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Welcome to Matt Wood’s personal InventorSpot.com page! Here, I’ll be posting articles on anything and everything video game related, with a focus on console video games.

You can read about the latest and greatest technology in the video game business, as well as news and opinions on everything happening in the video game industry. You can also find great video game reviews (XBox 360, PS3, and others) and other articles I've written on topics of interest to me. Enjoy your stay!

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7 Things Gamers Can't Live Without

Serious gamers are typically those that play more than two hours of games per day (14 hours or more per week), especially those that play competitively either online or professionally. For those of you that want more of an insight into the life of a gamer, or want to be a serious gamer, or simply want a look at some awesome electronic products, read on about the 7 Things Serious Gamers Can't Live Without.


Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy

While fans of the book and movie series The Bourne Conspracy were intent on the closure of the movie trilogy starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, the creative minds at developer High Moon Studios were hard at work on the new video game.

Great Video Games that Educate

Although there are video games that educate children in every age category, people don't always realize it. While some games have little educational value, like the infamous crime series Grand Theft Auto and the best-selling Halo series, many other games do help children learn. Whether they are throwing kids into the past to learn about the vicious Genghis Khan, handing them the reigns to a city to learn about handling money and budgets, or helping a child discover a new place in the world, video games can be a huge help in educating children today.


Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Video Game Preview

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is a tactical First Person Shooter coming out on PC, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 on March 18th, 2008 (in North America). In the original Rainbow Six: Vegas, the player controlled a member, Logan Keller, of an elite anti-terrorist group called Rainbow Six. In Vegas 2, the player will create a member of the elite group from the ground up to experience the campaign.

Sony-Backed Blu-ray Wins: Will Sony's PLAYSTATION 3 Follow Suit?


After the victory of Blu-ray format over HD DVD (Toshiba announced yesterday that they would halt production of HD DVD players and recorders, and would stop shipping to retailers by the end of March), will the PLAYSTATION 3 follow suit? Is it possible that, although the PLAYSTATION 3 has started more slowly than the other consoles, that it will pick up momentum, and ultimately win the console wars?
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8 Video Games You HAVE to Play in '08


Since the Christmas holidays, the world of video games has been fairly quiet. If you are looking forward to a particular game that is coming out in 2008, but you aren't sure what is lined up for this year, this list is for you. read more »

10 Absolutely Best Video Games to Buy Teens This Christmas 2007


Wondering what would be the best video game to get as a gift this holiday season?

This holiday season, game developers and publishers are rushing out games for gamers of all types and of varying quality.

To make things easier for people who are not active gamers but want to get a really great video game as a gift , here's a list of the 10 Best Video Games to Get Teens this Christmas: read more »

Christmas Rush for Video Games is Coming

When November comes around, the video game industry is always in high gear to churn out games. With Christmas approaching, game developers are prepared to get their hopeful holiday season hits out the door.

Every year is the same: kids want games, so developers put the games out for them to purchase during Christmas. The list goes on and on and on, and this is only good for every gamer (and gift giver!).

Halo 3 is Coming Soon


While students around the country prepare to return to school after a long summer, Microsoft and Bungie Studios are preparing to drop a bomb on all gamers: Halo 3. Gamers around the world will be able to participate in the epic last battle for human existence, and "finish the fight," on September 25th, 2007, in one of the most anticipated games of all time! read more »