Just want to say Merry Christmas to everyone, have a good one, and see you afterwards….. well maybe not straight afterwards, takes a while to burn off two Chrimbo dinners!
Now I’ve got nothing really wrong with the PS3, it’s a lovely piece of hardware, and a decent Blu Ray machine… Unfortunately the core software sucks, and the controller feels like something from 10 years ago (well in fact it is!), oh and for the most part the games just are not as good as the 360′s. But hey, the cartoon made me chuckle.
Thanks to Dueling Analogs for the cartoon.
“w00t,” an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary. Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said “w00t” — typically spelled with two zeros — reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging. It’s like saying “yay,” the dictionary said. “It could be after a triumph or for no reason at all,” Merriam-Webster said. Visitors to Merriam-Webster’s Web site were invited to vote for one of 20 words and phrases culled from the most frequently looked-up words on the site and submitted by readers.Runner-up was “facebook” as a new verb meaning to add someone to a list of friends on the Web site Facebook.com or to search for people on the social networking site. “w00t belongs to gamers the world over. It seems to have been derived from the obsolete ‘whoot’ which essentially is another way to say ‘hoot’ which itself is a shout or derisive laugh,” Think Geek said on its Web site. “But others maintain that w00t is the sound several players make while jumping like bunnies in Quake III,” it added, referring to a popular video game. I’m looking forward to day when every dictionary will list ROFL or OMFG…