CES 2012!!

While that title might have stirred your hearts with dreams of all kinds of crazy electronics that are just on the horizon, CES hasn’t happened yet (as of writing). But with it  so close, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you all that we’ll be heading out to the show of shows and posting all of the good stuff here. Check back starting next monday for up-to-the-minute slideshows and product previews. We’ll be posting everything that we see right here, so come back everyday for new toys!

 

Also, not only follow us on twitter ,@themardukreport, but there are plenty of  fellow tech-hooligans that we’re friends with that you should follow as well for all the latest shenanigans from the show floor.

 

People to watch –

– @jeffreylwilson

– @avionFJ

– @2dx

– @TOV

Rusty Hearts

Rusty Hearts logo

Oh the genre of Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, it’s one of the few video gaming categories that really begs the question: how does anyone make any money creating one of these games? Especially with behemoth games like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars that easily overshadow just about any other game, mmo or not. Add to that, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of free-to-play mmo’s that allow you to play without having to spend a dime on the actual game if you wanted.

So with all that competition, how can a game like Rusty Hearts make a name for itself and is it worth the time to download? Continue reading Rusty Hearts

Guilty Crown – mini preview

Guilty Crown art and logo

 

So anime is going to be a big thing around these parts. We consider ourselves self-taught experts, as we’ve been seriously watching for well over a decade now. Oh man, after thinking about that, it’s been actually closer to being over 15 years! I’m sure all of the old anime fans in the crowd can remember the days when you almost had to set out on an expedition just to get a tape, that if you were lucky it had more than one episode on it.

Those were the Wild West days of anime in the US. Now, things are much better. Anime is still a popular niche category and great titles are coming out closer and closer to the airing dates in Japan. Which brings us to our show of interest – Guilty Crown.

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Hope they backed up their data – Thailand flooding

Thai girl walking through flood water
A Thai girl wades through a flooded alleyway near the Chao Phraya River, in Bangkok on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.

 

All kidding aside, Thailand has been getting rocked by some major flooding in the past month. For those of you who haven’t heard, and I’m going to assume that’s most of you, the flooding started roughly around the middle of July and has been since. Media coverage has been lighter than when tragedy struck Japan andvthe public conscious hasn’t been wrapped up in it anywhere near as much. There are a number of reasons I can think of, but none of them are the point of this piece. So why talk about how flooded Thailand is right now?

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