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Google Buzz = Facebook + Twitter + Flickr + GChat + YouTube + Wave

Today in Mountain View, CA, Google revealed Buzz, a Twitter- and Facebook-like social networking feature that’s been integrated into Gmail that also extends into Android devices and iPhones. It does a little more than inform your followers or friends as to what you’re eating for breakfast, though. Buzz allows you to share links, …

Don’t Call It Modern Warfare 3: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Announced

Ubisoft is heading back into the battlefield this holiday season with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. It’s essentially a sequel to the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter games, which made modern warfare cool before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare did, and it’s about time. The first two GRAW games (the image above is from GRAW2) …

Google Looks To Crush Facebook, Twitter With a More Sociable Gmail

The invites are out and something is afoot in Mountain View, CA, at the Google campus. Whatever could it be? Well, this much we know so far, Google will be “unveiling some product innovations in two of [its] most popular products.”

According to an earlier report from the WSJ, Google will unveil a Gmail plug-in that streams …

The Daily Dose

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

Today in Techland: Valentine’s Day sucks, but if you must, here are some things to do that won’t. Peter gave Bio Shock 2 an 8/10 in his review and found himself needing a night light. Steve delivered his diagnosis of the terminally ill Spider-Man franchise if Peter Parker turns into just another pretty face, and …

EA’s Future Release Calendar Portends Weak Holiday Lineup, Awesome 1Q 2011

Electronic Arts just wrapped up their fiscal 3Q 2010 earnings conference call. Quite a few games were mentioned during the call and within the accompanying press release, some that were previously announced through other channels and some that weren’t. Somewhat troubling for EA is that other than Crysis 2 and the new mixed martial arts …

Nintendo Dominates the 2000s

I would have never guessed it, but Nintendo dominated the last decade taking nine of the top 10 spots of best selling video games. The only title to crack the top 10 was Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” with 18.15 million units sold, which pales in comparison to the 58.4 million copies of Wii Sports that were sold. The …

Shocking: Nintendo Is Developing New Hardware…

…and this picture of a black Wii isn’t it. According to this report from the 13th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo over the weekend, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed Nintendo is working on a new piece of gaming hardware. Unless he was talking about another Nintendo DS redesign (DSi XXL?), Miyamoto was referring to a next generation …

“BioShock 2″ Review: I Need A Nightlight To Sleep

Once again we’re transported back to Rapture, but 10 years after the events that transpired in the first “BioShock” story and we find ourselves trampling through the underwater city as a Big Daddy. I won’t give away any of the story or plot lines because without them, “BioShock 2” is more or less the same game we’ve all …

THQ’s New Wii Karate Game: Paging Ralph Macchio!

THQ announced a new Wii game that’s coming out this spring called All Star Karate. The game offers “a true full-body experience by allowing players to experience the life of a karate trainee who is under the guidance of a wise, but humorous sensei, and is on the path toward attaining a black belt, the highest achievement level in …

Caveat Emptor: EA’s Dante’s Inferno Super Bowl Commercial

So EA made its pitch to millions of Super Bowl watchers yesterday by airing its commercial for Dante’s Inferno. Leading up to the Big Game, people made some fuss over how CBS forced a last-minute change in the slogan (from “Go To Hell” to a more wholesome “Hell Awaits”), but I think another set of words displayed at the end of the ad …

The Daily Dose

Friday, Feb. 5, 2010

Today in Techland: Lev met Steve Jobs! Bitch slaps were all the rage! Steve examines upcoming flick The Last Airbender! (We’re just really excited it’s Friday!)

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A Q&A With Star Trek Online’s Executive Producer

Star Trek Online officially came out on Tuesday and, if the one million player accounts created for the MMO game are any indication, it’s resonating very favorably with the Trek fanbase. I spoke with Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich about STO‘s first few days, its development, future plans, weird stuff he’s seen, and where he …

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