The Gimpy Penguin
Friday, March 3, 2006 4:50:59 AM
Friday, January 06, 2006
Okay. Finally got my 360 from the hellish store of Software Etc... It is AMAZING!!! Michael thinks that I only care about graphics, but that's not the only thing. I have PGR 3 and Perfect Dark Zero. Their game play is incredible. The A.I. on the box is well intelligent. It learns what I do in both games. With PGR 3, if I play a platinum game over and over again, it learns from its mistakes and doesn't make them again. In PDZ, the enemies are smart and creative. The graphics are also perfect. They are a step up from the original box and look real... well as real as they can get. You can see sweet, or a bug flying in your face. Overall, Xbox 360 is most likely the best money I have spent in a long time. Eat that Sony, you shit heads...
Trevo :~: 9:51 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2005
I HATE SOFTWARE ETC...!!! THEY ARE THE WORST PEOPLE TO BUY ANYTHING FROM. I RESERVED MY 360 IN AUGUST, AND I WON'T GET IT FOR 1-3 WEEKS AFTER THE RELEASE. THEY CLAIM THAT THEY BEGAN RESERVATIONS IN MAY, BUT I CALLED THEM IN BOTH JUNE AND JULY ASKING ABOUT RESERVATIONS. THEY SAID THAT THEY HADN'T BEGUN TO TAKE RESERVATIONS. BULLSHIT, THOSE FUCKING LIARS. I WANT TO KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!
To lighter news, 360's graphics are extremely nice. Also, game play is incredible. Because of the almost 10g's of computing power, it moves like a Bugatti, a fast Bugatti, they don't make slow Bugatti's. I have also looked at PS3's stats... there is a lot of stuff, but when you put it all together, it is too much. Sony, who don't wear pants, want to try and market this not only to gamers, but to houses, in an attempt to rule the DVD player market as well. Blu-Ray would be nice, if they can get it to work by the release date. Overall, sony is going to produce their most expensive product yet...actually I take that back, asking 20,000 dollars for a plasma T.V is a bit pricey.
BURN IN HELL SOFTWARE ETC!!!
Trevo :~: 11:11 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Is this site really dead Trevor, maybe it will go in phases, lots of updates then a dry spell, but whatever. Yes the xbox360 will come out in 5 days, go here for all the xbox360 reviews and news. The s*** goes down in 5 days, are you ready?
Calvin :~: 3:04 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
It seems that this "website" has been neglected. So much for Michael and dedication. Sorry pal. Well, 360 in 6 days. Should be good. Microsoft has had to step up production of more 360's because they have already had to fill the demand for over 3 million orders. Eat that Sony. Eat your pants. By the time that PS3 does finally come out of Sony, Xbox 360 will have had the time to spread the word. People who own 360's will tell PS3 people, "Why wait for something when you can have it now, get 360." I would say that Microsoft will make a profit from this. If everyone reserved the standard edt. then...
3,000,000 x 300= 900,000,000 dollars
but if everyone got the Core system, then...
3,000,000 x 400= 1,200,000,000 dollars
So averaging the sales of the two versions...
3,000,000 x 350= 1,050,000,000 dollars
Plus, the regular system can't save games, so to get a hard drive is another 100 bucks or the memory card which is 40 bucks, so conservativly, if everyone who got the standard system bought just a card...
3,000,000(assuming everyone has a standard system) x 40= 120,000,000 dollars
So Microsoft should take in at least a billion five just from the first wave of consumers. Also,'tis the holiday season, more parents in the market, humm?
The system itself won't be that incredible graphics wise, but game play will go unmatched until Xbox 720! Ready for 2010.
Trevo :~: 8:39 PM
Friday, November 04, 2005
First of all you might want to work on the whole .tk extention not working anymore. But I thought people would get a kick out of this:
Just a little information about the PS3
Alex :~: 9:07 PM
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A blog for no reason but to keep the .tk status from going insane.
XBOX 360 IN 18 DAYS!!!!!
Trevo :~: 7:38 PM
Sunday, October 23, 2005
A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium. Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of governmentium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Also characterized by the fact that the morons become excited by budgets causing them to spin at great speed in random directions while actually producing no energy.
Governmentium has a normal half-life of 3 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each re-organization will cause some morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to speculate that governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.
Intresting, courtesy of http://www.wickedsunshine.com
Calvin :~: 7:17 PM
You know you love it. Save it or zoom up so you can read and see all the details that they put in for the credits.
