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Logitech G18, What is Playstation Home?

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Before i talk about the Playstation Home, i'm just going to briefly talk about this new gaming keyboard, the Logitech G18. Engadget actually has no solid information on this piece of hardware, but it does look pretty sweet. As far as the backlights go, i think it would be better off with a good shade of blue, over the red, which is seen in this pic. Maybe that's just me, since it just matches with everything else in my room. I'm liking the look of the new keyboard screen though, it tilts enough so that you can see it perfect from where you should, generally, be sitting. I wonder if the keyboard pad, or whatever, on the left side of the picture, is optional or if it is a keyboard set. All-in-one maybe? We'll see.

So, since the Playstation Home is coming out tomorrow i thought i'd try to give it my own little summary, with a bit of help from some websites. So, basically, Playstation Home works sort of like 'The Sims' or 'Second Life.' You can walk around a virtual world, and everyone (including friends) who has the 3GB download, which is free off of PSN (Playstation Network), will be in contact with you. It's like WoW, without monsters. When it's fully finished, it should be a pretty big world. Right now, there's like a Red Bull island and you can enter buildings that have new Playstation trailer footage. They could be playing some new Playstation news or any upcoming game trailers, possibly even movie trailers. There are small arcades, and a bowling alley, where you can actually play bowling in. You can also play pool at the billiards hall. For now, i can't really say much. I did watch this 15-minute video about someone touring through the Playstation Home closed beta, which is only released to certain people and not the public. It had quite a bit of loading time and hopefully Sony will clean that up before the release tomorrow. In the video, the world did seem kind of empty and obviously they're going to add more features, like i just mentioned about the Red Bull Island. Don't forget it's free and when you need to take a break from Killzone 2 or LittleBigPlanet you can just hop on there and chat with your friends via headset or even typing it out. It'll be a good place to meet new virtual friends that might share an interest with you. In Playstation Home, you get your own apartment and you can decorate it however you like. You can even invite your friends over (just incase you might live too far from them in real life). Sony will use Playstation Home as a way to advertise their upcoming games via billboards and LCD screens in the virtual world. Although, you should watch your back, as Sony can block your IP address so that you won't be able to connect to the service. That's pretty much all that i know about Playstation Home, and this will probably be a topic i'll be talking about a lot in the future, especially if i get a PS3 this Christmas.
Hopefully, making this wasn't a waste of time, ergh.
Playstation Home (wikipedia picture): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Home

Logitech G13, NBA in 3D?, HTC and Android, 6-Wheel Car!?

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A new keyboard [not entirely a whole keyboard] is coming out soon, the Logitech G13. Apparently, at the press release that it was announced at, they mentioned that it supported World of Warcraft... twice. Amazing. It has the G15's screen, 22 keys, and keys that are backlit(for those late nights playing WoW). It even sports an analog stick, which i don't really think is necessary but, it's there anyway. I can't really think of a use for the analog stick, but maybe that's because i've only played WoW on the computer. It's fairly expensive, being $80, but for you hardcore nerds out there, this might be useful to you. It also supports both Windows and OS X. Personally, i wouldn't get this, because it's pretty expensive and also because i don't have anymore room on my keyboard to fit this thing on there. I've actually never owned any of these extra keyboards or whatever you want to call it, but i'd rather have the G15 on my desk.

What's going on? NBA in 3D? Well, yes. "NBA is teaming up with Turner Sports and CinedigmDigital Cinema to broadcast live in 3D its All-Star Saturday Night events" to 80 movie theaters across the U.S. on February 14. I actually thought this was the first time that NBA was going to be shown in 3D, but after reading this article, it mentioned that they broadcasted one game of the NBA Finals in '07 in 3D and some of the All-Star game of 2007. I read the article, and i don't think it will be available for us, Canadians. It mentions that the event will be shown on about 160 screens in 35 states across the U.S. I actually thought the article was very interesting. It was going to be my LOL of the day after reading the title, but that would actually be kind of cool if i got to see NBA's best in 3D. Watching the Slam Dunk Competition in HD would be pretty ballin' [see what i did there!]. Read the article if you want, too much for me to summarize for you guys.
One of my previous blogs mentioned that Sony Ericsson would be releasing a phone with the Android OS. Well, someone else will also be releasing an Android phone, HTC. According to Engadget, both Sony Ericsson and HTC are only 'semi-confirming' this idea. But, in another article, HTC said that they will launch one or more Android phones in the new year. I think they are only 'semi-confirming' this because they might not want the public to know about their plans and that they're going to announce it when they feel like, blah blah blah. But yes, HTC and Google working together, how much more pro can it get?

