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Target Cuts Price for 500GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim

Target will be cutting the price for Halo 4, Ni No Kuni, and Diablo III to $39.99 this week and they’ve also created a bundle for those gamers who will be adapting to the PlayStation 3 lifestyle with the 500GB PS3 Super Slim being offered in addition to MLB 13 The Show and a one year membership with PlayStation Plus. There’s even a $60 Target Gift Card included with the bundle! With this amazing slash of a price it seems like Target is feeling the heat of next-generation gaming console PlayStation 4 approaching.

PlayStation 3 is still looking forward to some must-have releases this year including the open-world crime games Saints Row 4 and Grand Theft Auto V which alone make the purchase a worthwhile investment in the eyes of real gamers everywhere despite PS4 being just around the corner. After all, who wants to wait for PS4 when you can get a PS3 now and a PS4 this Holiday Season? Okay, maybe that post would have gone over a little better before the global economy’s decline became so sharp!

Disturbing Image: The Recent Sports Injury You Can’t Un-See

Sports athlete Louisville Cardinals Kevin Ware last Sunday and if you missed it then this Sunday Sport news update will bring you into the know of one of college basketball’s most recent injuries. The match against Duke Blue Devils was still won by Louisville, so at least it was not in vain.

 

Russians Climb Ancient Egypt Pyramids

Russians have taken to the spiritual task of climbing the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids in GIZA and at the top of their view is this set of amazing pictures culturally releasing views that have never before been seen. The visuals seen here could influence a numerous amount of experiences and to many it will be considered a once in a lifetime chance to see this kind of sight as it’s considered highly illegal and even treasonous to climb the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids.

[Source: Gawker via SecretsOfTheFed]

The Walking Dead’s Governor Looks Through Gun Scope, With A Blinded Eye

AMC’s The Walking Dead may have left a few things up to the imagination in their third season of the show as this internet meme now circulating online reveals that The Walking Dead’s Governor Looks Through Gun Scope, With A Blinded Eye. Feel free to pass this one around with your Walking Dead frenemies around the web for “the lols”.

**Editorial Note: I myself am a fan of the show but at least I’m smart enough to know that the Governor doesn’t need eye sight to aim, he is just that good.

How To Stop the Internet From Spying On You – Opt Out of Online Behavioral Advertising

Recently it has come to the attention of many internet users, and since then grown to become common knowledge in the digital age, that not only is their user preferences and login information being kept up-to-date using Cookies but there is also advertising that is tracking all of your behavior on the internet in order to try and give you advertisements that you are more likely to consume (click on). All for the sake of getting you to click on advertisements more frequently (or so they claim) at least 97 corporations aim to see everything you’re doing on the internet.

They even know you are reading this right now.

The good news is, you can stop them right now.

You can opt out of Online Behavioral Advertising for up to 5 years at a time. Thanks to the regulations from the skeptical industry surrounding these behavior-monitoring programs, you actually have a tool at your disposal which will identify how many and which companies are tracking your web browser at the current time. The following link will bring you to this tool which allows you to Opt Out of Online Behavioral Advertising: CLICK HERE. (Use at your own risk, read caveats below)

The regulators of these behavior-tracking programs claim that opting out of this behavior tracking will not disrupt the services you already use online, however RealGamerNewz makes no assumption that this is being enforced. We have proof that this is going on, but not proof that the Opt Out system will entirely stop the tracking of your behavior on the internet and internet-connected machines.

Xbox 360 Gamers “best in the bed” – Study Finds

People do not realize that a study released earlier today saying Xbox 360 games are “the best in bed” is most likely just being written for views and comedic value. Saying a console makes you better in the bad is the most idiotic idea ever. Personally I play Xbox 360, but I play offline. Playing online is a tad overrated for me. Why would I want to play Call of Duty, will it make me better in bed? Hah; please! My girlfriend is just fine even though she plays PS3, which is a great system too.

Now if they are being serious in this study, which I find highly unlikely at all, why is there no link to the studies of which they claim. There is also nothing to do with Wii and Wii U gamers in there. Even more proof to me that this “study” was for just for attention and comedy. Now if you disagree I would love to debate, come at me bro I am ready for some backlash.

Link for the Xbox 360 “best gamers in bed” post: http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/gamers-skills-in-the-bedroom-ranked-by-their-console-of-choice/

Fact or Fiction: Robert Downey Jr. “Abandons” Avengers 2, Marvel Names Replacement?

**Update: RealGamerNewz participated in an April Fools announcement regarding the following information on April 1, 2013 posted originally by @Marvel Entertainment. Though funny at the time, this information is not to be taken seriously, since it is in the comedy section.

Robert Downey Jr. has reportedly abandoned the Avengers 2 film project. Marvel has named Jon Hamm as the new Tony Stark for the film which some speculate has to do with Robert Downey Jr. asking for a salary that Marvel wasn’t willing to part with. Iron Man 3 will be coming out soon:

Is this just a leftover piece of fake news circulating around from the April Fools bonanza the press saw this Monday? Or is this one for real? We will find out soon enough, either way some fans are not thinking it’s very funny. [Source: UnleashTheFanboy via AF]

Mysterious Figure from Mass Effect 3 Details

“Background The clone was created to provide spare organs and limbs for the real Commander Shepard, who was being revived by the Lazarus Project. The clone was never utilized, however, and remained in storage until six months before the Reaper invasion in 2186, when it was awoken by ex-Cerberus agent Maya Brooks. Over the intervening months during Shepard’s incarceration, the clone learned “how to be human” with the help of neural implants, and with Brooks’ help devised a plan to kill and assume the role of the Commander in order to carry out a pro-human agenda. To accomplish this, the clone hired the CAT6 private military corporation to eliminate Shepard and his/her close allies.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel

