Archive for June, 2010
Apple iPad among a host of other features also features gaming on the large screen. It promises to offer the best portable gaming experience that any portable console has to offer. And it has already made sure this is possible with a large screen and a 1 GHz A4 processor which provides all the hardware necessary for a good gamer to enjoy a responsive game.
The best part about his gadget is that it can run all the games developed for Iphone and games for this console are already found on the apple app store, since this console has the same operating system as the mobile phone and the iTouch.. It provides a refined improvement in speed, graphics and better response. It offers the largest screen at 9.7 inches which is bigger than the PSP and the Nintendo DS, giving a better view of the game’s graphics. The availability of a gyroscope and a responsive touch screen means a gaming experience like no other.
But the question remains is if game developers trust the gaming feature of this iPad and start developing games for this platform or if the hard core gamers will like the button less gaming of this console.
The E3 event saw the official release of motion control system from Microsoft called Kinect for Xbox 360. The motion gaming controller was previously named as project Natal and has some unique features that are not found in Sony Move or the Nintendo Wii.
Microsoft Kinect is designed as a separate stand and sits between the television and you. The gamer does not require to be holding any controller in his or her hand. It can sense 3D depth sensors by the use of dual RGB cameras and has speech recognition through the multi array microphone. It has a motorized tilt base that can follow a user while video chatting and provide constant video chatting functionalities. This controller can also allow the user to control television channels and other such remote controlling of on demand ESPN content. Many games have been announced that will support this motion controller many of which are developed in house and some which are developed by third party developers. Microsoft is targeting the hardcore gaming market with this controller instead of targeting the casual gamers in the complete family.
Microsoft Kinect will be directly pitted against Sony’s Move motion controllers and only the console fans will judge each controllers success.
The New Xbox 360 has been revealed at the E3 conference. It will be the successor to the original Xbox 360.
This unit is slimmer and more sexier looking than its older version. It comes with many additional features. It has an inbuilt 802.11n Wi-Fi nad requires no additional attachments. There are ports for an HDMI connection, Ethernet connection, a special port for the Xbox Kinetic and 5 USB ports. It is rumored that the central processor and the graphics processor have been joined together and the whole console is quieter then the older one. It has just one fan instead of the two that its older version had and helps in bringing down the system noise considerably. The hard drive is replaceable and it a gigantic 250GB’s. This Xbox will come in only a black version and not white as the older generation of Xbox 360’s and has a glossy black outer case. In comparison to the PS3 slim is just a little shorter and the other dimensions are not much different. The dreaded red light of dead is no more.
The recently concluded E3 conference in Los Angeles saw the release of motion gaming controllers from Sony and Microsoft. Of these the Sony move has an obvious advantage above the Microsoft Natal is the higher degree of control and sensitivity with 6 dimensional control.
The Sony move is a Wii style peripheral with3 separate pieces. The main controller is a hand mic type of controller with a glowing orb. This main controller also requires the PS eye which is required to monitor the movement of the main controller. Then there is the navigation Controller which will not be required for normal gaming, but will be useful for the more hardcore games such as SOCOM 4 and Archers as showed in the demos at the Sony booth. The packages will be shortly released in the form of bundles along with the games that are specifically designed for these games. The charge hub is needed to be purchased separately. A single PS3 console can handle up to 2 sets of Move pair controllers.
There is a huge number of games that are announced to be releasing that are compatible with these controllers from first parties and third parties alike with all the major game developers chipping in with a title of their own.
For all you eager Nintendo fans out there, there is a god news coming from the Nintendo handheld console department that the next generation Nintendo hand held’s design has been finalized and its going to be a trend setter like the older generations of Nintendo consoles. This rumored Nintendo is supposed to have a 3D camera, dual screens one of which will be a 3 dimensional screen, a tilt sensor and will be quite much more powerful than the previous generation handheld. This news came from the sources that are part of the latest Nintendo development kit.
The new Nintendo will have the same older clam shell design of the Nintendo DS. But the newer Nintendo will have a larger screen with pop up 3D capabilities. This handset will be capable of playing the older games of the Nintendo DS. The prototype consoles of the new Nintendo 3DS have been produced and have impressed almost everyone who has seen it like the E3 boss who found the device “Cool”. If this is the effect on a person who does not play games, imagine the kind of spell it will have on die hard Nintendo fans.
