If you're one of the millions of people left out in the cold (literally) trying to obtain a next-generation gaming console last week, and you don't know any friends who had better luck, then the United Kingdom has your back. While the Wii isn't launching over in England for another two weeks (followed by a four-month wait for the PlayStation 3 in March), the Science Museum in London is hosting its Game On exhibition, highlighting games from the PDP-10 era to today's ultra-modern technology. Over 120 games will be available for people to play, so if you're still hankering for that Virtua Fighter fight or to see how weird the original Street Fighter was, head on over, since the exhibit will be running until the end of February. And if you live in the UK, the exhibit ends right before the PS3 comes out. Try before you buy?
Well, if you've had a yearning to buy a Wii but haven't gotten around to getting your pre-order(s) in, have no fear. Nintendo has confirmed that 4 million Wii consoles should ship between launch and the end of December, meaning the likelihood of you being able to walk into your local Wal-Mart and grabbing a machine off the shelf is pretty good. This means that Nintendo is also on-track to deliver its previously-promised goal of six million consoles by the end of their fiscal year (March 31, 2007) and they've even gone so far as to create a delivery system in which (they hope) none of the major markets will have to suffer shortages for long. So, get ready world; the Wii is coming.
Teaming up with The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore, Rob Zombie and Ubisoft have created an animated short showing the brutality of the French Revolution. In support of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, of course, this film is being made. While Pirates are easy to understand, not everyone is up on their history - the significance of this time period must be made plain.
It's time to play spot the difference again! Destiny started its public beta phase last week and, naturally, current gen console gamers have jumped in on the action, both in real life and in-game. However, last gen owners weren't exactly left out of the fun, but how much are they missing by playing on boxes that are so last decade? Digital Foundry and NeoGAF dig in to find out and apparently, it's not much. That is, if you don't mind lower res, blurrier objects.
Like how some people just can't wait until Christmas to open or take an unauthorized peek at their presents, many gamers just can't stop themselves from trying to get a look at what's about to come. Although it is just a week or two away before the remastered version of The Last of Us for the PlayStation 4 gets released, some have managed to get their hands on some screenshots of the game and has generously made it available for other very eager PS4 owners, or would be owners, to drool over.
Ask any parent and they will most likely put "playing games in front of the TV", or even with a tablet, at the bottom of their list. But what if you could get kids learn while they're playing, and keep on moving while they're playing? This is the kind of thinking that led LeapFrog, who specializes in all kinds of electronics for kids, to develop LeapTV, a video game console, you can't really call it a "box", that is designed to get kids' bodies and minds moving.
Wiimote, PS Eye/Camera/Move, Kinect, Oculus VR. Gaming, at least the hardcore kind, is moving towards a trend that ditches controllers and screens for the instruments that we already have: our bodies. But while our eyes, ears, and hands are more less fooled and pulled into the illusion, the rest of our bodies aren't so much. Until now, that is. Introducing KOR-FX, a gaming vest with a haptic feedback system. In short, it lets your upper torso feel almost everything you should be feeling if you were actually living inside the game.
If you thought that gaming consoles are just for the males of the species or that certain animated films are only for the young ones, perhaps it's time drag yourself to the 21st century. As if trying to say that gaming, and some films, are for every person of any age or gender, Sony is selling a limited edition PlayStation 4 console in Japan that has undeniable markings of the Disney 3D animated hit Frozen.
For a relatively limited time - the rest of this month - those with PlayStation Plus will be able to access two most-excellent games on their PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. Today we’re having a brief look at TowerFall Ascension and Strider - aka the rebirth of a couple of classic genres, if you’d be so kind.