S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Cheats

May 28, 2007 · Filed Under Cheats, News · Comment 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Cheats

 Enable unlimited running

Open the console via ^. Then type in g_always_run 1

To be able to run as long as you want without having to worry about stamina. To disable the code type in

g_always_run 0

Code – Effect

g_always_run 1 – Run without getting exhausted

Limited Edition passwords

Go to “Setup-bp” in your main S.T.A.L.K.E.R. dir. Chose your language and for Password # 1 input “pseudodog” to unlock the multiplayer map Pool as well as the UK and US military multiplayer skins. For Password # 2 input “snork” to unlock the multiplayer map Dark Valley as well as the French and German military multiplayer skins. These two codes are exclusive to the Limited Edition of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Password – Effect

snork – Multiplayer map Dark Valley, French and German military multiplayer skins.
pseudodog – Multiplayer map Pool, UK and US military multiplayer skins.

STARCRAFT II UNVEILED

May 20, 2007 · Filed Under News, Strategy · Comment 

Blizzard Entertainment unveiled StarCraft II, the sequel to its award-winning real-time strategy game StarCraft, at the 2007 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational event in Seoul, South Korea. The announcement took place inside the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, in front of thousands of attendees, who received a presentation that included a StarCraft II cinematic trailer and a gameplay demonstration by the development team.

Designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard’s signature approach to game balance. Each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making a reappearance in the game. StarCraft II will also feature a custom 3D-graphics engine with realistic physics and the ability to render several large, highly detailed units and massive armies on-screen simultaneously.

“With StarCraft II, we’ll be able to do everything we wanted to do with the original StarCraft and more,” stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We recognize that expectations are high following the long-running popularity of the original game, but we plan to meet those expectations and deliver an engaging, action-packed, competitive experience that StarCraft players and strategy gamers worldwide will enjoy.” Read more

NVIDIA Redefines The Notebook PC

May 15, 2007 · Filed Under News · Comment 
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NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced a new family of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series of graphics processors targeted at the newly evolved notebook PC market. These new GPUs (graphics processing units) help power a whole, new generation of notebook PCs that deliver the ultimate visual experience for Windows Vista, DirectX 10 games, HD movies, and popular applications like Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Live Maps—changing the way users see and interact with their computers through enhanced visual quality, responsiveness and ease-of-use.

The new GeForce 8M Series notebook GPUs—the world’s first to support DirectX 10 and fully accelerate decoding of H.264 full HD movies—are available now from the top PC makers such as HP, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, and ASUS.

Initially available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M versions, the new GPUs make ultra-realistic DirectX10 3D games and vivid HD video playback on notebook PCs a reality with new features including:

“New, extremely efficient, unified architecture that delivers up to 2x the performance of previous generation GPUs for Windows Vista, DirectX 10 games and mainstream applications
Revolutionary PureVideo™ HD video processing engine for the ultimate playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray and HD movie downloads
NVIDIA PowerMizer™ technology that intelligently balances the user’s need for longer battery life and performance

“The new GeForce 8M Series GPUs are ushering in the new generation of Vista notebook PCs,” said Rene Haas, General Manager of the notebook GPU business at NVIDIA. “The new notebooks with support for Windows Vista’s Premium, DirectX 10 and HD video playback, will help consumers enjoy the new era of visually rich content as it was meant to be experienced.”

“Our new generation of HP notebooks with GeForce 8M Series enables a rich and enjoyable computing experience that is a multimedia enthusiast’s dream,” said Jonathan Kaye, director of marketing for consumer notebook PCs at HP. “With NVIDIA’s new technology integrated into HP notebook PCs, customers will see and interact with their notebooks with enhanced visual quality and responsiveness that’s essential for enjoying high-definition content and games.

“Last year Toshiba and NVIDIA collaborated to bring an unmatched HD DVD experience to notebook computers,” said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “Now with the new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M series GPU, the Qosmio G45, Toshiba’s premier audio-video notebook computer, will help usher users toward a new generation of HD entertainment possibilities.”

Playing HD video on a notebook is a technical challenge solved by NVIDIA’s PureVideo HD technology. This technology leverages the revolutionary new video processing engine in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M GPUs for home-theater-quality playback of multiple HD movie formats, including HD DVD, Blu-ray, and HD video downloads. The new video-processing engine performs 100% of the H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU for other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat and noise.

Game developers are using NVIDIA GPUs and the new Microsoft DirectX 10 technology to create this next year’s most anticipated releases such as Crysis from Crytek. The new GPUs are the first to support DirectX 10 and promise to deliver astounding realism for an absolutely engaging visual experience with unprecedented levels of detail for gaming.

