Peak Products have finally released their Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller, made from high-gloss lacquered wood and including both wired and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. The first model to hit shelves is the Obsidian, which as the name might suggest is black; that will be followed on October 31st by Dead Rose and Black Sunburst versions.
You may only need one set of instruments to play all your favorite games on Playstation. Playstation has been working with Neversoft, Activision, Harmonix, and Konami to get some sort of basic compatibility between all of the game sets and in announcement on the Playstation blog, they say they’ve made it happen.
Australian gamers have two reasons to be excited this morning. Today Microsoft is releasing a new upgraded Xbox 360, and Sony has officially confirmed a release date and pricing for the 80GB PS3.
Crash Bandicoot is about to make yet another appearance, most of us haven't played it since Crash's days on the PS1. Although some ended it with the racing game (Crash Tag Team Racing), which wasn't exactly exciting. It excelled at being overly mediocre.
Way back in October I showed you a cool controller from Ben Heck that would allow you to play games on your 360 using only a single hand. Well you can finally pre-order one of these awesome controllers. The only snag is that it's not actually for the 360.
With Computex 2008 came more budget ultraportable news than many of us could stomach this week, as several manufacturers took the opportunity to confirm their machines (most of them previewed to death beforehand) and legions of others attempted to get their foot in the OEM door. ASUS finally took the wraps off the Eee PC 901, 1000 and 1000(H), while MSI's Wind was made official; Acer confirmed their Aspire One notebook, which was made special by virtue of the fact that we only found out it was coming last week. Meanwhile Dell held back on their Inspiron Mini, citing delays in tweaking the keyboard, and ASUS launched their low-cost offensive on the desktop with the Eee Box B202.
Here's a little bit of unexpected news for you. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Japan already owns a PS2. You might think that with the PS3 out, that the Japanese would be more concerned with the latest games, however there must still be a demand for the 8-year old console. Why else would Sony decide to launch a new version of the console?
Back when Rock Band made its debut for the PS3, there was a huge stir about the controllers from the Guitar Hero franchise not playing nice with the game. While Harmonix tried to smooth things over by releasing a patch which would allow GH controllers to work, it never saw the light of day because of a dispute with Activision. With no resolution in sight, Ant Commandos has released their own guitar that will play on all versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band for both the PS2 and the PS3.
One of the things that makes Rock Band so great is the steady stream of fresh DLC. That's true of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, however, those rocking out on the PS2 and Wii are left out in the cold, due to their inability to download new tracks. Thankfully Harmonix has a solution.