Google Lively Development


When Google Lively was released, no matter this was(and it still is) an early Beta, I was really excited to see something like it coming from Google. It had some funny and interesting things to see, as you can see in my review(just check the link above), but - most of all - a lot of potential. After all, everything coming from Google has the potential of becoming something great, if led on the right path, and now the first signs of Google Lively development towards the right direction are starting to show up.

If I think well about it, I can't get to any conclusion to bet my life on. Google Lifely can be considered a game, but some will surely say this is more of a social networking application with a cartoonish look. Well, be it a game or not, Google Lively development reached a point where we have a world like that in Second Life, but opened to game developers (for creating additional content), and the next step is to turn it into an online games platform, as creative director Kevin Hanna says.<-180x150 Small Rectangle - right->

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Hanna said "There is a longer term goal of opening up the API so the architecture of Lively could be used as an online games platform." Basically, this is it, for now. Only an intention, but how many big things started with an idea?

I must admit I still love Lively, although I have forgotten about it. Considering the fact that I had a lot of fun in those few hours I spent with it so far, and I got bored A LOT a few years ago when I tried Second Life, I think Google Lively is on the right path.

Enough about me, so what about you? Did you try Google Lively? What's your opinion about it?

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Left 4 Dead Minimum Requirements


Some people enjoy jazz, while others are crazy about zombie shooters. Well, I enjoy Duke Ellington and Miles Davis a lot, but I wouldn't play any zombie shooter, as long as it doesn't have a story as interesting as S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and most such games don't. Anyway, Left 4 Dead may be more interesting than the average zombie shooter, since it's going to be focused on multiplayer co-operative gaming, and this alone is something new for this (rather narrow) genre...

Just look above - how could you love them?...NOT!!! I only enjoyed one or two zombie movies, and I usually avoid them, because they are extremely predictable, and I don't know if the same can be said about the Left 4 Dead minimum requirements, just made public. Fortunately, they don't look outrageous, but that remains to be seen...<-125x125 Button - right->

My friends, the Left 4 Dead minimum requirements look like this:

Operating System: Windows Vista, XP or 2000
CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher)
RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
Disc Drive: DVD-ROM Drive
Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
Video Card: Direct X 9 compatible (must be 256 MB or more with support for pixel shader 2.0)
Sound Card: Direct X9.0c compatible

I know this doesn't say much about the support offered for older video cards, for example the mid-range 7 series cards from nVidia, or the ATI 1xxx series or earlier ones with support for Shader 2.0, and I guess the more powerful your computer is, the better, as it seems to happen lately with most games.

So...what do you think? Scared of these Left 4 Dead minimum requirements? YOu shouldn't, but you'd surely have to prepare to get scared by the countless waves of zombies! Mua-ha-ha-ha...>:)

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Happy Birthday, Google! You Rule!



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Ten years and counting… Just one year after it launched, in 1999, first positive reports from the users came out and were published in PC Magazine. Everybody was using the new Google search engine to find things on the Internet and soon they all had the chance to learn about tones of new cool utilities during the next years, such as images, maps, traffic information, email, blogs, and many other stuff, all done in multiple languages.

The innovative search engine also allows people that use right-to-left languages to enter their queries in the magic box and find what they need in the shortest time and with highest accuracy compared to other search engines.
In 2008 we have Maps on the iPhone, Google Translate, the Android mobile platform, and a cool new web browser called Chrome, which many of us already started to use it.

The PlayerzBlog team wishes you Happy Birthday, Google!

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