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Modified Xbox used for stroke rehabilitation

By Spencer . September 18, 2006 . 1:36pm

Engineering students at Rutgers University created a new and inexpensive hand rehabilitation system for those recovering from a stroke. The virtual rehabilitation system combines a modded Xbox and an Essential Reality P5 gaming glove, which detects finger motions. The console runs homebrew software with two kinds of exercises to assist in recovering hand functions. The […]

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Xbox 360 gains Lego Star Wars II and 38 other Xbox games

By Spencer . August 28, 2006 . 5:02pm

Microsoft hasn’t given up on backwards compatibility yet. The most recent update adds in 39 Xbox games, some which aren’t even released yet. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Spyro: A New Beginning and Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run. This is the first update that added in Xbox games before they were released to […]

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Use the Steel Battalion controller on your PC

By Spencer . August 1, 2006 . 12:10pm

That mammoth sized Steel Battalion controller was a costly Xbox accessory at the price of $200 plus dollars. It’s a one of a kind device designed for mecha games. Wouldn’t it be cool to use the same controller for MechWarrior games on the PC? If you have an Xbox USB controller converter and the freeware […]

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Double Xbox controller goodness on Woot

By Spencer . July 11, 2006 . 6:42am

If you are one of the people with a regular Xbox head over to Woot. They have a deal where you can get two Logitech cordless attack controllers for $35 shipped. Since the controllers normally retail for around $30 each this is a fair bargain. Also if you don’t have an Xbox you can use […]

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Now playable on the 360 and Xbox

By Spencer . June 13, 2006 . 12:42pm

Sorry Sega fans there are no signs of Panzer Dragoon Orta, Shenmue 2 or Jet Set Radio Future in the list. The additional 21 games that are now backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 aren’t exactly the most exciting titles. On the plus side there’s Doom 3, Lego Star Wars and the Xbox exclusive Grabbed […]

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Both the Xbox and Xbox 360 dashboard get an update

By Spencer . June 7, 2006 . 12:18pm

There has been a lot of buzz about the Xbox 360 update that went live yesterday. The new dashboard adds in a lot of awesome features such as behind the scenes marketplace downloading, tweaks for the Korean virtual keyboard and 2x-16x fast forwarding / rewinding for movies saved on to the hard drive. While all […]

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Current gen clearance Atari drops a bunch of titles to $19.99

By Spencer . June 5, 2006 . 8:38am

Could Atari be gearing up for the next wave of consoles or are they trying to recoup as much money as possible to cushion their losses? Either way their GamersFirst program is good for gamers who want to save some cash. As of June 1st Atari dropped the price for a truckload of games to […]

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Rated M games in Japan

By Spencer . May 30, 2006 . 2:19pm

  CERO recently announced that they changed their rating system, which ended up looking similar to the ESRB’s scale. Now there are two distinct ratings for “M” type games. A game gets a “D” rating if it’s made for gamers 17 years old and the “Z” rating is for game is for adults only (18+). […]

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Getting up going down in price

By Spencer . May 23, 2006 . 9:35am

Fashion designer Marc Ecko’s first video game venture, Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure got slashed more than fifty percent at Best Buy. Like most titles, the graffiti game retailed for $49.99, now Best Buy is selling it for $19.99 for the PS2, Xbox and PC. That is a fairly significant drop since the game has […]

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New trailer for Bad Day LA

By Spencer . April 13, 2006 . 3:05pm

It looks like American McGee’s Bad Day LA from Enlight Interactive is still coming along. This trailer shows Anthony, a reluctant hero and drifter, in the middle of an Earthquake. Watch it to check out the game’s style, cel-shaded and humorous instead of other dark American McGee games like Alice. Look for Bad Day LA […]

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No Bad Day for LA

By Spencer . March 22, 2006 . 1:17pm

Announced last year, Bad Day LA is a humorous take on Grand Theft Auto. Instead of playing a mobster you’re a hobo caught in the middle of natural disasters. Meteor storms, fires, earthquakes and riots are things that you’ll have to face in the game. While it was en route for PC and the Xbox […]

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Hoverboard racing with Sega mascots in Sonic Riders

By Spencer . March 3, 2006 . 3:29pm

If Mario can play soccer Sonic should be able to race on a hoverboard. It fits the Sonic theme of being fast and suits the blue hedgehog’s edgy attitude. Since it’s such a natural fit you have to wonder what prompted Sega and Sonic Team to create Sonic Riders. Was it the desire to make […]

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Top selling Xbox games get even cheaper

By Spencer . March 1, 2006 . 3:21pm

Besides Black the Xbox line up is looking rather weak as Microsoft is shifting all gears towards the 360. Instead of making new games, Microsoft thought up an interesting idea. Take their classic best sellers in their platinum hits line up and re-release them at an even cheaper price. Instead of being priced at $19.99, […]

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Band has never been so much fun

By Spencer . February 20, 2006 . 10:00am

Most elementary school bands play classic tunes like Stars and Stripes Forever, but this group of kids play the score of Halo instead. After one of the band members got the music off the internet and printed off copies for the rest of the band jumped to the task. Play the video, it’s a surprisingly […]

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Lego Star Wars the Original Trilogy in the works

By Spencer . February 13, 2006 . 7:21am

Among the best selling games of 2005 was Lego Star Wars. So it should be no surprise that Lucasarts jumped at the idea of making another Lego Star Wars game. This time they’ll use the original trilogy! Imagine taking down lego AT-ATs or destroying the Death Star in a lego X-wing. Sweet! We’re hoping this […]

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Where have all the Xboxes gone?

By Spencer . February 7, 2006 . 10:09am

Not a long time passing after the release of the Xbox 360, it’s hard to get a “core” Xbox system. If you head to any retailer you’ll find that the solo console has been replaced with a Forza Motorsport Bundle that costs $179.99. Previously the big black box was only $149.99, which makes finding an […]

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