Playing With My Weiner

Gaming at the mercy of miniature daschunds.

Weinercast Wednesday! December 3, 2008

The Weinercast is go! This week: Into Naxxramas, and a Little Comment on civility.

As always, the Weinercast is available on Gwyddia - Weinercast

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Windows 7 Going Full Steam Ahead

No cookie! Microsoft is trying to put Vista behind them as quickly as possible.  Or are they?  


 The Redmond, Washington-based megacorp just announced that the first beta for  Windows 7 will begin on January 13, 2009.  This would seem to indicate that soon  V**** will be merely an unhappy memory, like Windows Me.  But what is really under  the hood of this “new” operating system?


 According to the Computerworld blogosphere, not much.  The current build runs as  slowly as Vista – that is to say 40% slower than Windows XP.  It is just as much as a  resource hog, if not worse.  Finally, 7 has a freshly muddled Graphical User  Interface, as if you hadn’t just come to terms with the GUI-upending Vista. And don’t give the “it’s still a beta” story.  From a kernel perspective, it’s not.  What it is Vista Mk 2. 


Bottom Line: absolutely dying for a new OS? Get yourself a nice pretty Snow Leopard.


No Peter Venkman In Next Gen Ghostbusters?

Filed under: DS,Games,Kotaku,Other Folks — Gwyddia @ 12:29 pm
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[Ed. note]: As of about 9:00 EST, Kotaku has corrected their error. 


I ain't afraid of no mic.

I ain't afraid of no mic.

According to Kotaku’s story today on Ghostbusters DS, the next-gen versions of the game will not feature Bill Murray’s classic wisecracker Peter Venkman.  It seems that the DS version will have him though, because there is no voice-acting in that version. This stands in stark contrast to Kotaku’s earlier story about Bill Murray enjoying recording his game dialogue so much he would actually consider a third movie.



In fact, Murray himself has appeared on Conan O’Brien and the Today Show talking about the voice work that he has already put in the can. I’m thinking this is a blown call by the big K, and we can expect to see and hear Dr. Venkman in due course.


[Edit: Check out this trailer that clearly features Bill Murray.]