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Monster Cable giving away two CES Mary J. Blige concert tickets

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Music,

Mary J. Blige CES

As just about all of you know, is the be-all end-all event of the year for those of us who adore gadgets. That is just how it is. Our friends at Monster Cable just let us know about their big giveaway, and we figured you guys might be interested in what they have going on. They are giving away a pair of premium seating tickets to their Mary J. Blige concert, happening in Vegas during CES. The winner will even get flown out, on Monster Cable’s dime, and put up in a Vegas hotel as well. Not too bad. Hit the link below to enter.

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Don’t Forget: We are giving away Skitch invites!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Apple, Software,

Skitch Splash Screen

We just wanted to throw out a friendly reminder for all of our readers using . We are running a contest where we will be giving away two invitations to the amazingly fantastic Beta. If you missed it, check out our Skitch review to see what all the fuss is about, and hit our Skitch discussion thread to make your entry. All we want to know is what you’d Skitch. The contest ends on October 10th, so get in quick!

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The Sad Reality (Shows) of Summer

Pirate Master

After , like Charlie, went into the great beyond (well, at least until 2008), my TiVo has become a vast, barren wasteland.  Like any TV-deprived person, I’ve upped my Netflix queue, but that’s not enough.  I’m still jonesing for new episodes of television, and lo and behold, these past two weeks I got to see the premiere of two new reality shows, “Ex-Wives Club” and “Pirate Master.”  My thoughts now?

It’s going to be a long summer.

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The Bleeding Edge 119: Microsoft Vanishing Point Party

When Microsoft threw the final Vanishing Point bash in Seattle, we made sure we were there to see what all the fuss was about. In this episode, we interview those who made the contest happen, and talk about some of the prizes. Want to know all about the grande prize trip to space? It’s in here…


A New Type of Gamer?: Hardcore Casual Gamer Wins $1,000,000

Posted by Michael Cardiff Categories: Casual, Internet, PC,

Casual Gamer with checkYou know about the hardcore gamers, those pale ghostly figures that inhabit internet cafes late into the night, furiously dealing out death with clicks of the mouse. And you’ve heard of this new breed of “casual” gamers, folks who are more interested in short, pick-up-and-play gaming sessions. Well, we may be witnessing the birth of a new type of gamer - the hardcore casual gamer. (Maybe we should call them casual-core gamers?)

Witness Kavitha Yalavarthi, winner of the Worldwide Web Games competition, and proud recipient of a cool $1,000,000. The one million dollars was hers after beating out 70 other contestants and playing Zuma, Bejeweled 2, and Solitaire really REALLY well. 

Shortly after winning the million-dollar prize, Yalavarthi woke her parents with a late-night call to break the news. “Mom, Dad, you know those casual games that I play online?” Yalavarthi asked. “Well, they’re not so casual anymore. I just won the $1 million grand prize.”

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