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{ Monthly Archives } September 2011

Kindle Lending Library Service OK, so I have a bit of something to…well….not apologize about, but clear up.  The new Amazon Kindle Lending Service has rolled out in Seattle, and it’s apparent that they are trying to work with libraries, not against them.  This would either take the place or work with something like Overdrive. In that case, great! […]

Increased realism means better gameplay….maybe

Hayashi: Ninja Gaiden 3’s dismemberment-free gameplay adds meaning to the violence This was a interesting article, and it really makes me think.  Over the past few years, violence in videogames hasn’t increased.  That statement may cause a raised eyebrow or two, but hear me out. When I think about all the games I’ve played over […]

I hate to admit it…

….but I do like watching some of the stuff Natalie watches, or will soon watch.  OK, Dora the Explorer, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, and the Wonderpets are often not on the list, but she’ll soon be watching more interesting things.    And might I add that I’m not going to get into the stigma of girls […]

Some of these are soooooo true…. OK, some of these go a bit too far in how much the person would hate you (Craked often goes a bit overboard), but I tell you the absolute truth:  I have run into each one of these problems.  Some of the multiple times.  A couple of them many times. My own short comments […]

Awesome! Ni no Kuni, the crossover game created by Level-5 and Studio Ghibli that I blogged about some time ago, will be released in the U.S. sometime next year.  Sweet!  I don’t know if the game will actually be any good, of course, but it’s Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, so things look good from the […]


Bethesda tempted by A Game of Thrones adaptation Oh, my.  I’m so conflicted about this.  It didn’t happen before, but the GoT stuff has gotten quite popular, so they might come back to this concept. And……I just don’t know.  One one hand, I just put the 3rd book in the series down for probably the […]

Reading Rainbow on the iPad The title mostly says it, but it appears that the Reading Rainbow will be rebooted specifically for the iPad.  The former RR host (LeVar Burton) has started a new for-profit company called RRKidz, and they’ll be launching a app that features 300 books, voiceovers, animation, games, and videos. Neat.  Will have to check this […]

So the Windows Blue Screen of Death becomes…

….the Blue Screen Emoticon Frowny Face?  Really, guys?  So the error message is still unhelpful, your computer will still be rebooting itself, you may be crying in frustration because your work may not autosave like it already will in Mac OSX Lion (not to mention that your Mac doesn’t really have BSoDs, but whatever), but […]

And yeah, in today’s make me feel old moment…

….it took a little bit to spot when I was reading the news.  The upconversion/remake project of Final Fantasy X for the PS Vita?  It’s for the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy X.  In other words, Final Fantasy X came out nearly 10 years ago in the U.S., on December 20th, 2001 (it came out […]

Hey libraries, are you paying attention? I don’t really have to say much to sum up what’s in the short article: Amazon is in talks to start a Netflix-style eBook rental service for the Kindle. Really, what more do I have to say to both make people excited and to possibly worry libraries?  Right now, while my local library offers […]