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FCC Commissioner Says Gaming Addiction a Leading Cause of College Drop-outs

By Nick Breckon, Dec 11, 2008 1:19pm PST

A Federal Communications Commissioner has said that online gaming addiction is a "top reason" for college drop-outs, using World of Warcraft as an...

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"Dude exactly! I came here from former USSR, having finished trigonometry in 6th grade. Only ..."

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Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Feb 15, 2008 6:00pm PST

I am a terrible TF2 player. Not sure what to do about that outside of crying to me mum. So awful. :( Global Mars mission? HD DVD about...

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"damn im a noob, which one do I get if its vista basic and 32 bit - the 86 one?"

- niceguynick see all 2192 comments

Rumor: Best Buy Discontinuing 80GB PS3 (Updated)

By Aaron Linde, Jan 24, 2008 5:52pm PST

Update: In a response to Shacknews, an SCEA representative did not comment on the subject of Best Buy's alleged discontinuation of the 80GB PS3,...

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"If they drop the $499 PS3 and add the software emulation to the $399 PS3 I will strongly ..."

- phinn see all 56 comments

FCC: White PS3 Bound for North America (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2008 11:32am PST

Update: A Sony Computer Entertainment America representative has responded to Shacknews' inquiry, insinuating that the filing was routine and is...

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"I'd definitely be surprised if they cut the price again. They just cut it a few months ago. ..."

- theflux see all 40 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Jan 18, 2008 6:00pm PST

Ok... I give in. Having a Roomba vacuum your place every morning is pretty darn nice. Considering I have a dog and a cat in this place the thing...

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"When we lose a species there is a potential loss in human life through the loss of products that ..."

- alexthegreat2 see all 6895 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Jan 15, 2008 6:00pm PST

So I imagine at least a few people who read this website are at least vaguely familiar with myself, Maarten and Remo from shackmeets etc. But have...

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"You don't know what your talking about =(. But go ahead, buy a Bose sound system, enjoy your POS ..."

- Toth21 see all 2846 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Jan 09, 2008 6:00pm PST

Oh my god Speedball 2 Demo up in the hizzy DNA database ethics Glowing baby pigs FCC up in Comcasts junk DTV demand More...

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"dont know if anyone has told you but the salvaging skill book costs 900k. it DOES pay itself ..."

- yAak see all 2547 comments

$399 PlayStation 3 Rumors Gain Momentum

By Chris Faylor, Oct 02, 2007 12:44pm PDT

The non-stop rumors of a $399 PlayStation 3, which recently gained steam with the apparent uncovering of a new PS3 model, show no signs of slowing...

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"No. The system was a 60GB (with hardware backwards compatibility) for $499. You had to ..."

- ThomW see all 28 comments

FCC Filing Reveals New PlayStation 3 Model, Price Cut Rumors Abound

By Chris Faylor, Sep 27, 2007 2:34pm PDT

An FCC filing uncovered by DailyTech may lend credence to the non-stop rumors of a $399 PlayStation 3. Listed as model number CECHG01, the...

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"LOLOLOL The Wii didn't "launch well behind first place", it is still sold out and it is IN ..."

- Riplakish59 see all 26 comments

Evening Reading

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 31, 2007 6:14pm PDT

One more from me because I love you all FCC approves open access Graceland getting overhaul Kids get green beans replaced at school Nicole is...

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"p if the game supports it and you have the wii setup for p. usually when you boot a gamecube ..."

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Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Apr 03, 2007 6:22pm PDT

Ok so I attempted to hack in a little 'read more' deal for those monster size stories that have been showing up here lately and we've just about...

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"That's still honestly not worth it - no shit - if they knocked 100$ off the Premium, diff story."

- abrasion see all 2287 comments

Late Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Mar 26, 2007 7:30pm PDT

What, Monday already? Sheesh. Lets get to it. - Vista selling twice as fast as XP did - Dude, sugar batteries - The latest on net neutrality and...

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"I don't have an iPod anymore, but if I did still have my Shuffle, I'd be using Amarok."

- protozone see all 1959 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Dec 29, 2006 6:00pm PST

We're just kinda cruising around here obviously through the holidays as we prepare for what we're hoping will be quite a 2007. I suspect this...

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"I feel guilty having gone over to TSO. But I'm leveling so much faster now."

- MaJeStu see all 6702 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Feb 09, 2006 6:12pm PST

Well all those changes to the new Americas Army sure look interesting. Thanks Uncle Sam! - Google Desktop scary - Dudes rockin G rated - Apple...

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"Go read Dissertation on Roast Pork by Alexander Pope I believe it is."

- Lunatic Angelic see all 2497 comments

Evening Reading

By Steve Gibson, Jul 19, 2005 7:00pm PDT

For those of you waiting to hear back about the opening here I've started calling a few guys back and will be emailing all the guys who made past...

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"...except reviewerss, sometimes. Most apparent when they assign someone who doesn't like ..."

- Fayk see all 1650 comments