Debate about the implementation of the stimulus package rages on. But this time it’s not the US government, but rather Microsoft, which is the subject. The situation involves the first major downloadable content to the hugely successful Modern Warfare 2, marketed as the Stimulus Package and released on the Xbox 360 yesterday. (It’s set to [...]
Ladies and gentlegeeks, here is “Still Alive”, Jonathan Coulton‘s awesome song that plays at the end of Portal, as performed by the Gifford Children’s Choir. Enjoy!
Sony is to remove the option for PlayStation 3 owners to install their own choice of operating system. The feature had already been cut from the new “slim” model but will be removed from older machines as well on Thursday when a new firmware update is released. At first glance, it might seem baffling that [...]
What if Scorpion and Sub-Zero had to hunt for food in Oregon Trail? From the animals you killed, you got 15,000 pounds of meat. However, you completely mutilated most of it and were only able to use 3 pounds.
He’s here to save the world! At their expense…
Launching today, GameCrush.com must think it’s sewn up the market for desperately lonely gaming geeks. Of course, how big a market that is is yet to be seen. Just imagine the marketing brainstorming session that could have taken place over a few dozen beers: Entrepreneur #1: Man, I wish there were more hot girls playing [...]
If you thought the DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL was as far as Nintendo could get to customizing its DS handheld console, think again. The company is planning a new edition with a particularly functional title: the Nintendo 3DS. The good news is that the console won’t require the user to wear special glasses. [...]
Historically, Switzerland has almost always been a non-violent country, having not been involved in military conflict for almost 200 years. Now it appears that this attitude will be spreading the world of video games. The Swiss National Council, the country’s parliament, has passed a law which gives the government the power to create rules over [...]
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? In the following video presentation, Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Okay, so maybe we have a little bit of a problem. Boardgames in this house have achieved a kind of holy status. At first it started out with just a few games. The Settlers of Catan, back in 2002, followed by Puerto Rico. But very quickly, it became apparent that playing board games — especially [...]
Remember Sony’s sex toy Move controller we told you about last week? Well folks, the company has just released an ad promoting the “Move”, and unsurprisingly, it takes a jab against Nintendo’s Wiimote and Microsoft’s Project Natal. A few funny quotes from the commercial: “Because real boxers don’t hit like this [flails arms exasperatingly]“ “It’s [...]
The idea of guys playing female avatars on MMORPGs and pretending to be real women because supposedly they’ll get loot thrown at them is a bit of a stereotype, but this video still made me laugh – especially the “twist” ending.