Samsung has come up with a high end home theater system i.e. the Samsung HT-C6500 Home Theater. This home theater features a 1000 watts surround sound form 5.2 speakers. It has built in Wi-Fi connectivity that helps in streaming online content and to allow synching with other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
It is an ergonomic and stylish piece of hardware that can fit anywhere with two foot tall speakers and two satellites and a subwoofer. This home theater system has dual HDMI inputs which is double that of what is found in other home theater systems in the market. It features a Xbox kind of DLNA devise which makes using a breeze. Like all the other Samsung home theater systems, this home theater also supports applications like Net-flix, Pandora and Skype. The connectivity is very simple with the built in Wi-Fi and streaming is quite simple with all the additional features. Over all it is a well rounded system that offers good value for money at $600 dollars. But it does not go too far in stretching one quality but does well in all aspects and deserves and accolade for that and a place in your living room.
The latest sequel in the rock band series is in the lines of its predecessors with the high intensity musical game continuing its foray into the musical real. This time the number of buttons on the guitar has been jumped up to 150 buttons and it’s become more complicated than ever. And a complete band has about seven instruments which include two guitars, three vocalists and a drummer and one keyboard.
The problems associated with the previous games have been brushed and the edges have been smoothened to bring more improvements in the game play. They have almost succeeded in making the ultimate music game as the game developers announced at the pre E3 press.
The attention to detail is spell binding here and that is what makes this game better than any other music game in the market. The various little features like the band being shown in the back ground of the menu and going around tuning their equipments is one feature that makes the game better. The game has a single career mode and a band career mode. The multiplayer game is also quite interesting with the feature of setting the time limit of each multiplayer game as much as you like. The number of sings in the library has been increased with a new rating system for each song based on the genre.
After months of speculation and leaks of iPhone prototype, the Apple incarnation has been released to the world. It is exactly what everyone expected it to look like, thanks to the leaked handsets but the internals are something everyone is talking about. 0
It looks better than the last generation of iPhone and is much slimmer than the old versions. The iPhone 4 has dual cameras. A front facing VGA camera for face to face calling and a back end 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash with HD video recording capabilities. The phone is actually better looking than the older generation of iPhone. The best part about this phone is the high definition screen that is 4X the resolution in both directions of the previous screen, but stays the same size as the previous generation handsets. It has a 800:1 contrast with an IPS display. The processor is the iPad A4 processor. The phone now supports 802.11n wi-fi support. It is going to support video calling with the FaceTime application. You can edit captured movies with iMovie app that will cost about $5.
It is going to come out is usual 16GB and 32Gb capacities and wil be available through AT&T this month
So what are high end geeks with loads and loads of cash spending their money on besides memorabilia of star wars and for buying stuff on ebay that makes no sense at all. They have something more tospend their comfort earned money on. These are for accompanying them on their official night outs between social people. These are novelty cufflinks that can double up as 4 GB USB flash drives. These can be of pretty use when going out on dinner parties and you suddenly require your USB drives for some particular reason.
These are available in gold, silver and gunmetal finishes and can be engraved with whatever the geek heart desires. They come at a cost of 195 dollars a pair and are worth to you if you keep top secret documents on you at all times and need to protect then with your dear life.
If you are the proud owner of an Android phone, then the reason to feel proud just went up higher. What if you could combine the two best features of an phone and a popular gaming console together? Yeah you get an android that plays the Playstation games.
Popular modder ZodTTD has created an emulator for android operating system which lets one enjoy the PS games on the convenient screen of the phone. ZodTTD is of the Iphone jailbreaking fame who has also created emulators for SNES, N64, Genesis, Playstation and a VLC player for Iphone. But for the first time he is venturing in to the android scene and couldn’t have made a better entry with this swanky emulator.
ShaDenSu of Digital-Disbeleiver was impressed and praised to code to be very stable and ready for release. The emulator required some high configurations and is already running faster on a Nexus one than iPhone. Hence a Cortex A8 processor or a Snapdragon processor is required for enjoying the game at optimum speed.