Chrysler launched the limited edition Call of Duty Black Ops-themed Jeep Wrangler today (Jeep is one of Call of Duty’s official partners). There’s no actual changes done to the engine, just visual ones, but the Rubicon-based CoD-Jeep sports a black paint job, Call of Duty: Black Ops graphics on the roof and front quarter panels, mineral gray dark alloy wheels with 32" off-road tires, Mopar taillamp guards, live axles and a two-speed transfer case.
So, the game Call of Duty: Black Ops will be launched November 9th, if you want the perfect car to go along with the game (the car itself is feaured in the game, as well) you’ll have to shell out $30,625 for the two-door model or $33,500 for the four-door.
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The Etsy shop 8BitMemory offers external USB hard drives encased in classic NES and SNES games (Zelda, Super Mario Bros 1/2/3, Tetris, Metroid, Contra, you name it). Sweet nostalgia. The drives are 2.5" Toshiba models available with up to 1TB of storage and will set you back about $129.99. They’re limited edition and seem to be selling out fast though so hurry over there if you want one.
8BitMemory: NES Hard Drives
Sony just announced that the Japanese soon will be able to buy a PS3 slim in “classic white” (CECH-2500A LW) along with the regular charcoal black model. The classic white model will only be available with a 160GB HDD while the black one will be available in both 160 and 320GB variants.
There’s no word on when these will launched internationally, but as for prices they’ve stated $341 for the 160GB models and $398 for the black 320GB model.
Full press release here (Japanese PDF)
(via crunchgear, ubergizmo)
The Etsy shop Things to Love offers handmade fridge magnets and Christmas tree ornaments that’ll warm the heart of any old 8-bit Nintendo or C64 player during these cold months.
There’s Bub and Bob from Bubble Bobble, the Mario mushrooms, Goomba, Shyguy and.. well. I want ’em! Some glows in the dark as well.
Things To Love: Pixel style fridge magnets / Christmas tree ornaments ($4.00 – $7.00)
Here’s two new videos to cure that friday morning boredom for you; the new World of Warcraft ads soon to be seen on national TV in the US.
William Shatner plays a shaman (nice quote, “Play World of Warcraft dog, you can be anyone!”), Mr. T plays a night elf… mohawk.
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Oh yeah, Nintendo has retrofitted a bunch of classic Super Famicom Controllers (SNES for some of us) to make them Wii Virtual Console compatible. These were meant to be exclusive for Club Nintendo Platinum members in Japan, but the people over at National Console Support Inc offers them on pre-order (starts shipping April 2008). Sweet.
Now, where’s the NES model?
NCS Inc: Super Famicom Controller Wii ($30)
If the 8-bit polyester tie isn’t enough to show your co-workers where you heart is you ought to get a couple of these Nintendo Vinyl Figures for desk decoration. They stand approximately 5" tall and you get to pick between Classic Mario, Fire Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong and a vicious Goomba.
ThinkGeek: Nintendo Action Figures ($14.99 each)
(If you’re into the art of vinyl collectibles you really should check out The House of Liu figures, Andrew Bell’s Lotus Kanser figures, Frank Cho’s Monkey Boy and the Black Hole Stormtrooper Collectible though)
The 8-bit Tie started out as one of ThinkGeek’s annual April jokes, but hordes of pixel-tie-craving customers spoke up and now it’s finally in stock, available for purchase. It’s a clip-on (of course) and made in a “silk-like microfiber fabric” (oh yeah, polyester!).
“You’ll be the envy of the office or, at least, you’ll get tons of attention. You’ll be just like Mario when he wore a tie to meetings when negotiating his contract with Nintendo.”
ThinkGeek: The 8-Bit Tie ($19.99)
Sony has revamped the PSP and the 2007 version Slim & Lite (with “2000” as the official model name, oddly enough) looks promising.
The Slim & Lite PSP is 33% lighter (from 280 grams to 189), 19% slimmer and features better Wi-Fi support, faster loading times, 64MB internal memory (instead of 32), improved battery life, USB battery charging, video-out, removed infra-red port and the speakers are now located on the front, near the top of the screen.
The 2007 PSP:s are available in black, white, ice silver, rose pink, blue and purple.
AudioCubes: Sony PSP 2007: Slim & Lite ($199.00)
Darklite is Messiah’s new and sleek DVD remote control for Playstation 3 sporting bright backlit buttons (primary buttons on top and the secondary buttons just a slide-out away), a USB-connected receiver doubling as a charging station and both BluRay / DVD compatibility.
The Darklite is available on pre-order now and starts shipping September 25th.
PlayMessiah.com: Darklite DVD Remote ($29.99)