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Come To Dolores Park With Capcom 4/23 To Frolic, Tatsumaki Senpyuukyaku

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 23, 2011 3:46 am

Hey San Franciscoans, if you bother to check your RSS feeds tomorrow when you're hungover from gearing up for the holiday weekend, make sure to swing over to Dolores Park in San Francisco's Mission District with your Nintendo 3DS and copy of Street Fighter IV in tow.

 

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Capcom and Destructoid are teaming up for a day in the park together, with lots of SF IV swag and even SF IV themed pizza! Wait, really? Like pizza in the shape of Blanka's head or something? That's incredible. Full post after the break!

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lets You Smell Like Your Avatar. Yes, Seriously.

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 23, 2011 3:31 am

What does a half-elf smell like? According to Black Phoenix Alchemy, "White sandalwood, beeswax, white tea leaf, oud, and a hint of sophisticated urban musk". That's right- all you players of Advanced Dungeon & Dragons, and any other fantasy-based role-playing game for that matter, now have an arsenal of scents to add to your battleaxes, maces and broadswords.

 

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Black Phoenix Alchmey, purveyor and manufacturer of "dark, romantic Gothic" scent and oils, has expanded its catalog to include those inspired by old-school RPG experiences. The North Hollywood, CA-based "Lab" is offering a variety of scents for all sorts of classic races and classes to augment any gaming session. Or you know, to just hit some bars. Imagine the conversation:

 

"Hey, you smell good, what is that?"

"Shimmering celestial musk with vanilla, white honey, acacia. And sugar cane."

"Wow. What's that called?"

"...GOOD."

 

Because that's what it's called, along with Neutral, Evil, Chaotic, and Lawful. And let's not forget that they're offering Half-Elf, Elf, Dwarf, Mage, Paladin, Rogue, Warrior, and so many other wonderful concoctions. They can be yours for $17.50 each, or you can request some samples. Either way, check out this site and impress your party with you array of character-enhancing odors.

Chrono Trigger To Hit PS3- Hell Yes

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 23, 2011 2:25 am

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According to a report by IGN , the Super Nintendo classic Chrono Trigger will be headed to PlayStation 3 an PlayStation Portable. Chrono Trigger, originally published by Square Enix, has seen a few platforms since its SNES days, including the PlayStation in 2001 and most recently the Nintendo DS. Still, giving that amazing RPG a go on the PS3 is going to suck- all of your free time, that is.

 

IGN had noticed the following on the ESRB ratings site, and noted that it was listed for the PS3 and the PSP. As you can see, the ESRB listing is painfully empty of any information other than the systems for which Chrono Trigger has been rated, but we can imagine we'll see more news in the future. You know, as soon as the PlayStation Network is back up.

 

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Augmented Reality Browser Layar Might Get...A TV Show?

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 23, 2011 1:55 am

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The Amsterdamian Mobile Augmented Reality Browser may have a TV show in the works. A Dutch broadcaster named AVRO is researching new Reality Television shows, and one of the concepts revolves around using Layar to find points of interest around Europe. The show, entitled, "MeesterJacht", would concentrate on people embarking on scavenger hunts, looking for clues of historical import, apparently regarding famous composers- I don't know, the video is in Dutch. Still kinda makes sense, but the specifics are kinda lost on me.

 

 

Evidently AVRO already enjoyed success from a show involving mobile phones- the aptly named "The Phone" had random contestants picking up previously-hidden mobile phones, upon which they would be sent on a mission for an eventual cash prize upon completion. That show was wildly popular, so who knows! You could be seeing Augmented Reality experiences played out on your television in the near future.

Cydia App Keeps Your Jailbroken iPhone From Tracking You- Free At Last!

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 23, 2011 1:03 am

Attention jailbroken iPhone users: want to continue to use that awesome unlimited data plan from Sprint and be off the grid? There's an App for that. Thanks to a new Cydia app called Untrackerd, you can prevent your iPhone from storing all of that pesky locational data.

 

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If you haven't kept up this week, your iPhone is "secretly" tracking your position, downloading your latitude and longitude along with the timestamp. This information gets cached in a secret file, which wouldn't be that big of a deal if it weren't easily and readily accessible because the file i unencrypted. Whoops. Oh yeah, and it downloads onto your computer when you sync your iOS device. This data file can be accessed and deleted through (drum roll) jailbreaking your device! Enter Cydia, the jailbroken app store, and the Untrackerd app, which you can use to continuously clean out those storage protocols.

 

Not entirely sure if it will fix the whole FaceTime stalking issue, but it's good to feel unwatched, even if it voids the warranty on your post-pc device.

 

Right?

Friday Morning Roundup for April 22, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Apr 22, 2011 1:59 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - April 22nd, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- Foxconn P67A-S Motherboard @ ixbtlabs

- Gigabyte X58-OC Preview @ Overclock3D

- ASUS Rampage III Formula Intel X58 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

- ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Motherboard @ Madshrimps

- Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard (B3) Review (QuadFireX @ 4.8ghz) @ Kitguru

- ASRock E350M1 AMD Fusion APU Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 - B3 Revision Motherboard @ Hardware Heaven

- ECS P67H2-A2 @ Phoronix

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Download of the Day: Google Chrome 12.0.742.0 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 22, 2011 8:20 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 12.0.742.0 Beta.

 

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

 

One box for everything

 

Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

 

Thumbnails of your top sites

 

Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

 

Incognito mode

 

Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.

 

Safe browsing

 

Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.

 

For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 12.0.742.0 Beta

 

- Contains stability and performance fixes.

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Microsoft and Sony looking at 2014 for new consoles, continue to milk the current consoles (and their customers) in the meantime

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 22, 2011 6:11 am

Looks like current rumbles are right, Microsoft and Sony will continue to milk the current generation of consoles for another few years at least - even though they're at the boundaries of what games can offer. Both companies are waiting the fight out and looking to Nintendo for the launch of their next machine by the end of next year. An insider who has worked with the first-party companies like Sony and Microsoft has said:

 

Both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they're delaying, to milk the current [generation] and fill in previous craters better.

 

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Kotaku's insider believes that any new Xbox in 2013 would only be a Kinect-upgraded 360 and not the next-gen console that would be expected in 2014. The same source says that Microsoft doesn't even know what parts will be put into the next-gen Xbox (which I find very hard to believe, surely things are being sourced or at least talked about now).

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Microsoft patent apps that let you buy things, grabs Apple by the balls and says "who's your daddy?"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Apr 22, 2011 5:47 am

Some very interesting news has just popped up on my RSS feed, Microsoft back in 2004 (you know, before all the cool Interent, App purchases, iPhones, Androids and everything that makes out lives better) filed a patent application for what is claimed "a way to make purchases through a network-connected portal with a 'streamlined interface'". It pretty much targets eBookstore Apps (Kindle, Kobo, etc) as well as magazine and newspaper apps such as NYTimes and WSJ. Not only that, it covers retail apps like Amazon and any streaming content apps like Pandora or Audible.

 

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With this new patent info, what does Apple have to say? Aren't they the ones flinging hit with an s in front of it at everyone who tries to use the word "App" near "Store". Well, this is definitely an interesting development and something I'm sure Microsoft are grinning about.

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