Olympus has announced a new digital still camera for the Japanese market, set to hit retail in May. The Olympus CAMEDIA X-600 seems to be your basic digicam with a 3x optical zoom along with a 4x digital zoom. As far as size goes, the camera is a mere 18.3mm in thick with a 2-inch LCD screen. There is 14 MB of onboard memory, which is really virtually nothing these days. Luckily, it also supports XD cards up to 1 GB.
Another strange twist on the everyday alarm clock has emerged. This time it comes in the form of a rumbling sea anemone shaped device. Similar to the Clocky which rolls away when it goes off, Aaron Tang’s Sea Anemone clock does the same. The difference here is that the Sea Anemone clock rumbles much like that of a child’s toy. Due to its shape, it moves in random directions which means you must chase it down to turn it off. Once you find it, the device continues to rumble until you find the hidden button to turn it off.
Sony’s recent announcement of their new MMORPG Auction site seems to have upset another MMORPG maker, Mythic Entertainment. Mythic Entertainment is the creator of Dark Age of Camelot MMORPG. Mythic’s CEO Mark Jacobs had this to say about the decision, “I’m disappointed with the decision from a leader in the MMO industry to go down a path which in the past, has been an anathema to them and remains so to just about every other MMORPG company in the industry. I think that not only supporting the sale of in-game characters, items and currency, but also taking a ‘cut’ of those sales, is not only a mistake but one of the worst decisions in the history of the MMORPG industry.” Jacobs also goes into discussion about how if you were to buy an item on StationExchange and Sony had to delete that item from the game, users would be pretty upset.
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Sony has announced a new site for Everquest II fans/players. Station Exchange is now the official online auction site for Everquest. The benefit for users using this service is that when an item or character/account is in an auction it is removed from the game until the item is sold. So no more worries about bidding on your High-Level Elvan Mage with the possibility of losing it once you win the auction. This is a great thing for EverQuest II players the world over.
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Alright guys, time for another Gear Live Giveaway. This time we have an iRiver H320 digital audio player for one of you. If you want it, simply tell us what - if anything - you would like to see on our new gaming site, Playfeed. If you have an idea about some features you would like to see on the site, let us know and you will be eligible to win the H320. A big thank you to Handheldsfree.com for sponsoring this giveaway. You can score a PalmOne Tungsten T5 from their site, which you can visit here. We are gonna give you two weeks for this one, but only if you are a United States resident. If not, no contest for you.
So we got our hands on a copy of WrestleMania 21 for the Xbox yesterday. I must say, Studio Gigante did seem to get most of the major things right, but they skimped out on a lot of the minor details that make a great wrestling game. I have a few pros and cons on WrestleMania 21 after the jump.
For all the gamers who were excited about the Dual-Core Athlon, you may want to hold off on purchasing one. AMD has released a statement saying, “Gamers, AMD’s upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.” The reasoning behind this is mainly that games have to be programmed specifically to work with dual-core processors. This is much like what happened when Hyper-Threading was introduced by Intel. At this time AMD’s FX-55 Chip has a 200 MHz gain over the top of the line X2. Until games start being programmed to take advantage of the Dual-Core chips, this is a better way to go.
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For everyone who uses P2P to download files be on the lookout. According to antivirus company Sophos, a hacker has created a virus that will wipe your music collection clean if you happen to catch it. The virus, named Nopir.B, is designed to look like a DVD cracking program to bypass disc copyright protection. When the program is launches, it searches your hard drive for MP3 files along with select programs and removes them from your PC.
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Yet another picture has popped up about the Xbox 360. This one looks a lot like the one from last night and also looks like the picture previously given to us on OurColony.net. Check it out.
Update: Another image has been obtained. This one is of the memory card unit. The card reads 64MB - eight times the size of the current Xbox’s memory card.
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Sony has announced its newest series for its line of laptops – the T2 series. This series is made with the mobile office user in mind. The system is powered by a Pentium-M Ultra Low Voltage 1.2GHZ processor which allows it to achieve up to 7 hours of power on a single charge. The T2 comes equipped with a 10.6” widescreen LCD which should be great for on the go movie viewing and includes quick buttons for media control. Of course with any of today’s laptops, wireless networking and Bluetooth is integrated as well as a DVD-RW drive. There’s no clear date of when you can get your hands on this 3-LB laptop.
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