Why Wii?

So Nintendo changed the name of their upcoming console Revolution to Wii, pronounced (WE). Im not to bothered about it, its an interesting name, but not the kind of name I would associate with a games console. You can find out more about the name change on Nintendo's site: http://revolution.nintendo.com/. Or you could just read it below. But just before you do you may want to see the reactions of the name change of the staff over at Gamespot. Its pretty funny, and contains strong language! View it here.

Introducing … Wii.

As in “we.”

While the code-name “Revolution” expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer.

Wii will break down that wall that separates video game players from everybody else.

Wii will put people more in touch with their games … and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name mean?

Wii sounds like “we,” which emphasizes this console is for everyone.

Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate. Just Wii.

Wii has a distinctive “ii” spelling that symbolizes both the unique controllers and the image of people gathering to play.

And Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the world of video games that sets it apart from the crowd.

So that’s Wii. But now Nintendo needs you.

Because, it’s really not about you or me.

It’s about Wii.

And together, Wii will change everything.


Cheat Sheets

Here is a list of a load of Cheat Sheets for Developers. 

Thanks to Moody from Designers Block Forums for the links.



3. css sheet at flickr

4. javascript sheet on flickr

5. mysql sheet on flickr
6. and a colour sheet on flickr

Fancy redesigning the BBC website?

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has launched several initiatives as a result of a year-long research project aimed at embracing emerging technologies, including a competition to re-create its home page, the company said Tuesday

Read more at Digitmag.co.uk.

I will definetley be entering the competition to recreate the BBC's Home Page. There doesn't seem to be that much info on it just yet, so Ill try to keep up to date with it.

Explorer Destroyer

Get Paid for Getting people to switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox.
For each persoon you switch, Google will give you $1 and Microsoft will lose Market share, check it out here: http://www.explorerdestroyer.com/

(Youll have to copy and paste the link into your browser for now, ill edit it when WordPress will allow me to use the rich text editor!)

 Edit: WordPress is letting me use the rich text editor!

Job going at Yahoo

Yahoo based in the UK have a position going for a creative Designer, all details can be found here: Job Details – Enjoy!

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Gerrard Named Player of the Year

I do like Football (Soccer for you none Brits) but this is the first time I will ever write about it on my blog and possibly the last. I just thought this would be worth a mention. 

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool FC, was named Player of the year. Which he totally deserves. Especially since he got some stick off the fans earlier on in the year as there were rumours about him not staying on at Liverpool, and basically being him being a bit of a traito. I guess some may have thought that it would be Michael Owen all over again. In the end though Gerrard stayed at the Pool (phew!), Owen didn't.

Im pretty glad about Gerrard winning as Wayne Rooney was also in the running for Player of the Year. Rooney got named Young Player of the Year, instead, again! Im pretty pleased that Gerrard got player of the year instead of Rooney because personally I think Roony's conduct on the football pitch is downright appaling. He is an amazing player, I will admit that but thats where the good stuff about him ends. 

You can find out more about Player of the Year on the BBC's website here

Lifetime Hosting from Steel Pixel

Steel Pixel are offering lifetime hosting for a one off fee. There is the small package for $150 or the large package for $400. Its probably worth a look, if your huntng for hosting.

Package Bandwidth Disk Space Price
Lifetime Small 20 GB/Month 1 GB $150   
Lifetime Large 60 GB/Month 6 GB $400

Details can be found here: http://www.steelpixel.com/pages/purchase-hosting.

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