Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Image source: Xbox.com
Last week we took a look at what the experts were saying about Xbox Kinect after it launched in the US. Today, the motion-sensing hands-free gaming controller has hit the stores in the UK, so we decided to feature some of the comments or expectations the actual buyers of the £130 controller are having at the moment.
BBC Radio’s Newsbeat went to a Game store in Milton Keynes for the midnight opening of the Xbox Kinect and spoke to some people who were there to buy the Xbox 360 add-on. Here are some excerpts from the comments. (more…)
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
“The gods have lifted the Curse of the Microsoft Hardware”. This is what experts are claiming Kinect are doing to the gaming industry. Well we’ve decided to delve a litle further into what could be a revolutionary console. We’ve looked at the good, the bad, and the down right ugly comments that have come from all experts. Let’s see what they’ve got to say.
Microsoft though have had their heads in the clouds this week after their Kinect went on sale yesterday in the US. Microsoft were celebrating with a fanfare and even a dance party as they released the new product (to be fair to them, they did have reason to celebrate as they are expecting to sell 5 million of the new controller-free gaming systems this Christmas).
We have to wait another week though, as Kinect will hit the U.K. and European markets on November 10th. So whilst we’re calmly (!) twiddling our thumbs, we have decided to have a look at what the tech gurus are saying about this small motion sensing camera that is expected to change the future of gaming as we know today. While I was expecting over the top reviews about the Kinect, I was un-pleasantly surprised at what I heard. Read on! (more…)
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Image Source: Engadget
Wow, now here’s something to really rival the iPhone. Before there had just been rumours of this bad boy, but now it seems that Sony is really making a Playstation Phone (and here’s the pictures to prove it!). Snapped above is what appears to be the prototype of this new phone. As you can see it still holds the main functions of what a Playstation is all about, with the typical gaming buttons either side for ease of use, and the ‘Select’ and’ Start’ buttons. The phone will also have a touchpad in the centre, so it is easier for you to manouvre yourself round the screen. (more…)
Monday, October 18th, 2010
If you’re bored with traditional gaming consoles and their controllers, try this combination. Play iPad games with the iPhone as a controller. Sound interesting? Well, the experience would be even better with these three iPad games that pair up with the iPhone for some amazing results.
Image Source: Mashable
Cost: PadRacer iPad App: $4.99, Pad Racer iPhone Controller: Free
PadRacer is a top-view racing game that can link up with four iPhones or iPod touches as controllers (amazing isn’t it?).
The gameplay of the PadRacer is simple so you can concentrate on the fun of using your iPhone as a steering wheel to steer and avoid a crash. (more…)
Friday, October 8th, 2010
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SimCity, a video game from EA, always awakes the architect and town planner inside me and I can’t resist the temptation to spend a few hours building a small town of my dreams. Well, good news is that EA Mobile will soon be launching an iPad version of the game dubbed SimCity Deluxe. (more…)
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Image Source: Joystiq
After months of rumours about price and release date of Nintendo’s 3D handheld gaming console Nintendo 3DS, the Japanese company have made an official announcement on price and release date. (more…)
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Image Source: The Guardian
Microsoft has finally announced the UK release date for its controller free motion control system ‘Kinect’, for its gaming console, the Xbox 360. Making the announcement ahead of Europe’s largest video game conference, Gamescom, Xbox VP Chris Lewis said it will hit the shelves on 10th November, just five days after the US, reports the BBC.
I’ve already started counting down the days. Have you?
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
With Microsof’ts Kinect coming out in time for the Christmas period, we are led to believe that this will set you back £129.99 in the lead up to the festive period. But if you wait (more…)
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Image Source: Coolest Gadgets
Take yourself back to those days where life was a bit easier, where all you had to worry about was getting to school on time and making sure you didn’t miss out on your favourite children’s TV programmes after school. (They’re my memories of the Bop It days anyway). Well pocket Bop It can help (more…)
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Google is hoping to enter the online gaming market by investing a $100 million into gaming giant, Zynga. Zynga in the creator of the extremely popular (and annoying) Facebook game, Farmville. (more…)