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We all spend WAY too much time browsing the internet and sometimes there are sites and stories we find that the world simply MUST know about. This is our chance to share some of our favorite web findings with you! And if you've found a site or story that you think people should know about it-- then post a comment, don't keep these wacky web wonders to yourself! Share!

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    snorkle256

    I guess the only one I hadn't heard about yet was the meth head turning into a nail head.

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    snorkle256

    I guess the only one I hadn't heard about yet was the meth head turning into a nail head.

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    akaBigWurm

    Your just bitter becasue you have not gotten your game yet, LOL

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    akaBigWurm

    Your just bitter becasue you have not gotten your game yet, LOL

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    akaBigWurm

    Or can they?

    And 10.99 for a ransom, WTF? why not $11

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    akaBigWurm

    Or can they?

    And 10.99 for a ransom, WTF? why not $11

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    Rafael Nieves

    not too convinced about the whole password mind control thing... at least not any time in the near future. Is the resolution that high that it can detect a particular thought process or can i put myself through random states of thought and fool the mind control password protection.... Mental hacking looks promising. i <3 TiT btw..... lol... oh my 

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    Rafael Nieves

    not too convinced about the whole password mind control thing... at least not any time in the near future. Is the resolution that high that it can detect a particular thought process or can i put myself through random states of thought and fool the mind control password protection.... Mental hacking looks promising. i <3 TiT btw..... lol... oh my 

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    Rafael Nieves

    [RANT]ALSO Wii is the dumbest name to be bestoyed upon a gaming platform ever... EVER! Gamecube was a cool name, it made sense... Wii is the sound you make when you are sliding down a water slide at the age of 3... or 4... i can't remember..... in any case, it sees like nintendo is bent on heading on down to hell in a handbasket. It's like their doing it in slow motion, it's kinda painful to watch and at the same time your wondering how much does it actually take to regress this gaming giant back into the playing card makers they once were..... Don't get me wrong, the nintendo brand is one to be respected but it seems misguided right about now....[/RANT]

    BTW microsoft does not pay me =) I'm a PC/PS*/GC/XB gamer

    AND also on10, you guys "forgot" to put a link for Wii... I'm sure it just slipped your mind.... I understand, It's hard to concentrate when people are looking over your shoulder. lol

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    Rafael Nieves

    [RANT]ALSO Wii is the dumbest name to be bestoyed upon a gaming platform ever... EVER! Gamecube was a cool name, it made sense... Wii is the sound you make when you are sliding down a water slide at the age of 3... or 4... i can't remember..... in any case, it sees like nintendo is bent on heading on down to hell in a handbasket. It's like their doing it in slow motion, it's kinda painful to watch and at the same time your wondering how much does it actually take to regress this gaming giant back into the playing card makers they once were..... Don't get me wrong, the nintendo brand is one to be respected but it seems misguided right about now....[/RANT]

    BTW microsoft does not pay me =) I'm a PC/PS*/GC/XB gamer

    AND also on10, you guys "forgot" to put a link for Wii... I'm sure it just slipped your mind.... I understand, It's hard to concentrate when people are looking over your shoulder. lol

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    Rafael Nieves

    Next thing you know nintendo's next handheld gaming platform will be called the "Panzee".. lol

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    Rafael Nieves

    Next thing you know nintendo's next handheld gaming platform will be called the "Panzee".. lol

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    scratchex

    Wii aka Weeeeeeeee sounds like a marketing nightmare. Can you imagine the pathetic commercials and campaigns for this thing? They really screwed the pooch on this one, they should've just stuck w/ Revolution. Nintendo has been so behind so I don't anticipate this thing doing well when it's released. I can't wait to laugh at this thing in person next week! ha.

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    scratchex

    Wii aka Weeeeeeeee sounds like a marketing nightmare. Can you imagine the pathetic commercials and campaigns for this thing? They really screwed the pooch on this one, they should've just stuck w/ Revolution. Nintendo has been so behind so I don't anticipate this thing doing well when it's released. I can't wait to laugh at this thing in person next week! ha.

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    Michael

    Some classic funny moments there... pummeling Craig David? Where does the line start? Also, Laura cracks me up.... that little dance at the end had me in tears. Well, almost. Smiley

    Wii would like to know what Yuu at 10 think about the new Nintendo name?
    All I can say is that apart from the dreadful name, the logo has about as much charm as a nail in the head!

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    Michael

    Some classic funny moments there... pummeling Craig David? Where does the line start? Also, Laura cracks me up.... that little dance at the end had me in tears. Well, almost. Smiley

    Wii would like to know what Yuu at 10 think about the new Nintendo name?
    All I can say is that apart from the dreadful name, the logo has about as much charm as a nail in the head!

