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Will 1vs100 Always Be Free?

posted Monday Jul 13, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Will 1vs100 Always Be Free?

Have you been playing 1vs100 on the Xbox 360? I know we all have! Nick, Adam and I (or some combination thereof) get together with other friends for a night of fun trivia competition with people all over the country we don't know.

Now, here is the situation: it is free... for now. There is a possibility that, in the future, it will no longer be. Tania Chee from Xbox Live marketing said "In the beta season 1 it will be free for our Gold subscribers... Moving forwards we have nothing to announce at this time. We ultimately hope it will be a resounding success so we can move forward into future seasons... I don't know what's going to happen to be honest. It's a test for us to prove the platform will be a success."

That certainly sound like she is actually saying 'If we think we can make money charging, we will.' Would you pay to play, or is it not that much fun?

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Koobface on Twitter

posted Monday Jul 13, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Koobface on Twitter

The good news - someone thinks Twitter is popular enough to write software for. The bad news - the software is a virus.

Koobface, which has already taken over Facebook and MySpace, is now apparently all over Twitter. If you are one of the 13 people who use the service regularly, beware of any message that states "my home video :)." The following link will pwn you hardcore. Twitter is taking care of the issue, suspending accounts of infected users.

If you have already been infected, get the fix from Trend Micro.

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Apple Has Too Many Games?

posted Monday Jul 13, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Apple Has Too Many Games?

Sony's PSP has over 1700 games in its catalog. Nintendo's website currently lists 905 active games in its library (not including DS Download Play). That is a lot of stuff to do when you don't want to talk to your friends at dinner. However, Apple's Touch platform (the iPhone and iPod Touch) currently has over 13,000 titles available to it. That is 5 times as many games as Nintendo and Sony together.

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Spider-Man 4.3

posted Sunday Jul 12, 2009 by Scott Ertz

I think we can all agree that Spider-Man (the character) is awesome. Normal kid can swing through the streets of New York in a tight red suit and no one thinks it's weird. He has super-strength and can beat the crap out of just about anyone who gets in his way. Great stories almost write themselves for this guy, or so you would think.

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North Korea Attacks... (the Internet)

posted Saturday Jul 11, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Since North Korea isn't getting the attention they want by threatening to sink Hawaii (although they seem to be doing a good job in Tuvalu) they decided on another form of attack - cyber. The Koreans used a DDoS attack to take down websites, such as South Korea's national assembly, defense ministry and Shinhan bank. They also attempted to take down the New York Stock Exchange and White House, but were deflected by US Internet-defense forces.

John Bumgarner from the US Cyber Consequences Unit said,

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Sony Still Says "No Price Cut"

posted Saturday Jul 11, 2009 by Scott Ertz

Sony Still Says

Bobby Kotick, head of Activision, has been saying for weeks that Sony needs to cut the price on the PS3. He even suggested that they might stop developing for the PS3 if the price isn't cut saying "If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony... When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console - and the PSP too."

So far, this has not been a popular threat around the Sony water cooler. Sir Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, called Kotick a blowhard.

He likes to make a lot of noise... He's putting pressure on me and I'm putting pressure on him. That's the nature of business.

Jack Tretton, President of Sony Computer Entertainment America, had a lot more to say on the issue:

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