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Limited Edition Xbox 360 Faceplate Giveaway

You want a piece of the action - admit it. As always, we have your hook up. At Microsoft’s press conference, they gave out these Limited Edition Xbox 360 customized faceplates - only 5000 have been manufactured. Here is your chance to own one. Just reply to this post letting us know which Xbox 360 game you are most interested in and why. Answers that just name a game along with an explanation like “Because it looks cool!” or “I love that series” need not apply. We want some well thought out answers here. Those that comply will be put into a random drawing, and will win this rare collector’s item in a matter of two weeks. It is 1871 out of 5000. This, as always, is open to US residents only. We have a close-up image of the customized area after the jump.


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Suse 9.3For all you Linux gurus, SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 is now available for download via FTP. Just head on over to the SUSE mirror list and download from a nearby server. I recommend you download the mini install instead of the whole DVD. Usually you will only install a handful of applications rather than need a full DVD of applications.

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110v OutletsIf you are not among the lucky auto owners with 110v outlets in your means of transportation, then you too can be like those people that are able to make their own coffee in their car or never have to buy car adapters for their cell phones. Just follow the instructions by Liski to install some power jacks in your car. Just remember to exercise the proper safety precautions when doing this mod.

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Playstation 3

Sony plans to launch their next generation console in the spring of 2006 – be it in the US, Japan or Europe is unknown at this point. However, details on what powers the Playstation 3 are now available courtesy of Kotaku. Check out the full details after the jump.


So you’ve seen the new console and have seen what powers this next generation console; so what can we expect to be playing on it? Big ups to Gaming Horizon for putting a list of games together based on the demonstration on Monday’s conference. Many are titles we were already expecting (Metal Gear Solid for example), but others are unknown at this point. We’ll have some actual screenshots for you to drool over soon enough.

  • Fight Night 3 (EA)
  • Final Fantasy 12 (Square Enix)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami)
  • Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)
  • Formula 1 (Liverpool)
  • Tekken (Namco)
  • Gundam (Bandai)
  • Untitled sequel to Red Dead Revolver? (Rockstar)
  • Killzone (SCEA)
  • Vision Gran Turismo - GT5 (Polyphony Digital)
  • I-8 (Insomniac)
  • NioH (KOEI)
  • Eyedentify (SCEJ)
  • Fifth Phantom Saga (Sega)
  • Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory)
  • Warhawk (Incognito)
  • Killing Day (UbiSoft)
  • Motostorm (Evolution Studios)

Read More | Gaming Horizon


PS3 Images

Sony’s new console looks a lot like the complete opposite to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. While the new Xbox will remind you of an inhale, Sony’s Playstation resembles an exhale. Earlier it seemed as though Sony was going for the small and sleek look with the release of the redesigned Playstation and their slick PSP; now it seems as though they just tried to jam all that power into a case and worry about looks later. Oh well, the games do look amazing. At least we’re not disappointed with the insides! Check out the rest of the images after the jump.


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With E3 about to start the Press Conferences have already begun.  Tonight,  Sony and Microsoft make their announcements with details about their systems.  Above is the first picture of the Sony PS3 for the Public. If you check out the writing on the system it looks a lot like the text from the “Spiderman” movies.  The system is really slick!  At the moment Andru is out in LA at the Microsoft Press conference and I’ll be out in LA to join him for the rest of the fun tomorrow.  We will be giving you the run down on everything as soon as possible! To check out the specs on the PS3 read more.

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With file sharing at an all time high, Netgear has created a brand new toy. This isn’t for sharing over internet (per say), but it does make it a lot easier to share the files you’ve downloaded between computers on your network.  Netgear’s Storage Central allows you to place any 2 IDE hard-drives into it and plug the unit into your router.  Since you’re plugging this into the router it will show up on your computer as a network drive.  This is a great solution to backing up your files for easy restore. The unit costs $129.99 and should be available in a month or so.

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E3 2005 Gear Live Coverage Alright guys, we are excited to be at E3 this year, and we plan to make the best of it by hooking you up with a bunch of content straight from the show floor. If you want to know what is happening at E3, be sure to keep Gear Live bookmarked. Here are some of the features you can expect from us over the next few days:

  • Live E3 Moblog: Our editors will have their camera phones snapping images of the coolest sights at the show. Games, cool booths, hot booth babes…all updated in real time. Wanna check it out? The moblog can be seen here.
  • On location video coverage of the event. We will even optimize it so that you can download it straight to your PSP or mobile video device.
  • Podcast interviews with tons of influential people in the industry, including a couple of surprises. Be sure to subscribe to the Gear Live Podcast feed. We will be putting up a lot of exclusive audio content over the next few days.
  • Coverage of the big three press briefings, along with interviews with Microsoft executives and an exclusive look at the Xbox 360 games.
  • A phone number will be posted which you can use to give us a call to tell us what you would like to see covered.
  • A lot more that we don’t want to give away just yet!

Seriously, we are stoked to be at E3 this year. We plan to bring you all a nice representation of the whole E3 experience.


TSA Xray Machine With Airport screening at an all time high, the TSA is looking at implementing a new type of screening technology called “backscatter,” to make it easier for the Screening Agents to locate any dangerous hidden weapons. Great Idea you say? Well, the downside to this technology is that as you are screened by this great invention you are practically being eyed up by the agents.  Yes, this controversial technology not only makes it easy to find hidden objects you might have, it makes it so the agents can see through ALL of your clothes.  The TSA plans to deploy this technology in several airports, but are not saying where and when. Some say this is an invasion of personal privacy and I agree. What do you all think? Reply with your thoughts.

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