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In Apple on December 31, 2006 at 11:53 am

This might come to a surprise to some. Even I find that it came fast. Yes, it’s time for another countdown :

9 Days Until the Macworld Keynote!

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EBA to iTunes Converter

In DS on December 30, 2006 at 3:50 pm

I found this simple way to convert the music from Elite Beat Agents to an iTunes and iPod compatible format. All you need to do is click on these links and click on “Buy”. Told you it was simple.

Walkie Talkie Man

Jumpin‘ Jack Flash

Y.M.C.A.

Rock This Town

Material Girl

Without a Fight

Sk8er Boi

September

Highway Star

You’re the Inspiration

Canned Heat

La La

Let’s Dance

I Was Born to Love You

Makes No Difference

The Anthem

Believe

Survivor

ABC

Insane Beats and Live Sports

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2006 at 10:20 pm

If you’re looking for a challenge for the DS, Elite Beat Agents is that challenge. It can change from a breeze to a torture test in the span of a cut scene and leave your brain scared with a song for the rest of your life. I think I heard Jumpin‘ Jack Flash far too many times. Yet, somehow, it’s all fun and I’m somehow compelled to buy it on iTunes. Go figure! I’m planning to do a full review on the game soon.

Just to let you know, I’m planning also on making… wait for it… a Wii Sports video review! One of the great pluses of EyeTV is that I can record video from it. The downside of that is the fact that I see video during recordings on an about one second delay. It’s hard to show your skills with that so don’t be pissed if the gameplay footage seems like it’s from a first-time player. I already recorded all the video for the review. Now I need to organize the audio, record it and edit it all together.

How Nintendo Was Cheep with Wiimote Straps

In Wii on December 29, 2006 at 7:11 pm

I was playing with my DS one day and I looked at it’s strap. It looked awfully sturdy. Then that got me thinking : is it just me or is the DS strap thicker than the original Wiimote straps? Maybe it’s just because it’s black compared to white. Well, today I got a second Wiimote with what seems to be the reinforced straps. Here’s a picture for you. The top Wiimote (Player 2) has the reinforced strap, the bottom Wiimote (Player 1) has a broken launch day strap – pardon the messy condition of the strap – and at the bottom is a launch day classic DS strap. Put on top of each other, the DS strap does seem larger that the launch day Wiimote strap. Now, I’ll be the first not to only blame Nintendo for broken straps but you have to wonder : Why would they use cheaper straps for products that were going to be flung around than for products that where going to stay firmly in your hands with no movement (except when playing WarioWare : Twisted, that is).

I’m Back

In Mac, Wii on December 28, 2006 at 10:33 pm

I’m back from vacation. A lot happen : Someone broke my wrist strap, I traded in Rayman and got Elite Beat Agents and Excite Truck and I can play with my Wii on my Mac with my new EyeTV Hybrid.

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On Vacation

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2006 at 12:33 pm

I might not be posting here because I’m off for Christmas. So Happy Holidays and see you soon! Don’t forget to share your Wiis!

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Get your YouTube Wii Fix

In Wii on December 22, 2006 at 8:11 pm

The (ex-)sweet thing about the new Browser for Wii was that it worked with YouTube, even in full screen mode! The utimate way to surf YouTube… until it stopped working. Seems Opera is trying to straiten things out but until then embedded video seems to still work so how about visiting stumbleupon.com (Thanks to Scobleshow for pointing it out). You can channal surf all the different video sites with it, including YouTube.

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Super Parallel-alisious

In Mac on December 21, 2006 at 10:30 pm

Beta 2 of the new Parallels Desktop for Mac is out and man, is there some suuuweeet stuff. Not only is seting up a Boot Camp based virtual machine easier, you can launch Windows apps strait in OS X! Each Windows app you open now gets logged in your dock (their icon appear like any other Mac app). They aren’t at the “only thing I need” level yet but Parallel’s getting there. Oh and NO MORE REACTIVATING! Woo-hoo!

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Audio Boost

In Mac, Wii on December 20, 2006 at 10:26 pm

My 13 or 15 inch mono-sound TV is far from the experience I was hoping to have when playing the Wii but it’s what I got for now. I am planning on getting an Elgato eyeTV Hybrid to play on my Mac but as if only having mono-sound, the speakers suck. Playing Zelda with it is far from ideal. But like I said : it’s all I got.

I was playing with a little connector today I got with my iMic. It was a Red and White audio to audio jack connector and that got me thinking. I plugged in the Wii’s audio in one end and the other in the microphone jack in my Mac. I fired up GarageBand, set it to capture the correct input, added a real instrument track and in it’s Track info panel, set Monitor to On. VoilĂ ! My Wii was playing audio into my MacBook Pro’s speakers and it sounded great! Now, if only I could get that Wiimote speaker to sound better…

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Weather’s here and Browser’s coming

In Wii on December 19, 2006 at 3:21 pm

The Wii’s weather channel is up. It’s pretty nice, especially the globe. Is it useful? Might be to some. Also, the “beta” version of the browser should come on the 22nd and should go for 500 points after the free period. I’m really interested in the browser. It might not be very useful seeing how the Wii next to my Mac but it’s cool!

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