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Strange South Korean Halo Commercials

These advertisements consist of Master Chief scaring people in a mall, fighting a giant lizard, and dancing with people on a subway train. I’m wondering where I can get one of those Master Chief suits.

Source: Master Chief scares the socks off South Koreans and Master Chief fights giant reptile to sell Halo 3 in South Korea, FPS Rantings.

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I’m Finally Getting DSL!

I’m finally getting fast dsl internet service. I know what your thinking, “You don’t have broadband internet!? How do you live!? Get out of the stone age!” Yeah, I know, I know. I ordered it a couple days ago and my service is supposed to be activated on Thursday. Crazy fast download times, Youtube marathons, actually play some of my favorite games, like Half-Life 2, ONLINE. I can’t wait.

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Video: Omni-directional Treadmill

Check out this video of a Omni-directional Treadmill:

Take this thing, add a pair of VR-goggles and a light gun and you get the ultimate FPS.

For more information visit the projects official site.

I originally saw this video in a SparkBugg post.

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The Red Ring of Death Spares No One

I do not own an Xbox 360, but I am still aware of the “Red Ring of Death” problem making many gamers want to yank out their hair and buy a PS3. I recently saw a example of this problem at my locale EB games. Like other EB games, mine has displays set up so gamers can play demos and try out different platforms. So I’m at the store with my friend who wanted to buy a Wii before the stores current stocks were sold out. I’m looking at the different displays all lined up next to each other: a Wii, a PS3, and an Xbox 360, which I can’t play because there is some sort of error message on the screen. I look down and what do I see? The Red Ring of Death. Even the machines that stores use to try and sell Xbox 360’s don’t work. I overheard some of the guys working in the store talking about it, and they said it is the second time this has happened and it is completely ridiculous. Is this the result of the Xbox 360 being released a year ahead of the Wii and PS3, or just bad design? Whatever the reason Microsoft has a responsibility to fix it.

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Left 4 Dead Gameplay footage

Woohoo! Gamplay footage from Valve’s up coming zombie themed FPS Left 4 Dead. I can’t get the videos to embed, so here’s a link.

For more information visit the games official website. For more videos visit
Gametrailers.com.

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Spore delayed

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it’s news none the less. Spore, a game of evolution from Will Wright, the genius behind The Sims, has been delayed to the 2008 fiscal year. I have been looking forward to Spore since it appeared on the cover of the June 2006 issue of Computer Gaming World.It will be released some time after April 1st, 2008. Maxis says it should only be a short time after this date, and the PC and DS versions will be released simultaneously. Spore did not show at this years E3, but it is set to appear at the Leipzig Games Convention this near the end of this month. I have high hopes for this game and I hope the extra time Maxis has to finish it will be put to good use.

Source: E3 2007: Spore Update, IGN

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Newly announced game “They”

German gaming company IMC announced “They.” The company said it is a “first-person mystery shooter” and it will be released on PS3, Xbox 360, and the PC. The rest of the description is fairly vague. Here is the single screenshot that’s been released:

Okay is it just me or does that thing in the screenshot look like the Phantoms for “Final Fantasy the Spirits Within”?

Source: They Announced for PC, Next-Gen Consoles, 1up.com

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