Nintendo throws parties for "normals"
In what has been elected today's strangest news story, we find ourselves directing you to some mom's blog. Apparently, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata is so convinced that selling the Wii is like selling cosmetics that he's adopting Avon's business model - Nintendo is now going door-to-door, showing its Wii to any non-gamer who will let it into their living room and invite the neighborhood.
So, yeah. Some suburban soccer-madre and her brood have logged more
We've done our best to try to convince you of the ultimate supremacy of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, but, as it turns out, the world either has no need of our advice or takes it very seriously. Selling 1.1 million copies (or "units" as industry pundits call them) in its very first week of being available to the masses, LEGO Star Wars II has cemented the value of family friendly titles in this blood-soaked, violence-mongering industry.
Of course, it helps that the game is
When mega-publisher Activision secured the rights to the Guitar Hero franchise, we all expected it to ditch this pesky PS2-exclusitivity business. Well, now that's happened. Beginning next year, the fret-crunching rock series will hit several platforms, the most likely of which will be Xbox 360. Yearly track list updates are also on the horizon.
Right now Activision and its publisher buddy RedOctane aren't saying precisely which systems Hero will appear on (or when), but given its incredible
Two new screens for BioShock, the underwater-set survival shooter, have surfaced showing off some new, gruesome looking mutant enemies and an underground facility location. You can see the redneck-esque nasties below, wearing what looks like a mask made of human flesh - or has he just lost part of his own face? - or hit the Images tab above to view the deep-sea
This brand new screen from Gears of War, Xbox 360's biggest game of the year, gives you an up close look at the Locust alien warriors you'll be trading white-hot lead with when the stunning shooter bursts into shops on November 12. And if you think this ugly bleeder is burly, click the Images tab for another new image of the heroes leading the battle against the beasties - Marcus Fenix and Dominic
If you're anything like us, you love good games at a cheap price. Unfortunately, when shopping for 360 games, this confines us to the bargain been at local retail outlets which typically discount used games by as little as a couple bucks off the original price. Enter Microsoft's semi-new (new to the 360 library, anyway) Platinum Hits collection of cheapy 360 titles.
Microsoft selected four games to lead the Platinum Hits charge (all priced at $29.99), and it should come as no surprise which
The next iteration of the de facto golfing sim Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 is primed to burst onto store shelves this Fall. We can't stand to make you wait any longer, so we've shaken 25 new screens out of EA in an effort to satisfy your undying hunger for more screens of beautiful fairways and Tiger's optimistic
A software update for Xbox 360 will be released later this year to enhance the console's hi-def visuals and enable Microsoft's machine to output a 1080p resolution image - matching PlayStation 3's ability to create what Sony calls "true HD." This will coincide with the launch of 360's HD DVD drive, due out in Japan on 17 November for 19,800 yen. A US release date has not been confirmed, but we know the drive is headed our way
Wednesday 20 September 2006
While sales of the Xbox 360 have taken a serious beating in Japan - it's selling worse than the notoriously unpopular Xbox - Microsoft hasn't given up on the country just yet. At its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, which took place earlier today, Microsoft used a slew of new accessories (click the images tab above for a gander) and locally-developed games to show - again - that it is dedicated to making Xbox 360 big in Japan.
The general manager of Microsoft's
Microsoft's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference today started off with a stylish, big-screen video of a shirtless Asian man desperately spin-kicking a ring of Xbox 360s that floated tauntingly around him. Yes! Microsoft finally understands Japan! Now, if only we understood Microsoft.
While sales of the Xbox 360 have taken a serious beating in Japan - it's selling worse than the notoriously unpopular Xbox here - Microsoft hasn't given up on the country just yet. A slew of new accessories