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Xbox 360 Wireless-N Adapter: The "N" Stands for Not Included

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Xbox 360 Wireless-N Adapter: The

I don't know about you, but on my off-time I like to go hunting through the new FCC patents and exhibits lists. Fun times, right? Normally... no. But this may be good news! I managed to run across an Xbox 360 Wireless-N Adapter! Since the IEEE has now ratified the "N" standard, what better time than now for Microsoft to step in and upgrade some of their accessories?

Granted, you're going to be seeing this at a probable $99 price point to start with, but that means clearance prices for the existing gaming adapters! Hurray for new product! And with this, you can now get as close to wired speeds as possible.

Do you game online with a wireless adapter? Or are you still plugged in via Ethernet? Tell us about it!

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West Dubbed a Jackass by Obama: Now THAT'S Presidential!

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

West Dubbed a Jackass by Obama: Now THAT'S Presidential!

America certainly thinks of Kanye West as a jackass after the Video Music Awards last Sunday, and the leader of the country agrees.

Very well known and popular rapper/singer, Kanye West, devastated Taylor Swift, only 19 years old, after winning her first VMA for "Best Female Music Video." It was the moment of a lifetime and she couldn't be more thrilled. As she walked up on stage Swift was enthralled, but halfway through her speech West decided to steal the spotlight.

Kanye marched up on stage and snatched the microphone from Taylor to interject the Beyonce should have won "Best Female Video," which we think is very ironic because she actually won "Best Overall Video." Taylor Swift and all of America were speechless, Beyonce didn't even know what to make of it.

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PSP Go Sneak Peek

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Jon Wurm

PSP Go Sneak Peek

Ross at Engadget is a lucky man for getting his hands on the PSP Go already. The device came fresh out of the box.. Not much else to say except that I'm jealous. I just thought it would be nice to pass it on for those of us excited to get one. I actually thought I had a pre-order for one and ended up not having one (long story) but I'm still going to pick one up to replace my iPod Touch and why not? It plays awesome games, stores music and has twice the memory of the 8GB iPod Touch.

To see the PSP Go Unboxing Video hit the break.

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eBay Takes Jetpack Tourism to Space...Kind Of

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Jon Wurm

eBay Takes Jetpack Tourism to Space...Kind Of

If conventional traveling methods are so last MacWorld to you then this article should brighten up your day. Have you ever wanted to go somewhere but you're you don't have a car, friend, bus pass or any qualifications to operate a vehicle? Then there is good news for you, assuming you have computer access and at least $30,000 you can be traveling in style. Glenn Martin has developed the "Martin Jetpack" prototype. The machine is very bulky and oddly shaped like something from a 80s Sci-Fi movie but don't let that fool you. Martin's company has performed over 5,000 test flights and estimates that it is capable of reaching altitudes of 8,000 feet and traveling 30 miles at 63 miles per hours.

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Sony Requests That You "Put Your Ears In Control"

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sony Requests That You

I was browsing through some forums the other day and stumbled across a Sony Ericsson link. Needless to say that whenever Sony is doing something that the forum freaks are ranting about, I'm going to investigate!

Upon clicking, there was a strange man sipping his Slurpee (where's my royalties, 7-11?) and apparently listening to something on a pair of headphones. Above him was a blue background with text in it that said that Sony was preparing something revolutionary in terms of music with an accessory and to check back on September 21st. Interesting, I thought, as I bookmarked it for later reference.

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Battlefield 1943: Waiting for Modern Warfare 2 & Loving It!

posted Sunday Sep 20, 2009 by Weston Watson

Battlefield 1943: Waiting for Modern Warfare 2 & Loving It!

Let's face it, this absurd term called "waiting" for Modern Warfare 2 is enough to drive even the most casual FPS fan up the wall. What's that you say? You've got tenth prestige on Modern Warfare AND World at War, and more kills than the populations of some third world countries? Well rejoice FPS enthusiasts! Dice and EA team up to bring you something both cheap and easy to feed your addiction. No, not heroin, it's Battlefield 1943.

For this installment, you're thrown for another tour through the Pacific. Sprawling across three ground maps, Wake Island, Iwo Jima, and Guadalcanal, as well as one aerial map, Coral Sea, you and your team of eleven others fight in true Battlefield style. It's called Conquest Mode, an everything goes version of Capture the Flag, where the object is to capture and hold five strategic points on the map, known as bases. Holding a majority of these bases causes the opposing team's 'tickets' to decrease. The team whose tickets run out first loses the match. Add to that three job classes, tanks, jeeps, airplanes and nine different weapons and you've got the most cost effective multiplayer experience on the market. Running you 1200 Microsoft Points, or roughly 15 bucks if you're using the PlayStation Network, this is the perfect game to hold you over for the gunfest that is Modern Warfare 2.

Controls

The game controls well enough overall, with the air controls being the only thing that really took a little getting used to. Driving feels easy and natural and can be done in either first or third person. Combat moves smooth with firefights that are slower paced than the trigger-happy fragfests of Modern Warfare, but much quicker paced than Halo or Resistance 2. Battlefield leaves you satisfied with combat and maneuverability.

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