Windows Phone Mango’s Xbox Live Features Detailed

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Xbox 360. 7 comments

Mango Windows Phone Xbox Live Windows Phone Mangos Xbox Live Features Detailed

Microsoft has released several details on the next major Windows Phone update (Mango) and how it works with Xbox Live. The question is, “Can you handle the Mango?!?” Just kidding. Moving on from that dated SNL reference, Microsoft’s Shirlene Lim posted a lengthy blog entry on how Xbox Live works with Mango. Here’s an excerpt:

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Games Hub in Mango is its new look: A cleaner and lighter design that emphasizes your game collection and Xbox Live info — the heart of


Flashpoint Will Lead to DC Universe Reboot in August 2011

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Comics. 7 comments

DC Universe 2011 reboot JLA Flashpoint Will Lead to DC Universe Reboot in August 2011

I was visiting Meltdown Comics earlier this week and the clerk noticed that I picked up the first two issues of Flashpoint. He asked, “Are you ready for all the changes coming to DC?” I replied, “I’m out of the loop. What’s going on?” He then explained it to me…and I’m still not sure I grasp it all.

Let’s start with Flashpoint. As you’ve probably discerned from the title, it’s a Flash story. It has Eobard Thawne (Professor Zoom, The Reverse Flash) mucking with time. Barry Allen finds … continued

JK Rowling Announces Pottermore, Coming October 2011

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff, Movies. 1 Comment

JK Rowling has announced her plans for the web site Pottermore. The site will expand on the world of her Harry Potter books by offering new information, e-books, and interactive contests. The Leaky Cauldron has a long list of the site’s features. Here are a few:

  • Pottermore is an interactive new Web site and reading experience with more than 18,000 new words from J.K. Rowling: Much more to come.
  • JKR behind the scenes filming the video picture.
  • An online experience to read, interact with and share the Harry Potter

Coffee Talk #367: Hidden Coins and Smashing Barrels

Posted on June 23rd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 31 comments
I've been having lots of fun playing Dungeon Siege III for the last week, but some of its old-school RPG conventions are...comical. For example, I smashed hundreds of barrels and pots looking for...

Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston Get Hollywood Stars

Posted on June 22nd, by raymond padilla in Movies, Music, Today's Specials, TV. 9 comments

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has announced the latest entertainers to get their very own stars on the world famous Hollywood sidewalk. The list is lead by hotties Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston (in my head anyway). Naturally I saw this announcement as an opportunity to post sexy photos! Other honorees include the late, great Richard Burton, D&D fan Vin Diesel, Matt Groening, and Adam West. Here’s the full list from E!:


  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Vin Diesel
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • John Lasseter
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Sumner Redstone
  • Kate Winslet
  • Richard Burton

This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on June 22nd, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, Nintendo DS, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 6 comments

Ocarina of Time 3D This Weeks Videogame Releases

It’s a great week for videogame releases! FEAR 3 has been getting some good reviews and is a fine pick for those longing for some atmospheric action. Shinki Mikami (Resident Evil) and Suda 51 (No More Heroes) team up on Shadows of the Damned. I totally goofed on Dungeon Siege III last week; it comes out this week. Sorry!

Last, but not least, is the first great games for the Nintendo 3DSThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D!!! I’m so looking … continued