Giveaway Day 10: Two gifts from X-cite

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Today we’ve got actually two giveaways in which two different people will win. This means I will draw two numbers tonight and each number will win a different giveaway. What are the giveaways? X-cite are giving away an i-SOBOT Robot worth over KD70 as the first giveaway and a SteelSeries gift hamper thats also worth around KD70 as a second giveaway.

The i-SOBOT Robot is a miniature high-tech humanoid robot that’s fully articulated, has voice command recognition and can speak a vocabulary of over 200 words and phrases. The i-SOBOT Robot can also dance and perform his own special karate moves complete with sound effects. The i-SOBOT can move forwards, backward, side-to-side or diagonally. You can find out more about it by visiting the i-SOBOT website [Here]

The second giveaway is a SteelSeries gift hamper that contains a SteelSeries Warcraft Gaming Mouse, a SteelSeries limited edition Warcraft Gaming Mouse Pad and a SteelSeries 5Hv2 USB Gaming Headset. Steelseries from Denmark are a gaming peripherals giant and the number one e-sports company in the world. They sponsor some of the most important gaming events and will be setting up one before the end of the year with X-cite here in Kuwait. To stay up to date on X-cite’s gaming activities join their Facebook group [Here]

All you need to do to win the giveaways above is to leave a comment below and later on in the evening I will use random.org to select two winners.

Rules: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since the winner will be contacted by email. You also need to respond to my “You Won” email within 24 hours or I will have to make another draw and choose another winner. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

Update: The post was closed for commenting at around 10PM.
The winners are…


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Comment #46 and #110, you’ve got mail!
Everyone else check back tomorrow for another giveaway, we’ve got a few days left.

Note: Yesterdays random number was also 46! Not as weird as the Bulgarian lottery but still…


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Sony PS3 Slim for KD69

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I just read on Frankom’s blog that the Sony dealer in Kuwait has an incredible offer on the new PS3 Slim. For a limited time offer they’re selling it for KD69. If they don’t have a decent amount of stock available then they’re probably already sold out by the time you read this.

Note: This deal is just available at their newly opened Avenues branch. It’s located near D*Lush and Nokia.

Update: This is what one reader had to say about his experience trying to get the PS3 Slim:

OK everyone I got it, its 120 GB euro, plays all region games, but the sony shop was horreendous i went at 11:00 am and was # 84 out of 120, it was a big mess, people shouting and old women begging for numbers. two kids even fingered the sales guy back side for a number which caused an even bigger delay, completly dis-organized , but cant blame them selling its for nearly half price, al ghanim is getting it in october for 100kd pre order, sony selling it for 69 is gonna cause chaos, but they should have been prepared to be honest. only good thing is that women dont have to wait for a number, by 12:00 i recieved mine and they had stopped giving numbers out so if you want to go in the evening i dont think there will be any left

Update2: According to Cajie a blog reader, when he passed by at 1PM the stock had already been finished.

Picture taken by Cajie


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8-bit trip

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A guy spent 1,500 hours putting together this Lego stop motion. There are some really amazing moments in this video. [YouTube]


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First-Person Shooter Disease

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If you don’t play video games you most probably won’t get the humor in this. [YouTube]

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RIP Michael Jackson

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Just yesterday I was listening to his album and playing his old videogame on the Sega Genesis. [News Link]

Update: Found this cool picture of Michael Jackson with Michael Jordan and Kriss Kross.


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First Impression: Pocket Retro Game Emulator (Dingoo Digital A320)

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I ordered the Pocket Retro Game Emulator from ThinkGeek 10 days ago after reading about it on a few websites. Its a small portable game system that comes with built in emulators that would play games from the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, NeoGeo and a few other systems. Since I am a huge fan of retro gaming and since it would be a great addition to my collection, I ordered the device for $99.

The device has a built in 4GB drive so I quickly copied all my favorite games onto it and realized I still had nearly 4GB free so I copied ALL my Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo games onto it which amount to around 2000 games. I also copied a few NeoGeo games including SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.

The device played everything I threw at it even SVC Chaos which was a huge shock. Not only that but the device also came with the appropriate cables to connect it to my TV so I could play the games there if I wanted to. Some SNES games weren’t running that perfectly for example NBA Jam was running slightly faster than it should and the sound in Donkey Kong Country was a bit strange but the device plays NHL ’94 perfectly which alone would make the game system worth $99. The build quality isn’t that great, it feels cheap and its pretty light. I am not sure how much abuse it would take but I doubt its as durable as a Nintendo DS or PSP.

Now one thing that kinda pissed me off is the fact that ThinkGeek is marketing this device with the name “Pocket Retro Game Emulator”. In reality the system turned out to be called the Dingoo Digital A320. A quick search on eBay for the Dingoo would result in a ton of results with the device priced at around $75. So if you want to buy one that’s where I would look. Will post a more thorough review at a later date.

Note: The device also plays movies and music. Also has a built in FM tuner and an eBook reader. The battery is built in and lasts over 5 hours. In case 4GB isn’t enough the device takes SD cards.


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Want a swii?

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Found this at Sultan Center, its a copy of the Nintendo Wii called except its called swii. It costs around KD9 ($30) and comes with a wireless controller which looks like the wii controller except with a plastic tennis racket at the end. I think the device also plays only one game which is a tennis game with Super Nintendo like graphics. They had a working model on display so I tried the tennis game and it pretty much sucked as you can imagine.


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Sony PSP Go

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The new Sony PSP Go looks pretty sweet. [Link]


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Ministry of Video Games

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I just found out that there are three people (2 guys 1 girl) at the ministry who’s job is to test video games all day. They play every game that needs to be brought into Kuwait to make sure they don’t contain anything illegal like nudity.


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Test Drive III

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Just a blast from the past. I used to play this game back in 1991 in my computer class when I was still in Kuwait English School. In the video above the game actually starts at the 2 minute mark. [YouTube]


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