EA Games on Sale

Step right up, get your EA Games for $.99 for your iPhone, Ipod touch and the iPad. In time for Valentines Day, EA Games announced that they’ll drop the price of nearly 30 games games for 48 hours, starting on February 7. Now, I know it’s the 8th but hey, you’ve got a 10 hours from the time this goes up. So…..hurry, hurry, hurry!!!

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Game titles are listed after the jump.
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Blackberry PlayBook

Blackberry is taking on the Apple iPad with their new Blackberry PlayBook a sleek 7″ LCD Tablet with a multi-touch 1024×600 screen. The PlayBook runs 1Ghz dual-core processor with 1GB ram.

Check out the specs from BlackBerry after the jump

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Ultra portable, super convenient

0.4″

Height Width Depth Weight

5.1″ / 130mm 7.6″ / 194mm 0.4″ / 10mm 0.9 lbs / 400g


Best-in-class media

3 MP high-definition forward-facing camera 5 MP high-definition rear-facing camera

Codec support for superior media playback, creation and video calling

1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports


Video-conferencing

Crystal clear HD display Rich stereo sound Dual HD video cameras


Built for business

Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Seamless pairing for a secure window into your BlackBerry smartphone

Corporate data access Secure and manageable


BlackBerry Tablet OS

Powerful, user-friendly QNX technology: It’s what the World Wide Web runs on

Multi-processing for true multitasking


Rich application ecosystem

Rapid development environment Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology

Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Mobile AIR

7″ LCD display, 1024 x 600 screen resolution Multi-touch capacitive screen


Professional grade performance

Full computing power in a tablet format 1 GHz dual-core processor 1 GB RAM Symmetric multi-processing


Web without limits

Games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers Full Adobe Flash 10.1 enabled Built-in support for HTML 5 No-compromise rendering of text, graphics and video


High-speed connections

3G network access using your BlackBerry smartphone as a modem 4G network access available on BlackBerry 4G PlayBookTM tablet Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Bluetooth 2.1+EDR


Amplified BlackBerry experience

Wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry smartphonefor real time access to:

Email, calendar, address book, task list and BBMT

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Verizon: Ten New 4G LTE Products

Verizon’s announcement during CES 2011 was all about 4G LTE. LTE, short for Long Term Evolution, was rolled out on December 5, 2010 in 38 markets and by the end of 2011 they hope to be in 175 markets. After today’s announcement they will roll out with ten new 4G LTE devises, 4 cell phone, 2 mobile hotspots, 2 LTE enabled laptops and 2 tablets.

Verizon plans to release these products starting in Q1 of this year. 

Unfortunatly no iPhone announcement yet, maybe we’ll hear more on this room come Macworld 2011 later this month.   

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Sony High-Definition 3D camcorder

Sony’s featured the new 3D High-Definition Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder.  Home movies of the child’s soccer games will never be the same again.  The camera is expected to be out in April for about $1500.

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Here are the specs for the Sony HDT-TD10 3D curtesy of Sony.
                     World’s first “Double Full HD” 3D consumer camcorder w/ Integrated Dual Camera System - two        Sony G Lenses, Exmor R CMOS sensors, BIONZ processors

         3D or 2D HD recording with double full HD 1920×1080 video recording and 7-megapixel still image capture in photo mode (2D) 

         View contents in 3D on the 3.5″ WIDE 3D/2D Xtra Fine with TruBlack technology LCD (1229K) without needing 3D glasses

  • 64GB of internal flash memory, for 60p/24p recording capability in 2D
  • Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode and iAuto even in 3D
  • 10x optical zoom in 3D (12x in 2D), 17x Extended Zoom
  • Event Browse for automatic grouping of content by events and Highlight Playback & Highlight Share (2D only) to create highlight reels automatically
  • Built-in mic w/ 5.1ch surround system, Clear Phase stereo speakers with S-Master technology, wind noise reduction, mic/HP jack, and audio level meter

Review: Dragon Quest IX – Sentinels of the Starry Skies

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By Brittany Vincent
Contributing Writer

The Dragon Quest series’ relationship with gamers outside of Japan hasn’t exactly been a stable one, especially out West.

It’s certainly not because of quality. Memorable characters, heartwarming adventures, and artwork from Akira Toriyama create experiences just as worthy of your time and attention as any Final Fantasy title.

This is further proven in the series’ latest iteration, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. It not only echoes what has made the Dragon Quest saga memorable, but is also the first numbered installment to receive a handheld-only release.
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Review: God of War 3

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God of War 3 is a revenge tale, and not the kind with the happy ending that leaves you feeling fuzzy about everything that happened. This is dirty, nasty payback, fueled by the kind of single-minded rage that can take even the noblest of heroes to a dark place.

Sony Computer Entertainment’s latest (and presumably last) installment of its famed franchise is also its most ambitious, exploring the powers of the PS3 as much as the mental and physical odyssey of its hero, Kratos.

It accomplishes both tasks in impressive fashion, giving players an grand action-fest with bloody fun, guilty pleasures and even some brains — as in smarts, not what ends up smeared on the wall.

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Hands-on: God of War 3

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Revenge is a dish best served cold, and there are few chefs better at preparing it than Kratos, the protagonist of the God of War series. Roughly a year ago, I talked about how his blend of bravado, skill-tempered power and pure rage helped him stand alone as Sony’s Computer Entertainment’s alpha dog and helped craft a franchise that aimed to reshape the concept of scale in game design. With the full power of the PS3 behind God of War 3, Kratos’ debut (and possibly lone appearance) on the system needed to be something special.

A few days ago, Sony gave us and others a big taste of Kratos’ vengeance … and it was good. WARNING: I talk a lot about the first 30 minutes of the game, especially some but not all highlights of what I saw … if you find that to be spoiler-worthy, be careful if you choose to read on.
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Review: Heavy Rain

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Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain can leave you feeling drained and beaten. As the name implies, it aims to soak you in sheets of emotional precipitation, doing so not with hurricane force, but with unrelenting, constant pressure.

Stories are the lifeblood of almost any game that doesn’t involve a ball. Told well, they can keep the player sucked in for hours, jostling everything from their psyche to their moral compass. A poorly done story turns the experience into a chore, also shining the spotlight on the game’s other problems.

Thankfully, Heavy Rain leans more toward the former, while also doing as much as it can to forward Quantic Dream’s efforts to advance a gameplay style past the “acquired taste” phase of acceptance.

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