Calvin :~: 6:47 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2005
First to answer trevors question of why Calvin, because he is one of the single greatest characters of all times, as in Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. Also i don't dislike the Xbox360, i just don't like the way Microsoft is going about doing the bussiness end of it, such as having the 'Core' system and the Premium system. I might buy one, probably not just because i don't have the money and the PS3 is the PS3, so i might look into that. The revolution i cannot have an opinion on since i have no clue how it plays, the Xbox360 and the PS3 both have the same basic idea, but the controller does look intriguing if a little apple like. Well enough with my rambling I hope you all have an exciting and eventful week, like these guys.
Calvin :~: 9:54 PM
Well I decided to post a new blog post thing. Telling anyone here that if you email me an idea for
a HTML code tutorial at my email then I will put it up here tomorow. Just remember I can't
Alex :~: 4:23 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Also B, why Calvin?
Trevo :~: 10:10 PM
Calvin, I thought that we saw eye-to-eye. I guess not. A sad day for the world of man.
It is the next best thing to happen to this world, unless Aston Martin releases the DB11. But this...
this is just a disk drive that has a cool blue light coming from it. And the controller, however "revolutionary" it might be, is also pointless. Kids DO NOT play games to jump around their TV's, they play them to sit there and play, not run around with their head chopped of. The plain and simple truth. Also, I'm I know why 360 doesn't have built-in Wi-Fi... Since it runs off an extension XP Media Center, it might be prone to viruses, because it is just that cool.
Trevo :~: 9:44 PM
Well i guess then that the Ipod nano is already out of style, ha and it hasn't been out that long, soon we will have a Ipod nano, no wait it plays videos and its priced even higher. Well anyway Socom 3 came out, big day for PS2 fans i guess, the last bastion against the oncomming onslaught of the Xbox360 games and what not, if you want to know more go here for the most badly designed flash site every. Get ready for the HD Era(tm) of gamming as Microsoft calls it, because as we know everyone has a HD tv or two now. Well thats all for now, over the weekend i hope to have a more involed post.
Calvin :~: 8:51 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Also...Also, Apple has released something even newer, the iPod. No, now you can watch movies on it, on the 2.5 inch screen. Meanwhile, Creative has had the Zen Vision and the Media Center out forever that have a much bigger screen, and run off of XP. So, which is better...hum? Well, the 30-gig iPod cost $299. It can hold 7,500 songs. Creative has quite a few 20-gig mp3 players that hold 10,000 songs, so where is all that memory going? The Zen Vision costs $399. It has a 3.7 inch screen, upgradable memory with the compact flash reader built in. So in the future, when there are 20-gig cards, you have 50-gigs without buying something new. It has a built in IR port for wireless control. You can hook the dock up to entertainment center and run movies you might on the Vision through you T.V. It has a mic, can hold 15,000 songs, that's twice the memory of the iPod and it is cooler.
Trevo :~: 6:52 PM
Also, the Zen Mircophoto is on sale at Best Buy. It is the 8-gig that costs $250, so the other info before was shit, so go get off your computer and buy one... or 117. Why not?
iPods Now Suck Even More!!! Viva la Creative!!!
Trevo :~: 6:46 PM
Trevo :~: 6:40 PM
Monday, October 10, 2005
Going to make a quick post. Black and White 2 is getting average rating, Lionheart gets what it deserves the first game was crap and yet it was praised like no other, guess the hype worked. Anyway the earthquake in Pakistan/India is very sad, 20,000+ may be dead! Well hope you all have a good day. Oh and Trevor, i love the Aston Martin DB9, its beutiful.
Calvin :~: 7:43 PM
Saturday, October 08, 2005
Who doesn't like fine cars? Audi, Bentley, Jaguar,Maserati, Maybach, Rolls-Royce. If you have never heard of at least 4 of those cars, then please go to the sites
But the greatest car in the world has to be without a doubt the Aston Martin DB9, God of the Cars. It is in a word, Perfect.
Aston Martin or go directly to the Aston Martin DB9
Notice how BMW, Porsche, Mercedes- Benz and Ferrari aren't among the greatest. Ferrari is a nice car company, but they have become to known!
Trevo :~: 4:08 PM
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Calvin, let us just hope that the Peter Jackson thing is just a rumor like they say. Halo does not need horses in it unless they are genetically modified horses with body armor and can shoot guns and wield energy swords. Also, from Alex's mom, our school is going to put up shades in the plaza. Yeah, just what we need, another way to waste money i.e.- the lights that they installed on the houses. Also, our school is rumored to have over 200 cameras, so be careful what you do in your locker !!!