A friggin' car with 6 wheels!!? Wow, that's serious. Apparently, it has 'more traction' and has an 'improved absorption of frontal impacts' compared to traditional 4-wheelers. The car looks kind of funny with 6 wheels and kind of looks photoshopped. Thankfully, Gizmodo confirmed that this was not the case. This 6-wheeler car is called the Corvini C6W. The C6W will race at around 185 Mph when the first models roll out in late 2009. The car model looks really good, but awkward at the same time, because of the 6-wheels. Pretty cool, nonetheless.
A quick video of the car in action, courtesy of youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwcE8kwTIa8
Logitech G13 (and picture): http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/12/10/new-g13-keyboard-offers-in-box-wow-support/

Playstation Home, Google Chrome, Gears of War 3, Pokemon

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Finally, i'm home, and ready to do my blog. I actually do have quite a bit of things to blog about today, hopefully it won't be too boring Anyways, gotta talk about my usual day first.
So, if you read my blog yesterday, i talked about how i was late for my test. Well, today, of course, i actually got to school at 7:57, which is the earliest i have ever got to school all year. But, anyways, i read a bit of my Google Reader in the library in the morning before class and then it hit 8:20, so i made my way to class. For first period we just copied notes and me and Sarah talked all class, as usual. For second period we started a new lesson, adding equations or something, some easy stuff. Lunch was the usual chill and for fourth we had to listen to a faily lengthy speech regarding cheaters and people having last year's tests or whatever. After our teacher finished with that, we copied a couple notes. I went to my girlfriend's place for a bit, and went home. Now, here comes the good part, the good ol' news.
Playstation Home is being open to all players Thursday, December 11 (tomorrow). Finally. I'm excited to see how everyone reacts to this. I really hope it's not being forced out uncompleted but, it is only a beta, so you can't really expect much. Hopefully for Christmas i'll get the PS3 and then i'll be able to judge for myself but, as of right now, i can only tell you what i read. It's being released worldwide, which is good. This release date is also confirmed, so the rumour that was spreading about a later release (December 16, 17) was wrong. Gotta love rumours. Actually, gotta love Sony for actually releasing it early (technically, not early, since it's been a long time coming). We'll see what people say the next couple of days about it though, i'll try to keep up to date as much as possible.

Some better news now. Unlike Gmail, Google Chrome will be coming out of beta. This was announced by company VP, Marissa Miller. There is no release date about when it will be coming out of beta, but at least it's good news to hear that it actually will come out of beta. Hopefully, this will happen sooner than later. Unfortunately, though, for you non-Windows users, it's still not available to you [hah]. I hope to see some add-ons soon, but who knows when that will be.
Like God of War 3, there is another rumour that has surfaced. Apparently, Gears of War 3 is going to be out during the holiday season in 2010. Remember that Gears 1 was released in 2006, Gears 2 was released in 2008 so if you do a little bit of math, Gears 3, of course, in 2010. LOL. The rumour also says that there will be a whopping 5-player Co-op. Interesting. The God of War 3 rumours actually sound a bit more convincing than this one.

LOL of the day, for me at least, goes to a Pokemon Platinum release date. To be honest, i LOL'd because i didn't even know they were still releasing Pokemon games still. There must be about 650 pokemon by now, right? I remember about 250 of them back in my pokemon days, but those are long gone. The release date is scheduled for March 22, 2009. I don't even know what handheld or console it's being released on, but my bet's on the Nintendo DS. So, tell your kids, Pokemon Platinum is coming out soon. I wonder if the game has even changed much. Run in the grass, you'll have to fight a wild pokemon. Go in another pokemon's trainer's field of vision and it's time for you to duel or whatever you want to call it. Then, go to the pokemon center and go heal your pokemon. I can't believe that stuff still sells, but i've heard worse things. Don't get me wrong, i loved Pokemon, but, doesn't the same thing over and over again get boring? Oh wait, i played WoW, and almost had 4 level 70's, so never mind...
I have more to talk about, don't worry, it'll just be in the next blog later today. I don't really want to cram 8 articles into one blog. Next blog is going to be about the 6-wheel car, the G13 keyboard, NBA in 3D and HTC releasing Android phones. See you then.