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…)
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Image Source: Geeky Gadgets
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…)
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Now, I don’t know whether i’ve been completely ignorant or just plain blind to the fact that there are Sims videos EVERYWHERE, but I hadn’t come across this strange phenomena until today. It seems that some Sim fanatics out there have been making mock videos of popular music videos and films. A must-see i’ve got to admit. And once you know about these, you literally find them everywhere you go. Anyway, enough of me jabbering on, it will be better if you see one for yourself…. (more…)
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
A prototype of iPad arcade cabinet from Freekade / Image Source: Engadget
We’ve seen a prank iPad arcade cabinet from ThinkGeek called iCade that madeus all wish it was ‘real’. Well, it seems our wishes are about to be granted as the folks at Freekade are working to make the iCade ‘real’.
“This really real arcade cabinet integrates Apple’s slate, hooks it up to a set of old school controls, and lets users go to town with such old timer classics as Mr. Do!” explains Vlad Savov at Engadget.
The real iCade is still a prototype but hopefully Freekade will make it a reality soon. Check out the video below to see the iPad arcade cabinet in action. (more…)
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Image source: Nintendo
Last week Nintendo announced the 3D version of its handheld gaming console DS, Nintendo 3DS. Many detailed specifications were also revealed along with the official announcement. However, we didn’t know the chip being used for the glasses-free 3D graphics. Instead of the standard Nvidia Tegra, a DMP PICA200, from a company called Digital Media Professionals, with a 200MHz clock speed is used for pushing pixels to Nintendo’s autostereoscopic screen. (more…)
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Applications and games have played a major role in Facebook’s success and one of the reasons why it’s banned at a majority of workplaces. Facebook games are the perfect place to procrastinate online. While there are thousands of applications and games available on this social networking site, very few could challenge the supremacy of Zynga; the biggest name in Facebook gaming (it introduced Farmville last year). Here’s our pick of the top 10 games for getting your Facebook game on.
Image source: Fish Ville