Woman Dies Trying to Win a Nintendo Wii
A 28-year-old California woman has died from a rare case of
water intoxication after taking part in a local radio
station contest to win a Nintendo Wii video game console.
KDND 107.9 was running a “Hold Your Wee for a Wii”
competition in which 18 participants had to drink a
237-millilitre bottle of water every fifteen minutes, with
the winner being the individual who consumed the most water
without going to the bathroom.
Canadians spend a record $933 million on video games in
Canadians spent a record $933 million on video gaming in
2006, up 22 per cent from the previous year.
The amount spent in 2005 for video game hardware, software
and accessories was $765 million, according to figures
provided by the NPD Group which tracks the industry.
World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade First Impressions
After I upgraded my account and downloaded some patches, I
was ready to roll. Thing is, the highest character I have is
a 53 Human Rogue. Thus, things like levels 61-70 and The
Outland were inaccessible to me at this time. Since that’s
pretty much half the expansion right there, I felt like I
was already out $20. But then I remembered that Burning
Crusade comes with two new races: The Dranei and Blood
Warcraft game sparks actual fight
Police were called in Germany after a fight between game
enthusiasts swarming to get their hands on a computer game.
Three people were admitted to hospital and shop windows and
furniture damaged in the fighting in a shop in Cologne.
The fans were desperate to take advantage of a special offer
to buy the World of Warcraft game.
The store said supply exceeded demand and fighting broke out
after they realised there were not enough copies of the game
to go around.
New 'Warcraft' dungeons will challenge players
One of the best parts of "The Burning Crusade" expansion
pack for existing "World of Warcraft" video game players is
the number of new dungeons available to explore. In general,
each 5-man dungeon is available to run in either normal or
Heroic mode (running them in Heroic mode can get you tokens
for extra gear rewards or even keys to higher level
instances -- but it also has a 24-hour timer per instance).
In general, 25-man instances are on a one-week timer, so
once you've defeated it, you cannot repeat it until the week
A solution for the Xbox 360 VGA failure?
Last year at CES 2006 we broke the news of CoolIt’s
ground-breaking Xbox 360 Cooling. Back then, the plan was
that engineers around the world would be trained in fitting
the cooling system, which, if we’re honest looked a bit
bulky and, dare we say, ugly, slapped on the side of your
But this new version looks a lot smoother and though it’s
still bloody massive, the whole effect is far neater.
Xbox 360 Toilet
It's got a flat screen HDTV, xBox 360, laptop, bullhorn,
bike pedals, beer tap, fridge, and a 1.4 gallon flush!
According to Roto Rooter, the company responsible for the
pimped out toilet, if there's a plumbling problem "We have
the Roto Rooter emergency button so if something goes wrong
you can hit that. That's sort of our version of On-Star."
A company representative has been quoted as saying, "If I
had something like this I would never leave the bathroom".
A contest to win the toilet starts on January 24th on the
company's web site.
"Towel trick" provides temporary fix to Xbox 360's red
ring of doom?
If you think we took that indubitably unscientific "decibel
test" with a grain of salt, then we're throwing down a few
barrels with this one, but the sheer weirdness of this
should encourage all bricked Xbox 360 owners to give it a
Man accused of selling stolen trading cards to original
Police said a Nanticoke man facing trial on a burglary
charge didn’t know he was selling stolen collectible trading
cards and comic books to the couple who actually owns the
Joseph Thompson, 39, of South Walnut Street, is accused of
breaking into a home on East Ridge Street, owned by Joseph
and Kristin Skipkoski, and stealing thousands of dollars of
collectible cards and comic books on Jan. 2.
Thompson then wanted to sell the stolen items at Griffins
Peak, a collectible trading card and comic store that is
also owned by the Skipkoski’s, police said.
D&DŽ comes to D.C.
Among the highlights of the new D&D eXPerience in 2007:
ˇ Exclusive releases, including a “No Cameras Allowed”
section that gives a glimpse into titles further in advance
than has ever been offered before.
ˇ A D&D library featuring over 20 years of roleplaying game
supplements, D&D Minis, core rule books, and novels from
some of the world’s most popular fantasy authors.
ˇ LAN stations/Dungeons & Dragons Online
ˇ Special seminars with a behind the scenes look at how a
D&D title is created from concept to publication.
For more information on DUNGEONS & DRAGONS or the D&D
eXPerience, visit wizards.com.