Microsoft raising cost of Xbox LIVE service

Starting Nov. 1, the price of a one-year Gold subscription to Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE service will go up by $10, to $59.99. A three-month Gold subscription will go from $19.99 to $24.99. A one-month Gold membership will cost $9.99, up from $7.99. U.S. gamers can actually come out ahead if they act fast and take […]

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Help yourself to a slice of pi

Today — 3/14 — is National Pie Day, celebrating the magical mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.141593. Jess Harter has the scoop on some delicious deals restaurants are offering in honor of this most nerdy observance. They involve pie. Just wanted to clear that up.

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Gamers helping Haiti

An online merchant of roleplaying game PDFs has raised nearly $150,000 for Doctors Without Borders’ Haitian relief fund in just over a week. Through Jan. 31, DriveThruRPG is selling a special bundle of more than 100 documents totaling more than $1,000 in value for just a $20 donation. If you don’t want to bundle, they’re […]

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Save money, save the world

Atomic Comics is extending the online portion of its annual Stan Lee’s Birthday Sale through Wednesday, offering “Stan’s Soapbox” softcovers for $5 and all Hero Initiative merchandise at 20 percent off. The Hero Initiative is a federally chartered, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping retiring comic book creators who developed today’s iconic characters but were […]

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Adult Swim offers custom DVDs shipped for $20

Cartoon Network is now offering build-your-own DVDs of Adult Swim series episodes — to the point where you even select the case artwork and disc name. Starting today at AdultSwimShop.com, you can mix and match your favorite episodes of original series like Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture. Bros., Sealab 2021 and Tim […]

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