The corporate big brains at EA and ESPN have decided that some morons out there will actually grab their mommy’s credit card out of her wallet and drop $20 to watch a special Pay-Per-View preview VIDEO titled Inside Madden 07.
The Nintendo DS Opera Browser is now on sale across Japan and here’s a video of it in action on a DS lite with commentary in English.
The clip shows many popular sites running on the DS, including Digg, Slashdot, Gizmodo etc.
The charlatans and snake-oil salespeople in corporate product marketing departments often are pressured to announce and hype products that are clearly not ready for prime time.
Over the years, there have been numerous examples of long-delays and missed ship dates (see Windows Vista), but there is a special place in hell for these products that never, ever were released, despite years of development and buzz.
Japanese gadget importer Audiocubes these really nifty kits from Tomy that let you make your own desktop video game art using “bitmap” pegs. Comes with 520 pegs and available in Mario Brothers Red & Green, Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, and Space Invaders versions.
Since buying my Xbox 360 console back on launch day in November 2005, I’ve been one of the fortunate 360 owners to never have a problem with overheating, disc scratches or freezes. My console is in a wide-open, well-ventilated area and had always behaved well.
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” / portable gaming device, known as “Zune” will integrate the social networking (aka “friends list” from Xbox Live) features of the previously announced Live Anywhere system. The Zune, developed by Xbox 360 guru J.
This screen capture grabbed from xbox.com today is either a slip-up or Cliffy B’s much-anticipated Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War has an official date of October 2, 2006. It wouldn’t be the first time that a date was posted for a game that isn’t accurate, but I’m marking my calendar just in case.
Microsoft wants you to have an 80’s style arcade party for free, complete with Pizza, free arcade game downloads and free 80’s tunes.
Simply send an e-mail with your Xbox Live Gamertag to email@example.com, subject: “Arcade Party,” and Microsoft will get you your free stuff including a Papa Johns pizza, 1000 Xbox Live gamer points (for downloading Live!
According to this post at Kotaku, UMD format movies have been pulled from the shelves at Target stores this week. The format has struggled for acceptance amid sluggish sales of the only device that can currently play the format, the Sony PSP.
Sega of America has announced the release of it’s mech-combat game, Chromehounds for the Xbox 360. The game features 13 multiplayer modes and Xbox Live support for up to 20 players. In addition, the game has a single player mode where players experience “an alternate future where the Cold War never ended…” (now that’s a premise we’ve never heard before!)
From the “early adopters get screwed” file… The folks over at MaxConsole have received copies of an anonymous and a (fuzzy) image of a purported HDMI port on what looks sort of like the back on an Xbox 360 MOBO.
The folks over at Nintendo/Touch Generations thought it would be a nice gesture to send a birthday gift to President Bush for his impending 60th birthday. The gift: A Nintendo DS Lite and what could possibly be the most appropriate gift ever, a copy of “Brain Age.”
In a recent interview with PSM magazine, Kaz Hirai, president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, was quoted as saying:
Generally speaking, over the past twelve years or so, there has been a consumer expectation that disc based games are maybe US $59 on the high end to US $39 on the low end… If it becomes a bit higher than US $59, don’t ding me, but, again, I don’t expect it to be US $100.
The folks at GoNintendo are reporting that someone at Sports Illustrated Kids jumped the gun and published the Nintendo Wii’s launch date. The article also accurately reflects the PS3’s launch date of November 17th (which has been officially announced.)
In case the Xbox 360 and forthcoming PS3 are too sophisticated for your delicate taste, here’s a chance for you to return to the kinder, gentler, pre-Atari 2600 days…
For the low, low price of $19.95 (USD), the folks at ThinkGeek are offering a complete electronics kit that allows you to build your own table tennis video game console.