Wii Update Adds Primitive Keyboard Support

Wii Update Adds Primitive Keyboard Support

Last night’s Wii update added a bunch of new stuff.Some bad. And some unexplained, but still good. Sort of. Let me explain! Seems Nintendo have quietly added USB keyboard support for the Wii. I say quietly because first, it’s unannounced, and second, because so far we’ve found it only works…

Stranglehold PC Minimum Specs Are…Wow

Stranglehold PC Minimum Specs Are…Wow

Now it’s quite possible that I slipped on a wet patch in the kitchen and have been unconscious for years, like some modern day Rip Van Winkle, with technological progress passing me by, as the minimum requirements for the Windows version of Midway’s Stranglehold seem alarmingly high. Two gigabytes of…

Jaffe Opens Fan Floodgate For Twisted Metal Documentary

Jaffe Opens Fan Floodgate For Twisted Metal Documentary

Remember David Jaffe’s teaser post about an upcoming Twisted Metal documentary? If not, the Eat Sleep Game honcho revealed that the doc, planned for the PlayStation 2 release of Twisted Metal: Head On will feature some lucky, articulate PlayStation fans in video form. All you have to do is answer…

Attention Both Mac Gamers: New iMacs Are DirectX 10 Ready

Attention Both Mac Gamers: New iMacs Are DirectX 10 Ready

The newest iMac revision, announced earlier today at the Apple Town Hall event, not only features an attractive external visual upgrade, the guts are pretty nice, too. The new base iMac comes equipped with the ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, with upper-tier versions of the iMac featuring the ATI Radeon…

Finish The Fight: Halo Mountain Dew In Stores, Ready To Take Fight To Teeth

Finish The Fight: Halo Mountain Dew In Stores, Ready To Take Fight To Teeth

The limited edition Mountain Dew “Game Fuel” sporting Halo 3 branding has made its way to store shelves, giving Xbox 360 owners with a cavitation streak or those looking to accelerate their adult-onset diabetes something to swill whilst waiting for Master Chief’s next. Promising an “invigorating blast of citrus cherry…

Free Radical Talks Wii, Miyamoto

Free Radical Talks Wii, Miyamoto

Talking with Free Radical Design’s Rob Yescombe and Derek Littlewood today, I asked them if they had seen the reaction Shigeru Miyamoto had to Haze. Both the video of his viewing the game and

Tom Clancy’s Feelings

According to The Onion, Tom Clancy’s recently released Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Black Ops is a hit with Tom, as his criteria for satisfaction seems to involve the correct spelling of his name and a cleared check. He’s also looking forward to Tom Clancy’s Renegade Sub Command. Another Onion scoop:…

The Milk Ultra-Limited Edition Xbox 360 Elite

The Milk Ultra-Limited Edition Xbox 360 Elite

The recommended gift for your first anniversary is paper, no? If I’m right on that, then the sixth anniversary is clearly an Xbox 360, as Hong Kong magazine MILK is celebrating its sixth year of publication with this very handsome limited edition Xbox 360 Elite, complete with subtle MILK branding….

iPhone NES Emulator In Motion

The iPhone NES Emulator has been all the rage for the past few hours. Why are we obsessed about getting games from a 20-year-old system on the world’s latest and greatest phone? Because it’s cool! While the mini controller looks good on the iPhone’s touchscreen, does anyone else notice that…

Custom Yoshi Wii For Sale

Custom Yoshi Wii For Sale

A customised Yoshi Wii is up for sale on ebay. Warranty voided for the paint job, current bidding is at $US400 including an extra Wiimote, Wii Play and Mario Party 8. And for that value, our more anal side could overlook what appears to be streaks of unpainted white around…

Japanese Home Trailer

Home? I’m really excited. The idea of using my PS3 to dress an avatar and moved furniture around actually sounds oddly cool. And in Japanese. Personally, I can’t wait. You?

Take-Two Shares Decline After GTAIV Delay

Take-Two Shares Decline After GTAIV Delay

In news that should shock NONE of you, Take-Two’s share prices have been in a steady decline since the GTAIV delay last week. Last Thursday, right before the announcement, a single share in the company could be bought for USD$16.91. Now, it’s down to USD$13.59, a drop of 19 percent….

