Bejeweled Twist October 28, 2008Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Video Games , add a comment
Whoosh. Bejewled Twist from Popcap.
Today, Popcap Games (they make Bejeweled) announced the latest entry in the Bejeweled series: Bejeweled Twist. Now, having not had the chance to actually play it yet (it came out a couple hours ago), I just want to comment on the Twist in Twist that separates it from the other series.
In case you don’t know, Bejeweled is an insanely popular puzzle game that has you swapping colorful gemstones to make matches of 3, 4, or 5. In the earlier games, only switches that made matches were allowed. However, from what I can tell, it seems that this rule has been abolished, allowing you to move gemstones without necessarily making a match. I could be wrong though, since this is based off a 30 second video on the Popcap website. The Twist on the old Bejeweled game play seems to be that instead of swapping on gem with a vertical or horizontal neighbor, you instead select a group of 4 square gems and rotate them to make matches.
It seems that additional or new power-ups will be in the game as well, judging by the above screenshot. More updates as we get them. Have fun!
New Info on Upcoming Verizon phones October 28, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Cell Phones , 2comments
There are some major rumors on some really sick phones coming soon to Verizon- and no this isn’t just the Blackberry Storm. So if its not the Storm then what phones are we talking about? Read on! (more…)
Guitar Hero World Tour Out Today October 26, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Video Games , add a comment
For all you Guitar Hero fans, you day of waiting for your “Rock Band killer” has finally come. Today is the day Guitar Hero World Tour comes out with all the instruments — Guitar, Drums, Mic — and unlike Rock Band, this is available at launch for ALL systems: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Wii (which still doesn’t have Rock Band 2). Check out our previous post here to see what makes this version better than ever.
What you waiting for? Go run down to your local Best Buy/ Walmart/ Target- wherever, and start rocking!
Oh, and let us know your take on the new Guitar Hero– better than Rock Band 2?
Latest on Call of Duty 5 October 23, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Video Games , 1 comment so far
Remember the hit game that came out last year, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? On November 11, you can get its next version: Call of Duty World at War (also known as Call of Duty 5). Wanna know all about this new edition of the game, what’s new? Then read on! (more…)
T-Mobile G1 Out Today October 22, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Cell Phones , 1 comment so far
Waiting for that new touchscreen, 3G, Google Android powered Sidekick-like device to finally launch for T-Mobile? If so, then run out now to your local T-Mobile store and pick one up because that day is finally here. Price is $179.99 with a 2 year contract on T-Mobile (with no need for a $70 plan like iPhone 3G!). For a recap of some of the features of this phone see our previous post here.
Oh, and if you do get this phone, let us know how it is (and if it lives up to all the hype and is better than the iPhone) in the comments.
Apple Announces New Macbooks – First Take October 19, 2008Posted by Chaim Gartenberg in : Computers, First Look/Reviews , 2comments
The New (And Shiny) Macbook and Macbook Pro
So, turns out the Apple event on Tuesday released the new editions of their popular Macbook and Macbook Pro lines. Made of a solid brick of aluminum and lined in a glossy black like the larger iMacs, they look really nice (see the above picture). Also new is a glass, multi-touch trackpad, which serves as the click as well, with the entire trackpad being a button. The computers also have a new, more powerful graphics card– Nvida GeForce 9400M (in contrast to the original Intel graphics card) and an environmentally-friendly LED screen. The Macbook also receives a bump in RAM — 2 GB of RAM as the default — and a 160 GB hard drive.
The 13.3 inch Macbook sells for $1300, with the upper model being $1600- and adding a 250 GB hard drive, 2.4 GHz processor (as opposed to the standard 2.0 GHz), and a backlit keyboard.
Available upgrades include up to 4 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard drive or 128 GB Flash memory (also know as SSD or Solid State Drive- these are the hard drives in the iPod Touch, Nano and iPhone and are more ideal for the constant travelers who use their laptops while they move- or moving like between classes- because these don’t have any moving parts in them. This option right now is much more expensive- adding another $600- while also giving you much less memory- 128 GB vs 250 GB). Furthermore, Apple announced that at least for now, the original white plastic Macbook will still be available, starting at $1000 instead of $1100.
Both of these Macbooks are available today at Apple stores and Apple’s website.
So, what does this mean for you?
Well, if you’ve been waiting to get a Macbook, these new features may bring you over. Or, the lower price on the old one may also be good for you.
Is the Election Invading Your Video Games? October 17, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Video Games , 1 comment so far
Ad for Sen. Barack Obama in Burnout Paradise (Pic from GigaOM)
I don’t know about you, but I like to play my video games as a temporary escape from the “real world.” You know, controlling a team of your favorite players in Madden or MLB 2k8, or destroying some random alien in Halo 3 — things that you just can’t do in real life. To my great dismay, that barrier between “real world” and the “virtual world” of video games is starting to get really blurred. What am I talking about? Read on!
Updates on AT&T Phones October 15, 2008Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Cell Phones , add a comment
The other day we mentioned to you 9 upcoming AT&T phones, and guess what– not even a day after we posted it, AT&T went out and confirmed several of these phones, and even launched a couple. Which phones are we talking about and what are the finished specs and prices?