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Madden 11 finally gets oft-requested Doritos 3D functionality (Joystiq)

Oct 25th 2010 7:07PM @WMcPete i filled them with snapple pink lemonade. yeah i led a troubled time in high school.

Night Trap's original cover art for sale on eBay (Joystiq)

Oct 20th 2010 9:48AM after watching the video, im still completely lost on how this game works. or even how it is a game.

though the tall chick who took her shirt off looks familiar, i think i saw her in CHiPs or something.

Monopoly Streets dev diary brings the city to life (Joystiq)

Oct 15th 2010 11:14AM @fiseman there'll be sales on this when Black Friday rolls around in a month. i was able to get L4D2 and Dragon Age for $30 each last year, I probably can get this for $25.

Rumor: Dreamworks looking at Halo novels for film adaptation (Joystiq)

Oct 6th 2010 10:14PM @TheDarkWayne

I did not like the writing of The Flood. My favorites have been Ghosts of Onyx and Fall of Reach, but Contact Harvest plays an important part in detailing the first contact between humans and the covenant.

I see no one's noted the Cole Protocol, which I felt was a good read, but still not the same level as Fall of Reach or Ghosts of Onyx.

Google announces big price cuts on paid extra storage for GMail, Picasa Web (Download Squad)

Nov 11th 2009 1:42AM I was paying $20 a year for the extra GBs but I really don't need 80GBs now, unless they allow more than just email and photo storage. So, I'm downgrading to $5 level.

I mainly use the storage for photo backup and hosting my eBay listing photos.

To AppleCare or not to AppleCare -- that is the question (

Jul 27th 2009 4:34AM If I'm buying a iMac, MacBook, or MacBook Pro, I definitely would get and recommend buying AppleCare.

I purchased my MacBook Pro August 2006. I have already used my AppleCare coverage three times for issues relating to it.

#1 - Battery (2008): My battery failed to retain a charge. It would read fully charged at 99%/100%, but when left unplugged for five minutes, it would drop down to 95% and then shut down. Went to Apple Store and got a brand new battery, which was at first not covered, then apparently covered under AppleCare.
-- AppleCare saved me $129 (that's like half the paid price of AppleCare)

#2 - Logic board (January 2009): Started having weird pixelated lines appear across my screen during graphic intensive programs (DVD Player, QuickTime, Safari). Brought it to Apple Store, and it was diagnosed and sent out for repair. Got it back four days later, priority overnighted to my door.
-- AppleCare saved me $600+ (new logic board + labor + priority overnight shipping)

#3 - Power Adaptor (July 2009): Old chunky adaptor got frayed and almost caught fire. AppleCare covered new one.
-- AppleCare saved me $79

Total for three incidents = $800+.
AppleCare worth it? Some might say this isn't normal to have so many issues requiring the coverage. But I ask you, what will you feel if you do have an issue and you didn't get it? You'll be kicking yourself from here to Cupertino.

(There's a fourth incident that could not be covered. My keyboard backlight doesn't work and when Apple techs looked at it, they found liquid exposure in the undercarriage. $1250 to fix. I'm appealing to AppleCare about it, but imagine if that was covered?)

Engadget's 5th birthday giveaway, part 2: win one of two mystery Xbox 360 packages! (Engadget)

Apr 15th 2009 2:11AM me for the win.

i'd have to say my favorite story when the iphone was first released.

The editor-in-chief giveaway: Win Ryan Block's video games (Engadget)

Aug 24th 2008 3:47AM I think it's time to get a xbox360.

that or dig out my wii.

The editor-in-chief giveaway: Win Ryan Block's gadgets (Engadget)

Aug 24th 2008 3:45AM Yay! I love to win contests!

Watch Mario Kart Wii played with and without Wii Wheel (Joystiq)

Mar 19th 2008 1:22AM depends on your internet.