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If you’re shopping for a high-priced tech gadget this holiday season, your loved one would probably prefer a new tablet to a laptop, according to a PriceGrabber.com survey released Nov. 8, 2012. The online price comparison service found that 59 percent of the 1,475 online U.S. shoppers it polled late last month would prefer a tablet to a laptop.
So is this the beginning of the end for the...Read more »
"With an epic story line, nonstop action and a soundtrack to match, this isn’t a game... It’s a full-on experience"
- Warp Pipe
There are few game releases in this world that rival those of Halo. Every rendition of this story has spawned an amazing game to experience. This fourth edition follows suit and does not disappoint.
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Slowly but surely, Microsoft is creeping further into the hardware business. In Tuesday’s annual letter to shareholders, Steven Ballmer, the firm’s chief executive, outlined plans to develop devices to capitalize on the company’s most prized Windows features.
The announcement marks a pivot from the tech giant’s decades-long focus on developing software and licensing it to many of the largest...Read more »
Developer 5th Cell surprised the gaming world with a brand-new third-person shooter concept nearly a year ago, and now their vision is available exclusively on Xbox Live as part of the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade. The digital download costs 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), but does "Hybrid" have enough game life for gamers to pull the trigger for purchase?
The new approach "Hybrid"...Read more »
Thanks to comic books, movies and cartoons, many look to their heroes as those associated with men and women in skintight outfits. Before there was The Avengers, even before there was the United States of America we call our country, there were our founding fathers--the real-life patriots such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin that helped bring forth one nation divided from tyranny. One...Read more »
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have concluded their presentations at E3 this year, and it's no surprise that the Wii U left the biggest impression.
The Wii U's impact at the Electronic Entertainment Expo began even before Nintendo took the stage Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The final version of the Wii U controller was shown during a pre-E3 Nintendo broadcast highlighting comfort...Read more »
Forza Motorsport is back. The latest iteration of Xbox’s premier racing game manages once again to marry an authentic simulator with that of classic arcade racing. There aren’t any major upgrades within the driving experience in this fourth installment, but there are plenty of improvements within the game modes and graphics that make Forza Motorsport 4 a must-buy for racing enthusiasts.
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Gears of War 3 is just as much fun as you expected it to be. For longtime fans, Gears 3 is the satisfying conclusion to one of the most popular series on the Xbox 360, and one that has spawned book series, comics, toys and even board games.
The game follows Marcus Fenix and the other members of Delta Squad as they search for Marcus’ missing father. The human government on the planet...Read more »
I was invited to play the single-player campaign of Gears of War 3, the follow-up to 2009’s smash hit Gears of War 2. Unfortunately, I'm unable to write about the actual game mechanics and controls until closer to the release date, but I did get to spend some hands-on time with the single player campaign.
Gears 3 takes place two years after the conclusion of the second game, and we find...Read more »
Imagine walking into a room and booting up your PC with a "Computer on" voice command, then controlling your apps with simple hand gestures. Sound too futuristic? Microsoft wants to make that happen today with the motion-sensing Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft released a software development kit for the Kinect that gives anyone with programming knowledge the ability...Read more »