Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well Played EA

(Alternative title: "No really, just fuck you, EA")

First of all I have to admit that I pre-ordered Battlefield 3.
I canceled it after playing the open beta of BF3 and the big disappointment it was.
After hearing that it's single player is about 3 hours of  (maybe even intensive) gameplay and a multiplayer full of bugs, lags and missing big innovative changes to the past 2341089 Battlefield titles, I decided to not buy it at all and instead wait for Moden Samefare 3, which at least never disappointed me in atmospheric and longer singleplayer.

Now I've heard about some unbelievable facts about the TOS from EA's Steam-clone "Origin".

Check this quotation from the TOS you agree after spending 60€ on the described piece of scum and opening it, which means you can't even get your money back if you decline the TOS.

2. Consent to Collection and Use of Data.
You agree that EA may collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer (including the Internet Protocol Address), operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware, that may be gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, dynamically served content, product support and other services to you, including online services. EA may also use this information combined with personal information for marketing purposes and to improve our products and services. We may also share that data with our third party service providers in a form that does not personally identify you. IF YOU DO NOT WANT EA TO COLLECT, USE, STORE, TRANSMIT OR DISPLAY THE DATA DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE APPLICATION. This and all other data provided to EA and/or collected by EA in connection with your installation and use of this Application is collected, used, stored and transmitted in accordance with EA's Privacy Policy located at To the extent that anything in this section conflicts with the terms of EA's Privacy Policy, the terms of the Privacy Policy shall control.

Basically Origin is a spyware tool which collects all data it wants to know about, even if its far beyond gaming and hardware.

So in other words: You're spreading your legs for EA's giant run-up taking Spywaredick and kindly ask it to do whatever it wants to do with you.


Makes it way easier for me to not buy yet again another EA game.
No problemo, more money for Modern Warefare 3, Uncharted 3, Skyrim :)))

Monday, October 24, 2011

Minecraft again

(Alternative title: We want YOU!)

I'd like to advertise once again for my own minecraft server.

We - currently 3 reliable players - are looking for 3-6 more players who'd like to join us.
The server is set up to pure survival multiplayer.
We don't cheat and we don't use consolecommands. PvP is disabled.
All we've build so far has been a lot of work from two of us, so you'll find an almost untouched world with plenty of nice places where you can do your thing.
Your thing means that you can build anything anywhere you want, as long as you talked to other players before. 

If this is relevant to your interests, leave me a comment with your registered (legal only!) minecraft nick or PM me to get whitelisted.

The server is available @

So far we've got:

  • A large fortress which isn't anywhere near monster-free
  • A good working mobgrinder
  • 2 awesome houses of awesomeness
  • A netherportal
  • A couple of not completly discovered mineshafts/caves
  • Many more mineshafts/caves
  • A pretty nice world which gets even better outside of this map

For more screenshots click on comment or read more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Truth hurts

So does this picture.

I mean, seriously,  this is most likely the exact 100% expiration of every god damn "argument" my gf and I have had in the past 2 years. Thank god that I found this picture. Now I know that I'm not totally retarded and/or the only one thinking about how meaningless it is, to argue with women in a relationship.

Share your love stories with me brothers in the comments. Free yourself from the madness!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

iOS 5 Released

(Alternative title: ffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuu-)

iOS 5 just got released a couple of hours ago as intended.


So, this post is dedicated to Error 3200 which you get after watching the status bar slowly backing up your iPad/iPhone/iPod and updating it, just to fail in the end.

The reason and "workaround" is as stupid as obvious:
The Apple servers are currently at their limit and when finalizing the updateprocess, iTunes tries to verify data with Apple servers. If this fails, you get Error 3200.

Workaround: Try it again. (and again [and again])

UPDATE: Retrying is indeed the only way to bypass it. Took me 9 tries to finally get it updated.

"Apple - it just works"

Further impressions in the upcoming days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

iPhone 5 revealed

This evenings most important news for me first:

iOS 5 is going to be released on wednesday next week, 12th of october.

This is a great news for me as I had great doubts that it would be released this month or even next because of the still missing gold-beta for developers and absolutly no estimated time ahead from apple regarding its release. It's also the most important news for me, since the presentation and stats of the new iPhone are "slightly" disappointing to me. Since I won't switch to the new iPhone, which I wanted to, the iCloud is suddenly no longer that interesting to me, too.

iPhone 5 - or as it will be called: iPhone 4S:
The iPhone 4S will be, as expected, way faster than the iPhone 4, thanks to the A5 dualcoreprocessor which is already known from the iPad 2.
This boost in performance will be noticeable in games - I don't think it's that much needed for normal usage in smartphone at the moment to be honest.

Furthermore the camera received an update from former 5 megapixels to now 8 megapixels and is now capable of recording 1080p movies. The iPhone 4S antenna has been improved, too. Kind reminder on the iPhone 4 launch at Steve Jobs comment: "If you're experiencing problems witch your radio during calls, don't hold it the way you do."

With Samsungs lately released top smartphone the Galaxy S2 and my own, still awesome, HTC HD2 running ported Android in mind, I really have to say as already mentioned, there are no stunning news at all this evening and my euphoria of getting myself an iPhone 5 (4S) next to my iPad 2, which I bought after years of apple hating, has grounded again.
Last summers WWDC presentation has been way more impressive than this hyped "Let's talk iPhone" event.

Your opinion? Comment!