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Redbox starts renting video games for $2

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 17th, 2011

Right on schedule, Redbox is introducting video game rentals for $2 a day. They have a pretty good selection of titles for those wanting to not buy games at 50 and 60 dollars, or those who like to try before they buy.

About 5,000 kiosks have already been involved in the testing of this service and now Redbox is adding the other 21,000 across the US. So go on, get gaming for just $2 a title.

Roku and Rovio Bring Angry Birds Game To TV

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 1st, 2011

Roku and Rovio have joined forces to bring the Angry Birds game to Roku’s streaming service. This new service will allow you to play Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio games all from your Roku streaming box.

There will also be an extra Angry Birds video channel with extra content like short animated Angry Bird stories and the ability to purchase Angry Birds merchandise. The game will be available this summer on a new Roku box. Also a new remote maybe in the development stages for a more functional game controller for future releases. Sounds good.

EVO 2 Android gaming console coming this fall

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Ever hear of the Linux-based EVO game console? Probably not, but it did exist and actually shipped at one point before being”sold out” according to Envizions, the company behind it. Well, now it is back with an Android-based gaming console called the EVO 2.

It will hit the US this fall with developer units available today where developers will have to pay an annual $149 software support fee. Some specs include a 1.2GHz Samsung processor, a “modified” Android 2.2 OS, and a TV remote and game controller. A motion sensor will be added by the end of the year, and it has its own points system to buy Android games called “EVO tokens.” Looks like the price will be $249.

Tetris Wedding Cake

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Marriage can be a lot like Tetris. Sometimes the pieces fall slow and they all click into place. Other times… At least I think that’s what this cake signifies.

The cool thing about this Tetris cake is that all of the pieces are separated so you could actually play the game if you wanted. Cool cake. Not sure what it says about their wedding though. May they have many games of Tetris ahead of them.

Sony NGP with Xbox 360 detailing shows up in China

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2011

Check this out. Somebody has a split personality. This knock-off NGP is called the iReadyGo RG. It’s a rip off of Sony’s upcoming handheld with the same 5-inch touchscreen, however it has some identity problems. The detailing is clearly inspired by the Xbox 360.

Other specs are rumored to include a 1GHz Cortex-A8 CPU, 720p camera, HDMI-out, and video playback compatibility for MP4, WMV, AVI, and many more. Apparently it will also have Android too, since iReadyGo is looking for six senior Android developers. No word on pricing or availability yet, but we will just wait for the real deal.

Escalation DLC For Call Of Duty : Black Ops Is Here

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting for the highly anticipated Escalation DLC for the Call Of Duty : Black Ops game and now we have some good news. It is here and available on the Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points or $15.

There is a new zombie level called ”Call of the Dead” which stars George Romero the horror director. But it’s not just him. There is also Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), Robert England (Freddy Kreuger), Danny Trejo & Michael Rooker who plays Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead. Other maps include Hotel, Convoy, Zoo and Stockpile.

Redbox to offer $2 per day videogame rentals in June

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

Redbox has announced today that it will expand to videogames and offer videogames nationwide starting June 17th. The game rentals will be $2 a day and include titles for PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. So they have your gaming rentals covered.

The company has been testing the service at about 5,000 locations for some time now and that will be expanded to 21,000+ other locations now. Not a bad price to try before you buy and anyway some of these games are so short, you can complete them in an evening, so it’s a good deal.

Doctor Who Chess Set

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

If you love Doctor Who and also love chess, then here is your next purchase my geek friend. It will cost you £30 and features characters from series five. So it is almost as if you can change what happened in series five, through chess.

It’s available for pre-order right now and features all cast members and of course the Tardis. Come along Pond! Time to play some chess and stick it to the bad guys.

Angry Birds is the best-selling PSN game

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

Out of all of the games on PSN, which do you think is the bestselling? Surely something that’s been getting sales for a while right? Wrong. Angry Birds, which was just released on the PlayStation Network in January of this year, has already become the best-selling game on the platform. That’s pretty amazing when you think of all of the other big PSN games. Those birds have channeled their anger to become an unstoppable force.

The info comes from Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian. He didn’t give any specific sales figures, but he did say that PSN now has “75M registered accounts Worldwide, half of those are in North America, with over 1.4B pieces of content downloaded since launch. He also stated that PSN is becoming more popular among more casual users. Yeah, obviously that’s true.

Black Ops Escalation DLC leaked

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

In case you aren’t tired of Black Ops yet, some details of the new Black Ops Escalation DLC have been leaked by Game in Australia who accidentally published a new flyer for the content, which is supposed to be released on May 3rd. Oops.

This latest Black Ops DLC will be hitting the Xbox first as usual, then hit the PC and PS3 soon after. Black Ops Escalation will include 5 new maps, including one zombie game. Are you going to get this or have you had enough Black Ops now?

Xperia Play games could cost $15 or more

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2011

The game lineup for Sony’s Xperia Play, also known as the PlayStation Phone, will range in price from $1.50 to upwards of $16, according to an interview with Sony Ericsson UK head of marketing David Hilton. Gamers are expecting 50 titles at launch, which include some PSOne classics and also some games that have been “repurposed for Xperia Play” from other platforms.

What do you think of these prices? They are in line with mobile gaming prices in general and the Xperia Play should allow for far more complex games if you believe David Hilton. Do you plan on buying many of these?

Angry Birds Rio for Android to be Amazon Appstore exclusive

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

Angry birds are all the rage. The new Angry Birds Rio game was announced back in January. The game is based on the new animated film RIO and Rovio mobile has just announced that the Android version will be available exclusively through Amazon’s App store.

The Angry Birds Rio game is a collaboration between 20th Century Fox and Rovio Mobile. It will be available for Google Android and there will also be a version available for Apple’s ios devices. Google Android devices will have two versions of the game available, a free version which is supported by advertisements and a paid version which wont come with any advertisements.

PlayStation business card case

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

The original PlayStation may be gone, but it is not forgotten. That’s why Takara Tomy Arts has introduced the Original PlayStation Business Card Case for geeks who miss the console and want to present their business cards in style.

It’s made from aluminum and looks just like the original PlayStation, just smaller. It’s available now in Japan and hopefully we will get it here in the US as well. You will certainly make an impression with this card holder. It’s business on the inside and a PS party outside.

Call Of Duty Black Ops now the all-time best selling US game

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

This isn’t really a surprise since most of you reading this are probably just taking a breather between Prestige levels, but Black Ops has now sold more than Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Planescape Torment, Super Mario Galaxy and basically any other blockbuster game.

The information comes from NPD. The folks at Treyarch are surely celebrating. Now comes the hard part. Having to outdo themselves and make an even better game so they can do it again and celebrate some more.

GoPad Atari Asteroids

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

Every now and then I want to play some Atari games, but I don’t want to dig up my old console and hook everything up. So this is a great way to get in a quick game of Asteroids. GoPad has released the Atari Asteroids gaming controller which comes preloaded with Asteroids and works with PCs and Macs.

Just plug in the device and fire up the game and go pew pew pew. The mini-controller has a d-pad and four buttons to shoot. Not sure why such a simple game needs four buttons though. You just need one to shoot. The GoPad Atari Asteroids game is just $24.