Sunday, 24 August 2008

Techboxx: More Iphone 3G, Xbox Live Users Can Vote & Game Channel Recommendation

Hey everyone Techboxx for a second entry in a row.


I know I have mentioned the Iphone 3G and Blunty3000 a few times before on this blog but they have come up again. Now Blunty has found a way to record video on the Iphone 3G.

Here's the video to explain it all.

But If you found difficult to follow in the video here is the written version


Guide to installing iPhone Video Recorder on your iPhone 3G - this also works on the first gen iPhone

Fill in the missing feature of Video recording on your iPhone by jailbreaking and installing iPhone video Recorder, and enjoy taking video on your iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G
In brief,
Jailbreak, launch Cydia, install OpenSSH, add to the cydia sources, install iPhone Video Recorder.
Open a SSH shell to your iphone
Log in, username "root" default password is "alpine"
type in the following commands;
cd /var/mobile
mkdir Documents
chmod 777 Documents
cd /Applications
mkdir Documents
chmod 777 Documents

you're done, enjoy recording video in your iPhone 3G.

If you want to get the files on your computer so you can email them or edit them or whatever, you're going to need to open up your FTP client on your computer, set it to use the SSH file transfer protocol punch in your iphone's IP address login name and password and navigate to the /private/var/mobile/Documents folder, that's where the completed video recordings are stored, you can just drag and drop your files from there.

I heard it could be risky if you want to do this

Go to this website which is GadgetSplaff This is an awesome page.

Oh yeah If you are wondering why I use Blunty quite a bit lately is because he is awesome on reporting on the latest technology and does some brillant reviews on games.


Now I know this is Brainboxx aka Jazza's thing, I went onto the BBC Technology page and had a report that Xbox 360 Live users will be able to vote in the next general election in America in November. Where Microsoft had signed a partnership with Activists Rock The Vote

Here's is the story - Xbox Live in youth voting drive


Finally I got a Youtube Channel to recommend that looks into computer games and does some sketches involving the games. This is called Machinima. This is the best site for games that is on youtube at the moment.

Here's a video to finish up with A Midnight Club Los Angeles Trailer which is another game I'm looking forward to.

Enjoy people.


Monday, 18 August 2008

Techboxx: Soul Calibur IV Review (Playstation 3)

Hey everyone its Techboxx before I begin the review I would like to welcome Laura (Bubbleboxx) onto the blog and she made her first entry which was so awesome and that I need to step up with my blog entries, which I like to do. OK I promised to do this for a while and now I have finally gotten around to the Soul Calibur IV review for the Playstation 3.

I have asked Blunty3000 (who I mentioned in my last blog entry looking at database) for advice on how to review computer games. Blunty gave me some excellent pointers so I will be using them in this review. I also used his review of the same game to help me out.

Here's Bluntys review of Soul Calibur IV



The concept of the game well its like any other beat em’ up that we all love to play. The objective is to beat up all the other characters to bloody pulp to get your characters hearts and desires which I think it is really cool. They also include ring outs which I ain’t a fan because like Blunty’s review which I will put at the end I rather beat my opponent to a bloody pump so then there is only one left standing.

There are two things that is really special about this fourth edition within the series 1) You can play online with others for the very first time and 2) You can play a star wars character either Yoda (Xbox 360) or Darth Vader (Playstation 3)


I like how the game plays as although it has linear storyline that isn’t interactive where you can take the story but I love the characters are so unique that they have their line before a battle starts I like they have some very humorous lines that made me chuckle.


The look of the game is very smooth and looks so similar to Metal Gear Solid 4 (Which I consider Metal Gear – Game Of The Year so far) the graphics are smooth and so real to life, its like God had come to me in a dream and slapped me to tell me that games can go a lot further. I'm really glad that game graphics have got better and better but in most of these games the game play isn’t top quality but with this game it is top quality. It is very polished game that matches the standard I have come to expect with todays games.


The sounds of the game play are very realistic, it comes out crystal clear. The Lightsaber sounds in the game are like the ones that were used in the Star War films. The character that is going to be used in the future upcoming game Star Wars – The Force Unleashed is really cool reminds of the dark lord of the sith Vader.


The controls are very difficult and very challenging for me as I think this is a brilliant thing as there aren’t a lot of games that offer a challenge nowadays which makes me sad. The game offers many different moves and combos that take to time to find, which is an excellent thing to have in any beat em up.


I think this game is really fun to play, the first character I chose to pick I will admit was Darth Vader. I could play on this game for hours and never stop playing I kept on going and going with the arcade mode to beat the bosses, so this game offers a real challenge and is up there with Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4 as game of the year.

4.5 out of 5 in my opinion.

