Voodoo Extreme reports that FilePlanet posted an official level editor for Star Wars: Battlefront game. It is about 411 MB! I can't wait to see some custom levels! I'm not sure if this is only for PC port.
NONAGS posted a funny image:
KaT shared an amusing story (another one, but with two video clips) titled "Christmas Goes Nuts in Cincinnati". The tree-dwelling rodents, which aren't part of the zoo's official animal population, steal Christmas light bulbs, reports WLWT-TV. Apparently, the squirrels think the bulbs are nuts and unscrew them from the displays for the zoo's famed Festival of Lights.
Something Awful has a theme on "Least Qualified Authors" -- "Book writing sure seems to be like 'the thing to do' right now. I mean look at Jose Canseco. He's coming out with a tome that's going to blow the MLB wide open. Forget about the fact he's managed to piss away $47 million or so. I mean, that wouldn't make me want to put a book out in the vain hopes of reclaiming some time in that warm, warm spotlight. Heavens no."
BeesTea's Broadband Reports security forum thread mentioned F-Secure Corporation's Data Security Summary for 2004 article that says 2004 was the year of phishing, professional virus-writing, and arrests... New trends in 2004 were primarily the massive increase in phishing email scams, introduction of open-source botnets -- networks of infected machines harnessed for malicious operations, and for-profit virus-writing, but this year was also the best year ever in actually catching virus writers and other cyber criminals.
Cheerleader Toss is an amusing and amazing stunt for Pump Up The Movie. The stunt is basically throwing a cheerleader into a basketball hoop. There is a video clip (wow and ouch) and a funny Flash game with ten challenges to complete. It is recommended that you have audio on to hear the funny sound effects and comments.
Blue's News posted a Hypercube2 (part 1) link. Jounge was inspired by Cube2: Hypercube movie (a sequel to Vincenzo Natali's Cube) to make a custom PC case. It was a brightly lit white cube with a very symmetrical composition, and a design that would be possible to adapt and make a case out of it.
Viral Videos added new TV ads/commercials (WMV) today.
My favorites were:
1866 -- Bloody Wanker (Vegas Red Casino)
1870 -- Naughty (Heineken)
1872 -- Chew It (Twix)
1873 -- Quitting Smoking (Zyban)
1874 -- Snow Covered (Stato)
This SF Gate story says stacks of new releases for hungry video game enthusiasts mean it's boom time for an industry now even bigger than Hollywood. The $10 billion video game industry, which generates more revenue than Hollywood, has never released so many highly anticipated blockbuster titles in a single season.