Friday, May 19, 2006

ONE: Who's Next running on a Nokia N93


This is a fighting game called ONE: Who's Next running in real time on a Nokia N93. It's more like a technological demo. I'm not sure how playable it can be on a mobile phone keyboard. Looks like a mix of GTA3 and Tekken.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent speaks about Bulletproof at E3

50 Cent Bulletproof

Those at the GameSHOUT had the opportunity of an exclusive interview with Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent. The main subject, as it was expected, was about his latest Bulletproof gaming project, which fortunately for the star has sold over 2 million copies. The video game '50 Cent: Bulletproof' is for the Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable), Sony PS2 (PlayStation 2), and for the Microsoft Xbox.

According to the interview, video games and music make a great team as the game '50 Cent: Bulletproof' will feature not only 50 Cent and G Unit’s Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, as well as Eminem and Dr. Dre, who will be making their debuts as the characters "McVicar" and "Grizz."

At some point GameSHOUT asked Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent - probable what we all ask ourselves - what was it like seeing himself in a video game and as a answer 50 Cent said that its exciting because for him gaming is different, thanks of its hours of playing over and over again.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Waiting Line for Nintendo Wii @ E3



It's amazing but all this people here are waiting just to play a few minutes with the upcoming Nintendo Wii!

Paris Hilton at E3 to promote ‘Paris Hilton’s Jewel Jam’ video game

Paris Hilton

As it was announced, Paris Hilton appeared on May 11 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center, in order to introduce her mobile phones game, ‘Paris Hilton’s Jewel Jam’. Not long ago Paris Hilton Entertainment Inc. signed a deal with video game maker Gameloft to develop and produce a series of mobile phones featuring the Hilton heiress.

At E3, Paris Hilton came, as usually, late to unveiled her new video game which she called it ‘Diamondquest’. Yes, it wasn't her best day saying the wrong name of her game among fans and photographers. Flying with a green mini-dress and with the boobs half out, Paris Hilton 'advised them' to download the game, although ‘Paris Hilton’s Jewel Jam’ which can be played on a cell phone, will be available this summer.

Sorry I’m late. I’m really excited to have my new video game, ‘Diamondquest.’ Thank you all for coming, and you can download the game.
- said Paris Hilton -

Thursday, May 11, 2006

World of Warcraft turned into movie

World of Warcraft

Good news on games filed, more exactly for the fans of the game World of Warcraft, because Blizzard Entertainment Inc. has negotiated a deal with Legendary Pictures concerning the feature film development of Blizzard's popular "Warcraft" games. World of Warcraft is just one of the popular game titles being turned into movies and its official site will be keeping their fans and players updated on the progress whenever possible.

Unlike other video games, Warcraft's hard part has already been done for the writers of the screenplay: the history of the world, the creature designs, and even many of the main characters have already been created in detail. However, we have to admit that Legendary Pictures did a wonderful job with Batman Begins and Superman Returns, it shouldn't be too hard to make this good game, a good movie also.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Sony uses PS3 for Blu-Ray, not for better Games

PS3

Much hype is floating about the next generation gaming consoles around the internet. Will Playstation 3 take the lead? Will Xbox 360 do better? Such questions are being debated in all the major forums and blogs of the world. At this point of time can Sony afford to loose its fans? Can Sony take the chance of increasing the prices due to reasons which may not benefit the majority of its crowd? Well, that is what is happening. Sony is planning to release the Playstation 3 with support for Blu-Ray format DVDs. Though some argue that like other brands Sony too is planning an unique feature to its console, but is it at the expensive of loosing its fans!

It is most definite that as of now games won't benefit from Blu-Ray DVDs. Though larger amounts of data would be loaded on a single DVD, it hardly matters as one or two DVDs is anyways the maximum any game would require. The Blu-Ray does have a substantial edge over the consoles in the sense of its future security and ability to support a variety of DVDs. However Sony must realize that in a price sensitive market where profits are anyways cut-throat it can't afford chances with something which isn't fully cooked. It would be a much better idea to provide Blu-Ray DVD compatibility in future models of the console, when they would have greater need.

As of now Sony should focus on providing better graphics and physics for its games. After all who cares what DVD format the game is in, the graphics is the first thing considered by all followed by physics units. Moreover it would be a good idea to consider a price reduction as well as that can help rocket sales.

Whatever Sony may say, Blu-Rays are not going to play or make better games, at least not in the near future!

