JK Rowling Announces Pottermore, Coming October 2011

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff, Movies. 1 Comment

JK Rowling has announced her plans for the web site Pottermore. The site will expand on the world of her Harry Potter books by offering new information, e-books, and interactive contests. The Leaky Cauldron has a long list of the site’s features. Here are a few:

  • Pottermore is an interactive new Web site and reading experience with more than 18,000 new words from J.K. Rowling: Much more to come.
  • JKR behind the scenes filming the video picture.
  • An online experience to read, interact with and share the Harry Potter

Coffee Talk #367: Hidden Coins and Smashing Barrels

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 31 comments
I've been having lots of fun playing Dungeon Siege III for the last week, but some of its old-school RPG conventions are...comical. For example, I smashed hundreds of barrels and pots looking for...

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston Get Hollywood Stars

Posted on June 22nd, by raymond padilla in Movies, Music, Today's Specials, TV. 9 comments

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has announced the latest entertainers to get their very own stars on the world famous Hollywood sidewalk. The list is lead by hotties Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston (in my head anyway). Naturally I saw this announcement as an opportunity to post sexy photos! Other honorees include the late, great Richard Burton, D&D fan Vin Diesel, Matt Groening, and Adam West. Here’s the full list from E!:


  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Vin Diesel
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • John Lasseter
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Sumner Redstone
  • Kate Winslet
  • Richard Burton

This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on June 22nd, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, Nintendo DS, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 6 comments

Ocarina of Time 3D This Weeks Videogame Releases

It’s a great week for videogame releases! FEAR 3 has been getting some good reviews and is a fine pick for those longing for some atmospheric action. Shinki Mikami (Resident Evil)¬†and Suda 51 (No More Heroes) team up on Shadows of the Damned. I totally goofed on Dungeon Siege III last week; it comes out this week. Sorry!

Last, but not least, is the first great games for the Nintendo 3DSThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D!!! I’m so looking … continued

Coffee Talk #366: Your First Mobile Phone

Posted on June 22nd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Mobile Tech, Today's Specials. 26 comments
Today's Coffee Talk is a request from RPadholic N8R. He would like to know about your very first cell phone. Do you remember the make and model of your first mobile phone? Did any of you rock the...

Nokia’s MeeGo Powered N9 Looks Beautiful

Posted on June 21st, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech. 5 comments

At Nokia Convention in Singapore, Nokia unveiled its upcoming N9 mobile phone. The N9 features Nokia’s typically gorgeous hardware paired with the MeeGo operating system. Judging from the numerous videos the company posted, the N9 looks like a wonderful phone — so wonderful that many people are wondering why Nokia committed so extensively to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

On the hardware side, the N9 features a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 854×480. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass for extra durability. The N9 is powered … continued