Software

Firefox 1.5 Released!

Firefox 1.5

The next version of the award-winning Web browser just got released. If you have not made the switch yet, now is a great time to jump on the bandwagon. Its the safer and more featured alternative to Internet Explorer. Your bookmarks can automatically be imported to firefox when you make the switch. There is nothing to lose, give it a try today!

Get Firefox!

Not convinced? Here are just a few reasons to make the switch:

A Better Web Experience
Firefox 1.5 has an intuitive interface and blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads. It delivers web pages faster than ever. And it’s easy to install and import your favorites. Packed with useful features like tabbed browsing, Live Bookmarks, and an integrated Search bar, Firefox will change the way you experience the Web, for the better.

Faster Browsing
Enjoy quick page loading as you navigate back and forward in a browsing session. Improvements to the engine that powers Firefox deliver more accurate display of complex web sites, support for new Web standards, and better overall performance.

Automatic Updates
The new Software Update feature makes it easy to get the latest security and feature updates to Firefox. Firefox automatically downloads these small updates in the background and prompts you when they are ready to be installed.

Tabbed Browsing
Use tabbed browsing to open multiple web pages in a single browser window, and quickly flip back and forth. Drag and drop open tabs to keep related pages together.

Improved Pop-up Blocking
Firefox’s built-in pop-up blocker has been enhanced to block more unwanted pop-up and pop-under ads.

Integrated Search
Tap into the power of the Web’s most popular search engines with the built-in Search bar, and easily add new engines.

Stronger Security
Firefox keeps you secure when you’re browsing the Web, closing the door on spyware, worms, and viruses. The Firefox community of developers and security experts works around the clock to monitor security issues and release updates to better protect you.

Clear Private Data
Protect your privacy with the new Clear Private Data tool. With a single click, you can delete all personal data, including browsing history, cookies, web form entries and passwords.

Live Bookmarks
Stay up to date with your favorite Web sites and blogs. Use Live Bookmarks that update themselves automatically with the latest content from the Web.

Accessibility
Firefox 1.5 delivers easier navigation for everyone, including those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is now the first browser to support DHTML, which enables Web content to be read aloud – even new kinds of graphics-rich content. Users may navigate with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to navigate documents such as spreadsheets. Firefox 1.5 is also the first browser to meet government requirements that software be easily accessible to users with physical impairments.

Customize Firefox
Select new button controls for your toolbars, install extensions to add new features, or change the look of your browser with themes – the way Firefox looks and works is under your control.

Next Generation Web Support
Innovative new Web applications and services deliver a richer Web experience. Support for open Web standards in Firefox ensures you can get the most out of this emerging class of Web-based tools.

Games

Great games for cheap prices: Part 2

Ok, time to list some xbox titles to get for cheap this holiday. Once again, I think all these games are good and are well worth the price.

Xbox

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory$27.99
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Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory takes you back into the shadowy world of Sam Fisher, a special agent on the front lines of the information war. It’s 2008 when we return to the intrigues of the new warfare; The Japanese economy has collapsed and evidence indicates that it was due to a virus originating from South Korea. The Japanese request American assistance – and Sam Fsher is sent deep into hostile territory, to collect critical intelligence just inches from his worst enemies.
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Unreal Championship 2$19.99
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Unreal Championship 2 brings you the bone-crunching melee combat you’ve come to expect, with some added bonuses and faster action. Become a warrior with superhuman agility as you arm up for battle against the toughest and most unique adversaries you’ve ever seen.
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Burnout 3: Takedown$19.88
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Burnout 3: Takedown rewrites the rules of the road with its aggressive racing action. Get behind the wheel and experience real high-speed action. Use your car as a weapon and battle your way to the front of the pack — by taking down rivals and instigating spectacular crashes.
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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne $19.88
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A violent, film-noir love story with stylish action sequences and slow-motion gunplay.
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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay$19.99
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As Riddick you break out of one the most violent prisons in the universe, Butcher Bay. In a thrilling and frenetic 1st-person shooter you’ll bust out of the triple-maximum security prison amidst vivid, ultra-realistic graphics. The epic story line will reveal secrets about Riddick’s past and cast light upon his future. Features the voice and likeness of Vin Diesel.
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Mech Assault 2 Limited Edition $14.99
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MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf makes all the right moves. It looks better than the original, offers satisfying single-player action, and is an excellent multiplayer game.
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Project SnowBlind $19.95
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In Project: Snowblind, you experience the dramatic intensity of a war through the eyes of a super-soldier. Struggle alongside freedom fighters against the oppressive government forces tyring to conquer a near-future Hong Kong. Play through the most exciting game actuion around — from the frantic chaos of the battlefield to tactical stealth infiltration.
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Games

Great games for cheap prices

Since the holidays are coming and im sure everyone is looking for stuff to get/give I might as well post some games that I personally think are amazingly good and happen to be amazingly cheap. Today I am doing PC titles and will do xbox later.

