Archive for Feb 22, 2008

Jack Thompson ordered to appear before Florida Supreme court for allegedly “abusing the legal system”

Boy, some people just get all of the attention. I don't actually like talking about Jack Thompson, as I utterly loath the man. However, this last week has been nothing short of humorous as far as our friendly gamer-hating lawyer goes. While we know that Jack is too good to talk to Fake Samuel L. Jackson, he's going to be having a debate of a different kind very soon. This time, with the Florida Supreme Court, who is seeking action against him for allegedly “abusing the legal system.” Hit the jump for a partial transcript of the show cause order.

Black matte DS lite out in the open

We've seen the DS in many colors and guises, both official and unofficial. While I like the look of some of the custom jobs, I'm really taking a liking to this black matte finish.

Beta registration opens for Quake Live

We brought you news earlier in the week of the new free add-supported Quake title. Apparently it's getting a lot closer to production that we thought, as they're already opening up beta registration. Hit the jump for the skinny on how you can get signed up.

Over 10 titles in the works for the Wii Fit

How many of you are considering getting a Wii Fit when it comes out this May? Honestly, I don't see myself getting much use out of a little white thing you stand on. However, if the sales in Japan are anything to go by, there are plenty of others out there that will be picking it up. If you're worried about picking up a roughly $100 (price not yet confirmed) peripheral just for one game, don't worry, there are more titles in the works.

Microsoft announces XNA game development for the Zune

Microsoft is well known for being on the very bleeding edge of technology, paving paths that no one has ever thought to venture down. Take the Zune for example, who thought that digital music was the way of the future? What's that? Apple beat them to it by half a decade? Oh. Well, Microsoft may have one-upped Apple this time, as they're going to be opening up the Zune to game developers. Take that Apple!

More Desert Mirror in Arizona

Next time you flight over Phoenix, take a look outside the window, you may find world’s largest parabolic mirrors, 2,700 of them, spread over a 3-mile-square stretch of desert about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix.

Dell Inspiron 1420, 1520, and 1720 can now be configured and purchased with Penryn Inside

Each of those numbers correspond mainly to the available screen sizes with the 1420 having a 14.1-inch screen, the 1520 having a 15.4” screen, and the 1720 having a 17-inch screen. The 1420 and 1520 will now have the T8300 Penryn chip running at 2.4GHz as an option.

Wii Virtual console is getting the Commodore 64 bump

The Wii Virtual Console is already rather expansive covering the NES, SNES, N64, Mega Drive, PC Engine, Neo Geo, Master System, and Game Gear, the addition of the Commodore 64 line is just sprinkles on top of the icing on the cake. Internal Karate and Uridium will be the first titles out from the system and more will come later.

Class Action Lawsuit against Comcast springs up in D.C.

We know how much you hate Comcast’s approach on hampering file-sharing traffic, here’s an update where the case is heading. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the nation second largest ISP in Washington, DC.

Asus MK241H monitor with built in webcam

I want on of these monitors, it has a resolution of 1920x1200 on a 24-inch screen, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI, D-SUB, and DVD-D inputs. To top all of that off, literally, they integrated a 1.3MP camera into the top of it.

ThinkPad X300 by Lenovo reviewed by the man – Walt Mossberg

Overall Mr. Mossberg seems quite pleased with the X300 and more or less says that even for the steep price it may very well be worth it. Really, he only has a slight indifference with the battery life, but his only major complaint when compairing it to the MacBook Air is that he says the Mac OS is far better than Windows.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT by XFX reviewed

Sadly this isn’t a review done by us, but it scored high earning 9.0 out of 10 by the person who did review it. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the 9600 GT has been thrown around for quite sometime now, but today NVIDIA finally officially released it and ASUS and XFX were there with cards ready.