The new NVIDIA 8M Series GPUs are available in the GeForce 8600M and GeForce 8400M models. To learn more about the GeForce 8M Series GPUs and to find a list of the new generation notebooks using these GPUs, please visit www.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA® And Capcom Introduce Lost Planet – The First DirectX 10 Game Demo

May 15, 2007 · Filed Under News · Comment 

· Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is the first game demo that takes advantage of NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series DirectX 10-compatible graphics processors.

· NVIDIA has worked closely with Capcom to bring the hit Xbox 360 action shooter to the PC, providing technical expertise and GeForce® 8 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) for development and testing. Lost Planet is a part of NVIDIA’s The Way Its Meant To Be Played® program.

· Lost Planet will feature Extreme High Definition (XHD) support with up to 2560×1600 resolution, higher resolution special effects, and improved lighting and shadows.

· NVIDIA and Capcom are conducting extensive testing to ensure maximum compatibility and stability when gamers play Lost Planet on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.

· The demo is available at http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_lostplanet_downloads.html. The final version of the game is scheduled for release on June 26th, 2007.

· Microsoft DirectX 10 is included with Microsoft Windows Vista and delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for games. DirectX 10 games running on GeForce 8-series GPUs will deliver rich, realistic scenes, increased character detail and shadow effects, and more lifelike animations.

Quote by Jun Takeuchi, producer of Lost Planet:

“NVIDIA technical expertise was critical in making our game look even better on the PC. The incredible rendering power of NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors allows gamers to experience every amazing detail that Lost Planet has to offer.”

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™ IS THE #1 SELLING PC GAME ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE

May 11, 2007 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™ IS THE #1 SELLING PC GAME ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Today, Turbine, Inc., Midway Games Inc. and Codemasters Online Gaming announced that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ is the #1 selling PC title across North America and Europe based on the most recent industry reports. The Lord of the Rings Online has outsold all other PC games across North America, Germany, United Kingdom and France according to data from NPD (NA), Chart-Track (UK), GfK (France) and Media Control (Germany).

In addition to soaring sales, The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) has been enthusiastically received by gaming critics around the globe:

The New York Times proclaimed LOTRO as “a major achievement of interactive storytelling, the first game truly worthy of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise and a must-play for just about anyone with an interest in Tolkien or the future of online entertainment.”
GameSpy awarded the game its prestigious Editor’s Choice award with 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Computer and Video Games, a leading UK gaming site, rated the game a 9.2 out of 10 and said “LOTRO presents a stunning and evocative world of Tolkien magic to explore.”
GameDaily, a leading US gaming site, rated the game a 9 out of 10 and calls the game “a hot contender for PC game of the year.”
“This outstanding start sets the stage for a bright future,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “This is only the beginning as we embark on an incredible journey with our players to expand the world of Middle-earth with the release of regular content updates.”

“Following the most successful North American pre-order program in Midway’s history, The Lord of the Rings Online is off to a great start,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “As the positive reports and reviews continue to come in, gamers are settling into the game and experiencing Middle-earth as never before.”

“The fabulous response from consumers and the media has been overwhelming,” said David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online Gaming. “It’s been a great launch, but it’s only the beginning for us. We look forward to rapid growth and welcoming thousands more to Middle-earth!”

The Lord of the Rings Online delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most beloved fantasy adventure of all time. From the quaint surroundings of the Shire to Angmar, the vile kingdom of the Witch-king, players will experience the world of Middle-earth as never before. For more information about The Lord of the Rings Online, please visit www.lotro.com or www.lotro-europe.com.

Microsoft merging with Yahoo!?!

May 6, 2007 · Filed Under Business, News · Comment 

Microsoft merging with Yahoo!?!
The New York Post owes everyone a good follow-up story. You can’t just drop a bombshell that jerks around 80,000 Microsoft and Yahoo! employees, rocks Wall Street and then fizzles before the day is over. The Post should investigate — and report — whether its anonymous investment banker sources made any money off the huge run in YHOO caused by its story.
Microsoft and Yahoo in talks over deal   —  Google’s runaway success in the search-engine business threatened to spark an upheaval in the online media world, as it emerged that Microsoft has made a tentative takeover approach to internet group Yahoo.

