Six years later, it’s time to say goodbye. The Nintendo Wii, launched in 2006, is now being replaced by the Nintendo Wii U. It topped console charts for this generation, beating the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which were both technologically superior. It was small, cheap, and compelling to everyone, not just hardcore gamers.
During its development, it was codenamed “Revolution.” But was it really a revolution in the video game industry?
Alright everybody, I’ve never actually played it yet but I have been debating for a long time. It’s been getting cheaper and cheaper for a long time but now it’s finally free. Team Fortress 2.
This announcement comes as kind of funny to me because just the other day a couple friends were playing TF2 and telling me to get it because it was a measly $10. Well I guess I’m glad I waited, now I can pick it up for free and so can you.
Make sure you at least check it out. On their website they try to ease the nerves of people who have never played the game before and feel like there would be to much of a learning curve to try to start playing it now. I call this CounterStrike Syndrome. They say:
New to TF2? Don’t sweat it! No matter what your style and experience, we’ve got a character for you. Detailed training and offline practice modes will help you hone your skills before jumping into one of TF2′s many game modes, including Capture the Flag, Control Point, Payload, Arena, King of the Hill and more.
This is a huge game that doesn’t look like development is stopping anytime soon. And it’s free! Go! Now!
Guest author Jeffery Williams reported this afternoon a new set of screenshots that has been released for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, so I thought I’d share some confirmed release dates for the game.
Peace Walker has a confirmed release date on Tuesday June 08, 2010 for the USA (16 days left). In Europe, the release date is June 17, 2010 (25 days left). In Japan, it has been available since April 29.
Editor’s Note: The following guest post was written by Jeffery Williams.
Among these screenshots are Paz in a bikini and Master Miller in a pair of briefs. Fanservice for guys and girls, I guess?
Is this sexy? Or just creepy?
Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the famous Pacman arcade game, and Google is celebrating with a new logo. The logo is a playable Pacman game that spells Google. Cool right?
While browsing the different tech sites that I visit from time to time, I came upon an article that peaked my interest for a couple reasons. I originally found the article on Engadget here.
The article outlines how an original Playstation controller was found at a bomb making site in Afghanistan and it is assumed that it was to be used as a detonation device. When I first saw this article, a couple of thoughts flitted through my mind.
- Firstly, that’s kind of cool and it makes sense too. A gaming controller would definitely make a great detonator for anything. It makes sense, I can’t believe that no one thought of that before.
- Second, what’s the big deal? Why are they making such a fuss that there was a PlayStation controller there. It could have been anything. All you need to do is put two wires together. I have a feeling there are a couple people in politics/media that still do not like video games…
- Lastly, what are they trying to get at with this story? What’s it’s purpose? Are they trying to tell us to be more careful when getting rid of our video games? Make sure you incinerate anything and everything, you don’t want it to get into the wrong hands. Are they trying to say that countries with higher terrorist activity should not be allow to play video games? Or are they just trying to prove that video games promote terrorism/violence again?
Anyway you look at it, I think that the media is trying to make a story out of nothing. I do think it is kind of cool that someone is using technology for purposes that it wasn’t necessarily built for(I am not condoning terrorism…). But other than that, it’s a PlayStation controller. Get over it, you could find at least three of them in my basement.
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Konami has announced that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will be released for the PSP on May 25th, two days before the European release. The story of Peace Walker is supposed to be a “full-scale sequel” to Metal Gear Solid 3. It takes place in Costa Rica circa 1974. It is supposed to connect the origins of Big Boss as depicted in MGS3: Snake Eater, and his role as the man behind Outer Heaven in MGS1. The demo is available in the Playstation Store, and the actual game will be available in May. As a hardcore Metal Gear Solid fan, I’m very excited about this release. I have the demo, and it really beats previous Metal Gear PSP games (Portable Ops and Portable Ops Plus). I can’t wait!