Archive | February, 2009

Support for Origional Xbox Ends March 2

When I came across the news that support for the origional Xbox ends next week I was actually quite surprised. I thought Microsoft stopped supporting them quite a while back.  Apparently not though.  On March 2 2009, Microsoft will stop offering repair services for the original Xbox console.  If you have an origional Xbox that […]

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Little Big Planet Remake of Contra: Little Big Contra

Big thanks to Ted Regulski for sending this one in — a group got together and remade Contra using the Little Big Planet platform… incredible.

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Bizkit – The Runniest Dog Ever

This is just awesome… it starts off cute and goes up from there: P.S.> It’s proof that animals dream. P.P.S.> Cats are better than dogs.

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It's All About Fat Erock

There’s a new sensation sweeping the nation. No, it isn’t Fate Rock. I don’t even know what that would be. No, it’s FatErock.com, a Web site dedicated to radio producer Eric Nagel, AKA Erock, Hawk, Sex Bagel, Tank Hankerous, Hoagie Boy, and other unfortunate nicknames. Consisting solely of photos of Nagal’s head Photoshopped onto an obese man’s […]

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [7 out of 10] Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is the latest Spider-Man game to hit gaming consoles. Like previous Spider-Man games it is an Action/Beat-em-Up game where you play as Spider-Man in New York City. Web of Shadows focuses on how Spider-Man chooses between his classic red and blue suit and his black Symbiote […]

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Lenovo Uses Samsung SSDs in ThinkPads – Safe From Performance Problems

I currently have  a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 — I got it a little over 2 years ago and have loved it. Lenovo support, while crumby at first, really came through the other time I needed them — calling to schedule a repair on a Saturday morning in order to get my repaired laptop back to […]

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Left 4 Dead Gets an Update

Left 4 Dead got the update today on the Xbox 360 that the PC version got almost a month ago. It fixes quite a few glitches and bugs. Here is the full list of what changed: General – Fixed Survivors being able to climb surfaces marked for versus infected only. – Fixed a class of […]

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Lost Planet 2 Announcement Trailer

Lost Planet 2 was announced yesterday on Xbox Live Marketplace. I don’t want to spoil all the details for eveyone so I’ll just let you watch the video for yourself.

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Explanations of Common Java Exceptions

Huge thanks to Marc Chung for sending along this great reference. It’s a breakdown of all the JDK exceptions and textual descriptions of what they represent — so if you are designing your own API or just working on your own app and want to make sure your use of particular exceptions (e.g. IllegalArgumentException) is […]

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First Mass Effect 2 Info

Bioware is not giving any details out about Mass Effect 2 yet, but they did release the above teaser trailer. However, everything may not be how it seems in the video because Bioware posted in their forums that you should keep your game saves from Mass Effect. “This is just your first taste of Mass […]

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Xbox Live's "Deal of the Week" Making A Comeback

This past December Microsoft introduced the “Deal of the Week” by putting the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack on sale.  Throughout December they also had Bomberman Live and Foo Fighters songs for Rock Band and Guitar Hero were also on sale. Apparently, the sales went over well because starting this week their making a comeback. […]

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Google Finalizing the "Cupcake" Android Update – Includes Virtual Keyboard

As I’ve been reading more about the T-Mobile G2 plans, I’ve been running across mention-after-mention of this “Cupcake” branch of the Android OS that Google has been working on that will include a lot of updates that people have been wanting – most notably the addition of the virtual keyboard finally. The benefit there for […]

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T-Mobile Tops JD Power and Associates Customer Service Category

I think it’s important to know about the good a company does as well as the bad. There are a few companies out there that I have enjoyed my time with and T-Mobile is one of them. While I’ve never had a big enough problem to call in the help of their award-winning customer service, […]

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Rihanna is Whitney Houston

I think we can all agree that Rihanna is a good looking woman… she’s pretty much the opitome of “pop star” — good looking, tallented, no personal drama, no demons in her closet like drugs or alcohol… she does her thing, and we buy her CDs. Rihanna has been dating Chris Brown for a while […]

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New Rhythm Game DLC Release Info

Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour both had new songs available for download this week. Guitar Hero: World Tour added a Wings Track pack for $5.50 (440 Microsoft Points) that contains “Junior’s Farm”, ” Hi Hi Hi”, and “Jet”. You can also get the songs indivigually for $2 (160 Microsoft Points) each.  Rock […]

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Fairy Cat Will Grant You 3 Wishes

Huge thanks goes out to Laurence Hartje for this one… he sent it over and it crippled me in my seat, and then I showed it to others and it crippled them too. The amount of concentrated precious in this picture is uncanny….

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HTC Magic is Most Likely Going to be the T-Mobile G2

Speculation has been flying around the web for months now as to which of the HTC phones is going to become the platform for the T-Mobile “G2″ — or rather the follow-up to the popular T-Mobile G1 (Video Review). Back in December or January the general opinion was that the G2 would be based on […]

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Intel X25-M SSDs Performance Degrades Over Time

With the recent discovery by Anandtech that JMicron-based cheap SSDs can introduce multi-second lockup/lag in a system and that Intel’s ultra-pricey X25-M SSDs didn’t suffer from the problem, it was looking like folks that had to have an SSD and were willing to pay for it had a chance at salvation… not so fast. PC […]

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New Fallout 3: The Pitt Screenshots

Bethesda released a few screenshots today for the second downloadable expansion to Fallout 3.  Titled ‘The Pitt’ it is scheduled to release in March for $10 (800 Microsoft Points).  No specific release date is set yet, but The Pitt will add sections of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Fallout 3.  Here are a couple teaser screenshots to […]

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AT&T Cell Network Sucking Hard for the iPhone Recently?

AT&T invented illegal wiretapping, monopolies and crushing corporate power, but what they also bring to the table is exclusive rights to Apple’s much-desired iPhone. When the iPhone was first announced on the AT&T network, I still remember the following response from a group of friends about 20-strong: 50% – Sweet! I’m getting one! 50% – […]

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It's Still The Economy, You Dumb C***!

Hey, if you haven’t heard our economy is in dire straits. Many people are losing their homes and their jobs. That ain’t workin’. That’s the way you do it. Some are affected. Or effected…Their lives suck, all right? Others couldn’t give a shite. Many are going out of their tiny little minds. Take, for instance, […]

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Nintendo DSi coming to North America April 5th

Nintendo announced today that the Nintendo DSi is coming to North America on April 5th, 2009 and will set you back $169.99. They are expected to be completely sold off store shelves the the same day since Nintendo tends to keep stocks low and demand high.  It will be available in a range of colors […]

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Mad Catz Arcade Fight Stick vs Hori EX2 Review – May the Best Arcade Stick Win

Introduction In preparation for this week’s release of Street Fighter IV, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at available arcade fighting sticks. There aren’t a lot. The two main contenders for your arcade stick dollar are the Hori EX2 and the new Mad Catz Arcade Fightstick. Before I get […]

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Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels (Wii) Review

Summary [7 out of 10] Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels is a 3D fighting game that focuses on using lightsabers and force powers.  There are ten playable characters including: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Mace Windu, Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, Kit Fisto, Plo Koon, and EG-5 Jedi Hunter Droid. It […]

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