing out stuff too. In other news, the Apple TV is out, and like every other Apple product, we want one. We know you’ll send us one, right Apple? Then we discuss the question that keeps us awake at night: can you build a PC for less than S$1000?
Daniel, Jerrick, JoelPosted by Tech65 Crew | No comments
As promised on our last episode (13), here’s the new content I was talking about! After a long planning stage and waiting for the right time to be able to work on this project, we have finally completed our first video. This particular video is really very much an experiment, so do give us your feedback. We hope to make better videos in the future, and like our podcast, we will improve with time. Enjoy!
Oh, and do subscribe to our YouTube Channel so that you’re informed of our new videos!Posted by Daniel | No comments
It is with much joy that I inform you that our luck has finally changed. We have been recognised on an international stage. Ish. Lol. This week, we can’t help but talk about Hi-Def console gaming, and Wiiing in the wind, the hell with the concequences, I don’t quite know what it means, but I wanted to say it so indulge me. Ultra Ultra PCs, iTunes updates, Google being all WE WANNA DO EVERYTHING! HP actually making a nice powerful PC for us Singaporean users out there, Please don’t water it down. Please… Pllleeaseee. And lastly we stand corrected about Vista, It has NOT actually been cracked! Mein Gott! Microsoft actually is SAFE, is nothing in the world sacred anymore, we can’t even complain about how they can’t do anything right! And lastly we receive our first Email, EVER!
The luckiest dudes ever, Dan & JerPosted by Tech65 Crew | No comments
Hello happy people. We speak briefly about many things this week, making it a bumper podcast in total. We whine about delays and cancellations, speculate on the prospects of the consoles, and talk about Hi-Def. Most importantly we also wonder what direction this podcast will take in the future, so, go ahead, send us a email, flames and soothing words of encouragement are both appreciate.Posted by Tech65 Crew | 2 Comments