Announcing Co-Optimus.com

I just got word about a new site, Co-Optimus.com, which seems to be the first site to focus solely on co-operative gaming on consoles and PCs alike. The official press release follows: Easton, PA – January 28, 2008 – Nicholas Puleo, current Editor-in-Chief of EvilAvatar.com, has announced a new resource for Cooperative gaming aficionados, Co-Optimus.com.   Co-Optimus.com […]

Rock Band and Drumshhh

One game that I’m eagerly awaiting to hit the South African local retail shelves is Rock BandTM. The game allows you to form your own virtual band with lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and of course vocals. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever considered buying a drum set for home. One […]

Download Undertow for FREE

Yes as stated previously, the Xbox LIVE Arcade game Undertow is available to all Xbox LIVE members for free today until Monday morning. So go download your copy between now and then.

Power to the people

I suppose its to be expected that an emerging country such as South Africa has to face so many challenges on its path forward but the recent power outages which Eskom, the national power utility, calls “load shedding” is actually just plain ridiculous. A while back Eskom implemented a load schedding schedule to reduce the […]

Free Xbox LIVE Arcade game announced

After the recent service issues that some users experienced with Xbox LIVE over the festive season a free Xbox LIVE Arcade game was announced and now we know what and when. The free game is Undertow worth 800 Microsoft Points and it will be available for FREE to all Xbox LIVE users (yes both […]

South African Communities on Virtual Tech-Ed

A couple of us quickly put together a last minute idea for a Tech·Ed South Africa Fish Bowl Videos video Tech-Ed 2007. The video finally went live on the site today. You can watch it by clicking here. Thanks to Hilton, Nicholas and Willie helping get the word out there and putting South Africa on the […]

Linux running under Virtual Server 2005

Recently we decided to put up a virtual Linux server in one of our hosting environments. The host machine is a Windows Server 2003 x64 edition running Virtual Server 2005 R2 x64 SP1. We chose to install CentOS 5.1 which is community Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The installation went perfectly […]

The Lone Server

I just have to take my hat off to the Microsoft Windows Server team. If you haven’t seen it yet I suggest you go take a peek at the The Lone Server Story featuring a humourous take on the last Windows Server 2003 server serving the microsoft.com website. Make sure you watch the […]

Free Xbox LIVE Arcade game coming soon

Major Nelson has posted about a free Xbox LIVE Arcade game for all Xbox LIVE members which will be made available in the coming weeks. This freebie seems partly as a result of the recent Xbox LIVE service issues that users have experienced. Dear Xbox LIVE Members:                                                                                                     During this past holiday season you helped us break […]

Xbox MVP

I received an awesome e-mail on Tuesday from Microsoft. It read as follows: Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2008 Microsoft® MVP Award!  The MVP Award is our way of saying thank you for promoting the spirit of community and enhancing people’s lives and the industry’s success every day.  Your extraordinary efforts in […]