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  • 14Apr

    Meet Aperture’s Long Fall Boot along with information about Steam on PS3

    Silly humans and their errors getting in the way of science! Aperture Science has finally figured out a way to eliminate some human error from their experiments with the portal gun — boots! And not just any boots, either. Long Fall Boots. Oh yeah. No more falling on your face (and breaking your very expensive gun) when you’ve got these babies on. Take a look! Cool, right? Good job, boots-who-were-in-no-way-aided-by-the-test-subject-wearing-them! Valve also released a whole FAQ on the Steam integration that will be launching along with the PS3 version of Portal 2 next week — a thing which will, by the way, turn all of these preorder reminders into…well, order reminders. Among the information, there’s a whole section on Steam Cloud for PS3 as well as a list of instructions for redeeming DLC codes on Steam: How do I redeem my preorder downloadable content (DLC) code in Portal 2? If

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  • 14Apr

    Are you going to get your Pokémon Secret Egg?

    If you want to be just like Ash in the animated version of Pokémon, you’re in luck. For the entire month of May, as well as the last few days of April, you can download a Secret Egg just like the one that Ash will get on the show! (Would have been cuter if it was a tiny bit closer to Easter, but I will not complain. Instead I will ask for Cadbury Creme Eggs, the best-ever Easter candy. You will not debate this.) Of course, you’ve got to go somewhere to download it — this time, it’s Toys R Us. Take your DS to the store and you’ll receive the egg via digital distribution. And, of course, there’s something for you to buy for your kidsyourself: A special 2-pack booster for the Pokémon Trading Card Game that contains promo codes and one of three secret promo cards that happen

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  • 14Apr

    A new Nintendo console may be making its debut at E3 2011

    A Game Informer article published today was filled with supposed confirmations (all from anonymous trusted sources) of a new Nintendo console launching in 2012. The hardware would be making its public debut at this year’s E3, or possibly a bit earlier. Inside sources claim the console won’t be gimmicky (sorry, motion controls are still usually a gimmick) and — here’s the big one — it’ll output in HD. So, you know, it’ll finally be like Nintendo has a comparable system in the running, not to mention the fact that more multiplatform games might make the jump to Nintendo’s system. Graphics-wise, we still have no idea what’s going on. It could handle things on the same level as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3,  but it could also outperform or fall short of those systems’ graphical capabilities. Now, if they could just make a different kind of controller, the barriers to

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  • 14Apr

    Netflix is now Kinect enabled

    Major Nelson announced on his blog today that Netflix now has Kinect support. The next time you start up Netflix, you’ll be prompted for the update. This means that with a Kinect you can have controller free navigation and use your voice to get to videos. The gestures or voice controls also work for play, pause fast forward or rewind. My husband and I have been waiting for this update! We use Netflix streaming on our Xbox pretty much nightly. The Kinect abilities will seem probably even cooler as we navigate to the Battlestar Galatica episodes we are currently working through.

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  • 14Apr

    Turning Japanese Weekly News (April 6th – April 12th)

    Sentai Filmworks Announces Maria Holic Alive! License Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of Maria Holic Alive! the follow up to the hit comedy and nosebleed bonanza Maria Holic. Set to begin broadcast in Japan on April 7, Maria Holic Alive! will soon be available in the U.S. Synopsis: Some things never change: Ame no Kisaki, that famous and extraordinarily exclusive boarding school, STILL doesn’t accept boys. And Kanako, Kisaki’s most romantically unfortunate student, STILL doesn’t accept them either. They give her the hives. Literally. Sadly, that means that Kanako’s STILL trying to connect with ANYONE of the same sex, and having the usual horrid luck; STILL being in imminent peril of dying from the constant nosebleeds she gets from being over stimulated by the presence of her fellow classmates; and STILL being forced to endure the tragedy of sharing a room with the school’s most beautiful girl, who is,

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