Nintendo Wii U

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Nintendo has finally debuted the much-anticipated next-gen Wii console, the Wii U. If you expecting a simple refresh for the motion-gaming system that started them all you were wrong: The Wii sports a similarly compact yet more traditional look and feel of your classic consoles – deviating from this, of course, with the addition of a 6.2-inch touchscreen-tablet controller. The device also functions as the remote and comes complete with front-facing camera, stand-alone games, photo viewing, video chat, Web browsing, and more.

But don’t worry, Nintendo won’t forgo all familiarity. In addition to allowing up to four Wii Remote or Remote Plus controllers to connect at once, it is also compatible with all original Wii controllers and input devices. Continue reading Nintendo Wii U

E3 2011 Hands-on: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Originally announced in 2009, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has celebrated its last E3. We hope.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was one of my favorite games at last year’s E3, and it remains one of my favorite games for this year as well.  I just don’t want it to be among my favorite games for E3 2012, because I’m hoping it will be out long before that.

Ubisoft is promising an early 2012 release, and rumors of a January target date have been bandied about–whether or not that is accurate, a Q1 release is the plan.  But while the game may not be on shelves until next year, Ubisoft did have a demo of both the single player and multiplayer game available at E3. Continue reading E3 2011 Hands-on: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Cody Wins $25,000 Heads-Up Event

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By Andrew Feldman
ESPN.com

The World Series of Poker announced in early 2011 that there would be a $25,000 buy-in heads-up event as part of the 2011 schedule. There was instant intrigue and excitement among the industry and all the hype resulted in an incredible tournament and the crowning of a 22-year-old British champion, Jake Cody. Besides the $851,192 in first-place prize money, Cody picked up a coveted WSOP bracelet after defeating Yevgeniy Timoshenko in the finals. With the victory, he became the third player in poker history to win poker’s “triple crown,” earning titles on the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.

Jake Cody

“It was,” Cody responded when asked if the triple crown was on his mind during the match. “When it got heads-up, it didn’t seem real, … but when I got heads-up, I was like, ‘oh my god.’ I’m one match away from being the youngest triple crown winner ever, the fastest triple crown winner ever. To make history in this one match … .” Continue reading Cody Wins $25,000 Heads-Up Event

Best of 3

If you haven’t been watching the NBA finals, them flip over the rock you’ve been living under and tune in. I’m a life long NBA fan. I watched my beloved Washington Bullets win their one and only title when I was seven years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I picked the Dallas Mavericks to win the title, and I still believe they will. If you have been watching these finals you’ve seen one of the greatest individual performances in the history of the finals. Dwayne Wade is as awesome a one on one player as I’ve ever seen. Nobody can guard him. He can shoot, drive, pass, post up, run pick n roll whatever you want and do it all beautifully. The only answer that Dallas has had is the zone defense. And they are smart about how they use it. They pick spots, they let the heat get comfortable and then in the forth quarter when the game is on the line they go to the zone. And what about Dirk I can’t say his game four performance was ” Jordan like ” but the story of the the one hundred two degree temperature and him coming alive at the end of the game was something I’ll tell my kids about. This series reminds me of the great Lakers, celtics series of the 80′s. Kareem, Magic, Bird, McHale. Whoever wins the championship this year will deserve it every game has been tough. Lebron James was crowned a king in high school but in this series he’s probably the forth best player on the court behind Wade, Dirk, and Bosh. But the fat lady hasn’t even come out of her dressing room yet. There are three games left so don’t miss em, history is being made and it is being televised.

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