Archive for March, 2011

  • Let me start off by saying, yes Gran Turismo 5 was delayed, a lot. and yes, it was released suddenly after an announcement of another delay. Push all of that nonsense aside though because this game was truly worth the wait.

    Why you should be playing Gran Turismo 5

    Let me start off by saying, yes Gran Turismo 5 was delayed, a lot. and yes, it was released suddenly after an announcement of another delay. Push all of that nonsense aside though because this game was truly worth the wait.

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  • Google Mancatcher +1/+3 vs. Facebook Google’s new weapon in the war on social dominance?  Google +1.  Akin to Facebook’s famous “LIKE”, Google +1 will help you share helpful search results with anyone connected in your social network.  This means that if I as Jonathan Nerdtrek happen to find a kick ass article on how to softmod your iPad to play PS2 games while using a Wii remote I can simply +1 the article and it will move up in the search results if you search for something similar and are friends with me on facebook, twitter, or numerous other social networks.  We could even be friends who have each others email account addresses and both use Google! Even better I […]

    Google +1 / +3 vs. Facebook

    Google Mancatcher +1/+3 vs. Facebook Google’s new weapon in the war on social dominance?  Google +1.  Akin to Facebook’s famous “LIKE”, Google +1 will help you share helpful search results with anyone connected in your social network.  This means that if I as Jonathan Nerdtrek happen to find a kick ass article on how to softmod your iPad to play PS2 games while using a Wii remote I can simply +1 the article and it will move up in the search results if you search for something similar and are friends with me on facebook, twitter, or numerous other social networks.  We could even be friends who have each others email account addresses and both use Google! Even better I […]

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  • The Nintendo 3DS is coming out this weekend and those who jump on the pre-order will not only get a killer $25 credit deal through Amazon, but will also have it delivered to their front porch thereby circumventing the ridiculous crowds on the weekend! The Nintendo 3DS will take a new leap in the personal gaming arena by bringing the 3-D experience to players without 3-D glasses! Here’s the link for the Amazon deal: Nintendo 3DS – Cosmo Black

    Buy 3DS at Amazon Get $25 Credit!

    The Nintendo 3DS is coming out this weekend and those who jump on the pre-order will not only get a killer $25 credit deal through Amazon, but will also have it delivered to their front porch thereby circumventing the ridiculous crowds on the weekend! The Nintendo 3DS will take a new leap in the personal gaming arena by bringing the 3-D experience to players without 3-D glasses! Here’s the link for the Amazon deal: Nintendo 3DS – Cosmo Black

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 17 NOVEMBER 2010 Yes, the title is quite confusing but today I made an old friend. A long time ago I subscribed to an email newsletter that provides tips and advice for Game Masters (GMs). The email comes about once a week and contains all manner of RPG articles written by one man and a group of hardcore GMs. The best thing about this email is all of the different creative ideas that could be used in any setting and any time period. Granted, most RPGs are set in medieval times which I am just fine with, but it’s nice to have the versatility the emails provide. I have always read them and wondered who these people were […]

    NERD TREK makes an old friend

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 17 NOVEMBER 2010 Yes, the title is quite confusing but today I made an old friend. A long time ago I subscribed to an email newsletter that provides tips and advice for Game Masters (GMs). The email comes about once a week and contains all manner of RPG articles written by one man and a group of hardcore GMs. The best thing about this email is all of the different creative ideas that could be used in any setting and any time period. Granted, most RPGs are set in medieval times which I am just fine with, but it’s nice to have the versatility the emails provide. I have always read them and wondered who these people were […]

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  • Now anyone who claims to be a gamer and has never fallen asleep while in an internet café at 4am only to wake up and play some more, needs to go on a serious study abroad to that little peninsula as soon as possible.

    Starcraft, a national past time

    Now anyone who claims to be a gamer and has never fallen asleep while in an internet café at 4am only to wake up and play some more, needs to go on a serious study abroad to that little peninsula as soon as possible.

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 6 NOVEMBER 2010 In the waning days of the year two thousand and ten a blog set off to boldly go where only renowned space sanitation expert Roger Wilco (of Space Quest I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and an unreleased but heavily anticipated and later abandoned episode VII) had gone before. Ah, Space Quest & Kings Quest. Being an old school nerd I had to reference those old Sierra adventure games when preparing an intro for my very own blog. It’s amazing how much games have changed since then, but I still miss those old challenging games where you had to figure everything out on your own. This blog will be here to ramble on about just […]

    NERD TREK – News for Nerds

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 6 NOVEMBER 2010 In the waning days of the year two thousand and ten a blog set off to boldly go where only renowned space sanitation expert Roger Wilco (of Space Quest I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and an unreleased but heavily anticipated and later abandoned episode VII) had gone before. Ah, Space Quest & Kings Quest. Being an old school nerd I had to reference those old Sierra adventure games when preparing an intro for my very own blog. It’s amazing how much games have changed since then, but I still miss those old challenging games where you had to figure everything out on your own. This blog will be here to ramble on about just […]

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  • Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

    Destroy All Movies!!! The complete guide to Punks on film

    Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

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  • Here is the Skyrim trailer we have been waiting for! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release on 11-11-11 by Bethesda Softworks and I for one cannot get enough of the details that have been released for this game. This trailer finally contains some actual footage of the game in action. This trailer blew me away! Here’s the good stuff, stop listening to me ramble on and get on with it! Please share this with your friends on Facebook and take a minute to “Like” us while you’re at it! Thanks for supporting NERDTREK.com! How is my Xbox going to handle the load on the poorly designed GPU chips without bursting into flames? No matter, I have ordered […]

    Skyrim Trailer – This is what we’ve been waiting for!

