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Taking air guitar to higher levels – Nintendo Wii Fanboy

Guitar Hero the video game seems to be very poplar on Digg. Makes me want to head to IGN or some other gaming community site and see what is the real deal with the game.

Digg pick link quote:

Forget Guitar Hero — these guys are doing it for themselves. Turning the Wii controls into a guitar, that is, and it’s pretty awesome. Clearly, this guy doesn’t need no instructions to know how to rock.

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April 17, 2007 Posted by | Digg Link Picks, Game Consols, Gaming Culture, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

Canadian retail chain site warns that the 360 Elite may kill Sarah Connor

Interesting… a digger asked to be dugg down in comments ratings… and gets positive ratings instead. 108 (so far) positive ratings. The comments tend to be about how Future Shop and Best Buy are the same thing.

LOL and check out the guy who said “ew firefox. use Internet Explorer”! The responce: “That is like saying “White Power!” over and over, while walking in an all black neighborhood in your favorite big city.”

Digg link pick quote:

Future Shop is a Canadian national electronics chain exactly like Best Buy (though we have them, too). Looks like someone got bored in writing up the Xbox 360 Elite description on their site, as it contains a nod to a certain 1984 sci-fi movie starring a certain Governator. Beware if your Elite comes with greetings from Skynet.

read more | digg story

April 8, 2007 Posted by | Digg Link Picks, Game Consols, Gaming Culture, Social Bookmarking | 1 Comment

Penny Arcade Presents the PlayStation Store Experience

85 comments so far and 1400+ Diggs. The actual comic is pretty funny… not that funny, but funny. The comments are ok. Pretty normal for Digg. If your a gamer you will want to read the comments. You might pick something up or want to bring a topic up on the gaming boards.

Quote from digg link:

“Like some idiot alchemist they (Sony) are able to transform good news into bad news, or turn gleaming triumph into wretched defeat.”

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March 2, 2007 Posted by | Business, Digg Link Picks, Game Consols, Gaming Culture, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

The Towel Trick fixes 360’s?

The Towel Trick fixes 360’s? « The Xbox Domain

Well, look what the web 2.0 is dishing out today. From Gizmodo to here on WordPress we have a story about saving your XBOX 360 with a towel.

Now, why does this work? heck, why does anything work after doing something wierd to it.

As usual, the web community can come up with some interesting responces to such a situation. We have about 30+ responces to this piticular subject on the site mentioned above:

aha the three lights…..

My trick works too..take a vacume, make sure it has the hose attachment, and suck at the xbox360’s vent for about 3 minutes. It will never turn off again, well mine didnt.

Comment by Denis S — January 16, 2007 @

The next generation of 360 will have a disclaimer for nerds that put their house on fire thanks to their toweled 360.

Comment by Fabrice France — January 15, 2007 @

My system bricked the other night shortly after getting the new dashboard update. I have a third generation xbox 360 and it has already broke. I can understand that its a complicated piece of hardware to mass produce and can accept that it is totally bricked. I should have got the intercooler. lol

Comment by Alex — January 15, 2007 @

And I guess this is why it works… darned if I know:

THe reason why it works is because some hardware in the 360 has a cold solder. a cold solder is when two peices of metal SHOULD be connected through a solder, but they arent, but when heated up, they expand and connect.

Comment by tomwans — January 15, 2007 @

Isn’t the web a great place? Now you can fix your broken XBOX with a towel. Only in America.

January 16, 2007 Posted by | Game Consols, Gaming Culture | 1 Comment