Category Archives: General

General talk, about anything.

Jetpack Joyride

I absolutely love the game Jetpack Joyride. It’s currently available on iOS and Android. From the makers of Fruit Ninja how can you go wrong? It’s best played on a tablet but works perfectly find on the go on a phone. It has a 16-bit retro feel to the game and has great depth, some cool unlockables and power-ups also. What’s not to love about that!

Go check out the blog ‘Forever Indoors’ also, they’ve put up some great stuff.

Retro Gaming: NBA Jam (Sega Mega Drive)

BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!! Those two words (if they can even be called words) were ingrained into my brain as a 9 year old. I’d walk past an NBA Jam arcade machine and hear the awesome music and kids screaming with laughter when they were ‘heating up’. Well folks luckily for us back in 1993 the guys at Midway gave us a great port of the arcade classic NBA Jam to the Sega Mega Drive and later the Super Nintendo.

For 2 on 2 Basketball it doesn’t get much better than this game, scoring three times in a row will put your player on fire, turning the basketball into a flaming implement of can’t miss 3 pointers! The series is well known for its gravity defying dunks and no rules basketball antics. The voice commentary in this game was somewhat revolutionary in its day also, no other basketball game at the time was able to capture the excitement of televised basketball in a video game before.

The soundtrack is excellent and the game includes all 27 NBA Teams (from back in 1993). Being a fully licensed game by the NBA was a major deal as you could play from a selection of great NBA players like Scottie Pippen, Dominique Wilkins, Clyde Drexler, the list goes on. Unfortunately Michael Jordan does not make an appearance in this game, but around the time not too many Basketball games were lucky enough to obtain the Jordan license anyway.

From a time when we had many many Basketball video games to choose from, most pretty good ones also NBA Jam stands above them all as a diamond in a sea of slightly less polished by otherwise fairly shiny diamonds!

Internet 2010 in numbers (via technoliterati)

OK, If you don’t have an interest in the internet then this article is not for you, but if you’re keen on getting an idea of how many apache servers there are in use out there or how many dot coms were registered last year have a read of this. Its quite interesting and gives you a great appreciation of how large the internet really is (and how many people actually use it).

Internet 2010 in numbers What happened with the Internet in 2010? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many, many more. If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place. We used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together. You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested. We here at Pingdo … Read More

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Portal 2: Play Session – Lasers Are Fun!

I’m really enjoying this game so far, have started the third chapter and for a game all about puzzles the story is surprisingly good. Have started getting more levels with jump pads and light bridges now which are exciting, the puzzles are getting more complex but somehow this game manages to get you through it and makes you feel smarter (than perhaps you really are).

This game has some addictive qualities, it is very satisfying when you complete a level and each are short enough for you to not get bored or frustrated with each. Its a great pick up and play game without requiring you to invest countless hours at a time with it.

Melbourne Train Network: Connex Time Comes To An End


Connex was this morning stripped of its contract to operate the network, with Hong Kong-backed company Metro Trains Melbourne to take its place.

The appointment of new operators for Melbourne’s train and tram networks will not bring about major service improvements unless the State Government invests more money, a peak transport users group says.

Public Transport Users Association president Daniel Bowen said Connex had become a scapegoat for the networks’ failures, which were mainly due to a lack of Government infrastructure investment.

Source: The Age – New train, tram operators for Melbourne