hackaday lazy afternoons

Lazy Afternoons

Allright people. It’s wednesday. It’s sunny. I’m lazy

Comments

  1. dylan says:

    cant wait to see the podcast! (first comment!)

  2. Phil hellary says:

    Am looking forward to the podcast – finally a podcast I’m really interested in!!

    About the Xbox 360 vs the PS3, I’m actually considering the Xbob, not for the games as much since I’ve got a PC, but for the easy linking to Windows Media Player and all of my videos and software on there! Mind you, I’ll probably get the Nintendo equivalent as well if just for Mariokart!!

    That roadtrip with the xbox in two cars looks cool but I reckon a more usable method would be to use two xboxes linked via a wireless network, surely that would have a longer range?

    Phil

  3. REX DART, ESKIMO SPY says:

    If you want to link up and play videos through an xbox, just get an xbox (before they’re out of production) and install XBMC.

    And to Vince….I like how you act as though killzone is somehow more interesting than gears of war. Very convincing.

  4. chris says:

    What is going to be on the podcast?

  5. DNordbak says:

    Is anyone else having trouble playing the killzone video? I couldn’t play it at all, so I put up a different link on my website.
    http://www.DNordbak.com

  6. Sushi says:

    Wow, that killzone video is the most prerendered thing i have ever seen. Those animations were all trailer-specific.

  7. DNordbak says:

    sure it is incredibly pre-rendered, but i’d even love to see a movie made out of that, screw the video game! However, why aren’t any of the guys wearing helmets?

  8. Phil Hellary says:

    I would consider getting an xbox… but then again they’re ridiculously ugly and would ruin the look of my living room!! How any style-concious person could ever buy an xbox without hiding it away behind some nice aluminium case and having wireless controllers I’ll never know.

    Besides which, an xbox is old hat… you’ve got to have the latest gizmos, don’t you?!! :-D

    I just watched the killzone video via dnordbak’s site. Its pretty impressive but I have to admit, I’m not convinced that its real-time rendering, it looks more like prerendered stuff to me, particularly the intro bit (before they crash). After that it *could* be real. Think Half Life 2 on a top spec pc with dual 6800u’s with the game modded to actually *use* all of that extra graphics power on a standard HDTV res – it’d be perfectly possible.
    Game developers for PCs have to design games that can scale well over various hardware platforms – if they could limit their developing only to an a64 with dual 6800us in sli then they could create some *serious* eye candy. Think about it.

    Phil

  9. uclatommy says:

    It would be really cool if that was the actual intro to killzone, part playable part movie. Kind of like the intros to metal gear solid. Usually mgs games have really cinematic playable intros and then the famous mgs logo comes on with cool music and more cinema.

  10. Mrngm says:

    where can you find the podcast by the way?

  11. Dave says:

    What? No mention of the Nintendo Revolution whatsoever? For Apple and Mac enthusiasts such as yourself, how can you not mention the Apple of the video game world? Especially when the Revolution will use Mac processors and Macs are used as the development environment.

    Shame on you.

  12. pHIL HELLARY says:

    The Xbox 360 uses 3 mac processors (well IBM PowerPC processors at 3.2GHz) and they’re using G5 machines as their development machines – are you sure you haven’t got things a bit mixed up?

    Phil

  13. wolff says:

    yes the xbox is hideous but hardcare gamers display there ugly gaming boxes proudly. Or just rip themn apart and put thim in custom cases like I did. anyways the point of the xbox “hack” was to play a game you could not normally play on 2 screens ultra sweet. also where can u get the podcasts?

  14. wolff says:

    damn my typing really sux refer to post above for example.

  15. ed says:

    Did anyone else get the 2 second delay echo? Or was it just my player…

  16. zedascouves says:

    Guys… where’s the xml file so I can automatically download the mp3 file?