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    rick

    I dunno about you, but if losing BILLIONS of dollars on hardware (not just talking about the 360) means you're in front, making a profit and being 'behind' sounds good to me.

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    rick

    I dunno about you, but if losing BILLIONS of dollars on hardware (not just talking about the 360) means you're in front, making a profit and being 'behind' sounds good to me.

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    Steven Welsh

    Perfect reason not to do meth right there, 12 nails to the head and didn't even remember it, holy hell what a moron.  How in the hell is piracy worse than child pornography that is just ridiculous!!  I might take you two up on the taking out Craig David offer, that is almost worth it.  I'm not even going to touch on the Wii,  I've seen way to much bashing on the name already.

    PS:  Tina love the Blue Steel look after the intro, awesome!

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    Steven Welsh

    Perfect reason not to do meth right there, 12 nails to the head and didn't even remember it, holy hell what a moron.  How in the hell is piracy worse than child pornography that is just ridiculous!!  I might take you two up on the taking out Craig David offer, that is almost worth it.  I'm not even going to touch on the Wii,  I've seen way to much bashing on the name already.

    PS:  Tina love the Blue Steel look after the intro, awesome!

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    Matthew Mushall

    What's the first rule of advertising....to get people's attention!  Guess what?  Nintendo has it!  You may not like it, but you are certainly paying attention and that's exactly what Nintendo wants.  I'll be the first to say its a rediculous name, but it's a brilliant trademark.  I only wish they had decided to stick another "i" on the end.  A three letter trademark is a bit short.

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    Matthew Mushall

    What's the first rule of advertising....to get people's attention!  Guess what?  Nintendo has it!  You may not like it, but you are certainly paying attention and that's exactly what Nintendo wants.  I'll be the first to say its a rediculous name, but it's a brilliant trademark.  I only wish they had decided to stick another "i" on the end.  A three letter trademark is a bit short.

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    Matthew Mushall

    It's a brilliant trademark.  The first rule of advertising is to get people's attention, and Nintendo has it.  Given, it's a rediculous name, but people are paying attention.  Still...Wii is a bit short for a name.  They should have put another "i" on the end of it or something.

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    Matthew Mushall

    It's a brilliant trademark.  The first rule of advertising is to get people's attention, and Nintendo has it.  Given, it's a rediculous name, but people are paying attention.  Still...Wii is a bit short for a name.  They should have put another "i" on the end of it or something.

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    Neo GeeQ

    After an intro like that, Laura has the audacity to say "if this thing doesnt make you steer clear of drug use, nothings gonna"

    date on article #1, 4/21
    date on article #2, 4/26

    Laura secretly loves Nintendo's Wii

    date on article #3, 4/27

    Laura switches 36000, for 37000

    Laura's digs on Tina = 2

    Laura and Tina's digs on the network formerly known as "TV for Gamers" = 1 awesome one

    btw, what the heck happened to that station?  It used to be the only channel I tuned to... other than [as]  now.... its got barely anything to do with games other than repeats of cheat, xplay and arena....  its turned into a spike clone

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    Neo GeeQ

    After an intro like that, Laura has the audacity to say "if this thing doesnt make you steer clear of drug use, nothings gonna"

    date on article #1, 4/21
    date on article #2, 4/26

    Laura secretly loves Nintendo's Wii

    date on article #3, 4/27

    Laura switches 36000, for 37000

    Laura's digs on Tina = 2

    Laura and Tina's digs on the network formerly known as "TV for Gamers" = 1 awesome one

    btw, what the heck happened to that station?  It used to be the only channel I tuned to... other than [as]  now.... its got barely anything to do with games other than repeats of cheat, xplay and arena....  its turned into a spike clone

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    Matthew Mushall

    These "Today in Tech" segments are probably my favorite.  While the news is old, just seeing you girls together talking about tech is great and really reminds me of all the great work you've done together.  Not only do you read the news well, but you put alot of your humor into it along with style.  Thanks...it's always a pleasure to watch the two of you do your thing.

    Ah...the "Wii"...or should I say Wheeeeeee!  You have to give Nintendo props for the most ingenious advertising ploy.  The first rule of marketing is to get people's attention...and Nintendo has it, rediculous name or not.  It just sounds fun...or funny depending on how you use it.  I just wish they had stuck another "i" or two on the end of it.  I'm not certain I can get used to a three letter name.

