Archive | February, 2008

Guitar Hero III (Wii) Standalone Guitars: $69

Chris Hunkele sends in the scoop that Red Octane has the Wii Guitar Hero III standalone guitars up for sale, grab one if you need it!

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Grand Theft Auto 4: 100hrs To Complete

Interesting blurb, it looks like if you decide to all aspects of GTA 4, you are looking at around 100 hrs of gameplay… the trick is that “side missions” and “main missions” are going to be harder to tell apart… so you might just end up playing most of the game without realizing it. I [...]

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Firefox 3 Benchmarks Show Huge Improvements

(Author’s Note: No, using a half topless woman is not a cheap gimmick to get you to read this article… it’s… art… with boobs… so technically, it’s boobs-art. Whatever, you wouldn’t understand, you aren’t as artistic as I am) Grant Gochnauer and Marc Chung sent in a slew of benchmarks for the nightly builds of [...]

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Comcast Plays Dirty Politics to Avoid Trouble

Jens Eckels just sent me a heads up that Save the Internet.com caught Comcast stuffing their FCC hearing with paid “filler” people to avoid letting any unpaid members from the public get in. Check it out: Par for the course as far as Washington shenanigans goes, and bravo to all those douche bag fuckers that [...]

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World of Virgincraft

Marc Chung sent this one in… which is just… great, check out the search term and then the Adsense hits:

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Portable Video Player Comparison Matrix

So I was in the market recently for a portable media player that I wanted to not only use for music but primarily for playing video when I was bored at the gym or traveling on a long domestic flight. After a lot of searching I eventually found a pretty nice Wikipedia page that has [...]

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Completed Antidepressant Study Suggests No Benefit

The PLoS Medicine Journal has published a piece of work that suggests when all of the study data from antidepressants is considered and not just the positive material that was submitted to the FDA for approval, the real-world benefits of antidepressants are no better than a placebo, showing a barely measurable change of 1 or [...]

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Google Helping Build Trans-Pacific Internet Cable to Japan

If you remember our article from a few months back about Google taking the last decade to build, link and prepare to offer infrastructure services to the world’s ISPs, then this comes as no surprise: Google has entered into a 6-company consortium to build their own trans-pacific cable between the US and Japan. The cable [...]

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Still Alive!

If your as big of a fan of Portal as we are, you all know what the “Still alive” song is. This week it was announced that the song will be available for Rock Bank. Well at the Game Developers Conference on Friday, Jonathan Coulton performed a live demo.

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Review: SpinRite 6.0

A friend this week had her laptop give her the dreaded blue screen every time she booted. After a trip to the Theif Geek Squad who told her if would be $1500+ to recover the data from the drive, I gave SpinRite a try first. I booted to the disk and ran a level 2 [...]

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Olympic Blogging… Or Not

With the August Olympics being held in Bejing this year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given the go ahead for the first time ever for the athletes the blog about their experiences. Sounds great right? Well a long as you follow some rules: No photos No audio No video Entries are clearly posted as [...]

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Xbox HD-DVD On The Cheep

Ars Technica is reporting that an M$ mole has given them some inside knowledge. The soon to be obsolete HD-DVD add-on of for the Xbox is dropping from $119.99 to $49.99. You may ask why buy now? Well, if you couple the price drop with the fact that you can get 5 free HD-DVD’s by [...]

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Scott Adams Song by Committee: She Amazed Me

A long time reader just sent in a fantastic link over to Scott Adams blog (creator of Dilbert) where he asked his readers to submit portions of a song with lyrics that were nonsensical but almost made sense, which seems to be the case with most pop-songs. Anyway, they did and then the German band [...]

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Roller Coaster Tycoon Abuse

Goddamn, Robert Heron is on a roll today. He sends in those hilarious “abuse of Roller Coaster Tycoon” that was awesome, but then turns hilarious at the end when you hear the “Weeee!!!” given what is happening: How to Abuse Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: MassacreWatch more DIY videos on 5min.com Ummm P.S.> All this did is [...]

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You, Kick Ass

Robert Heron sent this one in, and it just kicks too much ass not to post:

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Netflix Mediacenter Plug-in

Anthony Park has released on open beta plug-in, that allows you to utilize your Netflix “Watch it Now” functionality on your Media Center PC. The plug-in is still in beta and still a little buggy, but to be able to cruise movies, shows and concerts with your remote on watch a movie on demand is [...]

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Acrocrap, POSbat?

So your cruising the internets, up pops that annoying ”Do you want to update acrobat now?” box. After clicking yes 500 times, you finally get your resource hogging, bloated, holier-than-thou PDF reader running again…. for the 5th time this month. On the heels of the latest news of the zoneback acrobat trojan causing havok on [...]

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Fable 2 GDC Walkthrough Summary

As a follow up to the super-Co-Op that Fable 2 will have in it, I watched the GDC walkthroughs and am here to summarize them for you: NOTE: I am not clear from the walkthrough if the co-op is online or offline only. He talks a lot about the “camera” and how it manages to [...]

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Fable 2 to have Persistence Co-Op

Good lord… it’s like Molyneux dug into my brain, found my fantasies, removed all the perverted ones, and decided to design an RPG that makes me cry tears of healing. What am I talking about? Fable 2 is going to not only be completely co-op-able with a friend, it’s also going to be a persistent [...]

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Gears of War 2: November

Well it looks like Chris Hunkele was right, Gears of War 2 is coming and the seed came out of GDC as expected. It’s looking like a November release, Xbox 360 exclusive, will graphically push the Xbox fairly hard, and as a result, we will all have RRoDs to deal with right after launch. Ohhhhhh [...]

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Activision’s Guitar Hero 3 Wii Refund Offer

Guitar Hero 3 Wii Refund Offered

Brad Agdern sent in news that Activision has offered a complete $132 refund for Guitar Hero III for the Wii or a remastered replacement disk for folks that were put out by the audio on the Guitar Hero III not being Dolby Surround even though it was advertised as such. A pretty nice move considering [...]

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BlackBerry Outtage… AGAIN!

John Hering just sent a heads up that RIM (BlackBerry) is suffering another massive network outage (80% effected) just weeks after their 2nd outage in a year. Guys seriously… redundancy-what?

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8 Tips on How to Get Rich Blogging

So, I’ve been blogging for a while… almost 2 years now and I feel like I’ve learned a lot along the way. I want to share with you how I’ve been able to turn my incredible talent for wording into a supplemental income that has made me wealthy (in Uzbekistan). 1. An Idea First you [...]

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Microsoft Buyout of Epic?

Ruh-roh! Maybe the booth orientation at GDC is more about Microsoft expecting to buyout Epic and not a Gears of War 2 announcement? Either way, I’m excited to see Microsoft buy Epic, destroy it forcing them to make 10 Gears of War titles (like Halo) then split it off again in 8 years after everyone [...]

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