ME3 Clone
Clone
ME3 Enemy-SA
FactionCAT6
TypeOrganic
ArmamentDepends on Shepard’s class
AbilitiesClass Power ME2 Icon Depends on Shepard’s class
ArmorModerate
ShieldsModerate
LocationsCitadel

Shortly after Cerberus’s attempted coup on the Citadel, the clone implements its plan while Commander Shepard is ordered to go on shore leave. It purchases arms for its CAT6 troops via arms dealer Elijah Khan, then begins hacking databases to steal Shepard’s indentification info and sets a trap for Shepard at a popular Citadel restaurant. When Shepard escapes, the clone proceeds with the next phase of the plan: obtaining Shepard’s Spectre authorization codes and altering biometric records to match its own. To this end, the clone and CAT6 break into the Citadel Archives. Shepard and the squad arrive later, having tracked the purchase of a CAT6 weapon to Elijah Khan and the identity theft attempts to the Archives’ systems. The clone reveals itself, captures Shepard’s Spectre codes, and flees deeper within the Archives. Shepard and the squad follow, but fall into another trap and are sealed inside a vault. The clone and Brooks explain the full extent of their plan to replace Shepard, and the clone overwrites Shepard’s biometric information. Thinking Shepard and the squad will be unable to escape the vaults, the clone and Brooks travel to the Normandy SR-2 and take control of it.

As they attempt to leave the Citadel with the ship, the real Commander Shepard pursues them. Shepard and the clone, now clad in N7 armor, fight in the shuttle bay and eventually Shepard will tackle the clone, causing them to tumble down the open boarding ramp and nearly fall off the edge. As Shepard’s squadmates help the Commander up, the clone looked up to Brooks and watched her turn her back. The Commander is then faced with either helping the clone or kicking it off the ship to its death. If Shepard attempts the former, the clone will refuse the original’s aid and purposely falls to their death, spitefully asking what they can live for before letting go. If Shepard chooses the latter, then s/he will kick the clone from the ramp.

While the clone is an exact replica of Commander Shepard, it only has the most superficial idea of what kind of person Commander Shepard is. For example, the clone is intensely xenophobic while the majority of Shepard’s closest allies and potential love interests are aliens. Nor does the clone show any concern for the lives under its command (the CAT6 mercenaries), even considering them “cannon fodder”, unlike Commander Shepard with the Normandy crew.

Capabilities

Offensive

The clone will have different powers, dependent on what class the player is using. The weapon it uses will also depend on the player’s class. In addition, the clone will also attack with an omni-blade attack or biotic punch (depending on class) if close enough.

The clone’s weapons are as follows:

Defensive

The clone has moderate armor and shields, and also has access to five stacks of Medi-gel which will bring him/her back to full health when one is used.

Tactics

  • The clone fights aggressively according to whatever the player’s class is, using powers and weaponry appropriate to that class. During the fight, every time it is worn down to zero it will use medi-gel to recover, that’s the bad news; the good news is that the clone has a finite supply of medi-gel, which is displayed on the top right corner of your HUD, so just keep hitting the clone until it runs out of medi-gel, and then it will be on their last leg.”
  • [Source: Mass Effect Wikia]

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity gaming lounge at PAX East

“In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, fans gather at the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity gaming lounge at PAX East at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on March 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Consumers enjoyed sampling the new game on the Nintendo 3DS system ahead of its March 24 launch. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Nintendo)” Released by Nintendo of America

Xbox 720: Always Watching You, Microsoft 100% Transparency w/ USA

The Xbox 720 could attempt to use the 3D Kinect 2.0 camera in order to achieve further virtual reality and augmented reality gameplay functions. It is currently being expected to see a reveal this April 27, 2013. If all signs point towards what could happen, the Kinect 2 could be implanted directly in the Xbox 720 box itself, rather than be a separate add-on hardware as seen with Kinect original on Xbox 360.

Microsoft has recently been subject to government requests for information. 75,000+ members of Xbox Live, Skype, Hotmail, MSN, and other Microsoft services including Office and Windows and in each case 100% of the time complete information profiles of these individuals were given to the government. Images, voice chats, private messages, and even video chats and Xbox Live gamertags were given upon request as Microsoft submits 100% transparency to the United States.

Persistent rumors (which may or may not be true) also suggest that Microsoft’s Xbox 720 will require always-online internet connection, and will render used games useless. Their cloud-based system will resemble the Blizzard Diablo III system with Battle.net accounts being the key to play the game with while discs and downloads of the entire games’ files are useless without an active connection to Microsoft servers. The data is rumored to be transferred by digital or blu-ray format but the key is what you are really buying, which will be associated with your Xbox Live account.

With “big brother” creeping into Microsoft Xbox Live and the illicit move to digital distribution, many gamers may take a different look at the Xbox brand its upcoming Xbox 720. More to come on these developments right here at RealGamerNewz.com.

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Disturbing Image: Mom Puts Baby on the Grill [EA]

The following image has appeared on Reddit forums. If you look closely you will see the image of a baby doll and/or baby being placed into the grill of a barbecue in EA Games’ The Sims title. This is likely a hack, mod, or user generated content from the PC exclusive title, however the image is disturbing whether or not EA Games is responsible for its publishing. The ability to reproduce this image is being discussed in the source here.