New Yorkers are invited to leave their 3D glasses at home this March 26th as Nintendo will be hosting a midnight launch spectacular at Best Buy's Union Square location for the 3D screen enabled Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo put out a media alert this morning inviting New Yorkers to join in the celebrations with 3DS samplings, music, games and other activities meant to hype you up about the new handheld.
Reggie Fils-Aime will be present at the launch event (yay!) along with Michael Vitelli of Best Buy of America (eh.) The first 300 people in line will be eligible to recieve a special carrying case free with the purchase of their 3DS, so if you are in the big apple and itching to drop a cool $250 on 3D gaming's new hotness it's definately worth checking out.
Attendees at PAX East got a chance to see just what goes down with the Xbox Live Enforcement Team with a video demonstration of the team's Vulcan Toolset. Catch the video after the break to learn how cheaters and hackers are homed in on and subsequently banned. (more...)
Take a moment and ask yourself how much money you've really spent on PC gaming peripherals. Sans a high quality keyboard and mouse you probably didn't come up with a substantial amount, and for good reason. Gaming gadgets are a mixed bag. For every one product that delivers anything worthwhile there is a counter collective of misguided ideas and plastic doo-hickeys that fail to bring anything to the table. As a result 'innovative' gaming gadgets tend to go unnoticed, which in turn robs the noteworthy peripherals of their time in the limelight. Case in point, the Novint Falcon, a hap-tics based 3D touch game controller from Novint Technologies. There is one goal behind the Falcon. Allow players to interact with the virtual world in a way they have never before. Does the Falcon succeed or is this another gadget out of touch with its ambitions?
Great games often have great music and you could easily make the case that Hans Zimmer, the man behind the driving scores heard in some major Hollywood blockbusters including The Dark Knight and Inception, is a solid choice to pump up a game's musical score. That's exactly what's happening with Crysis 2. While most of Crysis 2's sound track was scored by Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer was brought in by EA to add a finishing touch to the game's acoustics. And, like the good publisher they are, they felt the need to trumpet this fact to the masses at the near-eve of Crysis 2's launch along with a sample bit that can be heard through the link provided below.
Crysis 2 will be hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC this March 22nd.
Good news for trivia buffs who might be on the fence about Jellyvision's recently released You Don't Know Jack. Xbox owners can now get their feet wet with a demo for the game from the Xbox Live marketplace. You Don't Know Jack is best played with four players who have a deep seated desire to wreck up each other's day, though if friends are hard to come by you can take on the game's AI which may convincingly feign ignorance and maybe let you win, despite the fact it has all the answers. It's best not to think about that though. It might make you sad.
You are looking at Sony's humongous banner draped on the outside of the West Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, host once again for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the biggest spectacle the video game industry has to offer. Our badges are in hand and holders, are appointments for tomorrow are confirmed, and all that remains is to wait for the shows big kick off tomorrow at noon when the doors to the convention halls will be opened to the journalistic masses. We'll see you there!
A name and release date we already knew for Treyarch's next iteration to the Call of Duty series, but what we didn't know (for sure at least) was the when and where the game will take place. Gametrailers TV had their big reveal Friday night with the debut trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and while there were many hints indicating a Vietnam era war game, there were also some more modern elements thrown in than we expected. Take a look for yourself below.
For Gametrailer's breakdown of the trailer, hit the jump
Sick and tired of that boring old white Wii? Jealous that both Japan and Europe have already had their mits on an awesome looking black Wii for months? If you possess such ridiculous insecurities you'll be happy to learn that Nintendo will be offering the Black Wii state side May 9, with a few little bonuses over the plain old white color.
First off, the black model will come with two games. The standard Wii Sports title as well as the sequel, Wii Sports Resort. Guess what also comes with it? A Wii motion plus add on to go with the motion enhanced Wii Sports Resort. All this comes at the standard retail of $200, but one could argue that the Wii is technically $150 since Nintendo is throwing in another $50 game.
The big reveal of Activision's next Call of Duty title was supposed to be saved for tonights Gametrailer's TV, but that hasn't stopped the game's website from launching and inadvertently leaking details for the game. Granted there's no real content currently on the site, but there is the image posted above that confirms a release date and an official title.
From rumors abound on the interwebs we're pretty sure Treyarch's iteration of the series focuses on the Vietnam era, but with a title like "Black Ops" it's obvious that there may be more to the game than smoking doobies in between bouts with the Vietcong. Kotaku has some thoughts that the game may involve additional espionage or cold war related activities, but their guess is as good as any now. Aside from a name, it's easy to see the game is slated for a November release, just as every other CoD game before it.
Titles and release dates aside the bulk of the game's reveal is still slated to happen on tonight's GTTV on Spike TV. Tune in to the station at 12:30 AM or wait for our update when more details come to light.
If you're lucky enough to be in possession of a Starcraft II beta key, and you own one of them expensive looking Apple computers, you can now get to playing Blizzard's long, long awaited sequel on your nice and shiny Apple-computer-by-Apple. Expect some moderate system requirments to make the game run well. My best guess is that if you can run World of Warcraft you shouldn't have too much trouble with Starcraft II.
Beta keys are still being offered by Blizzard and there's three ways to get it. You can go to starcraft2.com and sign up through a battle.net account, get a key from a friend who is already in the beta, or pre-order the game at Gamestop. You could also appeal to heathen gods but you'll likely end up getting a demon spirit with your beta key, and that tends to suck.