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Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Over at PlayFeed, we have posted up a ton of images of the new Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, including screen captures of the installation process - that thing they charge you an extra $5 for above the price of the exact same controller without the installation disc. Be sure to hop on over to PlayFeed to check out the images along with very early impressions.


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This week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at Doom, starring The Rock;  and Stay, with Ewan McGregor.  Also showing on the big screen come Friday are Shopgirl, North Country, and Dreamer; and in limited release you can look for Kids In America, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, After School Special, Uspizin, and Protocols of Zion.  Had the opportunity to check out any of this weekends’ releases?  Tell your fellow Gear Live readers what you thought by leaving your opinion in the comments section.  Check out our thoughts on Doom and Stay after the jump…

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iVod DJ Review

We have finally got our hands on one of those new Vaja iVod DJ cases for the 4th generation iPod, and this one was made using the Vaja Choice service. Vaja has enabled us to dress our iPod to the nines in Gear Live colors as you can see from the image above. We took tons of images, and give our full impressions, after the jump.

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This week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at History of Violence, with Viggo Mortensen; and Serenity, starring Nathan Fillion.  Also in theaters nationwide this weekend are The Greatest Game Ever Played and Into The Blue.  In limited release you can catch Duma, MirrorMask, Capote and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.  You can catch The Final Cut’s recommendations after the jump, and if you catch one of this weekends releases, feel free to leave a comment with your opinion. 

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Green Day iPod Case

Check out this Green Day iPod case. I know, it is a little strange to carry around a case featuring the name of a band, but if you are a fan, this deserves a closer look. I have been testing the case for a few days, and I am impressed with the protection that it offers the iPod. I squeezed a 60 GB iPod photo into this thing, and immediately I knew that this thing could be dropped from a reasonable height without worry. The iPod pocket is lined with a very soft felt, eliminating the worry of scratching up your device by inserting and removing it from the case. The front flap covers the face of the iPod, and is held in place with a magnet just strong enough to hold the case closed - but not strong enough to get to your data.

Flipping the case open, you will find that the only portion of the iPod that is not protected is the click wheel, giving you full access to the functionality of the unit. On the underside of the flap are the words “American Idiot”. Even with a closed case, the top and bottom ports of the iPod are available for your use. The Green Day case also has an integrated belt clip, one of the few that I have seen that isn’t too bulky to be comfortable. The case is available at Circuit City, and comes with a $2 off coupon for a music purchase from the store, along with a card for two free music downloads, and a couple of fan club stickers. Check out the rest of the images after the jump.

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SE W800i ReviewWhile the Motorola ROKR landed with a dull thud, SonyEricsson has launched the W800 with almost no noise at all.  While the this phone doesn’t have iTunes (although you can hack it to make it seem like it does), what it does have is far more features and versatility than the ROKR, and a price tag to match. Let’s get the hard part out of the way.  The W800i is going to cost you $499.  No service providers in the US are offering the phone at this point, which means that you’re not going to be able to get a subsidy to offset the cost of the phone. What do you get for your five Benjamins?  Let’s take a look ...

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This Week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at two of this weekends nationwide releases- Flight Plan with Jodie Foster, and The Corpse Bride with Johnny Depp.  Also out this Friday are Oliver Twist directed by Roman Polanski; Proof, starring Gwyneth Paltrow; Roll-Bounce with Bow Wow and Nick Cannon; and in limited release, Daltry Calhoun starring Johnny Knoxville.  You can check out The Final Cut’s recommendations after the jump, and if you’ve had the chance to catch any of this weekends flicks, feel free to leave your opinion in the comments.

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This week, The Final Cut takes a closer look at Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon, and Lord of War with Nicolas Cage.  Also out this weekend in nationwide release are Cry Wolf, a film about two kids who create a story about a serial killer which turns real;  and Venom, another movie starring teenagers, this time being chased through Louisiana by a man possessed with 13 evil spirits.  In limited release, look for The Thing About My Folks, HellBent, G, Everything Is Illuminated and Thumbsucker.  As always, if you’ve seen any of this weekends’ releases, feel free to leave a comment with your opinion.  More after the jump…

 

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GameDr Excelerator


Over the past few days, there has been talk on the Internet that a company out there is working on a device that will allow you to play PSP content on your television. We were given an exclusive look at just that. The GameDr Excelerator will actually come in two flavors - one that allows you to play PSP content on your television, and another that does the same thing for the Game Boy Advance: SP. Now, this isn’t something where you just hook up a cable to your portable device that sends a signal to the television. You are actually encapsulating the screen, and the GameDr Excelerator captures the video in real-time, and sends the signal to the television. It results in a bit of bulkiness, but still, a cool concept. No word on when the device will hit the market, but it should be very soon.


Transporter 2 Review

I decided on Friday night that, since I had nothing better to do, I would head to the theater in my little country town and hope that something decent was showing. How pleased I was to see that The Transporter 2 was on. I caught the first showing and was surprised that there was hardly anyone in the theater. From what little I knew about the film, I figured I’d have a good time, and by the time the film ended I knew I had figured right.

Like I had said in last weeks article, if you like to go to movies expecting everything you see to be 100% realistic, you probably won’t enjoy this film - but if you’re like me, willing to overlook a few slightly unbelievable and unrealistic scenes in hopes of being extremely entertained, you’ll have a great time watching this story play out on the silver screen. Statham is great as Frank Martin, the driver for hire who’s latest job has him chauffeuring the son of a government official to and from school. When a drug lord kidnaps the boy and injects him with a deadly virus, Frank takes it upon himself to find the antidote, a journey which brings quite a bit of fun to the screen.

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