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Xbox 360 guide to offer blades, no solid explanation of how

The upcoming refresh of Xbox 360's user interface is mighty bold ... but what if you have a real soft spot for the oh-so-passé assortment of blades? Ambiguous news! Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten passes along word – via Major Nelson's blog – that the new Xbox "guide" will...

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Ubisoft's Avatar game: '3D' mode optional, requires 'special' TV

Playing the game based on Terminator and Titanic director James Cameron's next big thing, Avatar, in full 3D sure sounded like a neat idea. After all, the movie itself is being shot to take advantage of the growing number of digital 3D cinemas popping up across the globe. Leave it to Ubisoft prez...

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Study: 18% of consumers bought HDTV for console use

A new study by Frank N. Magid Associates shows that 18% of HDTV purchasers in the last year bought one because of their Xbox 360 or PS3. GameDaily reports the study found that 5.5 million households purchased an HDTV for the first time in the last year and that 25% of households now have at least...

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Panasonic to protect plasmas from flying Wiimotes

We've heard many a tale about people flinging their Wiimotes into expensive HDTVs. Despite Nintendo's precautions, some folks still manage to let their controllers fly. Because of this, Panasonic has decided to release idiot-proof Wii-proof plasmas, with panels that protect the screen by resisting...

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Revolutionary: New Year's Res

Every (other) Tuesday, Mike Sylvester brings you REVOLUTIONARY, a look at the wide world of Wii possibilities. It is the year 2008 and we've all got jet packs to carry us from our front door to the flying car in our driveway. Our friends can leave us telepathic thoughtmails when we're summering...

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Buy a Sony HDTV with a Sony Card, get a free Sony PS3

If you haven't made the transition into the exciting world of high definition television, then it's time to get your act together. It's the aughts, people -- they're practically handing the things out with deluxe car washes at the Stop N' Go. However, If you're holding out for a nice deal before...

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Halo 3 split-screen wastes 16:9 HDTV edges

Gamers with HDTVs are often aspect ratio nerds. And a few Halo 3 co-op HDTV players have begun complaining about wasted space in the left and right margins of 16:9 (A.K.A. 1.77:1) screens. The issue is about dividing screen space in single-console games with less than four players. As-is, Halo 3...

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Revolutionary: Super Size Mii

Every Tuesday, Mike Sylvester brings you REVOLUTIONARY, a look at the wide world of Wii possibilities. It may be time for Nintendo to concede that we've entered the HD-era. Anyone looking to buy a new television will have an increasingly difficult time finding a "classic" SD tube amongst the...

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CNET offers HDTV suggestions for your PS3

The first purchase of an HDTV can be stressful, especially factoring in the plethora of options, specifications, screen sizes, manufacturers and types of HDTV technology. Knowing which HDTV is best suited for gaming and the Blu-ray experience can be daunting so we're absolutely delighted to see...

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Wii quit: Taiwanese company making LCD shield

Looking for the perfect gift for the man who has everything, but still wants the world to know that he's a clumsy bastard? Allow us to introduce the Wii shield, a big, dumb piece of plastic that protects LCDs from 30" to 46" from flying Wiimotes. We assume it would protect from other things too...

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