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Making Video Game History!

In tech on March 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

(via Inevitable Exaggeration)

Who can forget the countless hours you spent as a kid trying to rescue the princess or break off the game winning touchdown? Collecting gold rings or questing to save the earth? Video games in the U.S. are a huge business, and Americans have been fortunate to have experienced some of the most incredibe games(and the characters who start in them)ever created. Can you guess what the best selling game of all time is?

Could it be one of the legendary Madden games from EA? Nice try, but no dice…

Surely, it has to be the iconic plumber Mario and everyone’s childhood favorite, Super Mario Bros? Wrong again, (and don’t call me “Surely”)

Halo? Sonic the Hedgehog? Mortal Kombat? Tekken? Street Fighter 2? Final Fantasy? Pokemon?

Nope..you’d think but no..uh-uh…good guess but no…nah…no way Jose..Pokemon????

Without further ado, we present the top-selling video game in U.S. history…Call of Duty: Black Ops!

According to AdAge.com, “”Call of Duty: Black Ops” again sold more copies in stores than any other video game last month, continuing an impressive run dating back to its November release and making it the best-selling video game in U.S. history, according to NPD Group research.”

Not bad for a game roundly panned early on by fanboys worldwide…GAME ON

(via Inevitable Exaggeration)


Coming soon…a Facebook phone?

In tech on January 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

According to Pocketnow.com “A handset known as the INQ Cloud Touch has just received Bluetooth certification, and based on the design description, we believe that it is the first of two “Facebook” phones rumored to be in development, as previously reported by both TechCrunch and Bloomberg. Specifically, Bloomberg reported last September that Facebook and London-based INQ were working on a top-secret project whose first two deliverables would be a QWERTY-equipped and full-touchscreen smart phone. Well, here’s the INQ Cloud Touch: ”

I guess the real question is, does the world even need this? Every smart phone currently available in this country can either access Facebook via mobile internet, app, or via SMS. What is going to make this handset the “must have” in an already crowded smart phone market? Does the Facebook brand alone make this a winner? I guess we will find out this year…

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