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Sony is closing 3 games studios

Reported March 31st…

In total, 205 jobs will be lost with the Denver, Seattle, and Tucson studios all being closed down. The other bad news is Sony has decided to cancel the online game The Agency which has been in development for several years now.

The good news for existing SOE game players is that all existing titles will remain live and you can continue to play them as normal. As for future game development, two MMOs will now be the focus. The first is based on the PlanetSide IP, and the second on the always-popular Everquest IP.

Fewer projects mean less people required and ultimately fewer studios have work, hence the closures. As far as an impact on gamers is concerned, the only noticeable difference is that The Agency will no longer be appearing on store shelves.

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Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming service coming soon…

From: Engadget…
It may sound patently obvious at this point, but there’s still cause to celebrate — Sony’s streaming subscription music service, Music Unlimited, is headed to both the PlayStation Portable and its pair of divergent spiritual successors the Next Generation Portable and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play. Eurogamer sat down with Sony Network Entertainment VP Shawn Layden, who spread the news readily, confirming that the service would be activated (at least in the UK) on PlayStation Portable “in a matter of weeks.” Meanwhile, Android phones including the infamous PlayStation handset will get Music Unlimited “this year,” and SNE “will make it happen” on the NGP as well, presumably sometime after the company reveals when its beast of a portable game station will actually come out. All in the name of taking your tunes with you wherever you happen to travel — a concept that’s getting rather popular right now.

Windows 7 Update Service not Running

Has your Windows 7 PC stopped updating? Well mine did and it was not the easiest fix to find. I figured that it’s just another Microsoft (feature) and I could just Google a quick fix… in any case I did fine it.

Press Start, press All programs, press Accessories and click Notepad

Copy and paste the following text into the document:

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Internet Getting Slower?

Is it just me of does the Internet feel like it’s getting slower? Or is this statement just an un-intelligent statement? Living in the Central New York area it just seems like things are just slower. I guess it only makes sense that I would see a slow down. Several devices: laptop’s, Video Game systems; smart phones are connected to my home network. Far more than in previous years. To be fair most of the devices are not on at the same time and after the kids are in bed there is really only 2 laptops and a tower PC connected yet there is still what I would consider a slow down with basic Surfing.

This is not just an at home issue but I wee this at the workplace as well. Sometimes loading up the most basic sites can be slow. Are there too many IT resources being run? I am not really sure.

While looking at some of my favorite Tech Sites I saw an article on Tom’s Hardware saying that the U.S. Military has ban sites like YouTube, EBay, Amazon, and ESPN. According to the article this was not because of the content but more about freeing up the bandwidth. The article goes on to say it is for Humanitarian efforts in Japan. But lets’ face it we stream so much data today that we could be hurting our own internet response time.

BioShock: Infinite Video Demo


The Internet On a… WTF!

I found this image while looking for new content and I just about fell out of my chair.

* disclaimer* Geek-weekly.com is too big and will not fit on this floppy disk.

Geek-Weekly goes Mobile

I know what you’re thinking… It’s about time I could get fast and easy updates on my smart phone. Just add a bookmark in your mobile browser and follow all the latest Geek News while on the go… or on the stay…

we don’t know what you do in a day.

This new feature allows for much faster loads. See several posts and open individual to review the content inside.

More great updates to come to Geek-Weekly.com

What might Android gaming look like on a Samsung Galaxy S II?

“dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 CPU and Mali-400 graphics on a nice big 1080p television screen”

-from Engadget-