Skate 3 Preview, Demo Launching Next Week

Come April 15th, gamers everywhere will be able to get their hands on a sample of the next release in EA’s Skate franchise via a demo that’s hitting Xbox Live and Playstation Network.

In Skate 3, you’ll be playing as a skateboard legend who’s launching your own company and the game’s goal is to sell a million skateboards. …

How the West Was Won: Red Dead Redemption Hands-On

Video game westerns tend to be weird beasts. Games like Call of Juarez or Gun tend to focus on the gunfighting aspects of the cowboy genre, which is a natural fit. But this fixation on shooting winds up making them feel generic, like every other weapon-based combat game dressed up in a ten-galloon hat.

Red Dead Redemption won’t feel …

LOST S06E11 E-mail Chain: Is Desmond the Key?

Last night’s episode was a game changer. Finally, we saw a connection between the alt-reality and the island as both Charlie and Desmond recalled flashes from their time on the island. What did the jogging? What else, but love?

Until now, the show hasn’t connected the two alternate universes, but the ex-islanders made breakthroughs …

Paypal Gets Major Bump from iPhone App

Launched just three weeks back, version 2.0 of Paypal’s iPhone app has already been downloaded more than a million times, cementing the massive micropayment platform as the leading player in the mobile payment space.

The press around the app didn’t hurt one bit. The latest version of Paypal’s app made deeper use of the iPhone’s …

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi) Review: Spork Edition

“What am I going to do with this thing?”

This is what I’ve been thinking about since I first laid hands on the iPad back in January in San Francisco. While the rest of the Internet bitched and moaned about the lack of this (camera) or that (SD card slot/USB port/etc.), which I couldn’t care less about, I wondered what developers …

Will It Blend? iPad Edition

Fanboys, avert your eyes. The folks at Blendtec, purveyors of a line of uber-powerful blenders and producers of one of the Internet’s most awesome viral video franchises, celebrated the much ballyhooed launch of the iPad by buying one, tossing it in a blender and throwing on the switch. Well, only after after they crushed, smacked, …

Unvarnished: A New Web Site For Bashing Your Boss?

A new website is betting you’re willing to dish about your co-worker’s job performance just as you would a Netflix movie or an Amazon purchase. The site, dubbed Unvarnished, came out of private beta testing last week and aims to create an open forum to rate professionals in the workplace — for better or for worse.

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