17 October 2009

Links of Note, 17 October 2009

The votes are in at GameSpot and the greatest video game hero of all time is....

Microsoft and GameStop think this is worth $70.00 plus tax. I don't know about you, but that wireless controller is pretty fugly-looking. Maybe if it was an MW2-themed controller... Nah. (Update: Joystiq has a better picture of the GameStop-exclusive controller. Click here! )

Microsoft/Gamestop need one of these:

Also on the Microsoft front, Major Nelson reports that unauthorized storage units are about to be ban-hammered. A lot of folks commenting on the upcoming bannination said they used 3rd party storage cards, etc. due to Microsoft's outrageous prices on the authorized items. My assumption is that, aside from the Profit Motive, they have to pay for built-in DRM on everything. Click here! 

Aliens vs. Predator trailer up at Voodoo Extreme. Click here!

Co-Optimus has info on planned Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising DLC and bug fixes. Click here!

Co-Optimus shares info on Borderlands DLC, and the zombie goodness it promises. Braaiiiinnnnnnsssss! Click here!

Giant Bomb has more on the zombie DLC. Click here!

I'm not a 3rd-person player, but here's a Joystick Division article & vid on Splinter Cell: Conviction, Sam Fisher's latest outing. Click here!

And in the 3rd person vein, Shacknews has a vid on the upcoming DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Click here!

Non-gaming Stuff:

BBC News reports that the Large Hadron Collider has successfully cooled to 1.9 degrees Kelvin (1.9 degrees above absolute zero) all of the components required for high energy particle collision. The story notes that the temperature is actually colder than the coldest regions of deep space, which are 3 degrees Kelvin, known as the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. (It's the heat echo of the Big Bang, cooled down.) Click here!

Of course, I can't wait till the LHC goes online, so I can send people to this.

Gizmodo has a cheery article on an asteroid near miss last night. I'm a huge Lucifer's Hammer and Footfall fan, so you can see why I'm disappointed. Click here!

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