Author Archives: Christen McGregor


House of the Dead 3 & 4 Releasing for the PS3

House of the Dead 3 & 4 Releasing for the PS3

Sega's classic arcade shooter House of the Dead will be making another appearance in the land of console gaming this year. House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut, once Wii exclusive, was released for the PlayStatoin 3 last year. Soon that won't be the only House of the Dead title available to PS3 users. Today Sega announced that House of the Dead 3 and House of the Dead 4 will be available as downloadable titles via the PlayStation Network.

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2D fighter ‘Phantom Breaker’ heading to North America

2D fighter ‘Phantom Breaker’ heading to North America

Known for its video games, Japan can be the envy of those not living on the small island the size of California. Buying a video game or certain systems comes with certain restrictions. If you buy a Nintendo 3DS in Japan, for example, you won't be able to play games you pick up at a GameStop in the US. The joys, rather headaches, of region-locked or region-specific games and systems. If you follow the Japanese fighter game market, you may be excited for a North American release of Phantom Breaker.

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Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

Samsung unveiled Series 9 Quad HD Display and Series 7 Smart Station Wireless Display

With CES just around the corner Samsung is teasing us with press releases of some of the new goodies we can expect in 2012. In two press releases Samsung has discussed a new Series 9 monitor and Series 7 Smart Station and HDTV monitor. Although the new products won't be available until March, they will be on display at this years CES in Las Vegas next week.

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GameStop – Buy the World of Warcraft BattleChest, get Wrath of the Lich King free

GameStop – Buy the World of Warcraft BattleChest, get Wrath of the Lich King free

Since Black Friday in November there have been massive deals in the world of gaming. If you missed it, GameStop offered the World of Warcraft BattleChest for $9.99, which includes World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade expansion. The Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions were on sale for $19.99 each. The holidays are definitely a time to get on the World of Warcraft bandwagon if you have yet to start your very own dancing-on-mailboxes Night Elf, or finally get those friends who have been on-the-fence an inexpensive gift.

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Groupon’s Updated Merchant Center Launched

Groupon’s Updated Merchant Center Launched

Groupon's merchants have been offering great deals to consumers since it's launch in 2008, but one question that has remained in the air surrounding Groupon is, how good is the website for the merchants. Since 2008 Groupon has expanded its merchant base from Chicago to more than 150 markets in North America and 100 markets in Europe, Asia and South America. Based on that information alone it seems Groupon is doing quite well. Lets go back and address the original question - is Groupon good for the businesses providing the deals?

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Tattoo-form QR code generating random links

Tattoo-form QR code generating random links

QR codes are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of settings. In 2010, Calvin Klein introduced the QR code on Billboards in Downtown New York and L.A.Those with smartphones have been able to do a quick Google search to get the desired information on a product, for example, but there was that extra stop required to type our search into the browser and then trudge through websites to get what we were looking for. The use of these codes negate the middle steps and allow for quick, easy access of information. Well, that's not all these codes are good for.

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