Mouse Computers roar, not squeak

Mouse Computers roar, not squeak
PC gamers in Japan can rejoice with a couple of new offerings from Mouse Computers. The two new beasts are the Masterpiece F6140 and the Nextgear A2450GT. They both share the following specifications which are guaranteed to keep the frames coming despite the thick and fast action on-screen – an AMD Athlon 64X2 5200+ processor, a GeForce 7900 GTX graphics processing unit, 2GB of RAM, a dual-layer DVD Multi-Burner, and a 320GB hard drive. The Masterpiece and the Nextgear are different in the amoun…
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Xbox 360 sales hits 600,000 mark in US

Xbox 360 sales hits 600,000 mark in US
Since November 2005, the Xbox 360 has sold more than 600,000 units in the US alone. Complaints of short supplies during the holiday season and a faulty power adapter did affect the final sales figures. Microsoft will attempt to meet consumer demand for this console by engaging a third manufacturer next month in an effort to ramp up production. The Redmond giant expects to sell between 4.5 and 5.5 million Xbox 360 consoles by June 30 this year.Via ReutersFiled in Gaming..…
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Exer-station: work hard, play hard

Exer-station: work hard, play hard
We tried this innovative “joystick”, and it was not effortless for sure, but here is the idea: having your muscles work while you play. You have to push hard forward to accelerate and the controller is very responsive, I crashed my boat often and that was fun! This gadget from Powergrid Fitness has won the CES Best of innovations Award in Electronic Gaming and is compatible with the major video game consoles. The effort level is adjustable; it is possible to burn 350 calories per hour using it (…
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Xbox 360 Liquid Cooling

Xbox 360 Liquid Cooling
You’ve all heard of the stability issues of the Xbox 360, right? One of the many theories is that the console overheats and crashes. It’s quite frankly possible, because I bet that they are being manufactured at yields limits to respond to the demand. CoolIT has just announced a liquid-cooling system that totally replaces the original air-forced cooling of the Xbox 360. That would be pretty sad for consumers if they had to liquid-cool their game console… Talking about the strong demand for the X…
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Xbox Live Diamond card adds a dash of exclusivity

Xbox Live Diamond card adds a dash of exclusivity
Microsoft’s Xbox Live Diamond card is offered exclusively to paid subscribers of Xbox Live. Owners of Live accounts with a 1 year pre-paid credit will receive a free card that entitles the cardholders to freebies and deals at selected stores. This credit-card sized card comes with a personalized gamer tag with a dash of Xbox 360 on it. Microsoft is cranking up its marketing arm to work with more partners for potential mutually beneficial deals. Sign up today if you have a Live account. Via Fragg…
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1st generation PSP card readers from China

1st generation PSP card readers from China
Those looking for alternative memory storage choices on the PSP will be pleased with flash card adapters from Chinese manufacturers. All 3 models have a maximum 4GB cap that is due to the firmware limitation rather than the product itself. The Neo 2-in-1 (CF adapter only) and Neo 4-in-1 (CF, SD, and MMC) are attached to the PSP via the Memory Card slot. The Neo 5-in-1 is actually a Neo 4-in-1 with an AA battery pack and a couple of USB slots. Prices range from $80 to $100 depending on the model.…
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Sony PSP experience price cuts in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Sony PSP experience price cuts in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Sony has slashed the PSP’s price in both Hong Kong and Taiwan on November 1. The PSP Value Pack in Hong Kong will experience a 10.1% discount, retailing for $200.30 while Taiwan will see a huge 15% cut dropping to $212.90 from $250.50. Hopefully, this drop will affect North American and European prices as well.[Via PSP Updates]Filed in Gaming..…
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3D glasses for the PSP

3D glasses for the PSP
Konami and Sony have hopped into bed to create a pair of 3D glasses for the PSP – and its functionalities extend beyond the realm of conventional gaming. You can also create and view 3D websites on your PSP with this pair of 3D glasses. Metal Gear Acid 2, scheduled for a December 8 release in Japan, might be the first game that will take advantage of such a feature. Mind boggling stuff, but 3D glasses tend to be more of a passing gimmick than anything else.[Nikkei via Popgadget]Filed in Gaming..…
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Gran Turismo Cockpit by Movetech

Gran Turismo Cockpit by Movetech
Italians always have a magical touch when it comes to cars. Just take a look at Movetech’s latest masterpiece – the Gran Turismo Cockpit, usable with a PS2 or PC. You now have the freedom of completely adjustable driving position and pedal platform with left foot rest. When not in play, the GT Cockpit doubles up as an office chair or a decent TV table. Bring home the authentic GT driving experience for €350 – its worth the price. (specs below)[Via Gadgets Weblog]• SIZE: 139 x 40 x 61 cm• WEIGHT:…
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Game Boy Micro debut with brisk sales

Game Boy Micro debut with brisk sales
Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro, the sexiest iteration of the Game Boy Advance handheld console has better than expected sales since its launch in Tokyo, Japan. Its stylish appeal saw brisk movement although it could not top the GBA SP’s launch figures. The world’s smallest console is meant to attract female and casual gamers with its compact, stylish design. Available in silver, purple, black, and blue, the GBM will debut in US on September 19 with a retail price of $99 while Europe will have to wait…
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