Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

Xbox Kinect “is a great way to connect an elbow to a face”

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Source: BitterWallet

Nintendo announces 3D successor to Nintendo DS!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Wow big news – Nintendo have today snuck out a press release that announces a new 3D handheld that will be the successor to the Nintendo DS/DSi.

The new handheld has the temporary name ‘Nintendo 3DS’ and will feature 3D effects without the need to wear glasses. More details will be made available at this years E3. Despite working in the games industry for nearly 10 years I still haven’t had the opportunity to go to E3. Maybe this year?

Battlefield Bad Company 2

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I’ve been a big fan of the Battlefield series ever since Battlefield 1942, and can’t think how many hours I’ve spent playing it. So I’m particularly pleased that my copy arrived on my desk a few minutes ago, the day before it’s due out in the shops. Thanks Game!

Can’t wait to get stuck into this at the weekend!

Epic PS3 Fail

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Looks like if you own one of the old-style PS3s you’re out of luck as of yesterday – there’s some kind of bug in the calendar software that means it’s unable to properly handle today’s date, meaning if you even switch the console on it can leave to save-game loss, loss of trophies, inability to play online and various other shenanigans.

I’m interested to see how Sony will fix this – will they be able to push out a path over the network when people can’t connect in the first place?

Here’s one particularly unhappy customer who just wants to “eat cupcakes and shoot noobs on Call of Duty” – poor guy.

Edit: it looks like the issue has been fixed, about 24 hours after it started.

Aliens vs. Predator

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

We had a sneak peek of this in the office yesterday and it’s looking really, really slick. There have been many Alien vs. Predator games in the past (The first Alien vs. Predator games was released in 1999 and was by the same developers – Rebellion) but I think this is the first that really does the franchise justice. It’s out on 19th Feb in the Uk on PC, Xbox360 and PS3. More details.

New Super Mario Brother Wii

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Having the word ‘new’ in the title of anything has always been one of my pet hates, but I’ve always been a fan of Mario games and have owned every console Nintendo have ever produced. This game is the latest in the long series of Mario games produced by Nintendo and I picked it up just after it came out in November.

It’s the first Mario game since the Mario Bros. arcade game to feature simultaneous multiplayer action, with the ability to have up to 4 players on screen at the same time.

With classic 2D side-scrolling, koopa stomping action, this game certainly has the classic winning formula and also introduces new twists like the propellor and penguin suit.

Lots of fun! Metacritic score: 87

Pandora FTW

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

PandoraI’ve always had a soft spot for the Pandora handheld gaming console. That’s because it’s the first handheld console to be produced and developed on open source principles. Development started back in 2007 and even though it hasn’t quite started shipping yet it promises to be an extraordinary handheld.

The video below shows the console playing Super Mario 64:

Trials HD

Monday, January 4th, 2010

For years I’ve been a fan of the motocross / trials game that has seen many different versions, all of which have been fiendishly addictive. I’ve just spotted (vid below) that there’s now an 3D version available on Xbox Live Arcade, and it looks awesome!