Friday, January 27, 2012

Property Rights

I'd like to start with a brief pre-statement. I love Xbox, I love Windows, they suit my needs to a T.


We as gamers really need to make it known to Microsoft that we LIKE buying the occasional used game, if we don't we'll lose the right to buy and sell our property. Lets face it, after 6 months to a year no one wants to buy a game at full price. Books and movies don't even sell at full price after a certain time. We need to start a campaign against their plans to make the next xbox impossible to use "used games" on. If we buy a game, we have the right to sell or trade that game.

The way I see it, I have bought MANY used games in times of poverty because I wouldn't have been able to play them AT ALL, if I couldn't buy them at a discounted used price. I think their idea is to increase their bottom line by forcing everyone to buy their games at full retail price. I think in reality games will get less exposure as only those who can afford to buy every new game they desire are the only ones to play them.(Not even talking about how many people RENT games).

I realize compared to 20 or 30 years ago, today's consoles are far cheaper by today's standards, a console from back then would cost thousands now. And I DO appreciate gaming staying at a particular price, I am fearful that this multi-billion dollar industry won't hold up so well to trying to be greedy. Home consoles have already destroyed the Arcade game industry, Lets keep home gaming the way it is please.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Xtendplay Remedies ‘Gamer’s Claw’

Xtendplay Remedies ‘Gamer’s Claw’: "Xtendplay"
from League of One - December 4th 2011

It’s a worldwide epidemic affecting millions of gamers on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3: After a lengthy session of Modern Warfare Battlefield 3′s multiplayer, a dungeon crawl through one of Skyrim’s many underground grottos, or even the Super Bowl in Madden 12, players will undoubtedly have that familiar feeling after pushing the ‘off’ button. I’m talking, of course, about Gamer’s Claw. We’ve all become familiar with the aches and pains attributed to long gaming sessions, but now we can finally do something about it with the Xtendplay.

You may be sitting there thinking to yourself, “I’ve been gaming damn near my whole life. I don’t get Gamer’s Claw.” I don’t blame you for thinking that, in fact I had that very thought. However, after allowing myself to use the Xtendplay and getting comfortable with it’s unique design, it became apparent that a familiar feeling was absent at the end of my game. That feeling was an ache in my fingers and a cramp in my palm; that feeling was Gamer’s Claw.

Available in Xbox green or Playstation blue, Xtendplay is made of a durable foam material that fits comfortably in your hands regardless of their size. The design takes your hands and removes the wrap-around grip we’ve become accustomed to and forces your hands to rest in a more natural position. Further, the length of the device allows you to rest the controller and Xtendplay in your lap, rather than holding it up in the air or resting your elbows on your knees. This helps reduce fatigue and, coupled with the reduced cramping and ergonomically correct hand position, allows players a chance to enjoy their favorite game for a longer period.
The Xtendplay is ideal for anyone who spends more than an hour on PS3 or Xbox 360. While it may seem uncomfortable during it’s initial use, it’s not so strange that your hands can’t adapt quickly. For those who prefer to play online games or chat with friends during your game sessions, the Xtendplay even features a recess at the bottom of the controller slot that fits most L-shaped headsets. The open top allows for officially licensed wired controllers to fit in, as well, proving once and for all that the Xtendplay. Priced at $14.99 the Xtendplay is a value rarely seen for gaming peripherals of this generation. It’s affordable, it’s stylish, and it works.