Tech Toy Tuesday 04/02/13
4/2/2013 5:29:00 AM
The Eagles have a new box set out today, The Studio Albums 1972-1979 and it contains their self titled release, Desperado, On The Border, One Of These Nights, Hotel California, and The Long Run. They're the 2005 remaster editions, but you cannot beat the price, it's going for $30 on Amazon.
Nothing too exciting on the movie front this week, but we do have one big video game release. This is a game called Defiance, it's an open world multiplayer, third person shooter where you're defending earth from invading aliens. You've played a million of them before, but this one does something very unique.
Defiance the game comes out today. Defiance the TV show premiers on the SciFi channel on April 15th and what happens on the TV show will effect what happens in the game, but if the game is popular enough, the factions and groups that do well in the game will impact what happens on future seasons of the show. I'm going to warn you and say that there are no reviews out for this game yet, which means that there was an embargo on reviews, which sometimes means the publisher knows it's trying to polish a turd, but either way, the concept is cool.
Tech Toy of the week is the Timbuk2 Power Commute Laptop Messenger Bag. A BAG?!?!?! That's lame!
Well this bag isn't.
It's your basic messenger bag with a seperate, padded component for your laptop. What sets this bag apart is that it comes with a battery pack built into it that you can charge before a trip. It will hold two full iPhone or iPad charges and it can hook to any device that can charge via USB. The battery is TSA compliant so you can leave it in the bag when you go through security at the airport.
It runs $200, but when you consider that higher end battery backup systems can run $75 on their own, it's not a bad price if you travel a lot.