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PS3’s Exclusive Gem – “Little Big Planet” October 15, 2008

Posted by Neal Atienza in Playstation 3, Video Games/Consoles.
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Little Big Planet (Release Date: October 21st, 2008) 

When will a game ask you to design the levels and characters, its upto you to design and recreate thegaming experience and its all in PS3’s exclusive titles called “Little Big Planet (take that xbox 360!).”

In this game, objects, terrain, characters, movement and schemes are all user-defined, allowing you full flexiblility during the design process of your level, you have plenty to work with, many options available and fully customizable. This is certainly a unique gaming experience in which any type of gamer can enjoy and love.This game will be out in a couple of days and it’s reviews are raging, this is certainly a game you would definitely wait in line for, absolute stunner!

I will review this game once my copy of LBP arrives at my door! Till next time.


WWDC Preview – “The Spotlight is on the Notebooks” October 14, 2008

Posted by Neal Atienza in Mac News, Tech News.
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Here is a leaked and legit picture of the upcoming MBP at the Special Event in the Cupertino Campus scheduled later today. Looking at the picture, no big changes done physically and who knows what Apple has instore for the guts of this laptop.

Heres a quick runthrough of what we might expect:

  • Rumours of a $899 macbook are false, this is the reported price tag of a 24″ Cinema Display.
  • Macbook Pro will feature a glass touchpad which the user can “click” when it is pressed down.
  • MBP will also offer multi-touch gestures on the touchpad and will not include firewire ports.
  • Macbook will be using a new battery so expect extended battery lifes for all lineups.
  • MacBook Airs will be updated with a larger 120GB hard drive and larger 128GB SSD option
  • MAcbooks and MBPs will be using – Hybrid SLI® technology, based on NVIDIA’s industry-leading SLI technology, delivers multi-GPU (graphics processing unit) benefits when an NVIDIA motherboard GPU is combined with an NVIDIA discrete GPU

Possible Macbook Configurations and Pricing:

  • – $999: 2.0 GHZ, 1 GB memory, 100/120 GB Disk
  • – $1299: 2.1 GHz, 2 GB memory, 160 GB disk
  • – $1499: 2.4 GHz, 2 GB memory, 250 GB disk

(If you look closely at the picture, you will not see a toupad click because it is a glass pad which can be clicked.)

Images coutesy of Macrumors & Engadget

First Look: Blackberry “Javelin” 8900 (2009 Model) October 12, 2008

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We all know how popular the BB Curve is, we know that it has one of the best QWERTY keyboards you can find on any smartphone, and we all know its Blackberry, now BB is going to be releasing the model which will take over the BB Throne in which the Curve has been sitting on for the longest time.

I was lucky enough to have a hands-on preview of the javelin or the BB 8900 from an unknown source which I would like to name “Raspberry.” My first impression when I held the device was, “Wow, this phone snuggles on my hand and it is pretty light.” Thats right, the design is well-thought out, it is surprising light with a battery on, and it boasts a 3.2 mega-pixel camera (nice!). Moving on to the important aspect of the phone and that is the keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard is awesome, I typed out an email using the keyboard and it was very responsive, less errors due to the overall layout of the keys, and I can confirm that my typing experience was far better than on the iPhone 3G. (sigh!)

Unfortunately, the device isnt 3G enabled but it does use the Edge Network, which is not bad but will pull off some users who are very dependent on a serious data plans. But in my own personal experience, a edge network is far more than sufficient for email and basic web browsing but not multimedia (when did BB adopt multimedia in the first place!).

Another thing they improved would be the software and interface, a completely a new design, the BB Bold was the first device released with the new software, very intuitive, quick launch of applications is located at the bottom of the screen, completely new and fresh (phew! its about time!) 

The “Javelin” or the BB 8900 is lining up to be a very impressive device using the BB Curve as a foundation, it is certainly going to line up as one of the hottest BBs around.

No date has been confirmed for it’s release but be sure to hold up any future smartphone purchases as this should be the phone you need to keep your eye on.

RUMOUR ALERT! – Leaked Macbook & MBP Casing Pictures October 12, 2008

Posted by Neal Atienza in Mac News, Tech News, Uncategorized.
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For the past few days, leaked pictures of the aluminum -built macbooks and macbook pros have been surfacing around the internet by many sources, this is surely confirming that they will be either revealed or released on October 14th at the Cupertino campus in a small keynote conference.

Looking at the pictures, very similar design between the two, they are adopting the Macbook Air style keyboard with a 3mm space between each key in this year’s redesign. I also read in may sources that the new macbooks will be using the new Nvidia Chipsets and the Firewire 400 will be removed as well. 

I cant really tell alot from these hi-res pictures that were leaked but it will be only 3 days from now when you will be able to see the new macbook which I’m sure everyone is waiting for.

Sources from AppleInsider and MacX are predicting that Apple is lining up the cheapest macbook to be in the regional price of $899. It  has been a consistent move from Apple this year to reduce all their prices  (I think they should after the financial crisis in the US), Apple reduced the prices of the iPhones and iPods, its time to move into their laptop lineups.

Fingers crossed!

I wish I was able to get more info regarding Apple TV, I’m lining myself up to buy the new Apple TV and their dual driver Apple In-Ear Earphones but so far no news. Shit!


Images courtesy of MacRumors and MacX.cn