If you’re a big fan of the Halo video game series, here’s a messenger bag to carry your notebook around. You won’t be able to stuff in notebooks that are more than 15″ in size though, so those with souped up muscle rigs (measuring 17″ in size normally) will have to find another mode of transport. In addition to the notebook, this Halo 3 Messenger Bag can still fit in around two text books and some gadgets. Choose from khaki or gray colors. Each Halo 3 Messenger Bag retails for $39.99 from Thinkgeek.
I don’t know if you pay much attention to gaming news, but a few years back there was a company touting a revolutionary gaming console that you could get for free with a monthly subscription that would net you game downloads. Well, needless to say it’ll be arriving around the same time as Duke Nukem Forever (See: never). While we all pretty much guessed from the start that it would never come out, I thought that their combination keyboard/mouse lapboard was pretty cool. So when someone told me that they were actually selling it as a standalone product, I flipped.
The idea behind this product is that some people might use their TV as a computer, or even have their monitor next to their couch or recliner. You have a full-sized keyboard that sits at a slight angle (up to 22 degrees) and underneath is a plastic slab for you to use your mouse on.
The keyboard and mouse are both wireless, and will take care of your basic needs. The tried to keep the keyboard small, so there’s no numberpad (which means you won’t be doing your accounting on the couch). You’ll get a couple of extra media buttons, which will come in handy if you have an HTPC. The unit sells for $129, and is available now. I’m still going to remain just a bit skeptical until I see one of these in the wild.
Source: Phantom Entertainment
Posted Dec 17th 2007 10:20AM by Jem Alexander
The European Playstation website
lists a new firmware update that will be released tomorrow. Version 2.10 is mostly a visual media-based update, with none of the listed features having any impact on gameplay. In other words, you can stop holding your breath – there’s no in-game XMB here. Instead, we the arrival of two highly anticipated features. Blu-Ray profile 1.1 and DivX support will heavily increase the PS3′s standing as a media hub.
There’s a smattering of other little additions, all of which we’ve listed after the break. There are also a couple of stipulations with regards to DivX – namely, that copyright protected files, v3.11 encoded videos and files larger than 2GB cannot be played.
PS3 Firmware v2.10 features:
The Voice Changer feature has been added to voice / video chat.
Using this feature, you can change the tone of a voice that is input from an audio device such as a microphone. High and low-pitched tones can each be adjusted to five preset levels. You can vary the tone when using voice / video chat under Friends.
- You can now select [Type 3] as an option under Settings > [Music Settings] > [Bitmapping]. This bitmapping process was developed specifically for the PS3TM system to enhance audio playback.
- DivX and VC-1 (WMV) have been added to the types of files that can be played.
- Blu-ray Disc Profile 1.1 is now supported. **
This demo from the Microsoft TechEd Europe keynote shows how to build Warcraft add-ons like one that can add Halo 3 sounds (like UT’s Multikill.. or Holy $HIT) or an RSS reader using AddOn Studio.
Basically, MS has added an add in to allow Visual Studio to create LUA projects. No more notepad!!!
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