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MSN Web Search is getting better.
So for a while now I've been trying to give MSN Search a chance. But a few months ago when I would try to use MSN Search instead of another provider, I would quickly give up and go back to my old ways. Then things started to change. I'd try MSN once in a while, not find what I wanted, and look elsewhere. But instead of seeing a set of clearly superior results, I started seeing pretty much the same thing. As in, no one could get me what I wanted. Not without a more refined query, digging into several ......

Posted On Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:55 PM

Jack Thompson is an asshole.
I think I've got enough evidence to back that up. If you aren't aware, this guy is the Anti-Violent Video Games sleezeball lawyer from Florida that even other Anti-Violent Video Game sleeze distances itself from. He also has lied about having the support of the National Institute on Media and the Family. But most recently, he published his “Modest Proposal” - promising to donate $10,000 to charity if a video game developer created a game that he describes in the letter. So someone did ......

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2005 10:32 PM

New Xbox 360 viral marketing campaign.
In the same vein as ILoveBees, OurColony, and Origen 360, a new campaign seems to have emerged. It's centered around this site: www.hex168.com For those of you that went to whip out your calculators, yes a hex 168 would be decimal 360. Team Xbox has some interesting pictures apparently related to the story. They also suggest that an informant told them the meaning behind the campaign will be revealed on October 18th (this Tuesday). Some speculate that it might be the first chance to preview an actual ......

Posted On Sunday, October 16, 2005 7:12 PM

Chris writes about the HD DVD vs BluRay battle
While reading this, something jumped into my mind. Sony is like the kid who plays Monopoly and always loses because he spends the entire game trying to get boardwalk. Meanwhile, the other players drain him dry with their countless (but less expensive) properties. Sony seems to be obessesed with formats. Every chance they get, they introduce a proprietary format (Betamax, Minidisc, Memory Stick + 18 incompatible variations, UMD, and so on). They're willing to sacrifice anything “for the format.“ ......

Posted On Friday, October 7, 2005 1:36 PM

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