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Randy A. Salas

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Randy Salas is the assistant features editor of the Star Tribune. When he's not watching DVDs, he's playing video games -- occasionally even both at the same time. (It can be done). In Randy's world, life is high-def.
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Pros & cons: Sony ups its game with PS4

Pros & cons: Sony ups its game with PS4

Review: The PlayStation 4 will come out at midnight.. Should you invest in the Sony's new video-game console? Here are 10 things to consider before you buy.
Pros & cons: Microsoft goes big with Xbox One

Pros & cons: Microsoft goes big with Xbox One

Just a week after Sony introduced the PlayStation 4, Microsoft is releasing its Xbox One. Here are 10 things to consider before investing in the new video-game console.
Game's not over yet for holidays

Game's not over yet for holidays

"Halo 4" might be the biggest interactive title of the year, but it's not the only game in town for the holidays.
Video games: We can be guitar heroes

Video games: We can be guitar heroes

Mystic Lake hosts the state's largest "Guitar Hero" contest, but the world champ from Rochester can't compete.
Souped-up PlayStation Vita isn't just playing around

Souped-up PlayStation Vita isn't just playing around

Sony's new handheld video-game system does almost everything, but its biggest problem could be that it's not a smartphone.
DVDs gift guide: Discs are not dead

DVDs gift guide: Discs are not dead

Blu-ray is the way to go for that movie lover on your gift list, but there are other options, too.
Gaming gift guide: Thinking outside the console

Gaming gift guide: Thinking outside the console

Here are some ideas for that player who already bought "Arkham City," "Modern Warfare 3" or other new blockbusters.
This is not your father's 'Star Wars'

This is not your father's 'Star Wars'

Filmmaker George Lucas makes tweaks for Blu-ray release.
Theater event has a familiar 'Ring' to it

Theater event has a familiar 'Ring' to it

Even the geekiest of fans might need wizardly powers to keep track of the many editions of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy that have…
Science Museum's Imax films debut on Blu-ray

Science Museum's Imax films debut on Blu-ray

Imax films have always been ahead of their time.
Nintendo makes 3-D go portable

Nintendo makes 3-D go portable

Its $250 3DS video-game system offers convincing effects and needs no glasses.

Living Green

What exactly is being “green?” And if it’s so good, why aren’t we doing more of it? Here's how we all can live greener -- and why we should.
38-foot Gamin' Ride gives new meaning to 'gaming on the go'

38-foot Gamin' Ride gives new meaning to 'gaming on the go'

Dave Soliday's truck has enough gaming consoles for up to 24 players.
PS3, Xbox 360 get in on the action

PS3, Xbox 360 get in on the action

With Move and Kinect, these consoles are finally exploring the motion-controlled trails blazed by Nintendo's Wii.

Hollywood unlocks the combo

This season you can give Blu-ray and DVD in one nifty package.

Gift Guide: DVDs

But don't bother with Blu-ray if you don't have a big-screen HDTV. Or consider a PlayStation 3, which doubles as a Blu-ray player, if you're looking to switch things up on the video-game home front, too.

Gift Guide: Video games

Music-and-rhythm games are always a safe bet, because they have wide appeal. The latest entries, available for all three systems, offer plenty to sing about.

Video games: 'Modern Warfare 2' is the real deal

REVIEW But the latest "Call of Duty" game is a little off-target in its single-player version.
Scare tactics

Scare tactics

You think it's easy lurching for a living? Our news ghoul tried his (rotting, bloody) hand at frightening people for one night.
Electric Fetus has an answer to iTunes

Electric Fetus has an answer to iTunes

With a new service called ThinkIndie, the nation's independent record stores offer local bands a grassroots download alternative.
'Star Trek' begins high-def mission

'Star Trek' begins high-def mission

The fan-favorite franchise is hitting Blu-ray as part of the hoopla over the new theatrical release.

How to get started on Twitter

Tips from new and power users can make joining the online service a better experience.

Minn. stations pull plug on analog TV

It's part of the transition to all-digital television. All broadcasters will do the same by June 12.
Super buzz

Super buzz

Seriously, who watches the big NFL game just for football? The cool commercials are really where it's at.

Game face on

The video game industry defied economic woes, with Nintendo leading the way.

Video games: Cue the music

Few gifts are as easy as titles that ask gamers to sing, play or dance. This year, there are more than ever to choose from.

'Lame Duck challenge' met, so software will be free (for a day)

St. Paul software developer CodeWeavers came up with the gimmick that depended on events in Bush's last six months in office.

Video games: Names are mostly the same in games

Sequels to past hits are among the most highly anticipated titles this fall.
David vs. David

David vs. David

Tonight's final performances on "American Idol" come down to David and David, Archuleta and Cook. The former is a teenager who has made an early career of acing singing competitions, while the latter is a 25-year-old bartender who auditioned for the top-rated Fox show on a lark.
Getting back in the groove with LPs

Getting back in the groove with LPs

LP Dock is a handy system for transferring old vinyl albums to the digital domain.
Free movies! Line forms at the library

Free movies! Line forms at the library

Patrons seem more than willing to wait, at times for months, to borrow a free DVD.
Technobabble: Where's the Wii?

Technobabble: Where's the Wii?

Nintendo's hot video-game console is no easier to buy now than when it came out in November 2006 amid much buzz.
Mississippi King: National Geographic photographer comes to Minneapolis

Mississippi King: National Geographic photographer comes to Minneapolis

World-renowned photographer Sam Abell comes to Minneapolis to share his photos and stories of the Mississippi River.

A cyber tour of the Arts

Join our docent as we survey the websites of Twin Cities arts organizations to see how they're doing. And watch your step.
Hooey or True-y?

Hooey or True-y?

We scoured every source imaginable -- medical studies, debunking authorities, Brookstone catalogs -- to make our best guesstimate as to whether claims about "new and amazing" products are closer to gospel truth or to utter poppycock.

Make a video -- win an MRI system

Seven Minnesota hospitals are among 100 vying for the prize from a Pennsylvania company in an online contest.

Gamers' choice

Confused or undecided about which video-game system is best for you or someone on your gift list?

Technobabble: Online market awash in shoddy DVDs

Beware of bootleg TV shows that have not been officially released.
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