Posts Tagged ‘games’

First Marijuana Vending Machines Go Live In Seattle

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday.

The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer’s age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green.

Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant’s flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.

“It’s historic, there’s just no other way to state it. We saw the repeal of prohibition in the early 20th century and the mark that made on our country and the companies that did it right,” Patrick said. “We’re in that stage. This will only happen once in our country’s history, the repeal of this prohibition.”

The machines have a touchscreen where buyers can make orders, play video games and read medical information about the products. They swipe their medical marijuana IDs or driver’s licenses to make sure they can legally purchase the goods and must pay in cash or bitcoin since the federal government doesn’t allow debit or credit cards to be used in the sale of marijuana.

Like machines that dispense soda or snacks, ZaZZZ intends to speed up the distribution for those who don’t want to wait in a line at the dispensary.

BEYONCE CREEPS ON JAY Z TEXTING DURING BASKETBALL GAME

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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In the past, Beyonce has been spotted keeping a very watchful eye on her husband Jay Z’s phone, and most often her creep activity seems to occur during basketball games.

Jay and Bey recently attended the Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets basketball game, where the Nets fell to a disappointing 113-99 loss at their home court in the Barclays Center. As usual, the couple’s baller lifestyle allowed them to sit and enjoy the NBA action courtside, so their view of the game could not be disrupted by any foam fingers or drunk and screaming fans standing in front of them. Their courtside seats also offered nearby photographers the opportunity to capture clear shots of the loving Carter couple engaging one another naturally throughout the four quarters, which produced priceless moments such as this.

At one point during the game, Jay Z pulled out his phone to exchange a few texts with some of his contacts, which quickly caught Beyonce’s attention. Over the course of their marriage, numerous rumors of infidelity have tried to infect their happy home; none of which have been proven true. However, Beyonce continues to keep a watchful eye over her superstar husband, and was caught clearly by cameramen sitting on the opposite side of the court as she gazed at Jay’s phone intensely to see who he was chatting with.

Luckily, it seems as though the person on the opposite end of the conversation was not a threat to their family in any way, as a pleasant smile formed on Bey’s face soon after Jay concluded his texts and they continued to laugh together and enjoy each other’s company for the rest of the game. Still, her creep face was truly a priceless picture.

Source VladTv

Man Buys Playstation 4, But That’s Not What Was In The Box

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Man Buys Playstation 4, But That’s Not What Was In The Box
It wasn’t quite getting coal for Christmas, but it was pretty close.

Can you imagine purchasing an expensive item only to find out it was a box of rocks?

That was the case in Colorado. A Stapleton man thought he was buying a PlayStation four, but he got this instead two bags of rocks.

Igor Baksht bought a PlayStation 4 bundle at the Walmart in Stapleton last Friday. He said an employee who got it out of the locked cabinet told him the PlayStation was previously returned. He opened the box before wrapping the gift for his 13-year-old niece.

“Just to make sure everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” said Baksht. “When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.’

He found two bags of rocks wrapped up like the cop drama version of rectangular kilos of drugs.

“I couldn’t go back because they already were closed,” said Baksht.

He said he went to a 24-hour Walmart and was told he would have to go back to the store where he made the purchase.

On Saturday, he said he went back first thing in the morning.

“He said they cannot do anything about it because they don’t have proof, how it came in, nothing,” said Baksht.

7NEWS reports they were skeptical of his story, but in previous years other customers have been duped by the same scam. In 2012, an Alabama boy opened his Nintendo 3DS and found a box of rocks. In the last couple of years, multiple people found notebooks inside their newly opened iPad boxes.

He said he called the store multiple times and even called the corporate office.

“I never stole anything in my life. The most criminal thing that I’ve did, I got a driving ticket,” said Baksht.

On Christmas Eve afternoon, the store manager called Baksht and told him to bring the box back to the store.

“If they give me a PlayStation, I’ll take a PlayStation if they give me the same bundle that I paid for. If they give me another console plus two games, I’ll take that, but if they don’t have it, I’ll take the money back and buy it from somebody else,” said Baksht.

He said when he bought the PlayStation last week, the employee who took it out for him also said the box was a bit heavy.

“I’ve never bought one before, so I don’t know how much it has to weigh,” said Baksht.

On Christmas Eve night, the store manager returned the game console and gave him his money back.

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Torii Hunter Returning To Minnesota Twins

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Torii Hunter, the 16-year veteran free-agent outfielder, is returning to his roots with the Minnesota Twins.