Yahoo! Is Much Better Without Microsoft   —  The whole furry of speculation that happened yesterday about Microsoft looking to merge with Yahoo! really got me to thinking. I was happy reading Giga Om’s article this morning about the talks being off , if they were even “truly” on to begin with. Yahoo! is much better without Microsoft, however, the same can’t be said for Microsoft. …

Microsoft + Yahoo = Microhoo?   —  Every now and then a news item comes by that I find just hysterical. Not so hysterical, mind you, that it couldn’t happen. But funny nonetheless. I could not resist speculating on the consequences of a merger between Microsoft and Yahoo, to be named, I presume, Microhoo. First, the new company will need a logo, which […]

Pretending To Work: Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard Reviewed   —  Microsoft makes fantastic keyboards , but when it comes to gaming peripherals , Razer’s no slouch either. That’s why this Reclusa , which is a combination of Microsoft and Razer, looks like what you would get if Microsoft were directing a movie, got fired halfway through, and Razer came in and finished it up. It definitely looks and feels like a …

Yahoo Posts Photo Migration Instructions, Offers Free Flickr Pro Trials   —  Yahoo has posted a help document outlining the steps Yahoo Photos users should take to move their photos to a new service. Users have three months to switch to Flickr or outside services from Kodak, Shutterfly, Snapfish, and Photobucket. Eager to hold on to as many users as possible, Yahoo is offering three free months of Flickr Pro status if …


Announcement for next week’s Microsoft patches ,   —  Microsoft has issued the advance warning on patches coming out next week. Looks like security and system admins will have their work cut out for them. We have Two Critical for Windows, two critical for Office, one Critical for Exchange and one critical patch for CAPICOM and BizTalk. Two non-security patches are scheduled for Microsoft Update (MU) …

Analysts Cynical of Microsoft-Yahoo Deal   —  (AP) — Speculation about a possible Microsoft-Yahoo tie-up met with skepticism Friday from analysts as reports that the deal was already dead began to surface. The reported takeover talks that sent shares of Yahoo Inc. up by 10 percent Friday were no longer taking place, the Wall Street Journal said in an online article citing sources familiar …

Microsoft and Yahoo: no deal   —  Filed under: Misc. Gadgets According to The Journal, the Microsoft / Yahoo merger talks which first took place a year ago (and then again “in recent months”, as was discovered today) turned up nil — that’s right, the deal’s off. Again. Not that it was ever on. Anyway, apparently discussions are in fact no longer active, and it was concluded …

DirectX 9 vs. DirectX 10, is the Vista Upgrade Worth it?   —  Windows Vista ships with DirectX 10 (DX10) which is something a lot of gamers look forward to getting their hands on. Unfortunately for XP users DX10 is only available on the Vista operating system because of changes made in the graphics API as well as the drivers. DirectX 10 does provide some noticeable benefits that will make the upgrade worth …

No “Microhoo”   —  Om Malik and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the much talked about Microsoft/Yahoo rumors won’t come to fruition and that the talks are off. I’ll tell ya one thing, though. It sure made for interesting conversation with a Yahoo employee I met tonight. We were starting to draw up where value would be built […]

News: Analysis: Microsoft-Yahoo — not if, but when, analysts say   —  Analysts say a possible acquisition or merger involving Microsoft and Yahoo is only a matter of time in the wake of Google’s aggressive growth.


Hot rumors of Microsoft-Yahoo! merger, then cold splash of reality   —  Rumors of a Microsoft-Yahoo! merger led to some frenzied stock trading before the speculation was doused. Analysts, meanwhile, debate the pros and cons of a partnership.

Microsoft in merger talks with Yahoo   —  NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp. is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator Yahoo Inc. that could help it better compete with Web search leader Google Inc., published reports said Friday.


Vista, Aero, battery life . . . and Doom   —  The Windows Vista-bashing thread du jour says the operating system’s pretty Aero interface is causing Vista to drain batteries faster than its predecessor, Windows XP. From ZDNet: Vista, while touted as having improved power management capabilities that would make it easier for users to extend battery life, isn’t to some living up to that promise.


Reports say Microsoft, Yahoo may link up   —  Yahoo Inc. stock surged Friday on reports that Microsoft Corp. has renewed negotiations to buy the Internet giant for as much as $50 billion or develop an online partnership that could take on Web search and online advertising leader Google Inc.

Microsoft/Yahoo, the Immelt Indicator, and a Quiz   —  One semi-rational two-fold way to look at today’s rumor du jour — Microsoft buying Yahoo, or not … maybe — is a) that people want Microsoft to do something to get out of its perceived funk; and b) that everything is in play. I accept the former point, and Microsoft should do something. watching it not do something is like watching one of …


Microsoft: Tomorrow is Caturday!   —  CONFONZ — Yes, cheezburgers have taken over the IntarWeb. Who are we to go against the grain? Bitching and moaning won’t help. The Conference Fonzerelli is still here, though his reign of terror is coming to a rapid end. With the weekend, and the Sea Siren parade coming up, the Fonz needs to trade in his leather jacket for a Spongebob-colored …


Yahoo untangles licensing web for lyrics service   —  DENVER (Billboard) – A new music lyrics service launched by Yahoo illustrates the potential and the challenges of integrating lyrics into digital music products today.

