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Virus attacks through jump drives

VSU Internet Technology has installed a patch on all university computers to block viruses from transferring to and from jump drives. In the end of October, there were reports that a virus was being transferred through jump drives among all university computers. The virus shows up as an unusual file on the jump drive and can transfer to any computer ...

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Wireless Woes

With reports of patchy wireless service on the rise, VSU’s Information Technology group has acknowledged that there are multiple issues contributing to the problem, the most prevalent being network congestion in the afternoon and evenings. “We are working to arrange and pay for a ResNet segment dedicated for use by the residence halls and separated from the rest of the ...

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AT&T’s plan to take the 3G network nationwide

Earlier this year, AT&T announced that they would be launching a 3G mobile broadband Network in Valdosta. As of Oct. 29, 2009, there is more than 300 square miles of new 3G coverage across Valdosta.             The availability of AT&T 3G mobile broadband network in the Valdosta area is incredibly crucial to businesses, colleges and universities, and local residents. The ...

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Uncharted 2’s excellency is under the radar

 2007’s Uncharted was sort of a sleeper hit.  Sure, developer Naughty Dog had quite the pedigree—titles like the PlayStation classic Crash Bandicoot series and last generation’s Jak and Daxter games were all critically acclaimed bestsellers.  However, Uncharted landed without much of a splash.  Maybe it was the new, unproven franchise that turned gamers off or maybe it was the crowded ...

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Tim Schafer’s Brütal Legend is ready to rock

 Tim Schafer hasn’t had a lot of luck when it comes to selling video games; one of the industry’s few critical darlings, Schafer has headed up a number of commercial flops over the years.  What he has had, however, are some of the best and most creative ideas in the history of video games—titles like Psychonauts, a 3D platformer that ...

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PSP Go comes out starting some changes

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu You wouldn’t think it from the complete lack of marketing hype and momentum from Sony, but last week’s launch of the PSP Go is actually pretty monumental for the video game industry and media in general. Sony, the ultimate parade leader for proprietary media (remember the long dead Betamax?), has taken some bold steps towards ...

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ODST brings different gameplay to Halo genre

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  ODST is a bit of a strange beast.  After Bungie’s split from Microsoft immediately after the release of Halo 3, rumors sparked up about a new, Bungie-developed Halo game that would star the space Marines in a tactical, squad-based shooter.  When Halo 3: Recon was finally announced in October of last year, it was revealed ...

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Apple disappoints at the iPod conference

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu Last week’s iPod-centric conference was certainly exciting for the millions of manic Apple fans; the company has become just as good at building hype as it is at selling expensive MP3 players. Prior to the conference, internet forums and blogs were filled with speculation and rumor mongering. The event was expected to be especially important ...

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Beatles mania returns in ‘Rock Band’

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu There’s been a lot of hubbub surrounding Sept. 9, 2009, Entertainment Weekly dubbed the day as “the reinvasion of The Beatles,” a title that’s well warranted with the long-sought remastered release of the Fab Four’s entire work. These Baby Boomer-baiting sets carry a hefty price tag ($300 for the box) and an impressive amount of ...

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Batman:Arkham Asylum a very pleasant surprise

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  Batman fans are a thick-skinned bunch.  When George Clooney donned the newly nipple-adorned batsuit to fight the cliché spouting Schwarzenegger “What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!,” they hid behind their copies of The Killing Joke.  When Dark Horse Comics published Batman vs. Predator, they scrambled to have the story stricken from Batman canon. When ...

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