Trevo :~: 8:46 PM
It came from ebay biatch
Uncle Bobâ€™s Glass Eye
Life-size robot mannequin cowboy
Razor-blade in an unopened bottle of Pepsi
Dawsonâ€™s Creek Laundry Basket
Custom Turtle-created abstract art
Please Save Ernieâ€™s Leg
Flatuloconomizer with built-in cell phone charger
Michael :~: 7:51 PM
Lol, maybe we need to find another cool html thing, just to spice up the page a bit, maybe we need some flash inspiration. Maybe we need some flash cartoons to spiced it up a little. Anyway, if you haven't already heard Peter Jackson is going to direct the Halo movie, you can read a full article Here
An exciting message awaits!
Calvin :~: 7:46 PM
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Why is Tux down there going from side to side? Are you a linux user now?!??!
Alex :~: 8:36 PM
Also I congratulate Michael on admitting that the Zen Microphoto is the best mp3 player ever and that iPods do suck and that he is going to throw his mini off the B-buildings stairs asap.
THANK YOU ALEX
Trevo :~: 8:19 PM
Go to your nearest Apple store and on the big 32 inch monitor, access the internet. Go to anti-apple.com and make sure that you can see the following very clear...
Thank you Alex for the inspiration and this blog is from Alex from me...
Trevo :~: 8:08 PM
Monday, October 03, 2005
Zen indoctrinization, love it. Got a new member, this site is picking up again. Now if you all haven't already seen the new gamespot here it is,
Lol, taking a cue from Alex's post, need to liven my post up a bit, lol. What do you think fo the new gamespot? Oh and look for the NBA 2k6 screens, they're awsome.
Calvin :~: 10:18 PM
I'm blogging from my palm!!!
Trevo :~: 9:53 PM
The HTML Code Tutorial of the Week
Well hello there and welcome to the first edition of "The HTML Code Tutorial of the Week" today we are going to begin with a very simple code set up which produces something that everyone will find cool! It is called the Marquee and is one of the simplest codes to learn.
The marquee code is as folows "Marquee Your Text Here /Marquee" with <> around marquee and /marquee. All you have to do is plug the total of 4 <> in and choose what you want your marquee to say!
This is a marquee!
For more advanced users you can try these codes "Marquee behavior="alternate" Your text here /Marquee" again with <> around each end. This will produce something like this:
The Alternate Marquee
If you have anymore questions about the Marquee tool just send me an email here and keep on coding.
Alex :~: 7:24 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Another thing about Apple is that they are thieves of names. Creative has had a mp3 player called the Nano for some time now. It is actually uber small like the name Nano implies and it also comes in 10 colors too.
Trevo :~: 5:42 PM
If you have questions about mp3 files and mp3 players click here
Trevo :~: 5:17 PM
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Just some facts for the Creative Zen Microphoto. The 5-gig version will cost $299 and the 6-gig version will cost $349. But they are worth it.
For more info about the Zen Microphoto click here
Trevo :~: 11:19 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Hey guys....Im back. I have been super busy but now I plan to post as much as i can. I promise.
There is an awsome web site I think you should all visit. That is if you haven't already. Its called Pure Volume. It has become one of my favorate websites. Both signed bands and unsigned bands alike can post thier music on the site. The service is free...but if you want more brandwith and more webspace, there is a small monthly fee. The site is awsome. I've discovered some great un-signed artists and even some new up and coming signed artists. Almost every popular alternitive band can be found on the site....so if you are looking for a good place to get a stream of your favorate song, Pure Volume is the place to go. This is a great service for those of you who want to get your music out there. Many bands have got record deals becase they become so popular on this site. Check into it. It's cool.
Michael :~: 8:13 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Love you picture Trevor. Now onto cool site i found, even if i don't know what they are about, here are a couple:
WorldWideDesigners2007-This one is an especially cool one
Philip Koether Architects-Intresting
CD Box-Odd, yet compelling
Cbcradio-Maybe not as interactive as the last 4 but still has a nice design to it.
That is all for now, I hope to be bring you all more intresting websites soon.
