Thursday, April 30, 2009

First night

I've got to admit to being a little disappointed in the EVO system. So far it has not lived up to anything I saw at the demonstration. The HD does not work, it looks bad on my old school computer monitor and I haven't been able to locate a single game to speak of. I'm not sure if hooking it up to the internet is worth it. I've got half a mind to give this back to Envizions to let them work out some of the kinks, maybe even give me another demo, before I start fooling with it again. In short, this system is not ready for gaming. Since I don't need a DVD player or a Phone, the other applications are a bit useless to me.

Maybe I can sleep on it and think about it some more. But its been more work to set up than anything.

Getting to know EVO

The folks at Envizions dropped off my EVO unit for review today. A couple of observations right of the gate:

This unit comes with far too many components. Some are familiar, other's not. I'm sure I'll retract this view, but its my initial thought.

The booklet said it would come with an HDMI cable. It does not. Fortunately, I have one for my PS3 i can use. It also appears to be without any games.

The instructions are out of sequence. I don't need to know how to add memory right now. I need to know how to turn the thing on, not add memory.

The system takes too long to boot up.

Navigating some start up issues- had a nice chat with the guy at EVO but have managed to figure out how to log in. But this user interface is a total mess. I can't make heads or tails of it.

Mk- Just spoke with the nice fellow at envizions. Apparently this is not ready for HD Yet even though it has an HD slot. Go figure. I'm exploring other possibilities.

Going to try hooking this up to my monitor. Wish me luck.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

EVO units being developed in Anniston

So I haven't caught wind of this until now. But apparently there's a local company here in Anniston that's premiering a new "open source" game console soon, known as EVO.

ANNISTON, AL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/09 -- Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation announced today that developers, resellers, earlier adopters and potential software partners can now purchase EVO beta units today, and units will be shipped on April 10, 2009. Envizions has 100 beta units in stock. Potential OEM/resellers, distributors and earlier adopters purchase price is $279-$350 per unit. The new
retail price for systems will be $379 after April 17, 2009.

Total units in stock are 100 with additional units shipping throughout the fiscal year with several Envizions partners already using EVO beta units.

The EVO beta program will run until June 17, 2009. Beta units will have 3 months of free phone support and 30 day money back guarantee for earlier adopters.

EVO is the first Linux Open Source game console. The system will be able to support both digital distribution of content and games From The Envizions cloud. EVO physical game format will be on compact secure digital cards (SD card). Each EVO Enhanced open source SD game will come with game manual, packaging, support, free expansion levels, and cloud game save storage.

Here's the company's Web site.

I'll get you the press release they sent me when I get back to work tomorrow. I just caught one of their ads on tv during Futurama. I'm very intrigued.

More soon.

Wolverine Movie leaked on Web

Fox is probably having fits right about now

Fanboys get unauthorized glimpse at Wolverine movie.

Anybody out there seen this pirated, unauthorized release? Anyone care to comment? Is it any good?

Not that I'm advocating this sort of thing. But, you know, if you have a less than reputable friend of a friend and you happened to be over at his house anyway....

Monday, March 30, 2009

Arkham Asylum trailer

Looks awesome. Could we actually get a good Batman game?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

So "Watchmen."

Anyone out there seen this movie yet? If so, what do you think about it.

I'm going to see it tonight.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Fanboys, start your drooling.