Alienware’s laptops now sport 640gb of storage. This is a first for a laptop, Alienware is know for pushing advanced technology to the limits. Now they are cramming TWO 320gb drives into the laptop. You can now brag that your laptop has over 1/2 a terabyte of storage. The downside is that the option is available only on their highest end laptops, the 17-inch Area 51 m9750 and Aurora m9700. Another downside is that they each pack a hefty 8.5 pounds.
Details are scarce right now, but some sites are reporting that Microsoft is scheduled to release a new HD DVD drive in 2008. If the stories are true, it would probably include HDi interactive features. What is know though, is that Microsoft is bragging about how they are so far ahead of Blu-Ray.
Finally we can see what Halo got. Famitsu rated it 37/40. WHAT? Not PERFECT? Being Japanese they are not as enthusiastic about shooters as North Americans are. I expect the game will get a perfect from GameSpot, they like shooters alot! Famitsu’s reasons for the less than perfect score were too many checkpoints and it felt too easy. All I can say is, don’t listen to reviews until you have played the game.
Europeans all over Europe are complaining about their Paper Mario games. Somewhere around Chapter 2-2 if you talk to Mimi twice without getting a key the game will freeze. But there is a way to combat this, switch your system language to German and get through that part then switch it back to English. Or just don’t talk to Mimi twice. Nintendo says that if you got past Chapter 2-2 then you are safe. Nintendo is planning a replacement program that they will talk about later on their website.
If you own a Wii and no Xbox and you are looking forward to MassEffect, then you will have to get an Xbox 360 if you want to play it. BioWare, the company that is planning to make the MassEffect trilogy will try their best to keep MassEffect on the Xbox 360 platform solely. The only problem is that they’re not sure how long the Xbox 360 will be out there. For some reason they are concerned with this. They want to get the whole series on the 360 before the next iteration of Xbox.
Mass Effect will be out on November 20th.
Amazingly a study proved once and for all that video games lower your grades. The US study showed that College and University students with video gaming consoles study 40 minutes less than ones without. The study also said that even though the College and University students brought video gaming consoles to their dorms, they still drank and partied just as much as any other student. The lesson is don’t bring your gaming to school, it stops the flow of good grades!
This is Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart giving out an award to Steve Carell at the emmys.
Stephen Colbert guest stars on the Simpson’s. Here is a YouTube video showing it. I will be watching this Simpson’s Episode.
Have you heard the rumors? Halo 3 may already have sold 3 million pre-ordered copies. What we do know is that the $130 Halo 3 Legendary Edition will be sold out by the time Halo 3 ships. If you are looking for your copy of Halo 3, you better order as soon as you can or you will be waiting for a few months to get it. Unless it turns out to suck and get a 1/10 review. Which it won’t.
Some websites claim that they know the base storyline of Disaster Day of Crisis. The rumor is that a terrorist group uses some natural disasters as a window to attack the United States. It is up to you, the protagonist an ex-cop to save the day and dodge the natural disasters in order to stop the terrorists. If this is true then I am excited, it sounds like an interesting story and game. Look forward to getting this possible AAA title in Q1 or Q2 of 2008.