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Wal-Mart testing automated trade-in machines for used videogame

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Wal-Mart is testing a used games trade-in machine at certain locations, a development that's welcome, if only to raise the price of trade-ins (or lower the price of used games) at Gamestop. Unfortunately, according to Neocrisis, the blog-slash-anime-suffix, the…

Video: Dekotora Nintendo DS Lite has LED-a-go-go

This enterprising Japanese hacker kitted his Nintendo DS Lite with at least a dozen LEDs, creating the most powerful portable seizure machine on the planet. (Skip to 4:40 if you just want to see the lights, not the build process.)…

Video: Left 4 Dead Trailer

This is pretty much just a free advertisement for Left 4 Dead, the upcoming zombie apocalypse shooter from local favorite Valve Software, but all of us at BBG sort of want to have their screaming, pulsating babies gnash their…

Custom portable Dreamcast is fascinating, punishable offense

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Here's a curious thing: A citizen has taken several state-issued items, disassembled them, and reassembled them into a new item that performs a function only slightly different than the original core object. While almost certainly illegal — it's difficult for…

Working calculator made in Little Big Planet, a PS3 sandbox game

This is sort of intense: a beta tester for the soon-to-launch PlayStation 3 game Little Big Planet has created a working 8-bit calculator inside the physics-and-apparently-logic simulator. Because there are basic electronics simulations in LBP, the creator "Upsilandre" reminds…

Gamer Grub: indiscriminate snack chunks in fist bucket

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Gamers aren't always the picture of health. I know: I'm stereotyping. But I've also spent countless evenings at LAN parties or over at friends' playing Rock Band cramming my face with corn chips and pizza bound together with liquid mountain…

Open Pandora handheld gaming available for pre-order

Open Pandora, the powerful portable gaming platform with dual analog thumbsticks and a full QWERTY keyboard is now available for pre-order for $330. We've spent a fair amount of time debating whether I should get one or not, but while…

Gang Garrison 2: What TF2 would have been in the '80s

Gang Garrison 2 is a playable 8-bit-inspired "de-make" of Valve's fantastic online multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. You can download it for free at TIGSource; at the very least, watch the trailer so you can listen to the…

Neutron Games creates Xbox Live-alike service for iPhone

This new multiplayer game platform for the Apple iPhone from Neutron Games sounds promising, although no actual games are yet announced:
• Real-time, turn-based and tournament multiplayer options • Game lobbies and various matchmaking capabilities • Buddy lists, leaderboards, profiles,

Video: Rush plays Rock Band

Swoon. [via Kotaku]…