So much for the digital revolution

Seems Apple and NBC can’t come to an agreement over pricing, and now everyone gets to suffer. Read the story here. None of the new season’s NBC Universal content will be available on iTunes (and, consequently, iPods) because NBC wanted what Apple called a “dramatic price increase” – $4.99 per episode download, up from $1.99.For […]

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‘Harry Potter’ cut scenes and DVD date?

The Leaky Cauldron fan site points out an official document from the British Board of Film Classification that hints at deleted scenes we may see on the DVD release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” The Cauldron also mentions rampant rumors of a November DVD release and possible cover art. Also of […]

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Metroid Prime 3: If only Wii could play it …

“Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” ($49.99, rated T for teen) for Nintendo’s Wii is hitting shelves this week, and it’s getting rave reviews. Normally I’d be all over it; I’m a huge fan of the series and I’ve played them all except for “Fusion” and “Pinball.” But I’m out of the game for a while. Why? […]

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What’s in your Wookiee?

Textbooks too heavy? Make the Wookiee carry them! The Chewbacca Back Buddy ($39.99 plus S&H) is available in the back-to-school section at Star Wars Shop. They also have Yoda and Darth Vader versions, plus belts and buckles ($19.95-$23.95) and character-themed USB flash drives ($79.95 for 1GB and $119.95 for 2GB).Another fun feature of the official […]

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BioShock game review: This could be game of the year!

Published by: 2K Games Developed by: Irrational Games Genre: First-Person Action RPG Number of Players: 1 US Release Date: August 21, 2007 MSRP: $59.99 ESRB Rating: Mature 17 ESRB Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language Also Available On: PC First impressions of 2K Games’ BioShock on the Xbox […]

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On TV: The Doctor is in

“Doctor Who” (tonight on Sci Fi) is difficult to describe. It’s not like the time-travel stories many Americans have been exposed to – lacking fast pace, sex appeal and anything remotely resembling a sense of humor. This British import, which has been around more than 40 years, is always reinventing itself, with a loyal fan […]

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Woman of steel

“Smallville” fans don’t have long before the new season starts – it premieres Sept. 27 – but I know waiting for a favorite show can feel like an eternity trapped in the Phantom Zone. So here’s a little something to whet their appetites even further – a sneak-peek photo introducing Laura Vandervoort as Supergirl (courtesy […]

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