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Sony wants Wii Share

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Sony wants Wii Share

Since the PS3 has had all kinds of problems gaining market share, Sony is going to try and hit the Wii where it hurts (the wallet) with a new PS2. The new white console will ship with Singstar and microphones, as an attempt to hone in on the Wii's family-style gameplay attraction. Add tot hat, the whole thing is only $150. Good luck, Sony.

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Team Fortress 2 Fixed

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

<i>Team Fortress 2</i> Fixed

Do you play TF2 on the 360? Probably not. The lag has been so bad that most players have given up. Well, fortunately, the patch released last week seems to have fixed the problem. Here's the rundown of the patch:

  • Improved game performance
  • Reduced bandwidth usage
  • Server search results based on conditions
  • Better game rankings
  • Storage issue on large hard drives

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Simpsons Get Back at Rockstar

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

<i>Simpsons</i> Get Back at Rockstar

Here's the story so far:

1 - Rockstar wanted a poster removed from a show floor advertising the Simpsons level Grand Theft Scratchy.

2 - The level was renamed to Mob Rules to appease Rockstar

And now, Simpsons developers have lashed out at their new friends at Rockstar saying, "The people who make Grand Theft Auto spazzed out like little babies."

We here at PLuGHiTz Technologies hope that the next step will be a whiny rap song from either side. Boys, BRING IT ON!

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The End of the PS3 Downslide?

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

The End of the PS3 Downslide?

We've said many times that the PS3 is an amazing console, they just haven't really done much of anything to make it something we want to buy. Well, it is time for that to change, or so it seems. They have recently brought out the $399 console, bringing it more in line with the 360, especially since you get 5 free blu-ray movies for buying the console.

Now, we've entered November, an essential month for gaming, and the PS3 has a pretty incredible lineup. Check out the link for all the games coming this month!

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Sprint Nextel to Unlock Handsets

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Sprint Nextel to Unlock Handsets

As part of a lawsuit filed in California, of course, Sprint Nextel will start allowing their stores to unlock handsets to be used on other compatible services (such as Verizon Wireless and Alltel). Also, they will unlock other phones for use on the Sprint CDMA network.

Two things to remember here:

  • This ruling will not affect Nextel handsets, since Nextel is the only AMPS network still running in the US.
  • When moving a handset, especially a CDMA handset, from one network to another, features do not work. Text, pictures, video, internet, etc are all unique to the carrier, so the only likely feature that will work on an unlocked handset is voice.

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Spore for Wii

posted Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Remember when we said that the wonderfully exciting upcoming game, Spore was coming to the PC? Well, we were kind of right. We will also be seeing the game come to the Wii, and ONLY the Wii.

Will Wright had this to say:

The PS3 and the Xbox 360 feel like better versions of the last, but pretty much the same game with incremental improvement, but the Wii feels like a major jump--not that the graphics are more powerful, but that it hits a completely different demographic.

Hooray for someone outside of our offices being supportive of the Wii, and its great possibilities. Thank you for going out on a limb, Mr. Wright!

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