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
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.
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
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
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
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
According to a new poll on Fox News.com, the fastest growing demographic of the video game-playing public happens to have a habit of pooping their pants and belching uncontrollably. While that may sounds like most male gamers in general, we’re actually referring to toddlers.
Based on our past coverage, it may seem like the last news outlet you want covering video games and their impact on youth is FOX News, but in a poll conducted by the NPD Group — a well-respected market research and polling group — the number of toddler video game players has jumped to nearly 20%. making it officially the fastest growing video game-playing demo in the country. Keep Reading
For your own benefit up until now we haven’t brought you the endless “Shit gamers say” videos that have inevitably littered the internet over the past weeks. We couldn’t, however, help ourselves from getting in on the conversation for the “Shit Gamer Girls Say” video posted by Machinima.
If you’ve seen any of the Shit __ say videos, there aren’t a ton of surprises here. Although, this particular video seems to, for no good reason, be getting a lot of hate from the gaming community. The comments attached to the YouTube video are a clear indication of just how welcomed female gamers are within the community online, and it certainly isn’t any better in-game on Xbox Live or elsewhere. Keep Reading
One of the biggest mobile game publishers on the market, Gameloft, is getting set to introduce a new gaming feature on smartphones that was previously unavailable — in-game voice chat over 4G on Android devices.
Gameloft made things official at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2012 this month by announcing that they would initially be partnering with Verizon to roll the service out across devices on its 4G LTE network.
We now know the first game to get in-game chat will be Ashphalt 6: Adrenaline and the feature will be rolling out to users across various Gameloft titles later this year. Keep Reading
Yesterday we announced that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) support for SOPA has spun off a new ‘League for Gamers’, aiming to give the gaming community a voice in Washington, D.C.
If you’re anticipating Mass Effect 3 like just about everybody else, you may or may not be excited to learn the latest trailer focuses mainly on the RPG’s Kinect integration.
Normally when we think of the Kinect’s motion gestures in any genre of hardcore shooter the vision of PlayStation’s Kevin Butler using his hand as a gun is the first thing that comes to mind.
Fortunately, the Kinect-enabled Mass Effect 3 Keep Reading
You may not be surprised to see “booth babes” in this BBC report from the show floor at CES 2012. However, the report doesn’t just show off the women, but instead the BBC’s Matt Danzico went to CES to find out how females working in the tech industry feel about booth babes.
The report starts out interviewing various female technology writers including Molly McHugh of Digital Trends who says “it’s sending this message of what my sex is here to do… I’d rather be learning about the products”. McHugh says the booth babes’ presence at the shows is “uncomfortable” but in her opinion not degrading. Keep Reading
If you were crushed the day you found out classic FPS Doom was pulled from Xbox Live Arcade a few months back, you’ll be happy to know the title is now once again available for download.
In case you never stuck around to get an answer as to why it was pulled, according to Joystiq “expiring rights” following Zenimax acquiring Id Software originally lead to its removal from XBLA. Zenimax promised then that Bethesda would be re-releasing the title and it looks like today that it exactly what has happened. Keep Reading
They’re dubbing themselves the “League For Gamers” and they have one goal in mind: to combat the Entertainment Sofware Administration’s (ESA) support of the controversial SOPA and PIPA acts of legislation.
For those of you not privy to the ESA, it is comprised of the biggest video game and computer software companies on the face of the planet, and perhaps most notably is responsible for owning and operating the E3 Convention.
This isn’t the first time that PC case and accessory maker Thermaltake and BMW subsidiary Designworks USA have teamed up on a new product designed specifically for gamers. The new Level 10 M gaming mouse announced by the two companies today is an unconventional design created with the pro gamer in mind. You might be familiar with the popular Level 10 PC case the companies unveiled back in 2009.
As you can see in the images, the Level 10 M mouse has a hollowed out body that Keep Reading
The Razer Project Fiona is generating some unprecedented hype for a gaming console. Much of that is due to it not being a traditional gaming console — it’s a tablet.
But it isn’t so much about the hype as it is the hi-res video we have of someone actually playing the game on ultra-high settings. Quite simply put, it looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen before (dare we say at first glance a bit awkward).
Its pros, according to several CES attendees, outweigh the cons — largely because of the sidebar controllers, eliminating the need for a touchscreen with tablet gaming Keep Reading
Following the NES controller concept for iPhone that we showed you last week, a new mod discovered by blogger Paul Rickards allows you to use an actual NES controller with your iPad over USB.
In a post over at biosrhythm, Rickards explains that the discovery was the result of an accident while using the C64 homebrew keyboard he modded to work with his iPad using Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. Rickards explains the process (via TouchArcade): Keep Reading