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    Matthew Mushall

    These "Today in Tech" segments are probably my favorite.  While the news is old, just seeing you girls together talking about tech is great and really reminds me of all the great work you've done together.  Not only do you read the news well, but you put alot of your humor into it along with style.  Thanks...it's always a pleasure to watch the two of you do your thing.

    Ah...the "Wii"...or should I say Wheeeeeee!  You have to give Nintendo props for the most ingenious advertising ploy.  The first rule of marketing is to get people's attention...and Nintendo has it, rediculous name or not.  It just sounds fun...or funny depending on how you use it.  I just wish they had stuck another "i" or two on the end of it.  I'm not certain I can get used to a three letter name.

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    Matthew Mushall

    The government believes piracy is worse than child pornography because we live in a country where everything revolves around economic policy, regretfully.  Business interests are always the most important factor in this country.  Piracy deprives companies of their ability to rip-off the public...and that is simply unacceptable in the United States.

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    Matthew Mushall

    The government believes piracy is worse than child pornography because we live in a country where everything revolves around economic policy, regretfully.  Business interests are always the most important factor in this country.  Piracy deprives companies of their ability to rip-off the public...and that is simply unacceptable in the United States.

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    Rafael Nieves

    I'm hoping the name change is a publicity stunt which will later actually be the acronym for name of their new controller, which i suppose could be "Wireless interactive interface" *shrug*... Even if i owned a *sigh*Wii, i wouldn't tell anybody about it... I'd also be ashamed to by Wii-games (me Wii-lass...lol sorry got carried away)... unless of course they added a "d" to it.... then at least it would sound cool. "YEAH, I got Wiid at home" then when you get pissed off at it and must throw it out the window for overly frustrating and obtuse gameplay you could say, "I smoked my Wiid"...

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    Rafael Nieves

    I'm hoping the name change is a publicity stunt which will later actually be the acronym for name of their new controller, which i suppose could be "Wireless interactive interface" *shrug*... Even if i owned a *sigh*Wii, i wouldn't tell anybody about it... I'd also be ashamed to by Wii-games (me Wii-lass...lol sorry got carried away)... unless of course they added a "d" to it.... then at least it would sound cool. "YEAH, I got Wiid at home" then when you get pissed off at it and must throw it out the window for overly frustrating and obtuse gameplay you could say, "I smoked my Wiid"...

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    Erik Porter

    Arztek, true...we'll definitely remember it and that is important in marketing, but I think its biggest downfall is that you have to explain to people what it means.  I've already messaged a lot of friends and asked them what they thought about it.  They ALL said, it was weird and asked what it meant.  Without going to their website and seeing the little animation, how are you supposed to know what the "ii" is for?  THAT, IMHO, is not good marketing.

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    Human​Compiler
    Arztek, true...we'll definitely remember it and that is important in marketing, but I think its biggest downfall is that you have to explain to people what it means.  I've already messaged a lot of friends and asked them what they thought about it.  They ALL said, it was weird and asked what it meant.  Without going to their website and seeing the little animation, how are you supposed to know what the "ii" is for?  THAT, IMHO, is not good marketing.
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    Neo GeeQ

    nes, ps1, ps2, gba...  lol

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    Neo GeeQ

    nes, ps1, ps2, gba...  lol

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    Erik Porter

    or maybe as much charm as say...12 nails in the head while doing meth?

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    Human​Compiler
    or maybe as much charm as say...12 nails in the head while doing meth?
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    Matthew Mushall

    yes, those are all abreviations...not names.

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    Matthew Mushall

    yes, those are all abreviations...not names.

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    Rafael Nieves

    What makes you think Wii is the actual name of the platform and not a clever marketing device?

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    Rafael Nieves

    What makes you think Wii is the actual name of the platform and not a clever marketing device?

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    Rafael Nieves

    I think it is an acronym....

    I also think we should be able to edit posts.... when was that update coming along? no rush really, but yeah and when? ; )

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    Rafael Nieves

    I think it is an acronym....

    I also think we should be able to edit posts.... when was that update coming along? no rush really, but yeah and when? ; )

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    Rafael Nieves

    How bout a story on how to get an awesome tan using sun tanning technology.... You could fly on down to south beach and one of you could catch some rays while the other uses high tech sun tanning technology at a tanning salon. I could be a guest on the show and we could all go out for some mimosas (champagne & OJ for the uninitiated) by the beach and I'd guess which one had the natural tan..... It'd be great... Then i'd wake up.

