I friend of mine told me about this awesome accessory for your gaming controller this weekend and I had to share it.
Hardcore console gamers may just have an awesome new weapon to add to their rigs to improve your skills and boost your scores. The device I’m showing you is an accessory called the N-Control Avenger, and it’s a bolt-on to your existing controller which makes configuring your controller for optimal usability is a snap. Check out this video below for a full video review which illustrates the highlights, benefits and awesome features.
N-Control Avenger Video Review
I clipped the following “official introduction” to the The Avenger from the manufacturer’s website to provide a better explanation of the N-Control Avenger:
The Avenger is an external adapter for the XBOX 360 controller, designed to enhance your skills and make your opponents blow chunks!
Mitchell Cogert just posted a great toplist style post about the top 10 poker hands of the decade (excluding online poker) over at his How To Win A Poker Tournament blog and seeing how this has been a mixed bag of year for me as far as poker is concerned, I thought that a replay was in order.
I will also concede that I feel a bit better about my year of Bad Beats after viewing the clip that features Hansen and Negreanu duking it out for the Big Pot.
I’ve seen a couple of these before, but have to say that there are some serious crackers in the new ones that demand to be shared. I’m just highlighting my favourites from the list, but be sure to check out the others for more "WTF?", "OMG" & "No Way" poker moments from the past 10 years over at Mitchell’s blog.
It looks as though the chips are down for four online poker rooms that continued to trade in the US after the passing of the UIGEA bill by US congress in 2006 according to a report by Stephen Carter for eGaming Review.
According to the article, federal prosecutors have ordered several US banks to freeze payment processor accounts containing more than US$30m in payments owed to poker players at four offshore sites, including Poker Stars and Full Tilt. It appears that this government action took place over the weekend in response to the news that instant echeques issued by payment processing companies Allied Systems and Account Services on behalf of the sites began bouncing.
In an official statement, Full Tilt informed players that all failed withdrawals using the two frozen payment processors had been returned to Full Tilt player accounts.
Banks which received the freezing orders over the past two weeks include Citibank, Wells Fargo and two smaller banks. More than US$33m is currently owed to 27,000 players on the sites.