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With a rowdy Dwarven "ha ha, YES!" (does anyone else think that cheer was voiced over by Ed McMahon?) and a flash of coin pouches, Update 1.2 arrived in RIFT this past week. It was a rather meaty update, with new content, some well-deserved zone improvements, and the much-discussed looking for gr...

May 18th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Amazon's taken a leaf out of Apple's advertising book (Mac vs PC, anyone?) by going head to head with the iPad maker in the most recent Kindle television ad. Most noticeably, the spot delivers a low blow to the iPad's comparatively poor screen visibility in direct sunlight. As far as ads go it's r...

September 21st 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

After all of the kerfuffle earlier this week about Apple shutting down racy apps in the App Store, it appears that the company might be creating a special place for all of that suggestive and sexy content. We received a tip and a screenshot (seen above) from a developer who pointed out the new "E...

February 24th 2010 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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X3F readers may recall the announcement in late March that web production company Safran will soon be producing original short video content for Xbox Live's Video Marketplace. We now have new details regarding the upcoming content thanks to G4TV, which is reporting a casting call for one of the ori...

April 23rd 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Mabinogi is an engaging MMO by Nexon, the makers of Maple Story, Audition, and Kart Rider. The name is derived from the Mabinogion, a collection of old Welsh stories. In that sense, it's well-named; Mabinogi is billed as 'your fantasy life', and much of what happens in the game follows a gentle, pa...

March 25th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Although wearables that control your iPod are far from new, Korean-based JWin is hoping to lure in the beach goers by developing an iPod-friendly bikini top. Reportedly, the tops come with the play / pause, track, and volume controls sewn right in and communicate with a wireless dongle that you inse...

August 14th 2007 at 11:12am 0 Comments
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The latest installment of the Onechanbara series will debut on Xbox 360 next week in Japan. Is it significant that this cult franchise has jumped from PlayStation 2 to Xbox 360? Has Microsoft finally scored a key victory in Japan? Definitely not. In fact, Microsoft likely prefers to distance itself...

December 11th 2006 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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Silicon Era noticed that Japanese Xbox 360 owners will be getting a full remake of the popular, super-gory, budget console title Oneechanbara, or Zombie Zone, as it was called when a version of the game hit UK stores. The game's formula is simple: Endless host of defenseless zombies...

September 1st 2006 at 3:15am 0 Comments
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It's summertime, folks, which means funtime summery stuff like blankets, beach balls -- even bikinis -- get upgrades. Though not the first of its kind, the $190 Solestrom UV-metering bikini, which happens to look like something straight out of a Bond film, tells you where the sun's at on the UV scal...

July 26th 2006 at 8:25am 0 Comments