Cool gaming stuff.
During March we will get two new Playstation 3 bundles in Europe. One of them is a movie pack giving you a PS3 along with the top movies 300, Casino Royale and Spiderman 3. The other bundle coming in the end of March is a Gran Turismo pack. Both of them will cost €399. Nice move by Sony, and they will most probably sell a bunch of these – especially the movie bundle.
Europe gets two new bundles (sorry, no MGS4) [ps3fanboy.com]
If you are interested in playing Nintendo Wii games from other regions than your current one you can buy a copy of Wii Freeloader. It is a software only product that apparently makes it possible to boot up a game from any region. If you have any experience using this one please comment below.
Wii FreeLoader [codejunkies.com]
Microsoft is about to launch games for their mediaplayer Zune later this year (probably this autumn). Engadget took a closer look at the current state of the gaming platform and it looks pretty plain, but who knows…
Games for Zune details, hands-on [Engadget]
Today Logitech unveiled the official wheel for Gran Turismo for Playstation 3. It is engineered specifically for Gran Turismo 5 and even features an adjustment dial for on-the-fly control of brake bias, traction and damper settings. The wheel is available beginning in May for $149.99. Press release inside.
I haven’t played all of the games on this list, but I remember the annoying dog from Duck Hunt – the winner of the 15 Most Annoying Video Game Characters (From Otherwise Great Games). Pretty neat list if you have a gaming history.
The 15 Most Annoying Video Game Characters [cracked.com]
One of my favorite arcade games of all times is Space Invaders. It came out in 1978 and the original game was designed by Tomohiro Nishikado and was the first real arcade shooter. This year it is 30 years since the original game hit the market and to celebrate this you can buy a $20 Space Invaders 30th anniversary bath towel. Neat.
Space Invaders 30th anniversary bath towel [shopncsx.com]
Remember the classic fighting game Street Fighter? The game made it’s arcade debut in 1987 and since then the game(s) has been ported to Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo,
Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is soon time for Street Fighter IV to hit the stores and a lot has happened if you look at the graphics. Check out these fresh screenshots from the upcoming game.
New Street Fighter IV Screens Reveal More Than Ever Before [filefront.com]
One big let-down with games like Guitar Hero is that even if you become a Guitar Hero black belt, you still can’t play any songs on a real guitar. Guitar Rising is a similar game but with one big difference – you are using a real guitar! Yes, I really want to try this out…! Check out the video after the jump
Today the PSP firmware update containing the new Playstation Portable Skype application was released. It looks pretty good and Kotaku.com has published a nice video with some hands on experience of the new application.
Hands-on with Skype PSP [Kotaku.com]