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Shareholders Sirius About XM

posted Wednesday Nov 14, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Shareholders Sirius About XM

Yesterday, shareholders approved the acquisition of XM by Sirius after 10 months of deliberation. The merged company promises more programming options, better packages and exciting hardware. Sirius already has great programming, including Howard Stern, with most sports programming, and the addition of XM's sports programming will create an unbeatable system. On top of that, the new Sirius TV, which might be launching on the new Sportster 5 receiver, makes this a must-have product. Let's hope the morons in Washington don't screw this up.

Lego Batman For Reals

posted Tuesday Nov 13, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Lego Batman For Reals

It's real, the next installment in the amazingly fun Lego videogame franchise is Batman! In this game, you will be able to play as either Batman or Robin and face off with all of the villains from the story.

We are hoping that this will follow in the footsteps of the Star Wars predecessors and be one uber-amazing game.

Happy Birthday XBL

posted Tuesday Nov 13, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Happy Birthday XBL

Thursday marks the 5th birthday of the service that changed console gaming as we know it: Xbox Live. As a birthday present to us, Microsoft will be launching a new service which allows users to download full classic games, like Halo and Psychonauts, to their consoles. These XBox Originals will run 1200 Microsoft Points (or $15).

In addition, for those of you who have been around since the beginning, Microsoft will be kicking you 500 free points to use as you choose.

Add to that, 360 owners can all download Carcassonne on Nov 15 and 16 for FREE. Plus, download the new update to the system, which will be adding all kinds of nifty new features, possibly even DivX support (we'll see).

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