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Guitar Hero on iTunes

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Guitar Hero on iTunes

Love the music from Guitar Hero, but hate having to play the pesky game to listen to it? Well, your prayers have just been answered.

Activision has just announced that you can download lots of Guitar Hero music right from iTunes! Aerosmith, Metallica, Hendrix, and many more are all available, as well as special playlists.

Now go and download!

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Rockstar Attacks Simpsons Game Again

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Rockstar Attacks Simpsons Game Again

Remember a few weeks ago on the show we talked about a poster being taken down in Germany for the Grand Theft Scratchy level of the Simpsons game? Remember how we said it was probably a nutso lawyer speaking on their own? Well, we were wrong.

Apparently this was part of an official project for Rockstar to protect their copyright of incredibly parodying content from being parodied.

Ironic, eh?

Because of this, the level, once called Grand Theft Scratchy is now called Mob Rules. So, from cool to blah goes the level name. The important thing, however, is that the game is amazing. So, there, Rockstar!

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MySpace: A Place for Lots of Crap

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

MySpace: A Place for Lots of Crap

MySpace has joined forces with Oberon Media to add gaming to the ever decreasingly popular website. This will allow emo kids to play games with their imaginary friends and porn stars, or allow them to add games to their profiles.

This is exactly what the waining network needs: a way for kids who are socially isolated to have one more reason to not even leave the MySpace domain to do anything! So, enjoy kids!

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Nintendo Hates Pirates

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Nintendo Hates Pirates

We all know that Adam likes pirates (for an example, listen to the tease on Episode 22). However, not everyone is as excited by them as we are. Nintendo, for example.

Nintendo has asked the Hong Kong High Court to help them stop international piracy by allowing the ceasing of game copiers and mod chips.

Jodi Daugherty, directory of anti-piracy for Nintendo North America said "Piracy affects the entire video game industry, from large companies to independent developers. It can destroy years of hard work by a team of very talented software developers, who strive to create games consumers enjoy playing. Copying the developers' work and spreading the game files globally is blatant stealing."

We thought pirates were drunk, girl-crazy loons, like Captain Jack. Who knew!

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Apple's Makin' Money

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Apple's Makin' Money

The numbers are in, and Apple is making money, hand-over-fist. Last year, they made $542 million in the third quarter. This year it was $904 million. Yikes!

Interestingly, it had very little to do with the iPhone (probably because it sucks?), and everything to do with increases in sales of computers and iPods (it is possible to sell MORE of those?).

This should prove interesting to watch as we enter the fourth quarter with Mac OS X Leopard launching, which sold over 2 million copies opening weekend.

Congratulations, Apple, for pissing off consumers and having them come back for more!

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Feeling the Blast

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Feeling the Blast

A medical equipment designer has decided to bring one of his inventions to gaming. The device is a vest that was developed to allow physicians the ability to give exams to isolated patients, such as people in rural communities.

Mark Ombrellaro, the designer, however decided that this device would be nice as a gaming accessory. Now, when you're playing CounterStrike, you can feel when you get shot! Hooray.

Wait, do you really WANT to feel the pain of getting shot? That seems like it would hinder your game, not help it. Oh well. If you enjoy incredible pain and losing at games, then this $189 vest is for you! OH! And you'll really get to look crazy.

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