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  • 17Jun

    YouTube unable to make money

    YouTube has recently come under scrutiny after it’s announcement of financial operating losses. For as popular as YouTube is as a service, it still has yet to prove that it can make money. Google bought YouTube for $1.76 billion in late 2006, and acknowledges that the service isn’t profitable. Some analysts believe that Google is pretty happy with public opinion being that YouTube does not make money. “RampRate reasons the perception of large losses at YouTube helps Google negotiate more favorable contracts with movie, TV and music studios licensing their video. What’s more, copyright owners also are less likely to go to court in pursuit of unpaid royalties and damages if they believe YouTube is a big money loser, according to RampRate’s thesis. Google is no doubt thrilled to let YouTube be known as a financial folly, RampRate’s report said.” At this point Google can cover YouTube costs with the

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  • 17Jun

    Dating site for Geeks

    Are you looking for your own Captain Tightpants? Someone that spends their nights raiding in Uldar? Or maybe someone that understands when you just need a few days alone to spend with the latest Square Enix game. For those of you that refuse to settle (and you should) another dating site has risen. Geek2Geek has been around for a few years, but I had never heard of it until @Pinksage twittered it today. Geek2Geek was created as a place for geeks to meet other geeks like them. Each person has a profile and selects what areas are most important to them. The special “geek scoring” system provides the user with the best matches. The site was created by Spencer Koppel, 64 and he credits his 26-year-old daughter, Laina Van Dyke, for coming up with the concept of the site. While the ratio of men to women isn’t shown on http://www.gk2gk.com,

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  • 17Jun

    An Autobots word about safety

    The good “Robots In Disguise” (or the Autobots for the uninitiated) have decided to remind us all that there are at least 5 important tips to remember when we go about our day to day lives. Here are their tips: 1. Don’t Steal Cars 2. Don’t Run Away From Home 3. Don’t Jump To Conclusions About People 4. Don’t Bike At Night Without Your Reflectors 5. Don’t Boat Without A Life Jacket As they say, “now you know… and knowing is half the battle”, and it certainly is indeed. Thanks to Madman for sharing this important information with us, and may we all be safer in the knowledge that it isn’t a good idea to steal cars because it might turn out to be a Transformer! To see Madman’s range of Transformer merchandise, visit: http://www.madman.com.au/transformers/ Oh, and don’t forget that the Transformers live-action sequel is coming out soon in the

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  • 17Jun

    Dragon Quest IX video

    Dragon Quest IX releases in Japan next month so to get ready for it, this 7 minute video appeared on YouTube. No western date has been set yet. Follow

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  • 17Jun

    Metal Gear Online gets new map, new content

    Konami has unveiled today that a new map, character and reward mode are now available for Metal Gear Online. The latest content is available to players that purchased the SCENE expansion pack. The new map- Icebound Inferno – is the “Shadow Moses” map from the first Metal Gear Solid game. Old Snake is available as well as the Octo-cam suit. To provide a bit of a twist, Old Snake will not become invisible when using the suit. Instead he’ll blend with the environment. Go to https://mykonami.net/mgo/ to purchase Metal Gear Online and the expansion packs. Follow

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  • 17Jun

    First Look at new games from D3

    D3 has some fun new games coming out for younger gamers.  If you’re like me, even if you don’t have kids, you often find yourself mesmerized by some of the new animated shows aimed at kids on Cartoon Network.  Now, you can check out a few games linked with some of the popular shows like Ben 10 and The Secret Saturdays. This fall, you’ll be able to check out Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks, The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun, and Astro Boy: The Videogame all for the Wii, PS2, PSP & Nintendo DS. In the second Ben 10 Alien Force game: Vilgax Attacks you’ll play as Ben, in what feels like part 3rd person puzzle game and part role-playing game.  For the first time, players will control Ben and 10 of his Alien forms from the Omnitrix.  You’ll take Ben through an original story created for the

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