Archive | June, 2008

PS3 Firmware 2.4 to be released Wednesday, July 2nd

PS3 users rejoice! VE3d is reporting that PS3 firmware 2.4 (trophies/in game XMB) will be released this Wednesday. Additionally, the Playstation Blog has two video demonstrations – In Game XMB and The Trophy System. The first game to support trophies will be Super Stardust HD. Other first party games that will be patched to support [...]

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When a Women-Abusing Rapist Leaves you a Voice Mail

You ever wonder what it would be like for a closet-rapist to meet you, become enamored with you, then give you a call threatening to call them back so you can date… because they are awesome and you might be a stupid bitch, please check out these voice messages from Dmitri. Dmitri is Greek God, [...]

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If You Had 24hrs To Take Control of Your Life or Die, What Would You Do?

Imagine you are sitting on a park bench, in the middle of the day and a stranger sits down next to you. He then turns to you and says: You have 24hrs to take control of your life, or you will die. What do you do? What does that phrase, “take control of your life”, [...]

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Long Tail Theory Under Fire, Not Profitable After All

For the business folks in the ground, a recent Harvard study has come out that is declaring the much-referenced Long Tail Theory is infact false, and in most markets the “long tail” is not profitable after all or has very little room to profit from, where as attacking the “big hits” are much more profitable [...]

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Gears of War 2 Multiplayer Gameplay Video

Sneak-peak video that not only shows of some new maps that will be in Gears of War 2, but also shows off some new execution moves that are available. Gameplay Video Highlights More Executions (Jump to 6:30 in movie) Chainsaw through the back Baseball-bat head crush using butt of gun Roll Over head crush Torque [...]

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Diablo III 20-min Gameplay Video

Ok don’t forget about the following posts already: Diablo III Announcement: Sample Movies, FAQ, more information… Diablo III Screenshots Below is our summary of the highlights from the 20min movie if you don’t want to watch the whole thing, if you do just want to watch the movie, scroll to the bottom. Gameplay Movie Highlights [...]

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Artist Lineup for Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2

With the internet abuzz with questions like “Will Guitar Hero: World Tour be better than Rock Band?” and seeing that Rock Band 2 is right around the corner to bring another refresh to the winning franchise… the real question is which franchise do you want to get hooked into? Music line-up is probably one of [...]

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Diablo III Screenshots

This wouldn’t be The “Break it Down” Blog if we didn’t “break your eyeballs with screenshots”… right? Don’t forget to check out the Full Announcement along with gameplay movies and more information. So here, take um, they are getting heavy: Thanks VE3D!

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Blizzard Announces Diablo III includes Gameplay Videos

<eyes dialate to the size of dinner plates and hands clasp together> Hol-eee-shit Blizzard actually dropped the hammer on Diablo III with their mystery announcement site after all… after all that speculation that it was actually just a teaser site for the next World of Warcraft expansion: Wrath of the Litch King. VE3D treats us [...]

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North Pole to be Completely Melted by September

News is trickling out that scientists believe the North Pole will be completely ice-free (melted) by September… and not September 2050… or September 2020… they mean this freaking year. Can someone fill me in when this happened? I know global warming is just a hoax, George Bush told me, but when did we manage to [...]

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Soulcalibur IV Screenshots… Soul BOOBS

Am I the only one that loves the fact that the majority of game developers out there are men… and men like to make fighting games… and men figure that while most men fight in full armor or turn-of-the-century Japanese garb, women prefer to fight half-nude in over-sexed outfits that could blow apart at the [...]

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Streaming Playback of 720p Media to PS3 Stutters or is Jerky

TIP: This post has garnered a lot of discussion, tips and workarounds. I tried to compile the most successful ones down in Update #3 and #4 below. If you are like me, you probably use your PS3 to stream media from a NAS at home or something; either from the NAS directly or via a [...]

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Stop Your iPhone Browser From Forgetting Cookies

Do you have a JailBroken iPhone and it drives you bat-shit that every single time you open Safari on the iPhone to browser to your favorite site, check your email, load up Google Reader, etc. you have to re-login and it doesn’t seem to remember your cookies from particular sites? Well iRemember is here to [...]

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Modern Day Romance on Facebook (Social Networking)

Caught this on Digg, was just too fantastic not to post, read it top to bottom:

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Gears of War 2 Screenshots

New drop of screenshots for Gears of War 2. The reason you care is because Gears of War was awesome, and #2 is looking to be a lot more gory and intense than #1 was (yay!) Thanks VE3D!

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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Screenshots

We covered Mercenaries 2: World in Flames almost a year ago with a demo movie from E3 that showed off the 1 things that the developers had as a design requirement since Day 1: “If you cannot blow it up, it shouldn’t be in the game”. The game got delayed quite a bit and is [...]

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Leaked Shots of Upcoming PS3 2.4 Trophy Support

For those that don’t own a PS3 or don’t know about the drama, the PS3 has shipped, all the way up until this point, with no Achievement-like system, so there is not recognition for completing milestones in video games, etc. Also there has been no support for in-game cross-media-bar navigation, which completely rules out chatting [...]

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Alone in the Dark, Wii Gameplay Movie

Last little bit of media blow-out here before the game drops today, this time a Wii gameplay movie… looks interesting. From the movie it looks like they tried to map all real motions to Wiimote motions… will be curious to see how that translates: And a gallery for your perusing-pleasure from the Xbox 360 (overall [...]

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Brookstone Tranquil Moments Sound Therapy Machine Review

Summary [8 out of 10] At $99, the Brookstone Tranquil Moments Sound Therapy Machine is a safe buy for anyone that is entertaining the idea of a sound therapy (aka “dream machine”) device. While the build and sound quality at it’s price could be better, for some reason… it just works, and that is all [...]

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Amazon – 120 Bags of Chips for $35

From Dealsea Amazon has 60-Pack of chips for $25.20. Buy 2 (120 bags) for $50.40 – $15 off with promo code CHIPDSCT (Exp 7/11) = $35.40 with free shipping.

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Call of Duty 5 (World at War) has 4-Player Co-op

We discussed the new Call of Duty 5: World at War trailer already, it looked pretty sharp but given the history of how lame Call of Duty 3 was (it wasn’t horrible, just very “meh”) we weren’t excited… until today. First off was the announcement by Activision that Call of Duty 5 is going to [...]

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RedHat Pushes Up Sun Schedule, Java Fragmentation Begins

If you didn’t see it, RedHat announced earlier this week that their completely Open Source Java implementation (IcedTea) had finally passed the Java Test Compatability Kit (TCK). While most folks rejoiced, I think there were a fair number of us that sighed and thought: Goddamnit, here’s the beginning of the Java fragmentation. Or if that [...]

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Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71 from Heart Failure

Some shitting news hitting the wire this morning, looks like George Carlin dies at 71 due to heart failure early this morning. I’ve never been a huge Carlin fan until I got older and started appreciating his cynical performances discussing the shit that makes us crazy today (where Us means mildly intelligent citizens… if you [...]

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30 Minuntes of 80′s Cartoon Opening Sequences

Ted Regulski just sent along a link too awesome to not be passed along. Someone took the time to put together a 30min video of all the opening sequences from the most popular 80s cartoons (Heman, Thundercats, Ghostbusters, Inspector Gadget, Transformers, etc. etc. etc.) For a kick-ass blast to the past, check it out… you [...]

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