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  • What's the deal with: video game reviews (for the 1,000th time)

    Oh, look, someone doesn’t enjoy the game reviews racket anymore. Well, not so much the act of reviewing games but all the drama that surrounds game reviews. Nasty message board threads, podcast after podcast wherein professionals discuss until their throat is sore what makes a good review and how to “properly” review a game, and so on. No more, no more, no more! Read More

  • Video: Peter Ha praises the Palm Pre on G4's Attack of the Show

    No, you’re not seeing things! That’s Peter Ha (and Pop 17’s Sarah Austin) on G4’s Attack of the Show trying very hard to look excited about the Palm Pre. He does a bang-up job! Read More

  • A truly great CES post


    I’ll admit that I’m a cranky bastard at these shows. You guys have essentially entrusted us with the difficult and thankless job of allowing you to subjugate your neophilia through frequent and effusive discussions of new technology and we, in turn, have become jaded, angry, and bitter. Why? Because doing this stuff is hard work. It requires constant attention, the ability to… Read More

  • Nicholas' fondest Christmas memory

    “The Man” is making us doing a little thing about some of our favorite Christmas memories involving gadgets. This is mine. Read More

  • Review scores-gate: Eidos tells reviewers to hold off on Tomb Raider reviews unless they were positive


    From, obviously, Penny-Arcade Go to Metacritic, which is destroying the video game industry, by the way, and check out the Tomb Raider: Underworld‘s metascore. Right now it’s 78. That’s not good enough, apparently. It’s like this: Eidos, which publishes the game, instructed its PR firm to ask sites to hold off on publishing Underworld reviews before Monday (yesterday)… Read More

  • How to ease your girlfriend into liking beer (plus bonus grammar challenge!)

    I’d say 90 percent of the staff here is one weekend bender away from a one-way trip to the Betty Ford Center. But beer doesn’t merely ruin lives, no sir. It can, apparently, ruin relationships, too! That is, unless you follow the advice of The Frisky, a new women’s site that was just brought to my attention. They’ve put together a list of 10 so-called “gateway… Read More

  • Annoy your friends by sending a fake Obama vice-president text message

    Want to annoy your friends today? Go to any of those Web sites (or your provider’s own text messaging page) that allow you to send a text message, then send a message saying Barack Obama has chosen *someone* to be his vice-president. The fun part, I guess, comes if you put someone that will particularly aggravate your friends. So, if they hate Hillary (I can’t imagine why!)… Read More

  • On the Jobs health scandal

    Like Jesus and FDR, Steve Jobs was put on this earth to do good. In fact he’s doing so much good that scumbags like Joe Nocera are getting rambling, expletive-laced calls from him in the middle of the night denying all allegations that Steve-o won’t be around next year to release another line of thinner, more wow-filled PMPs. It went down like this: Joe Nocera, an NYT veteran… Read More

  • CrunchGear's John Biggs is number 29 on some list!

    Better watch out, Drudge. John Biggs is right behind you! There’s a brand new list out there that ranks today’s most influential digital New Yorkers (something along those lines), and guess who comes in at a not-trying-too-hard-yet-not-slacking-off number 29? Yes, the man, the myth, the legend, our editor and friend to the stars, John Biggs. NowPublic takes today’s news… Read More

  • This tube is actually a speaker!

    This is a $22 speaker, but it sure doesn’t look like one! Since it has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, it’s compatible with damn near every audio device you can think of. And just what type of music do we recommend you play with this speaker? Why, Weird Al, of course! Wait, what? Read More

  • CrunchGear update: Comments require emails and names, kids!

    Just a note for you, our faithful readers. Starting right now you’ll have to leave both a name and valid email address to leave a comment. This is to reduce the amount of spam our server has to deal with which should make everything faster for our readers, like you. Don’t worry, we don’t sell, trade, bargain with, mutilate, rub, smell, flaunt, or otherwise do anything with… Read More