Uncharted 2 Details December 30, 2008Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Video Games , add a comment
Waiting for The sequel to Uncharted? Well you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. This picture of Nathan Drake, the protagonist of Uncharted, just makes me want the game that much more–whereas Uncharted 1 only used 30%, this latest version will be using about 90-100% of he PS3′s power.
Other interesting details:
- This time, the storyline doesn’t revolve around Drake’s relative Francis Drake, but Marco Polo.
- According to Edge, this game will dig deep into Drake’s persona and show his charming side, and his jerky side.
- According to Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, they have added a new facet to the game which is called the “stealth mechanic:. The “stealth mechanic” just adds another way to play the game. From what i have heard it is just like what happened with Metal Gear, you could sneak around the enemy or just shoot them all down.
The game’s expected release is for early 2009.
Info and pix from ps3fanboy.com
How to Backup your iPod (for Windows PC's) December 27, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : How-To, Mp3 players and iPods , add a comment
SharePod for Windows (no, that’s not my iPod- it’s a pic I found online )
Got a bunch of music and videos on your iPod and want to make sure you have them backed up onto your computer?
This is a great little program that not just does it’s job, but does it really well. The program is called SharePod and can be downloaded for free here (don’t worry this won’t give your computer viruses or anything like that — I got it here and no problems on my PC). Anyways, all you do once you download this small file is open it up, click on the items you want to copy to you computer and click on the icon in the upper left that says “Copy to PC.” Then you select the folder you want the items to go into (I would recommend you put it in My Music or Desktop– or anywhere you’d remember it’s location), then click OK- and your done! Your files are now on your computer!
Now let’s say you wanna take those files you backed up (say you got them from a different computer in your house), and now transfer them to your iTunes. Well, don’t worry, this is also just a quick step away. Open iTunes and go to “File Add File to Library”, then go to where you saved your file from your iPod on your computer (see, this is where knowing where you saved the file is important ), and click on it to add to your iTunes library. If its a video, then the file will go to your Movie’s section in iTunes, and if it’s a song, then it will go to music.
See, that wasn’t so hard , and now you got your songs and videos saved onto your computer.
SharePod is a free download from Download.com, and works with Windows XP and Vista, as well as with all iPod’s and iPhone’s including the iPhone 3G and new iPod Touch (2nd Generation) and iPod Nano (4th Generation).
So, what you think- this work well for you? Got questions? Wanna reccomend a different, easier program? Sound off in the comments!
Dell and Sony Tease New Laptops December 23, 2008Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Computers, Rumors , 2comments
Looking for a new Laptop but don’t want a Mac? Well sometime in January, both Sony and Dell will release their new notebooks.
On January 9th Sony will unveil this new netbook/laptop whose exact definition isn’t specific (as their picture shows), but some think it might be a retake on the typical netbook (those little tiny computers designed for notes, internet and travel with screens below 10 inches and prices that are well below most laptops).
Dell recently touted their new rival to Apple’s Macbook Air — yes, we said a laptop that could actually be thinner than the Macbook Air! In case you were unaware, the Macbook Air tops out at .76 inches of thickness; imagine how thin the Adamo will be! Dell has confirmed that Adamo, the new mystery laptop, was originally to be released this month, but was pushed back to Feburary.
We don’t know the actual price of these sweet laptops, but you can be assured that the prices might make your wallet run
So are you going to wait it out for these slick new Laptops/Netbooks? Or, are you just going to spring for another computer? Let us know in the comments.
The TeenTechBlog Holiday Wish List December 23, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Misc. , add a comment
Yup, it’s that time of year again- the holiday season. Presents, snow, no school, intense college bowl games, and anything else you can imagine. We thought that, seeing that it is the holiday season, we’d share with you some of the gadgets on our holiday wish list. So what gadgets would we like to get this holiday season? Read on!
Review: Call of Duty World at War (Xbox 360) December 21, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : First Look/Reviews, Video Games , add a comment
Looking to pick up the new Call of Duty game for the holidays, but not 100% sure you want it? Want to know our thoughts on whether to get this or Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? We’ll try to answer these and other questions you may have in this review, so keep reading! (more…)
New Games Coming to the iPhone December 17, 2008Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Mp3 players and iPods, Video Games , add a comment
There has been much speculation about the cryptic message Konami sent us a few weeks back, and today that message was answered.
Metal Gear solid is coming to the iPhone. Now this Metal Gear Solid Touch, as it is being called now, won’t have new storyline: it will basically be a shorter, and less in-depth Metal Gear Solid 4, but you can expect the gameplay to include a lot of tapping on the screen to, I don’t know, knock your enemy out
Konami also announced two more games are making the transition to the iPhone: Silent Hill and Dance Dance Revolution. I imagine it will be interesting playing Dance Dance on an iPhone.
All the games are coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch this spring.
Ask TeenTechBlog- Week of December 15- December 22 December 16, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Announcements , add a comment
As we mentioned in our Happy Birthday post, we feel that another way we can accomplish that goal is to ask you, our readers, what questions or problems your having with technology. Having trouble backing up an iPod, not sure what type of cell phone to get? Ask us! We hope to then research the ones that are most interesting or requested and make those questions the focus of future posts in the coming week.
You can either drop your question as a comment below, or if you prefer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Unfortunately, seeing as we our students ourselves and have things outside the blog, we may not be able to answer each and every question you may have so we highly recommend posting your questions as a comment; who knows, another reader might have your answer!
So start sending in those questions, and we look forward to helping you.
–Your Friends at TeenTechBlog
Auditorium December 14, 2008Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Computers, Video Games , add a comment
A screenshot of Auditorium (it looks cooler when it’s moving)
Auditorium is the latest game I’ve found online, and frankly, it is incredible.
The basic premise of the game is that there is a river of “audio-visual particles” that flows across the screen. You must use the various tools the game gives you (a vortex creator, directional changes, and others that have yet to appear in the demo) to manipulate the river and get it to reach any of the various boxes. When the boxes are hit, they fill up with a steady stream of particles, when the flow is diverted, the boxes recede. As the various boxes around the board fill, each plays a part of a soaring orchestral harmony that sets off the game.
Also in the mix are color areas, which change the color, and then allow you to fill different colored boxes. The game only gives you a certain amount of tools per level, though, actually making it difficult.
All in all, the game is excellent – the particle effects are spectacular, the music wonderful, and the gameplay and puzzles unique and challenging enough to be fun. My only complaint – its only in demo stages right now, which of course means that its not finished yet.
Play Auditorium here.