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Category: Video Games

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online

Classic Midway Arcade Games Playable Online
The folks over at Midway have been so kind as to convert a number of old arcade classics into Macromedia Shockwave versions. (I do wish they were in Flash, but they’re worth the extra download of the Shockwave Player) The games are available for free play on Midway’s website and are very good emulations of the originals.

Real-Time Xbox Live User Map (Digg Swarm Knockoff)

Real-Time Xbox Live User Map (Digg Swarm Knockoff)
I was doing some investigating on Microsoft’s Japanese Xbox site today, and stumbled across this cool feature called the “UserMap.” Much like Digg Swarm, the Flash-based application produces a very slick real-time map of player activity on Xbox Live.
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Space Invaders Gift Wrap

Space Invaders Gift Wrap
What better way to wrap up your holiday presents but with those little invaders we all love so much. Whimsy Press is offering their “Paper Invaders” wrapping paper for all of your gift-giving needs. The wrap comes in 24 x 36 inch sheets for $4.50 each.

How Much Will Your Wii System Cost?

How Much Will Your Wii System Cost?
Even though we all know by now that the Nintendo Wii will retail for $249.99 USD when it launches this November, that’s never the amount you really spend once you buy all your games and accessories.

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)

Playstation 3 Price Slashed 20% (Japan Only)
It must be the season of giving. First Apple and Creative dropped their prices on their media players, then Microsoft cut the price on their Zune, now Sony has announced that their Playstation 3 (the low-end model,) will drop its price too.

Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan

Sony Rolls Out Psp Camera Accessory in Japan
Everyone’s getting into the digital camera accessory business, what with add-ons available for the Playstation 2, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS, the PSP was starting to feel left out. That said, Sony’s entry into the fray seems a little anemic at first glance.

Microsoft Offers Free Repairs for Early Xbox 360 Consoles

Microsoft Offers Free Repairs for Early Xbox 360 Consoles
I guess good things come in threes from Microsoft. First, the Zune was revealed to be just $229.99, then the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive announced for under $200, and now they’re offering to repair any Xbox 360 manufactured prior to 1/1/2006 for free by extending the warranty on those machines by an additional year (over and above the orirginal 90 days.)

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface

Playstation 3 Production Line Photos Surface
From the “glimmer of hope” file, photos have surfaced on the web today from what appears to be the Sony Playstation 3’s assembly line: Check out the massive box. And I thought my Xbox 360 box was big!

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan

Xbox 360 HD-DVD Priced, Dated in Japan
Kotaku has revealed information from a reliable source that Microsoft will announce a November 22nd launch for the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive accessory in Japan. Pricing is expected to be a Blu-Ray killing 19800 yen (appx.

1080p Games Coming to Playstation 3 After All

1080p Games Coming to Playstation 3 After All
After earlier rumors that Sony’s Playstation 3 might not have any 1080p gaming titles, it’s been confirmed that at least two upcoming titles will support the holy grail of high definition resolutions, with a full non-interlaced 1920×1080 picture.

Official Nintendo Wii Specifications

Official Nintendo Wii Specifications
Hot off Nintendo’s presses, we bring you the FINAL system specifications for the Wii video game console… Launch Date and MSRP: Nov. 19, 2006, in the Americas at an MSRP of $249.99. Color: White. Size: About 8.5 inches long, 6 inches wide and less than two inches thick (157mm x 215.4mm x 44mm).

More on the Wii Channel Menu

More on the Wii Channel Menu
Earlier today, we reported on the official launch announcement for the Nintendo Wii. More details have emerged on Nintendo’s interface which will be broken up into “Channels.” Below are Nintendo’s descriptions of the channels: Disc Channel: This channel allows users to play either Wii game discs or the entire library of Nintendo GameCube discs.

Official Wii Pricing and Release Date Announced

Official Wii Pricing and Release Date Announced
After much speculation, Nintendo has revealed that it’s anticipated Wii gaming console will be released in North America on November 19th, 2006 at a price of $249.99 USD. Additional Wii remote controllers will sell for $39.99 USD, “Nunchuk” attachements for $19.99 USD and a classic controller for $19.99 USD.

Rumor Alert: Xbox 360 to Get Built-in HD-DVD in 2007?

Rumor Alert: Xbox 360 to Get Built-in HD-DVD in 2007?
The folks over at NewLaunches are reporting on a rumor out of Taiwan that the Xbox 360 may get a built in HD-DVD drive in 2007. Optical disc drive industry insiders say that Microsoft is working on a revision to the 360 that would embed the high-definition video player into a new version of the game console as early as the first half of 2007.

Xbox 360 Laptop Mod (Awesome)

Xbox 360 Laptop Mod (Awesome)
Console modder extraordinaire, Ben Heck has completed his latest masterpiece, and Xbox 360 laptop. Ben’s “portable” has a beautiful aluminum case with a 17-inch widescreen LCD, built-in keyboard, Wi-Fi and USB ports on board. Dimensions are a “svelte” 16.75″ x 10.75″ x 2.8″, so it’s actually not much larger than a stock Xbox 360.

Nintendo Wii Preorders Begin

Nintendo Wii Preorders Begin
Games importer Lik-Sang has started accepting preorders for the much anticipated Nintendo Wii game console. It’s an odd reservation system, since no pricing or release date have yet been officially announced. Lik-Sang is not requiring a deposit on preorders until pricing is confirmed, so there’s a pretty low risk for you if you decide to reserve one through them.
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