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BioShock Infinite 1999 mode detailed, made for retro lovers

BioShock Infinite 1999 mode detailed, made for retro lovers

Your super mass killing and loving of the scenery in Columbia is about to get a whole lot more difficult as BioShock Infinite's 1999 Mode is detailed in part, complete with the assurance that yes, there will be game saves, and yes, you will need them. This mode was created after the developers of the game questioned fans on what they loved about previous generations of games and wanted in this new one, saying that it's time to get back to some roots. With every choice you make, they say, there are irreversible implications. We're ready for such a deadly quest!

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3 Man Chess runs rings around the classic game

3 Man Chess runs rings around the classic game

Chess between two people is tricky enough, but add a third player and the classic board game takes on a whole new - circular - dimension. 3 Man Chess takes the original pieces, moves and rules of chess and throws in a third, gray set of pieces and transfers play to a round board: despite the extra manpower and the unusual shape, all of the core tenets actually stay the same.

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Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro looks like a 60’s Star Trek prop

Colorfly Pocket HiFi C4 Pro looks like a 60’s Star Trek prop

For the most part all media players look alike. They all tend to have the same shape and style and many of them have similar controls or touchscreens for you to use for controlling the tracks and content you store. Colorfly has a new media player that looks very different from the masses out there. The player is called the Pocket HiFi C4 Pro and apparently, it is aimed at the audiophile looking for the best sound quality they can get.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 10, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 10, 2011

For this week's video we have a slightly different format, highlighting 5 news topics of the week rather than our usual 10. We wanted to talk more about each while keeping our videos nice and short. Also, product reviews and featured columns of the week are grouped together towards the end. And, we have a special giveaway to announce, so continue after the cut to find out what it is!

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PXL 2000 by Fisher-Price, Retro Camcorder

PXL 2000 by Fisher-Price, Retro Camcorder

The PXL 2000 is a retro Lo-Fi home video camera dropped on the world in 1988. It records a whopping 100 vertical lines at 15 frames per second. Technically, not terribly impressive, but this limitation gives the videos taken by the camera an airy, ghostly quality that I haven't seen before. There are a significant number of Youtube videos displaying the camera's stuff. I threw a couple of them up. It's definitely worth checking out.

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Commodore 64 is Back in Business!

Commodore 64 is Back in Business!

Did you have one? Or are you nostalgic for the good 'ol days of the 1980s? Personally, I had an Apple IIe, but the Commodore was the hot gadget to have back in the day. Well Commodore 64, in all its boxy glory, has had an update and is ready for a new day. The new Commodore looks exactly the same as the old one, even down to the keyboard. But the inside has had an update.

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