PS3 Controller: Even Worse Than PS2

IGN have been allowed to have a play with what is essentially the final PS3 hardware. Despite being mostly positive about the console, one bit sticks out – the controller. Although much the same as the PS2 Dual Shock 2 pad, only without the “shock” as Sony wouldn’t stump up money to appease the rumble technology patent holder, the “SIXAXIS” pad holds some other more nasty shocks. Firstly, it’s cheap and plasticky, but more important than that are the new …

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Apparently, Mr Larry Bodine had a bit of trouble with his brand new dual-G5 Power Mac. I’m not surprised, as most of what it supposedly came installed with simply doesn’t exist. His tirade against Apple is somewhat lacking in facts, and he seems unsure as to what actual software he’s running. In one paragraph, he states he’s struggled along with Internet Explorer 5.0, but in another he’s using Tiger’s widgets. The killer is, IE5.0 won’t run on, and doesn’t come …

Adult Literacy and Numeracy

I had to install the Edexcel “Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Key Skills Onscreen Testing” software today, and although irritating to set up, it seems to have gone well. On the Exambase website, where you set up exams and candidates for the software, I accidently clicked Submit twice on the Edit Exam screen, and this message came up: Literacy, eh? Ace.

The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk

In traditional style, new hardware is dismantled and displayed on a website in some sort of technology snuff porn. They seem to be disappointed that there wasn’t some sort of pot of gold, the Holy Grail, or a cure for cancer inside. The Guts of the Wii Nunchuk – Gameworld Network news story In other news, Nintendo call it the “Nunchuk”, not “Nunchuck”. Please update your brains accordingly.

Brown’s Arctic Monkeys admission

Does anyone really actually care if politicians like “popular music” or not? Does it matter if Gordon Brown said he likes the band, then can’t name any songs? I like Editors, and even have their album, but can I name any of their tracks? No. They should just stop trying to be “down wid da kidz” and stay away from all that sort of thing. BBC NEWS | UK | Brown’s Arctic Monkeys admission

Sony: Nintendo is losing audience, not expanding it

Won’t the Sony lie-spewing machine ever stop? “And if you look at the adoption rate of the DS over the first 17 months, not only does it trail the PSP but it also trails their other platforms“. Oh my. Do they even realise the rubbish they come out with sometimes? :: Sony: Nintendo is losing audience, not expanding it – Joystiq