Archive for Games

Thrustmaster Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition racing wheel

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2010

Thrustmaster has introduced its newest high-end gaming accessory, a new racing wheel designed to put PlayStation 3 and PC gamers in the game and in the poor house. The Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition is a complete wireless cockpit rig which weighs 23 pounds.

Looking like a complete tool in your living room? Priceless. The wheel measures 11-inches in diameter, and it’s said to be an exact replica of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, complete with all-metal pedals. It will arrive in June if you really want to convince her to divorce you.

Rock Band 3 to add piano

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on May 26th, 2010

For a long time if you wanted to play a music game you had guitar Hero to choose from and the lead or bass guitar. When Rock Band hit the market the game added in vocals, drums, bass, and lead guitar players.

Kotaku reports that Rock Band 3 will add yet another instrument to the mix. In Rock Band 3, you will be able to man the piano. This will add a new dimension to all those crappy 80′s songs packed with synthesizers.

Did Google Pac-Man cost us $120,483,800?

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2010

Last week, when the Google logo turned into a game of Pac-Man, we all took breaks and played a game or two, or five. Apparently we had to much fun. The theory is that we wasted a combined 4,819,352 hours and a whole lotta dollars.

The Rescue Time Blog made the following calculations based on observations and assumptions about the Google audience. And the numbers assume that while we were playing Google Pac-Man, we should have been doing something productive:

Hyperkin Retro N 3 system plays nes, snes and genesis games

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

Hyperkin. Sounds like over-caffeinated redneck relatives. Actually Hyperkin is the maker of the Retro N 3, which can play games from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis in a single system.

The console looks pretty slick too. The Retro N 3 can play games from their original cartridges, rather than running emulated ROMs, so you can just use your old carts and play them the way that the gaming gods intended.

Atari Games Shot Glasses

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

Here’s something that’s sure to encourage drinking in geeks. Atari Games Shot Glasses. The shot glasses feature some of our favorite Atari games, including Breakout, Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Battle Zone and Missile Command.

If you want some of these fun Atari Games Shot Glasses (Of course you do) they are available in a set of six for $15.99 from Think Geek. What are you waiting for? These retro game glasses are awesome.

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Buy used video games at your local 7-Eleven

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on April 20th, 2010

When I think of 7-eleven stores, I think of gas, Big Gulp’s and Slurpees. The stores have all sorts of stuff that you might want for your daily travels. 7-Eleven locations are now unveiling a new offering.

After trialing a used game program in 600 locations last year around the country, 7-Eleven is rolling used game sales out to 3000 stores around the country. The used games are sold in conjunction with Game Trading Technologies.

G-mate Gun Overlord wireless gaming gun

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

This thing looks like a gun straight out of Tron, but you won’t find it in that world. It exists in ours. The G-mate Gun Overlord magnetic dynamic gun is supposed to be much more sensitive than its competitors. All you have to do is plug the wireless receiver into a USB port. You don’t need to install drivers. The G-Mate will move the control cursor freely just like a standard computer mouse.

It works with any new FPS game and has a range of about 10 meters, using 2.4GHz wireless technology to prevent signal delay.

Papercraft Game Boy looks authentic

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

This Gameboy may look real right down to the screen color, but it isn’t. It’s made of paper, with a slot for a papercraft game cartridge as well. It’s the best looking gameboy you’ll never play. But you can still have some fun putting it together.

It comes from French graphic design duo Zim & Zou, who have paper cuts covering both bandaged hands just so they could bring you this magnificent sight. They did a great job. It looks amazing.

Swinxs game console hits the US

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2010

Sure, you and I are busy playing our Xbox 360s , Wii and PS3s, but there’s another option. The Swinxs gaming console, which is now available in the States, even if it was announced two years ago. It launched in Europe last year. Just look at those kids. They seem to love it, all sugared up and jumping around.

The Swinxs offers hours of fun, using lights and a built-in voice which explains the game, recognizes players and acts as a referee. The whole thing is screen-free, so no TV needed. It can handle up to 10 players and offers 26 games.

Metal Gear Arcade’s head-tracking 3D glasses

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

Craving some new arcade gaming head gear? How about this fashionable new “Metal Gear Arcade” head gear? The arcade game is based on Metal Gear Online and the head gear adds 3D and head-tracking. There’s also a gun controller and to complete the experience, the sit down arcade cabinets even pump out 5.1 sound.

This new arcade version of the game will be ready to play at the AUO Expo in Japan this week. We aren’t sure when you will be able to buy and wear this head-gear yourself though.

Superplexus ultimate 3D puzzle drives me crazy just looking at it

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2010

If you’re looking for a puzzle game that makes Rubik’s cube seem easy, this is for you brainiac. The Superplexus is a 36 inch diameter sphere that holds a 300 foot long maze track around which you have to guide a wooden marble.

Sure that sounds like fun, but you can imagine the frustration. The first frustration will be the price. $30,000. The true puzzle here is how you will come up with the money and why you would want to spend thirty grand on this thing.

Resident Evil Monopoly

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

This isn’t your granddad’s Monopoly game. The Resident Evil version ties the popular game in with the popular board game. It was created by a guy named Nick, who spent close to 4 years creating it.

Everything from the streets to the Community chest cards have a Resident Evil theme. There are also plans to create custom die-cast game pieces and custom money. And here I thought the only place where zombies and real estate intersected was Wall Street.

BioShock 2 ships globally

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on February 9th, 2010

One of the coolest games that I played in the last several years on the PC was BioShock. The game was tons of fun and had a very original storyline and fantastic graphics. 2K Games has announced today that the latest entry in the BioShock franchise, BioShock 2 is now shipping.

The game is available globally on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 systems and carries an M rating. This time around, the player is in the shoes of a Big Daddy, one of the creepiest characters from the original game. The events in the single player game take place as a sequel to the original.

Spawn HD-720 shipping

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2010

Spawn Labs’ Spawn HD-720 is ready to ship, giving you a whole new way to play with your Xbox 360, Xbox, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube, whether playing with your friends or being a loner. Enjoy your gaming at home or take it on the road through a network-connected computer.

Are you confused? Put simply, let’s say you are at home and someone is watching the TV that your console is attached to. Just find a different room and play it over your home network. When traveling, you’ll need a broadband Internet connection. This is also a good way to capture video clips of your game so you can brag later.

Sega Zone: Sega Genesis with a Wiimote

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2010

Hey look, the Wii and the Sega Genesis had a baby. And it’s called the Sega Zone, which takes the Sega Genesis console and adds a pair of Wiimote-type controllers. To go along with those fancy new controls, they also throw in 30 new games for the system (16 of them support motion control of some sort).

There are also 20 classic Genesis games that come pre-loaded. We have no idea when it will be released here, but those in the UK can get one this summer for £39.95 ($60).