Here’s a product that could only be designed by the creative minds at Art Lebedev. Like its namesake Windows command, the Ctrl+O will help you pop open bottles in real life. This can easily lead to an entire suite of Windows command products.
The tablet market is scorching hot today with many of the new offerings showing up with Android on board. There is a place for tablets that run Windows too, especially in the business and medical communities.
Frankly, I haven’t been all that impressed by Windows phones over the years. Even with the improvements in Windows Phone 7, I feel like the platform is a day late and a dollar short in comparison with Android and iOS.
The technology world has gone tablet crazy thanks to the iPad and hoards of other Android tablets that are coming soon or already on the market. There are a number of people out there that like the idea of a tablet, but want it to run Windows so their familiar software from home or the office will work on it.
Tablets are great if you choose the right one, otherwise you might end up stuck with a thin slab of crap that you never use. If you are in the market for a new tablet, but you just can’t decide what OS you should buy Evolve III has a new tablet called the Maestro that is perfect for those having a hard time deciding.
Despite all the buzz, there are still less than a handful of decent tablets on the market today and the iPad is dominating the sales in the market. There are some folks out there who are waiting to buy a good tablet running Windows 7 to hit the market.
Aliens are most probably out there, but Nicolai Troshinsky’s game is for real. In UFO on Tape, you have spotted a spaceship with their camera while you’re on a moving vehicle. The challenge then is to keep shooting footage of the ship as it zips and darts about.
The game is brilliantly simple to play because you only need to use the mouse to keep track of the UFO.
I came across this unusual game over on IndieGames earlier today, and I have to say I like the way the early build is shaping up.
A small independent game studio called Santa Ragione created Tales of Unspoken World after being inspired by this stylized case design from the Famicase art exhibit a few of years ago.
Ben Heck chose to make his Bill Paxton pinball machine the old fashioned way, using actual flippers and tunnels and whatnot. But there’s also another, less complicated way to make a pinball machine – by running an emulator on a computer.
One of the few drawbacks of gaming on the PC is that save data are not easily transferable – the files are scattered in different folders and don’t always have the same format, so hunting them one by one can be inconvenient.
Narrative-wise, platformers are the weirdest of video games. After all, it’s hard to build a plot that adequately jutifies hours of running and jumping. Take Super Mario Bros. for example. It stars an Italian plumber who eats flowers and mushrooms en route to beat a huge, spiky turtle.
Web addicts rejoice: you can now view your feeds right on your desktop. Or should I say right over your desktop. Open source program Feedling lets Windows users pin headlines over their wallpaper. The location, font, colors and update interval of the feeds can be customized.
There’s a new threat in Azeroth, one so fearsome that not even the combined might of the Alliance and the Horde can stop it: Hackers. Apparently a trojan has been spreading that intercepts the authentication code generated by the Blizzard Authenticator.
There are very few games where dying is a crucial mechanic, a requisite step; Beatnik Games’ Plain Sight is one of the few games that comes to mind. And that’s just because they e-mailed me to remind that the game is just about done.
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their mobile platforms.