GamesRadar takes day off, nation gives thanks
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day here in the US. Thus, whether you view this as a moment of peace, when two separate cultures came together to share their lives and pie recipes, or as the beginning of the white man's cruel wresting of the land from the Native Americans, the point is: there's football on TV and food on the table.
So, we're going to give thanks - lots of thanks - and we'll be back on Monday. Save us a leg.
Tecmo plans Dead or Alive
Lycos reminds us why Google became a verb
You know, we usually ignore those generic, "here's all the top toys kids want this year" lists that seem to sprout from every morning TV show, newspaper, and - least trustworthy of all - retailer. However, sometimes we get a list that can't be ignored because it just doesn't make any damn sense. This morning, search engine Lycos distributed its list of the top ten most searched for toys and video games this season:
The Top 10 Most Searched Toys this
Mortal Kombat? King of the bloody games, easy. Doom? No better feeling than perforating demons from hell into pulpy heaps. Dead Rising ? Trauma Center? Gears of War? Yep, yep, yep - seen 'em. You've played these visceral thrills already - hell, everybody
Want a PS3?
Yeah, we know - not everyone who wants a PS3 got one. Hell, most of our staff doesn't have their own units yet. Just as we predicted in our recent feature, a site has popped up to help you find one. Playstation Finder has an email alert system that notifies you immediately whenever a system shows up on an online retailer. Now, once about a billion people subscribe to this service it might be useless, but it's worth keeping an eye on - it might just get you the system you want
With titles like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Rurouni Kenshin, Shonen Jump is the most popular comic magazine in the US. But it's even bigger in Japan. That's why this is big news. The January issue of Monthly Jump, which goes on sale December 6 (or one week before Blue Dragon's December 12 release) will feature Blue Dragon ST (that's Secret Trick.) Bigger news: Weekly Shonen Jump will be getting Blue Dragon: Raf Grad, drawn by the same artist who works on immensely popular Jump title
Dancing with Link
Do you ever read press releases? We read them every day. They range from bland to moronic to hilarious nonsense - and here's a prime example of that last one. "Call your friends, cancel your plans and set your cell phone on vibrate. The first TV commercial for Nintendo's amazing new Wii video game system is set to air Tuesday night."
Are they serious?
At any rate, yes - the commercial will be on tonight. During Dancing with the Stars. The good news? It'll also be on YouTube
PlayStation 3: it's there
So the PS3 went on sale in Japan this past Saturday. Next Generation reports that 88,400 units were sold over the weekend, a bit more than the 80,000 that Sony promised (well, after cutting the launch down from 100,000, that is.) By now you've maybe read about the dark side of the PS3 launch: fat cat businessmen forcing immigrants into line to buy units to auction off, at least as far as Kotaku reports. We don't doubt that it's (basically) true. It was a matter of
So, here we are. The final day of our gargantuan 101 greatest gaming moments list, but before you skip and click straight to our number one moment, why not take some time to reflect on all the great gaming moments that have preceded this momentous day by hitting the links below:
• Day one: 101-71
• Day two: 70-51
• Day three: 50-31
• Day four: 30-11
Good stuff, hey? From Stuntman at 101 to Sonic Adventure at 11 and all the moments of golden-edged gaming goodness in between
If you have a PSP you know that Sony's always updating the firmware that runs the unit. Same story with PS3. According to Kotaku - via a press release from Sony Japan - the PS3 will require an immediate update the day it's released, to enable the latest bells and whistles Sony's cooked up - namely, the PlayStation Network. Not shocking, not problematic. Of course, people are complaining (anyone remember the dashboard update Microsoft did like a week ago? Nobody seemed to
We're almost there. Since Monday we've counted down our greatest gaming moments from 101 to 31 and if you've missed any of the action so far we recommend that you get busy with the links below:
Day one: 101-71
Day two: 70-51
Day three: 50-31
Today we bring you our penultimate collection, which includes appearances from some big name virtual superstars such as Mario, Link, Sonic, and Snake.
Make sure you join us again tomorrow for the final countdown as we reveal our top 10 greatest gaming