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Blizzard Says No to Boll

posted Sunday Apr 27, 2008 by Scott Ertz

Blizzard Says No to Boll

Two weeks ago we talked on the show about Ewe Boll and how awful his movies are. Well, in addition to all of the people who have signed the "get out of movies" petition, the guys over at Blizzard agree as well. Ewe Boll and his bad ideas made a presentation to make a World of Warcraft movie, and Paul Sams almost laughed. That is what we wanted to hear: a gaming company that doesn't want their good name ruined.

Blu-Ray Wins

posted Tuesday Feb 19, 2008 by Scott Ertz

Blu-Ray Wins

After weeks of rumors, Toshiba announced today that they would no longer developing or producing the HD-DVD format. They have lost a lot of traction lately, with Target, Blockbuster, Netflix and Wal-Mart, plus studios like 20th Century Fox and Warner all announcing allegiance to Sony's Blu-Ray format.

Toshiba has said there are an estimated 1 million HD-DVD players globally, so Sony's decision to include Blu-Ray into their PS3 may not have been such a bad idea after all, having sold 10.5 million consoles alone globally, which has lead to the decision by these retailers and studios.

We would also like to congratulate Sony on finally developing a technology that people want, after a string of bad luck (Betamax, Hi-8, MiniDisc).

PLuGHiTz Technologies Looking for New Staff Member

posted Saturday Jan 5, 2008 by Scott Ertz

PLuGHiTz Technologies Looking for New Staff Member

PLuGHiTz Technologies is looking for a new staff member, and it could be YOU. If you are interested in current gaming, Internet, music and technology news, have a good sense of humor, and can put it to use in writing, we need you. Here is what we want you to do: read the Engadget article at the bottom of this post, write an article based on the information and email it to staff@plughitz.com. Remember to write it in a catchy, comical way. If you need inspiration, think Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. That is your mission, if you choose to accept it. This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1...

Time Travel With City of Heroes

posted Sunday Dec 9, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Time Travel With City of Heroes

A new patch will give you some cool enhancements for your City of Heroes account.

The "flashback" ability will allow you to go back in time and "participate in exciting events from the history of Paragon City and the Rogue Isles. Heroes and villains can also use this feature to play or replay hundreds of missions from earlier in the game," according to Matt Miller, lead developer for both City of Heroes and City of Villains.

In addition to flashback, there is also a new weapon customization tool. All of this in a free update!

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