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This is what the Xbox 360 Achievement sound looks like

Whenever you hear that "boop-boop" drop-chime of Achievement on the Xbox 360, picture this floating, green jellyfish-like image, because that's what it looks like. This is according to design company Born of Sound, which makes noises into "sound-forms," or physical art....

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40GB PS3s run cooler, quieter, use less energy

A report from German site Computer Base reveals that consumers giving up backward compatibility on their 40GB PS3s are at least getting something in return. The new systems utilize the new 65nm version of the Cell processor, reducing the power usage from 200 watts to 135 and further limiting the...

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Ontama shows random Dreamcast influence

This is probably more of a coincidence or an unintentional influence than anything else, and there's always the possibility that we're imagining things, but doesn't Ontama's protagonist Beat look somewhat familiar? He looks like a cross between Sonic Adventure-era Sonic (look at the poses!) and...

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We can't resist looking at Ontama again

We knew we were going to blab about Ontama more. Sure, it'll probably turn out to be a mildly interesting game for children, but until we find out for sure we're going to continue on the OMG RHYTHM GAME tack. Here are a few things we learned from watching the video again and from poking around the...

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The sounds of startup

Excerpted from the Cheap Ass Gamer podcast, CheapyD has some fun with the three latest consoles adapting Name That Tune into Name That Console: The Next Generation. Can you pick out the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 based on startup and fan noise? We'll give you a hint, the one that sounds like a vacuum...

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Noise dampening mod sounds pretty good

If you think a 4 or 5 decibel reduction in Xbox 360 noise pollution is worth voiding your precious warranty, this relatively easy mod (which involves the installation of sound dampening material around the optical drive) might be music to your tender ear drums. [Via Xboxic]...

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Custom Robo screens and boxart

We heard a rumor that robots are somewhat popular in Japan, and the only thing better than robots are custom-built battlebots. Sadly, the Custom Robo series hasn't taken off as well outside Japan, but it looks like they're trying to expand the appeal of the title with WiFi support. Robot battles...

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