Halo Edition 360 $US400 with 20GB HDD

Halo Edition 360 $US400 with 20GB HDD

The Halo 3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 will sell for $US400, Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, told us earlier today. The limited edition “spartan green” console, he expects, won’t even survive the holiday rush. It comes packed with a “spartan green” wireless controller, “spartan green” headset, a…

Minesweeper: The Movie

You’d think movie execs would be on a Minesweeper film adaptation like they would cocaine on a Hollywood hooker’s ass, but it took the artistic renegades from College Humuor to finally tap into drama of the PC logic game that has been detonating productivity for decades. Even Windows anti-fans should…

Famous Shmups Get Capsule Toy Treatment

Famous Shmups Get Capsule Toy Treatment

Japanese toy manufacturer Yujin is releasing a series of capsule toys featuring popular ships from classic shoot ’em ups like Irem’s R-Type and Konami’s venerable Gradius series dubbed the “Shooting Video Game History Gashapon.” New York based importer Nation Console Support is now taking pre-orders for the first releases in…

Functional LEGO Guitar Hero Controller

Functional LEGO Guitar Hero Controller

Holy Good Lordia! This is amazing. Apparently the Lego-techie modelled this LEGO creation after the official GH2 Gibson model. Then he just gutted a real controller and popped them into his LEGO creation so he could jam… LEGO style. Incredible LEGO Guitar Hero Controller is Fully Functional [Tech E Blog]

PS3 80GB On Sale Now, 60GB Going, Going…

PS3 80GB On Sale Now, 60GB Going, Going…

Sony Computer Entertainment of America reminds us that today’s the day you should be able to walk into a store and pick up the new 80GB Playstation 3, complete with a copy of MotorStorm. The $US600 PS3 seems like a decent deal to those who have been on the fence…

NES iPod Remote Mod, Unofficial Upgrade

NES iPod Remote Mod, Unofficial Upgrade

Sure, you can control your iPod with the touch controls like everyone else. Or, you can spend a few hours modifying your iPod to be operated by an NES controller. Embedding a PIC microcontroller in the game pad fools the iPod into thinking you are using a more legitimate (though…

Guitar Hero DS Concept Rocks My Socks

Guitar Hero DS Concept Rocks My Socks

We’re in love with this Guiter Hero DS concept. Sure, its tiny form will cause us carpal tunnel out the whazoo, but the rotating fretboard is a brilliant design to make hand held jamming a reality in a variety of play environments. The only element we’re not sold on is…

Crash Bandicoot Fights Leukaemia

Crash Bandicoot Fights Leukaemia

The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Programs stands on the brink of a golden age, as a new champion has been named teach kids about community service and help children leukaemia and other cancers of the blood. A champion known and loved by millions across the globe…eight years…

BBC To Reveal Gaming Strategy

BBC To Reveal Gaming Strategy

The BBC is starting to look at gaming beyond the odd licensed children’s titles and web-based flash games they currently offer. BBC new media boss Simon Nelson will be at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival on August 14th to deliver a keynote that addresses the company’s gaming strategy, which ‘industry sources’…

Hellgate Hell-Dated For Halloween

Hellgate Hell-Dated For Halloween

For centuries humanity had struggled to keep the demons from entering our dimension, until the year 2020 when we faltered, unleashing a horde from the dark pit upon an unsuspecting populace. Hellgate: London picks up the story 18 years later, and what better time to usher in a game about…

Fake Mario, Bowser Are Rubbish, Apparantly

Fake Mario, Bowser Are Rubbish, Apparantly

Not sure on the accuracy of the claims, since I never played a pirated Mario that made him a bumbling drunk. Or had furious midgets. But the message is a pretty neat one regardless. [via Go Nintendo]

Australian PS3 Starter Pack Ends On August 31

Australian PS3 Starter Pack Ends On August 31

Hey, Australia. Like the PS3 “Starter Pack”? Enjoy it, because on August 31, it’s done. Eagle-eyed reader McDave was combing the offer’s fine print over the weekend when he spotted the termination date, which specifies: Offer commences 2 August 2007 and ends 31 August 2007 in Australia (or earlier, while…

Curse Of The Wii?

Curse Of The Wii?

No, it’s not the next Zhang Yimou film (wouldn’t that be a trip), but a post over at Only a Game – I’m not so sure it’s as bad as forecasted, but some interesting points are made in terms of balancing the market to reach the market extremes of casual,…

Timewasters: Top 27 ‘Art Games’

Timewasters: Top 27 ‘Art Games’

Here’s one person’s take on the best of the indy/browser-based games scene, which made me happy since I never complain about getting easy access to a variety of sometimes intriguing, sometimes ‘Well, that was interesting, and not in a good way’ games in one fell swoop. Some on the list…