What’s going on with MEGATechNews? Here are a few of the stories that might have flown under your radar.

First, Dylan continues with his rooting ways on Android, describing some of the cool things you can do with a rooted phone. He’s already covered many of the different methods to get there, as well as how to unroot your Android phone. But you want to know what you can do now that the phone is rooted, right? CyanogenMod probably tops the list for many folks.

Myself, I dove into one of the moodiest games on Xbox Live Arcade, offering my full review of The War of the Worlds. This is another re-imagining of the H.G. Wells science fiction novel.

The moody atmosphere reminds me a little of Limbo, also on Xbox Live Arcade, but there are some very distinct differences here. The inclusion of more enemies, fire, robot spiders, and other obstacles certainly makes things interesting, as does the intense platforming action that you’ll have to do.

But really, the big reason why you might be interested in this game is the narrator. He is none other than Jean-Luc Picard Sir Patrick Stewart. Incredible.

If you’re thinking about buying some extra storage or even building a new PC, it might be a good idea to get on that sooner rather than later. As James reports, hard drive prices are about to go through the roof.

That’s because Thailand has been struck with some pretty nasty flooding and this has destroyed two entire floors of production at Nidec, one of the world’s largest mechanical hard drive manufacturing plants. Remember that they’re responsible for about 80% of the motors for every major HDD company out there. That’s substantial. And it’s going to take a long while before they’re back up to speed.

On a much lighter note, Beth is actually looking forward to the cold winters. It’s not that she wants to start bundling up with extra sweaters and mittens. It’s that she wants to get involved in some frozen battles.

Forget about regular snowball fights where you actually throw the spheres of snow. Instead, use the Crossbow Snow Launcher shown above. That’s bad-ass and it’ll have the neighborhood children screaming for mercy… not that we’d condone you hunting down those little scoundrels with this thing.

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