Okay, I admit it: I have a strong tendency to assign to blame for every gaming- related crime I hear about to Grand Theft Auto. I don’t know why, I just do. Thankfully, though, this one doesn’t seem to have a GTA connection, just a Lame Pathetic Crook connection. The guy walks into a video [...]
Archive for August, 2008
If you know Heath Ledger, then you’ll probably know that his last film, Batman The Dark Knight, has landed on the number two spot of the all-time box office hit list. That said, I can’t imagine how Eidos and Rocksteady’s upcoming Batman Arkham Asylum can fail, even though it is really a separate project from [...]
It seems “Tales of Vesperia”, the latest in Namco’s series of “Tales of” games, had what it takes to help push Microsoft and its XBox 360 video game console over the top against it perennial rival, the Sony Playstation 3. The new game catapulted sales of the XBox last week to beat the PS3′s numbers [...]
We here at the ol’ Gaming Technology Blog really love keeping tabs on the continuing tit for tat, give and take, mano a mano dialogue between people who think video games are bad, evil, unwholesome corruptions sent by the devil, and people who use their brains. Example of people who use their brains? These psychologists [...]
Despite being a decade old, the Playsation 2 is still the best-selling console of all time. And here are the ten best games ever for that system, according to PCAdvisor: 10: Gran Turismo 4 9: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty / Substance 8: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater / Subsistence 7: God [...]
What They Play, a parents’ guide to video games, conducted two separate studies asking parents about things their kids did that they as parents found objectionable. Around 3,000 parents responded by ranking video games a “more objectionable” activity than watching porn or drinking beer. They also ranked violence in video games as more objectionable than [...]
Crytpic Studios dangled some interstellar combat footage as well as screenshots and concept art for its Star Trek Online massively multiplayer role playing game. The footage was revealed at a ceremony presided over by Spock actor and Star Trek film director Leonard Nimoy at a Star Trek convention last week. Check it out here.
We all know online gaming– World of Warcaft, Lord of the Rings Online, and all those other immersive, sprawling time suckers– can get pretty addictive, and some of us are more addicted than others. Well if you do your compulsive online gaming on a Mac, here’s something that might help: an application that disables your [...]
Define Godlike: you think it, and it is so. Or if you’re an atheist, think of it as telekinesis practice, moving things with just your mind. I’m talking about Emotiv’s EPOC game control helmet, which allows players to move items on their screens by just thinking about it. It reads your mind–no, really– using 16 [...]
If the biggest Nintendo announcement in recent times–its newest accessory, the Wii Motion Plus–isn’t enough to get your pulse racing in anticipation of increased precision for your existing Wiimote controller, here’s a quick cheap thrill: the Wii add-on’s going to be very reasonably priced. So says Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, during a Wall Street Journal [...]
With a game like Grand Theft Auto, you’re bound to get an “I told you so” from some crime-obsessed, watching-out-for-the-kids type media watchdog, somewhere along the line. And we certainly didn’t have to wait. This week a Thai teenager knifed a 54-year old taxi dead, in part, according to the youth, to find out whether [...]
CDC Games, a pioneer of the “free-to-play, pay for merchandise” micropayments model for online gaming has announced that its upcoming title, based on the popular Digimon franchise from Japan, has been ranked number one by Chinese players via online recommendation on the most popular Chinese search engine, g.baidu.com. The Digimon online game is scheduled for [...]
So the idea was to find and collect letter shapes formed by the corpses of Elites and Spartans (those are playable characters from the game). What they got was a full alphabet, including numbers and even a few punctuation marks! Take a gander at this monumental achievement by clicking on this link.
Interesting tidbit from the World News Network… they claim that in the Asia Pacific region, online activity is on the uptick with online gaming leading the way, while online video and music fall to the wayside due to rampant piracy. Hm. Maybe online audio and video execs could learn something from the gaming industry about [...]