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    Rafael Nieves

    How bout a story on how to get an awesome tan using sun tanning technology.... You could fly on down to south beach and one of you could catch some rays while the other uses high tech sun tanning technology at a tanning salon. I could be a guest on the show and we could all go out for some mimosas (champagne & OJ for the uninitiated) by the beach and I'd guess which one had the natural tan..... It'd be great... Then i'd wake up.

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    Rafael Nieves

    oh... yeah... just to make things clear. that was intended to tina and laura... i do not want to judge Duncan and Adam... I like you guys but not that kinda way...

    I know you'd probably pull a fast one on me if i wasn't specific.... lol

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    Rafael Nieves

    oh... yeah... just to make things clear. that was intended to tina and laura... i do not want to judge Duncan and Adam... I like you guys but not that kinda way...

    I know you'd probably pull a fast one on me if i wasn't specific.... lol

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    Michael

    Although you are right, I really don´t think Nintendo need attention for this given product.... it´s not like half the world isn´t already waiting to see what it offers. They aren´t selling vacum cleaners, if you know what I mean. Personally, I believe they maybe felt " Revolution" didn´t fit in with their philosophy and have opted to find a name that is more akin to the people who usually play on Nintendo based systems. Afterall, their target audience is slightly younger than the Xbox or PS2 crowd.Therefore I guess it´s a marketing manouvere aimed at attracting a certain age group.... I just hope it doesn´t backfire on them.

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    Michael

    Although you are right, I really don´t think Nintendo need attention for this given product.... it´s not like half the world isn´t already waiting to see what it offers. They aren´t selling vacum cleaners, if you know what I mean. Personally, I believe they maybe felt " Revolution" didn´t fit in with their philosophy and have opted to find a name that is more akin to the people who usually play on Nintendo based systems. Afterall, their target audience is slightly younger than the Xbox or PS2 crowd.Therefore I guess it´s a marketing manouvere aimed at attracting a certain age group.... I just hope it doesn´t backfire on them.

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    Michael

    I totally agree, and what´s more is that it seems like a "cheap" way of making it more consumer friendly and tries to convey it as a trendy global experience: "Wii will put people more in touch with their games... and each other".

    Good PR, I guess, but that´s not why people are going to buy the console.

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    Michael

    I totally agree, and what´s more is that it seems like a "cheap" way of making it more consumer friendly and tries to convey it as a trendy global experience: "Wii will put people more in touch with their games... and each other".

    Good PR, I guess, but that´s not why people are going to buy the console.

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    AdamKinney
    Aww...I was packing my thong and everything Sad
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    Matthew Mushall

    hmmm.  I don't think "Wii" has to mean anything.  Look at the iPod, it's a huge success with an unusual name.  Let the product sell the name, not vice-versa.  I'm still at a loss for what the 360 means after xbox 360..?

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    Matthew Mushall

    hmmm.  I don't think "Wii" has to mean anything.  Look at the iPod, it's a huge success with an unusual name.  Let the product sell the name, not vice-versa.  I'm still at a loss for what the 360 means after xbox 360..?

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    Who here is going to e3?
    Im sure Tina and Laura will be but how about you other guys?

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    Who here is going to e3?
    Im sure Tina and Laura will be but how about you other guys?

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    Chris Allen

    Nice....lol Smiley  Thanks for sharing that info and sorry njcu got your hopes up Adam...

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    Chris Allen

    Nice....lol Smiley  Thanks for sharing that info and sorry njcu got your hopes up Adam...

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    Duncanma
    Sadly just them (and our "god of the camera" Scott Finley), the rest of us were heads down into code when it was time to request press passes Smiley
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    Goze211

    Me, Me, Me!

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    Goze211

    Me, Me, Me!

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    i got passes but i dont know if i can afford the plane tickets and hotel,short notice.

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    i got passes but i dont know if i can afford the plane tickets and hotel,short notice.

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    Duncanma
    Guess I should cancel that waxing appointment ...
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    Erik Porter

    Everything has to mean something.  Isn't that the point of a name?

    iPod is more indirect and artsy, but that's what Apple does a lot.  It's a little pod.  A pod that holds things (since that's what pods do).  The "i" is from all their other products.

    I must admit that I didn't get what the 360 meant at first either, but it's something I could figure out on my own with some thought.  I didn't have to watch a video to explain it to me and 360 is a normal (geometry) term.  Wii is nothing (except maybe another language, but I wouldn't know).  Tongue Out

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    Human​Compiler
    Everything has to mean something.  Isn't that the point of a name?

    iPod is more indirect and artsy, but that's what Apple does a lot.  It's a little pod.  A pod that holds things (since that's what pods do).  The "i" is from all their other products.

