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Your Thursday Chicago Geek Roundup

By Chris Karr in News on Dec 28, 2006 7:05PM

bears-controller.jpeg It looks like Porno Claus has been busy in the electronics sections of stores this season. We told you about the porno Zune, but it looks like other new devices suffered the same problem. One family purchased a first computer for their kid and found the default web page to be set to a racist hardcore page. Not only does Philadelphia's NBC 10 have all the details, they created a slideshow describing the event in graphic detail.

We sometimes wonder what it would be like to work for a major media outlet's web division. After seeing that pointless slideshow, we're a little bit happier where we're at. We can't help but imagine some Perry White character yelling at a Jimmy Olson to get off his duff and snap some porn computer photos - without the porn.

In a recent feature, gaming blog GamaSutra ran a story on longtime Chicago developer Midway. This is the fifth part of their "Tour of Chicago" series, with the previous parts covering Day 1 Studios, EA, Wideload Games (see our interview with founder Alex Seropian), and High Voltage Software.