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This page contains all the news items for the month of October 2008.

 

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EA Bans Forum Brats from Games

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Any misbehaving on EA forums could not only get you banned from the forums but, banned from their purchased EA games as well ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2008



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No Price Cut for PS3

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Even though the biggest shopping day of the year is coming Sony says shareholders come first and there will be no price cut for the PS3 ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2008



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TiVo & Netflix Stream Together

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The deal struck between the two corporations requires Netflix to stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service free of charge ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2008



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MTV on the Web

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MTV's huge library of more than 16,000 music videos and counting are available to be watched on its new website free of charge ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2008



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Movie Pirate Caught in Action

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Police catch man recording the movie "Enchanted" with his high definition JVC camcorder ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2008



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Tips, Tricks, Hacks for PS3, Wii, and XBOX

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Here you will find 7 tips and tricks for the Wii, 17 for the XBOX, and 28 for the PS3 so that you can get the most out of your console ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2008



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Wal-Mart Launches New DRM-Free MP3 Site

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After shutting down their DRM servers a few weeks ago, Wal-Mart has now re-launched a DRM-Free website for you to download all your music ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2008



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Black Friday Pricing Leaked

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These Sears Black Friday prices were leaked showing the low low pricing of electronics ranging from digital cameras to HDTV's ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2008



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China Upset about Anti-Piracy Tactics

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Microsoft launched WGA or "Windows Genuine Advantage" in China last week hoping to weed out OS's that do not pass a validation test ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2008



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Netflix Includes Mac Users

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Netflix has announced that its "Watch Instantly" streaming service is now compatible with Macs ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2008



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Wii Music Leads the Way in Japan

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Nintendo's new interactive game "Wii Music", a game that simulates playing real musical instruments, is a hit among all ages ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2008



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20% Off "All My Movies" - organize your movies easily

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Oct
26
2008



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New PSP Firmware Causes Problems

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Version 5.0 firmware that was just released for the PSP has been causing storage problems for users ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2008



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Buy a Dell & Get Pre-Installed Movies

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Dell and CinemaNow have teamed up to offer Dell customers the ability to buy computers with digital movies pre-installed ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2008



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TiVo Adds Some Extras for its VOD Subscribers

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TiVo adds Disney & Jaman to its already large video on demand service ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2008



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Netflix Streams to Samsung

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Samsung is now offering select Blu-ray DVD devices that can play video streamed over the web from Netflix ... Read more ...
Oct
24
2008



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Analog to Digital Transfer

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According to a recent study, twenty percent of all "antenna" users will not make the digital transition rendering their analog TVs useless ... Read more ...
Oct
24
2008



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Pioneer Puts Qflix into Burners

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Sonic & Pioneer have come out with two new DVD writers that make the task of burning a DVD movie much more simple ... Read more ...
Oct
24
2008



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XBOX Delays Primetime Launch

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Microsoft had delayed the launch of its new Primetime game show addition by at least 3 months to "Ensure a smooth launch" ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2008



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Blu-ray Player for Under $200

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Insignia is selling a inexpensive standalone Blu-ray player for just $199 that also comes with a $100 coupon book good for ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2008



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Circuit City to Close 150 Stores

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In a desperate last attempt at avoiding bankruptcy, Circuit City has decided to shut down at least 150 of its electronic stores nationwide ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2008



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Sony Reschedules Game Release

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After finding "potentially offensive" background music, Sony has postponed the release of their much anticipated game "LittleBigPlanet" ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2008



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New Software Makes HDTVs Cheaper

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From a manufacturing plant in the UK comes a new type of software that cuts down on the amount of chips needed in LCD and Plasma TVs resulting in cheaper ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2008



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XBOX 360 Kills PS3 in September Sales Charts

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Sony is coming to realize that price does really matter to consumers as the XBOX 360 nearly laps the PS3 in the sales race ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2008



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Flash & DivX on Demand Added to PS3

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With the release of new firmware , a whole slew of possibilities opened up for the PS3 and the PSP in the video content category ... Read more ...
Oct
18
2008



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HD Shows Come to iTunes in Mass Amounts

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Apple expands the iTunes movie and TV catalog by accquiring all four major networks in HD ... Read more ...
Oct
18
2008



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Stream Satellite TV to PC

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DirecTV2PC beta software streams satellite TV programming to local PCs ... Read more ...
Oct
18
2008



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Samsung TVs Support DivX Movies

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Samsung will now play the DivX format on selected TVs via USB or Ethernet ports ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2008



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XBOX Offers Discount for Bundles

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For a limited time, you can get a $30, to $70 discount for each version of the Xbox 360 Holiday bundle ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2008



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HP to Make Touchscreen Devices

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HP is diving in to the touchscreen market first with a touchscreen notebook,touchscreen cell phones, and even a netbook ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2008



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XBOX Gets Forward Compatibility

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The rumor now is that Microsoft is figuring out a way to make the next XBOX forward compatible with all old xbox 360 games ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2008



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Nero Updates to Version 9.0.9.4c

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Nero 9 gives you the freedom to create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online whatever you want anytime, anywhere ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2008



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SanDisk SlotMusic Player

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SanDisk will attempt to take over physical music media by introducing their slotMusic players that take MicroSD cards ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2008



