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Taito Celebrates 30 Years of Space Invaders With Lots and Lots of Space Invaders

Taito Celebrates 30 Years of Space Invaders With Lots and Lots of Space Invaders
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?

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form

Classic Video Games in LEGO Form
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.
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Play Nintendo NES Games Online for Free

Play Nintendo NES Games Online for Free
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.

Apple’s Big News Day: Games, Movies, New iPods, New iTunes, Set Top Box

Apple’s Big News Day: Games, Movies, New iPods, New iTunes, Set Top Box
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!) iTunes 7 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 encoding (up from 320×240) Oh, and One More Thing… Movie Downloads 75 films today, more coming weekly Disney movies to start: Walt Disney, Pixar, Touchstone, Miramax Older titles $9.99 New releases: $12.99 pre-order, $14.99 after release Initially movies will be at “near DVD” quality (also 640×480 resolution), with a 5mb/sec broadband connection – 30 minutes to download a movie, can watch the movie as it downloads (on fast connections) Dolby surround encoded audio (not sure which type) Initially U.S.

Rumor: Psp “Lite” Due in 2007?

Rumor: Psp “Lite” Due in 2007?
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.

Sega Genesis Compilation Due on PS2 and Psp

Sega Genesis Compilation Due on PS2 and 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.

Ubisoft Announces Wii Launch Lineup

Ubisoft Announces Wii Launch Lineup
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.

Retro Gaming: Toilet Kids

Retro Gaming: Toilet Kids
I believe this old NEC TurboGrafx 16 game qualifies as one of strangest games I’ve ever seen. I’ll simply let the images speak for themselves… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_ASh8zrG90
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