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Current favorite video games: Bastion, SpaceChem. Favorite book: Speaker for the dead. 17 years a gamer. Other hobbies are weight lifting, model building, and needlework. Female. Currently living in Japan.
Posts by Lena LeRay
icrosoft is going to start selling Xbox 360s for $99. Two catches: you can only do this from a Microsoft store; and you have to agree to pay for two years of Xbox live at $14.99 per month.
A new blog by Michael Abrash on Valve’s official website has revealed that the company is working on wearable computing technology, making it clear why Valve recently listed job postings for Hardware Engineers. “By ‘wearable computing’,” Abrash writes, “I mean mobile computing where both [...]
Valve (Half-Life, Portal) has open positions for Hardware Engineers. For years, Valve has been all about writing software that provides great gameplay experiences. Now we’re developing hardware to enhance those experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen. Join our highly motivated [...]
Hot on the heels of giving the first Fallout game away for free, GOG has Fallout 2 on sale this weekend for $2.99. If you missed the chance to buy the first Fallout for free, they’re selling that for $2.99 as well. In case you missed them when they first came out, the first two Fallout games are [...]
Square Enix just launched a free, browser-based music service called Square Enix Audio. It’s pretty easy for English-speakers to navigate even though the site is intended for a Japanese audience. There are four tabs to the control interface: Emotion, Title, Arrange, and Special. All are labeled in [...]
The US government, concerned that terrorists and pedophiles are using gaming consoles for illegitimate ends, are researching ways to hack into them. You might wonder what information the government could be seeking by hacking into game systems. What could they possibly learn? Potentially a lot, [...]
Sony plans to lay off 10,000 employees around the world this year, about 6% of its total workforce, in response to its fourth straight year of losses. This includes Sony’s previously announced plans to lay off 5,000 employees in two areas. Sony’s last mass lay off was in December 2008, when [...]
Release dates haven’t been set for the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, but they’re tentatively scheduled for the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. However, rumor has it that the next-gen consoles are being developed using modified versions of graphics cards that can currently be bought [...]
Borderlands 2 will naturally have more guns than the first game, but that’s not the only thing the developers plan to do for us. There seem to be a few major areas in which the developers are focusing on improvement. They plan to streamline the inventory system, allowing players to mark items as [...]
Having just won the dubious honor of “worst company in America” from The Consumerist, EA is staunchly holding its ground against a flood of anti-gay letters protesting Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. The Consumerist runs an annual poll similar to GameFAQs’s character battles; [...]