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  • 31Oct

    VIZ Media Announces New Kids Releases for November

    VIZ Media gives younger readers something to look forward to with the release of Panda Man to the Rescue! and Taro and the Magic Pencil on November 2nd. Panda Man to the Rescue!, Taro and the Magic Pencil and the subsequent books in each series, were created to tap into every child’s sense of play. The new titles, recommended for readers ages 6 years or older and part of the VIZ Kids imprint, tell the stories of a flatulent panda and a brave little pup. Each book offers a unique reading experience, mixing comic book elements with traditional prose. In addition, readers solve mazes, puzzles and riddles to move the stories along. The Adventures of Panda Man: Panda Man to the Rescue! Boing Oing! It’s Panda Man, a roly-poly hero with a bottomless belly and the power of pee-yew! Evil villains are no match for our hero’s funky feet and

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  • 31Oct

    Review: Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones

    Brand: Able Planet with Linx Audio Product #: XNC230 Official Website MSRP: $149.99 XG Pink Plaid Noise Canceling Headphones Let me start out by saying that I have never had a really great pair of headphones in my life, never tried out anything with noise cancellation, and truly didn’t know what I was missing. So, needless to say, I was extremely excited to try these out. Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way. These Able Planet Noise Canceling Headphones feature: Award-Winning Patented LINX AUDIO® a Hear the Difference® technology Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 115 dB (Off); 121 dB (On) Plug: 3.5mm When I opened up the box, of course I wanted to see how noise-canceling they really were. So I put them on with no music (delighted to see that they came with the required AAA battery) and flipped the switch on. I

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  • 31Oct

    OnlineGame of the Week – Xemidux Halloween

    This week will be the last Halloween game. It’s a simple version of matching where you click on clusters of two or more to make them disappear and keep the column from reaching the top (sort of like PopCap’s Big Money). I like the Halloween icons in this one, but mostly if you play it with the sound on it’s actually really creepy. Excellent for putting us in the Halloween mood! Enjoy! . Follow

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  • 31Oct

    Halloween Apps for iPad

    Halloween make your own scary sound track with a special holiday sound board. iSound Grid Halloween from the App store. This is fairly sophisticated for a $1.99 App. It has 50 different sound effects on it. There are ten different ambient background loops to choose from to fill out your track. Settings allow you to play tracks simultaneously or sequentially. It’s a surprisingly good tool if you enjoy spooky mixes. Creepy FX is a Free but terrible version of a sound board with only 9 sounds. If you are looking for some fortune telling the App store abounds with a variety of Tarot cards, crystal balls and ouija knock offs. Ghost in the Machine looks like your traditional spirit board. But it is rigged to give specific answers, which is amusing but it isn’t real. It includes sound FX when you ask a question. It randomly puts visual effects up

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  • 30Oct

    Review: Monster Feed

    Category: Games Language: English Seller: Day Go By Entertainment Release Date: 2010 Rated: 9+ for infrequent cartoon violence. In Monster Feed the object is to protect a little herd of deer. Monsters such as ghosts, pig men and giant bugs are after the deer. A dirt road leads to your herd and the monsters don’t stray from it. You charge your spells and bolts and they fire from a bluish cannon at the center of the screen. Then you are supposed to build towers that will defend your deer. The monsters drop different colored coins, which you can use to upgrade your towers. Mini bosses and final bosses come up. Unfortunately, even though there are 17 different maps and so forth, you’d really have to be a fan of this type of tower defense game to enjoy this one. It is repetitive, the colors are sludgy and dark. I found

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  • 30Oct

    Target announces Kinect savings early

    I normally wait until Sunday to post about game sales. But Target reached out to tell us about their video game and electronic sales that start this Sunday. For the games, if you buy any 2 video games you get one free. Which is a huge benefit right now since there are so many games to choose from. Kinect gamers can get a $20 Target gift card if they purchase a Xbox Kinect bundle. The Kinect goes on sale on November 4th. For the family gamers, there is a 250GB Toy Story PS3 Bundle for $349.99. For the electronics, Vizios and Samsung HDTVs are on sale. Enjoy and spend wisely! Follow

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  • 30Oct

    Screenshot Saturday: DCU, PDP and Konami

    Welcome to Screenshot Saturday! This week we have screenshots from DC Universe, PDP and Konami. PDP screenshots cover the new Tron and Epic Mickey controllers while Konami showcases Halloween in Neverdead. PDP Epic Mickey and Tron controllers: Konami’s NeverDead: Follow

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  • 30Oct

    Win an iPad with the Spook-Tech-Ular Halloween Givaway

    Win an iPad and the interactive eBook, Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition with PadWorx Digital Media. Become a fan of PadWorx Digital Media on Facebook before the stroke of Midnight on Halloween to automatically be entered. Ten lucky people will win download codes to Dracula: The Official Stoker Family Edition, and a grand prize winner will win an iPad. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified on November 1, 2010. For rules and details please visit www.ipaddracula.com. Follow

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  • 29Oct

    Give a Book Instead of Candy This Halloween

    Author Neil Gaiman has proposed an interesting idea for this Halloween: Instead of handing out candy, give out scary books. I’m sure that this would also be loved by dentists around this holiday, but as a book worm I know I like this idea a lot. I love sharing good scary books that I find with others, and some of the older ones are so easy to find for cheap that it makes sense to just had some out! I know as a kid I wouldn’t have minded a R.L. Stein book with a jumbo candy bar while trick-or-treating. So if you’re interested, make sure to check out the All Hallow’s Read website! And if you need some suggestions I have a few listed below. Happy Scaring! For the Younger set - Any R.L. Stein book - Goosebumps books - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Christopher Pike’s

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  • 29Oct

    Review: Quantum Theory (PS3)

    Rating: M Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence Players: 1, 8 multiplayer Genre: Shooter Publisher: Tecmo KOEI Developer: Team Tachyon Release Date: September 28, 2010 PASS In Quantum Theory The first thing that you’ll notice is that the environments resemble a throw up of pretty textures. They are all mashed together quite un-artfully. Hideous combinations of agate, opal and lava flows kaleidoscope around you. Rock caterpillars up – end the terrain and your lumbering male avatar can’t seem to get out of his own way. The tutorial prompts you to try the sprint button and it’s a joke. The story line itself is put out there as a sci-fi, but I found that the out world theme wasn’t enough of an excuse for the treatment of the female icon in the game. You play as a male mutated ‘Gillskin’ called Syd. The female character named Filena is a ‘Nosferatu’. The

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