Archive for April, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV for the 360 gets leaked

Grand Theft Auto IV for the 360 gets leaked

Hey kids, want to get your copy of Grand Theft Auto IV early? How about for free? No, we're not giving it away, however, apparently you can go out and find a download of it, because it has already been leaked online. This means you should go to your favorite tracker and download a copy for yourself, right? I'd really suggest against it, for several reasons.

Pre-order Command & Conquer 3, get a free Kane bobblehead

Pre-order Command & Conquer 3, get a free Kane bobblehead

You see a lot of different items meant to entice you into pre-ordering your favorite game. Honestly, pre-ordering is probably one of the best ways to get cool swag from various games without actually going to a big con. GameStop rarely disappoints on the swag front, and the launch of Command & Conquer 3 is certainly no different.

If you pop into your local GameStop, you'll be able to slap down a few bucks to make sure there's a copy of Command & Conquer 3 with your name on it. As a treat, you'll be given a special Kane bobblehead. What's more is that in addition to bobbling his head when you move him, he'll even talk.

Test drive Mario Kart Wii against former 90210 star Jason Priestley

Test drive Mario Kart Wii against former 90210 star Jason Priestley

While I try to keep up on things, there are some that inevitably escape my notice. The goings and doings of celebrities are pretty high on the list of things I usually miss. Take for example that former 90210 star Jason Priestley is big into racing. I guess he even co-owns a racing team. Who knew? Anyway, as a racing buff, Nintendo decided he would be the perfect celeb to host the launch party for Mario Kart Wii.

QuakeCon 2008 announced

QuakeCon 2008 announced

I used to be a big Quake fan back in the day. Few things would get my blood pumping more than fragging my friends and anonymous people over the net. However, as I became busier with real world duties such as working, I soon fell out of practice and found myself easy prey for others. Eventually I stopped playing altogether. If I were still up on my game, you could bet that I'd be making my way down to QuakeCon this summer.

Capcom makes good on IGN-stamped Okami box art

Capcom makes good on IGN-stamped Okami box art

Remember the other day when I showed you the botched box art for the Wii version of Okami? Well, Capcom has taken notice to the outraged public and decided to do something about it.

If you're appauled by the IGN watermark stamped on the case, Capcom wants to make you feel better. Just head on over to their website and give them your name and address, and you'll get your choice of three different box art covers (one is shown above). Sounds pretty painless to me.

Soul Calibur IV tournament kit info revealed

Soul Calibur IV tournament kit info revealed

Last week I informed you that Soul Calibur IV had been officially announced for a July 29th release. In addition to the regular versions of the game, there would also be a Premium Edition for each console. This version will set you back an extra $20 and include a few bonus items, including a mysterious tournament kit. Well, we have discovered exactly what this tournament kit consists of, and it's a bit disappointing.

Westinghouse 16-inch HDTV offers maximum placement flexibility

Westinghouse 16-inch HDTV offers maximum placement flexibility

I'd always thought TVs under the 30-inch mark were really too small for you to appreciate HDTV, but Westinghouse Digital are too busy enjoying the fact that their latest LCD TV is super-flexible to wonder whether 1080p is wasted on just 16-inches.  The dual hinge and compact dimensions of the PT-16H610S mean it's ideal for small spaces, such as kitchens, and you can mount it upside-down (flipping the detachable bezel) beneath a cabinet or on the wall.  Everything is controlled by touch-sensitive buttons on the base section.

Super Talent Project X high-performance 4GB DDR3-1800 RAM kit

Super Talent Project X high-performance 4GB DDR3-1800 RAM kit

Super Talent Technology are already known on these pages for their high-performance solid state drives, but the memory company also specialises in speciality RAM under their Project X banner.  Intended for gamers and other users who demand excessive performance from their systems, Super Talent are claiming their new Project X DDR3-1800 4GB kit is the first on the market offering that much memory running at that fast a speed.  Rivals, apparently, have only managed DDR3-1600.

Medion Akoya Mini E1210 – yet another Eee alternative

Medion Akoya Mini E1210 – yet another Eee alternative

PC manufacturer Medion have taken a look at the ultraportable Eee-rival market and decided there's no way it's saturated enough; there's plenty of room for their Akoya Mini E1210, an HP Mini-Note lookalike only bearing a 10-inch display rather than the HP's 8.9 LCD.  Powered by Intel's new Atom ultra-efficient mobile processor, the usual Linux OS is present and a traditional 1.8-inch hard-drive of as-yet unspecified capacity.  1GB of RAM and two USB ports are pretty much par for the budget-ultraportable course.