Tuesday: September 15, 2009
- Activision thinking of untethering Guitar Hero from the major consoles?
'I think what the untethered Guitar Hero does is it maybe equals the playing field a little bit more and gives you leverage with first parties on downloadable content and the business model,' says Kotick in the IGN piece.
Monday: September 14, 2009
- Six video games that could have benefited from including fighting.
I want to see Hetfield kicks Lars' ass, something which I'm pretty sure has happened about one billion times. ACTIVISION: PUT IT IN THE GAME.
- Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.
5. Paint both sides of the console different colors and hang it from the ceiling as a mural. - Use reinforced rope.
- LucasArts pulls the curtain back on new puzzle game.
An interesting looking puzzle/platformer coming to XBLA and PC this October. Have a look at some gameplay footage that was recently posted. It's so nice to see LucasArts churning out games that are not entirely Star Wars related.
Friday: September 11, 2009
- Toys R Us now accepting video game trade-ins nationwide.
Wow, they'll even accept trade-ins for your old Atari 2600 and Intellivion systems. So long, Pole Position!
Thursday: September 10, 2009
- Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.
This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.
Wednesday: September 9, 2009
- Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.
The game will hit stores overseas on December 17th. A version for the rest of us will be released Spring 2010.
Tuesday: September 8, 2009
- Yes, you can now emulate a Commodore 64 on your beloved iPhone.
...C64 emulator costs $4.99 and includes 5 games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and Jack Attack. Additional separately sold game packs will be coming soon.
Update: Apple has pulled the app again yet again.
- A list of the top ten video games that nobody actually bought.
Pyschonauts makes it onto a list like this yet again. It's available on XBLA for those of you looking to give it a spin. Bonus: here's a great video review from Zero Punctuation sums up everything nicely.
- A video review of the soon to be released Beatles: Rock Band game.
I'm itching to try this game out, the visuals look fantastic. Apparently my Guitar Hero World Tour controller will work just fine for this game (which is nice).
Friday: September 4, 2009
- Some video games you can play that may help you relieve some unwanted stress.
I am a huge Peggle addict, there I admitted it. The iPhone version is a joy to play.
Wednesday: September 2, 2009
- Ars Technica reviews Guitar Hero 5.
It still seems a little inappropriate that Kurt Cobain is included as a playable character. And even more so after watching this YouTube clip. Wow.
- New study discovers that playing Tetris might be good for your brain.
...the brain used less energy when it worked on familiar processing patterns. The girls who played Tetris also had a thicker cortex, meaning the game play triggered a structural change in the brain beyond the areas that became more efficient.
Tuesday: September 1, 2009
- The Internet Channel for your beloved Wii is now available for free.
Nintendo is also going to compensate those who actually purchased this channel in the past. Now, please update the version of Flash that's bundled with it so I can watch Hulu.
- Yes, Grand Theft Auto will soon be available on your beloved iPhone.
...comes as a surprise, considering that the typical content featured in a Grand Theft Auto game has clashed with Apple's policies against adult-theme material finding its way to into the App Store.