Hunter, after playing five seasons for the Los Angeles Angels and two with the Detroit Tigers, has agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million deal with the Twins, a source familiar with the contract confirmed to ESPN.com senior writer Jayson Stark.

The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles were also reportedly in the running for Hunter.

The 39-year-old outfielder hit .286 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs in 142 games this past season with the Tigers.

Hunter played his first full season for the Twins in 1999 and has put together a career that includes five All-Star appearances, nine Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards.

Hunter is a career .279 hitter with 331 homers and 1,310 RBIs.

Former NFL Vikings Star Orlando Thomas Dead At 42

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Orlando Thomas (pictured), a defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings, has passed away at age 42 after a seven-year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease,

Thomas, a second-round draft pick out of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1995, played solely with the Vikings until 2001. The former player who stood 6’2″ and around 225 pounds most of his playing career, reportedly whittled down to a mere 70 pounds at the time of his passing. Thomas had a noteworthy career with his team, starting 82 of 98 career games for them and intercepting 22 passes. He scored four touchdowns, two on fumbles and two on interceptions.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. People diagnosed with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is no cure and only one drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that modestly extends survival. The viral Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS.

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GX Gaming Series Maurus X Review

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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The GX Gaming Series Maurus X is a professional grade gaming mouse designed by Genius. Lets see what they have to say about this product vs what I think of it:

 

Bigger is Better

Genius: Larger and heavier than the original Maurus, the Maurus X is designed for maximum comfort, so gamers can play for hours without experiencing any wrist or hand soreness. And thanks to its 50g (1.8oz) metal weight, precision movements can be executed with ease.

Me: The Maurus X is a tad bit bigger than what most would consider an average sized mouse which in my opinion does make it more comfortable for longer gaming sessions and their claim of precision is feel is accurate and it is noticeable when going from an average mouse or track pad to the Maurus X. 

Genius_MaurusX_03Performance Plus Style

Genius: The Maurus X not only performs like a high-end gaming mouse, it looks the part too. The rear logo and mouse wheel light up in a bold red, and the intensity and pulse rate can be modified. Meanwhile, the top of the mouse features a polished black and red surface, while the sides have textured, rubbery grips for total control.

Me: Just looking at the Maurus X, it look very intriguing. The concave left and right mouse buttons feel more natural and the mouse wheel is very precise when doing things like selecting a weapon while gaming. The lights on the mouse are a nice touch aesthetically pleasing to the eye but ultimately not useful. It could serve it’s purpose in more obscure ways such as if you knock your mouse off the table during a late night match you are almost guaranteed to find the Maurus X before your opponent finds his mouse. The polished black finish isn’t anything special in my opinion but the rubber sides are great for handling the mouse with ease.

Genius_MaurusX_01Assign Up to 8 Macros

Genius: All six buttons, plus the scroll up/scroll down mouse wheel inputs, are fully customizable, so gamers are able to assign up to eight macros. The intuitive Maurus X GUI makes creating macros a breeze, and also lets users quickly switch between five profiles.

Me: Being able to customize all the buttons on the Maurus X is fantastic. The only problem is the placement of the buttons themselves. Okay really just one of the buttons frustrated me and that was the “M2” button on the right side of the mouse. The “M1” and “M2” buttons, in their most basic function, are simply your forward and back buttons if you are browsing the internet. The problem with the “M2” button is that it is a pain to use. The pinky finger is just not designed for pressing buttons. If these buttons were both placed on the left side of the mouse they would be easily accessible by the thumb with a rocking motion that any gamer would be used to on any platform.

Adjust DPI on the Fly

Genius: Changing the DPI on a mouse has never been easier. With a press of a button, gamers can adjust the DPI from 800 up to 4000. Plus, with its overclocking SG-Core-i sensor and up to 1000hz adjustable polling rate, the Maurus X provides highly accurate targeting even at low DPI settings.

Me: Being able to change DPI one the fly (That is how sensitive the mouse is to movement) is really handy when you are switching games often. Some games require you to be quicker and other require you to be more precise with your clicks. The Maurus X lets you do that without having to go through your control panel and edit your mouse functions. Simply press the button in the middle of your mouse and before long you will have the DPI set perfectly to the game you are playing. It couldn’t be easier!

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Genius: The Maurus X is currently available in North America for the suggested retail price of $49.90.

