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What Do the Beatles and the Wii have in Common?

What Do the Beatles and the Wii have in Common?
While I’m not certain what the connection is between the Fab Four and Nintendo’s latest game console, I do find this T-shirt design quite amusing anyway. The Let it Bii shirt is 20 bucks from Nerdy Shirts features Nintendo “Mii” avatars designed to look like John, Paul, Ringo and George.

Philips Shows Board Game of the Future

Philips Shows Board Game of the Future
Taking a page from science fiction films, Philips has been working on this new concept in electronic gaming which allows players to use physical game pieces to interact with video “board” games. At the heart of Philips’ Entertaible system is a 32-inch touch-sensitive LCD embedded into the top of a table.

PS3 Backwards Compat Whacked for Uk and Australia

PS3 Backwards Compat Whacked for Uk and Australia
Sony has revealed that its PlayStation 3 consoles to be released in UK, Europe, Australia and other countries this Spring will no longer have the Emotion Engine chip on board. This reduces the cost to produce the console, and also will kill much of the PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility found in US and Japanese systems.

Alone in the Dark 5 in Game Footage

Alone in the Dark 5 in Game Footage
The preview footage below pretty much speaks for itself. Atari’s upcoming horror game Alone in the Dark 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC is looking really, really good. While the YouTube clip below doesn’t really do justice to the visuals, you can get a pretty good idea of how immersive the graphics look in this highly anticipated horror/thriller game.

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?
The hardware geeks over at hardCOREware recently ran a battery of tests to determine which of the current generation of video game systems uses the most power. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Wii consumes significantly less power than the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and a typical gaming PC.

Pimp Your Sixaxis Controller

Pimp Your Sixaxis Controller
Don’t care for the clean design of the PS3’s SIXAXIS controller? Why not make it super fugly with these analog joystick covers from Japan. These oddly textured silicon caps attach to the top of the PlayStation 3’s analog sticks, supposedly protecting the thumbsticks and providing grip, all while making your controller the ugliest one on the block.

Wiiminder:Enhance Your Wii Browser

Wiiminder:Enhance Your Wii Browser
The Wii’s Opera web browser is definitely better than, say, the Playstation 3’s browser by a long shot, but there are still some things that are a bit less convenient than on a normal computer. The folks over at Warp Pipe Technologies have built a web-based service called Wiiminder that makes it a bit easier to navigate on the Wii.

Play Original NES and SNES Games With the Fctwin

Play Original NES and SNES Games With the Fctwin
Got an itch to play some old Nintendo and Super Nintendo games? The FCTwin console lets you play both NES and SNES cartridges using a single, low priced console. While it’s definitely not an official Nintendo product, the console does play original cartridges from the popular retro gaming systems.

Game Crazy Reveals Black Xbox 360?

Game Crazy Reveals Black Xbox 360?
According to a user over in the Cheap Ass Gamer forums, a SKU popped up in Game Crazy store’s point-of-sale system for a new Xbox 360 model, listed as follows: “GM-XBOX 360 (black/ 120GB) $479.99 NEW $439.99 USED.”

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game
The folks over at LucasArts are showing off some pretty cool new tech that’s planned for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, planned for next-generation consoles. The first video shows off the enhanced AI engine (called “Euphoria”) which provides each enemy with a “central nervous system,” which makes them intelligent and emotional reactions to stimuli in their environment: The second video shows off “Digital Molecular Matter,” which provides objects with much more realistic physical properties than seen in other game engines.

Best Katamari Damacy T-Shirt Ever

Best Katamari Damacy T-Shirt Ever
I know this might seem a bit dated, but I just found this and thought it was too funny to ignore. This t-shirt speaks for itself, simply stating “This is how I roll.” alongside a graphic of the funky Japanese games’ protagonist pushing a big old Katamari.

Raving Rabbids to Get Motion Control on Xbox 360

Raving Rabbids to Get Motion Control on Xbox 360
Rayman: Raving Rabbids has been one of the showcase titles for the Nintendo Wii’s motion sensing controller. Up until now, I had assumed that other platforms would be stuck with crummy joystick control for this game that screams out for something more.

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form
Here’s another fun product for all you Nintendo fanboys and girls. These Dot Design 2 Super Mario Brothers computer mice from Banpresto features popular bitmap characters from the popular game series. The mice come in two designs, one featuring Mario, and the other featuring a familiar Star shape.

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay
This little known SEGA Saturn SGX system is for sale on eBay. The Saturn SGX was designed to run SEGA Saturn games in video arcades. Made back in the late 90’s by a company called SunSeibu, The SGX is basically a modified SEGA Saturn mounted in a heavy-duty metal enclosure with a coin-op mechanism.

God of War 2 to Run in High Def on PS3?

God of War 2 to Run in High Def on PS3?
[UPDATE 2/13/07: IGN has since updated their original review, now stating that SCEA has confirmed that the title will only run in 480p. Bummer.] I was already psyched for the impending release of God of War II for the Sony PlayStation 2, but now there’s even more reason to rejoice.

Sony PS3 Background Downloads Coming in March

Sony PS3 Background Downloads Coming in March
While the Sony PlayStation 3 certainly hasn’t yet lived up to original expectations, there are still several million of us who did buy the console, and would like it to become part of our regular gaming regimen.