    Here is the Skyrim trailer we have been waiting for! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is due for release on 11-11-11 by Bethesda Softworks and I for one cannot get enough of the details that have been released for this game. This trailer finally contains some actual footage of the game in action. This trailer blew me away! Here’s the good stuff, stop listening to me ramble on and get on with it! Please share this with your friends on Facebook and take a minute to “Like” us while you’re at it! Thanks for supporting NERDTREK.com! How is my Xbox going to handle the load on the poorly designed GPU chips without bursting into flames? No matter, I have ordered […]

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  • Well, Apple has done it again- the iPad but smarter, thinner, twice as fast, with two HD cameras, facetime and a whole slew of new features! Here are the specs of the iPad, Xoom, and iPad 2 for your mental consumption:   Product Apple iPad 1 Motorola Xoom Apple iPad 2 OS (current) 4.2.1 Android 3.0 4.3 Dimensions (in.) 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.52 9.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 Weight (lbs) 1.5 (Wi-Fi) 1.6 (3G) 1.6 1.33 (Wi-Fi) 1.35 (GSM) Display size (Diagonal) 9.7” 10.1” 9.7” Display Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1024 x 768 (w/LED Backlighting) Processor A4 (single core) NVIDIA Tegra dual core A5 (dual core) RAM (MB) 256 1024 512? […]

    iPad 2 available March 11th

    Well, Apple has done it again- the iPad but smarter, thinner, twice as fast, with two HD cameras, facetime and a whole slew of new features! Here are the specs of the iPad, Xoom, and iPad 2 for your mental consumption:   Product Apple iPad 1 Motorola Xoom Apple iPad 2 OS (current) 4.2.1 Android 3.0 4.3 Dimensions (in.) 9.56 x 7.47 x 0.52 9.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.34 Weight (lbs) 1.5 (Wi-Fi) 1.6 (3G) 1.6 1.33 (Wi-Fi) 1.35 (GSM) Display size (Diagonal) 9.7” 10.1” 9.7” Display Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1024 x 768 (w/LED Backlighting) Processor A4 (single core) NVIDIA Tegra dual core A5 (dual core) RAM (MB) 256 1024 512? […]

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  • Today the iPad 2 is being announced.  Keep your eyes on Apple.com for more info as it becomes available. As soon as NERDTREK.com can obtain the full scoop you can be guaranteed that we will have a break down of all the new features and specs of the iPad 2 and will probably be in line to get our hands on the device so we can give you the first hand account of it’s many features. So far the rumors stand as follows: iPad 2 *Skinnier than iPad 1 *Larger speaker *SD card slot *Thunderbolt I/O *Landscape docking port *Speculation that iPad 2 might be smaller than iPad 1 *Speculation that iPad 2 might be in white as opposed to […]

    iPad 2 Release

    Today the iPad 2 is being announced.  Keep your eyes on Apple.com for more info as it becomes available. As soon as NERDTREK.com can obtain the full scoop you can be guaranteed that we will have a break down of all the new features and specs of the iPad 2 and will probably be in line to get our hands on the device so we can give you the first hand account of it’s many features. So far the rumors stand as follows: iPad 2 *Skinnier than iPad 1 *Larger speaker *SD card slot *Thunderbolt I/O *Landscape docking port *Speculation that iPad 2 might be smaller than iPad 1 *Speculation that iPad 2 might be in white as opposed to […]

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  • Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed. Google announced Monday night that the Gmail issue, which struck some users on Sunday, was caused by a bug in a storage software update. While Google had said Monday afternoon that the issue would be resolved for all users within 12 hours, the company now says that the problem has not been fixed but hopes it will be “soon.” The good news is that Google reported that users’ e-mails, contacts, folders and settings have not been lost. They are retrievable and should be back in users’ accounts once the problem is resolved. […]

    Is your email missing?

    Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed. Google announced Monday night that the Gmail issue, which struck some users on Sunday, was caused by a bug in a storage software update. While Google had said Monday afternoon that the issue would be resolved for all users within 12 hours, the company now says that the problem has not been fixed but hopes it will be “soon.” The good news is that Google reported that users’ e-mails, contacts, folders and settings have not been lost. They are retrievable and should be back in users’ accounts once the problem is resolved. […]

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