Me: Retailing the Maurus X for $49.90 is a little high on my opinion. There are plenty of other mouses out there that do the same thing, minus the lights, for less money.

 

Bottom Line

The Maurus X is a good mouse, but not a great one. It has most of the things gamers look for in a mouse (DPI button, good mouse wheel) but is missing a few component (extra weights for better customization) and it also has extra things that don’t really matter (customizable lights). Taking all this into consideration if you are just getting into PC gaming the Maurus X is worth the money if you have the cash to spare, but once you get some experience under your belt you will probably be looking elsewhere.

Genius Brings A Whole New Racing Experience – Speed Wheel 6 MT

Friday, July 12th, 2013

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Genius is pleased to announce the release of the Speed Wheel 6 MT. Compatible with PC and PS3, the Speed Wheel 6 MT with 11” gaming wheel, manual transmission and foot pedals brings a realistic driving experience to simulated racing.

Dual-motor Force Feedback

Powerful force feedback brings a new dimension to racing games. Feel the traction of the tires on the road, the vibration of the engine, the shifting of gears. The feeling of connection to the car lets gamers experience racing games to their fullest – as well as improves lap times.

All The Buttons Needed for Complete Gaming Control

All the PS3 buttons are present on the Speed Wheel 6 MT including directional pad, so you will be able to play your games to the fullest. For PC gamers, all buttons on the wheel can be bound in-game to desired functions.

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The steering wheel and foot pedals of the Speed Wheel 6 MT are slip-resistant for optimal performance in grueling endurance races.

Compatible With Most Tables & Desks

The two c-clamps can adjust to fit a wide variety of tables and desks. One c-clamp on each side ensures a sturdy and solid connection that won’t rattle or budge.

Unique Racing Wheel Design

The driving wheel of the Speed Wheel 6 MT features a racy red and black design, while the rear of the racing wheel resembles a tire and shiny rim.

Price and Availability

The Speed Wheel 6 MT is currently available in the United States for the suggested retail price of $89.99.

Genius_Speed_Wheel_6_MT-003System Requirements:

  • PC or Sony Playstation 3
  • Available USB port
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Windows® 8/7/Vista/XP/2000/ME/98

 

Package Contents:

  • Force feedback racing wheel
  • Foot pedals
  • Two C-clamps
  • Extension cable
  • Driver CD
  • Multi-language user manual

 

Product photos and detailed specs are available at: Genius

Genius Introduces the F-1000 Arcade Stick

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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Bring arcade-quality control home to your PC or PS3

June 18, 2013, Chino, California – Genius is pleased to announce the release of the F-1000 Arcade Stick. Compatible with PC and PS3, the F-1000 Arcade Stick brings professional level arcade-control of the latest games to gamers in their living room.

Arcade-Style Layout

With an arcade-style 8-button layout, and 4-axis ball-handled joystick the F-1000 Arcade Stick, gives modern gamers the more precise control that an arcade layout provides – helping them take their gaming to the next level.

All the Buttons You Need and More

In addition to the Select and Start buttons, the F-1000 boasts 13 buttons, including a Turbo button. 12 of the buttons correspond to buttons on a standard Playstation 3 controller, and have markings showing which button they correspond to. This makes the F-1000 an excellent option for gamers who want to make the transition from a standard Playstation 3 controller to an arcade stick.

Strong and Sturdy Metal Base

Weighing in at a solid 1.866 kilograms, the F-1000 comes equipped with a durable metal base. This base increases the F-1000’s heft and provides a solid and secure feel when you’re draining your opponent’s life bar.

Long Cable for Comfortable Gaming

The F-1000 comes with a 3 meter USB cable as well as a 1 meter extension cable, giving gamers a longer reach than many wired controllers, and letting them crush foes in comfort from the couch.

Availability

Now available in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of US$59.99.

For more product information, please visit: Genius

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Package Contents

F-1000 arcade joypad

Extension cable

Multilanguage user manual

 

Specifications

Body Weight: 1.866kg

Body Size (LxWxH): 300 x 220 x 120mm

Compatible with Microsoft Windows® 7/8 /Vista/XP/2000/ME/98 OS and Playstation 3

Square Enix Announces E3 2013 Lineup

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Square Enix today announced its broad spectrum of next-generation and current generation console, PC and mobile game products to be unveiled during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013, June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #1647. The company’s portfolio features new games from signature franchises, a re-imagined classic along with compelling new properties.

