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Batman Arkham City (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [10 out of 10] The long awaited sequel to the excellent Batman Arkham Asylum, Arkham City sees an entire section of Gotham City annexed off to form a super prison led by Dr Hugo Strange, one of Batman’s more dangerous and oldest villains who also happens to know Batman’s secret identity. Weird things are [...]

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Pre-E3 2011 Goodness

Alrighty so the conference hasn’t officially started but we went down to get my badge and took a bunch of pictures to share of what the place looks like before the show. We did get an invite to Ubisoft’s press conference which was pretty exciting given my big goose egg for invites last year. We [...]

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Dragon Age II (XBox 360) Review

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Breaking away from the Grey Warden storyline from the previous entry, Dragon Age II follows Hawke, a human champion who rises to prominence from the abject poverty of the slums to play a major part in a fairly massive conflict in Kirkwall. Taking away the multiple origins of the first [...]

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Mortal Kombat Going Back to Its Gory Roots

I think it is safe to say that the next Mortal Kombat is going right back to it’s “goriest arcade fighter” roots… and I can’t wait:

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Why Clicky Real-Time Web Analytics is Awesome for Bloggers

We have been Clicky Web Analytics customers for years now. We gave Clicky a try when the non-realtime nature of Google Analytics made it hard for us to figure out in real-time where traffic was coming from and going to so we could improve our content on the fly if need-be. For example, improving an [...]

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QN: Google Goggles Used to Solve Sudoku Puzzles

From the “cool tech” files it looks like Google Goggles image-recognition and backend AI is comprehensive enough to solve tricky Sudoku puzzles for you now by simply taking a picture of the playing sheet: If you are not familiar with Google Goggles, it is essentially image-based searching using your cell phone; snap a picture of [...]

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Tron Legacy Movie Review

I was a big Tron fan when I was a little kid. I missed it in the theater but when it came on the Disney Channel the thought of it ruled my life. I worked out a whole special bed time with my mom on the night that it was to come and I made [...]

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PurrFect Post MONDO (Cat Scratching Post) Video Review

Summary If you pamper your cats and spending $140 on one of the largest cat-scratching posts on the market doesn’t seem crazy to you as long as it makes them happy, feel free to stop reading and just go buy the PurrFect Post MONDO. On the other hand, if you are still convinced that a [...]

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Pure Gameplay Video

I’m not a Call of Duty junkie, but I do like shooters. I think Black Ops looks as interesting as the next guy. I finally played Modern Warfare (the 1st one) and have to play #2. All that being said, one of the games we did get sent for review at launch was Battlefield: Bad [...]

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New Deus Ex: Human Evolution Trailer is Amazing

Deus Ex is a classic. It was about global conspiracy and intrigue and you were right in the middle of it. Deus Ex 2 was less well received although I heard the story was quite good again. Ubisoft has taken Deus Ex and with the 3rd installment (Human Evolution) given it the Triple-A, Assassin’s Creed [...]

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Fallout New Vegas (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.0 out of 10 (assuming they fix the glitches otherwise it is 7.0] The follow up to Fallout 3, New Vegas changes the venue to the west and highlights the neon splendor of Vegas. While the environment is more the Fallout version of Vegas and is less accurate than number 3′s Washington D.C. it [...]

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Duke Nukem Forever at PAX – Release 4/11/11

In a surprise move, 2K with help from developer Gearbox showed off a playable demo of Duke Nukem Forever at PAX today with a planned release on 4/11/11 to be forth coming. It has been so long since I played the original 1996 hit Duke Nukem 3D that I forgot 3D Realms (the creators) had [...]

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Project Lombok – Never Write Boilerplate Java Code Again

(Click to enlarge) If you read our recent article about Java 7 getting automatic resource management and were excited to never write boilerplate again, you need to try out Project Lombok. Project Lombok (created by Reinier Zwitserloot and Roel Spilker) is a annotation processor compiler plugin for javac that provides a handful of very focused [...]

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Animations of Most Common Gears

What you see rotating above is called a “constant velocity joint“; it is used in front-wheel drive vehicles. If you enjoy diagrams of complex gearing mechanisms or just knowing more about how our world works, chances are you are an engineer or having an engineering background and would love to check out this link from [...]

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Medal of Honor Gameplay Videos – Sniper and Stealth

As someone who frequently complains about the lack of gore in these popular military first person shooters, you can’t imagine how happy I was to see full on head exploding in Medal of Honor sniper gameplay video. I would also point out the feel of “power” when your shot hits and just destroys the other [...]

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They Live Getting the Remake Treatment

Coming off of the raving success that is Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Edgar Wright will be taking the helm of what I can only assume is a remake of the John Carpenter classic They Live. Cleverly called Them, all we know at this point is the synopsis that hints at the same-themed Carpenter classic: [...]

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Deus Ex: Human Evolution Gameplay Trailer

For folks that love the Deus Ex universe (I didn’t play the 2nd one, I just recall that it was a bit of a let down) it looks like we are going to get the Deus Ex sequel we always wanted in the form of Human Evolution. In the new gameplay trailer play special attention [...]

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Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Movie Review

It isn’t often that I see a movie that I love so completely that I would change nothing about it and that I think absolutely perfect in every way. Scott Pilgrim Vs the World is one such movie. It is also probably going to be one of the most polarizing films in history and while [...]

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Holy Awesome, Batman! Sequel to The Dark Knight to be shot entirely in IMAX!?

News came out today via ign.com that the sequel to 2008′s absolutely amazing “The Dark Knight” may be shot from start to finish in the IMAX format. For those of you who remember (lay off the alcohol and it’ll come back to you) “The Dark Knight” was shot only partially for IMAX screens. The total [...]

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E3 Rock Band 3 Preview

E3 was big this year with a ton of awesome games to see and a lot to be excited about. For me the top of that excitement heap was far and away Rock Band 3. With news of a new instrument and play mechanics that could teach you how to actually play it sounded like [...]

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Twilight… for Men

Big thanks goes out to Brian Fernandes for this link to a chat log of someone that has invented “Twilight for Men”: <Crispy`> my friend is making my other friend’s girlfriend rage on facebook by arguing with her about how Twilight is the dumbest shit ever <Crispy`> so I created Twilight for Men. <Crispy`> government [...]

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Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] A spiritual sequel to Red Dead Revolver (Xbox/PS2), Red Dead Redemption tells the story of John Marston, a former outlaw who has settled down with a wife, a son and a ranch in an effort to change his violent ways. Unfortunately for Marston and his dreams of leaving it all [...]

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Keanu Reeves Gives $72 million of Own Money to Matrix Teams

In what I can only describe as an epic move of generosity that deserves some fanfare and attention – Keanu Reeves (the star of The Matrix series) has given $72 million of his own money to the costume and special effects teams from The Matrix. Hello! reports that when asked about the generous gift Keanu’s [...]

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Super Street Fighter IV (XBOX 360) Review

Summary [9.8 out of 10] A year after the initial release of Street Fighter IV Capcom offers up a new edition with 10 new fighters, new online modes, extra Ultra Combos and some tweaks and balancing. If you are serious enough about Street Fighter to want the new hotness or you never bought last year’s [...]

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