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Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art
A group of engineering students over at the University of California Santa Cruz took time out of their busy academic schedules to create this larger-than-life work of art made from Post-it Notes. The Donkey Kong installation took the team of ten people about five hours to complete, and used over 6,400 colored Post-it Notes (although they had to buy over 14,000 of the little sticky buggers to get all the colors they needed.)

Halo 3 Beta Start Date Official

Halo 3 Beta Start Date Official
Bungie.net has revealed the dates for the official Halo 3 Beta test. The Beta will run for just under a month from May 16 through June 6, 2007. Since the Beta will be over in June and the game isn’t expected to be released until September, we’ll be going through at least two months of withdrawal symptoms during the late Summer.

Xbox 360 Qwerty Keyboard Add-on Confirmed

Xbox 360 Qwerty Keyboard Add-on Confirmed
Earlier today, Gamespot made mention of an upcoming QWERTY keyboard add-on for the Xbox 360 controller. Since that time, the post was yanked, but Engadget posted some rather slick looking images of what the controller could will look like.

Xbox 360 Spring Dashboard Update Previewed

Xbox 360 Spring Dashboard Update Previewed
Microsoft has posted a brief video clip which shows off a number of new features which will become available on May 7th, 2007. Among the improvements, the new version will add Friends List and text chat integration with Windows Live Messenger.

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction HD Screens

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction HD Screens
While there aren’t a tremendous number of current titles to get excited about on the PlayStation 3, one future title that does have me in a lather is the upcoming Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction.

Wii-Motes Coming in New Colors?

Wii-Motes Coming in New Colors?
There’s a rumor floating around today that Nintendo is going to release a series of new controllers for the Wii in at least three new colors. Both the Wii-mote and Nunchuk controller are expected to be released in silver, blue and pearlescent pink sometime later this Spring.

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde
I recently stumbled across this funny picture which came from one of Worth 1000‘s brilliant Photoshop contests… I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself.

Microsoft to Replace Damaged Xbox 360 Discs for $20

Microsoft to Replace Damaged Xbox 360 Discs for $20
I was on the Microsoft Xbox website when I stumbled across this interesting form… Apparently, Microsoft is now offering a disc replacement program for certain Xbox 360 titles. According to the site, they will replace certain discs that have been damaged for any reason for $20 bucks each.

Space Invaders Invade Your Living Room

Space Invaders Invade Your Living Room
One of my favorite places to shop for unique art and gifts is on Etsy. I was surfing around there today and came across an artist who goes by the name of MonkeyCraft and specializes in making video game inspired accessories.

Space Invaders Hit Mahjong Boards

Space Invaders Hit Mahjong Boards
If all these new-fangled video whatchamahoozits are too advanced for you, this might be a little more up your alley… This unusual set of Space Invaders themed Mahjong tiles is perfect for technophobes. The set features absolutely no moving parts, batteries, wires or power cords.

Xbox 360 Elite Price, Release Date Confirmed

Xbox 360 Elite Price, Release Date Confirmed
The Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite has been confirmed by Microsoft’s resident Xbox guru, Major Nelson. The new model will feature a 120GB hard drive, HDMI output and a new black case, all of which have been rumored for some time.

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen
The guys over at bits bytes pixels & sprites dug up this fun little mashup between two unlikely bedfellows, Halo and Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The clip, overlays Python’s classic “How not to be seen” sketch with scenes from the popular first-person shooter.

Xbox 360 Elite Production Line Proof?

Xbox 360 Elite Production Line Proof?
File this one in the “real or fake?” bin… According to Xbox 360 Fanboy, a tipster managed to sneak some cell-phone snaps of the production line in China where Microsoft is cranking out their rumored Xbox 360 Elite.

PS3 System Uses 3x More Memory Than Xbox 360

PS3 System Uses 3x More Memory Than Xbox 360
Even though the Xbox 360 has an arguably much faster and easier to use operating environment than the PlayStation 3, it apparently uses significantly less memory than Sony’s big black box. According to this post by Ozymandias (who happens to work for Microsoft,) the Xbox 360 reserves approximately 32MB of it’s RAM for the System, including the kernel, device drivers, Xbox Guide, friends lists, voice/text messages, achievement lists, gamercards, Live Marketplace, 1-1 chat, virtual keyboard, and the music player.

Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential

Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential
This short mockumentary from video hooligans The New Golden Boys investigates the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Pac-Man and his good buddy, Dig-Dug. I especially enjoyed the book cover for “If I Did It” (with forward by Bea Arthur) about Pac-Man’s involvement in the mysterious death of Inky, the blue ghost.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced
Midway and Cartoon Network have revealed that they’re working on a new game based on the popular Adult Swim cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The game, titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, will be an action-adventure game featuring “combat golf” (whatever that means,) cart racing among other things.