Friday, 27th January 2012
We already have a few official Atari accessories for iOS devices, including the Atari Arcade “duo powered” joystick designed specifically for iPad. Today we bring you a one of a kind Atari accessory for iPhone that you’ll wish you would have purchased first.
Technabob points us to a custom iPhone speaker dock made out of an old Atari 2600 console. The item recently sold on Etsy, a website dedicated to selling handmade and one of a kind goods, with a price tag of $100 USD. Keep Reading
The 99 cent app is available now for both iPad and iPhone and promises to be a faithful port with 8-bit graphics and sounds for a look and feel almost identical to the original game.
You’re cruising in your new supercar on a little-used, dead-straight rural road when suddenly a zombified donkey Keep Reading
There are times when even one of the greatest and most influential artists in a particular medium can say stupid sh*t — and Frank Miller has arguably been no exception. Yet it’s worth noting that Frank Miller is arguably the biggest force outside Alan Moore to revolutionize Batman, particularly since Christopher Nolan’s soon-to-be-completed/and much lauded Dark Knight Trilogy wouldn’t even exist without them.
‘Twas only yesterday that Christian Bale himself came out and admitted that it was Miller’s Year One that inspired his performance in The Dark Knight Rises, and was also the only comic book he pretty much ever gave a damn about: Keep Reading
Following the release of Apple’s 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report earlier this month, several reports are starting to come out backing up claims of poor working conditions within the company’s supply chain in China.
One fascinating report from The New York Times detailing exactly why Apple builds its products in government subsidized factories in China (and exposing working conditions in the process) has been getting a ton of attention. So much that Apple CEO Tim Cook has now responded to the reports saying he’s “outraged” and issuing a long email to Apple employees Keep Reading
In case you hadn’t heard, Netflix had plans to jump on board the video game rental train last year, right alongside the Qwikster plan. Netflix had plans to offer games for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii.
Fresh on the heels of PIPA and SOPA comes ACTA, yet another in a line of four letter acronyms that basically means artists and writers of all kinds will again be getting screwed by enforcing Amendment-violating regulations.
The acronym in question stands for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which has already drawn opposition in Poland by attracting hundreds of demonstrators (it doesn’t help that Prime Minister Donald Tusk signed the agreement in Tokyo this week) and a no-confidence vote in Parliament. Keep Reading
A new feature being developed by Microsoft is stirring up a bit of controversy, not necessarily for its ability to help you avoid dangerous parts of town, but mainly for its nickname — “Avoid Ghetto”.
According to NPR, the technology is actually part of Microsoft’s “Pedestrian Route Production” patent, which would allow a user to receive the safest route possible to any given desitination based on violent crime statistics.
The idea sounds harmless enough — to help citizens, specifically those travelling by foot, to avoid dangerous areas. However Keep Reading
It appears MegaUpload’s users aren’t ready to just back down to the feds with new reports claiming international pirate organizations are planning on suing the FBI on behalf of users over files that have been lost due to the shutdown.
If you’ve been following along with the MegaUpload case, you’d know that many of the company’s execs are now awaiting trial on charges of piracy, racketeering, and money laundering following the feds shutting down the massively popular file-sharing site Keep Reading
You’d think he should be able to go wherever he wants, being a Sith lord and everything, but apparently every stormtrooper on the Death Star just came from a celebratory kegger (maybe it’s finally fully operational), as this phone commercial shows Vader waiting to use the can with his own troops.
Yes, you heard right — this is actually an ad for the new Korean cell phone mobile carrier company called Olleh.The product being touted is known as the Olleh lte ‘Warp’, which explains the random scenes in which Vader and his troops warp to get where they need to go. Keep Reading
A report from Kotaku today claimed Microsoft will upgrade its disc drive in the next-gen Xbox (720?) from its standard DVD drive to a Blu-Ray drive similar to the one in Sony’s PS3.
The report cites various “reliable” industry sources, and also claimed Microsoft was planning on creating a method of preventing used games from running on the next-gen console. Keep Reading
Earlier we told you about Blizzard’s upcoming 2012 Battle.net World Championships for StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena players, but today we bring you another way to get in on Blizzard and WoW history– this time for a charitable cause.
