I suppose you could call this game more of a race and kill game, along the lines of Twisted Metal, if you know what I mean - does it sound like the kind of game you'd be seeing birds flying around in? Heck no! That's why we found it utterly baffling when @Rovio spoke of "Mighty Eagle" aka the pay-for-help element in the original Angry Birds game appearing here in this new game for iOS, a remake of the 1996 original, Death Rally GDC 2011. Thusly your humble narrator inquired on what the heck was going on, to which we received word that Angry Birds wouldn't be appearing in the game, but that Mighty Eagle would, aiding players in their tasks at hand. Oh eagle! Why weren't you around when I was trying to beat Final Fantasy 7!? Not even born yet.
Razer has been unveiling lots of special edition mice and keyboards over the last few months. The latest of these special editions is a mouse to go along with the Dragon Age II video game for serious fans of the title. The mouse has all the specs that we know and love from the normal DeathAdder with a red dragon on the top of the mouse and the red II.
The Chinese government has just sent out a joint notice to gaming companies, demanding that they provide parents with a method of monitoring, limiting and- if necessary- cutting off their child's access to the game. The Ministry of Public Security and seven other departments signed on to the notice, which has a deadline of March 1.
The so-called death grip issue some HTC HD7 owners have complained about has prompted an official comment from the company, who basically reckon that any device can suffer from the way it's being held. "It is inevitable that a phone's signal strength will weaken a little when covered in its entirety by a user's palm or fingers," an HTC spokesperson told Computer Weekly.
News of an employee death at a Nokia manufacturing facility in India has broken, with a 22 year old assembly line worker killed at the company's Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai on October 31. Full details on the incident are unknown - according to the statement Nokia gave us, which you can read after the cut, an investigation is still ongoing with the local authorities - but there are unconfirmed reports that the female employee was trapped while repairing a machine that loads sheet metal onto a magazine rack.
Perhaps we're just still on a Star Wars high after the Verizon DROID R2-D2 by Motorola dropped on our desk yesterday, but we're eyeing up this Death Star Planetarium and - against our better judgement - wondering if we should pick one up. The compact ball is decorated to look like the Empire's planet destroyer, but actually creates a map of the heavens - either real or according to George Lucas' imagination - on your ceiling.
We're hoping, beyond all our hopes and dreams, that RDoW is the new thing that gets passed around. You know, after RRoD (Red Ring of Death), which was so prevalent for the original Xbox 360 back in the day. (As if it was all that long ago.) What's the Red Dot of Warning, you ask? Well, if you'll recall, we told you last week that the new Xbox 360 doesn't feature the RRod anymore. So, as anyone would be, we were curious as to how we would be warned if our system was breaking down, or overheating, in any way. Looks like Microsoft's thought of everything.
While Microsoft's Xbox 360 still sustains one of the most robust and feature-filled online gaming platforms around, it's marred by some bad press. Why? What's known as the "Red Ring of Death." RRoD is something that every Xbox 360 owner out there fears, whether they've experienced it first hand or not. So, one of the many questions most people asked themselves after the announcement of the new Xbox 360, was obviously whether or not we'd have to worry about that red ring or not. Well, we've got an answer. Kind of.