If you’re a geek like us, you never travel without your laptop. While netbooks have become more popular for lightweight personal travel, most of us still have to lug full size notebooks for work. Given the travel situation in the post-9/11 world, we were extremely happy when we heard that TSA (the airport security folks) put out specifications to allow laptops to go through security without having to be removed from the bag. Sure, you could always travel with your laptop, but those of us who travel regularly know what a hassle the X-ray checkpoints can be.
The Geeks have been playing the new “G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra” video game, and here are our impressions. First off, we should state that we were big fans of the 1980’s incarnation of the toys and cartoons, and, while the movie this game is based on has gotten mixed reviews from both the… Continue reading Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The race is starting to get interesting as the teams reached the Pacific Ocean last night. There were a number of different â€œcorridorsâ€ that were available. Inside a corridor, subsonic jets are allowed, and the leg distance/time restrictions are waved, but you must hit all the airports listed in the corridor assignments. Team AVSim and… Continue reading 2007 Round-The-World Flight Simulator Race Update
Mad Mike has taken a break from the NonPCGeeks site for this week while he’s flying around the world in the 2007 Round-The-World Flight Simulator Race. The race pits teams from AVSim, FlightSim and Sim-Outhouse against each other in a race around the world with special rules, conditions and bonuses. Check out the post on… Continue reading 2007 Round-The-World Flight Simulator Race
www.flickr.com View Slideshow The Geeks wrap up our week of Flight Simulator gadgets by examining the all new Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition. As the newest installment of the longest running PC gaming franchise (yes, 25 years now!) Flight Simulator X has a lot to prove to a die hard community of flight enthusiasts, while… Continue reading Review: Flight Simulator X
If you’re a gamer, and even if you’re not, you probably sometimes groan when having to learn a plethora of new keyboard commands. First person shooter games are notorious for having a complex key map to allow players control in their virtual world. Simulation games and real time strategy games can be even worse (since… Continue reading Review: Belkin Nostromo N50 and N52 Speedpads
Our second installment of “Flight Sim Gadgets” is the eMagin z800 3DVisor. This consumer 3D Virtual Reality helmet was recently tested by the geeks and was put through its paces both for Flight Simulator and other uses. Virtual Reality doesn’t have quite the posh image that it did several years ago as users found that… Continue reading Review: eMagin z800 3DVisor
Today we kick off our â€œFlight Simulator Geekâ€ week by looking at the TrackIR 4 Pro by NaturalPoint. The TrackIR product line has been lauded as one of the â€œmust haveâ€ accessories for Flight Simulator addicts and today the geeks try out this newest version that has built upon their award winning line of head… Continue reading Review: TrackIR 4 Pro
Today the Geeks’ take a look at the fourth installment in the Battlefield series of games. Considered one of the best multiplayer FPS game series over the past 5 years, does this new futuristic version stack up to it’s predecessors? Pull up a chair and let’s find out.
Producer: Firaxis Distributor: 2K Games A perennial favorite, Sid Meier’s Civilization series has set the standard in the past for turn based strategy games. Now the 4th generation in this series is released, with a new fully 3-D graphics system and some changes to the tried and true formula that has made Civilization the masterpiece… Continue reading Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization IV