There are some things that just make a person feel very patriotic. One of the big reasons why I love the US is because we don't get screwed on release dates like some countries. Sure, Japan got Super Smash Bros. Brawl a month before we did, big deal. That's nothing to the wait Europe has for most titles. If rumors are to be believed, some European rockers may have to wait until September before getting their Rock Band on.
I'm the proud owner of an Xbox 360, however, I wouldn't ever consider myself to be a fanboy. I also own a PS2 and a Gamecube which still see action. There are plenty of dedicated fanboys out there, and this shoe is for them.
Heelys has created a new shoe specifically for hardcore Xbox 360 gamers. It really looks like someone dropped a 360 controller onto the conveyor belt and some machine smashed it into the sole of the shoe.
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.
March isn’t even over yet and we are already looking towards next month and the updates that Microsoft will offer up for the Xbox One game console. The April system update for the Xbox One will bring some nice new features to the mix including voice messages, party chat updates, and other new features. A preview of these features that will land in April will start to roll out tonight.
Super-smooth video is coming to YouTube in the form of 4K 60 FPS video. YouTube is gearing up to be a competitor for Twitch TV, so it needs to be able to replay gameplay clips at the same amazing level of graphics as the actual games. 4K display is becoming the new standard for ultra-real VR headsets like Oculus, and we've seen 4K 60 FPS on the newest generation consoles like the XboxOne and PS4. Unless your device has the capability to run 60 FPS video at a 3840x2160 resolution, you are not going to see these clips in all of their Ultra HD glory.
Nintendo fans have been wishing for a long time that the gaming company would produce mobile games based on some of the cool Nintendo properties out there. Nintendo has stayed away from mobile opting instead to produce games solely for its game consoles. That will change with Nintendo and DeNA announcing a partnership that will see games for mobile devices based on Nintendo IP in the pipeline.