    I must admit that I didn't get what the 360 meant at first either, but it's something I could figure out on my own with some thought.  I didn't have to watch a video to explain it to me and 360 is a normal (geometry) term.  Wii is nothing (except maybe another language, but I wouldn't know).  Tongue Out
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    Human​Compiler
    I guess I'm just complaining because it's made up and only half of it means something for real..."We", like all of us.  I shouldn't have to watch a video to figure out what the heck the "ii" thing is.  Honestly, I would've pronounced it "why", like "wi-fi" if I hadn't watched their flash animation.  They did leave me remembering their name, but not for any good reason.  IMHO, negative publicity is just barely better than not much publicity at all.

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    Erik Porter

    I guess I'm just complaining because it's made up and only half of it means something for real..."We", like all of us.  I shouldn't have to watch a video to figure out what the heck the "ii" thing is.  Honestly, I would've pronounced it "why", like "wi-fi" if I hadn't watched their flash animation.  They did leave me remembering their name, but not for any good reason.  IMHO, negative publicity is just barely better than not much publicity at all.

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    Patrick Wittman

    G4 Sux without you two! You should start a Video Podcast!

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    Patrick Wittman

    G4 Sux without you two! You should start a Video Podcast!

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    Patrick Wittman

    "btw, what the heck happened to that station?  It used to be the only channel I tuned to... other than [as]  now.... its got barely anything to do with games other than repeats of cheat, xplay and arena....  its turned into a spike clone"

    100% on point! Honstly who the F* wants to watch miss "Saved by the bell I'm an airhead cop" anyway? They "TV for Gamers" axed a lot of good tallent for crap!

    P.S. You should steal Morgan from them too!

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    Patrick Wittman

    "btw, what the heck happened to that station?  It used to be the only channel I tuned to... other than [as]  now.... its got barely anything to do with games other than repeats of cheat, xplay and arena....  its turned into a spike clone"

    100% on point! Honstly who the F* wants to watch miss "Saved by the bell I'm an airhead cop" anyway? They "TV for Gamers" axed a lot of good tallent for crap!

    P.S. You should steal Morgan from them too!

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    Neo GeeQ

    Im surprised Morgan and Adam, and even Kevin arent gone...  Adam and Morgan made a crack on at least one show about the stupidity of adding the man show to the line up... and it didnt seem like they were happy.  Now even Kristin Holt (sp?) is gone??? and I mustve missed when Sarah Lane left AOTS... that show is just a drinking fest full of clipshows anyway.

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    Neo GeeQ

    Im surprised Morgan and Adam, and even Kevin arent gone...  Adam and Morgan made a crack on at least one show about the stupidity of adding the man show to the line up... and it didnt seem like they were happy.  Now even Kristin Holt (sp?) is gone??? and I mustve missed when Sarah Lane left AOTS... that show is just a drinking fest full of clipshows anyway.

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    Duncanma
    Isn't that what this is?
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    Dengin

    I was glad to see Tina's back, too, she's got a well-defined set of trapezoids. Unfortunately, her intro face reminded me of Zoolander, without question the worst movie ever to disgrace the silver screen.

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    Dengin

    I was glad to see Tina's back, too, she's got a well-defined set of trapezoids. Unfortunately, her intro face reminded me of Zoolander, without question the worst movie ever to disgrace the silver screen.

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    Chris Allen

    And a very well done video podcast as that!

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    Chris Allen

    And a very well done video podcast as that!

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    Matthew Mushall

    I'd give just about anything I own to go.  I put in my application three months ago, but got turned down! *cries rampantly*  I've been searching for another way and haven't found any positive leads.  I really really wanted to go this year.  I've never been to E3 before and it seems like fate is determined to **** with me whenever I want to go.  If there was a way...I'd go...money and hotel considerations be damned!

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    Matthew Mushall

    I'd give just about anything I own to go.  I put in my application three months ago, but got turned down! *cries rampantly*  I've been searching for another way and haven't found any positive leads.  I really really wanted to go this year.  I've never been to E3 before and it seems like fate is determined to **** with me whenever I want to go.  If there was a way...I'd go...money and hotel considerations be damned!

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    I cashed in my vacation and sick pay, and im gonna borrow some money from my grandparents , and maybe ill be able to go, i only have a few days left before its to late.

    but there is no way im missing the xbox community part.

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    Chris "Avid X" Erickson

    I cashed in my vacation and sick pay, and im gonna borrow some money from my grandparents , and maybe ill be able to go, i only have a few days left before its to late.

    but there is no way im missing the xbox community part.

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    Clint Comer

    I love these segments.

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    Clint Comer

    I love these segments.

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