Posted by dnovak on March 4, 2013 ·
MSI just came out with an All-in-One PC, focused on gamers. Traditionally, all-in-one PCs don’t have the modular, expandable design of a tower, and also aren’t mobile like a laptop. MSI is trying to change that in the hopes that some gamers out there would prefer a slimmer, space-saving machine, even if it meant sacrificing the processing power you’d get from a robust tower.
Posted by dnovak on January 2, 2013 ·
PlayJam is going beyond its smart TV consoles with their new GameStick, a TV-based system that fits into a shell not much bigger than a typical flash drive. It’s actually tiny enough that the finished version should stow inside its own Bluetooth gamepad and draw power from the HDMI port. The Jelly Bean system’s dual-core Amlogic processor isn’t as powerful as a Tegra 3, but [...]
Posted by dnovak on December 10, 2012 ·
The Wii U has only recently been released to the market; for some that means days, for others weeks and yet still others it hasn’t yet been beheld. That of course is the issue, whether or not it is worth plunking down your hard-earned duckats to get a hold of one of these devices.
The first thing one must understand is that Wii U is not a Wii. There is no jumping and running in real life [...]
Posted by dnovak on December 4, 2012 ·
While I would just be thrilled to play my Playstation Vita more often, the games just don’t do it for me to devote much time to it. Of course, iPhone and Android sets have tons of games that I completely dig, however the controls are a bit unwieldy no matter what anyone says. Touch doesn’t do what I want it to either. However, PhoneJoy has broughttt out a new controller, called Play that can [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 16, 2012 ·
Microsoft’s new Xbox Music service officially goes live for the Xbox 360 on October 16th. Stocked with 30 million songs, Xbox Music combines the best aspects of free-streaming radio, music subscription services and music purchasing options. Xbox Music isn’t gunning only for iTunes, it’s hoping to be the consumer’s one-stop shop for all their music needs, and crushing the likes [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 15, 2012 ·
Smaller In Size But Not In Price. New PS3 of Sony
Dubbed as “”Super Slim PlayStation 3”, the new console is the thinnest and the smallest yet of the PlayStation 3 family. It will first be available in two bundle-only packages. The design of Super Slim PS 3 looks like a combination of the PS3 Slim and the original PlayStation 3 that was released back in 2006.
Although Sony [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 9, 2012 ·
Rovio’s Bad Piggies has been no debuting slouch, breaking records all over the place. And now, via a Rovio tweet with a link to its Angry Birds Tumblr page showing an Angry Bird in a Jedi robe holding a lightsaber, it looks like the company’s next sequel will include a Star Wars theme. The official Angry Birds Tumblr says that an announcement will be made at the Times [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 4, 2012 ·
Rovio unveiled its Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies, and it has reached the No. 1 spot in the U.S. iTunes App Store in a little over three hours. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said in a press release that Bad Piggies is “an incredible launch, both for the game and for ‘Bad Piggies’ as a brand.” Bad Piggies is set to get its first free update with more unlockable content and levels [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 2, 2012 ·
Those of you who pride yourselves on being up to date with everything in the world of technology will no doubt have been eagerly awaiting the release of Apple’s newest addition to their stable: The iPhone 5. From a purely technical standpoint, there are dozens of tweaks and upgrades that make it faster and more efficient compared to the last iteration. And with its larger screen size, [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 1, 2012 ·
According to Sony, regardless of the company’s highly anticipated PlayStation 4 (code-named “Orbis”) launch, Sony will still support the PS3 for at least three more years. Apparently, Sony is going to continue supporting the PS3 for as long as there is a development interest still in existence. Sony reports that there are a lot of great games coming. Same thing with PS2.
Posted by dnovak on September 27, 2012 ·
The new PowerA MOGA (Mobile Gaming System) adds a physical controller to your Android device. The controller includes shoulder buttons, two analog sticks, and the traditional 4 button A, B, Y, X …all connecting by way of Bluetooth. It’s also powered by 2 AAA batteries.
While the MOGA will launch with limited title compatibility, PowerA says more are being added every month [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 19, 2012 ·
While we’re still waiting word on the PlayStation 4, Sony has announced a revision of its PlayStation 3 console. The company announced that its new CECH-4000 model, scheduled to release this fall, will be 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model and will also ditch the slot-loading optical drive in favor of a disc-tray that slides open sideways.
The new PS3 will be available [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 17, 2012 ·
Sony just revealed an augmented reality book experience called Wonderbook. The concept combines the motion sensing capabilities of thePlayStation Move with a specially designed augmented reality book to create an immersive and interactive digital book experience. Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog that the first Wonderbook will be J.K. Rowling’s Book of Spells. The digital book/game [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 10, 2012 ·
The new Nintendo’s Wii U is looking to kick off the next generation of console entertainment. Ahead of a Nintendo event on September 13th that is expected to reveal official pricing and launch date details for the Wii U. Pricing for the Wii U could start as low as $249.99 and top out at $349.99.