Calvin :~: 8:59 PM
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Trevo :~: 5:27 PM
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Thanks Trevor for the info, sounds like a pretty sweet computer to me. On the not about the CREATIVE and ipod mini, the CREATIVE is clearly better, the Apple ipod series is overhyped and overrated to the point that it makes me sick. There are alot of other mp3(and other media files) players out there and the ipod is not the best one. For one they make you pay $249 for what, 4 gigs of space(i'm going on the nano here) when some like Zen offer a better deal and I think also look cooler.
But onto gaming news. As you probably all heard nintendo has revealed its revolution controller, which you can find about here.
Calvin :~: 9:53 PM
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Wow Trevor. Can you please save that post of yours for the forums? Thanks.
So the iPod nano was unveiled today. I must say, it is quite sexy. I have to say I am a little disappointed though. I mean. 200 dollars for a 2 gig mp3 player is simply outrageous. What kind of ticks me off is that Apple knows that they are the leader in Mp3 playback hardware. So basically they charge whatever they want. I can buy a 20 gig external hard drive for 45 bucks on new egg!! Another thing that ticks me off is that they take out their 6 gig models and replace them with 2 gig!! That makes no sense to me.
The ipod cell phone didnâ€™t really impress me. mp3 playback on phones isn't anything new. And a phone with quicktime codecs doesnâ€™t really tute my horn either. I am sure they are going to change an arm and a leg for it too. And people will buy it.
itunes 5 is out. And this is something I wonâ€™t bash. itunes software continues to deliver. I like the new look and the fact that you can put your playlists in folders now.
Well I think im about done ranting for today...cya!
Michael :~: 8:42 PM
This is to Michael. I am at the Apple website, looking for any specs on your iPod (notice how it is spelled) and here is what I have found.
1) They don't even sell your Mini anymore, they now have the Nano, the new Apple piece of junk that you could lose if it were in your pocket.
2) Straight from the site, under the 20 gig iPod, here are the specs (real shocker)
2.4 x 4.1 x .63 inches
Here is my Creative Zen Micro's specs...
Size WxHxD: 2" x 3.3" x 0.7"
Weight: 3.8 oz with removable battery
4GB (2,000 songs2)
5GB (2,500 songs2)
6GB (3,000 songs2)
Battery Life:3 Up to 12 hours of continuous playtime with removable lithium ion rechargeable battery
Interface: USB 2.0 (backward compatible with USB 1.1)
Playback Format: MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows MediaÃ‚Â™ Audio (WMA) and WAV
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: up to 98dB
Display: 160 x 104 pixel resolution, blue EL backlit LCD
FM radio, FM recorder and voice recorder
Contacts, calendar and tasks
Repeat, resume, and random play
Sleep and wake timers
Customizable main menu
Functions as an external hard drive
8 EQ settings (Acoustic, classical, disco, jazz, new age, pop, rock and vocal)
Now, I don't see any specs like this on Apple's site. To have your Mini record anything, you have to buy an attachment. You Mini can only use Apple's anal music format. Your Mini cost more than my Micro and mine holds more. Yours doesn't have a radio, radio recorder, alarm clock, doesn't come in 10 colors, and isn't completely touch pad. Also, what really bothers me about iPods is the wheel. What the hell is the point for going around in circles to do everything!!! Why not just a nice, straight line, like on mine! Also, I can change my battery without having to take it somewhere and pay 100 bucks to have it replaced. Finally, the signal to noise ratio is the highest of any mp3 player on the market to this day. That is how they sold their entire campaign for this mp3 player.
That was fun.
Thank You Michael.
The only thing I know about my comp is that it has 1.5 Terabytes and a gig and a half of RAM. Whatever else is in there is unknown to me because, I will admit, I don't know that much about computers, just how to type and fix minor things... as well as how to buy things from them. Soon, Michael will invite my friend Alex to this site and you two can talk because he knows one million times more things about technology thatn I will ever.
Finally, Xbox 360, which I have reserved, is only going to cost me 200 bucks because I'm paying for half. Michael can sing about PS3 till his lungs cave in, but the truth is that Microsoft has made the jump FIRST into the High-Def gaming world, and that is something that will destroy the overall sales of PS3. And, the reason why Microsoft didn't make any profit for two years is because they WERE novices in the gaming industry. To tell you the truth, I wanted to get PS2, but my brother showed me enough facts that compared the two, that he changed my mind. I can wait till Microsoft and Bungie releases Halo 3 the same day that Sony releases PS3. I think that I'll record that day in voice and listen to it on my better than iPod, CREATIVE.
