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February 15th, 2008 Console, PS3, Site News, Wii, Xbox360 16 Comments

“Romania se lupta cu morile de vant !”. Pare o expresie tipica pentru vremurile lui Don Quijote dar atat de des intalnita in ultima perioada incat a intrat deja in domeniul banalului. Chiar daca in locul morilor de vant punem giganti precum Microsoft, Sony si Nintendo, tot nu mai impresioneaza. S-au inradacinat atat de rau in roman lipsurile incat nimic nu-l mai poate soca, nimic nu-l mai poate impresiona. Mai ales cand vine vorba de niste gameri. Pentru presa din Romania in general, cuvantul game deja inseamna stire de nisa. Atat timp cat in continut nu se regaseste Basescu sau Tariceanu, stirea este deja de mana a doua. Sa nu mai vorbim de game (joc), care pentru romanul suparat in general nu-si mai are locul. Putini sunt cei carora un astfel de cuvant le provoaca un zambet ascuns, cei pentru care viata inca inseamna un joc. Sau cei care dupa o zi nenorocita de munca se retrag in linistea micii garsoniere unde apa calda este taiata si caldura vine de la un amarat de resou. Aceeasi care in liniste isi pornesc consola sau calculatorul si se retrag in mica lor lume virtuala. Sa nu-i uitam si pe cei care isi educa micul prichindel cum sa conduca de la 4 ani masina la Need For Speed, sau cei care la o petrecere uita de orice grija cu prietenii la un SingStar, Tekken sau Guitar Hero…

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February 5th, 2008 Funny, Technology none Comments

… but wait. Is this real ? Oh my. It’s a hologram. Seems like Sony finally mastered the 15 metters hologram and made a demo right in Tokyo by unleasing Nessie right on the water. Looks so real i can’t even imagine how the entertainment market will look in the near future. Or maybe who knows, they’ll use the technology for games…

November 24th, 2007 HiFi 124 Comments

Well, cei care ma cunosc, stiu ca sunt pasionat dupa nebunii HiFi, in special ultimele aparitii pe scena asta tumultoasa si din ce in ce mai evoluat. Cei care nu ma cunosc, probabil ca au ajuns pe aceasta pagina cautand pe web un review la un produs pentru care in Romania nu se agita nimeni sa-i faca o prezentare mai serioasa. Nici macar la recentul HiFi Arena un astfel de model nu a putut fi gasit, cei de la Panasonic neprezentand alt model decat din seria PY700. Dupa cum se stie neoficial insa, seria PY700 are inca un strat protector antireflexiv, fapt ce ii da un aspect mai mat si totodata ii scade din contrast de la 10.000:1 la 5.000:1. Acesta fiind unul din principalele motive pentru care am optat pentru PY70, care in mod normal ar trebui sa fie versiunea mai “slaba”. Well, sa vedem in continuare daca este asa sau nu. Apasa read more pentru review-ul complet.
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October 7th, 2007 HiFi none Comments

Well, sunt un maniac al HiFi-ului, si cred ca e vremea ca “vechiul” meu NAD sa fie inlocuit. Desi nu eram un fan Sony in ceea ce priveste fidelitatea sunetului (in special la speakers si receivers), seria ES m-a tentat dintotdeauna. Dupa ce am trecut in revista cam tot ce s-a lansat mai recent de catre Danon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer, NAD, Harman Kardon, Marantz si Sony, m-am decis sa fac pasul catre noul model din gama ES de la Sony. Avand un raport pret/calitate imbatabil, Sony STR-DA5300ES mi se pare alegerea perfecta. Read more for specs, pictures and links.

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October 7th, 2007 Console, PC Games, PS3, Wii, Xbox360 8 Comments

This article could be easier named “The Console War”. But if it would be as i wish, it would be a war with no winner. Actually, the winner would be the player, the daily gamer that could get the best out of all worlds. And we have in here the PC world, getting more and more expensive each 3-4 months, when a new GPU or CPU is released. Then we have the Playstation world, which Sony feeds on like a frenzy beast. PSx, PS2, PSP, PS3 are all shortcuts to a world that every gamer should know about. Then we have the new player, Microsoft. If it is an old player on PC world, on the consoles they’ve started recently with their Xbox console. And now they claim “world domination” with their Xbox 360 console. And finnally, we have the “oldest” player in the house: Nintendo. Who in the world doesn’t know what a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube or Wii is ? Who will win ? Which one is now the recommended choice for a player ? Which one is worth investing in ? Well, read on and we shall see.

