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If you're a Sega fan, prepare those salivary glands! In the span of a mere two days, the owners of the only two Pluto prototype consoles have come forward to show off their goods. With a name like Pluto, it should come as little surprise that these were prototypes of the then-upcoming Saturn console. In effect, that's exactly what they are, with Netlink added on and a different chassis design (and internal design, we assume, since these are heavier than the retail Saturns were). The first owner revealed his rare console over at the popular Sega fansite ASSEMBler, where he acknowledged that he was... Read more...
There are plenty of great game trailers out there, but the one that just hit YouTube for Metro: Last Light will really make your trigger finger itch. Great graphics are to be expected, but they’re nothing without compelling imagery, and this game has that in spades. Subway tunnels that make you feel claustrophobic? Check. Haunting wreckage that points to an end-of-the-world struggle? Got it. Monsters that make you wonder about the people who thought them up? You bet.   Metro: Last Light, which has the tagline “Last Bullet. Last Breath. Last Chance.” is a first-person shooter... Read more...
This summer, you’ll be able to visit your local Redbox to get your hands on some of the latest video game titles. Beginning June 17, 2011, Redbox will offer Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii titles at more than 21,000 Redbox locations nationwide. Top video games will be available for $2 a day. As you may recall, Redbox began offering video game rentals at select locations back in August 2009. At the 5,000 locations that currently offer video game titles, Redbox has enjoyed great success. According to Redbox, the video game titles will range from top releases to popular family and... Read more...
There's not much here, but it's definitely worth a peek below. Angry Birds has been turned into an carnival game, in Guangzhou, China. You might remember those games where you throw balls at bottles or other things, in hopes of spending $50 to win something worth $5 for your sweetheart. Just as in the video game, the object is to bust up the "pigs" by shooting Angry Birds at them, from a slingshot. Unlike the video game, however, Rovio probably isn't getting any royalties from this, but it is China, the land where IP isn't necessarily as respected as it in in other parts of the world.... Read more...
Growing up, your parents may have told you that playing video games was nothing but a waste of time. They probably tried to encourage you to play outdoors or study the dictionary rather than waste countless hours with a joystick, but you didn't listen. And now, there's finally a little ammunition for the "I told you so!" war. Adayana Government Group announced today that it received a contract from the U.S. Air Force Negotiation Center of Excellence (NCE) to develop an experiential learning environment designed to train negotiation skills in cross-cultural environments. That's right. The U.S. Air... Read more...
Angry Birds has arrived on Android, and we don't mean an Android viewable version of "The Birds," either. Instead, we mean the extremely popular iOS game, which has now landed on Android, as announced by the company on Twitter. The goal of Angry Birds is to shoot, well, Angry Birds with a giant slingshot at the enemy pig houses and destroy the pigs inside. Naturally, each stage is more difficult, and you have to strategize to find weaknesses in the houses. This is the beta version, but Android users should be happy anyway. The company Rovio said that they had originally been mulling a closed beta.... Read more...
Wait, what? Can it be true? Is Lenovo really about to enter the same market as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo? Well, sort of. A new China Daily report has found that Lenovo, the company responsible for the ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebook lines, is about to expand their horizons. Really expand them. Reportedly, the world's number four PC maker has already setup a unit devoted to developing a video game console for the Chinese gaming market. Not as many consoles are battling over there, but both Microsoft and Sony definitely rely on China for some of their overall game sales. The report states that around... Read more...
The future of Microsoft's acclaimed and beloved Flight Simulator product has been up in the air since early in 2009, when layoffs hit Flight Simulator staff. In fact, there hadn't been a refresh of the franchise since 2006. Until now. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the latest revision of the game, dropping the "Simulator" portion of the name as well as any reference to numbering. Much as with movies like "Batman Begins" the name implies a reboot of the series, but not all the way back to the original days where you might fly a Sopwith Camel in B/W (as in the first Flight Simulator). Microsoft... Read more...
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and it's pretty safe to assume that Blockbuster has their back against the wall. The company has struggled lately just to keep up with debt payments, and their vast brick-and-mortar network seems to be doing them more harm than good when compared to nimble rivals like Netflix. But there's one thing that Blockbuster has that Netflix and GameFly do not when looked at individually: variety. And now, Blockbuster is seeking to exploit that. The company just revealed a new "Blockbuster By Mail" service that now includes games, which is a first for the company... Read more...
Not long ago, we learned about Walmart's plan to expand its consumer electronics offerings. The big-box retailer is not alone. Target also has a system-wide plan to upgrade its TV, gaming, and digital imaging sections and product offerings.  The rollout began last month and should be completed by June. With the new CE department design, Target stores will get an updated TV wall that should make it easier for consumers to compare TVs across brands. Along with the display, Target plans to offer clear signs that highlight product features, making it even easier to compare models. The display... Read more...
Sony and Amazon have an interesting relationship. On one hand, they're enemies. The Kindle rivals the Sony Reader, and vice-versa. On the other, they're best of friends, with Sony now being able to sell digital downloads codes for its PlayStation wares through the online mega-retailer's website. A newly formed agreement between the two enables it to distribute another 200 videogame downloads for Sony's PS consoles, which is pegged as a move to adjust to demands to get games on-demand and online versus in a store on a disc. Furthermore, Sony's newest PSP doesn't even accept discs, so the plan makes... Read more...
You know those times when you think: "Why didn't someone think of this earlier?" Yeah, this is one of those times. MTV Networks and Harmonix have teamed up to show just how brilliant their respective marketing teams are by pushing Rock Band into a place that just seems so fitting: bars.You heard right. Rock Band is stepping out of the living room and into the watering holes of the world starting this month, as the two companies have joined up to outfit bars with equipment to give tipsy patrons the ability to struggle through their favorite songs on "Easy" and spill booze all over plastic instruments.The... Read more...
There's little doubt that media buying is changing. iTunes is selling more and more singles while physical disc sales dwindle. GameStop is hiring executives to manage digital aspects of business. And Redbox is dabbling in video games after years of sticking to DVDs and Blu-ray Discs alone.You heard that right--the famous red box that somehow manages to steal a dollar or two each time your visit the supermarket is about to snag even more from your thinning wallet. Starting in Reno, Nevada, Redbox is evidently planning to fire up a test run on video game sales, using the same basic principles that... Read more...
File this one under "news of the weird." In a completely strange and unexpected twist of events, Activision has filed a lawsuit that could prevent a Jack Black-based video game from becoming a reality. The aforementioned company sued game developer Double Fine Productions this past week in order to halt the impending release of "Brutal Legand" by Electronic Arts. The suit was filed in Santa Monica, California, and it alleges that Double Fine failed to deliver the game "on time." Furthermore, it claims that the outfit then offered the completed (albeit late) game to EA instead. Failing to meet a... Read more...
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