New Zune at Microsoft event on Monday?   —  Filed under: Portable Audio , Portable Video It sounds as if Microsoft is planning to announce something Zune related on Monday, with iLounge reporting that the company is planning an event which will be centered around the announcement of an entirely new Zune. Since there’s no other information we’ll lapse into wild rumor mode and say that it …

The Yahoo! / Skype Affair – Get the rumor mill geared up   —  The gossip mill has been churning with information and speculation about the possible marriage between Yahoo! and Microsoft, but what about the much quieter affair that Yahoo! may be having with Skype? Insiders in the industry have suggested that it s likely that the two companies may team up to launch a 3G/Wifi/VoIP hybrid mobile network. Skype …

Yahoo! IM – Message In a Browser   —  Yahoo! is making available a new version of IM that runs in a browser rather than having users download separate software. Yahoo hopes to cater to the millions of people who access the Internet via cafes rather than home based PC’s around the planet. According to this news from Yahoo, the eventual ability to allow rapid fire text …

Top-growing Yahoo! properties: Answers, Video, Real Estate   —  Nielsen//NetRatings published a list of top-growing Yahoo! properties between Q1 2006 and Q1 2007. Top-growing Yahoo! properties Traffic, 000 Growth Property Q1 2006 Q1 2007 YTY Yahoo! Answers 2,317 15,707 578% Yahoo! Video 2,982 7,987 168% Yahoo! Real Estate 1,245 2,384 92% Yahoo! Widgets 458 817 78% Yahoo! Health 3,029 5,362 77% Source: Nielsen//

Yahoo! Testing Search Results Interface   —  As Karl Ribas found recently, Yahoo is testing some new search results page today. Funny thing is, I don’t use Yahoo standard search all that much but I couldn’t find what I was looking for on Google. (Note: the query in the screenshot is not what I was looking for) Click for larger version As Barry has […]


Forbes: Why Yahoo! Can’t Fix Microsoft   —  Microsoft and Yahoo! have a problem. Online ads are booming, and they’re not. Microsoft’s money-losing online business posted sales growth of just 10.9% last quarter. Yahoo! does make money, but last quarter its sales rose a mere 9%, excluding traffic acquisition costs.

Wolfman Jack Talking Microsoft/Yahoo, Reuters/Thomson, etc.   —  Some guy who sounded like Wolfman Jack was on CNBC late today nattering about the Microsoft/Yahoo non-deal, plus the News/DJ bid, not to mention Thomson/Reuters. Was hard to focus on the content given the gravelly voice. Who lets people who sound like that on TV?

Microsofties and Yahoos! – In the news   —  A quick recap of stories, speculation and punditry in the wake of a rumoured Microsoft-Yahoo! deal. OpsanBlog : ” Microsofties and Yahoos? ” Washington Post : ” Will Microsoft and Yahoo Join to Challenge Google? ” Yahoo !: ” Analysts cynical of Microsoft-Yahoo deal ” (AP) News.com : ” Commentary: Pros and cons of a Microsoft-Yahoo mashup ” ( …

Yahoo! Web IM   —  I’ve been waiting for this for some time. Yahoo! pushed their web IM application. I love it! Use it here: (nice domain)…

Yahoo, Microsoft merger rumors dominate the day   —  Much of the talk in tech circles today swirled around the widely disseminated rumors that Microsoft and Yahoo are in talks over a potential merger or tie-up of online interests. Shares of Yahoo closed at US$30.98, up nearly 10 percent on the day, as a result of a surge of interest over the purported deal. Nearly 246 million shares in Yahoo traded …


Microsoft-Yahoo talk swirls   —  Rumored $50 billion combination could battle growing presence of Web giant Google There is a fundamental reason why Microsoft, the dominant software company of the ’90s, would be interested in buying Web giant Yahoo: to slow the momentum of the leading technology company of this century, Google.


Silverlight   —  TechCrunch writes about Microsoft’s newest launch: When Silverlight was first announced two weeks ago, it was all about a platform that could run a subset of XAML to provide graphical and event-driven applications for the web – in short, a competitor to Flash. Today, only 14 days from the original announcement, Microsoft has officially announced …

MIX – Afterthoughts – A realistic view   —  I’m very pleased I attended the MIX conference, it’s been a blast. Seeing the culmination of Silverlight and all the work which has been going on for so long internally at Microsoft was really rewarding. The guys from the team that were at the event were beaming, they are all very proud of what they’ve done (and well deserved!). From today, and …

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000   —  Microsoft has a sleek keyboard and mouse set that will make a perfect match for your shiny new Vista PC.

