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There comes a time in one’s life where they must move on to bigger, better things. You can’t stay in you’re old ways, you must move on to new, more exciting things. Like, I don’t know, having your own domain? Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen. As of today, this site will no longer be used by the likes of Nate and I, we have spawned our own domain: www.lawnofthemonth.com. Don’t forget to update your RSS Reader. You know there’s some old person group out there wishing they would have jumped on that domain before we did. Oh well, slow people end last.

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Update: Looks like I had to edit my picture because it was temporarily gone.

I’m an avid Digg user and I go there daily for my news. Today, May 1st, has been the weirdest day on Digg. Everyone is posting this secret HD-DVD code that allows you to strip off the DRM and watch them on your Linux box. It’s comes up for submissions and also randomly throughout every story as a comment. When a submission containing the”secret code” gets to the front page, it is immediately taken down.

Yes I know what the code is but I’m way to lazy to rip a HD-DVD just to watch it on a Linux box that I don’t have. I have nothing against pirates but I rather buy my movies from Best Buy because I like to have a physical media in my hands to collect. Music? Well that’s an entirely different story for a different time. I’m sure that if you really wanted the code, you would be able to find it. When will the industry learn that you can’t stop a committed community when it comes to DRM. Only time will tell.

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I can’t believe the insanity that a maintenance gone too long has caused. People are literally going nuts without there Xbox Live fix. If you didn’t know Live is, or was by the time you read this, down for schedule maintenance. While visiting a forum I go to regularly, I noticed that most of the stories on the front page of the 360 forum are Xbox Live related. Everything from I love or hate Major Nelson (who has nothing to do with the keeping Live running) to we should sue Microsoft. If you really need that 30 cent back that was lost from the 60 bucks you spend a year on your subscription to Live then I’ll setup a PayPal account for you.

People are even speculating  different reasons for this “maintenance”,  saying that it is a cover to get the Halo 3 beta up and running…which would be awesome. But seriously who cares. I think around 10 tonight Major Nelson is going to let loose the secret that he works for Sony and he is the one who shut down Live. I mean seriously people, get a grip of your emotions. It’ll be up when it’s up. Then we can all go back to listen to that whinny 10 year old about how we are hogging the shotgun in Halo 2. Or even better, yelling at his mom to get him some chocolate milk.

Quick Recap:

  • 360 dies 12/12/2006
  • I send in dead 360
  • They received dead 360
  • I receive 360 on the Friday before Christmas
  • I play 360 for 10 minutes on the day after Christmas
  • 12/26/2006 is the day the 360 dies after 10 minutes of play!

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I didn’t think it could be done, I thought it was impossible, but alas the impossible has become possible. I’ve never ever EVER beat the 1st Ninja Turtles game made for the original NES back in the and I never believed anyone when they said they did. The game is insanely possible and I will never play it again.

That being said, while wondering around YouTube I found this amazing video. What is the video you ask? Well my friends, it’s a video of someone destroying the 1st Ninja Turtle game. Not only does this person beat the game, HE BEATS IT IN UNDER 22 MINUTES!!! Yes, I was as shocked as you may be. I sat and watched the entire video on Christmas afternoon. Watch the video and be amazed. Guy or Gal, whoever you are in this video doing the impossible, you have my undying respect. YOU ROCK!

Until the beta of the Opera Browser for the Wii comes out, I have to find something to get excited for right? I’m on the verge of beating Zelda, I’m burnt out on creating Miis, I can’t watch DVDs, and I can only do so many picture puzzle games. Apparently when I get home from work tonight, I will be greeted with a lovely message on my Wii from Nintendo stating that I can now update my Wii to have the Forecast Channel to play with. From what I can see in the video, there’s enough here to keep me entertained for at least a few weeks. (Or at least until the browser is released December 22nd.) Watch the video and see tell us what you think. More impression of the new feature in the future.

[UPDATE: Ok so the fun of the Forecast channel only lasted me 15 minutes. 8 of those minutes was me in the shower, but hey at least it’s free right?]

 

I keep reading these stories about people breaking their TV’s, punching their significant love ones in the face, or even chattering light fixtures all because of the Nintendo Wii. Are you serious? Are these people just attaching their Wii-motes to their wrist, then proceeding to swing their arms violently as if to say, “Hey! Look at me! I’m a monkey, I’m a monkey!”? How insane do you have to be to break the strap on your Wii-mote?

The fact that Nintendo had to actually go to the public and tell everyone to calm down is just mind-boggling to me. The fact that there’s this website is even more bizarre! I for one will not be getting my strap recalled because it’s never going to break; I hope otherwise I’ll look like an idiot. So to everyone who has damaged their face or electrical appliance with their Wii-mote I have two words for you, CALM DOWN. Games are to be a release from your stressed filled lives, not an excuse to put a hole in your wall or to take a trip to the hospital!

Last Note: ID Ten-T: Write down each letter except use ten numerically instead of with letters. I have had to explain this too many times at work and this is the last.

 

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