Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


What do gamers do when they camp out for an iPhone?

What do gamers do when they camp out for an iPhone?

I, like many others lined up for the iPhone well in advance of the 8am store openings. I showed up to my local AT&T store at around midnight to find only7 other people in line. It started pouring down rain almost as soon as I pulled up, but after a little over an hour, it let up. Those of us there got to talking, and as luck would have it, they were fellow gamers. So what do you do when a bunch of gamers are stuck in one place for 8 hours? You bust out a 360 and a projector, and you game.

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Konami files suit against Harmonix over Rock Band

Konami files suit against Harmonix over Rock Band

Rock Band easily consumes more of my time than any other game I currently play. Its unique gameplay and ever-growing list of songs make for a great time alone or with friends. However, Konami doesn't think that the gameplay is all that unique, as they have recently filed suit against Harmonix citing patents issued in 2002 and 2003.

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First Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art

First Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art

As gamers, we are always starved for information on upcoming titles. We are constantly scouring the internets in search for some one-liner mentioned by a studio exec, or a screenshot hidden on a company website. When we do find such a tasty morsel, it makes for a great day. That being said, Half-Life fans may want to go take a leak before peering at the picture below.

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Judge recommends permanent disbarment for Jack Thompson

Judge recommends permanent disbarment for Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson's career as a lawyer may very well be coming to a permanent end. We all know that he has been in hot water, with the Judge recommending a guilty sentence on 27 misconduct charges, however, it seems that she also recommends that he be permanently disbarred.

The Florida Bar recently recommended a 10-year “enhanced” disbarment sentence for our favorite crazy lawyer. While that may well be long enough for Thompson's career to be completely ruined, Judge Tunis doesn't think it is harsh enough.

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Motion control coming to the 360? MS makes contradicting statements

Motion control coming to the 360? MS makes contradicting statements

There have been plenty of rumors floating around that Microsoft will release some sort of motion-sensitive controller for the Xbox 360. The most likely time for them to make such an announcement would naturally be E3. Well they may have let the cat out of the bag just a little early.

During a recent preview for Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Ken Lobb (MS Game Studios creative director) was providing commentary when he said "So you basically grab with the wrench and then you twist the controller around and it'll move different things in the game." Twist the controller, eh?

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