There are rumors suggesting the Wii U might launch on November 11th with bundles priced $249.99, [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 20, 2012 ·
The news on the gaming company, OnLive, has sprung. OnLive, Inc. is no more, having cut the bulk of its workforce loose and used an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) to absolve itself of massive debts incurred by the expansion of its services without a corresponding increase in its customer base.
This alternative to filing for bankruptcy, ABC, is a preferred method for debtor [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 15, 2012 ·
Sony’s decided to out details on PlayStation Mobile, it’s upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which will provide a plethora of portable experiences. Sony’s also announced that ASUS and Wikipad hardware will join the line-up. We can already recognize a handful of Xperia phones alongside the Tablet S [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 13, 2012 ·
Crysis 3, currently slated for the second quarter of 2013, is promising support for DirectX 11 features from launch. Crytek Director of Creative Development, Rasmus Hojengaard says the team is developing the technology for the new game using Crysis 2‘s DirectX 11 patch as a starting point.
Those hoping for Crysis 3 to be the first game in the series to run on a Nintendo system should [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 11, 2012 ·
SlingMedia is preparing to offer their SlingPlayer service gaming consoles. That word comes from a new Sling survey recently administered, which attempts to gauge customers’ interest in a SlingPlayer app for game consoles. Not much more news from this story, however, such an app would let you watch video from your SlingBox in full HD, and that you’d naturally be able to control [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 7, 2012 ·
Sony’s new HDR-GW77V Handycam ably dispels the notion that waterproof camcorders produce subpar quality video. Instead, the powerful 20.4 megapixel pocket camcorder positions itself as a rugged camera you can take anywhere. Sony’s clever design includes waterproofing for up to 16 submerged feet, dustproof housing, and shock absorption sturdy enough to withstand a five-foot high fall.
The HDR-GW77V [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 6, 2012 ·
Nyko and NVIDIA are partnering together tooffer a new line of Android gaming controllers to support Tegra 3 optimized games.
“To embrace the enormous growth of mobile and tablet gaming, our new controllers will provide physical and familiar controls to tablet gamers for a console-like experience,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies. “Tablet games [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 1, 2012 ·
Amazon just announced that its Prime Instant Video service and access to “Your Video Library” is now available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The streaming service, which is available as a part of Amazon Prime for $79 a year and offers customers free two-day shipping, features more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes, including hundreds of Paramount films.
“Working with Amazon.com marks [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 17, 2012 ·
Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to build things.
“The quality pressure is high. We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 9, 2012 ·
Rumor has it that a Texas electronics company has begun production on Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox gaming console. Production of the Xbox 720 is reportedly underway at the Austin, Texas branch of Flextronics, the same electronics company responsible for manufacturing the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Despite these reports, however, Microsoft firmly stated that the next-generation [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 4, 2012 ·
Activision just announced the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a sequel to one of the most successful games of all time. Treyarch, the studio behind the original Black Ops title, is developing the sequel. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a 21st Century Cold War, where technology has created a new generation of warfare. Activision [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 25, 2012 ·
Skype makes more inroads into mobile devices with the addition of Skype video calling capabilities integrated into Sony’s PS Vita. The Microsoft-owned Skype is available to download for free on the Sony-made PlayStation Vita, and it’s capable of video calls right out of the box. The app looks very capable, and while the Windows Phone version is unable to run in the [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 3, 2012 ·
Sony says they have plans to launch its next-generation PlayStation video game console in front of Microsoft’s next Xbox. Microsoft’s next Xbox console, which could be an ARM-based unit supposedly called “Xbox lite”, has been rumored to hit by Christmas of 2013. According to reports, however, Sony plans to launch its PlayStation 4 console before Microsoft’s next Xbox [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 3, 2012 ·
Microsoft had plans to announce their next-generation Xbox console at the E3 conference this year, but it now looks that it ain’t happenin’. Now, Microsoft is saying, “we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.” It’s rumored, though, that Microsoft is currently working on not one but two Xbox consoles that will [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 30, 2012 ·
Rovio just released Angry Birds Space for iOS and Android devices, as well as OS X and Windows PCs. In the fourth major Birds release, gamers get to fling birds on zero-gravity planets while utilizing new gameplay features such as slow-motion and lightspeed destruction.
“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 15, 2012 ·
Tech companies always want to start the latest trend. They want to discover uncharted territories. They want to dictate the market. They want consumers to gleefully hand over their credit cards and buy the latest “it” product. Everyone who comes after the trendsetter is just a mere copycat, a fake, some wannabe phony trying to be like the leader. Trends will come and go, and with each new technology [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 10, 2012 ·
Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 720 may use online downloads and a Solid State card port in place of a disc drive. The Xbox 360 already supports digital content distribution models and it is expected that Microsoft will continue to increase its focus on non-physical media. This means easier access to games for the consumer, but quite a hit to retail stores who depend on the gigantic sales of [...]