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If you live in the States and your boss, professor or authoritative role loves you, you've got Memorial Day off! The Microsoft Store is observing the holiday with a buy two, get one free sale on Xbox One games, and while you probably won't receive your order in time to relax with them on Monday, y...

May 24th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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While everyone commemorates Memorial Day in their own way, more than a few of us find ourselves with a few extra hours during long weekends to clock some WoW time. You might prefer the battlegrounds or you might prefer to get a little extra LFR raiding done. If you're especially studious, you might...

May 28th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's Memorial Day weekend in the United States. And so we feature the Girdle of Eternal Memory. It's a silly, meaningless gesture in the face of the overwhelming sacrifices made by the members of our uniformed services, but it's the one we have. So this weekend, I hope you take a moment or three of...

May 24th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Here's a little iPad magic for your Memorial Day afternoon -- turns out the iPad really is a "magical" device. I'm not sure what app video is being used here, but I think it's a proprietary one, and probably not something you could use yourself (unless you know how to do some of the great slight-...

May 31st 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Towel Day may not have fallen on a Friday, but in this week's WRUP we're celebrating belatedly and ensuring that all of the writing staff are hoopy froods who know where their towels are. For those of you with no idea what I'm talking about, you can get a start by listening to the infamous Dougl...

May 28th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Usually, I try to make Phat Loot Phriday a relatively light-hearted, goofy column. It's a little way of relaxing at the end of a week. It's the nice, cold beer I pop open after a busy week of blogging. This is not the case today. This weekend is America's Memorial Day. It is a day during which we...

May 28th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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SCVNGR looks like an interesting idea for an iPhone app: It's sort of a virtual scavenger hunt, composed of a series of "challenges" at certain real-life places that are found via the GPS on your iPhone. When the iPhone first released with GPS, the idea of a real-life MMO was something I wanted to...

May 27th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Wait, you're telling us that you still haven't hit 10th Prestige? Is this some sort of joke? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been out for like, a hundred years. Whatever the reason for your pathetic, amateurish ranking, you can give yourself a boost by playing during this three-day Memorial Day...

May 25th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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FROM: JOYSTIQ MGMTTO: READER DEPT [US]RE: Memorial DayATT: meat.jpg (credit: sanctumsolitude)To all members of the Reader Department [US],It has come to the attention of Joystiq Management that today is Memorial Day [henceforth referred to as 'Memorial Day']. As such, we have learned that a great d...

May 25th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Memorial Day in the United States, a time when we celebrate the memories of our fallen soldiers by visiting memorials, breaking out the BBQ grill, and jumping into all of the swimming pools opening for the summer around the country.There's a lot of interesting things that have happened the past...

May 25th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Well, as old school as 2006, anyway, as Epic has announced another Gears of War 2 weekend event. This weekend, the sequel will get a touch of the original Gears of War experience, as Epic will be turning off the concussion from smoke grenades (thank you!), and limiting team size to four in public m...

May 22nd 2009 at 11:15am 0 Comments