WoW: Cataclysm, Diablo III Spotlighted at Blizzcon

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
At the BlizzCon Opening Ceremony on Friday, Blizzard employee Chris Metzen confirmed the new World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, as well as the game I’m really drooling over: Diablo III. No release dates were given, however.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will up the character level cap to 85, and two new classes, [...]

Sony Announces a Slimmer PS3

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At a a press conference in Cologne, Germany at the GamesCom Expo on Tuesday, Sony confirmed a newer, slimmer PS3 is coming. It will release in the first week of September.
The exact dates of launch are September 1 in North America and Europe, September 3 for Japan). The slimmed-down [...]

Gadget Recap from Gizmos for Geeks: week ending 6/5/09

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We kicked off the past week with a look at the Epson WorkForce 310 – a more compact and efficient version of its predecessor. We looked at CaseMate’s charging cases and took a look at the Powerlung lung capacity excercise tool.
For you RC enthusiasts, check out the Mini Cooper Convertible. If you have pets [...]

Lenovo S12 First Netbook to Use NVIDIA’s Ion Chipset

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NVIDIA’s Ion is finally in an actual netbook, the (as we expected) Lenovo S12 netbook which will ship in August. The Ion chipset combines an Intel Atom CPU with NVIDIA’s GeForce 9400 GPU, creating a netbook that while still netbook-ish will provide enough CPU / GPU power to be reasonably [...]

Gizmos for Geeks’ Article Recap for week ending May 22, 2009

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This past week on GfG, we featured FINIS’s new product – a heart rate monitor for swimmers. Palm have confirmed they will be rolling out the Palm Pre on June 6.
We took a look at the upcoming movie, Gamer, which has a different take on gaming in the future. Gmail has even more new features.
Coffee [...]

The Beatles: Rock Band Gets Dated

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By Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
In October, MTV their video game subsidiary Harmonix (Rock Band) and the Beatles’ own Apple Corps Ltd. announced an upcoming video game, but not much more about it. However, this morning, the release date has finally been revealed: 9/9/09 for The Beatles: Rock Band.
When they first announced the game in October, [...]

Father Allows Son to Play “CoD” If He Observes the Geneva Conventions

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According to a report, a father has mandated to his gamer son that if he wanted to play a game in the Call of Duty (CoD)series, he could do so only if he — and his teammates — observed the Geneva Conventions while doing so.
The Geneva Conventions chiefly address the treatment of [...]

California’s Violent Video Game Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Friday struck down a California law that restricted the sale of violent video games to minors, declaring it unconstitutional, and affirming an earlier District Court ruling.
The law was signed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in October 2005 but was immediately challenged by [...]