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Sci-Fi

Submission + - Star Wars fan creates security scare in Melbourne

svunt writes: "A Star Wars fan in costume (blaster included) was swooped on by a number of police today in a Melbourne shopping centre. From the article

"The replica gun appeared to have what resembled a battery pack connected to the gun by a coiled wire, while boots and a laptop were also in the bag. The man was clad in black with unusual logos on his sleeve and breast pocket, and had what appeared to be a hands-free mobile phone earphone in one ear.
The man was later charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. It appears that he was en route to a photo shoot to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars."
Wii

Submission + - Wiimote wrist straps not up to the task?

svunt writes: "The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Wiimote straps are breaking, sending Wiimotes flying across the living rooms of overly enthusiastic gamers. From the article:

Vispi Bhopti, of Nintendo Australia, said the problem was less to do with quality issues and more related to the way the console was being used. "Nintendo has done various tests before we launched, but it turns out people are playing with a lot more gusto than we would've anticipated," he said
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