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Windows 10 upgrade isn't as free as you think


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It turns out, we really shouldn't ignore the fine print on Windows agreements. Like most people I received an offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.  As I consider Windows 8 to be the OS equivalent of what's left over in your toilet bowl after you forget to flush for a week, I welcomed a FREE upgrade to anyyyyything else.  But it's not really free:

Check out the full story here by Forbes

I sincerely believe that Microsoft's previous marketing plan  went like this:

"Hey guys, why did we make this version of Windows so f***ing terrible that everyone who uses it burns their pc to the ground or slashes their wrists?"

"Oh that's our marketing strategy, this way every second version of Windows looks good by comparison. It's called grading-on-a-curve."

"But why would people not just avoid the bad versions of Windows?"

"They try to, but we leave horrible vulnerabilities in the good version of the software and eventually stop supporting it to the point that while it's the most usable OS on the market, it will be so full of viruses and hackers it's essentially a security timebomb - also we'll make sure that all the new peripherals that come out only have drivers that work with the new interim Windows Turd that we're pedaling until the release of our next good version..."

Apparently using emotional pain to convince people to buy the next version of Windows wasn't enough of a winning strategy, now we're turning Windows into ransom-ware.

EDIT:  Apparently emotional pain is in fact enough to make people switch. More news on whether or not you qualify for free upgrade can be found here.

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Like Starcraft? Check out this shortfilm "The Rush"

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I was a Starcraft nut for a while so this made me smile.  Check it out.



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So this guy walks into a blog...


It’s time to hit the books again, or at least, write another one.

Its takes me about a year to finish a novel, and that’s before research.  Monday I’ll be starting research mode again so I can meet my Christmas of 2016 deadline for my next novel (The DickWhisperer) that means blogging will take a backseat and become intermittent at best.
If you want to stay abreast of funnies and news I’ll still be sharing things I find interesting, but don’t require writing, to the DAN-isms.com facebook page.  In the meantime, please pick up a copy of my last novel “Cockblocked by Jesus” or read this sample here, and tell your friends about it.

News on my upcoming novel “The DickWhisperer” will be over at DAN-isms.com under Novels News as info becomes available.

A massive thank you to all the people who keep coming back to the site and that continue to encourage me, you make it possible for an antisocial misfit to be brave enough to bash out more words.

So my fellow nerds, until next we meet, live long and prosper.




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Meet the biggest game ever made


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No Man's Sky is the biggest game ever made, describing itself as a universe sized game built by infinite procedurally generated galaxy.  Short version, the game builds itself, and just keeps building.  To understand just how big this game is watch the E3 presentation above.


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Help Arnold Schwarzneggar help kids, oh and giggle at this video

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Arnold Schwarzneggar wanted to promote the new Terminator movie, help some kids and get some laughs.  He achieved all three by wandering around Hollywood pretending to be a wax exhibit while promoting a new charity on Omaze.com.  Check it out.


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Godzilla will be blowing up your console soon

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When I was a wee-lad, dinosaurs were king - and the coolest of all dinosaurs, was Godzilla.  Well the king of monsters is coming back with a console fighting game featuring our favourite overgrown lizard and all his friends.



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Star Wars Battlefront looks just as sweet as you throught it would

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The Star Wars universe is immensely rich as is shown to us again and again. Star Wars Battlefront will let you take on the struggle of Rebels or Empire in an epic first person shooter.  More on the game found here.


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FIFA 16 trailer drops... and it's timing is awkward


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This is an awkward time for FIFA right now. The biggest scandal since the organisations inception has just hit, their president of 17 years just stepped down, and their treatment of women's soccer has come under fire - so the timing of the FIFA16 trailer... it's just bad.  On the upside it's the first time that women's soccer teams have been included in the game, however even this was met with vitriol from some fans. 

Don't get me wrong, while I'm a massive fan of the series I'm not the guy who needs to buy a new copy of FIFA every year, so while I'm happy to see a new FIFA and while it looks great, I'm kind of just "meh" as well.  I'm very happy with FIFA15 so the inclusions of women's teams is the only new exciting thing in FIFA16, and seeing as the women's world cup is struggling to fill stadiums with a capacity of only 30,000 people, I doubt I'm alone in saying that it's not enough to make me part with my money.

Still if you haven't bought FIFA15, this newest version of FIFA definitely looks like something you should invest in.



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Dishonored 2 Trailer arrives


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Dishonored was one of the best games to hit the PC in a decade.  When I first saw Dishonored I thought it was interesting, but probably just more of the same of every-assassin-game that is out there at the moment, and while it's Victorian steam-punk setting gives it a point of difference from most other games of its kind, your magical abilities are what make this game. Teleporting from building to building in the original game made me giggle with glee - I was the billy-goat roof-top assassin, no ledge to small, no crook or crag out of my reach.  Therefore I have been eagerly anticipating a sequel, and thankfully this trailer for Dishonored 2 has finally been released.



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HITMAN returns and is so beautiful I want to marry it

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Holy Mc-Jesus-Balls, this game is pretty.

I have long been romantically involved with the Hitman series and have followed it since the fist game Agent 47 appeared in.  When one of my mates sent me the link to this trailer this morning I had to towel down the screen and keyboard, I made that big a splooge-face.

If you've never played the Hitman saga (What is wrong with you?) it follows a genetically created assassin who you use to complete jobs that are assigned to you.  Look, just watch the trailer for the new one and buy all the old ones.



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