Microsoft Silverlight running on a Windows Mobile device   —  Video emerging of Silverlight running on a Windows Mobile device according to JK On The Run. “Earlier this week, I focused on the mobile aspect of Silverlight because I felt it was overlooked by many other accounts of the new Microsoft platform. Today, I noticed that Arne Hess posted a video demo of a Silverlight app running on Windows Mobile. …


Microsoft’s man in Europe carries communist-era baggage   —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Jan Muehlfeit, a Czech appointed by Microsoft Corp. last month as the company’s primary liaison to European customers, has been dogged for years by a public accusation that he collaborated with his country’s communist-era secret police.

Microsoft-Yahoo: Which Products Would Win   —  While the chance of a Microsoft-Yahoo merger or acquisition is a remote one, it’s still a possibility. In analysis compiled from several PC Magazine staff members and analysts, here’s what a merger might mean to the products and technologies directly shared by each company. In each case, we’ve outlined the strengths and weaknesses of each, and …


Microsoft Explains Screen Tonic Purchase   —  A couple of days ago Microsoft bought French mobile ad firm Screen Tonic , after talks with US firm Third Screen Media came to nought. “You need subject-matter experts that can deal with game publishers; [with mobile] you need subject-matter experts that can deal with carriers and Screen Tonic has that,” said Joe Doran, general manager of …


Reports: Microsoft Pursuing Yahoo   —  NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is resuming its pursuit of search engine operator Yahoo Inc. that could help it better compete with Web search leader Google Inc., published reports said Friday….

Microsoft and Yahoo enter talks to combat Google   —  Some kind of a partnership between the Internet companies, possibly involving Yahoo’s new advertising platform, could occur.

Backstage: Microsoft + Yahoo = iPhone e-mail trouble?   —  Two years ago, or even six months ago, Microsoft could have bought Yahoo and it probably wouldn’t have mattered a lick to me or you. This morning’s news that Microsoft is aggressively trying to make the deal happen is a little frightening, however, as I think back to that January event where Apple introduced iPhone. And there was that weird …

Lists and Rankings: CEO Compensation 2007; Wall Street’s Highest Earners   —  Lists and Rankings: CEO Compensation 2007 The chief executives of America’s 500 biggest companies got a collective 38% pay raise last year, to $7.5 billion. That’s an average $15.2 million apiece. Exercised stock options again account for the main component of pay, 48%. The average stock gain was $7.3 million.The highest-paid boss of …

Premier League, Jealous Of Viacom, Sues YouTube As Well   —  Nick writes in to let us know that the Premier League, in the UK (football/soccer, depending on where you are) has decided to sue Google/YouTube for copyright infringement . Nick has his own analysis , but there are a number of interesting (or silly, depending on your perspective) things about the case. First off, it was almost exactly two years …


Friday Watch: Rupert Murdoch Would Be Good For WSJ   —  Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Dow Jones, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal is not popular with WSJ reporters: …some employees were angry over Murdoch’s comments about certain aspects of the paper, including story length. Murdoch told the Times he rarely finishes some articles because they are too long: “I’m sometimes frustrated by the long …


Court reinstates Microsoft suit   —  Microsoft Corp. must face racketeering claims in a lawsuit filed by Best Buy Co. customers who say they were improperly charged for MSN Internet service, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled.


Microsoft and Mobiles   —  Om Malik writes: Windows Mobile, which is one of the two future platforms of growth for the company. (Xbox is the other.) … While it is unlikely that I would switch to Windows Mobile anytime soon, I have seen how some friends of mine like the platform. In fast growing mobile societies like India and China, Windows Mobile devices are popular …

Geeks on Peaks – Microsoft Mount Logan Climb   —  I just received an email from Larry Larsen who is on his way to Mount Logan to begin our coverage of Geeks On Peaks . Larry has just checked into Whitehorse, Canada on his way to the base camp for the climb. For this expedition our plan was to use all consumer-level gear for the technology. Ideally, the main computer for the climb was going to be …

New Maps: Baghdad – Proposed Wall; Texas/Arizona Border Fences/Barries   —  + U.S.-Mexico Border – Arizona Vehicle Barriers (AP/Yahoo) + U.S.-Mexico Border – Texas – Proposed (AP/Yahoo) + Baghdad – Proposed Wall [April 25, 2007] (AFP/Yahoo) Source: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas


Doubts raised over Yahoo, Microsoft deal   —  Speculation about a possible Microsoft-Yahoo! tie-up met with skepticism Friday from analysts who believe services from the two companies have too much in common.

Microsoft and Yahoo, Sitting in a Tree   —  Regarding the fact that none of Yahoo’s web properties are built using Microsoft technology.

Privacy. And a tale of headless riders, Police blogs and security theatre   —  When dealing with data privacy, we need to think about proper use of Personally Identifiable information (PII) – the kind which can be used to identify someone and which tells us something about them. In the UK, the Information Commissioner , oversees operation of the Data Protection Act, which has principles and conditions for processing …


Lasnik, 301s, AdSense, Search Monopoly, Product Search, YaSoft, UI Test & Buzzing   —  Tamar did most the work today, since I was traveling. She wrote on the interview of Adam Lasnik of Google. Timing a 301 redirect can be important. Google AdSense changed up the ad placement requirements on us, again. Is Google headed towards a monopoly? Google Product Search results were found in the main Google index. Microsoft and Yahoo were …


John Shinal’s Tech Investor: Google could benefit most from any Microsoft-Yahoo deal   —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Maybe Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer knows something about Yahoo Inc.’s business prospects that has been missed by the collective wisdom of all U.S. stock-market investors.

Information-industry mergers: What will people pay for?   —  Filed under: Deals , Microsoft (MSFT) , Yahoo! (YHOO) , Citigroup Inc. (C) , News Corp’B’ (NWS) , Dow Jones and Co (DJ) Watching the flurry of information industry merger announcements in the last week or so, I am struck by a point that analysts seem to be missing — it’s important to know what kinds of information people are willing to pay for. …


Wireless 2.0   —  Google, Yahoo, Skype/eBay and others are very interested in ensuring they have direct access to consumers through licensed spectrum. In fact, on March 6, 2007, Google became part of a consortium called the Coalition for 4G in America. It includes Skype, Yahoo, DirecTV, EchoStar, Intel, and wireless services provider Access Spectrum. One wonders …

Microsoft DigiDesk Hands On   —  Touch screens, WooHoo!!! Microsoft revealed the DigiDesk concept at Convergence ‘07 and boy does it do some cool stuff. The DigiDesk is basically two giant flatscreens that are touch-sensitive and will make any corporate geek wet himself. Some other cool features include a voice recognition module, document scanner and the ability to …

Microsoft to launch mobile ads   —  Microsoft plans to launch advertising on the mobile phone soon through its Windows Live properties, following an announcement Thursday that it will acquire ScreenTonic , a French company based in Paris. The Seattle Times reports. “ScreenTonic works to launch advertising campaigns in partnership with wireless carriers in Europe and Web-site …

Yahoo and Microsoft?   —  Om is already debunking this one, but just for fun, here’s a great way to guess. Share This

What kind of CEO should you invest in — innovator or janitor?   —  Filed under: Management , Competitive strategy , Google (GOOG) , Microsoft (MSFT) , Apple Inc (AAPL) , Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) , Boeing Co (BA) , Amer Intl Group (AIG) There are two kinds of CEOs: innovators — who come up with growth ideas — and janitors — who cut costs and instill discipline. There are times when it’s best to invest in an …

Return to Castle Wolfenstein cheats

May 1, 2007 · Filed Under Cheats, Guides, News · 2 Comments 

Start the game with the commandline parameter ‘+set sv_cheats 1’. Then during gameplay,
press [~] to bring down the console. Now type any of the following codes:

/god                      God mode
/notarget                 Invisibility
/noclip                   No clipping mode
/give all                 All weapons and ammo
/give armor               Give armor
/give health              Give health
/give stamina             Give stamina
/give ammo                Give ammo
/give #                   Give item # where # might be
panzerfaust
thompson
mp42
mauser rifle
flamethrower
sten
fg42 paratroop rifle
grenade
colt 45
large health
medium health
knife
/mapname                  Get the current map name (use in next cheat)
/spdevmap mapname         Jump to mapname, where mapname might be
escape1
escape2
tram
village1
village2
crypt1
crypt2
church
boss1
forest
rocket
dam
chateau
dark
dig
castle
end
beach
village
boss2
rocket
baseout
assault
mactory
trainyard
norway
xlabs
wine
wine2
wine3

or type
/dir maps                 List all maps
/kill                     Suicide
/cg_uselessnostalgia 1    Original Wolfenstein interface
/nofatigue                Unlimited stamina
/quit                     Exit game
/toggle cg_drawtimer      Show time left
/cmdhist                  See all commands
/serverinfo               See server settings
/reconnect                Reconnect to server
/toggle r_fullscreen      Toggles windowed and fullscreen and restarts
/toggle cg_draw2d         Show hud
/cg_FOV [number]          Change field of View
/toggle cg_gibs           Gibs toggled
/toggle cg_drawteamoverlay    Team overlay toggled
/toggle cg_drawcompass    Compass toggle

You can only start this game in cheat mode if allready load a map in cheat mode. So if
you want to start at the beginning load the 1st map with

/spdevmap escape1

and then you can play in cheat mode.

