Microsoft Euthanizes Original Xbox Live Service. So What’s The Big Deal?

Late last night Microsoft announced it was discontinuing its Xbox Live service for original Xbox games. You’ll still be able to play games such as the Halo, Halo 2, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory on your original Xbox and on the Xbox 360, but after April 15th, the online multiplayer features for all of these titles will be disabled. The …

Steve Jobs Was Here

Where’s my Drudge siren?!

The rumors about Steve Jobs’ mysterious appearance at various publishers in NYC are true. He apparently dropped by the TIME & LIFE building for breakfast today. I clearly was not invited.

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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Today in Techland: We watched Snoop Dog and Darth Vader invade Times Square on behalf of Adidas, Steve talked with Shawn Ashmore (Iceman from X-Men!) about his role in upcoming film Frozen, and Peter sat down with Marvel Comic scribe Matt Fraction, the man behind Iron Man. Peter’s also entering Wired‘s challenge

Sega News: Iron Man 2 Trailer With War Machine and a New 2-D Sonic Game

Lots of news out of Sega today. First they officially announced they’re working on a new 2-D side-scrolling Sonic the Hedgehog game. If you’ve tried playing any of the much-maligned 3-D Sonic games in the last few years, this is very good news. They’re calling it Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I and it’ll be available to download for …

In The Batter’s Circle With MLB 10: The Show and Twins Catcher Joe Mauer

Two dates that are keeping diehard baseball fans like me warm this winter: February 18 and March 2. The first date is when pitchers and catchers show up in Arizona and Florida for the start of spring training. The second is when MLB 10: The Show goes on sale. Sony’s San Diego Studio does a phenomenal job producing this baseball sim …

A Brief Look At Fallout: New Vegas

Bethesda released the first teaser trailer for the next Fallout game today. They’ve previously said that Fallout: New Vegas is not a direct sequel to one of the standout hits of 2008, Fallout 3. Really? From the looks of the trailer, you can be reasonably sure that FNV is at least going to offer a very similar experience. …

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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Today in Techland: Steve chats with the amazing Ethan Hawke about the unwavering awesomeness of Gattaca, Gary brought us the new trailer from BioShock 2, and Peter and I ranted and raved about last night’s season premiere of LOST. Missed it? Watch it here on and catch up.

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Multi-touch Wars: Amazon Scoops Up Touchco

It was inevitable, really. Apple is poised to take a good chunk of business away from Amazon and the Kindle when the iBook Store launches next month. But this has nothing to do with content deals or e-book pricing squabbles.

Amazon is preparing to beef up its Kindle hardware with news that it has acquired New York-based Touchco. Both …

Watch This: BioShock 2 Launch Trailer

2K Games debuted a creepy and fabulous 3-minute trailer for BioShock 2 last night during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In case you missed it, here’s an encore presentation. Though it would’ve been nice to see some of the new plasmid powers in action (the ones you see—Winter Blast, Telekinesis, and Electro Bolt—all appeared in the …

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Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

Today in Techland: Award nominations made us take a look at the past year in sci-fi: the good, the bad and the Megan Fox. Peter brought us tidings of tech joy with word of the upcoming Google tablet, and we discovered that Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson granted his first interview in 20 years.

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