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Game Log: Final Fantasy XIII, Disc 1

Time to check back in with Final Fantasy XIII (and model through it), after a hiatus of epic proportion. I’m at about hour 10 and Lightning’s still sassy, but I did spot an alt-lifestyle haircut. Onward and upward! Or downward. I think Pulse is down.

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Highlights/Delights from San Diego Comic-Con 2010

More zany stuff went down at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 than you can shake a stick at, but we’ll try to shake a stick anyway. Check out the new Scott Pilgrim movie, a queer comics panel, a Whedonite tidbit and (most importantly) our own Brandy Howard in an inexplicable chicken superhero costume!

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My HTC Droid Incredible: 6 Things I Absolutely Love

The HTC Droid Incredible is sure lucky it lives up to its name, because I think we can all admit it was a pretty dumb thing to call a phone. But hey, that’s water under the bridge. Because this phone is seriously amazing. Hear all about it from a recent dumbphone to smartphone convert, our very own Sarah.

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6 Things I Loathe About My New HTC EVO

While you might be tired of hearing about the HTC EVO, I’m somehow not yet tired of writing about it. And it’s the only phone I have because no one sends me free shit and I’m a pauper. Since almost everything I’ve written about the phone has been glowing, here are some complaints. No phone is perfect, and while none of my complaints are a dealbreaker, these 6 things bug me.

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iPhone 4 Launch Problems: Jobs Wants Us To Use A Rubber

The iPhone 4 hits stores, and it’s ever, ever so shiny. But every rose has its thorns. Apple’s latest device has already suffered the slings and arrows of some serious signal problems, and it’s basically still Day 1. But don’t worry: Apple offers us a simple fix: just hold the phone different. No really, Steve Jobs wants to change how you hold your iPhone instead of admitting that he has a problem. Jobshole.

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My Top 8 Retro Nintendo Games for Android: Geekender Edition!

I’m still reeling, drunk on the freedom of Google’s Android OS. If you’re a gamer and you’ve got an Android device (or you’re considering one!), take heed of these 8 reasons to ditch the iPhone. Snesoid and Nesoid on the Android Market open up a whole world of retro-gaming, a world which I thoroughly explored this weekend for, er, research purposes. And because the Geekender is ostensibly for things I do on the weekend.

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The iPhone 4: The Good And The Meh

Apple introduces the iPhone 4, or should we say “re-introduces,” the iPhone 4. Meet the newest iPhone, its solid feature set and see just how shiny it is. But is shiny enough? Should it be? And oh yeah, Jane Lynch pops up to mock Apple and allude to a sex dungeon of some kind. Count me in.

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Comics 101: The First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

Have you ever wanted to read comic books but found yourself a) overwhelmed, b) intimidated or c-g) five kinds of confused? We lay it all out for you, kind of like a railroad magnate would. But he’d be laying railroad track, and we’re layin’ knowledge and we’re a layin’ it about comic books. So check it out– get schooled about the comic book, the graphic novel, the comic strip and that wily beast the webcomic.

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Microsoft’s Unsettling New Kin Ad a Pro-Kidnapping PSA?

The more I think about Microsoft’s newest Kin ad, the more sketched out I get: the video depicts a young woman, sponsored by Microsoft, heading out on a road trip to meet all of the sketchy weirdos she talks to online IN PERSON. And it’s fun, edgy and appealing, just like an Urban Outfitters catalog. So think about how creepy this vid is, then buy a bunch of great games that came out yesterday to feel better.