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  • Mar 16 / 2012
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Games

Remembering Duke Nukem 3D

Happy Friday people!

Carrying on from last weeks post remembering Wolfenstein 3D, a colleague of mine said “Do you remember Duke Nukem?”, my immediate response was “Hell YEAH!”.

Duke Nukem 3D

Back in January 1996, 3D Realms published a 3D first person shooter of a guy who came equipped with bad language, guns and a liking to strippers….who at times turned into aliens! Duke Nukem rewrote the rules when it came to gaming as it was the first game to introduce such adult themes into the gaming world.

The game has been reinvented lately on the Playstation 3 and XBox 360 but for the people growing up in the 90’s (oh those were the days) who had a Windows 95 machine with MS-DOS, they were taken to a world of 8-bit gaming heaven which, like Wolfenstein, set the bar for First Person Shooters to beat.

For those who never played the game and for those who have, I’ve got the game locked, loaded and ready to go! Click HERE to download the game as well as a DOS emulator to play it on.

Don’t say I never give you anything!

Have a good weekend.

Take Care,
Andy Singh

  • Mar 14 / 2012
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Geek Stuff

History of Data Storage

Hello people!

I found an awesome video which shows the history of media storage (oh my god it took me back) which got me me thinking about how far we have come from the days of spending vast amounts of money on floppy disks, zip drives and CD’s to paying a few pounds/dollars a month for storage online.

To put in perspective, check out this picture

Evolution-of-Storage

Evolution of Storage - Courtesy of Techi.com

When looking at the picture I can’t help but think that will there be a time when there is too much data and not enough storage? Or if the devices today will ever be able to keep up with the demand? Either way it’ll be interesting to see and in today’s world to technology, anything is possible

Either way, we hope you have taken a moment to reflect on data storage and hope you’ll appreciate where we are and where we have been.

Have an awesome day and enjoy the video

Take Care
Andy Singh

  • Mar 13 / 2012
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Geek Stuff

Samsung Devices To Get ICS Upgrade

Hello world!

Hope your all doing well on this fine day. I was browsing the World Wide Web and came across an announcement which is making me question whether or not I should upgrade my phone now or later.

Confirmation via Twitter

Confirmation via Twitter

As you know the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Operating System has been around for 6 months and has only been seen on the Samsung Nexus handset but now Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Note users can expect an upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in the next few weeks.

Andoid Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

This is exciting news for Samsung Galaxy and Note user’s as features such as Facial Unlock, Content Rich home screen, Improved Text and Spell Check will be coming to your devices. Also the upgrade will literally give customers a fresh new feel of their devices meaning if you’re tied into a 18/24/36 month contract, be expecting a fresh new feel from your old device.

Be sure to check with your network provider if there are any updates on when the software upgrade will be available to you but judging by Samsung’s tweet, you won’t be waiting too long.

Until next time, keep geeking and gaming!
Andy Singh

  • Mar 10 / 2012
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Games

Who Remembers Wolfenstein 3D?

Hello World!

Damn it’s been a LONG time since I’ve been blogging but oh my days I’ve got something so awesome, it’s made me wanna skip work! (not really).

Think back to 1992 – the good old days growing up for the youth born in the 80’s. The Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive were battling it out for best console, we had Bohemian Rhapsody from a band called Queen (Lee Evans does it SO much better!) and I was a chubby school boy of 6 years old with a centre parting haircut (not the best of styles I know). Days were filled with playing computer games on my SNES and on a device not known to the youth of today – a floppy disk; a 3 1/2 inch disk which has a memory capacity of 1.44MB (I hear a “whooooo”) and when compared to today’s standards, it’s about as use as a chocolate teapot…but it did have one very very good use.

One day at school a good friend of mine gave me a disk with a game on it. He said “This games quality! Don’t let your parents see it because it’s violent and only grown ups can play it” (Oh how innocent was I?….I see your eyes rolling!). Anyway, I managed to get the disk home and started playing a game which would be the platform for all shoot-em-ups in the 90’s – Wolfenstein 3D!

Wolfenstein-3d

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D was a series of 3 but I only played the first (and best). The game focused on William “B.J.” Blazkowicz’s attempts to escape from Castle Wolfenstein and overthrow the Nazi regime. In the first episode, Escape from Castle Wolfenstein, B.J., an Allied spy, has been captured while trying to find the plans for Operation Eisenfaust (or ‘Iron Fist’), and was imprisoned in Castle Wolfenstein. Initially armed only with a knife and a Walther P38 (obtained by overpowering the guard in his cell), B.J. tries to escape the castle prison. Taking on SS guards, he eventually finds himself face to face with head prison guard Hans Grosse aka the guy with 2 miniguns which kill you in about 12 seconds of getting to the final level!

If you never played it, sit back, relax and enjoy because here it is

Hope you have a quality weekend and I really hope I have redeemed myself for not posting a blog entry for a long time.

Take care
Andy Singh

  • Mar 09 / 2012
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Andy's Blog

R.I.P. The Notorious B.I.G.

I wanna pay tribute to one of my favourite rappers and quite possibly one of the godfathers of the hip-hop game – The Notorious B.I.G.

Christopher George Latore Wallace was taken from us after a drive by shooting on March 9th 1997 in L.A. which to this day remains unsolved. In memory of Biggie Smalls, I wanna drop some of my favourite Biggie tracks – Enjoy!

Save the best till last!

Damn I could go on!

Rest in Peace The Notorious B.I.G.

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