11/15/2011, Remember when you first had a go with the game Asteroids on the Atari 2600? Boy, did that translation of the arcade game into the living room make a real impact in my life, although the graphics by today’s standards would not even be able to attract the attention of a 2-year old. Well, using a joystick to control where your little ship is supposed to fly and blast those […]
11/14/2011, Do you love all things Mario? Well, assuming you have yet to own a Wii, and want to pick up Mario Kart later this year, you will be pleased to know that the house of Nintendo will be rolling out the ultimate Mario Kari Wii bundle, where it will boast of a black Wii, a similarly colored Wii Wheel, a copy of Mario Kart Wii to get your adrenaline pumping, […]
11/14/2011, You know that Minecraft is gold right from the beginning you played it, but here is the announcement from the horse’s mouth itself – the game has finally gone gold after a year of beta testing, making sure this will finally be a full fledged retail product that will see plenty of downloads happening in the process. Well, for those who want to dive straight into the action, all you […]
11/14/2011, Microsoft surely did not figure out that their Kinect project would actually have resulted in so many hacks and mods, not to say that the collection of those mods are a bad thing. Take Kinecthesia for example – this particular project features a Kinect that is wired to a set of motors, enabling the blind or visually impaired to navigate around a room (or even in an open space), using […]
11/14/2011, The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certainly as shrewd as serpent for making the most out of a pop culture event – case in point, Nintendo’s recent launch of their Super Mario 3D Land game that sees Mario wear a furry raccoon-like “Tanooki suit” that enables him to float through the skies, while making short work of baddies with a well placed sway of his tail. […]
11/14/2011, In case you weren’t aware, Super Mario 3D Land was launched over the weekend in the US and to commemorate the occasion, Nintendo held a special event in New York’s Times Square. The creators of Mario transformed the venue into a real life level based on Super Mario 3D Land. Fans of the game got to queue up to run and leap around the life sized level, jump on platforms, […]
11/14/2011, We all know that the latest Zelda game for the Wii has received favorable initial impressions, even if the reviewers have yet to complete the game, but at long last, you are able to use the Wiimote and literally slash your way through enemies in an intelligent manner. Well, the Nintendo 3DS does not have such a luxury when it comes to interacting with the game world, but the touchscreen […]
11/14/2011, For those of you who are waiting for Halo 4, we’ve got some updates for you: Microsoft’s upcoming game in its successful Halo franchise will be available on the Xbox 360. On Saturday, 343 Industry’s Frank O’Conner (Halo franchise director) was quoted as saying on the NeoGAF forums: “Halo 4 will be on Xbox 360 and use a modified core of the Halo engine(s). Not really a singular engine since […]
11/14/2011, NVIDIA is taking advantage of the new Intel X79 chipset to provide what the company calls a “significantly” faster SLI* experience. With X79, 3-way SLI is up to 29% faster (according to NVIDIA) but gamers who can afford it can now get a quad-SLI setup which represents the most powerful NVIDIA-based GPU configuration.
11/14/2011, It does seem as though video games have been making more money than movies these days in terms of “box office takings”, so to speak. Take for example, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, where it sent $400 million towards Activision’s coffers in not a week or over the weekend. In fact, it took just one day – a whole 24 hours. This is partly due to the fact […]
11/11/2011, Don’t own PlayStation Move yet, but have plans to pick one up? What better time to shop for one than this holiday season? At least that’s what Sony hopes that you’ll be thinking with the announcement of its brand new Move bundle. The company has just announced its latest Move bundle that gives PlayStation 3 owners the PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, and two Move-powered titles: Sports Champions […]
11/11/2011, Cryptic Studios, the developer behind the Star Trek Online MMO announced just yesterday that the MMO would be converting to the free-to-play model come 17th January 2012. This would not be the first MMO to convert to that particular business model, with DC Universe recently launching a similar model with great success.
11/11/2011, If you currently own a PSP and have a collection of games that are on UMD discs, we’ve got some good news for you. You’ll be able to play most of those games on the PlayStation Vita when it goes on sale. While the Vita doesn’t have a drive for you to insert your UMD games, Sony will be launching the UMD Passport program that will let you download your […]
11/10/2011, In conjunction with the release of the Xbox 360 Dashboard update that was made available to selected users today, Microsoft has also launched the revamped Xbox.com website that we wrote about yesterday. In case you missed the post, the new Xbox.com website will have a whole bunch of updates including a Metro user interface, a new Social section and the Beacons feature. Users will also be able to rent/buy movies […]