Finally this is the next game I will hopefully review and it is called Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Here's a trailer to the game The Force Unleashed

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Bubbleboxx: Films and Festivals

Bubbleboxx here! Yes I know, I’ve finally got on to this site and posted a blog. I have to say a massive sorry to Jazza, Barry and NSG for being so late.

Anyway first off I’m really enjoying reading this blog (yes I have been checking the site even though I’ve not contributed to it).

Righty, after a lovely week of everyone stressing about results and university etc I decided to think up some things that would help distract myself and YOU, so here are my top yummy fondant fancies of pop culture this week:


I’ve heard so much about the new batman film “The Dark Knight” and I know that I’ve GOT to see it. However I am a little scared because I’ve heard there are some rather gruesome bits in it and I don’t want to be having nightmares for a week. Anyhow the sequel to Batman Begins starring the late Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Maggie Gyllenhall is a must this summer while it’s in the cinemas!

Taking advantage of the summer

There are so many festivals on at the moment that you just have to go to one this month. Unfortunately all of the tickets to the big festivals will have probably sold out but there are still many little ones happening over the next few weeks. The Times do reviews on a tonne of festivals and also have an August guide of what’s coming up

There’s also another very handy site that shows all of the up and coming festivals and club events for under 18’s. Typical how I found this site after I’ve turned 18…tsk

For the star wars fans

Okay, well I’ve never really been a star wars fan but for anyone who is, “The clone wars” was released in cinemas on Friday. Anyway heres a trailer for the film:

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Techboxx Presents Iphones New Application - Datacase

Hey Everyone

The other day was talking about the Iphone 3G and showed you a review from a youtuber who has had for a while. It looked really impressive from what I saw in the specs and the review that was done. I was watching a Blunty3000 video (A Youtuber I got a lot of respect for) saying that the Iphone has an application that can make Iphone and Ipod have a WiFi Harddrive and its called Datacase.

I'll let the video explain.

Blunty3000's Youtube Channel

Friday, 15 August 2008

BrainBoxx : Russia, Georgia and Peanut Butter

If anyone is slightly confused as to the nature of this whole Georgia / Russia thing that seems to have no end, watch this, it explains it very well... Be it in a very strange way... what with the peanut butter and all

God bless the vlogbrothers

Monday, 11 August 2008

TechBoxx - Look At The Iphone 3G

Hey everyone its Techboxx aka Barry Aldridge

I haven't done a blog on this for a while and thought I'll tell you about the Iphone.

I had been to the Apple store a couple of times through different gatherings that have happened and had a quick look at the Iphone 3G.

It looks really awesome and may get one in the near future once it goes into Pay As You Go. I hate contract services.

I like how it goes into the Internet really well just like the original one that came out.

I heard the camera isn't that top notch when I saw a review of the Iphone 3G from a youtuber called Y2kjonrichards. So I will give have another look into the phone next time I go to the Apple Store in London which should be awesome.

Here are the tech specs on the Iphone 3G


Make a call by tapping a name or send a text with the intelligent keyboard.


Enjoy music and video on a widescreen display and shop for music with a tap.


Browse the real web, get HTML email and find yourself with GPS maps.

Whats New On the Iphone

3G Speed

Surf the web and download email over fast 3G mobile networks.

Maps with GPS

Find your location, get directions and track your route with GPS.

Once I have the money and that the Iphone 3G has gone to Pay As You Go then I may think about buying one.

Anyway here is the Review of the Iphone 3G from Y2kjonrichards

Y2kjonrichards Channel

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Brain(Beat)Boxx : Jay Brannan

Yes, yes, yes people it’s your boy... Jazza!

Okay, I know music is NSG’s thing, but I needed to talk about this guy who I have grown uncomfortably obsessed with and who seems to be growing in popularity in the YouTube community (which, honestly, is how I got into him) having been mentioned on both 5awesomegays and fiveawesomeMWs. This phenomenon is the hugely talented Jay Brannan.

A New York based, folk, singer song writer; his self made album, Goddamned reaches for a plethora of topics; from religion, to falling in love, to his desire to settle down with someone. Being a young gay man in the modern world could also be seen as a major influence in his work, but to label him as a ‘gay’ artist would be incorrect and unfair. He talks about his reality which simply happens to encompass this one aspect. Case in point; Housewife could easily have been marketed as a novelty record, a gay man talking about how he wants to take on this stereotypically feminine role. But this particular track is just a beautiful testament to love and life, using Brannan’s angelic voice backed simply by an acoustic guitar, to portray a young man’s aching desire to find that one person to spend the rest of his life with.

Jay Brannan’s album is available from iTunes and his website. He is also playing various dates in some of the big UK cities this August (check his myspace below). Unfortunately, I am in Barcelona, so pop along, have a great night and let him know I sent you.
Some links for you: