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Bending the Xbox 360

posted Saturday Jan 23, 2010 by Josh Henry

Bending the Xbox 360

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves demonstrated the power that the PS3 had in 2009, and this year it is time for Halo: Reach to show the consumer that the Xbox 360 can match last year's game of the year punch-for-punch. Whereas Halo 3: ODST was using a two year old graphics engine, Bungie has stated that Halo: Reach, its next shooter, is already "bending the Xbox as far as it'll bend."

We are ... taking every advantage of everything on the CPU and GPU, and every bit of memory in order to produce the look of Reach beyond anything of Halo 3.

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Famous Soccer Stars Get Red Carded for Twitter Usage

posted Saturday Jan 23, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Famous Soccer Stars Get  Red Carded for Twitter Usage

You would think as a professional athlete, watching what you say would be important. After all, you are a role model to thousands all over the world. But to some of the world's greatest soccer players, biting your tongue is optional. Looks like there are going to be a lot of yellow cards issued. The offense: sharing too much on social networking sites, like Twitter.

Many professional soccer players from Steven Gerrard to Cristiano Ronaldo frequent sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep the rest of the world up to date in the soccer world. Well, some coaches have decided to ban players from using these sites due to inappropriate news feeds. One well known club, Manchester United, believes these sites have caused many problems with rival teams. What happen to beating your opponent on the field?

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Lights! Camera! YouTube!

posted Wednesday Jan 20, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Lights! Camera! YouTube!

I'm going to pretend that I'm not writing about Google or anything affiliated with them again. That being said, YouTube announced in its company blog Wednesday that this coming Friday it will be launching its new rental service. I wouldn't expect another Netflix just yet though. YouTube partnered with the Sundance Film Festival to bring you such independent films as Bass Ackwards, The Cove, One Too Many Mornings and Children of Invention. YouTube is searching for more independent film makers and other partners as well. They have already invited several potential partners and want to keep the content coming.

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Neflix Has Disney Seeing Starz

posted Sunday Jan 17, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Neflix Has Disney Seeing Starz

Back in October 2008, Netflix made a deal with Starz that allowed them to stream Disney movies instantly on the Internet. Netflix made out pretty well on this deal, but maybe a little too well.

Disney has decided to renegotiate terms with Starz. Originally, Netflix users were not required to pay a premium for the Starz movies, but now Disney is looking to make more money, hence the renegotiating. With this deal, Starz hopes to have access to Disney films for up to five years, including continued digital rights. What does this mean for Netflix? Well, in 2012, Netflix may lose some of its most viewed content when the contract expires. There is some talk of a new movie rental service, according to Disney Chief Executive Officer, Robert Iger. This may be the motive for the change, but many involved declined comment, including Netflix, who claims,

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Where Did Crazy Jack Move to? Apparently Australia

posted Sunday Jan 17, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Where Did Crazy Jack Move to? Apparently Australia

First video games, now movies? Really, Australia? Have you lost your mind? Oh, wait, you mean you didn't really ban the games? You're just banning them without actually banning them? Allow me to reiterate, have you lost your minds!? How much more are the ex-cons of the UK going to take before they overthrow the government with a coupe whose morales represent lessons learned from the things banned?

Turns out, leaving it at Left4Dead Lite, Modern Warfare 2 and the flip-flop decision on Alien vs Predators just wasn't enough. Oh no, now they're going as far as to restrict the viewing on rated-R movies - essentially treating them just like pornography.

This new anti-freedom law will make it illegal to display R-rated movies alongside other movies. If the theater decides to, the cover of the movie must have no markings other than the name of the film and must have this really stupid label:

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Iron Man 2... in... IMAX!

posted Sunday Jan 17, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Iron Man 2... in... IMAX!

Good thing Robert Downey Jr. didn't say "elementary, my dear Watson" in his latest movie, Sherlock Holmes. Now Scott and the rest of the PLuGHiTz crew can see Iron Man 2. Actually, they can see it in IMAX! How exciting!

We know that most of you were upset at the lack of a huge climax (that's what she said) at the end of Iron Man, but we think they have laid all the chips on the table with the sequel. With the addition of the War Machine, we think more explosions, fire, destruction and utter chaos is in order. So what better way than to look at a suave, debonair and charismatic man such as Downey Jr saving the world one more time than on a gigantic 72 foot screen? There isn't!

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