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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.

Multi-Format Die Hard

posted Sunday Oct 21, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Multi-Format Die Hard

With the news of a Harry Potter movie coming out in digital format, we knew we would see tohers follow suit. And we were right. 20th Century Fox has decided to offer Live Free or Die Hard downloadable for computers and portable media devices.

It is said that the movies are complete, full quality and DRM-free. We'll believe it when we see it, but it is good to see that 20th Century Fox has started thinking outside of their name. (If you don't get the joke, listen to the show this week.)

PS3 Price Cut

posted Sunday Oct 21, 2007 by Scott Ertz

PS3 Price Cut

It's official. The PlayStation 3 is finally getting to a price people might pay for it. The 80GB model is now $499 instead of $599. The 60GB model is now completely useless, also retailing for $499. The new 40GB model will launch Nov. 2, and will sell for $399.

The new cheaop-o model does have a fewmissing features, like no backward compatability. Sony's Jack Tretton says "We're choosing to focus on the PlayStation 2 consumer with the PlayStation 2, which remains incredibly relevant, and focus on the PlayStation 3 consumer with the new 40-gigabyte model and the great software coming out."

Nintendo to Stop Old Skool Support

posted Wednesday Oct 17, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Nintendo to Stop Old Skool Support

Nintendo announced that it will no longer support any of its old skool consoles, including the NES (Famicom), Super NES (Super Famicom), N64, Gameboy and Gameboy Pockets.

Nintendo cites the incredible difficulty involved in finding the parts and pieces to repair the consoles as the reason for the drop.

Maybe they should check RadioShack. ;)

Guitar Hero Challenge

posted Wednesday Oct 17, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Are you good at Guitar Hero 2? Will you be in LA this weekend? Then why not take up a challenge from Target to become a pro? You can stop by any of the GH kiosks at the E for All event, play Guitar Hero 2 and try for a chance to be in the finals playing for $3000!

Even if you're not good, and just want to try out Guitar Hero 3, you can stop by and do that, too!

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