OCMS News May 2006

Lara Grinds Your Hardware! Tomb Raider: Legend Review (PC and Xbox 360)
OCmodshop :: Sunday, May 28, 2006

What’s that? I’m sorry, you’ll have to speak up. You want me back? You’ll do anything, you say? Well, Tomb Raider, I’m a bit skeptical. You burned me bad. Plot holes, camera issues, a sad lack of tombs—I have not forgotten what you did. I am a fair man, though, and I’ll give you one more chance.

Tomb Raider has a new subtitle, a new developer, and a brand new console to play on, along wit the old favorites. Lara’s adventuring reaches new heights in acrobatic gameplay and graphics, but while generally fun, her latest outing is no Legend.

Check out how Lara can grind your hardware!

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Rocks Your Xbox (and PC too)!
OCmodshop :: Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Classic RPG players, wait no longer! The arrival of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion takes us back to the way role-playing games should be played. The game provides players with many character attributes, tools, weapons, tricks, and quests to choose from. Also, the world map is the most expansive I’ve seen in a long time. As the hours turn to days, gamers will come to appreciate traditional RPG gameplay.

The beginning of the game also serves as a tutorial. However, the tutorial is not complete and many of the controls must be discovered during gameplay. I’ve heard rumors that the Xbox 360 controller is more suited to the game than a keyboard and mouse…
Read about the best RPG ever!

VIZO’s SHE-250 2.5″ hard drive enclosure
OCmodshop :: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Shuttle enclosure from VIZO works well, but how long it will work is questionable. The Shuttle model is light, weighing a little over 3 ounces on its own. However, it does not come with some of the nicer features of other VIZO enclosures like one-touch backup or the ability to directly play media files. No, the Shuttle is essentially a large flash drive, for when you need to move files and you need to move them now.
Check out how SHE holds up

Mod your own USB WoodStick!
OCmodshop :: Sunday, May 21, 2006
On my normal day to day web browsing I came across a news post about wooden USB sticks, I was intrigued by the idea of incorporating wood into a pc and it sure was a fashion statement… As was the price! A 1GB wood stick costs 70 Euros (or about $90 US).

So why not make it yourself for a fraction of the normal costs, all you need is a USB stick and some epoxy glue, that and the gift that nature provided trees? Remember to speak softly and carry a big stick.
We got your wood right here!

Play with your ‘Box for 30 Hours!
OCmodshop :: Saturday, May 20, 2006
If you are like me, you probably really like your wireless 360 controller. It’s spot-on controls and incredibly accurate reactions make it the top tier wireless controller in all of the console games, but if there is one thing that really sucks about it, is the fact that it can really eat up batteries.

I went through two sets of batteries playing Kameo, two sets for Quake 4 and two for Perfect Dark Zero, then I got smart and bought a play and charge kit. What the hell had I been waiting for, this thing was a Godsend. Well to be perfectly honest, I wanted to get one sooner, but I couldn’t find one at any of my local stores, they were about as common as the 360’s themselves. So when I saw that my favorite store (insert shameless plug here) Fred Meyer had gotten it in, I snatched it up quick as I could. And with that I was ushered into a new level of gaming…
Get your wireless game on!

Finally! Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children DVD Review
OCmodshop :: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a movie sequel to the game Final Fantasy VII. If you are unfamiliar with FFVII, buy it off of Ebay and spend the twenty hours it takes to beat it. You will be hopelessly lost without the background, and believe me; the movie is well worth the time.

FFVII for the PS1 was a revolutionary game. Although the character models were blocky with spiky hair, the game possessed a story and depth not present in other games at the time. If you ask any Final Fantasy fan what their favorite FF game is, you can bet seven is high on the list. The CG scenes were fantastic, and Sephiroth was really a bad-ass you could be afraid of. Players could firmly believe he was capable of destroying the planet. Also, the characters were believable and the game was actually fun to play. The soundtrack from FFVII has been sought after by musicians everywhere, and if you mention “One Winged Angel” most FFVII geeks immediately start blabbing about the enormity of the final battle. Ontop of all of this, the exploration factor in FFVII is phenomenal and has countless walkthroughs dedicated to finding that one special materia. This game has left a deep impression on its fans and with the arrival of Advent Children many gamer’s dreams have come true.
Read about the highly anticipated Final Fantasy movie

OCMS Wallpaper is here!
Monday, May 15, 2006
Show your geek pride with these new OCmodshop wallpapers! All of these wallpapers are available in 2 widescreen (16:9 and 16:10) formats and one 4:3 aspect ratios (for those that are widescreen-disabled). Laura was kind enough to provide some new poses for us, and we also have some of the most requested photos available as new wallpaper!

Just click on a link for the size you want, and a popup window will open with your wallpaper. Right-click and save to your computer or make it your default wallpaper! Why not download them all, just to be safe?

Practice safe computing and keep the drool off your keyboard.

Practice safe computing and keep the drool off your keyboard.

1 & 2 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 MHz CL4 Kits
OCModshop :: Monday, May 08, 2006

Text: Dass DDR2-Ram jetzt so richtig am Kommen ist, beweist die Tatsache; dass bereits bei einigen Händlern Sockel AM2 Prozessoren von AMD (mit DDR2 Support) gelistet sind.Grund genug für uns, nach so kurzer Zeit ein weiteres DDR2-Review vorzustellen. 800 MHz Highend Module von Crucial nehmen wir in diesem Test unter die Lupe und wie immer mit einem ausführlichen Overclocking-Test.

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Genius HP-04D Headphone Review
OCModshop :: Monday, May 08, 2006

Review Quote: “After testing the HP-04D Headphones from Genius we feel that for the price tag they make great all around headphones that do not skip out on quality. There are plenty of other headphones in the price range of these but for the money you would be stupid to turn these bad boys up. They do have there bugs and are a little big but we feel that for the price and the quality you can afford to look a little goofy :) We feel the Genius HP-04D are a must buy item!”

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ASUS EAX1600XT Silent Video Card Review
OCModshop :: Monday, May 08, 2006

ASUS has put together an excellent package with the X1600XT Silent. You get totally silent operation, the features you expect from a video card today and the performance to play games like Oblivion and F.E.A.R. at medium resolutions and settings. The HTPC builder will love the card, as it’ll fit in many small form factor PCs and has excellent video features.
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Big-ass News spooge!
OCmodshop :: Monday, May 08, 2006
We’ve posted so much news that it has spilled over our daily display limit!
You can read all of the news items in all categories in May’s archive page!

OCModshop :: Tuesday, May 02, 2006

“The JVC Su-DH1 allows you to use any pair of 2- channel headphones to emulate Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. It works with your MP3 player, Sony PSP and more. ”
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PDAToday.com takes a look at 10 products in 3 reviews
OCModshop :: Tuesday, May 02, 2006
the PDAToday peeps check out the recent line up of iPod accessories from Griffin; the RoadTrip, AirClick, iTrip for iPod nano, PowerBlock, EarThumps:
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Cable Madness? Wireless USB to the Rescue
OCModshop :: Tuesday, May 02, 2006

“Are you tired of dealing with dozens of cables connecting to your computer? Nowadays you need a cable for everything you want to connect to your PC. Your external hard-drive, camera, printer, scanners, flash drives all require a cable. Well your troubles are over with the introduction of Wireless USB.”
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