Author Archive for Corvillus



Not even available to beta testers, developers, or volume license subscribers yet, the pirates have already managed to get their hands on Microsoft’s soon to be released operating system, Windows Vista. Not only that, they have also devised a workaround to get unlicensed copies of the OS to run, which is essentially a spit in [...]

Sun to Open-Source Java Under GPL

It has long been expected that Sun would open source their Java development platform. With Sun’s open sourcing of Solaris, and their overall move away from a sales based model to a support based business model, it would only make sense for them to open source Java as well.
Interestingly, Sun will go with the [...]

Continuing their expansion into the offline advertising market, Google are planning to test radio ads by the end of the year. From the article:
Google spokesman Michael Mayzel said this week that the company will begin a public test of Google Audio Ads by the end of the year. Advertisers will be able to go online [...]

Sony’s Phil Harrison claims that the company had “overreached” with it’s decision to include Blu-ray in the PS3 at launch. From the Eurogamer article:

Referring to the shortages of blue diodes that forced Sony to postpone the console’s European launch until March, Harrison told Eurogamer’s Rob Fahey, “we have overreached in production of the Blu-Ray component [...]

Google AdSense for print?

Google is currently the king of online advertising. Between it’s sponsored search results and it’s AdSense publisher network, it currently commands the largest share of online advertising inventory of any company.
Apparently, Google isn’t going to just stop with the Internet though. It appears to want to be the king of all advertising, online and offline, [...]

Microsoft has finalized the codebase for Office 2007. And with a release to manufacturing date for both it and Windows Vista looming at November 30th, the timing couldn’t be any better. The release sports new file formats (which I hate, being an OpenOffice.org user, the last thing I need is another hurdle thrown into OOo’s [...]

1UP pulls Neverwinter Nights 2 Review

After oddly being the only publication giving the game a low rating of 5/10, it turns out that 1UP has now decided to pull their review. Typically, it’s a rule of thumb to never pull content from any kind of on-line publication (whether it be a magazine, blog, news site, or other general information site), [...]

Knights of the Nine to cost $9.99

The soon to be released expansion pack for the Xbox 360 RPG Oblivion will be priced at 800 points (or $9.99) to download from the Xbox Live arcade. Alternatively, Knights of the Nine can be purchased a $19.99 retail for those who would prefer not to download their content. The retail version also includes all [...]

Wii launch lineup revealed

The third party launch lineup for the Nintendo Wii has now surfaced over at 1UP.com. The lineup is pretty solid, with 32 titles being brought to us at launch, many of which look to be A-list titles.

Wii Virtual Console launch lineup

1UP.com has posted the launch lineup for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. The full list follows.




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