Canadiens Get a Boost by Topping the Rangers – New York Times


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Canadiens Get a Boost by Topping the Rangers
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Even when they are down, the Montreal Canadiens still manage to dominate the Rangers at home. Max Pacioretty had 2 goals and an assist, his linemates David Desharnais and Erik Cole also had 3 points each, and Montreal ended a three-game losing streak ...
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GoBandit WiFi helmet cam hands-on

Extreme sports junkies are no strangers to the vast selection of helmet cams just waiting for them to record their wicked shenanigans, so we were expecting to see nothing drastically new when we stopped by the GoBandit booth at CES 2012. There was one thing, however, that stuck out to us as we played with the company's top-tier model, the GoBandit Live: WiFi. And let's be very careful with words here, because these full HD cams don't find WiFi hotspots -- they are WiFi hotspots. This means that not only can you upload your vids to another device, you can broadcast them live. Here's how it works: download the companion iOS app (the company's working to have Android compatibility soon), activate the cam's WiFi and either load your vids or view them live. The model GoBandit had on hand was still a prototype model, so unfortunately we weren't able to put it to the full test yet, though we at least were able to snap a few pics for the gallery below. Available in March, it comes in two flavors: the Live, which offers GPS and WiFi, and the Race, which doesn't. The pair will go for $419 and $319, respectively.


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GoBandit WiFi helmet cam hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 Jan 2012 01:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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THQ denies rumors about cancellation of its 2014 lineup

Yesterday, a series of tweets by IGDA Mobile SIG chair Kevin Dent alleged that THQ was in financial trouble, and that it was canceling its 2014 game lineup (most notably Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium Online) and shopping itself out to potential buyers.

This evening, THQ's Australian PR department issued a statement to the contrary, as posted by VG247. "THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO," THQ said. According to the statement, the only reduction to THQ's lineup has been to move focus away from the "kids' boxed games sector" following poor performance of the most recent version of the uDraw. " Our slate for calendar 2012 and beyond is focused on high-quality core games and continues to build our digital platform and business," the statement said. "We are excited for our pipeline of original and high-quality content along with our relationships with some of the best talent in the industry."

Note that THQ said it "has not made any decisions" about Warhammer 40k: DMO -- that's hardly a statement of unwavering support. Regardless, the statement is clear about the rest of the 2014 lineup.

JoystiqTHQ denies rumors about cancellation of its 2014 lineup originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Small plane crashes in Nantucket Sound, killing 2 – Boston Herald


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Small plane crashes in Nantucket Sound, killing 2
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By Christine McConville The bodies of two people were recovered off Cape Cod after their small single-engine plane crashed into Nantucket Sound on a flight originating from Martha's Vineyard, authorities said. Firefighters and Coast Guard crews found ...
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Victoria Azarenka advances to second round at Australian Open – Los Angeles Times


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Victoria Azarenka advances to second round at Australian Open
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The third-seeded player wins 12 straight games in defeating Heather Watson, 6-1, 6-0. Azarenka is one of six women who can finish atop the rankings depending on the results of the tournament. Victoria Azarenka returns a backhand shot during her ...
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College basketball: UCLA thumps USC, 66-47 – Los Angeles Times


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College basketball: UCLA thumps USC, 66-47
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Just down the street a day later, UCLA and USC engaged in their own city-limits kerfuffle, but with watered-down stakes and a gaping lack of hype or outside interest. With each team stuck spinning its wheels during down seasons that probably will end ...
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Japanese hardware sales, January 2 – 8: A personal appeal edition

You know, we've been thinking about it, and now that fighting games are big business again, maybe it's time to revive some of the franchises that debuted near the end of the last era? Games that, for all intents and purposes, were never given the attention they deserved by the fighting game community or the gaming media. Games like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, or Rival Schools.

So, Capcom (we know you're reading this, don't even play): These franchises were the lifeblood of the genre needed last time around; they just came too late. Don't make the same mistake twice -- do yourself a favor, get ahead of the curve, and make us another game about a dog that summons a robot car and a vampire named Vanilla Ice.

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JoystiqJapanese hardware sales, January 2 - 8: A personal appeal edition originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Casey’s comeback a beauty – Sportal.com.au


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With her qualifications as a beautician behind her, Australian comeback queen Casey Dellacqua is ready to 'make up' for lost time. In her injury-enforced absence from the game, women's tennis has seemingly become more and more obsessed with glamour, ...

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Turtle Beach XP400 wireless gaming headset hands-on

Turtle Beach announced a duo of new XBOX 360 and PS3 gaming headsets on day one of CES, and we were able to spend a bit of time with one of them, the XP400, on the show floor. It's Turtle Beach's flagship gaming headset, featuring adjustable Dolby 5.1 virtual surround sound, a non-A2DP dual-pairing Bluetooth radio for picking up phone calls during gaming sessions, a 15 hour rechargeable battery and dual-band 2.4/5GHZ built-in WiFi.

The actual over-the-ear pieces have a much better layout from previous models, though there are almost as many buttons as there are on the controller you'd be wielding -- with volume up / down, chat volume up / down, mute, Bluetooth pairing, limiter button and tone buttons. The included dual-band WiFi adapter that connects to your gaming console of choice is small and pretty minimalistic in design. The adjustable surround angles feature seems useful but we can't help but to feel it's a bit gimmicky -- we have a hard time figuring out which setting is better. One feature that we really like is the new Limiter function, which allows you to keep the volume relatively high to listen for those footsteps (lower in volume) but won't blow your ear drums out when a RPG rocket (explosion-like volume levels) hits you in the face. The sound was also crisp and loud as we completed our spec-op mission at the Turtle Beach gaming booth, where the headset's noise-blocking abilities proved to be particularly handy. Hit up the gallery below for a close look at the $220 gaming headset set to be available this quarter.

Joe Pollicino contributed to this report.

Turtle Beach XP400 wireless gaming headset hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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