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Although everyone was afraid this year E3 will be no longer the superb show we’ve got used to, it fortunatelly wasn’t so. I mean, this year exceeded everyones expectations, and every developer/publisher showed it’s best. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft bragged a lot about exclusive titles for their consoles, but we’ve seen it coming. Anyway, it was a superb show, and here are the GameTrailers Best of E3 2007. Read more for the rest of them. Enjoy !

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July 3rd, 2007 Hardware, PS3 1 Comments

It seems like PlayStation 3 possesses formidable hardware: IBM’s fastest supercomputer to date, Blue Gene/P, is juiced up by the same kind of processing chip that was originally designed for the Sony PS3. Blue Gene/P is approximately 100,000 more powerful than a PC, just enough to make PlayStation 3 owners feel proud about their powerful machine. IBM’s latest supercomputer can run about 1,000 trillion calculations per second, also termed as “petaflops”. Read more for details.
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July 1st, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

I think i’m in love. Althouh sleepy and tired from so much work… i have something to cheer me up. It’s the girl from Heavenly Sword. Check out the gallery, with INGAME screenshots, and you’ll see why she is so lovely, kicking that fat “little” guy.

July 1st, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune: It’s looking great. It’s looking superb. Hell yeah, it’s sublime ! Sorry i can’t post the High Def version (you cand find it in here) to see how gorgeous this is. And again, it seems to be an exclusive title for PS3. Well, keep the good games coming. May the force be with PS3 guys ! Lara Croft, eat some dirt !

July 1st, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

The super dudes from Gametrailers.com came with some movie presentation for the japaneese game Folklore. I can only say that is looking awesome, and it’s one of the expected PS3 titles to break up the slow pace PS3 is showing us lately. Let’s hope the game will not be only about the visual, and the motion sensors from PS3 controller will not fail on us.

June 13th, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Nah belea. Sony nu mai are ce sa faca, si intra in rand cu lumea. Cu alte cuvinte, si-a tras Blog. Il puteti gasi aici. Ma distreaza ca pe blog se lauda de cum stau la partea de Folding (si nu e un lucru rau deloc). Aveti mai jos si un screenshot comparativ. Ah, si inca ceva. Probabil multi se intreaba ce Dzeu se intampla, de postez ba in engleza, ba in romana. Well, e simplu. That’s how my mind works. Part english, part romanian. Asa ca, daca nu va place, nu va pot opri sa schimbati canalul… Pana una alta, have a nice day !
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June 3rd, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Dupa update-ul de firmware v1.80, toti am asteptat o revelatie la upscale-ul prin care iubitul nostru Cell ar putea face miracole. IGN a fost primul site pe care am putut gasi comparatii decente, si foarte bine comentate. Puteti vedea tot articolul aici, sau click Read More pt. galeria completa. Parerea mea personala este ca se putea mai mult. Adica, eu unul nu inteleg de ce Sony a optat pt. upscale bilinear, cand ar fi putut opta pentru anisotropic + antialiasing serios. Nu pot decat sa ma gandesc ca au avut in vedere chipul hardware din versiunele NTSC, emulatorul software din variantele PAL fiind probabil mult mai maleabil. Well, asteptam mai multe Sony. Stim ca se poate 🙂

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June 1st, 2007 Console, PS3, Wii, Xbox360 none Comments

Hahahaha. PS3 are acum propriul sau cantecel. “Sony you went wrong / With your PS3 / I’ll just keep playing / My 360…”. Si da, se pare ca este batut la vanzari de Wii, X360, jocurile apar firav sau deloc, exclusivitatile se duc de rapa, Kutaragi mai ca nu pleaca la Nintendo… Poate doar BluRay sa-l mai salveze, si cele cateva titluri mult asteptate… Amen. Read more pt. versiunea a doua a clipului.

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May 27th, 2007 Console, PS3 none Comments

Oh yes. Tocmai ce a inceput razboiul in jocurile auto related (Forza Motorsport 2, Colin McRae Dirt, Need For Speed Damage, Burnout 5, MotoGP 07) si deja avem picanterii legate de Gran Turismo 4 HD si Gran Turismo 5. Car Damage, Dynamic Weather, 750 masini cel putin, 4 vederi de driving (inclusiv din masina, cu designul real al masinii). Pe scurt, bestial. Read more for full list of Polyphony goodies:

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May 25th, 2007 Funny none Comments

Sau “When you got screwed by Sony last time ?”. Nu e nevoie sa va mai uitati la poza. Va spun eu. E un surub marca Sony, la oferta speciala, la fantasticul pret de 61.31 EUR fara TVA. Si oferta verii, la 1Kg de suruburi marca Sony, primiti o plasma cadou 👿

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