FINAL FANTASY®, one of the most successful game franchises of all time, will have a dominant presence in the publisher’s booth with bothFINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™, a stunning massively multiplayer online role playing game that will enable players to create their own FINAL FANTASY adventure, and LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII, the epic conclusion to the series. Square Enix will also unveil the first look at the next-generation of FINAL FANTASY.

THIEF™ is the reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of Garrett’s reach. The mystery thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect™ will haunt attendees as an entirely new game property where the main character travels through both a modern day Salem, Massachusetts and a ghost world to solve his own murder. Square Enix will also introduce DEUS EX®: THE FALL™, the new installment of the award winning DEUS EX series. Additional mobile and tablet games will also be at E3.

“Square Enix continues to show its global creative presence like no other game publisher with products from its internal studios around the world as well as key partners,” said Yosuke Matsuda, representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “As the industry continues to diversify and expand Square Enix is poised to lead that change with products showcased at this year’s E3.”

Along with hands-on demonstrations of many games, E3 attendees will be able to experience exclusive theater presentations for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm RebornTHIEF and Murdered: Soul Suspect.

For the audience not attending E3, Square Enix will host an innovative live online broadcast from its booth, allowing the publisher’s passionate community to get a sneak peak at the new titles’ content and interact with Square Enix developers. Viewers worldwide will be able to tune in for the duration of the show (June 11 to June 13, 2013) for a unique insider’s perspective into Square Enix at the show. For a full schedule please visit:

YouTube: www.youtube.com/squareenixpresents
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@squareenix
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SquareEnix

The announced E3 lineup for Square Enix:

Consoles and PC

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

FF Realm Reborn

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to have been completely rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on all systems, gameplay and player experience. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn invites players to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.

 

 

Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, Windows® PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: August 27

THIEF

Thief

THIEF is the reinvention of the classic franchise that allows players to take on the role of Garrett, the Master Thief. As the tide is about to turn in the City, Garrett, takes cover amidst the growing uprising and sneaks into the Baron’s manor to steal his most prized possession.

 

 

 

Platforms: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (A Square Enix Company)
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: 2014

MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT

The hardest case to solve

The hardest case to solve is one’s own murder. Murdered: Soul Suspect takes players into a whole new realm of mystery where the case is personal and the clues just out of reach. When Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, gets caught up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and newfound supernatural abilities.

 

Platforms: Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Airtight Games
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: Early 2014

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII

Lightnings return

As Lightning, it is your mission to save souls so they may be brought to a new world. However, with only thirteen days remaining, not everyone can be saved.  Armed with all-new weapons, player customization and battle abilities, you are in a race against time to fully understand your destiny.  It all ends here.

 

 

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: February 11, 2014

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX

Kingdom Hearts

Fully remastered in high-def, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX andKINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories titles. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colorful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

 

 

Platform: PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: September 10

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION® – DIRECTOR’S CUT

Deus Ex D Cut

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT is the enhanced return to one of the most critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time. By offering players the chance to advance through the game in multiple and vastly different ways, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT provides an experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. Director’s Cut features include visual improvements, overhauled boss fights, reinforced combat mechanics and much more making it the ultimate HUMAN REVOLUTIONexperience.

 

Platform: Nintendo Wii U™
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (A Square Enix Company)
ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
Available: 2013

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster

FF X2

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster takes players into the adventures of Tidus and Yuna in beautifully remastered high definition.

 

 

 

 

Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system
ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: 2013

Mobile and Tablet

DEUS EX: THE FALL

Deus Ex the fall

DEUS EX: THE FALL is the next chapter of the award winning DEUS EX series. Developed by Square Enix Ltd. in collaboration with the original DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion, DEUS EX: THE FALL is a story driven action-RPG and the first DEUS EX in the series to be released on mobile and tablet devices.

 

 

Platform: iOS
Developer: Square Enix Ltd./ Eidos-Montréal/ N-Fusion
Available: Summer

MINI NINJAS®

Mini Ninja

Mini Ninjas is the first mobile and tablet game in the action adventure franchise.  Based on authentic ninja values, this beautiful, fast-paced game takes players on an epic journey, free from gruesome violence and high on Ninja fun. Hiro and his Mini Ninja friends run, jump and slash their way through spellbound lands to retrieve the stolen artefact from the dragon.

 

 

Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Magic Pockets SAS
Available: Now