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Nintendo DSi Launches Today in the U.S.

In case you’ve spent the last few months looking for Osama Bin Laden over in the Khaiber Pass, or don’t keep up with gaming news, then this one’s for you. There are several nice upgrades in this 3rd gen product including an app store, two built in cameras, and some groovy photo editing software. You …

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AlphaGrip iGrip Ergonomic Keyboard & Trackball

Have you ever seen a keyboard / gaming controller like this one? Pretty crazy huh? The AlphaGrip iGrip is made to hold in both hands so that you can control it by all 10 of your fingers. It has a bazillion buttons and a trackball. Too bad it isn’t wireless as well. Cross your fingers …

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Spotlight Gadget – Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser

I predict that the Xtensor Gamer Hand Exerciser from ThinkGeek will elicit one of two reactions. For the hardcore basement dwelling gamers it will be “Yesssssssssss!” and for the basement dwelling geeks it will be “Yessssssssssss!” Come on, who can resist this strange contraption that claims to “…perform with true biomechanical correctness, able to stimulate …

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Seahorse Software BlackJack Run iPhone Application Review

I’ve always enjoyed playing card games like Solitaire on my PDAs and phones, but I never really became interested in the game of BlackJack until now. James Lee of Seahorse Software asked if I might like to try his BlackJack Run game. I accepted, didn’t think that I would find a game of BlackJack all …

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Lord British of Ultima Fame Then and Now

I just received word of a new series on VBS.tv called Motherboard. They are featuring a 3 part piece on Richard Garriott (aka Lord British). He earned $150K on his first video game as a teenager and went on to create the Ultima video game series in the 80’s. I remember playing Ultima on my …

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Brando’s Nintendo Wii Accessory Roundup Review

I love gadgets. I love my Wii. Since the release of the Nintendo Wii in November 2006, there has been several gadgets developed to make the whole Wii experience even better. When I found out that Brando stocked many of these accessories, I begged Julie to ask Brando for the opportunity to try some of …

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Xbox 360 2 in 1 Cooling Stand

With every PC, Game station, entertainment device generation, the goal is making things run faster. As a result cooling is important for the device’s life span. If they don’t stay cool, the device will burn up and then your 100 to 2000 dollar device is a oversized paper weight. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 early on had heat issues with constant use. Several companies have come out with an add-on to the station to help mitigate the heat issues with additional cool fans.

Pertelian X2040

Updated with information about new software release.

One of the more annoying things about PC gaming is that it is
hard to keep up with e-mail, instant messaging, and other
background applications while a game is using the entire display.
The Pertelian X2040 is an answer to that
problem, in the form of an external LCD
display that lets you see important information and interact with
background applications like your instant messenger and Teamspeak
while a full-screen game is running.