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Setting up a Local/Home Nintendo Zone

Nintendo just announced that it will be releasing Japan-only DLC to New Leaf players here in the States. Today, February 1st, through February 15th, the Red Ogre Mask will be available at participating Nintendo Zones. But what if you are a shut-in or live in a rural area?...

Stopping “Motion Blur” Rendering in Sony Vegas

The majority of our gaming videos have been captured using Fraps and edited/rendered by some version of Sony Vegas – this blurring issue has been plaguing us for literally, years. We have finally come upon not only a solution, but also a detailed explanation and expository videos in The...

Descreening & Dust Removal

I’ve been busy lately fixing a bit of a screw up with our music collection: over six hundred albums lost because of a hard-drive corruption. Okay, because of RAID. Okay, okay, because I forgot that the NAS runs Linux. Overall though, I find this to be a win. How...

Ruin

Above is quite an amazing CGI short by the animation company OddBall Animation. It’s remarkable when something this good comes out of a smaller animation house. It would cool to see this turn into something bigger, maybe a movie. Check out “behind the scenes” videos and other concept art...

PC Build 2011: Day 3

Today will be the last day of PC Build 2011 (still typing 2001), and first day of the pita software installation. Beyond the image captions, there’s not much more to say other than there was no fire, although the finished project certainly looks like it has fire inside. Oh,...

PC Build 2011: Day 2

Welcome back to PC Build 2011; today is where things can get Hairy. I will be installing the CPU, cooling unit, mobo, and RAM, any of which may be DOA or become very dead in the process. It’s like a very suspenseful (days-long) game, where it all comes down...

PC Build 2011: Day 1

Welcome to PC Build 2011, which I keep typing as 2001 because I’m old! Today, I will begin the construction of another custom, non-(barf)-Dell PC, using the components seen in the image above and some parts scavenged from said (barf) Dell. Also, because I am lazy, I will not...

Disabling the Windows Key

The Windows key can really be the bane of gamers. Depending on the game’s control scheme, one accidental hit of the windows key and you’re left looking at your desktop. Some games respond well enough to being forced to desktop, others just crash. Disabling the windows key is an...