Replay Games announced today they’ve acquired the rights to Leisure Suit Larry. What this means for you is an HD remake of the original sex fueled 1987 series slated to land on iOS, Android, and just about every other platform you can think of in early 2012.
Don’t expect a unfaithful remake that abandons the original game’s spirit, as Replay Games CEO Paul Trowe has enlisted Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe to help oversee the project.
“I’m overjoyed to see Larry released from his digital dungeon after all this time Keep Reading
While a lot of the apps currently available in the Android Market have PC compatible counterparts, many do not. This is why we were intrigued to learn about BlueStacks App Player, a Windows PC app that allows you to install and run Android apps.
After installing BlueStacks (which just entered Alpha), you will have access to ten pre-installed apps right away including Pulse, Bloomberg News, Drag Racing, Bubble Buster, and a similarly underwhelming handful of other apps. The good news is you can install up to 26 others and even sync currently installed apps from your Android device of choice. Keep Reading
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Kreayshawn reportedly had nothing to do with the game, until she saw it and re-blogged the hell out of it on her Tumblr.
For those of you who don’t feel like playing the video game, it takes you into four worlds: the beach, the mall, the pier, and the club, otherwise known as the trashiest places in LA. The game doesn’t pretend to have good graphics, or really much else…you just run around with a gun and try to ignore the fact Keep Reading
The population of the United States is growing at a rate of 1.54 percent, but that’s nothing compared to the growth in the GAMING population. Between gamers age 2 to 17, the number has grown 12 percent.
91 percent of kids or approximately 64 million kids ages 2-17 are gaming in the U.S., an increase of 9 points compared to 2009. The study doesn’t spell out what “gaming” entails, whether it means an hour or two a day, or 20 to 200 hours spent gaming per week, but what it does show is that video games have all but taken a presence in every kids life.
Here at the Jace Hall Show we know how passionate gamers can be about the things they love, especially when it comes to epic minecraft tributes. In the midst of the passing of one of the computer industry’s greatest pioneers, the outpouring of remembrance from gamers has been just as heartwarming as the tributes from the core Apple community.
Using what they know best, several dedicated Minecraft players have created some pretty stunning tributes to Steve Jobs. The most emotional (below) of the dedications (courtesy of KickAssTechnology) doesn’t actually show the group putting it together, but definitely hits the mark ending with Jobs’ famous quote, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”. Keep Reading
Playing Pokemon means you’re being controlled by the devil? That’s what this guy would have you believe. And who are we to disagree? This gentle-person truly believes that the most widely-recognized anime in the world, Pokemon — along with Minecraft, MagicQuest, and of course Guitar Hero — are the work of the devil.
No, it’s not a 1950s PSA, but merely the (unintentionally) hilarious creation of Christian TV network evangelicals who’ve sullied the name of a perfectly good Alan Moore graphic novel by righteously calling themselves “Watchmen.” Keep Reading
Before you panic, it might be best to take such news in stride as something that could POSSIBLY happen. Yes, the brains behind Toy Story, as well as Cheaper By the Dozen, Daddy Day Care, and Evan Almighty are supposedly collaborating on a movie (likely CGI) that will presumably follow the adventures of uh, rival farmers, vying for rural domination…
Says writer Joel Cohen (not the Lebowski guy): “We will continue writing movies. We are also working on several new and very exciting opportunities. We’re in conversations with (Farmville creator) Zynga to do something with one of their brands. Can’t really say too much on that front yet, but ‘Old MacDonald’ didn’t have a factory, if you get our drift.” Keep Reading
It’s been almost a week since Apple unveiled the voice-controlled Siri personal assistant feature as an exclusive to the new iPhone 4S, and we already have a video mocking it. Why bother? Out of excitement for the iPhone 4S and Portal 2 DLC, of course.
The video below made by Jeff Heimbuch shows the latest Apple ad overdubbed with a voiceover sounding a lot like GLaDOS from Portal. The voice isn’t perfect, as it was made using a number of computer programs and not 100% accurate to the original, but it sounds close enough to complete the effect. Keep Reading
Even though it’s not available til early next year, Gotham City Imposters looks like a rib-cracking, hemorrhage-inducing good-time, if only because how dedicated these ‘ordinary’ citizens of Gotham are to stepping into the shoes of their prime-time idols.
If you remember the opening scenes of The Dark Knight, when Batman had to deal with 5 or 6 guys who were impersonating him — well, it’s a bit like that, only now you’ve got a bunch of loonies who like to dress like the Joker and really make the Clown Prince of Crime look like that sissy 60′s villain Egghead Keep Reading
As if there’s anything else to say, this video already says enough. If this video didn’t bring you to tears you either are using your XBOX/PS3 solely for Netflix, or you simply have problems with your tear ducts.
How many characters can they combine into one epic video? Snake makes an epic appearance as does practically everyone else in the PS3 universe (no sign of Commander Shepard or Nico, however).