Lucas Arts moves in video games area

Lucas Arts logo

Lucas Arts new game is about to challenge reality. It is said that Lucas Arts had lost some of its skills involved in making games but the new released Lego Star Wars tries to prove that a new tendency has appeared in the industry of games. Although this company seems to be interested in applying success stories and movies in the produced games, the tradition regarding success stories is kept. Lucas Arts is not exclusively a Star Wars game publisher, but they are intending to release a new game with a title frame belonging somewhere between the ending of Episode III and including also some elements from the beginning of Episode IV. It seems that the new released game will be available for PC but also for Xbox. So gamers from all over the world, let's challenge again the reality.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Xbox 360 also for blogging

xbox360

For those who have a passion for gaming and blogging, can now combine them with the help of XboxVoice.com which can give your Xbox 360 the ability to blog all by itself. It seems you enter your gamertag at the site, and based on what you do on Xbox Live, Xbox360voice will automatically create a blog for your Xbox 360. Not only that each day your Xbox 360 will blog an entry, even if you don’t game, but you can also subscribe to an RSS feed to your own, and others Xbox 360's blogs.

Reservoir Dogs to be made video game

Reservoir Dogs

The movies turning into video games or vice versa, are more and more in fashion. It seems even Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs is to be made into a computer game for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC.

According to the news the video game, which will follow the original plot of the movie 'Reservoir Dogs' and will also feature the full soundtrack from the movie, is set to be released this autumn. Gaming and movie fans will follow the progress of a diamond heist and enabling the player to take on each of the five iconic Reservoir Dogs characters.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sony cuts price of PlayStation 2 to $129.99

PlayStation 2

Sony announced that they've reduced the retail price for the PlayStation 2 from $149.99 to $129.99. PlayStation 2 new price will be most for those who want to save money, because Microsoft's Xbox 360, Sony and Nintendo will launch their next-generation consoles this year, making it real expensive for gamers.

PlayStation 2 is the most popular gaming platform in North America, Europe/PAL territories and Japan/Asia, with more than 101 million PlayStation 2 units and approximately one billion pieces of software for the PlayStation 2 have taken worldwide, making it the fastest-selling gaming platform in the world.

Over 260,000 daily users for Nintendo DS : Wi-Fi Connection

Nintendo DS : Wi-Fi Connection

According to Revogaming.net, which has a great report about the incredible success of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, 264,400 unique users are logging onto the Wifi Connection every day, and usually receives above 300,000 users on weekends.

Company's own website, at www.nintendowifi.com, displays a chart for each of its games, as well as an overall chart, showing how many people are logging on each day for the previous two weeks. In less than four months, the Nintendo WiFi Connection service, which offers free online multiplayer for a host of Nintendo DS games, has over a million unique users.

Here is the list of how each game performs:
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World 116,901 (44.2% of total)
  • Metroid Prime: Hunters 70,954 (26.8% of total)
  • Mario Kart DS 59,544 (22.5% of total)
  • Tetris DS 15,842 (6% of total)
  • Tony Hawk: American Sk8land 1,159 (0.4% of total)

Sony PSP to update Firmware v2.7

psp_flash

Its official, Sony has announced firmware update, v2.7, to owners of its PSP game, unfortunately only for Japanese PSPs starting today. The update includes support for Macromedia Flash 6 for the PSP web browser and will also include additional support for Apple's AAC music format, as well as the ability to save podcasts directly to the PSP's memory stick. But most important the update allows users to select both Simplified and Traditional Chinese as the PSP's native language.

ABC to launch ‘Lost’ game

Lost

According to TV.com, ABC will be launching a massive interactive game based on its hit series Lost. The game "The Lost Experience", which will also feature new characters, is set to become the largest interactive game ever based on a TV show.

Although the story of the game will be different from the one seen in the show and users will have to watch the show for clues and other information for the game, the network hopes that the game will appeal to both fans and non-fans of the TV show.

ABC is hoping that teaming will bring the "The Lost Experience" to continents, each part of the world will be receiving different clues.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Microsoft to upgrade Xbox 360 CPU

xbox360

Microsoft Corp. said has signed an agreement with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing of California for upgrading CPU (Central Processing Unit) products for Microsoft's Xbox 360 game consoles. Chartered will upgrade the CPU used for Xbox 360 games console early next year. Technical specifications of the new chip have not been announced. However, Chartered said that the CPU will also be based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
Currently, the chip is made on a 90nm process. However, IBM has announced that it is rolling out 65nm processes making the 360 processor smaller and more efficient, meaning it should produce less heat.

Japan Nintendo DS sales over Sony PS2 / PSP

Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS is phenomenal in Japan, which continues to grow in sales against Sony PS2 , PSP hardware. The Nintendo DS Lite sold 140,969 units from Apr. 10 – 16, reported Media Create Co.. While the former Nintendo DS model sold 37,204 units for a total of 178,173 DS hardware units sold that week. On the other side, Sony's PS2 console sold 27,549 units and PSP sold 26,340 units in the same period.
Lets not forget that Nintendo is having success also with Brain Training, Animal Crossing, and Nintendogs for the Nintendo DS.