Friday: October 30, 2009
- Fourth episode from Tales of Monkey Island series due out today.
Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations.
Thursday: October 29, 2009
- Some rumored specs leak out regarding the fabled Wii 2 console.
MaxConsole has some alleged leaked tidbits on Nintendo's next console in which they believe that the device will have Blu-ray support and finally boast high definition capability. Oh, and it will hit stores sometime in late 2010.
Wednesday: October 28, 2009
- Ars Technica gets some hands-on time with New Super Mario Brothers Wii.
It's simple to pick up and play, meaning this is a game for Mario fans as well as their children. Or their wives and fathers. It's going to be hard to find a demographic that won't fall in love with this game, actually... notwithstanding cynical PC gamers.
Tuesday: October 27, 2009
- Excitebike: World Rally coming to your local WiiWare on November 9th.
Relive all of the newly remade eight bit splendor that was once Excitebike for your classic Nintendo Entertainment System. There is a very enthusiastic announcement trailer over on the source site for those interested.
- Nintendo to pull the curtain back on big-screen DSi console.
The company expects larger screens will attract elderly people who complained that the existing version is hard to look at, while leading to new applications such as reading electronic books and watching video, it said.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.
The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.
Thursday: October 22, 2009
- Next Zelda for the Nintendo Wii to include more body shaking activities.
I was secretly hoping they would announce less of this stuff in a new Zelda game. The gameplay mechanics for the last Wii Zelda game got stale really fast. Also, please don't make me go on another elaborate fishing mission again.
Wednesday: October 21, 2009
- Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.
Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.
Friday: October 16, 2009
- Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.
New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag. Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.
Thursday: October 15, 2009
- Nintendo still doing quite well selling copies of Wii Fit and Wii Play.
The game beats out the second-place title, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, by nearly 3 million units. Also revealed was that the exercise-encouraging Wii Fit is bearing down on San Andreas, with 7.9 million units to the latter's 8.25 million...
Wednesday: October 14, 2009
- World of Goo on sale for a limited time for whatever price you want it at.
2DBoy pulls a Radiohead and lets you pay whatever you want for the game. I've never actually played World of Goo but this little promotion might persuade me to give it a whirl.
- Ars Technica reviews Brutal Legend, calls it heartbreaking near-miss.
That's a shame, I was really rooting for this game. The demo was thoroughly fun to play from start to finish but apparently some of that gameplay was the best it had to offer.
Tuesday: October 13, 2009
- Season Two of Sam & Max (aka Beyond Time and Space) to hit XBLA this Wednesday.
1600 MS points will get you five episodes of some good ol' point and click adventure gaming. I've heard good things about Season Two although I still haven't quite finished Season One.
Friday: October 9, 2009
- Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.
playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...
Thursday: October 8, 2009
- IGN leaks out news that Rock Band is heading over to the iPhone.
IGN has apparently gotten some hands-on time with it as well. Anybody remember Phase for the original iPod?