Saturday, March 15, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Nintendo really reinvented video game with their Wii, they not only included the new remote controller but also the concept of exercise during video game. They will have a new game dedicated for that which involve Yoga, dancing, and hula hoops. It will come out May this year, I'm pretty sure there will be long line-ups and disappointed kids and parents.

Other than that they also recreated few of their all time hits like Mario Party, Paper Mario, and Zelda. Last week they released the long waited Super Smash Bros. Brawl which is everybody's favourite. It is a fighting game with all Nintendo famous characters for different titles. Fortunately it is not the violent type of fighting game so there is no blood or flying body parts. The game is simple and easy to play with different play mode as well as Wi-Fi support, so people can play online with their friends.

I found this game quite addictive once started you will want to try all different characters and finish all events and adventures. Nintendo has been around for a long time, remember playing Nintendo 64 and Gameboy, once again they show that they are still the leading edge in the video game market.

March Break

Students here have a really good life almost every month there is day off. My daughter only needs to go to school 5 days in March. The first week was field trip then 2 weeks March Break after that there are Easter holidays.

It is not easy for parents consider most family have both husband and wife working. I don't understand School system here. They are not helping the kids at all. I remember I heard on Radio that our Premier urges teachers to give school kids a break not do force them to hand in their home work as they have a busy life.

What the heck, what kind of advice is that? Our kids have enough bad influences from media already we don’t need that from our school system. What happen to discipline, integrity and respect? Shouldn't our kids learn these from school?

I understand our kids need some freedom to be creative and enjoy their life but at the same time they need to learn to be responsible and hardworking. I hope our school system can educate our next generation, encourage team work and community support rather than creating all these self-centre monsters.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

DDR memory

Recently I was looking for DDR Ram to upgrade my old PC. To my surprise I found the DDR Ram is actually more expensive than DDR2 Ram, it is almost double the price. One of the reason is that DDR3 Ram is due now even though it is quite expensive around $120 per Gb. But I don't understand how that can make money when DDR2 are selling under $50 per 2Gb kit. Unless they are ripping us off all along. I remember not long ago I was paying $120 for 512MB SDRAM. Anyway, I'm glad that the price is falling so rapidly as I may consider buying a new system soon.

My current PC system is over 7 years old the only thing I've upgraded is the harddrive other than that it is still working fine with Windows XP. Surfing the net is no problem thanks to my cable modem, it is running at 5M download speed, however I doubt that they can handle Vista. I have Vista installed on my notebook which has Core2 Duo 2GHz CPU and 2G Ram, it is running fine but I don't think my Athlon XP desktop will work even if I put more memory.

It is time to study the latest hardwares and hopefully I can come up with an affordable configuration that can last me another few years.