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Madden 2005 vs. versus ESPN NFL 2K5With the recent release of the latest iterations of two great football games, many a gamer has pondered which offered the better play experience. Of course, Madden is the old time favorite having been around for over a decade - however, Sega (now using the ESPN brand) has released a superb game at a value price. Which is better? Gear Live contributing reporter Edwin Soto takes both games for a spin to provide some insight.

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Ever hear the term "Barriers of Entry?" We all knew Microsoft had an uphill battle by trying to take on software giant, Electronics Arts. The result: Microsoft recently shut down its Sports Game Studio in Redmond, Wash., signalling an end to the "NFL Fever", "NBA Inside Drive" basketball and "NHL Rivals" franchises. You may have seen this coming by the way, since EA and Microsoft had already reached agreements to allow EA's sports franchises to be playable on the XBox Live online gaming experience. In related news, Microsoft's separate studio in Utah that develops individual sports games, such as the "Amped" snowboarding title, is not affected by the staff cuts.

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Free Desktop PC Computers freedesktoppc.comSo, while may of us have receive our free flat screen TV's and free iPods, many wondered if that was the end of the offers from Gratis Networks. Well, wait no longer - they have now launched freedesktoppc.com. Although the computers are nowhere near high end, you still get to choose from four PC models. Let the rage begin all over again. Sign up for your totally free desktop PC here. Upon complete signup, you must then complete an offer and refer 8 others to do the same.

If you are looking to gain referals, check out the Gear Live Free Desktop PC Referal Thread.

UPDATE: The site is back up, and is live (Gratis had previously pulled the site down to finish its design)!

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Madden 2005 Record Madden 2006If you aren't convinced yet of the power of the videogame industry, let me introduce you to a little game called Madden 2005. The football game by Electronic Arts reached a franchise record, selling more than 1.35 million copies at retail stores in its first week alone. Mind you, this is a game that retails for $49.99. Most music artists can't even hit the 1 million mark in their first week, and CD's are a third of the price.

Listening to the requests of Madden fans, EA pumped this years version full of new features including user-created leagues, a free EA Sports Premium Pass, and the coup de grace - XBOX Live compatibility.

On a related note, retailers EB Games and Gamestop have started taking preorders for Madden 2006, which coincidentally, has yet to be announced by Electronic Arts.

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CVS Camera, Front and Back

The problem with current digital disposables is that you can't review the images you have just taken. Isn't that half of the benefit of going digital? Pharmacy chain CVS Corp. is looking to change all that by introducing the world's first disposable digital camera with a bright color viewing screen that you to instantly preview pictures. They will retail for $19.99. Hopefully this will convince your parents to begin considering the latest in lifestyle gear.

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Fossil Fool Neon Lights


For those of us who can't seem to be able to get Xzibit to pimp our bikes, Fossil Fool has provided the next best thing - The Down Low Glow. Attach these babies to your bike, and you will feel like you are the king of the world. Or more appropriately, you will feel like you are a fool for buying them, which is probably why the word is in the company name. I guess it is a good safety tool since the light can be seen (and laughed at) from all angles, which is an advantage over a regular bike head or tail light. If you would like to purchase the latest technology in bike safety, visit their site.

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iRiver H2O Audio WaterproofWe have received reports from our sources that iRiver and H2O Audio are set to make an announcement about a new product coming through the pipeline. Apparently, surfers, divers, waterskiers and the like have not had the ability to exercise their love of digital audio while engaging in their favorite pastime (You see, water and gadgetry don't play nicely together). However, that is all about to change.

An early press release reveals that iRiver and H2O Audio will be announcing the SV i700 MP3 player accessory for the iRiver iFP-700 series at the end of the month. What does that mean to us? Well, they are calling it the "First MP3 Player for Action Sports". Using the accessory, the MP3 player becomes completely waterproof - headphones and all. There is also an armband accessory that can be purchased, for those that enjoy swimming with two hands. We do not have any images yet, but we will post them as soon as we get them.

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Broadband Modem

Broadband internet access has reached an important critical mass milestone: In July 2004, more than half (51%) of the American online population accessed the Internet via broadband. This is a significant increase from the 38 percent reported in July 2003. Meanwhile, narrowband access dropped 13 percent annually.

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Powerbook G4 Battery RecallIf you are the owner of an Apple G4 Powerbook purchased between January and August of 2004, you are in luck. You may be the proud owner of a laptop with a faulty battery that may heat up to the point of bursting into flames! However, if you would prefer to live on the safe side, good for you. Apple is recalling the LG manufactured batteries with the model number A1045 along with serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407 or HQ408. You can find this information on the batteries label.

To get your battery replaced, you can contact Apple via phone at (800) 275-2273 or by visiting the website below.

G4 Battery Exchange Program | Apple

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