PC

Tribes: Vengeance$17.99
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Tribes is back with a vengeance. The ultimate high-flying, multiplayer battle experience returns with deadly new weapons, faster and more versatile flight, in-depth strategic team action, and the first-ever Tribes single-player campaign. On a relentless quest for revenge, the warrior princess Julia must unravel a bloody mystery that threatens to destroy the Empire. Through the eyes of six different characters on multiple timelines, this exciting and new single-player campaign immerses you in all the violent history at the heart of the Tribes universe.
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Freelancer$17.99
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Set in the outer reaches of the planetary system, Freelancer combines the action of 3-D space combat; the exploration of a dynamic, living universe; and trading in a rich galactic economy, where a player’s decisions drive the adventure.

Developed by Digital Anvil, this epic adventure challenges players to determine their own reputations and choose their own distinctive styles of play. Players can choose to act like police officers, traders, pirates, or explorers for different gameplay experiences. The open-ended style of gameplay gives gamers a choice between following a linear story line or determining how the story will unfold.

The multiplayer component enables players around the globe with their own servers to fly missions or explore space together.
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Deus Ex: Invisible War$9.99
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Sequel to “Deus Ex”—winner of over 30 Game of the Year Awards—”Deus Ex: Invisible War” takes the original to new horizons. A diversely branching story line and multiple solutions to every problem create a unique gameplay experience every time. Choose your allies and your enemies…the vast free-roaming world of Deus Ex awaits!
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Doom 3 $14.99
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The third installment of the pioneering Doom series takes you into a horrifying, spine-chilling world where you’ll battle for your very survival. Doom III features an enhanced storyline and some award-winning graphics, sound, and bloodcurdling action. the Union Aerospace Corporations’ Mars Research Facility has been overtaken by a massive and demonic invasion and you are one of a handful of survivors. Your frightening journey will lead you through intensely realistic and visually stunning environments as you clash head-to-head with evil. Music by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
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Half-Life 2$23.49
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Half-Life 2 takes the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adds startling new realism and responsiveness. Welcome to a world where your presence affects everything else. From the physical environment to the behaviors and emotions of both friends and enemies, every move has a consequence. Enjoy the unique combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Characters can assess threats, navigate tricky terrain and fashion weapons from whatever is at hand. Lush and realistic environments – objects obey the laws of mass, friction, gravity and buoyancy. System requirements: Windows, 700 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, DirectX 6.0 compatible graphics card/accelerator.
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Unreal Tournament 2004$9.97 ( CD-ROM ), $19.88 ( DVD-ROM )
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If you’re already a fan of the Unreal Tournament series or are just hearing about it for the first time, prepare to stand in awe! This massive gaming package delivers pure bliss and threatens to raise the first-person-shooter standard to a new level. 7 insane modes of combat will serve up whatever flavor of combat you desire. Unleash massive firepower from ground, air and space vehicles to obliterate your opponents. Single-player computer AI features believable and challenging computer opponents while multiplayer allows massive online battles on 35 indoor and outdoor environments.
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Tech

Aliens are real.

Yeah thats right. I know because there is an alien ecosystem growing in the dark recesses beneath the keys of my keyboard. I never really noticed, but its pretty gross looking. Dust and dirt all over it. I started cleaning it (compressed air and a damp cloth of warm water works good) but then decided it was a good enough excuse to buy a new keyboard. I have a new pc anyways and my old one is currently suck without a keyboard. So this somewhat cleaned keyboard is going with my old pc and my new pc is about to get a new keyboard.

Logitech Ultra X
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Pretty nice keyboard at a pretty nice price ($19.99). The shipping was crazy though ($6.99).

Games

Xbox 360 Reviews

Well the reviews have been showing up for a while now and there are already a few must have games. For those of you thinking about getting an xbox 360 and dont know what titles to grab with it, check these out:

Perfect Dark Zero – 9/10
This awesome, high-tech first-person shooter champions the Xbox 360 with its excellent assortment of single- and multiplayer game types, as well as its incredible good looks and dynamic, intense action.
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Project Gotham Racing 3 – 8.8/10
Project Gotham Racing 3 ushers in the next generation of gaming in high-speed style.
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Call of Duty 2 – 8.8/10
On the Xbox 360, this first-rate WWII first-person shooter is every bit as intense and hard-hitting as the PC version of the game.
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Kameo: Elements of Power – 8.7/10
Plenty of original, funny, visually stunning, and fun-filled moments await in Kameo: Elements of Power, which is the first Xbox 360 action adventure game, as well as a standard-setter.
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Condemned: Criminal Origins – 8.0/10
This first-person action game hits you like a sledgehammer with its astounding, stunningly creepy presentation, but it sacrifices opportunities for more shocks and surprises by settling for repetition.
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