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Rovio's Angry Birds game is on its way to "Rio," sort of. The company announced on Friday that it is partnering up with Twentieth Century Fox to create a version of the game centered on the upcoming animated movie “Rio,” which hits theaters on April 15. The Angry Birds game will launch ahead of the movie, sometime in March. According... Read more...
As hard as it might be to believe, forever is nearly here. Duke Nukem Forever, the long-awaited an long-delayed sequel to Duke Nukem 3D has a launch date: May 3. Duke Nukem Forever was once the property of 3D Realms. However, that company folded in 2009, and it seemed like Duke Nuke Forever was going to be renamed Duke Nukem never. Instead,... Read more...
You're probably familiar with the advertising that frequently appears above public urinals in men's restrooms. Always the innovator, Japan has a new idea for that unused space: video games, where the controller is your urine stream. They are called Toylets, and currently there are four models. To be clear, these are still in development. Manneken... Read more...
A sweet gaming system might include the ability to immerse yourself in a gaming world and fight, cast spells, whatever, by making the motions that you would need if you were actually part of the game. This Kinect hack doesn't go quite that far, but we can dream, can't we? Built by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, FAAST, or the... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks has officially unveiled Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next installment in their very successful Elder Scrolls series. Bethesda unveiled the game exactly 11 months prior to its release date, which is 11/11/11 or Nov. 11, 2011. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which was rumored previously. Thus far in the Elder Scrolls RPG series,... Read more...
A railgun is the stuff of science-fiction and video games. Instead of firing an explosively fired projectile, a railgun uses an electromagnetic current to accelerate a non-explosive bullet to several times the speed of sound. On Friday, at 11 AM today, the Navy set a record, by producing a 33-megajoule firing, more than three times the previous... Read more...
Tie fighters have invaded your city, but it's not because of a new George Lucas film. Instead it's the augmented reality video game coming soon to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th Generation devices. The game is Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, developed by Vertigore Games and published by THQ Wireless. The AR portion of the game,... Read more...
Call of Duty: Black Ops will launch on November 9. It will be available on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and the Nintendo DS. Activision has just released the official launch trailer. Although the YouTube video says it was uploaded on Oct. 29, it was done then so it could render in HD and be tested properly. It was only... Read more...
GameCrush, which has been in private beta testing since March of this year, has gone live. It's an obvious idea since most gamers are men: get them to pay to hook up online with attractive women and use their joysticks, er, play video games with them. To be clear, the PlayDates, as they are called, can be men or women. They can make as much... Read more...
With the possibility that they might have to spend 120 more days underground since being discovered a week ago Sunday, how do you keep 33 Chilean miners sane? Psychological stress will weigh heavy on them, besides all the physical aspects of the entrapment. One answer: PSPs. Indeed, PlayStation Portables have been sent down to the miners,... 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,... Read more...
Generations from now, our grandchildren will look back at 2010 and pinpoint this moment as one of the "ah ha!" moments of the 21st century. It'll be live the day the first television was shipped, or the first e-mail was sent. Maybe it will even be compared to the day that Bill Gates founded Microsoft or Apple shipped... Read more...
You've heard all the arguments before: violent video games are corroding our youth, Grand Theft Auto makes kids want to beat up pedestrians, Doom and other first person shooters corrupt young minds into going on shooting sprees, and so forth and so on. The Supreme Court will hear these same arguments and decide whether a California ban on... Read more...
Not that any of you bother to RTFM (Google it) anyway, but for what it's worth, Ubisoft is doing away with paper-based manuals and replacing them with in-game digital copies instead. The new initiative applies to games for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, starting with Shaun White Skateboarding this holiday 2010, Ubisoft said. "It's pretty... Read more...
Sure, web searching can be fun, especially when you're hitting up, ahem, seedier sides of the web (that other 'Tube - don't act like you don't know it). But can surfing the web be fun on the Wii, so much so that it warrants a video game?Google and Nintendo seem to think so, and the two have teamed up to develop a game called "Ando Kensaku,"... Read more...
A collective shudder likely went up the spines of Netflix and Gamefly customers around the nation when they heard the U.S. Postal Service is looking to eliminate Saturday delivery.Both services — Netflix for DVDs of movies and television shows, Gamefly for video games — rely on snail mail to get their goods into... Read more...
A new analysis of 130 total studies covering more than 130,000 gamers from elementary school age to college age conducted in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan reasserts the influence of violent video games on aggression in children. Dr. Craig Anderson's conclusions appeared in Psychological Bulletin, a journal of the... Read more...
The game is on. Blizzard has begun private beta-testing of StarCraft II. Koreans are rejoicing right now (for those unaware, Korea is still ga-ga over StarCraft).StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit game StarCraft, arguably one of the greatest games of all-time. Gamers worldwide (but not here) are... Read more...
Though it likely doesn't come as a huge shock to anyone, the amount of time that 8- to 18-year-olds spend engrossed in entertainment media of some sort or another — TV, music, Internet, video games, movies and even (GASP!) print — has increased dramatically over the past five years.In fact, on average, the young'uns... Read more...
Ah, Christmas. The word itself conjures images of hearth and home, inspires (occasionally debaucherous) celebration, and is a time of spiritual contemplation for millions. In this crazy modern age, it's also a time when the bewildered parents of tech-savvy children all over the civilized world, regardless of race... Read more...
Some may say that the physical disc still has a place in this world for years to come, and they're probably right. But to say that digital downloads aren't taking out a serious chunk of sales would be denying reality. iTunes alone has proven that digital downloads are capable of catching on, as Apple has already taken over Walmart as the world's... 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... Read more...
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