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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Apple Redesigns License Keys

Ok this is slick as can be. Over at Switcher’s Blog he shows the history of license key registration (like that giant key you use to register Windows every time you reinstall it) and how, in a truely Apple fashion, Apple is refining how this process will be done with a little drag and drop […]

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GAIM Project Changes Name to Pidgin

For those of you that use GAIM and have been wondering for the last 2 years why they won’t make a 2.0.0 final release, here is the reason. As it turns out, AOL has been harassing the team legally for years on and off leaving them in the lurch. Sometimes hitting them strong “We will […]

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The Darkness Intro Movie

This is actually the intro movie from The Darkness. A few things to notice: Main character is a super calm badass Lots of cursing and cruelty Passenger/vehicle dynamics with weapons Long dialogs, voice acting and scripted sequences I dig it big time:

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Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 Assest in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Kotaku reports that a conversation over on ShackNews sparked up over some assests (things like sounds, effects, models, etc.) in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that may be direct rips from Doom 3 and/or Half-Life 2. At once point one of the model files directly references the same name of a model file from Doom 3 for the IMPs […]

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An Administration's Epic Collapse

TIME magazine has posted a piece entitled: An Administration’s Epic Collapse Covering the failures and missteps the Bush administration has made as it’s gone on. Whether you are a democrat or republican, I think you can agree that Bush’s term in office has proven to be one of the most tremulous presidencies. (Digg It)

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New Vista Laptops Take Ages to Boot

The Wall Street Journal did a piece on a new Sony Vaio that the author got with Windows Vista on it and how sluggish the laptop is overall. My favorite quote from the article is: I also was shocked at how long this machine took to restart and to do a cold start after being […]

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Wear a Cup While Swiming In the Congo

Ok so this post over at Digg linked to some pictures of ended up being the Goliath Tiger fish: Which led to someone posting the Wikipedia entry for Candirú, a type of fish that is small, transparent and a parasite. It will swim into any orifice and then erect a spin that keeps it anchored […]

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Amazing Wave in Ocean

This is the exact moment, I would start crying:

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JSR 296: Swing Application Framework

Dean Iverson just put together an excellent introduction to JSR 296 (Swing Application Framework) over on his blog. For those that don’t know, JSR 296 is an attempt to create a simple application framework to build your Swing applications on top of. Word on the street is that it will be part of the Java […]

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