We have done a lot of legal stories here on The UpStream but none quite as interesting as this one. Google has sued the United States Government. Now, we know Google is not afraid
to take on a government, but they don't usually go after the country they operate out of.
Why has Google sued the US government? It's because they are offended by one of the stipulations in a contract that they are bidding for with the Department of the Interior.
What stipulation has them so mad they are suing? Hit the break to find out.
It is official - the Xbox 360 Dashboard update we have all been waiting for has arrived and it is downloading to a 360 near you. Now before you get all excited, remember that Dashboard updates rollout gradually over the course of a few days to prevent server overload. If you sign in today and do not get an update notice, don't panic: you will get it within a few days.
More importantly, as Major Nelson reminds us, DO NOT sign off and on over and over waiting for the update. This will not grant you faster access to the download, it will only anger your friends who will see the notifications every time you sign back on. Trust me, the new Dashboard is not worth losing your
Modern Warfare clan.
What can you expect from the new Xbox 360 Dashboard? Hit the break to find out.
If you thought
viral Old Spice videos were awesome and you are a Microsoft fan, you'll appreciate this! Microsoft has teamed up with Isaiah Mustafa, the awesome Old Spice Guy, for a marketing campaign, at least in Australia, to promote Windows Phone 7!
Want to see a short commercial with Isaiah in it regarding WinPho 7? Hit the break!
It seems like I can't go one week without Steve Jobs finding some imaginative way to say and/or do something that I feel compelled to write about for a variety of personal reasons that originate from a dark and scary place with enchanted creatures. Similar adjectives may be used by some to describe Jobs himself and if you consider that blasphemy then this article probably isn't for you.
Hit the break to find out how the world is according to Steve.
As you may or may not know, Lionhead Studio's game
Fable III is about to hit the shelves this Tuesday. I have some good news for those of you that are planning on buying the game and some kind of good news for those of you that pre-ordered the game. First, the kind of good news. If you were wise enough to pre-order Fable III you will get an exclusive chance to make another mark on the world of Albion, by creating your very own villager! The only problem is that they (Lionshead) have been having some technical difficulties when it comes to creating said villager. While there have been a few slight detours here and there it seems as though it is up and running again, but we will only be able to tell if the character creator really works once the game launches this Tuesday. In case you are wondering if you can still get your hands on a redeemable code to creator a villager, the good news is that you can; just make sure you make your character by the expiration date of November 23rd.
For the really good news, hit the break.
This week Blizzard fans everywhere spent copious amounts of money to travel across the country to attend Blizzcon. I am here to weed through all of the fluff, to bring you some information that you might be interested in hearing. I am sure some of you out there are still anticipating Blizzard's third installment in the
Diablo series and it just so happen that we recieved a lot of info regarding the highly anticipated game. Ranging from information about one of the new classes known as the Demon Hunter, or the fact that Diablo III will indeed be featuring Player Versus Player content (OMGZ AWESOME). If you wanna see a more in depth analysis of the pvp you can go here and check it out or if
information on the demon hunter is what you are after check
Given that it is Blizzcon it is only natural and to be expected that we get some sort of info about their newest expansion to their life sucking mmo
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. While we didn't get to see much we did get to see the opening cinematic, which you can check out below. Or if video's aren't your cup of tea' you can check out these bad boys.
Now before you go sayin "But Josh! Didn't they say anything about
StarCraft 2?" Silly listener/reader! Of course they did. If you have, like myself, been playing StarCraft 2 lately you may notice that there have been a lot of mod's being created based off of other popular game series some examples being Starjeweled, based of the casual puzzle game Bejeweled, if that doesn't float your boat and you are a fan of food networks Iron Chef, how about you try out Auir Chef? Those are just a few of the mods that were on the show floor at Blizzcon that will be coming to the game soon. So as you can see a lot went down at Blizzcon this year and if you have any questions feel free to contact any of us on the show.