Atma Xplorer

Xploring Games, Computing, Photography

Nintendo Switch gets v12.1.0 firmware

Nintendo has released a new firmware for the Switch.  Version 12.1.0 is a minor bug fix bringing more of that good


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm set for March release

Not much fanfare around it’s revealing, but Blizzard has nonetheless revealed the release date of the as highly anticipated sequel/expansion to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is set


Goodbye PSP Go

Almost two years into it’s product life, the latest PlayStation Portable model, the PSP Go, is officially dead. For Europe and Japan at


PSP Games to look forward to in 2011

2011 turned out to be a good start of the year for PSP owners especially for those with non-hackable PSPs. To put it succinctly, the PlayStation Portable has once more been re-opened by the community.


PSP 6.37 firmware now available – don’t update

To address the full security compromise of the PSP, Sony has issued a new firmware that aims to defeat the user mode exploits available in 6.35 Hen, 6.31 Hen and 6.20 TN-A Hen. Important: If


Nintendo unveils 3DS Hardware Trailer

This is the closest that we can get on examining the real thing (for now). This latest trailer discusses the basics of the 3DS hardware, what’s hot, what’s new and why the 3DS


Valve releases Alien Swarm for free on Steam

Valve gives yet another game away.   This time around it’s Alien Swarm, a futuristic first-person top-down shoot-em-up shooter computer game with roots from a mod of the same name for Unreal Tournament 2004. 


Install PSP Custom Firmware 5.50 GEN-D

The Gen TEAM has just released Custom Firmware 5.50 GEN-D which fixes the troubles that 5.50 GEN-C brings and a bit more. What’s new with 5.50 GEN-D? It allows you to play


Install PSP Custom Firmware 5.50 MHU

If you’re still looking for a Dark Alex release of 5.50 custom firmware tough luck. The good news is that members of team M33 has released their version of 5.50 much like what


PSP Games to look forward to in 2009

2008 was a slow year for the PSP, not in terms of sale but rather, the number of titles actually shelling your money out for. Aside from God of War, Crisis Core and


PSP Brite remains immune to Custom Firmware

Every casual PSP fan has expected the PSP Brite to be hacked and issued a version of the Custom Firmware a few days after release much like the PSP Slim.  Much to everyone’s surprise,


Sony bids goodbye to DRM

It was inevitable that Sony BMG Music Entertainment turns its back on the shackles of digital music called DRM (Digital Rights Management). Everybody has been predicting that 2008 will the year and after


Goodbye to 2007 and my pre-blogger self

It’s been quite a year for me with tons of new experiences both online and offline. Though I didn’t make it to the roll of graduating (actually graduating, not just the graduate class)


Protect yourself from malware

Malware vulnerability is on of the few reasons I stay away from my Windows PC when surfing the net. While some of these can be just common annoyances like tracking cookies or keyloggers,


Software Review: Week 4

Sorry for another late review, things were a bit hectic for our graduate class so I had very little time to assess stuff, much less review my posts for typo so I’m doing it


Software Review: Week 2

I had a bit of trouble writing a review for this week. I’ve had about six people pestering (yes, it was beyond nagging guys) me to blog about one of the hot issues


Software Review: Week 1

I took about an hour off from editing my paper on Feasibility Studies (*gasp* isn’t the deadline in 2 weeks!??!) to kick off a new segment for my blog. As you can


Stages of Software Development

Software development is a complicated process that requires careful planning and execution. Huge projects like games, operating systems and full fledge applications takes months if not years to develop. The reason why most of


Sony announces the PlayStation 5 has passed 10 million units sold

Good news, the PlayStation 5 is Sony’s fastest selling PlayStation console to date. Bad news, it’s still hard to get one without going the scalper


Valve announces portable console: the Steam Deck

Not to be confused with Elgato’s Stream Deck (yes, they’re one letter apart), Valve has announced it’s new gaming hardware: the Steam Deck.  If you’re seeing Switch Pro vibes then this might just be


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