  17. plex says:

    I had the echo too
    I hope that will be sorted out for the next one. Great job otherwise

  18. nsc1120 says:

    awesome pod cast, hope they continue with this :)

  19. crobey01 says:

    lovin the pod cast would liek to hear more

  20. JStrider says:

    haha i like the hackers movie… havnt seen it for a while… but its a great movie…

  21. Dave says:

    @phil

    No, the Revolution uses Mac processors as well, in the console and the development environment. So does the GameCube, I’m not so sure about the N64.

  22. geekboxjockey says:

    love the podcast, maybe a few too many pauses but if i tried im sure there would be at least as many :-p

    i liked hackers, somehow it never stuck but i remember watching it at least a couple more times out of respect.

    keep up the good work, i find myself slowly checking this site more often than slashdot, it’s odd i know, i find that these articles are a bit more hands-on and have a better entertainment value. not trying to start a flame war, i do like slashdot, though sometimes it gets a bit too political (M$ vs *nix vs mac, degree vs no degree, etc…)

    anyways, keep on hackin’

  23. Brendan says:

    This echo in the podcast is really annoying. Hopefully it’ll be addresssed in the 2nd edition.

  24. ian says:

    awesome podcast ! the echo was killing me though… it was ok for a little while but then it just got kind of annoying. The content was really good though, and you did a good job making the ideas come to life. later.

  25. Wes says:

    yeah for xbox live/xbc/ect my name is shark500 i love the movie hackers and a i think that you should set up an Mirc room just for an easy instant message type of system so we may all be able to discuss our ideas, just an idea and an exelent idea for the pod cast.

  26. Cercies says:

    try one of the Harry Potter books that are hardcover. Those things are massive and easy to find.

  27. AllenKll says:

    Great first try at a podcast!
    With that, I have a few comments…

    The echo was REALLY annoying.
    I think if you were going for an NPR type echo you need to change the delay to something WAY shorter, almost immediate, and have it fade off faster.

    _Hackers_.. Awesome Movie, I laugh everytime I watch it!

    You seemed to have some hesitation at first, you used a lot of ‘uhm’s and ‘err’s, but it seemed to clear up after a while, so good job on that!
    I know you’ll be more confident as you make more podcasts.

    I totally dug the request for the Eyeboard speller reader thing, I might take a crack at itmyself.

    I think you should have more podcast exclusive stuff, maybe if you keep two stories/week off the website, and stick it in the podcast… I dunno, just thinking out loud.

    Responding to e-mail is totally cool. Maybe you should try a bit more of that.

    anyway.. loved it, can’t wait for the next one.

    -al

  28. Matthew says:

    hi
    what the books called that you were talking about

  29. anonymous says:

    29 megs! are you crazy!!! what about all the poor people out there that have dail-up? I being one of them. I’m not going to spend half my night trying to download it. But dont get my wrong I’m a big fan of Hack-a-day.

  30. anonymous says:

    29 megs! are you crazy!!! what about all the poor people out there that have dail-up? I being one of them. I’m not going to spend half my night trying to download it. But dont get my wrong I’m a big fan of Hack-a-day.

  31. Dean Shan says:

    Three tips for the next podcast.

    1. Turn down your speakers, the echo was killer.
    2. Lower the bitrate. 56-70 kbps is more then enough. 160VBR was overkill.
    3. Better ID3 tags.

    Other then that good show.

  32. Mad_Man says:

    i know most of the other people have commented on it so keeping with the trend the echo was annoying

    But The movie HACKERS i love favorite film of all time i love it to bits,

    Anyway keep up the good work

    MAD_MAN

  33. Chris says:

    Ummm…what exactly makes this a podcast? I have yet to find a link to your rss feed for the podcast so I can subscribe to it. That’s what makes it podcasting.

    Please show me the way…I can’t find the link.

  34. BM5k says:

    I know the second podcast is already up, but I just downloaded the first one. I’m gunna have to agree with everone else who mentioned it and say that the echo sucks. I also think that 96kbps vbr would’ve been a much easier overkill option…. I’m only a few minutes into it right now but so far its great. Thanks!

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