Alternate method to start the cheats:

1. Add ” +set sv_cheats 1″ to the target line of the shortcut, as shown above.
2. Add a blank “user.cfg” file to the folder labeled “Main”, in the game folder.
3. Type one line in that “user.cfg” file: set sv_cheats 1
4. Enter codes as shown above.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats

May 1, 2007 · Filed Under Action, Cheats, Guides, News · Comment 

Just type during the game:

THUGSTOOLS – Thug Weapons
PROFESSIONALTOOLS – Professional weapons
NUTTERTOOLS – Weird Weapons
PRECIOUSPROTECTION – Armor
ASPIRINE – Health
YOUWONTTAKEMEALIVE – +2 Wanted Level
LEAVEMEALONE – 0 Wanted Level
APLEASANTDAY – Nice Weather
ALOVELYDAY – Lovely Weather
ABITDRIEG – Cloudy Weather
CATSANDDOGS – Rainy Weather
CANTSEEATHING – Misty Weather
PANZER – TANK!!
LIFEISPASSINGMEBY – Speed up time
BIGBANG – Explode all vehicles in sight
STILLLIKEDRESSINGUP – Change Clothing
FIGHTFIGHTFIGHT – Agressive People
NOBODYLIKESME – people fall down if u hit them
OURGODGIVENRIGHTTOBEARARMS – everyone has guns
ONSPEED – Fast Walking
BOOOOOORING – Slow Walking
WHEELSAREALLINEED – Cars are only wheels
COMEFLYWITHME – Flying Car
GRIPISEVERYTHING – Fast Corners, and its impossible to flip
CHASESTAT – Monitor the changes in police & media interest
CHICKSWITHGUNS – Shotgun with 5 rounds
ICANTTAKEITANYMORE – u die, bitch
GREENLIGHT – all traffic lights to green
MIAMITRAFFIC – Fast traffic
AHAIRDRESSERSCAR – All, but specialty (gangcars, taxi’s) cars are pink
IWANTITPAINTEDBLACK – All, but specialty (gangcars, taxi’s) cars are black
TRAVELINSTYLE – Bloodring Racer appears
THELASTRIDE – Romero’s Hearse appears
ROCKANDROLLCAR – Love Fist limo appears
RUBBISHCAR – Garbage truck
GETTHEREFAST – Sabre turbo
BETTERTHANWALKING – Caddy (w00t)
LOOKLIKELANCE – Lance Skin
MYSONISALAWYER – Rosenburg Skin
ILOOKLIKEHILARY – Hilary Skin
ROCKANDROLLMAN – Love Fist Skin
ONEARMEDBANDIT – One armed bandit
IDONTHAVETHEMONEYSONNY – Cortez’s Man Skin
SEAWAYS – Cars get floaters as wheels and can thus drive over water
LOADSOFLITTLETHINGS – Some cars get HUGE wheels
HOPINGIRL – People will get in your car when stopped
AIRSHIP – Planes fly overhead
FOXYLITTLETHING – Mercedes Skin
WELOVEOURDICK – Scottish Skin
GETTHEREQUICKLY – Fast Car
GETTHEREVERYFASTINDEED – Faster Car
GETTHEREAMAZINGLYFAST – EVEN Faster Car
FANNYMAGNET – Women Magnet
CHEATSHAVEBEENCRACKED – Diaz Skin
CERTAINDEATH – Sigarette in mouth
DEEPFRIEDMARSBARS – Makes Tommy fatter
PROGRAMMER – Gives Tommy girly arms/legs

Grand Theft Auto 3 cheats

May 1, 2007 · Filed Under Action, Cheats, Guides, News · Comment 

Type in the following codes while playing for the desired effect:

gunsgunsguns           – All Weapons
ifiwerearchman         – Extra Money
gesundheit             – Full Health
morepoliceplease       – Higher Wanted Level
nopoliceplease         – Lower Wanted Level
giveusatank            – Tank
bangbangbang           – Destroy All Cars
ilikedressingup        – Change Costume
itsallgoingmaaad       – Crazy Pedestrians
nobodylikesme          – All Pedestrians Attack You
weaponsforall          – Pedestrians Fight Each Other
timeflieswhenyou       – Time Advances Quicker
madweather             – Very Fast Game Clock
boooooring             – Faster Game Play
tortoise               – 100% Armor
skincancerforme        – Clear Weather
ilikescotland          – Cloudy Weather
ilovescotland          – Rainy Weather
peasoup                – Foggy Weather
anicesetofwheels       – Invisible Cars
chittychittybb         – Flying Car
cornerslikemad         – Improved Car Handling
nastylimbscheat        – Gore Mode
mcaffenweapon          – Electric gun

Grand Theft Auto 3

In Portland Harbor there are 3 places that will give you loads of money.

1. Bring a cap car,an ambulance (medic car), one tank, fbi car, swat car and any
public sevices that you may think of and bring them in the harbor in an area left of were
you enter from the street and just let the cars there.
2. Bring securicars to the dock door 2 to get money.
3. Also in the left of the harbor there is an garage that has a list of cars next to the entrance.
Bring all the cars is the list and when ever you will need any of those cars you wil come ang
get them from here (unlimited times.)!!!You have to complete the list to get cars from there.!!!

