Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Holy crap! Demonoid is back!

December 13, 2009

Seriously! Go look! After a long 3 month downtime, the free rental site Demonoid.com is back up. Their main page says they are running a test script to see how things work, but the downloads are working. There have been some minor problems connecting to the site, but that may be from all the people trying to connect at once.

Source: Demonoid

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News from the Year 2000: Diablo II gets new patch!

December 11, 2009

One thing you can’t say about Blizzard is that they abandon their games. Nine years after the release of Diablo 2 and it’s expansion Lord of Destruction, Blizzard has released a new patch for the RPG.

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Cort and Fatboy: Mediocrity at its finest

November 10, 2009

I doubt many of you have heard of these guys. Cort and Fatboy once hosted “The Cort and Fatboy” show on KUFO out of Portland, Oregon. You might be saying to yourself, “Wait, Nick is from Roanoke, VA. How does he know about this?!” A friend of mine on Xbox Live told me about them and I’ve been listening to them for a while.

Recently Cort and Fats had been fired from their spot on KUFO due to new owners and the owners screwing everything up. The community freaked out, without their afternoon radio hosts, daytime entertainment would suck!

Well the guys are back, and they have their own show on their website. They provide a daily podcast for your listening pleasure. They focus mainly on pop culture and current events. So if you need a good laugh, or just want to hear some smart mouthed snark, check them out.

Cort and Fatboy.com

Wiping: You’re doing it wrong

October 23, 2009

Just in case you needed help learning how to wipe, Charmin has posted this video to help us all. Also, this video will make toothpaste look totally different to you…

Looking to waste more time on your Xbox 360?

October 6, 2009

Later this month there will be a public beta of Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM for the Xbox 360. Excellent, now we can get friend updates during games of Call of Duty or Halo. “Just pwned sum n00bs, lol!”

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Taking Cops and Robbers to a new level

October 6, 2009

camHere’s an odd bit of news. Almost every block in Britain is monitored by a security camera. Those cameras are linked back to a government agent that watches those cameras for crimes and other stuff. Now for what the story is actually about, the government is making a game out of watching these cameras!

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Jack Thompson Sues Facebook

October 5, 2009

jackJust when it was safe to bust out our copies of Grand Theft Auto, Ol’ Jackie pops back up. At least this time he isn’t coming after our games. Instead he’s going after Facebook?

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Sign ups

September 29, 2009

Looking to get your hands on the new Old Republic game? Closed beta sign ups are happening right now. Jump over to the beta site and sign up. Just don’t get upset if you don’t make it in. Right now the site is “dealing with high traffic” so you might have some problems getting in right away.

Sign up here

Crash Course Crash and Burn? [UPDATE of an UPDATE]

September 29, 2009

New DLC for Left 4 Dead just released, but there is a slight snag…In August I reported that Crash Course would be 560 microsoft points for the Xbox 360 version.

In the 40 minutes that the content has been released, the internet has nerd raged (myself included) cause the game is 800 MSP. 560 was a number we could all agree on, it was half the content of a normal campaign, so it’s half the price of normal DLC.

Is this just a glitch in the system? Is 800 points a place holder they forgot to take off? Will people that bought it anyway get a refund, or are we destined to spend the 800 to get the new content. I know a lot of people are unhappy, we will just have to wait until daylight if there are any updates.

While us Xbox gamers complain about not getting cheap content, PS3 owners complain about not getting the game. We really need to pick our battles better…

Crash Course on the Xbox Live Marketplace

UPDATE: Major Nelson’s twitter feed says that the 800 point price is wrong and is being looked into. He also says it may take a few hours or more to fix the problem all over the globe. Crash Course WILL be 560, just wait until it’s updated.

UPDATE 2: Yo dawg, we heard you like updates, so we put an update in your update so you can update people about Crash Course while you update people about Crash Course being 560 on the market place now. Enjoy!

Missing: Demonoid

September 20, 2009

If you belong to certain circles on the internet, you may have noticed on of the more well known “free rental sites” has gone dark. Usually in times like these, the internet will panic, crying out that powers beyond their control have swooped in and crushed the site. In Demonoid’s history it’s not the first time the site has encountered problems.

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Are you addicted to the Internet?

September 4, 2009

The ReSTART center for Internet Addiction has released a list of signs to tell if you’re addicted to the internet. I was mostly shocked to find out that there were entire centers dealing with addiction to the Internet. Who would have guessed?

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Do not make me turn off the internet!

September 1, 2009

XOC3L5OUHPUSV6WESGFE6LUSARI6HYVOSo from the latest insane internet news, there is a bill trying to be passed that would allow the President to shut off the internet….

I’ll hold on until you stop laughing…

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Wii Internet Channel now free!

September 1, 2009

wii-internet-channel-1Remember when the Internet channel on the Nintendo Wii was a free trial? Then after that you had to pay 500 points, or $5, in order to keep it?

There was a price drop on the channel, a 500 point price drop! That’s right, you can now have the internet channel on your wii for frii…I mean free!

Wait, you paid for it? Don’t worry, you are getting a refund…sorta. Nintendo is giving people that paid for the internet channel a “free” Nintendo game from the Virtual Console.

The internet channel is officially free to U.S. residents today, the game deal doesn’t start until October and lasts until the end of the year.

Source: Kotaku

Psst…Hey, you wanna buy a HDTV?

August 19, 2009

20090810__erev0811oven~1_GalleryPsst..Hey man, you lookin’ for an HDTV? $100 and I’ll sell you this one! What’s the catch? Don’t worry about that..Look you wanna buy it or not? Trust me, man. It’s a good deal!

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My god…AT&T, what have you done?

July 27, 2009

4chan-logoYou realize what you’ve done, right? You’ve basically thrown a rock at a hive of really angry hornets. Turns out that AT&T has taken offense to some of the material on 4chan. Namely /b/ and /r9k/, and cause of this they have blocked the site from their subscribers. Nice going, guys.

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