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That’s on auto-play, but each of those dropping notes corresponds to a button on the controller to the right:

It would be very likely that any US version of this type of game from Activision would skew more toward popular music and established electronic & hip-hop artists, but who knows at this point.

The trademark refers to “computer game software and related instruction manual sold together as a unit; interactive video game programs; computer game discs; downloadable software for use in connection with computer games; video game controllers; interactive video game comprised of a CD or DVD sold as a unit with a video game controller.”

Guitar Hero III gives us No Doubt the week we get NIN in Rock Band and now Harmonix is upping the ante yet again. Next week, Rock Band owners will get the Grateful Dead pack.

It will run $9.99 / 800 Points ($1.99 or 160 points seperately) and feature the following 6 tracks from the Dead.

  • “China Cat Sunflower” (Master)
  • “Casey Jones” (Master)
  • “Sugar Magnolia” (Master)
  • “Truckin” (Master)
  • “Franklin’s Tower” (Master)
  • “I Need A Miracle” (Master)

All songs can be bought individually for $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points) or the whole pack can be purchased for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points).

A recent survey conducted by the American Management Association and The ePolicy Institute found that over a quarter of employers have fired workers for misusing email, and one third have fired workers for misusing the Internet on the job. The study surveyed 304 U.S. companies of all sizes and discovered that a majority of employees fired for Internet misuse were accessing porn or other inappropriate content.

Oh crap.

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(Source: Wired) Be careful who you frag. Having eliminated all terrorism in the real world, the U.S. intelligence community is working to develop software that will detect violent extremists infiltrating World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer games, according to a data-mining report from the Director of National Intelligence.

The Reynard project will begin by profiling online gaming behavior, then potentially move on to its ultimate goal of “automatically detecting suspicious behavior and actions in the virtual world.”

 

This kid is bucking for your job:

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Guess what’s come out of the pumpkin patch news service this time? A video that shows hackers using iTunes to restore an already-jailbroken and activated 1.1.4. The iPhone software bundle (the ipsw file) has been pre-hacked and updates through iTunes to a fully hacked system. Like other hack previews, this one is not yet ready for prime-time. The developers put this together as a proof-of-concept, but hey’ll likely be releasing this method when the actual SDK comes out.

Congratulations again to Pumpkin, roxfan, Turbo, wizdaz, bgm, np101137 and the iPhone dev team.

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OK, they didn’t really try to fry an egg. But for those of us using those first searing-heat MBP’s, you’ll be happy to know the Penryn MacBook Pro’s are a little cooler (temperature-wise anyway). On average, about 10° F cooler, and the fans run slower and quieter. Sorry if this kills any MacGuyver-esque plans of using Penryn laptops as emergency griddles.

For a much more detailed analysis of the Penryn advantages, check out the Engadget post, complete with Xbench tests and a flavorful grid with all the analysis.

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One more reason why we can’t wait for the iPhone SDK to drop. GameSetWatch has a short interview up with developer Steve D of Demiforce about his new iPhone game, Trism. It’s a Bejeweled-like gem matching puzzle game, but the twist is that after getting matched, the gems fall in the direction that the iPhone’s accelerometer tells them to fall. It’s wild stuff, and you can see it clearly in the video above.

(Source: greatwhitesnark.com)           Last Friday night during WonderCon weekend, certified looney tune Brendan Fraser and producers screened 21 minutes of 3D footage from the upcoming film Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.

And by “film,” I mean “amusement park attraction.” It’s the Captain EO of the 21st century, people. But with fewer kid-touchers in shiny pants.

Big shout-outs to Alex of FirstShowing.net, Peter of /Film, Vic of Screen Rant, and Mel of SFStation for whisking me into the ‘press’ section of the event. I might have torn off a pinkie finger in frustration if I had waited in line for over an hour only to experience 21 minutes of an overly-hyped bowl of not much to write home about.

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