Space Invaders is turning 30 and Taito is rocking the Space Invaders angle in everything possible. They are even turning HMV and LaForet stores into complete Space Invaders headquarters.
First of all, knowing that Space Invaders is 30 years old: how old does that make you feel?
The guys over at Brick Flick have painstakingly built a series of LEGO vignettes based on classic video games.
The scenes include Mortal Kombat, Castlevania, Shadow of the Colossus, Contra, Excitebike and my personal Favorite, Katamari (Block)acy – shown above.
Can’t wait to get your new Nintendo Wii so you can download and play classic NES games? Over at vNES, you can get a head start by playing 395 games from the old Nintendo online, right now.
Although it’s a little annoying that the site requires Java (v.1.5
At today’s “It’s Showtime” event, Steve Jobs showed off a bunch of new iPod and iTunes features and products. Here’s the skinny on all the new stuff:
Games for the iPod:
To initially include: Bejeweled, Cubis 2, Mahjong, Mini golf, Pac-Man, Tetris, Texas Hold ‘Em, Vortex, and Zuma
$4 per game from the iTunes store
New iPod models:
iPod Video 30gb – $249
iPod Video 80gb – $349
75% improvement to battery life and 60% brighter display with brightness control
iPod Nano 8gb – $249 (various colors)
iPod Nano 4gb – $199 (various colors, no black)
iPod Nano 2gb – $149 (silver only)
New colors, case design and up to 24 hour battery life for Nanos
iPod Shuffle 1gb – $79 (smaller than ever, metal case instead of plastic, super tiny!)
Available later today (9/12/2006)
New interface improvements
“List View” – traditional iTunes view
“Album View” – complete with album artwork
“Cover Flow View” – sorta like flipping through your CD rack
Free cover art downloads for any music in your collection
Separate views for each device
iPod updater integrated into iTunes now
iTunes TV: over 220 different shows from every major network
TV shows now encoded at 640×480 resolution using H.264
PlayStation Magazine has published an unconfirmed report from unnamed sources that state that Sony is working on a new model of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) for release in 2007. PSM’s Editors believe that the upgrade will be a revision of the existing hardware at the same retail price as the current model.
Some of the revisions, according to PSM, include “a large amount of 8GB flash memory chips, which are to be built into the new PSP.”
SEGA has announce a Fall 2006 release date for their new compilation, the SEGA Genesis Collection. The title will be released for Sony’s Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable systems.
The disc will include 30 titles from the Genesis system including classics such as Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star and Golden Axe.
Publisher Ubisoft has announced that they will release seven titles for the Nintendo Wii when it launched this holiday season…
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II: As a squadron leader and ace fighter pilot, leverage the Wii controller to experience intense dog fighting in the famous air battles of WW II.