It’s the proverbial salute to the gamer, for making the characters come to life…picking up the torch handed to us by the developer and proving why video games are special. Because we make them into our own, unique experiences. Keep Reading
Meet Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. He’s considered the first real professional video gamer, so much so that he’s acquired over $500,000 in competitions over the past 12 years, particularly in survival/1st-person shooter games like Quake and Doom. He’s even managed to hold his own in terms of Rock Band.
But with the arrival of the new Rocksmith game, which allows budding rock stars to plug in a real electric guitar and play along with some of their favorite tunes, Jonathan has a new sort of challenge to deal with.
“I’ve played (guitar) a little bit in college, but other than that, I kinda dropped it, and haven’t played it since then,” remarks Jonathan. “The chance to play with a real guitar was pretty exciting.”
Looking for that perfect piece to tie the room together? Here are some excellent choices, especially if your going for a Nintendo themed universe and/or like vintage video game items (yes, that’s a thing now).
The latest in a long line of old-school, NES-inspired furniture, Handyman Jonathan Mills built his own Super Mario side table, a classic pixel-by-pixel recreation of the original 8-bit plumber, complete with question cube underneath him.
There’s also this giant Nintendo controller, built by fanatic Reddit user Cybergern, which not only acts as a handy coffee table for a mere $800 or so and which actually works. Equipped with plenty of storage space for your NES games, the ‘table’ also works as a big-ass controller. Keep Reading
For all of you that felt the 3DS had flopped, Nintendo has found another way to take advantage of its 3D capabilities. Nintendo announced that they have joined forces with top entertainment companies to provide 3D videos for the portable Nintendo 3DS system. Dreamworks will release two exclusive “Hollywood Themed Animated Shorts” for the DS this month.
The first video is available today and features characters from the studio’s 2009 release Monsters vs. Aliens. . The second animated video features the three little German Keep Reading
This according to William Bennett, who was Secretary of Education under Reagan and who this week wrote an op-ed piece for CNN titled “Why Men Are in Trouble.” In it, Bennett lectures men on their masculinity (or lack thereof) and points to video games as a prime factor. Among his chief lamentations: in 1970, men earned 60% of all college degrees. As of 4 years ago, it was down to 43%.
Bennett goes on to cite male unemployment as a reason women are beating their asses economically. “In 1950,” he writes, “5% of men at the prime working age were unemployed. As of last year, 20% were not working, the highest ever recorded.” Keep Reading
Between the 46 year-old English dad beating up his online taunter over Call of Duty, and the EMA winning its case against the State of California over “gaming nasties”, the theme of violence and video games are proving quite a toxic mix this week.
And now one of the men convicted in the gruesome X-Box murders back in 2004 wants another shot at freedom.
On August 6th of that year, 4 Deltona, Florida men broke into an apartment and brutally bludgeoned 7 people inside to death. Cops found out through lengthy Keep Reading
The Germans call it “Schadenfreude”, which means “pleasure experienced at the misfortune of others.” And because the EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association) not only won its huge case against Brown (aka Schwarzenegger) — who unsuccessfully sought with parents to ban the sale of violent video games from stores (hypocritical maybe just a little tiny bit?) — but this also week asked that CA cover the cost, it’s hard not to give a gleeful little cackle.
Epic Games took the stage with Apple execs today at the iPhone 4S unveiling to show off some of the device’s upgraded graphics and processing power with their latest game, Infinity Blade 2.
“Infinity Blade allowed us to demonstrate the true potential of triple-A handheld gaming by delivering mind-blowing graphics and awesome gameplay to millions of mobile users,” said Donald Mustard, creative director at ChAIR Entertainment.
For those of you that are 1337 fans of the Jace Hall Show, we don’t need to remind you how epic today is. For those of you who need a friendly reminder, today is the release of Rage, the culmination of years of work at id software, the legendary game development studio responsible for Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake. id software arguably invented the first person shooter, but the new offering evolves different genres into the gaming mix — its part racer, part role playing, fully amazing.
For those of you who remember episode 17, you got a first hand look at what Rage was capable of. Here’s a fresh reminder of what the game includes Keep Reading
The latest Hugh Jackman vehicle, Reel Steel, tells the story of a curmudgeonly a-hole father trying to redeem himself by training an underdog robot boxer to kick ass. Yep…another “feel good story”…
The 80 million dollar film, financed by producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, is less than a week away from its release, yet already garnering mixed reviews. Most of the haters so far are blasting its pretentious feel-good Transformers-meets-Rocky Hollywood vibe (is that really a bad thing?)
Nobody really cares about Pac Man anymore. He doesn’t pack a Portal Gun or Dragon Sword, hunt down Arkham’s escaped inmates, or raid any tombs, or even just shoot anything really. He’s just round and yellow and his personality kind of sucks. And despite all the cartoons, cereals, and different random pop culture incarnationsthat arose far after his heyday, he’s sort of faded.
But the trouble that a group of friends went to for Pac Man The Musical: A Pacapella Song will hopefully reinvigorate your love of the little yellow guy. The group, Random Encounters is back, and making Pac Man into something special again. Keep Reading