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coop247 (974899) writes "The always insightful Bits blog on the NY Times has a report that the Wii's version of Guitar Hero III only outputs in Mono. This does not affect the PS3 or 360 versions. Activision claims they will issue replacement copies. Of course Wii defenders don't seem to mind, but it seems to me this would be a perfect time to have downloadable updates." Link to Original Source top
coop247 (974899) writes "Sony has announced a 40gig PS3 for $400 in the U.S. So between the price drop and the release of several good games around the same time, will the PS3 finally get some love. If you already own one, I recommend checking out Everyday Shooter on the PSN, easily the best game $10 can buy.
The new version of the PS3 will come with a 40-gigabyte hard drive, cost $400, and go on sale on November 2...The price of the 80-gigabyte version will be cut to $500 from $600." Link to Original Source top
From the Article:
Under Teen Safe Driver, a camera records audio and video images of both the road and the driver when motion sensors detect swerving, hard braking, sudden acceleration or a collision. The footage goes to an analysis center where it is graded for riskiness and sent on to parents with comments and coaching tips.
This program is being pushed by the insurance industry under the veil of "protecting the children." In reality they would love nothing more than to put similar systems in every car so they can charge risky drivers more." Link to Original Source top
coop247 (974899) writes "USA Today has an interview with SCEA's CEO, where he clearly calls out the XBox 360 and describes the current battle for dominance as 'good for consumers'.
"The decision we could have made a couple years ago was to make a PlayStation 2.5, put it out at an attractive retail price point, move the bar marginally from a technology standpoint and buy ourselves a couple years of additional prosperity. To be perfectly honest with you, I think that is a bit of what we are competing with. What we felt that we had the luxury to do was to really build a machine that we firmly believe is future proof and is going to carry us for the next 10 years."" top
coop247 (974899) writes "With credit to twistedsymphony (956982) on the link. DailyTech has a write up on large retailer return rates for the XBox 360.
"..the responses were unanimous: the Xbox 360 is the least reliable gaming console in recent history...A Best Buy customer service department manager, who wished to remain unnamed, said that failure rates for the console were "between a quarter to a third" of all units sold."" Link to Original Source top
coop247 (974899) writes "In what has to be the worst news yet for HDDVD, Blockbuster will
only rent Blu-Ray disks for stores nationwide. FTFA, "Blockbuster has been renting both Blu-ray and HD DVD titles in 250 stores since late last year and found that consumers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time."" top
coop247 writes "Forbes.com has a point/counter-point on career women in the workplace and the effect on marriage. Both sides make good arguments about the social issues with career women and the men who marry them. Even the NY Times has an opinion. One question though, does my World of Warcraft wife count?"