Trevo :~: 8:31 PM
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
I like to say I am liking the revival of Gimpy Penguin and hope that we can get new mebers on board. About this whole argument on the xbox and the xbox360 I really think that both Micheal and Trevor are being baised toward their two favorite systems. Xbox does have some good games such as Fable, Jade Empire,
Crimson Skies, Prince of Persia, GTA(series), and I could go on. But Trevor how rich can you be to pre-order a xbox360, unless you are getting a core system you are going to be like paying upwards of $650, i mean the controllers themselves cost $50 a piece. But the PS3 will probably be equally priced so you can't use that against the xbox360. This should be a intresting next-gen for videogames, but gba still rules all! Anyway I will probably post some tech stuff if anyone is intresting or some gaming news, plus Trevor could you post or send me the specs for your PC, till next time.
Calvin :~: 9:55 PM
Well I guess this would be my first real post since i started the site and I would like to start by saying that I disagree with Trevor completely. Ipods really DO have supiror sound qualaty, trust me I hate saying that about somthing as trendy as ipods...but it has been tested...they are better. I had to buy one for myself.
TODAY IN TECH
*sigh* According to theinquirer.net, the blu ray drive on the PS3 is going to cost sony 100 bucks a pop. This is quite pricy considering the HD-DVDs on the 360 and revolution cost about 50 bucks. This worries me. I mean they said that the new nVidia card on this baby is of $600 value. I hope this isn't xbox all over again. Microsoft made no profit on the xbox for 2 years ya know!
Here is somthing i think all of you should read : http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=3186
This really pisses me off....I think i might boycot Pay Pal now.
Halloween horror props
The beard of a Scotsman
Autographed Scarface script
Michael :~: 7:05 PM
Monday, September 05, 2005
Contrary to what Michael says, I really don't care about computers
that much. The only reason why I have a some outrageous computer is
because my father enjoys buying things for me. On the other hand, I do
like other things about my computer. Having the infinite amount for
space allows for limitless downloads for anything and about anything.
I do have this rocking sound system for Logitech called the Logitech
Z-5500 Digital, and they are amazing for listening to anything. I also
like my Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for Microsoft. The only
other thing I like about my computer is the Sony 20.1 inch StylePro Series LCD Display.
Now, I think that Michael is a good friend, but he is also a bit of a
Nazi. He stole my DVD for almost 8 weeks and then tells me that he
couldn't make a copy of it for me. He also will never understand that
all the Playstations that have been created in the world will never
equal Xbox. Now I'm sure that that makes some of you want to post
comments (for who ever in the name of god read this), which is why I
have clicked the little circle on the bottom allowing my to block all
comment posting. So ha. I am proud to own a Xbox and have already
reserved my Xbox 360 which I am proud to own.
If you like computers check out the following:
You could go to Alienware , but
they are too known.
If you like speakers that cost more than cars, check out the following:
Bowers And Wilkins
Bang And Olufsen
YOU WILL NOT SEE PRICES AT PARADIGM, BOWERS AND WILKINS OR BANG AND
OLUFSEN BECAUSE THEY ALL COST TOO MUCH, BUT THEY ARE ALL WORTH IT
(Bose is okay for the Quiet Comfort Headphones that I have, but that
is really it)(Bang and Olufson have speakers called the Beo Lab 5
which cost 17,000 each and have more technology in them than Bill
ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM, JUST SEND AN EMAIL TO
Also...iPODs are evil, buy a creative from Creative
Trevo :~: 7:47 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Hello everyone. Welcome to the Gimpy Penguin. A couple months ago I tried to start up this blog but I sort of lost interest. Now I'm back. And now that I am in school I have gained a new sense of motivation. I am going get a domain name, a forum and some member profiles.
The Gimpy Penguin is a blog. No...Not some angsty my space or xanga. Blogging was much different before My Space came along. A blog was just a website. If you were to look up "Blog" on an internet dictionary 2 years ago, it would tell you that a blog is "a website for people with an unhealthy interest in computers". But blogging has changed. It's become a main outlet to teenage drama. It's stupid. This is a real blog. It will not contain gossip....nor teenage angst. It will contain Tech News, Movie, Book, Music and Video Game reviews. Basically. This is a blog for me and my tech savvy pals.
My friend B is also going to be posting on this blog, and if anyone else is interested in posting, feel free to ask. I would love too get more people on the Gimpy Penguin crew.
Our new domain name is www.gimpypenguin.tk. And our forum should be up very soon. My first real post will be in the next couple days. So stay posted. I think this blog will be a lot of fun.
Michael :~: 9:20 AM