Coffee Talk #358: Your Most Wanted Games of E3 2011

Posted on May 31st, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 35 comments
The next few editions of Coffee Talk will be about E3 2011. Today, let's talk about the games you're looking forward to learning more about at E3 2011. A bunch of my industry friends are high on...

Sony Unveils Official PS3 Wireless Headset for $99

Posted on May 27th, by raymond padilla in PS3. 4 comments

Sony wireless headset PS3 Sony Unveils Official PS3 Wireless Headset for $99

Sony Computer Entertainment America has unveiled the official wireless headset for PlayStation 3. It comes with an MSRP of $99 and connects to the PS3 through a USB transmitter. The headset appears to be stylish, but it’s interesting that it uses a USB transmitter instead of Bluetooth technology. Although Bluetooth would have allowed for more versatility, I’m guessing that Sony achieved better quality through a standalone transmitter…that or the company loves proprietary devices.

Here’s a clip from PlayStation Blog:

Featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, the Wireless Stereo Headset lets

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Coffee Talk #357: Your NBA 2011 Finals Prediction

Posted on May 27th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Sports, Today's Specials. 91 comments
The 2011 NBA finals are set! It'll be the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Miami Heat. Who do you think will win? Who are you rooting for?!? As for me...

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on May 27th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 51 comments

LA Noire What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I finished my review run of L.A. Noire a few days ago and promptly started a new run just to enjoy the game. It fits into my wheelhouse way more than the Grand Theft Auto games or Read Dead Redemption. It’s more along the lines of Heavy Rain, but with more traditional gameplay. It mixes in elements of Phoenix Wright and Trauma Center with some light action. I really dig the game’s atmosphere — awesome music and a very cool black-and-white mode. Aside from that, I’ll be playing … continued

Google Wallet Let’s You Pay With Your Phone: Do You Care?

Posted on May 26th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech. 5 comments

Google Wallet Google Wallet Lets You Pay With Your Phone: Do You Care?

Google unveiled its first steps for Google Wallet, a service that lets you pay for goods and services through your mobile phone. Instead of swiping a credit card, Google Wallet will use near field communication (NFC) to transfer money from your account to a vendor. Advantages include less things to carry and a potentially more secure way to pay. Disadvantages include new types of security threats to worry about. Here’s more info from Google’s blog:

You’ll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field

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Did You Sign Up for Sony’s Free Identity-Theft Protection?

Posted on May 26th, by raymond padilla in PS3, PSP, Today's Specials. 4 comments

Sony has rolled out its free year of identity-theft protection through AllClear ID Plus as part of its compensation for the recent PlayStation Network hack job. The sign-up process is simple and the protection seems comprehensive. If you’re a PSN customer then please let me know if you’ve signed up or if you plan to. How has your experience been so far?

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