We’re calling Black Friday 2011 the year of the Xbox. After taking a quick look at the various Black Friday ads that have leaked, there’s no doubt that retailers are trying to lure holiday shoppers in with fabulously priced Xbox consoles, and Kinect bundle packs.
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Centralized software purchasing is a hot topic these days. It all began with the iOS App Store. About six months ago, Apple announced that it was going to launch an App Store for desktop computers, following in the footsteps of Ubuntu's Software Center. Leaked screenshots from Windows 8 show that Microsoft is working on an app store too.
We don't write about iPhone games on the site too often, but this one hits a bit closer to home than most others in the App Store. This one was put together by a very talented group of game developers I know, and they've come up with something that's both fun and addicting.
This deal will expire in a few hours! The Humble Indie Bundle is a chance for you to get six DRM-free games for the low price of- well, you can choose! Here's the deal: a few indie game developers have partnered for a Radiohead-esque experiment where you can not only name your price, but also choose [...]
This is by no means "news," just an interesting topic of conversation sent in as a tip. Some of you may know a few Guitar Hero addicts or maybe you are one yourself, but do you think it's a little excessive if a high school student drops-out so that he can concentrate more on the game?
We've known for quite some time that Microsoft was preparing to drop the prices of their various Xbox 360 consoles and now it has happened (although only in the U.S.). This comes at a convenient time shortly before the start of the holiday season, and they've managed to get the price down to the "sweet spot" for gaming consoles.
Last week rumors started to fly that Microsoft was planning to drop the price of the Xbox 360 pretty significantly. We questioned it because in July, Microsoft already did some price dropping with their 20GB Xbox 360 - dropping it from $350 down to $300.
I'm sure that most of you have heard about Microsoft's Xbox LIVE video game service that lets players compete against each other over an Internet connection. Similarly Microsoft also has a Games for Windows LIVE service that will let you play against other people on your PC, and starting today the service is being offered to consumers for free.
While the Wiimote has been able to impress and amaze millions of people out there, it has been lacking something for others. What was it lacking you ask? The capability to sense even the slightest movements. For some games, the Wiimote just wasn't precise enough in detecting how the user was moving their Wiimote. To help with this problem, Nintendo has released an add-on called MotionPlus.
Gizmodo received a tip a few days back that pointed to updated pricing for the Xbox 360. It appears that a $50 price drop down to $299 is on the way, and might be coming as soon as this Sunday. Accompanying the price drop signs is a memo stating that the enclosed materials are not to be displayed before July 13th... I guess Internet leaks are okay as long as no one physically puts out the signs.
If you have a Wii, you may not even know that there are two USB ports on the back of the console that just sit there. Obviously Nintendo put them there for a reason, you say to yourself, but up until now we haven't really seen any way to take advantage of them.
Sixteen months after the Nintendo Wii launched in the United States, and people are still having a hard time getting their hands on it. Sure it's gotten a little easier, but you still won't see a Wii sitting on the shelves at the store for very long.
In just two days on Wednesday May 21st, the highly anticipated Wii Fit, an exercise game for Nintendo's Wii will launch in the U.S. Looking over the ads that came in Sunday's newspaper, you can just tell that this is going to be a big title for Nintendo. Best Buy dedicated the whole back page of their ad to the game which will be sold with the Balance Board peripheral for $89.99.
Any Grand Theft Auto fans out there? If there are, you already know Grand Theft Auto 4 (GTA) launched at midnight last night and you probably already have your hands on a copy of the game. For the first time, the game launched at the same time for two platforms, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In some cities, like New York, people were in line waiting for the game's launch before midnight.
It's pretty crazy the things geeks can come up with when they get an idea. A group of undergraduate students over at Texas A&M have obviously been playing too much Guitar Hero, and decided that they could make a robot to conquer the game for them. After much thought they have named their dubious creation Slashbot.
Back last March, over a year ago, we wrote about how Sony was developing a virtual world where Playstation users would be able to go to interact with others online. At the time, we knew that it was going to be a free download, users would be able to purchase accessories, but most importantly, it was expected to be available around the globe by the Fall of 2007.
About a month ago we took a look at how each of the consoles were still stacking up to each other in the U.S., and not surprisingly Nintendo was widely outselling the competition in both the handheld and console gaming markets. As March rolled on nothing much changed, except that Nintendo sold about 300,000 more Wii's than the previous month:
The Wii has become rather notorious for the specialized controllers that it uses to draw people into the game being played. It's very much possible that you've been using the controllers for quite some time without actually knowing what they are capable of doing.