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  • 25Jun

    E3 2010: Silent Hill 6

    As an eternal worshipper of anything that takes place in the sleepy town of Silent Hill, I was absolutely elated to hear that a trailer for Silent Hill 6 (or Silent Hill 8, depending on whether or not you count PSP releases) was shown at E3. Having been burned by the town more than once, I viewed the trailer with cautious optimism. Despite my open mind, I’m still conflicted as to how I actually feel about it. Perhaps breaking the trailer down into individual elements will help calm these seas… Environment/Atmosphere: The Silent Hill staple is fog, fog, and then a little bit more fog. While I’ll admit that graphically the fog looks more realistic, in that they seem to be holding themselves back from going overboard, part of what makes Silent Hill scary is just how overboard they do go with the fog. The misty nothingness could almost be

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  • 25Jun

    More Comic Con badges on sale Monday

    In the last four years, San Diego Comic Con badges have sold out so far in advance that if you didn’t buy them early enough, you were out of luck. SDCC keeps growing and growing which causes people to have to plan early for the next year just to be able to go. This is my 11th year going to SDCC and I’m already set with my badge and hotel, but in case you aren’t SDCC has some good news for you. From the SDCC Twitter this afternoon: 2 BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS! #1: MON. 6/28 10am PDT Additional Hotel/Badge packages go on sale! More info on Monday ANNOUNCEMENT #2: MON. 6/28, 12pm PDT Additional badges will go on sale! More info on Monday #SDCC The Hotels in the Hotel/Badge packages are in Mission Valley on the shuttle route. Looks like we’ll find out Monday when the badges go on sale! Good

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  • 25Jun

    What’s on your post-E3 radar? EEDAR knows

    If you haven’t noticed yet, game publishers and developers were all about showing off the new goods at E3. Not only did we see multiple trailers for new games practically leap onto the Internet, but videos for new peripherals (like Move and Kinect) and new consoles (like the 3DS) made it there, as well. The Internet a great way for us to see the stuff we couldn’t view in person. If you’re a statistician, that means additional great things. You can, theoretically, judge interest in new products based entirely on the number of views it receives. Of course, this requires a couple of assumptions to be made (as most statistical analyses do). First off, you have to assume that interest and view count have a positive correlation – that is, that the more views something has, the more interest the public has in that thing as a whole. Not only

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  • 25Jun

    Connecting with Real ID in WoW

    Since the talk of the new Battle.net changes at Blizzcon ’09, people have been skeptical about the new system. I will admit I wasn’t sure about how things would work, but in general I liked the concept of connecting users. Well now we’ve been able to check out one aspect of the new Battle.net with the release of Real IDs in patch 3.3.5 of World of Warcraft. The Real ID system is a new way of adding in friends to your friends list in WoW. You enter your friends using their email address they use to log into Battle.net, and what this does is it allows you to see when they are online in WoW on any server. Yes, no matter what server or character they’re logged into you can talk with your friends without having to roll a new toon on a server. You can also make a separate

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  • 25Jun

    Get your Hello Kitty wine signed

    At Royal T last year we went to a Hello Kitty anniversary party. At the party, we tasted the Hello Kitty wine and Rose sparkling wine. Which tastes amazing! If you are in the Southern California area, Patrizia Torti of Tenimenti Castelrotto Torti, the source of the Hello Kitty wine will be at Wine Expo in Santa Monica from 11:30 – 1pm signing bottles and chatting. Maybe we can get an interview! I’ll be definitely having her sign a few bottles since I want to have the Sparkling wine at my wedding. Here’s the address for Wine Expo: WINE EXPO 2933 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica 90404 Our pictures from the Hello Kitty anniversary party are below if you missed them! Follow

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  • 25Jun

    Fly StarCraft II airlines

    People aren’t kidding when they say that StarCraft is one of the most influential games in history. With the anticipation of StarCraft II release growing, it’s cool to see how people are celebrating. Jim Raynor from StarCraft II will be flying on the side of Korean Air for the next six months starting today. Two planes will have the StarCraft II logo on it as will four Korean Air Limousine buses. The Korean are serious about their StarCraft love. I’d love to see the day a video game is on the side of a plane instead of sports teams. Follow

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  • 25Jun

    “This is not your daddy’s Powerglove.”

    At the back of the expo hall, tucked away near Logitech and MadCatz, is this seemingly unassuming company called Peregrine. I’d heard a bit about the Peregrine Glove before our meeting. I’ll admit: I was sceptical. Apprehensive, even. As much as I love gadgetry and new tech, I’ve been let down before by tech that promised to revolutionize how I played games. Peregrine delivered. Putting aside the soft spot in my heart for fellow Canadian geeks, big boss Brent Baier swept – nay, vacuumed – my doubts away. The Peregrine Glove is not at all what I had pictured (another lame Powerglove wannabe, pssh). In fact, its sleek modernity mixed with futuristic technogoodies was enough to make my little heart flutter with glee. The built in, portable, wired programmable chip was a major selling point: it allows for multiple profiles to be programmed into one chip so that gamers can

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