Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tired Thumbs #50


4 Days till Christmas
Special Christmas Show on Monday December 25th
Send Us Your Christmas Wish Lists for Tomorrows Show
Halo 3 Documentary Now Available on XBOX Live Marketplace

The Above is for those of you that don't have an account on XBOX Live
Call of Duty 3 Patch Released
Command and Conquer 3 Screen Shots Released Click Here
Nintendo Lawsuit Update
PS3 Envy
Free Wii Virtual Console Games
Scarface Makes it to the 360
Line Rider Coming to the DS and the Wii
Wii Weather Theory

Send Us Those Wish Lists

Podsafe Music Tonight

Christmas in Malibu

Download "Christmas In Malibu" (mp3)
from "Christmas in Malibu"
by The Rad Dudes
Radude Records

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tired Thumbs #49

Show Notes

More Wii's and PS3's Available
Wii's Web Browser
Tunneling for 360's
The $700 T-Shirt
Podsafe Music:
Christmas Remixed - Holiday Classics Re-Grooved

Download "Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)" (mp3)
from "Christmas Remixed - Holiday Classics Re-Grooved"
by Various Artists
Rock River Music

Quake Con 2007
More Content for Gears of War
Zune Gaming
New DVD Releases

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Tired Thumbs #48


Gaming News for Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Show Notes

Nintendo Wii Class Action
Grand Theft Auto IV Heading to the Wii?
Control your PS3 with a Wii Controller using Linux
Halo 3 Documentary Coming to Marketplace This Week
PS3 Not Available for Christmas in Australia
Metal Gear Silent 4 Will Not Be Coming to the XBOX
Wii Selling for More on E-bay
flOw Coming to the Playstation Store in January
Happy 5th Day of Hanukkah

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Tip #1 - World of Warcraft


Today's tip deals with World of Warcraft. It's more of a tool than a tip. What it is, it's a map of Azeroth that uses Google Maps API. Check it out!


Review: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

by Dustin Harman

Rainbow Six: Vegas is the latest in the Tom Clancy shooter series for the XBOX 360 and PC. It's single player consists of many well designed levels, most of which are in Las Vegas, NV. They follow the same style as the previous Clancy games, requiring stealth and skill to get through them. The learning curve on the game is very good and within no time, you will master the controls. It's similar to the default presets on most PC and XBOX 360 FPS's.

Though the single player is nice, the multiplayer is where this game really shines. The levels are chunks from the levels you encounter in the single player mode and with an 8v8 game, you'll fall in love with the action-packed, stealthy, skillful gameplay.

The graphics in this game are the only part that I wish were better. I haven't played the PC version of the game yet and can't comment on those but on the XBOX 360 version, the graphics are definitely not that of a next-gen game. They don't look bad at all from a distance and anyone getting the game for the actual gameplay won't mind them at all. If you walk up close, however, you can clearly see pixilation. The 360 and PC can definitely handle higher definition bitmaps than that. Other than the graphics (which still don't look bad), this game is amazing. Definitely a must-have for all followers (new and old) of the Rainbow Six series. Overall, I give the game a 9/10 only losing a point because of the graphics.

Ok! So I Nuked My Site!

Ok! So heres the deal. About a day or two ago I accidentally nuked my Word Press site, and now we have moved temporarily to blogger again.

If you are seeing this then it means you are ok, because I have re-pinged the feed to point to here for the time being.

Starting Monday December 18th, the show will be on. Expect a show every day with a brand new trick.

If you don't have a news aggrigator, you might want to get one. Here are two popular applications: Feed Demon and NewsGator.

So here is a re-cap for those of you playing at home. There will be daily shows starting Monday, December 18th, and I will be posting game stories to the site here.

We will again try to get a new Word Press site going, but for now we are back on blogger which is at, so there you have it. If you want to send a story in, then e-mail me one at tiredthumbs [at] gmail dot com.