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Target Drops Blu-ray Prices

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Just in time for the holiday season, Target stores are lowering their Blu-ray player prices ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2008



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First LCD TV with Built-In Blu-ray Recorder

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Sharp will begin selling the worlds first LCD TV with a built-in Blu-ray recorder ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2008



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Adobe Releases Flash Player 10

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Adobe officially releases Flash Player 10 boasting new expressive features and performance enhancements ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2008



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Sony to Stream Hancock to Bravia TVs

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Sony's Bravia Internet Video service will stream the new release movie Hancock to Bravia capable TVs on October 28th ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2008



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Warner Bros + DivX Strike a Deal

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Warner Bros. made an announcement today that online retailers would now start to digitally distribute movies from the studio in the DivX standard format ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2008



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Wii No Longer Cheapest Gaming Console

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Microsoft has lowered the price of the XBOX 360 Arcade model and is now cheaper than a Nintendo Wii ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2008



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Wal-Mart Reneges on DRM Decision

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About two weeks ago Wal-Mart made the statement they were shutting down their DRM servers shafting early adopters who bought the DRM music ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2008



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Details on the Latest Firmware for PSP & PS3

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Learn about the new features and improvements that will come to the PSP & PS3 via a firmware upgrade ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2008



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Full Length TV Shows on YouTube

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Google has just revealed that YouTube will now start playing full length favorite TV shows with minimal advertising ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2008



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Pre-order The Dark Knight Today

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You can now pre-order your copy of The Dark Knight on Blu-ray for only $24.95 ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2008



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New XBOX Experience Coming in November

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The fall dashboard update that will be coming in November is bringing a new graphical interface and custom avatars as well as much more ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2008



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SlingCatcher Now Out

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The SlingCatcher brings all of your media, including broadcast TV, web favorites, and other personal PC content to the TV by adding it to your home ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2008



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Video Game Advertising

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Google puts its hand in another cookie jar as this time its video game advertising ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2008



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Microsoft Secretly a Blu-ray Fan

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Microsoft is ready to ship an external Blu-ray add on drive for the XBOX 360 ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2008



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.4.3

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the most frequently used codecs and filters out today ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2008



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Free HTPC Software

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XBMC Media Center is a full blown media center that can playback Divx/AVI video, MP3s and just about any media content all for free ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2008



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Netflix Charges More for Blu-ray

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Netflix sticks its customers with a $1 surcharge for adding Blu-ray movies to their queue ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2008



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Blu-ray Rewards its Customers

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Sony just launched Sony Pictures Blu-ray Club to reward consumers with points good to redeem goods at ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2008



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Harmony Universal Remote for $99

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Logitech has just released the Harmony 510 with a LCD screen that can control all your electronics devices for only $99 ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2008



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MPAA Stalls Sells of RealDVD

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The MPAA convinced the judge to slap a temporary restraining order on the sell of RealDVD software ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2008



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Online Releases Before DVD

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In an attempt to combat piracy, Warner Bros. has decided to release movies online before the official DVD release date ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2008



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TiVo Wins Against DISH

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Its been a very long road for TiVo but it seems to have paid off by the court ordering DISH Network to pay TiVo $104 ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2008



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MPC Updates to Version Version 6.4.9.1 Rev 82

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Media Player Classic (MPC) is a multimedia player capable of playing DivX movies and more ... Read more ...
Oct
7
2008



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Wii Telephone

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Nintendo has been working on a VoIP phone called Wii Speak that comes bundled with a new version of the game ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2008



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VuDo Launches HDX

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The broadband movie company Vudu launches HDX, a high-definition video format that allows viewing of Web-based content in 1080p ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2008



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Hitachi's New Wireless HD Camcorder

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Hitachi just recently unveiled a new camcorder they have been working on that is capable of streaming standard and high definition video wirelessly ... Read more ...
Oct
5
2008



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Transparent Bendable Display

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Sony and the Max Planck Institute showed off a flexible display capable of holding color images ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2008



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Wii Gets More Storage

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Nintendo reveals its plans to increase the storage capacity for the Wii by adding support for SD memory cards ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2008



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Secrets, Hacks, and Tips for your XBOX

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Seven things you may or may not know that you can do with your XBOX to help you get a better experience ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2008



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Wii 2 in the Works

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A big rumor is flying around that Nintendo is working on the successor to the Wii console called "Wii HD" ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2008



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Netflix Acquires More Movies

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The new Netflix streaming video service just got more new release movies from Starz to add to its already large selection ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2008



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LED LCD TV

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LaCie just came out with a new 30" LED back-lit LCD TV that promises purer red, green and blue primaries ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2008



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Wal-Mart Throws DRM to the Curb

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Wal-Marts had decided to get rid of DRM all together which is a great thing but may leave some early customers quite angry ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2008



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RealNetwork Sues the MPAA

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RealNetwork sues MPAA to prove that RealDVD does not break a DVD's CSS encryption in the process of copying a DVD but also includes another layer of protection ... Read more ...
Oct
1
2008



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Budget AMD Video Cards

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AMD has just released two budget video cards to make that upgrade less harmful on your wallet ... Read more ...
Oct
1
2008