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Video Games Vs. Television

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As I was playing Locomalito’s Verminian Trap on the Ouya, my Mother asked if this was the best use of my spare time. This is coming from a person for whom watches four to eight hours of TV a day; the TV that I bought for £300, with the cable service that I pay a monthly fee for that I barely even use. Putting aside the fact that I’m in a personal situation that I wish I had a damn place of my own. It made me think about what’s better, video games or broadcast television. My Mother responded something to the likes of “I get to learn something from TV”, but this made me think, TV just presents itself to you, whilst video games require interaction in order to proceed. Continue reading

A Catch with the PlayStation 4

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With the PS4 and XBox One coming out in a few weeks, Kotaku published an article on their website quoting that the PlayStation 4 will not have DLNA on it.

Now for the not quite tech savvy people out there, “What is DLNA?” Well DLNA is a network protocol that allows machines such as PCs, Roku boxes, PS3s and XBox 360s to look for media on other machines. Continue reading

GreatBitBlog Exclusive: theBritishIBM’s Latest Video!

the British IBM, including Iain Lee. He’s not actually in the band, but who wouldn’t want to be in a photo with him!?

I have a super exclusive! I’ve been listening to a band called “the British IBM” (yes, lower case “t”), and I’ve been chatting with them on Twitter and the GameGavel forums. They have been really nice to me to show my readers their new video for their track called God’s Front Porch.

Can you name all the people in the video? 😉

(Update, if you can’t view the video above, either leave it for a minute, or click the Youtube button. YouTube is flaky at the moment)
The British IBM are a band from good ol’ Cambridge, I’m a proud Cambridge-ite myself, Boo Oxford! LOL 😛 and they have great tunes with the theme of indie rock and retro computing! Their latest video above even features clips of the young Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and the good old Sir Clive Sinclair!
If you like the video, be sure to buy their album from Band camp below!
the British IBM by the British IBM

Be sure to keep up with them on their Twitter…

You can even keep up with them on Facebook too…

the British IBM Facebook Page

The lead singer, Aidy, has his own web site at

www.aidy.com

So yes, Support these guys, and support Cambridge independent rock! They’re great tunes, and they deserve your attention!