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TwoStick system offers quicker on-screen text entry

With web browsers and text messaging becoming a bigger part of the "console experience," some sort of method for quick text input is definitely a must. Sure, you can plug in a USB keyboard or a thumbboard controller attachment to enter text faster, but who wants to keep track of yet another...

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Chatpad seen in Chicago at GSB Road Tour stop

Charles Huseman over at Gaming Nexus attended GamerscoreBlog's Road Tour event in Chicago, and got some hands-on time with the Chatpad, although not the retail version that'll hit shelves this summer. Charles said the Chatpad doesn't get in the way at all or messes up the weight balance of the...

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Xbox 360 Spring Update coming tomorrow

Xbox 360 gamers, prepare to have your mind blown (until a few minutes later when you don't notice it anymore): The spring 360 update drops tomorrow. Are you prepared to be reminded that Messenger actually exists? Are you ready to know what Achievement you got without having to press that big...

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Microsoft and Sega create new deal to promote Sonic Rivals

Sega will be running a pricey viral ad campaign through Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger to promote its upcoming games: Sonic Rivals on the PSP and Sonic the Hedgehog on Xbox 360. One may notice that the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Sonic the Hedgehog is not mentioned. Just like Sonic and Silver...

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Man runs MSN app on his DS

Here we see a fine young gentleman running Beup, an MSN Messenger program, on his DS. According to Rob, the keyboard works about 99% of the time and the program has tabs at the bottom for chatting with multiple users and managing your buddy list. The program sometimes crashes at random, but it's...

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Xfire joins MTV family [UPDATE 1]

Combining instant messaging with games seems to be a magic formula for Xfire. The popularity of the program hasn't gone unnoticed, and today Viacom -- which operates the MTV brand -- announced the acquisition of Xfire, Inc for $102m. Not bad for a company with a free product and "no...

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Xfire reaches three million users

Xfire is a free gaming application that seems to do everything--keep track of your friends, send messages to other players that pop up in-game, log how many hours you spend gaming, download patches and more. It's useful for boasting about your PC gaming prowess to others, although it's unfortunately...

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