Friday, January 28, 2011

A Common Name... With Uncommon Virtue

Generic look... with ambitious goals
Zero Point Software is an independent game developer based out of Denmark who wants to "Make You Believe." 

Interstellar Marines Video Game, Exclusive Will You Believe? Trailer HD | Video Clip | Game Trailers & Videos |

This valiant team of cyber-warriors is undertaking the ineffable responsibility of creating a current generation game without the funding of a traditional developer.  Their only supply line is us... the consumer!  They need all the help they can get since they seem to be fighting SHARK DOGS in the future... no but for reelz they are.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sony wants you to hack the PS3, they'll even give you money!

The title isn't true, flat out, but hopefully it grabbed your attention.  A couple days ago I posted about how the PS3 has been cracked by GeoHot (and I forgot to mention the hacker group fail0verflow who did something similar) and vented a little bit about how piracy and hacking kills my buzz about the gaming industry.  Well it still does, but just recently its been purported that "Sony tried to send Geohot $1 to prove that the hacker was taking donations" ( via  So once again, I am abhorrently opposed to piracy and hacking... but c'mon Sony, really?  If you're going to allegedly send someone a donation to strengthen your court case, make it a donation that they will take! 

After my house gets robbed by Sony super-soldiers I'm going to give them a dollar just for the sake of irony.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Three Cheers for Notch (Minecraft Overlord)

Notch, the sole developer of the indie sleeper sensation Minecraft, has just passed one million sales... and it's still in beta.  Say what!?

Head on over to Notch's Blog and check out his feedback about the game and the status of his new business.

P.S. - Notch, whatever you do, please don't make the torches extinguish themselves... I'd be thrust into a relentless world of blocky hell.

P.P.S - Has anyone noticed my fondness (and probably incorrect use) of the wonderful ellipsis punctuation?

Time Suck + Doing Science = EteRNA

What a noob...

    Noticed this article on GamesRadar yesterday and I thought I'd bring a little more attention.  What do you get when you cross a Carnegie Mellon University and a Stanford University development collaboration and mix it with the support of the National Science Foundation... that's right, a video game!  EteRNA is a game that teaches you about the fundamental building blocks of RNA, real world application, and how you can help science simply by playing! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

PS3 cracked... and what pain can it cause?

A picture showing both the original model desi...Image via Wikipedia

I feel this is a big enough issue to get inspired to write a little something again.

Recently, the PS3 has been hijacked by said digital tinkerer GeoHot and he decided to post the PS3 master root key on the interwebs...
Hacker Claims To Have The PS3's Front Door Keys [Hacking] (

Enter hacker-heaven!

Sure, most every single console has been cracked before but it's not about the downfall of the industry or sales that I'm worried about, those never have a problem, it's where developers and publishers time is being spent making people like me happy.