Archive for October, 2008
There are some major rumors on some really sick phones coming soon to Verizon- and no this isn’t just the Blackberry Storm. So if its not the Storm then what phones are we talking about? Read on! More >
For all you Guitar Hero fans, you day of waiting for your “Rock Band killer” has finally come. Today is the day Guitar Hero World Tour comes out with all the instruments — Guitar, Drums, Mic — and unlike Rock Band, this is available at launch for ALL systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Wii (which still doesn’t have Rock Band 2). Check out our previous post here to see what makes this version better than ever.
What you waiting for? Go run down to your local Best Buy/ Walmart/ Target- wherever, and start rocking!
Oh, and let us know your take on the new Guitar Hero– better than Rock Band 2?
Remember the hit game that came out last year, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? On November 11, you can get its next version: Call of Duty World at War (also known as Call of Duty 5). Wanna know all about this new edition of the game, what’s new? Then read on! More >
Waiting for that new touchscreen, 3G, Google Android powered Sidekick-like device to finally launch for T-Mobile? If so, then run out now to your local T-Mobile store and pick one up because that day is finally here. Price is $179.99 with a 2 year contract on T-Mobile (with no need for a $70 plan like iPhone 3G!). For a recap of some of the features of this phone see our previous post here.
Oh, and if you do get this phone, let us know how it is (and if it lives up to all the hype and is better than the iPhone) in the comments.
Ad for Sen. Barack Obama in Burnout Paradise (Pic from GigaOM)
I don’t know about you, but I like to play my video games as a temporary escape from the “real world.” You know, controlling a team of your favorite players in Madden or MLB 2k8, or destroying some random alien in Halo 3 — things that you just can’t do in real life. To my great dismay, that barrier between “real world” and the “virtual world” of video games is starting to get really blurred. What am I talking about? Read on!
The other day we mentioned to you 9 upcoming AT&T phones, and guess what– not even a day after we posted it, AT&T went out and confirmed several of these phones, and even launched a couple. Which phones are we talking about and what are the finished specs and prices?
AT&T user looking for a new phone? Well, we got more info on 9 (!) upcoming AT&T phones, and boy do they look AMAZING. If you are an AT&T user, there is something here that is probably for you.
The new AT&T V9x
Wanted to get that Motorola V9x from AT&T that we wrote about the other day (check it out here)? Motorola is now taking orders for your copy of this sick (yes it looks that good) phone available for $299.99 without a 2 year contract (Yes, that you will need to do that separately from AT&T– who hasn’t launched it yet themselves– but that isn’t so bad; you can get yourself a nice back up phone for free just by re-signing ) Click the More link for all the details and a recap of the features that make this phone so sick. More >
Want to make an quick $25, and are also looking for a new cell phone? Then run down to your local Verizon store and get yourself a Palm Centro and you’ll get both! This is a weird, yet awesome deal as you get the money and a pretty good phone with a new 2 year contract. The Centro has some good features including:
- Tiny design- Not RAZR like thin, but is small and should fit into all pockets
- Great Keyboard- Palm makes the some of best keyboards (albeit this ones a little small, not something to get for those with big fingers) so this phone is especially good for texters
- 2.2 inch TOUCHSCREEN!- Palm only makes touchscreen phones, so this is obviously no exception.
- Verizon 3G
- 1.3 Megapixel Camera with Video Recording
- Mp3 Player
- Micro-SD card slot- Allows you to add up to 4 GB of memory
You won’t get the $25 right when you buy the phone from the Verizon store — the money is coming from Palm and not Verizon — but you can expect reimbursement within 6 weeks of your purchase (perfect for some holiday shopping ). Oh, and hurry because this deal runs out on October 31.
This isn’t an LG Dare by any stretch of the imagination, but hey we’re in tough times economically, and if the carriers wanna start paying us for some okay phones- I’m all for it
What you think- is paying you $25 enough to make you want to buy this phone, or is it worth paying Verizon to get a better phone like a Dare? Any Centro owners wanna sound off if this is a good deal, or does Palm and Verizon need to pay you more money to take this off their hands? Let us know in the comments.
Info and Pix from Boy Genius Report.com
New Xbox 360 Dashboard
New Halo 3 info not enough for you and your Xbox? Well this should be enough. The Xbox website says that on November 19, the new dashboard update will be available. A recap on some of the things the update brings:
- Slick 3D “flip” menu interface
- Load games off of your hard drives instead of the disc (this is faster and brings no more worries of scratched discs!)
- Avatars (like Mii’s on the Wii) for Xbox Live Arcade games
This is a nice little update and will be both mandatory and free (you will need to download it, but you will also need to have at least 256 MB free for it to download) when it comes out next month.
We also have news for those perspective buyers out there who didn’t buy an Xbox 360 last week when Dell was giving those $50 off coupons (we wrote about it here). From now till who knows when, all versions of Xbox 360 (yes all: Arcade, Pro and Elite) will be bundled with full games in the box…free! The Pro and Elite with the Kung Fu Panda and Lego Indiana Jones and the Arcade (already including the regular 5 Xbox Live Arcade games like Pac-Man and Uno!) with a full copy of Sega Superstar Tennis. There are no changes in the overall price of the system, so think of this as an early holiday present to you from Microsoft
New Xbox 360 Pro Bundle. Pic from Gizmodo.com
Any of this info enough to make you wanna save up some $$$ and buy an Xbox 360, or are you gonna wait a little longer till the holiday season comes closer, looking for a better deal? Let us know in the comments.