Remember last November when we showed you the holy grail of arcade cabinets? You know the one, the Gamerator. This awesome cabinet was a one-of-a-kind design that was up for grabs on eBay. Apparently the makers had such a response that they decided to mass-produce them. That's right, you can get your own!
It's a well-guarded secret that I play Guitar Hero and Rock Band. The previous statement was, in fact, a lie. I play them quite often (Rock Band more than Guitar Hero these days) and find myself buying new downloadable tracks on a regular basis. Apparently I'm not alone, as the games actually pulled in more money last year than all of the (legal) digital music downloads combined.
Rumors come, and then they're smashed. That's just how this industry goes. Sometimes they actually turn out to be true, but I'd venture to say that a vast majority of them turn out otherwise. Such is the case of Final Fantasy XIII's 2008 release date.
If you asked me what the most highly-anticipated (and most joked-about) game of all time was, I would have to go with Duke Nukem Forever. Seriously, this game has been in development since I was around 10. It wasn't long ago that we were teased with a new trailer for the game, and now the game's Art Director is claiming that they are currently “doing a lot of polishing of set pieces, environments, and characters.”
One of my favorite parts about Guitar Hero is when I'm rocking out, then suddenly bringing the neck up to activate star power. When it's timed right, especially during co-op, it really cranks things up to 11. Unfortunately on some songs (ahem, Jordan) timing must be absolutely precise, and during those most difficult of tracks it becomes even harder to trigger your star power. Thankfully there's a new pedal out there that can make things go a little more smoothly.