I look forward to being back and operating. If you see this then I have re-directed you.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Internet Explorer 7

I just updated the wifes PC with IE 7 and it looks nice. I use Firefox on the Mac because it's my computer and like it, but it looks like IE put some nice features in here, including RSS.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tired Thumbs Widget

We have a Spring widget out. It is right below this text. It's not Mac OS X compatible as far as I know. If you know anything about widgets for the Macc, please let me know!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Tired Thumbs LIVE!!!

Catch Tired Thumbs live tonight at 7:30 EST at We'll be having live discussions with you thee listeners and anyone else that wantts to talk. Our primary discussion will be the Next-Gen launches coming up in November.

Already a member of Talk Shoe? Here is the link to the chat room.

If you're not a member, than sign up. It's fast, wuick and easy. Our session ID is 4024. I hope to see you tonight!


XBOX Portable??

I caught this image on the net. Could it be an XBOX portable? Who knows, but it looks freaking sweet, here's the pic!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Sneak Peek at "Spore"

Check out this awesome video of the upcoming Will Wright Game "Spore"

Spore Video

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tired Thumbs Leaves Tech Podcasts

Effective immediately the Tired Thumbs Podcast is no longer associated with "The Tech Podcasting Network". We are trying to take the show in a new direction and feel this is the best course to take.

Many thanks to all those who have helped out in the past!


Monday, August 21, 2006

Countdown to Madden

We are almost there. Madden '07 looks to be a gorgeous update to this fantastic franchise. Looks great on the XBOX 360 as well. Get it, play it, love it!!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

A New Show is on the way!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know a new show is on the way and it's gonna be a blast, we are going to be reviewing "From Russia with Love", and thats just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks for staying subscribed.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Tired Thumbs #47

Fun Fun Fun, without a tooth!


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Grand Theft Auto Star Passes Away

Chris Penn who played Officer Pulaski in "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was found dead in Santa Monica at the age of 40.

He is also known for his acting work in films such as "Reservor Dogs", True Romance", and Short Cuts.

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Grand Theft Auto Star Passes Away

Here is what was reported at

San Andreas actor found dead
Body of Reservoir Dogs star Chris Penn, who voiced Eddie Pulaski in the latest GTA, is discovered in Santa Monica.

His character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have met a semicomic end in the Las Venturas desert, but there was nothing funny about the real-life passing of actor Chris Penn. Penn, 40, was found dead in an apartment in the seaside Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica early this morning. Police told the Reuters news service that they did not suspect foul play.

Penn, the younger brother of Oscar winner Sean Penn, was a veteran character actor. His roles in such films as Resevoir Dogs, True Romance, Rush Hour, and Starsky & Hutch made him a familiar face to moviegoers. Gamers knew him from GTA: San Andreas as the voice of corrupt Los Santos Police Officer Eddie Pulaski, the accomplice of game villain Officer Frank Tenpenny, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson.

Penn's death is the second San Andreas-related tragedy this week. Over the weekend, a massive fire damaged some offices of Take-Two Interactive, owner of Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar Games.
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Posted Jan 25, 2006 8:43 am PT

Saturday, January 21, 2006

"Star Wars: Empire at War" demo hacked two days after release

Link includes an Empire campaign and mod making tools (allowing you to unlock tons of content included in the demo but not
used). Turns out the entire game is described mostly by xml files, making it extremly easy to change the demo campaign,
units, planets, and almost everything else in the game.!

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Video Game Maps

This is very cool, check it out!

Who knows how long this guy spent mapping oldschool classics. He's done entire game maps of such classics as Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Mario World, Doom II, etc.

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Tired Thumbs - Episode #46

We experim with the new version of Garageband. We cover the news in the gaming world. Your feedback is appreciated!


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tired Thumbs - Episode #45

Todd Cochran from Geek News Central joins us as we discuss the happenings at the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Todd gives a unique and interesting perspective and overview of what happened.