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31Dec/090

Quit bitching about having a netbook with no games to play.

Netbooks are notorious for not being very good gaming platforms, which is 110% true. Try running something like Left 4 Dead on an Intel GMA powered netbook, it’s rather funny seeing it try so hard and ultimately fail. Miserably. But just because it can’t run stuff like Left 4 Dead 2, or for those of you who play it (which, unfortunately there ARE many of you) Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t mean you can’t game on it. So occasionally I’ll be picking examples that you can get off of Steam that will happily run on these picky little bastards. Stock. I don’t have the RAM upgrade in mine because I’m too lazy to take the thing apart and get it in there, so this is stuff that will run on a stock Acer Aspire One netbook with a 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM running Windows XP Home. If you’re running Windows Vista … for one why the hell would you touch that with a 10 foot pole … or Windows 7, can’t help you that much. Anywhere, here we go with the first one. And by the way, these aren’t specifically geared toward netbooks, ANY kind of computer (in some cases almost literally) are good for these because, mostly, they’re just great games.

14Apr/090

My new default machine - The Acer Aspire One 8.9

Yeah, I'm dong the boring thing and telling you about my new default machine. A little history though.

Trust me, this won't take long because if I wrote about every computer I've ever owned nobody would care and it would be a post all by itself. :) The very first computer I ever used was an old green screen Sanyo PC. Was a 4.77mhz 8086 with dual 5.25 floppy drives, no hard drive. We bought the old magazines that had the Basic code for Hangman or whatever the game of the month was to have something to do on it.