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Portal, Half-Life 2: Episode Two Pre-Loading Now
Posted on: 07:25:09 PM on October 3, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

The Orange Box will be available via Steam and at retail outlets beginning next Wednesday, October 10th. In preparation for launch, Valve has begun pre-loading both Portal and Half-Life 2: Episode Two to those who have pre-purchased The Orange Box. The pre-purchase campaign, available via Steam and at participating retailers, grants gamers access to the Team Fortress 2 beta and extends a 10% discount off the regular price of $49.95.

Japanese Airplanes Ban Next-Gen Handheld Gamers
Posted on: 09:56:16 AM on October 2, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

Playing wireless hand-held video games on Japanese airplanes no longer will be allowed after a revised law enforcing an earlier ban went into effect Monday. This includes PSP and the DS (but not Laptops) Also wireless computer mice and headphones that are not provided by the airlines have also been banned aboard flights. Battery chargers and toys that give off electronic sounds can’t be used during take-offs and landings, the ministry said.

Hold on here is the Good stuff - The law also has been relaxed to now allow the use of electric razors, calculators and cassette players. (Give me an F-ing break here!! Cassette players, Does anybody even still own one?)

Previously, passengers were only asked by the airlines to refrain from using gaming systems with built-in wireless functions, like Nintendo’s popular DS or Sony’s PSP.

It seems the problem lies with the handhelds’ built-in wireless functions, which, Japan’s transport minister has declared, have the ability to interfere with aircraft navigation systems and well that could be bad. Passengers will still be allowed to play game devices which don’t have wireless functions, so break out your old Game Boy because that’s about all your going to get to play.


No Big G4TV Announcement Today
Posted on: 01:36:52 AM on September 28, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

Today was promoted on G4TV as the "big day" for the reveal of the biggest announcement in this history of the video game/pop culture cable TV network. Well, it looks like that big news isn't happening today as the hosts of G4's Attack of the Show rather "gay-like-full-of-aids" admitted that they hit some snags and that the "big announcement" won't be made today during the show after all. There's no word on what happened nor when or even if the "big announcement" will be made.

World Cyber Games Announces Team Usa
Posted on: 01:37:27 PM on September 17, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

America’s 22 Best Gamers To Compete Against Over 700 Players
>From 75 Countries In e-Sports' Biggest and Most Prestigious Tournament –
The 2007 World Cyber Games Grand Final – Taking Place In Seattle Oct. 4-7

(Orlando, September 16, 2007) – The World Cyber Games (WCG) 2007 USA Championship: National Final concluded today at Universal Orlando Resort with 22 of the finest video game players in the country earning a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes and spot on TEAM USA's roster. Now the American Team will travel to Seattle, Washington October 4-7 to compete on the biggest stage in competitive gaming -- The World Cyber Games 2007 Grand Final.
Earlier this year, over 10,000 gamers set out to make the United States' national team by enduring online qualifiers, live regional qualifiers and finally the WCG USA National Final. Those elite 22 players now comprise TEAM USA and will face off next month against 700 top gamers from 75 countries for gold medals and a share of nearly $500,000 in cash and prizes.
Team USA 2007 Includes:

StarCraft®: Brood War™
Champion: Geoff Robinson (Mill Creek, WA)
Runner Up: Daniel Eidson (Reston, VA)

WarCraft® III: Frozen Throne™
Champion: Phil Crawford (Hopewell Junction, NY)

Champion: Team Emazing Games (eMg)
Michael Guevara (Queens, NY)
Scott Cavallero (Vineland, NJ)
Matt Beahan (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
Nazar Vynnytsky (Queens, NY)
Robert Irey Jr. (Birdsboro, PA)

FIFA Soccer 07
Champion: Felipe Stoyne (South Plainfield, NJ)

Need for Speed™: Carbon
Champion: Kamran Siddiqui (Orlando, FL)

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™
Champion: Shawn Teeter (San Diego, CA)
Runner-Up: David Lathrop (Fulton, NY)

Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs
Champion: Ragave Phadke (Buffalo, NY)

Xbox 360 Games
Project Gotham Racing® 3
Champion: Wes Cwiklo (Camarillo, CA)
Brian Boyle (Lincolnshire, IL)

Dead or Alive® 4
Champion: Carl White (Toledo, OH)
Runner-Up: Jeremy Florence (Rio Rancho, NM)

Gears of War®
Champion: Team Infinite
Keith Haggen (Phoenix, AZ)
Jesse Cranker (Bowling Green, OH)
Michael Cannon (Harrisburg, PA)
Jesse Rodriguez (Chicago, IL)

Tony Hawk’s Project 8TM
Champion: Dustin Valcalda (Reno, NV)
Widely regarded as the “Olympics” of competitive video game tournaments, this year’s WCG USA National Final showcased some of the most exciting and competitive gaming action in e-Sports. With an audience of well over 10,000, packing the Universal Studios’ Soundstage 33 over the course of the three day event, this year's WCG USA Championship series was by far the most competitive National Final in the league's seven year history.

“The high level of play at the WCG USA 2007 National Final not only exceeded my expectations, it was a great indication of the progression of e-Sports in this country,” said Michael Arzt, General Manager, World Cyber Games USA. “TEAM USA has a tremendous opportunity to compete against some of the world's most renowned gamers and bring home some serious hardware. Next month’s WCG Grand Final will certainly be an event not to miss.”

The 22 players who comprise TEAM USA's roster will now travel to host city Seattle, WA on October 4th – 7th for the 2007 World Cyber Games Grand Final, taking place at Qwest Field.

The World Cyber Games 2007 National Final will be televised on Spike TV on October 12th. The Grand Final will be televised on November 9th.

For more information on the World Cyber Games, please visit www.worldcybergames.com.

WooF'n Things To Read
Posted on: 01:01:28 PM on September 10, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

Skype users are under attack from a new worm that spreads through the peer-to-peer Internet phone application's chat feature.

So all you bloggers be careful!

The Rolly is a new toy for music. Looks like Dtoid had a baby

A Boyfriend's Guide to Get Your Girl to Game - interesting article from the guys from GameZone. Tell me if you find his advice southing.

Two competing high-def disk formats + One More
Posted on: 12:58:22 PM on September 10, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

PCWorld story via Yahoo reveals that a THIRD high-def disk format was revealed last week at the CEDIA trade show. Here is a snip:

"Next month, New Medium Enterprises' 1080p set-top players, which use the HD VMD (Versatile Multilayer Disc) format, will go on sale on Amazon.com and in stores such as Radio Shack and Costco for around $150--about half the cost of the least-expensive 1080p HD DVD player, and perhaps a fourth the cost of the least-expensive Blu-ray player. The movies that work in them are similarly inexpensive."

The Simpsons Game
Posted on: 11:35:59 PM on September 7, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

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Animals and Games = ?
Posted on: 03:11:13 PM on September 3, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

Frog and Halo mixed together and you get Halo Frog:

More animals and games on the way. If you have any input or ideas on what to add and I use them I will send a prize pack out to you!

Rant of My XBOX 360
Posted on: 12:36:33 AM on August 30, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

I just got the ring of death and I am sad. Had it since Last December and I am not sure if I should get a PS3 or a Elite.

Most Expensive Domain Names
Posted on: 04:24:19 PM on August 29, 2007
By: BlueWolf72

$345 million 2007

$14 million, January 2006

$9.5 million, May 2007

$7.5 million, May 2006

$7 million 1999

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