CoD: Black Ops

As is becoming traditional I got the latest instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, Black ops, as one of my Christmas presents. What follows is some brief comments having finished the single player campaign last night. I don’t think I’ve been overly hammering it but I reckon it took around 16 hours of game …

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RIP: PS3

My PS3 died last night with the dreaded Yellow Light of Death (or at least it briefly flashes yellow before turning itself off). Unfortunately it won’t stay on long enough to eject the copy of GTA currently stuck in the drive. It also seems the DRM will render any effort to transfer the 250gb drive …

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Ripping PS3 compatible MP4s

There are literally hundreds of scripts and tools for encoding stuff to various compressed video formats. However I was never able to find something that did exactly what I wanted and until recently just did everything from the command line with mencoder. Eventually I got tired of the copy and paste and scripted stuff up …

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Blu-Ray and CoD4

I see that Sony have “won” the battle for physical high definition media. Unfortunately since the last firmware update my Japanese PS3 has rather taken against playing Blu-ray discs. It does however play DivX files quite nicely (better than my ageing Cello DVD player). Given current trends I’m unlikely to be buying any Blu-Ray discs …

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