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Petition to allow game button remapping

Colin reposted a video by Chuck Bittner, a disabled gamer who is collecting signatures in support of his petition to get game companies to allow remapping of controller buttons.

Here’s the petition and a FAQ about it.

Even if you don’t care about other gamers, then sign it for selfish reasons. If this became a standard (and hell, back in the 80’s you could remap the keys used in almost every game. It’s not rocket science!) then you’ll be able to customize every game you play just the way you like.

I just signed the petition and so have over 40,000 others. If you play games please sign it too.

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Pangea Arcade is free on the Mac App sto…

Pangea Arcade is free on the Mac App store right now. There are 3 classic arcade games in this app based on Centipede, Asteroids and Missile Command so there’s plenty of gameplay on offer here!

I’m trying to install it but the App Store has frozen on my machine. Hopefully it’ll stop being a buggy POS sometime this morning so I can download this. *sigh* (Thanks James for the news!)

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How would you fare in actual war?

I think one person who reads this blog may have had actual experience in the military but for the rest of us the closest we get is through video games and Bad Company 2 in particular. This question on Reddit asks, “DAE wonder how they would fare in actual war?” and thankfully most people on the thread are realistic.

One person linked to http://www.history.army.mil/moh.html where the reports behind medals awarded to military personnel are recorded. Worth reading if you’re all gung-ho about war..

*DUNHAM, JASON L.

Rank and Organization: Corporal, United States Marine Corps
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to provide fire support to their Battalion Commander’s convoy, which had been ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah.
As Corporal Dunham and his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons.
As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. (source)

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Who’s up for some MAG? I’ve only playe…

Who’s up for some MAG? I’ve only played it once, when I got the Move controller and I got destroyed so I’ll probably use the ordinary controller next time! It hasn’t caught the attention of Youtubers like BLOPS or BfBC2 has but there must be more people playing it than Medal of Honour online surely? (Don’t call be Shirley!)

You’d think I had loads of time to spare. Might be a few days before I get a chance to play again!

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BfBC2 with the PS3 Coffin Dodgers

Here’s a game I played with some of the guys from PS3 Coffin Dodgers on Friday evening. We had a few great games, and about halfway through this one Chris and Duck joined us so I hopped over to their squad. Great game, lots of fun.

As I asked in the video, what games in your collection have you not played? I haven’t played Bioshock 1 (except for a bit of the demo) and 2, only a tiny bit of Assassin’s Creed II, and even stopped playing the last Batman game when MW2 came out last year. I thought Dirt 2 looked superb but I tired of it within a short time. I ask this because I got 2 games for my birthday recently and have yet to even load them up. My wife kindly got me a voucher too, but I wonder what I should spend it on. You can’t buy “spare time” in the shops!

Don’t get me started on my collection of C64 and Amiga titles. I’ve probably played most of the C64 ones but I didn’t have an Amiga that long so I don’t even know what all the good ones are. Must fire up the emulators again some evening for a blast!

Note: video is unlisted and unedited because Youtube is having a hissy fit about accepting edits right now.

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The Insane Console History Video 2.0

Amazing video by Eliot Hagen. So far I’ve got to 1978 and I haven’t seen that console my parents bought us all those years ago. Eliot is more than right, I don’t recognise most of those old consoles.

Streaming is so slow I created a Vimeo account so I could download the file. It’s currently downloading at 60k/s from Amazon S3 so it’ll be a few hours before I get a chance to watch the whole thing.

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I must admit, after reading this review …

I must admit, after reading this review (and this one) I want a GP2X Wiz.


Quake 1 running on the GP2X Wiz (lots more)

You can buy the unit at Play Asia where it’s described as:

GP2X is going in the next round with a completely reworked new gadget, the GP2X Wiz!

Powered by a 533Mhz 3D flash engine, the GP2X Wiz is the long-awaited update to the beloved Linux based handheld, offering updated multi-media features, a long serving rechargeable battery, a touch screen and a new sleek design.

Play games, read e-books, see videos and play music files. Let the GP2X Wiz be your all-round multimedia parter for all situations.

‘Course my only problem is that I work at home, and when I go anywhere I’m driving and when I get there it’s usually with family so I’ll either have a better computer nearby, or won’t have an opportunity to play it. Might suit my son Adam as a portable gaming platform?

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Sharkoon Headset on the way

Just got a message from the seller on Amazon that my Sharkoon headset is on the way! Looking forward to 5.1 surround sound!