Author: Ramano

Ramano is a fan of the Far East and so tends to bask in such things as anime, manga and rpgs as a source of entertainment. Like many other indivudials of this generation he is also very interested in technology.
Rift Beta Impressions
Video Games

Rift Beta Impressions

So compliments of a fellow member of a local tech forum who keeps us updated on all the latest MMORPGs whether mainstream, unrecognized or in development I learned about Rift several months ago and due to the same person I recevied access to a beta key for the 5th or 6th beta. I decided to give it a chance so since I couldn't get to play it as much I followed it into "Open Beta" and participated in that also. You can see that the Rift developers have learned that media sells but not just any media but "flashy" media and we can see that from the intro which easily draws ones attention with its visuals. A somewhat sort of still animation (yes I know that sounds contradictory but thats what it is images mixed with animations in certain ares, kind-of  like Kanye West's "Stronger" music vid...
Tools Of The Online Gamer: Steam
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Tools Of The Online Gamer: Steam

So with the premise of online gaming comes with more advantages than  just connectivity with one's fellow gamers, other aspects like the easier access to information and updates as once upon a time when a console had a software/firmware issue one had to wait until the next batch of that specific product was released with the fixed done to that new batch before that issue was attended to (of course we PC users were never really affected by such things but just giving an example) but now in several instances a patch or an update of some sort can be sent out via the internet to deal with the issue. This is just one of several advantages, but if there was anything that utilizes the best of online resources to facilitate gamers it would be "Steam". What is Steam? Steam is a gaming client wh...
Evolution Of The Netbook – Asus Eee Pc 1015PEM Review
Gadgets, Tech Reviews

Evolution Of The Netbook – Asus Eee Pc 1015PEM Review

It has been a little over a year now since I have stepped in the mobile computing universe I have always been a strong desktop user and didn’t have or in some cases see the need for having a laptop not to mention thier prices which were not all that  attractive to begin with, so the closest thing I had to mobile computing was my smartphone. After purchasing my first mobile computing device my Samsung NC10 which I also wrote about on Geezam.com in a post titled Netbook Misconception – My NC10 Review. My old Samsung NC10 Netbook will be used as the device of reference when pointing out the advances that Netbooks have undergone. I was surprisingly pleased with its overall performance and reliability and how it made my work days so much easier so after a year odd of basking in the Netbook r...
Call Of Duty: Black Ops PC Review
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops PC Review

So its been a while since I have played any FPS and now that the new Call Of Duty (CoD) title is out it was time for me to leave my CoD hibernation and put Call Of Duty: Black Ops through the ropes to see what it was made of.  For all the avid followers of the CoD franchise Black Ops delivers what we have come to expect from the series plus some extras. There is the usual Campaign mode (Single Player), Multiplayer (Online/Network) and an additional “Zombie Mode” which facilitates both solo and online play. A FPS with a Good Story Campaign mode offers the usual story mode experience which is just as good if not slightly better than what I experienced in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (MW) & Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) and for me that’s a good thing because FPS usually fail te...
Tools Of The Online Gamer: Hamachi
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Tools Of The Online Gamer: Hamachi

As gaming has evolved over the generations several aspects have changed, no longer are gamers confined to just their homes or arcades and limited only to playing with or against one or two individuals usually maxing out at four gamers total and usually limited to those individuals being right next to each other. The gaming realm has evolved and as such methods, means and habits have changed ever since the integration of networking and video games the gaming scene has never been the same, especially the PC Gaming scene. If your game does not offer/support some sort of network connectivity whether locally or globally it automatically loses a share of the gaming market. I know some PC gamers who wouldn't even consider playing much less purchasing any game that does not boast some sort of netw...
Tools Of The Online Gamer: Ventrilo
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Tools Of The Online Gamer: Ventrilo

For all PC gamers we all know that good quality hardware is of the utmost importance for effective game play - a good video card, a fast response monitor etc., but for all those who game online we also know the importance of communication especially when one participates amongst a large collective of players when one wrong move can not only lead to your demise and the loss of import items, experience, position/territory but it usually means the demise of your team mates also, and we all know how we hate to be the person who fingers can be pointed on that it was your fault. With most online games of this generation communication is of the utmost importance and that is where programs/software like "Ventrilo" come in handy sometimes it is not just a matter of relaying information it is a m...
Digicel Consumer Electronics Show 2010
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Digicel Consumer Electronics Show 2010

For a this years Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which theme was "A Passion for Inovation" which we were informed means that they would have been concentrating on products/technology of the future. The majority of what I saw on display was current technology, overall it pretty much seemed focused on technology available today and yesterday than anything else with a touch of real innovation here and there. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wasn't much of a CES but more like a Consumer Show due to its lack of real tech presence and tech variety but instead what it had to offer was a repetition of the same type of technologies and in an instance the same store all together. Why would I want to see two to three companies displaying relatively the same technology? (more…)
Netbook Misconception – My NC10 Review
Gadgets, Tech Reviews

Netbook Misconception – My NC10 Review

I have been using desktops for a long time and I decided I wanted something with some mobility several items came to mind tablets, netbooks, laptops etc, but in the end I decided to get a netbook because it had the best of tablets and the laptop. One of my main reasons for avoiding the tablets was the touch technology I was thinking of the long run and the maintenance and or possible repair if needed and just the life/longevity of the touch interface led me to question it, in regards to the Laptops my main turn off was the massive size especially the types of Laptops that I was interested in and of course there was also the price factor so at the end of the day for features, durability and price I choose to get the Netbook. Not for High End Software Now I'm tired of reading and heari...