Enable HD-Mode in God of War II

Kotaku reports that the shitty Isle of Rhodes website that the GoW team put up that counted down and eventually just showed us behind-the-scenes footage of making the first level of GoW II actually had a hidden secret that the folks at GameFAQs figured out. Turns out that if you spell out Kratos’s name on […]

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Samsung Announces HD-DVD/Blu-ray Player

It’s official, Samsung has announced a dual-format HD media player: BD-UP5000. This looks to be the first real dual-format player as the LG dual-format player was a Blu-ray player with HD-DVD play-only support tacked on, and didn’t support the true HD-DVD specification; which, like the Blu-ray spec, defines additional technologies like the HDi interactive language, […]

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Next Ubuntu Release: Gutsy Gibbon

Tectonic reports that the next release of Ubuntu, due out in 10/07 (October) will be called Gutsy Gibbon. In addition to the name, Ubuntu is planning an “Ultra Free Edition”… my guess is to combat the outcry about proprietary drivers and codecs and will be releasing a fully GPL/Opensource compliant version of Ubuntu for folks […]

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Guitar Hero 360 Screws It's Fans

First no online play, then bad controllers. Now download packs are out, 3 songs a pack. The catch? They’re 500 points. It’s hard to believe, but go look yourself. That equals $2.08 US a song! To download the same number of tracks that are present in GH II it would cost 153.92, with no game […]

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Circuit City to Gamers: Dance Idiots!

Earlier this week Circuit City ran a circular with a garuntee on it that if Super Paper Mario wasn’t in stock and available to them by 2:30pm on release date when they came to pick it up, they would get a $20 gift card. That is how the ad was worded. Little did anyone know, […]

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Microsoft Zune 2.0 Details Leaked

Gizmodo had the poop on the Zune 2.0 details leaked to them by a Microsoft employee apparently. Overall the list looks par-for-the-course for Microsoft, the “3.0 company”: Zune 2.0 and the Flash Zune will be out this year. Zune 2.0 is like Gen 1 but thinner. Larger HDD, same doubleshot finish. Flash Zune is 3 […]

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Is a Complete Ripoff

The first time I saw this announced in the AZ Republic (being an Arizonian myself) I was excited to go see it, until I saw in the same article that admission is $75-per-person. I figured it had to be a misprint… I didn’t want to buy the Skywalk, I just wanted to walk out onto […]

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Halo 3 Demo Coming May 16 – June 7

It looks like a Halo 3 Demo will be gracing XBox Live starting May 16th and last just shy of a month. Not too shabby. The demo will be multiplayer only but feature many of the weapons and vehicles.

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Netflix Throttling: 1 Month and Counting

Well I’ve been waiting for Casino Royale now in BluRay format from Netflix for 1 month and counting (closer to 1 month and 1 week). At one point the movie was marked Available NOW shortly after I added it, but that same day I returned 6 movies, so it was immediately changed back to Very […]

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XBox 360 Spring Update

Looks like the Spring update will be bringing the new IM support that we talked about here along with the keyboard attachment. Then of course there are the improved codec playback support that ties directly into the “using the XBox 360 as a media device” post we did. In short, as summarized by Chris Hunkele: […]

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Wii Gun Attachment Pictures

Gaming Bits has the scoop on the new Wii Shooter (think Nintendo Lightgun) attachment. Looking how they arranged the nunchuck and Wiimote is really brilliant… nice job guys:

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XBox 360 Keyboard Attachment Coming

Interesting, Kotaku reports that this has been known but I had no clue this was coming, interestingly I think it looks pretty sharp: Apparently XBox Live is going to get tied into MSN Messenger service and you’ll be able to have up to 6 simultaneous conversations while you game or just puts around on XBL. […]

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Nintendo Replaces Glitched Twilight Princess Disks

Kotaku has the scoop on Nintendo replacing Twilight Princess disks that are glitched. Just to recap, the bug is in one of the dungeons farther along in the game, where it’s possible to get Link stuck in a room and is unable to leave because the person he’s suppose to talk to in order to […]

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Microsoft Has No Plans to Ever Ship Windows XP SP3

Nice. OS News reports that Paul Thurrott, long time Windows writer and guru, reports that Microsoft has absolutely no plans to ever ship Windows XP, Service Pack 3. In some additionally feeble attempts to get users to adopt Windows Vista, Microsoft has decided to completely end-of-life their support for Windows XP, the best-selling and most […]

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RIAA and MPAA Seek Authority to Pretext

Slashdot has the story. Just to give a quick introduction, “pretext” means to lie and act like you are someone else in order to dig information out of someone. So let’s say the RIAA/MPAA call you up and say they are from the FBI and scare you into admitting you downloaded Britney Spears ‘Toxic’ 4 […]

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Microsoft Stopping EPIC From Releasing Free GoW Material

Tim Sweeney explains in an interview he’s done that EPIC has 4 more free maps ready to release for Gears of War on XBox 360 but Microsoft keeps pushing back against EPIC not allowing it to happen. Microsoft’s reason, no surprises, is that they are trying to build a business model around selling free offerings […]

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