Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Some Epic Recent Gaming News Stories

There's a bunch of gaming news stories that have made the rounds on Reddit and Twitter. Let me opine on a few of them.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Game of Thrones Mods and Games

I've spent many hours recently playing the Westeros mod for Medieval 2: Total War, which lets you control one of the factions vying for the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones setting. While there are a couple of different commercial Game of Thrones games in development right now I'm a bit concerned that they won't be as good as fans would like, since the first game released had such poor reviews. Mods like Westeros: Total War and other fan created projects seem like a better way to maintain my A Song of Ice and Fire addiction until the next book and new season of the HBO show come out.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sony BDP-S185 BluRay Player WiFi Bridge Setup

The BDP-S185 is a pretty good BluRay player made by Sony that I bought for my dad after his old progressive scan DVD player randomly stopped working. Since it was around ~$90 for that BluRay player with streaming video features and an HDMI cable to go along with it on Amazon I thought it was a more sensible purchase than a replacement DVD player. The one real compromise with this BluRay player compared to higher end set-top boxes like the Sony BDP-S580 is the lack of built-in wifi. However, since the BDP-S185 has an Ethernet jack and I happened to have a Linksys WGA54G wireless Ethernet bridge adapter around, I was (eventually) able to connect it to the wifi network and access the streaming features like Pandora, YouTube, and Netflix.