Archive for February, 2008

Sony sets April release for DualShock 3, announces new PS3 bundle

Sony sets April release for DualShock 3, announces new PS3 bundle

PS3 owners have been waiting a long time for their chance to get a controller that actually rumbles. Legal disputes prevented Sony from releasing a new DualShock controller at launch. They tried to play it off like rumble was last-gen, but we all knew what was up. Anyway, we've finally got a good idea on the release of the DualShock 3 here in the US.

Sony announces Europe launch date and pricing for the PlayTV

Sony announces Europe launch date and pricing for the PlayTV

Just yesterday I brought you word that content recorded via PlayTV on your PS3 won't feature any DRM or encryption. This will make your PS3 one of the best DVRs on the market, and easily the best home entertainment device. Here we are a day later, and Sony has given us some solid release info, at least for Europe.

SquareTrade provides further details on Xbox 360 failure rate study

SquareTrade provides further details on Xbox 360 failure rate study

Remember not too long ago when we reported on an independent study that showed the Xbox 360 failure rate at around 16 percent? Well if you weren't satisfied by that number alone, SquareTrade has released additional information regarding their study.

They came to the 16.4% by looking at a sample of 1040 warranties purchased between April 1 and July 31, 2007. Of those consoles, 171 had normal-use mechanical or electrical failures. What's interesting is that since the consoles in question were purchased new only 6-10 months ago, they can only show short-term failures for now. They will continue to study the same group of consoles for 24 to 36 months, which will no doubt show a higher percentage of failure over time.

US government to spy on MMO gamers

US government to spy on MMO gamers

My addiction to World of Warcraft has been suppressed for several months now. I can't say how long I'll be able to keep it up once Wrath of the Lich King hits later this year, but for now, I have one more reason to stay away. While I'm not a terrorist, I'm still thoroughly disturbed to hear that our own government is using the game to hunt down extremists.

Guild Wars hits 5 million subscribers

Guild Wars hits 5 million subscribers

We know that World of Warcraft dominates the MMO realm. With over 10 million subscribers, who could argue? However, its success hasn't prevented other titles like Guild Wars from making waves either.

If you're not familiar with Guild wars, it became the first major MMO that did not require a monthly subscription fee. All you need to do is purchase the game, and you're good to go. So how many people are into the no monthly fees? Apparently that number has just topped 5 million.

Sony announces new red PSP bundle

Sony announces new red PSP bundle

The Nintendo DS has come out in more colors and flavors than Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Sure, that's a bit of a stretch, but some days I've really started to wonder. Not to be outdone, Sony has been releasing their PSP in a variety of new colors of late. The newest one is in honor of God of War: Chains of Olympus.

The Maxlounge Bossa the modern day inflatable chair

The Maxlounge Bossa the modern day inflatable chair

Today I found myself discussing the classic beanbag chair. There was a time that I thought the coolest chair that could possibly be found was a beanbag chair, at one point I finally got a lime green one. It was the most uncomfortable and awkward thing to sit in, but I didn't mind one bit. Now as an adult my neck hurts just looking at one, however, these Maxlounge chairs offer support and comfort in all the right ways as well as a bit of a techy twist.

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