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23 May 2006

Europeans get Dalmation version Nintendogs

A new Nintendogs DS game is headed to Europe with a new breed of dog in tow: the dalmatian.

$5.29 Toy Sale at

In its $5.29 Deals Store, ToysRUs via offers hundreds of toys for $5.29 each.

Dog rescues boy from roaring river

Ryan Rambo, 9, whose family moved to this western Colorado town last year after Hurricane Katrina struck their Marrero, La., home, fell into the Roaring Fork River after the boy’s raft hit a log and he fell overboard on Sunday

Monopoly game without Boardwalk Square in new edition

Hasbro, the toy and game maker, is not including Boardwalk in a special edition of Monopoly scheduled for release late this summer. Instead, the “Monopoly: Here and Now Edition” will use streets, neighborhoods and national monuments from 22 US cities.

Egypt to excavate submerged Roman city

The Egyptian authorities have given the go ahead for the underwater exploration of what appears to be a Roman city submerged in the Mediterranean, Egypt’s top archaeologist said on Monday.

Tentative Wii launch date October 18 2006

Taken from a game retailer database: October 11th 2006: (available one week before launch?) Chicken Little: Ace in Action (Ubisoft) Metal Slug Anthology (SNK) October 18th 2006: (original US NES launch day) SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab Avatar: The Last Airbender (these last two from THQ)

Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion updated via Xbox Live Marketplace -

The Thieves Den content pack weighs in at 2.27MB in size, and will cost Xbox Live subscribers 150 Marketplace points–roughly $1.89.

22 May 2006

Termites & moths join the China Beijing Green Olympics

China’s capital is under attack from twin plagues of termites and moths, newspapers reported on Monday, prompting fears for the city’s antiquities and concerns that Beijing’s “Green Olympics” could be turned brown.

Humans & chimpanzees may have split from a common ancestor more recently

A detailed analysis of human and chimp DNA suggests the lines finally diverged less than 5.4 million years ago. The finding, published in the journal Nature, is about 1-2 million years later than the fossils have indicated. A US team says its results hint at the possibility that interbreeding occurred between the two lines for thousands, even millions, of years.

Kingdom Hearts 2 coming to Europe

Square Enix finally announced that it is bringing its Playstation 2 exclusive RPG Kingdom Hearts II to Europe in autumn 2006.

DS Lite June 23 release date announced for Europe

The DS Lite will be launching in Europe on the June 23rd for £99.99/€149.99.

Lost video game announced (multiplatform by Ubisoft)

ABC’s hit television show “Lost” is following in the footsteps of other small-screen blockbusters like “Alias”, “Dark Angel”, “CSI” and “24″ and is finding new life in the gaming world thanks to Ubisoft.

19 May 2006

Japanese lab recreates Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa voices

Using methods employed in criminal investigations, the Japan Acoustic Lab has analyzed the skeletal structures of Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa’s faces to replicate how their voices would have sounded.

Monkeys string words together

Putty-nosed monkeys in West Africa share the human ability to combine different sounds to mean different things, according to researchers.

18 May 2006

Sci-Fi Channel to air “Cracking the Da Vinci Code”

The SciFi Channel will broadcast the two-hour Da Vinci special, as a world premiere during prime time on May 18.

New World of Warcraft loot sets revealed

Blizzard’s official site has new info on the Tier 3 Raid Sets.

Human genome sequencing completed by 150 scientists after 10 years

The last chromosome in the human genome has finally been sequenced, taking 150 British and American scientists 10 years to complete.

Kentucky family fights to keep pet… lion

Kitty, a pet owned by Barry and Melissa Collins rests against the fence of his cage in their backyard.

Dogs can now listen to online doggy radio station

The world’s first internet radio station for dogs has been launched in Thailand.

Spacecraft crashes into satellite

A robotic NASA spacecraft designed to rendezvous with an orbiting satellite, instead, crashed into its target.

17 May 2006

Steven Spielberg will design 3 new games for EA -

EA entered into a deal to create three original games in conjunction with noted film director Steven Spielberg.

Bungie does Halo 3 teaser Q&A

Bungie answers some questions about the Halo 3 teaser.

Hotel bans kids, welcomes dogs

An Austrian hotel owner has banned children… but says pet dogs will always be welcome.

15 May 2006

Novint Falcon shows 3D touch in gaming -

Novint Falcon hardware demo at E3 shows 3D touch in games

11 May 2006

Microsoft recommends Wii (its not a joke)

Microsoft seems to have decided to side with Nintendo in order to overthrow Sony’s current lead in the videogame market. Whether the strategy will work or not remains to be seen.