Author - Jerry Paxton

Brewfest Celebrated in World of Warcraft

Joystiq is reporting on another Blizzard-created in-game celebration, Oktoberfest. Blizzard gas created a multitude of beer inspired items for players to use such as ‘Eyesight Enhancing Romance Gogles’. They always have a great time with different holidays in-game.

SimCity Societies Preview

1up has a preview of the upcoming game, SimCity Societies. Instead of focusing on detail-oriented city building, this time the game features a much more user-friendly system of focusing more on the social aspects of your city, not just the physical buildings themselves.

Verizon Unveils Three New Phones

MSNBC reports that Verizon has released three new phones, including Voyager by LG Electronics which hopes to directly compete with the iPhone market.  In addition to offering similar features, Voyager purportedly provides a faster wireless connection and boasts a full keyboard, something the iPhone lacks.

Official Next-Gen Zune Specs

Engadget has posted the official info for the next generation of Zune media players from Microsoft. They will come in two categories, those with hard drives and those with flash memory. The hard drive Zune will be the ‘Zune 80’ and has 80Gb of storage (a good step up from the 30Gb current model). The flash drives will come in an 8Gb and 4Gb model and will be much smaller than their hard drive brethren. In other news the current generation Zune, soon to be dubbed the ‘Zune 30’ will be privy to the software updates that will go into the new models, giving old Zune owners alot to look forward to.

Jedi Sect Established in Lower Manhattan

Wired has posted a story on a group of folks who have founded a new sect of Jedi in Lower Manhattan. These folks get up, go to Starbucks every Tuesday morning, then proceed to a local dance studio to begin their lightsabre training…Yeah…

Bungie & MS Splitting?

8bitjoystick has posted that a source of theirs in Redmond is saying Bungie is readying to split away from Microsoft. This story, obviously still in the unconfirmed stage as Microsoft will only reply with, ‘There’s been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is Halo 3’, would obviously be big gaming news and we will keep you informed as we find out more.