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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CNET Goes Hands-On With Windows Phone 7 Games

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:00 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20013978-56.html

"After about a month of using a Windows Phone 7 device with no extra apps at all, it was fun to get my hands on some games. On Tuesday I had a chance to play with a handful of the titles that Microsoft just announced would be coming to Windows Phone 7 when it launches later this year. Though just a small sample, the quick look showed that Windows Phone 7 is quite a capable platform for games. That's important, because games in general--and the phone's Xbox Live tie-in specifically--will have to be a key selling point if Microsoft is to make a dent in the ultra-competitive smartphone business."

The videos speak for themselves - Microsoft has really put a lot of effort into this experience, and for anyone that enjoys playing games, this is a powerful experience.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card in the Easiest Contest Ever

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Events" @ 09:00 AM

Hey there Thoughts Media community! I was looking through an interesting discussion thread the other day, and I found myself realizing it was somewhat difficult to figure out who was saying what. Why? Because I'm a very visual person, and when I look at a discussion thread, I see avatars before I see the posting name. Back in the phpBB days, everyone had an avatar for their profile - but since we migrated to vBulletin a couple of years ago, it seems like adding an avatar to your profile is no longer the cool thing to do. Well, I say we make it cool again!

Here's all you have to do in order to be in the running to win a $50 gift card for Amazon.com: upload an avatar to your forum profile, and post a message as a response to this post telling me what you'd use the $50 gift card for. That's it - could you possibly imagine an easier contest? :-) If you don't want to upload a picture of yourself, there are many places to find avatars online (here, here, or here for starters). Keep them tasteful, respectful, and a maximum of 100 pixels by 100 pixels in size, and 19.5 KB or smaller. Non-animated GIFs and JPEGs are supported.

One comment per person, and I'll leave this contest open for a full week, closing it down on Thursday the 29th of July at 12pm GMT -7. Let's see those avatars!


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