Blizzard has announced (via Mashable) it will be selling 2000 retired HP p-Class server blades with 100% of the proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each server blade will be marked with a WoW logo as well as the name of the realm it used to help host Keep Reading
Life isn’t perfect, sometimes you have to get up to turn on the TV, when your remote is hard to find or beyond a remote distance away. Who can forget those other inconvenient situations, like waking up before noon or having to go outside?
But is there anything more burdensome, any act more obstructive to pursuing our free liberties than having to put down a controller, so that we can pick up a hot-pocket? For you consumers of the lean pocket, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about…you’re on the treadmill or busy buying overpriced Under Armour garments that will cause more discomfort than your first suit. Keep Reading
According to the Richmond Register, several Richmond, Kentucky-area criminal investigations are on suspension, following a decision by the Supreme Court that GPS tracking of suspected criminals is illegal without a court-issued warrant.
The decision follows numerous cases in which Kentucky Drug Task Force officers attached GPS devices to the cars of several known/suspected drug dealers without court authorization. The deciding case, Antoine Jones vs. The United States, came before the Court as a result of continued and unwarranted tracking of Jones, a suspected cocaine trafficker. Keep Reading
No matter what style and era of mobile gaming you enjoy most, there’s likely a half decent port available or soon to be available on the App Store or Android Market. Atari and arcade game makers are quickly re-releasing all of their classic titles, while Sega titles like Sonic and third-party Nintendo games from SNES to Gameboy are also being ported to the popular mobile platforms.
Rather than reminiscing with some retro console titles, take a second today to remember what the best mobile games once looked like on cellphones. Remember Snake? Keep Reading
What started with the legen- (wait for it) -dary survival horror Biohazard aka Resident Evil 1 has morphed into a series of 22 cross-platform, cross-genre games that have collectively been sold 46 million times! Oh, and the franchise now also covers comic books, novels, collectible merchandise, and movies (live action and CGI). Keep Reading
If you’re remotely familiar with any of Stevie D’s role in the nerdcore band Illbotz, you’ll probably be interested in knowing that he’s united with rising nerdcore legends Beefy and Adam WarRock to create a new Supergroup: The Best Damn F*ckin Rappers in the Universe.
Fans of the above should know that the single for D’s The Best Damn F*ckin’ Rappers in the Universe dropped today. Packed with nerdcore similar in flavor to the Illbotz’ best and greatest work, the new release comes hot on the heels of recent accolades heaped upon contributors Beefy and Warrock. The artwork, provided by renowned comic book artist Rusty Shackles, Keep Reading
You might be familiar with the ‘Blizzard Cup’ events from recent years where Starcraft players battled it out in a tournament organized by Blizzard in conjunction with online sports organizations like World Cyber Games, GSL, and MLG.
In 2012 Blizzard seems to be taking it a step further, announcing on its blog today that it will be hosting its own “Battle.net World Championship” for World of Warcraft Arena and StarCraft II players. Keep Reading
When the superhero blockbusters come pouring out of the cinemas, usually what we have to deal with are crummy fast food chain tie-ins and/or products that invariably end up at Target. It seems only fitting, however, that in anticipation of Joss Whedon’s latest they’d release something so quirky, so weird, so awesome in its originality, so…Joss Whedon-y.
Hyperkin dropped its SNES handheld console last year to get us in the mood for portable remakes of retro consoles, and now SNK Playmore is getting to drop a new Neo Geo handheld preloaded with 20 classic games on its 2GB of onboard storage.
The device has a 4.3-inch display, SD card slot, original stick from the NEO Geo console pad, four game buttons, and two shoulder buttons. Japanese language blog Famicom-Plaza got its hands on the device (via andriasang) and also provided a list of twenty classic titles (below) that will come with the console including a couple notables: Metal Slug, King of Fighters ’94. and Fatal Fury. Keep Reading
While noting “regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies”, yesterday Google announced it would be completely revamping its own by taking over 60 from various Google services and creating a new, single policy for all users. The approach reflects Google’s recent attempts to integrate its biggest products into a single, cohesive experience.