Thursday, April 30, 2009

Best Buy: Composite Video Cable for iPod Deal

Just picked up an Apple composite video cable for my iTouch at Best Buy for $25.99. It lists for $50 on the Apple website and the Best Buy in my neighborhood had it on clearance for $30. But when I went to the register it rang up for $25.99. It comes with a USB power adapter as well.

This is a really good deal if you want to watch video from iTunes and don't have the means to stream to TV. The video quality is excellent on my plain old TV set. The only caveat is that you can only watch downloaded video or YouTube video (via the YouTube app). You can't see the user interface on the TV nor can you play any games or run other apps using the TV (bummer).

Monday, April 27, 2009

Demo Impressions: UFC 2009 Undisputed

The best way I can describe this game is Fight Night with kicking and submissions. The 360 demo looks phenomenal and plays smoothly. You'll notice that even glancing blows do some damage. Minor points of concern are the seemingly canned knockout animations and the difficulty is really varied. Beginner is too easy and Expert is near unforgiving. These are really really minor points. Fighting is fun, there is great satisfaction to be had as you master the advanced moves, you can create your own fighters and save replays (features not available in the demo). This is a demo worth checking out and a game worth setting aside money for.