Archive for the 'Gaming' Category

Knights of the Nine to cost $9.99

The soon to be released expansion pack for the Xbox 360 RPG Oblivion will be priced at 800 points (or $9.99) to download from the Xbox Live arcade. Alternatively, Knights of the Nine can be purchased a $19.99 retail for those who would prefer not to download their content. The retail version also includes all [...]

Wii launch lineup revealed

The third party launch lineup for the Nintendo Wii has now surfaced over at The lineup is pretty solid, with 32 titles being brought to us at launch, many of which look to be A-list titles.

Wii Virtual Console launch lineup has posted the launch lineup for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. The full list follows.

In an effort to protect it’s shoppers from being burned by scalpers who fail to deliver, eBay has launched a new policy regarding pre-release console sales of the PS3 and Wii. Specifically, the restrictions are as follows.

Only one of each console can be listed per eBay account prior to the launch of the console (PS3 [...]

Japan to recieve fewer PS3s at launch

Due to shortages in required components, Sony will launch with only 80,000 PlayStation 3 consoles in Japan. That’s 20,000 fewer than the original anticipated 100,000, which was by no means a surplus to begin with. I won’t get into too many details right now about why this is bad for Sony (if you really do [...]

Xbox 360 Dashboard update

Tomorrow Xbox 360 users will be receiving a fairly large Dashboard update. Several features were added, including

1080p support
Streaming WMV playback from Windows PCs (previously Media Center was required)
Zune support
Video playback from data CDs, DVDs, USB keys, and Xbox 360 memory units

November 2006 Update Features List [ via Engadget]

New Wii Trailer

Nintendo just released another promotional Wii trailer today. Much like the others, this one focuses on the innovative control scheme that the Wii has. Well, while there might not be all that much variety in the trailers, at least they focus on the gameplay mechanics that the Wii will have, showing us that gaming will [...]

Bully didn’t end up being the extremely violent game Jack Thompson was making it out to be. Instead, the game turned out to be relatively benign and earned a Teen rating, and is now on shelves. However, this isn’t going to stop Jack Thompson and his anti-Bully agenda. Not content with the fact that there [...] brings some further details on the PlayStation 3 hardware. The key point of note from their article is this:
The PS3 is a power hug and consumes around 380 watts of power more than double the Xbox 360’s 160 watts and eight times the PS2’s nimble 45 watts. So spending an average of 4 hours [...]

Xbox 360 fries eggs

I know the Xbox 360 had overheating problems at launch, but this is just ridiculous. This guy’s Xbox 360 overheated and could not play any games. No longer under warranty, he had no option other than to throw it out. But before doing that, he decided to see if he could cook his breakfast on [...]