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Smuggling contraband into prison via drone is a bad idea, even if you toss morals out the window: the aircraft are noisy, flashy, and require a good amount of skill to fly in undetected. However, some British crooks didn't get the memo. Police report that unidentified suspects tried using a drone...

March 23rd 2015 at 10:09am 0 Comments
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Sigh. We don't know whether to congratulate the enterprising spirit of this venture or to bemoan the sad state of a world where a 60-something-year old lady feels compelled to turn into an iPhone smuggler. Either way, Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport has given us a pretty good reason for...

January 25th 2011 at 6:18am 0 Comments
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The concept is simple: a four-piece band recreates the soundtrack to the original Ninja Gaiden for NES while one skilled player runs through the game with little effort. You may have heard about this before when they previously performed as Contraband (Contra, natch), Megaband (Mega Man II) and Zel...

June 25th 2007 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Contra + band = Contraband. Two guys, no codes, near flawless play -- and they've got a backing band to play all the music. If you're in the area of Athens, Georgia, they are playing at the Georgia Theatre tomorrow night and this writer, in a Joystiq t-shirt, will be there to enjoy the awesomeness...

January 25th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Being an Athens, Ga local myself, seeing a Joystiq commenter yesterday plug local gaming group Contraband gave me an idea ... I can plug them better. Contraband, where rock group Cinemechanica plays the background music while two costumed players run through Contra with no cheat codes (image credit...

January 18th 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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The pirated video games market might be valued at $3 billion, but that figure is paled by the gobs of cash circulating the pirated movies ($18.2 billion) and software ($34 billion) trades. Indeed, pirated games rank a lowly 25th among the world's leading illegal markets; perhaps a testament to gamer...

November 29th 2006 at 4:25pm 0 Comments