Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Game DRM with Internet connection

Alright so rant.
There are a lot of people who are just oblivious to the needs of NOT HAVING INTERNET.
Everybody assumes that just because you own a PC. You are always connected to the internet.

I just recently moved my computer downstairs to connect to the HDTV. And until we set up our access point downstairs. I do not have internet for it as it gets really slow and unstable due to the shielding in the basement.
GASP! I cannot play due to the requirement of internet connection in order to play.

Some people agree with the idea that laptops are constantly on the move so they do not have internet but then go on about how PC's are always connected. What if your internet service is down. A week ago, we had a giant windstorm and Shaw was out for a few hours; what if that was a few days.

Again, some other problems will be LAN parties, (for those that are unfamiliar with the term. It is where people bring their computers to someplace and play games locally.) What if it happens to be a true LAN with just a router that has no internet connected between the computers. You'd have problems.

Internet DRM is not the way to go. They will just have to bite and hope for the best of people to buy the games when they can. It doesn't help that companies like Activision plan on increasing video game prices.
I mean, I am sure plenty of you play MMO's. Which obviously are dependent on an internet connection and then anger spews when you lost internet connection due to some hiccup on the router.

*BAM* Disconnection. Good Game. Have a nice day.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

B Building Lab Upgrades!

So apparently, over here at Langara our lower level computer labs in the B Building got new overhauls for hardware.

New Acer Keyboards.
A nice Samsung Sync Master 22.43" LCD Monitor.

Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00Ghz) CPU installed with 3gbs of RAM.
Windows XP SP 3.

Quite impressive as the older ones were slower than this. At the moment they don't have monitor resolutions locked up so while most are stuck at the smaller resolution and don't know how to change it, got it to the maximum.

Although Firefox has not been configured yet for the internet which I find funny.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Old Year and New Year

Well, 2010 is here.
It is now officaly one year annivesiry since I broke my ankle.
Damn does time fly...

Some goals are to
-Lose weight,
-Stay productive
-Keep room clean.
-Stay on top of school work
-Get a job/continue.

Went Go-Karting with AFanCorp (Afion Ruki) at TBC Richmond.
Time to beat for me : 32.686.
Afion's time to beat: 30.960.

Hoping to work up another weekly homework meet and maybe a monthly chill off meet.
More to come.

Hoping to keep this update for this year too.