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Send Pigs A Tumbling Down In The Pig Shot iPod Video Game

What do you get if you put a slingshot and a pig together? Pig Shot, that's what. It's an entertaining game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that doesn't require a whole of thinking but a whole lot of pig shooting. All that tumbling makes for one unfortunate and constantly dizzy pig. How far can you go before you bump into a rock or collide with a sheep that won't go easy on you once you do? 

GameSalad: Game Creation For Everyone

I love the idea that GameSalad is putting forward. Developers and independent game makers have filled the iTunes App Store with millions of fantastic games but now GameSalad is giving regular old gamers like you and me a shot at creating our own games with their application--even if we have no idea how all that coding mumbo jumbo works.

Snakes And Ladders Lawn Game Puts Kids Right In The Action

Pretty much everyone played snakes and ladders as a kid.  Kids today continue to enjoy this very old game, but can now put themselves right in the action.  The Snakes and Ladders Lawn Game is the same basic game on a giant scale. 

The Asus Lamborghini VX7: Now With Sandy Bridge

When you think of a Lamborghini, what's the first thing that comes to mind? The Italian line of sports cars, most likely. Why not a computer? First announced in 2006, Asus's line of Lamborghini laptops have done the names of both companies justice- delivering high performance and power along with top quality aesthetic design. Recently, Asus has upgraded their Lamborghini VX7 model with Intel's new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture.

What does that mean for the VX7? 


Geared: The iPod Puzzle Game With A Mechanical Twist

So what do a couple of gears and a hamster add up to? The sequel to the best-selling puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, that's what! I was able to download the game for my iPod Touch when it was still being offered for free at the iTunes App Store but didn't get around to playing it until early this afternoon. It's been two hours, I barely got any work done, but I'm still hooked.


GameStop Thinking Of Launching Their Own Gaming Tablet In Late 2011

Video game retailer GameStop recently confirmed that they have a gaming tablet that's in the works which will be released sometime later this year. The company has recently acquired Impulse, a digital distribution service, and Spawn Labs, a game streaming service, as part of a plan to expand their presence in the digital gaming world.

The LEGO Obsession: Here's Two More For Your Collection

LEGO seems to be everywhere lately, at least in my eyes, anyway. There have been two video games released by LEGO lately which incorporates it's brick-constructed world for some awesome gaming. I also featured some snazzy looking earphones for the musicphile that looked like they were made by LEGO themselves. Now I've found two more LEGO-inspired items that are not only decorative but are also fully functional.

Doodle Duvet Gives Kids A Chance To Draw On The Bed

Do you have kids who are constantly drawing on things they aren’t supposed to draw on?  Are you getting sick of telling them over and over not to do that?  Instead of fighting it you can now go with it and get them a Doodle Duvet. 

New Video Game Releases: Week 14, 2011

Here's the list of this week's new video game releases. Gear up for some karaoke fun with Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2. Go back in time and wreak havoc in the human world in Rabbids Travel in Time or be a meaty cube in a race to save your girlfriend in Super Meat Boy. Fight for justice and regain balance in the world of the future in Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops. Play matching games non-stop on your DS in Match 3 Madness or re-enter the world of LEGO as a ninja in LEGO Battles Ninjago.

Dell's Alienware M14X Specifications Leaked

Recently, some of the specifications for Dell's new Alienware M14X gaming laptop were leaked onto the 'net. So far, it's sounding like a pretty sweet deal.