(Source: cinemablend.com)

What the heck is James Cameron’s next movie really about?

James Cameron’s Avatar is like Aliens meets Lord of the Rings if it were written by Al Gore, with the battle of Endor thrown in for good measure. It’s preachy, it’s repetitive, it’s derivative, and in spite of that when you see it up on a movie screen there’s a pretty good chance it’ll be the coolest thing you’ve ever seen.

The New England Journal of Medicine and Weekly World News recently said that men staring at women’s breasts prolong their lives by several years.

“Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female such as Baywatch actress Pamela Lee is equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out,” said (creepy) author Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist.

The team led by Weatherby was made up of (horny) researchers at three (sexy) hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany monitored the health of 200 male subjects for 5 years. Half of the subjects were asked to look at busty females daily, while the others were asked not to. For five years, the boob lovers presented a lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and decreased risk of coronary artery disease.

Scientists at Kyoto University have found that five-year-old chimpanzees were able to beat a group of nine college students on a Brain Age-style touchscreen test that measures memory retention.

Both monkey and man had a .7 second look at a series of numbers, but the chimps accurately completed the tests 80% of the time compared to the students’ 40%.

Watch this video, which shows chimps memorizing the digits after the tiny peek and tell me how the hell we are considered the top of the food chain! If chimps had thumbs, it’s be freakin’ Planet of the Apes up in this bitch

(Source: Michigan Daily)

  • No matter who you are in real life, over Xbox Live if you use a headset you either sound like A) a 12 year old girl or B) a dungeon and dragons nerd. No exceptions. Myself included.
  • There are more people with rural accents out there than I ever imagined.
  • I am much smarter than most people.
  • Although the single-player campaign leaves me feeling competent at a given game, the multiplayer proves this is an illusion.
  • On Xbox Live Uno is Serious. Effing. Business.

The fall Xbox 360 dashboard update is live right now. Have you downloaded it yet?

Here’s what you can expect when you get home from work:

  • DivX / XviD support: This is a big one, and about time that these video formats get a little 360 love.
  • Friend List changes: Personally, I hate this one. I don’t want YOU to be able to see MY friends… but a lot of people disagree and like it. It’s opt-out-able. I will be opting out. I’m a very private person.

How much do you like World of Warcraft? So much that you’d buy a Dell M1730 XPS laptop for $4,500 or more that is stuffed to the gills with WoW exclusives and bonuses.

The laptop drops on December 11th. Hit the jump for details on what it includes.

  • WoW & Burning Crusade in retail boxes
  • Strategy Guides
  • Behind the Scenes, “The Making of WoW” DVD
  • WoW & Burning Crusade Paperback Novels
  • WoW Audio Soundtrack
  • Customers will also receive a Quest Envelope which includes surprise items from Dell & Blizzard (ships separate from system). This will include:
    • Blizzard beta key card w/ five keys used to access future WoW games
    • An upgrade certificate which allows customers to upgrade their accounts to a “Collectors Edition Account” enabling them to get a special in-game pet.
    • Golden Ticket which allows customers to get a pre-paid special custom action figure based on their own in-game WoW character.

The jig is up, Facebook! We know what you did. We’re not exactly sure how you did it, but that was not cool. Don’t track me, bro.

Turns out that Facebook is tracking user activity on the internets without the user even having to be logged in to Facebook. Sites that use Facebook’s advertising platform, Beacon, will transmit data back to Facebook even when the user isn’t logged in.

Facebook was supposed to allow users to limit the amount of data they collect and track, but it still doesn’t change the fact that they are transmitting information when they absolutely should not be.

Director Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall) does not like Microsoft. He prefers Blu-Ray. Here’s what the director posted on his website:

What you don’t understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth.

[UPDATE: An inside source tells me that this is a lie created by a bunch of small blogs trying to  generate traffic (yours truly excluded since I have no desire to generate traffic)]

You may or may not be following the story of former Gamespot editorial director Jeff Gerstmann closely: Not only is it the most recent-flare-up in the timeless war between advertising and editorial in media, it’s also a hell of a soap opera. We’re just glad we’re not involved, because everyone in the story is in a hard place.

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