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Lotso CES Tech News January 10, 2013

Lotso CES Tech News January 10, 2013

Another day and more CES coverage! I’m sure a lot of stuff will be coming in over the next few days (and even the weekend) even though CES is almost over.

Moar CES News January 9, 2013

Moar CES News January 9, 2013

Mushkin reveals some new SSDs, Netgear has a new video streamer, ArtRage lets you be a digital artist, and of course MSI, Logitech, Thermaltake, and a bunch of other vendors show off their new stuff.

CES News January 8, 2013

CES News January 8, 2013

In addition to our normal tech news, Corsair and several other companies have announced new products at CES! There are some new high-quality gaming peripherals that use Cherry mechanical switches, a new mobile HDD/NAS that you can take with you in the car, light kits for DDR3 memory modules, and of course new gaming mice and headsets!

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

On one stage there were DJs playing and the other side were professional Starcraft players winning roughly $38,000 cash prizes! There were also tons of giveaways and raffles, and not to mention a classic PONG competition played on a classic Atari 2600. I tell you it was quite fun to see the younger players struggling with the seemingly simple controls.

SOCOM 4 Unveiled! Your Questions Answered

SOCOM 4 Unveiled!  Your Questions Answered

On Wednesday, January 26th, Sony and Zipper Interactive invited the OCModShop crew to their offices in Redmond, Washington to take a look at the new SOCOM 4 and let us ask questions.  Not only did we get a full tour of the game, but they had a lobby all decked out with multiple stations for us […]

Wil Wheaton Awesome Hour @ PAX Prime 2010

Wil Wheaton Awesome Hour @ PAX Prime 2010

Wil Wheaton once again talks with the folks at the Seattle PAX. Wil talks about gaming, how much he sucks at Scrabble, and not being a dick. There’s a great Q&A where Evil Wil Wheaton explains why he broke up Leonard and Penny. Click on the video for the Wil Wheaton Awesome Hour in its […]

PAX 2010 Cosplay

PAX 2010 Cosplay

Cosplay is defined as: Literally “Costume Play.” Dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character). Cosplay is considered both a noun and a verb. As a noun it can mean the actual costume someone wears, and as a verb is the action of wearing said costume. […]

PAX 2010 Babes

PAX 2010 Babes

Convention vendors usually try to attract attention with gorgeous Booth Babes. This marketing strategy is very effective, but it seems that over the past few years there have been less over-the-top (or practically topless) babes at many of the PAX booths. After commenting on this one year, one of the offiicals stated that they discourage […]

Babes of PAX 2009

Babes of PAX 2009

Everyone is saying how PAX is the new E3.  PAX has grown so large over the past few years that the actually sold out of badges.  PAX is now so huge that there will be two events per year: at Boston in March and Seattle in August.  Many new vendors have signed up, including many […]

Elpato at PAX and Street Fighter IV

Word of warning to those of you going to PAX from the north (North Seattle, Canada, etc) the directions offered on the website are accurate, but they have Sennaca closed off due to construction. Nothing bad, head to the next street ahead and turn right, you can hit 8th from there. I found that out […]

Microsoft’s Gears of War 2 Release Party

Microsoft’s Gears of War 2 Release Party

Seattle is known for two things: Rain, Coffee, and Microsoft.  Well, that’s three things, but two of Seattle’s icons were out for the Gears of War 2 Release party in Bellevue, Washington.  The Best Buy in Bellevue is just a stone’s throw from Microsoft’s Redmond campus, and was host to their previous Halo 3 launch […]

Fabulous Booth Babes of PAX 2008

Fabulous Booth Babes of PAX 2008

The Penny Arcade Expo has grown immensely over its five-year existance; so much so that it has grabbed the attention of big vendors who like to send out their sexiest models from L.A. and all places sunny.  The Booth Babes were more plentiful this year, and the costumes have become more impressive as more large […]

PAX 08 review and grade!

PAX 08 review and grade!

Well, we were retired, but welcome to version THREE of “The Wrath of El Pato”. I am El Pato, your insane, tired, and great wealth of knowledge author of all things that literally SUCK in the video game world. As asked by the boss, this column will now appear on OCmodshop.com every week, on either […]

G4′s Adam Sessler at PAX 08

G4′s Adam Sessler at PAX 08

The Penny Arcade Expo has been compared to the virtually-defunct E3, having grown to an immense size within 5 years.  The proof of this growth is how much attention PAX 08 received form large media outlets like G4 TV.  Xplay’s Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb were out on the show floor taking interviews with all […]

Reporting from PAX 2008

Reporting from PAX 2008

PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo, is the largest gaming festival in North America representing tabletop, console and PC gaming. Three days of tournaments, freplay, nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the latest from top game publishers and developers, the PAX 10 independent games showcase and thousands of attendees who know their stuff when it comes to games. […]

BYOC Lan Party at PAX 2008

BYOC Lan Party at PAX 2008

Just off the show floor, past the bands signing memorabilia on the sky bridge, you will find the B.Y.O.C. Room.  This is a room where you can Bring Your Own Computer.  Get it?  Great.  For a few dollars more after general admission, you can lug your computer up to this room and play LAN or […]

Valve Unpeels The Orange Box

Valve Unpeels The Orange Box

Valve was at the World Cyber Games 07, and they were heavily pushing “The Orange Box” for both the PC and Xbox 360.  Not only did the Valve booth feature Half-Life 2 Episode 2 on huge 30-inch PC monitors, but they had several stations where people could experience Team Fortress 2′s multiplayer capabilities.  I had […]

Keeley Hazell Launches ‘The Simpsons Game’

Keeley Hazell Launches ‘The Simpsons Game’

Keeley Hazell launched EA Games “The Simpsons Game” at the London Games Festival. A huge inflatable Homer was erected in front of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.  The Simpsons Game will be released in all game formats on November 2nd. After the unveiling Keeley retreated to a recreation of “The Simpson’s” living room where she played […]

Halo ActionClix Miniatures: First Look

Halo ActionClix Miniatures: First Look

If you’ve been gaming for a long while, then perhaps you remember the time when what now are popular video games were played exclusively with paper and dice. Dungeons and Dragons, BattleTech, Lord of the Rings, and many other gaming franchises were originally games that took many hours to play. Now, one hour of checking […]

The Wait for Halo 3 Ends

The Wait for Halo 3 Ends

Halo 3 (the final chapter in Microsoft’s epic video game trilogy) finally goes on sale around the world. By the end of the week, 37 countries will be playing one of the most anticipated video games of all time. Microsoft won’t divulge sales predictions (and won’t specify how many millions of dollars the company has […]