Big news today, if you're a Call of Duty fan: The first Call of Duty: Black Ops Map Pack is coming on February 2, 2011, and as previously promised, it's Xbox 360-only for the first month. Dubbed "First Strike," the Map Pack adds four new multiplayer maps, "Discovery," "Kowloon," "Berlin Wall," and "Stadium," plus a new Zombies map, "Ascension." I can't wait.
The new, Android-based Nexus S phone is selling poorly and is already being heavily discounted, so I feel obligated to point out that it's a failure and that Android itself is doomed. Wow, it really is cheap and easy to write something as silly as that. I can see why others do it with such regularity.
And speaking of Google FAILures, The New York Times is reporting that the online giant has pulled its Google TV out of CES 2011 because of bad reviews--in case you haven't heard, it's so horrible I refuse to even review it--and its new plans to completely revamp the software and essentially relaunch it in 2011. It really is a piece of cr@#.
Ed Bott writes that Microsoft has quietly shut down its Office Genuine Advantage program, most likely because there is no advantage to Microsoft's draconian anti-piracy measures, at least for consumers. But don't worry, folks, they're not getting rid of the product activation technology.