GTA San Andreas PC cheats

May 1, 2007 · Filed Under Action, Cheats, Guides, News · Comment 

Weapons, Health, Armor & Money
LXGIWYL = Weapon Set 1, Thug’s Tools
PROFESSIONALSKIT = Weapon Set 2, Professional Tools
UZUMYMW = Weapon Set 3, Nutter Tools
HESOYAM = Health, Armor, $250k
BAGUVIX = Semi-Infinite Health
CVWKXAM = Infinite Oxygen
ANOSEONGLASS = Adrenaline Mode
FULLCLIP = Infinite Ammo, No Reload

Police, Stats & Gangs
TURNUPTHEHEAT = Increase Wanted Level Two Stars
TURNDOWNTHEHEAT = Clear Wanted Level
BTCDBCB = Fat
BUFFMEUP = Max Muscle
KVGYZQK = Skinny
AEZAKMI = Never Wanted
BRINGITON = Six Star Wanted Level
WORSHIPME = Max Respect
HELLOLADIES = Max Sex Appeal
VKYPQCF = Max Stamina
PROFESSIONALKILLER = Hitman In All Weapon Stats
NATURALTALENT = Max All Vehicle Skill Stats

Spawning Objects
AIWPRTON = Spawn Rhino
OLDSPEEDDEMON = Spawn Bloodring Banger
JQNTDMH = Spawn Rancher
VROCKPOKEY = Spawn Racecar
VPJTQWV = Spawn Racecar
WHERESTHEFUNERAL = Spawn Romero
CELEBRITYSTATUS = Spawn Stretch
TRUEGRIME = Spawn Trashmaster
RZHSUEW = Spawn Caddy
JUMPJET = Spawn Hydra
KGGGDKP = Spawn Vortex Hovercraft
AIYPWZQP = Have Parachute
ROCKETMAN = Have Jetpack
OHDUDE = Spawn Hunter
FOURWHEELFUN = Spawn Quad
AMOMHRER = Spawn Tanker Truck
ITSALLBULL = Spawn Dozer
FLYINGTOSTUNT = Spawn Stunt Plane
MONSTERMASH = Spawn Monster

Vehicles
CPKTNWT = Blow Up All Cars
WHEELSONLYPLEASE = Invisible car
STICKLIKEGLUE = Perfect Handling
ZEIIVG = All green lights
YLTEICZ = Aggressive Drivers
LLQPFBN = Pink traffic
IOWDLAC = Black traffic
FLYINGFISH = Boats fly
EVERYONEISPOOR = Traffic is Cheap Cars
EVERYONEISRICH = Traffic is Fast Cars
CHITTYCHITTYBANGBANG = Cars Fly
JCNRUAD = Smash n’ Boom
SPEEDFREAK = All Cars Have Nitro
BUBBLECARS = Cars Float Away When Hit
OUIQDMW = Free Aim While Driving
GHOSTTOWN = Reduced Traffic
FVTMNBZ = Traffic is Country Vehicles
BMTPWHR = Country Vehicles and Peds, Get Born 2 Truck Outfit

Gameplay
SPEEDITUP = Faster Gameplay
SLOWITDOWN = Slower Gameplay
AJLOJYQY = Peds Attack Each Other, Get Golf Club
BAGOWPG = Have a bounty on your head
FOOOXFT = Everyone is armed
GOODBYECRUELWORLD = Suicide
BLUESUEDESHOES = Elvis is Everywhere
BGLUAWML = Peds Attack You With Weapons, Rocket Launcher
LIFESABEACH= Beach Party
ONLYHOMIESALLOWED = Gang Members Everywhere
BIFBUZZ = Gangs Control the Streets
NINJATOWN = Ninja Theme
BEKKNQV = Slut Magnet
CJPHONEHOME = Huge Bunny Hop
KANGAROO = Mega Jump
STATEOFEMERGENCY = Riot Mode
CRAZYTOWN = Funhouse Theme
SJMAHPE = Recruit Anyone (9mm)
ROCKETMAYHEM = Recruit Anyone (Rockets)

Weather & Time
PLEASANTLYWARM = Sunny Weather
TOODAMNHOT = Very Sunny Weather
ALNSFMZO = Overcast Weather
AUIFRVQS = Rainy Weather
CFVFGMJ = Foggy Weather
YSOHNUL = Faster Clock
NIGHTPROWLER = Always Midnight
OFVIAC = Orange Sky 21:00
SCOTTISHSUMMER = Thunderstorm
CWJXUOC = Sandstorm