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Grip-iTs Review

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Grip-iTs Review

One of the most important parts of a game controller is the grip on the analog stick. It could be the difference between killing or being killed, winning or losing, t-bagging or being t-bagged. After substantial use, your grip can be completely gone, making it very frustrating to use. So what do you do? Fork out $50 for a brand new controller and abandon poor old rusty? Or better yet, how about get some Grip-iTs?

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Level Up Announces All-In-One Gaming Storage

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Level Up Announces All-In-One Gaming Storage

Level Up, a division of Slam Brands, Inc has announced all-in-one gaming storage. President of Level Up Jason, Lemelson states “Our line of affordable towers makes it easy for every day consumers to keep their accessories in a functional tower that looks cool in any entertainment or gaming environment”. The product is an attachment to your console where you can store controllers (they even have an attachment for your gaming guitar), and also have shelves to store your games/DVDs. The tower also provides ventilation for the console preventing it from overheating. The towers are available in black or white finished with silver, green or matte black. These towers are available to purchase now at Toys R US, Bed Bath & Beyond, Khol’s and JCPenney for the price of 69.99.

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Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks

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Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks

When the Wii launched in 2006 it became a huge success, selling out across America and bringing in the casual audience in record numbers. However, the honeymoon has long since passed and those rose-tinted glasses are starting to crack. Nintendo‘s little white system has surely captured the casual market, and acheived record sells. However, the system has certainly garnered a reputation among gamers as your mom’s system, a kiddie system, full of games like ‘Little Kitties Like to have Tea and Dress Up 4″. So here are my Top 5 Reasons the Wii Sucks.

5) Waggle is a gimmick

Early testing of a Nintendogs for Wii

Remember how exciting the idea of playing a Zelda where you controlled the sword was? You imagined angling your attacks perfectly, slicing through enemy’s defenses as you saved the world yet again. Then remember how, instead of that, you ended up just shaking your wrist around for hours on end while sitting on your couch? Games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed could have been amazing. Instead, I ended up just shaking my hand around wildly, completely at random as my character went through his specific character animations regardless of how I moved my hands. Read On

Halo: Reach Gets Leaked onto the Internet

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Halo: Reach Gets Leaked onto the Internet

First news hits the internet that Halo: Reach is available on Xbox Live for about $1250. The initial idea was to put the game on their Games on Demand service for reviewers to download and make it virtually unavailable for the general public without a redeem code. However, something new seems to have transpired. Someone was able to download the game and pirate it.

It seems Halo always has a release problem. Halo 2 was leaked onto the internet before it’s official release and Halo 3 and ODST were reported to have sold early. So far, the only way to play the pirated copy of Halo: Reach is to play it on a modified consoles, so most users won’t be able to download and play it just like that. At the moment, Microsoft has started a investigating this situation as well as urging YouTube to pull any videos containing images from the pirated software.

Halo: Reach doesn’t hit stores for another 3 weeks. I guess some people are just that desperate.

[via The Register]

Things to Look Forward to: July 6th – 9th

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Things to Look Forward to: July 6th – 9th

It’s time for Things to Look Forward to… Essentially a list of stuff that’s coming out this week. Who better to start the week out then with the Doctor. With a variety of some old school Doctor Who DVDs. If the Doctor isn’t your cup of tea onwards to Video Games with the Release of Crackdown 2 on the Xbox 360. If your more of the Movie Theater type Robert Rodriguez takes a stab at the Predator franchise with Predators. If you see anything missing drop a comment. Or just let us know what you’re
looking forward to.

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[E3 2010] – Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

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[E3 2010] – Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

The Naruto series has never been shy in terms of the amount of games it has. Though most games are just the same story arc told again and again. Usually we are just given another Naruto game with an even longer Game Title. It seemed though the Ninja Storm series was attempting to break that rule. With the first game having a huge story arc taking the events from the entire Naruto Series. Though it did lack in terms of single player Ninja Storm 2 promises to solve that dilemma. I had some hands on time with the game and got to talk with Namco Bandai about what’s new in Ninja Storm 2.

More Naruto Fun and a Trailer after the Break.

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[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

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[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

Since Project Natal’s now dubbed Kinect introduction last year, Microsoft has often said the peripheral will work with all existing Xbox 360 consoles. Today with the unveiling of the newest revision to the Xbox 360, a new proprietary port marked Aux is actually a special Kinect port that handles both data and power for the new motion sensor system. Existing 360 owners will still however be able to use Kinect just not natively like the Xbox 360 “slim”. This means you will need to utilize a USB port and an independent power source.

[via Engadget]

Doom II Now Available for Xbox Live

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Doom II Now Available for Xbox Live

It can’t get any more retro and action packed than this.  Doom II is now out on Xbox Live Arcade. Go back to the times when life was more simple.  Back to the times when gameplay meant more than graphics.

Initially released in 1994, DOOM II expanded upon the white-knuckle excitement of the original DOOM with an amazing assortment of additional weapons, monsters, and carnage-filled environments. Upon its release via Xbox LIVE Arcade, players will be able to download and relive all of the heart-pounding action of this classic PC title ?

But here’s the best part of the news:

now complete with 5.1 Surround Sound, HD display, never before seen Achievements, multi-player, and co-op over LIVE!

Yup. You read that right. Doom II with all the goodies you expect from an Xbox Live Arcade title. Get on your Xbox and grab this title for $10. Not bad for a trip down memory lane.

Def Jam Rapstar Preview

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Def Jam Rapstar Preview

Yesterday, we here at Pixelated Geek were fortunate enough to be invited to the Konami offices in El Segundo, California for a little taste of what they had in store for E3. One of the games we got our hands on was Def Jam Rapstar. Def Jam Rapstar is the first exclusively focused hip hop music game for the current generation of consoles. Think of it as Rock Band, but strictly rap and hip hop. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Not another freakin music game.” Well that’s what I think when I hear of titles like Rock Band: Green Day. But it’s true, fans of rap and hip hop have been largely ignored by these types of games. Def Jam Rapstar aims to change that. But don’t let the name fool you, it not only includes artists from Def Jam, but various artists from different labels as well. More after the break.

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