Buffy the Vampire Slayer Burnout 3: Takedown (support updated) Conker: Live and Reloaded Dead or Alive Ultimate Destroy All Humans! Dynasty Warriors 4 Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick Ex Chaser (Japan only) Family Guy Far Cry: Instincts Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy I-Ninja The Incredibles Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Mortal Kombat: Armageddon MotoGP Muzzle Flash (Japan only) MX Unleashed Open Season Pariah Plus Plumb … Read more
OK, you can at least pretend to have a racing system--and probably be a lot more comfortable--while continuing to do your work in a "Rally Office Chair" that sports a "genuine 'Cobra' seat" mounted on a swivel base for around $300 or $400. Depending on your price range, you can choose either geniune leather or "'leather look' vinyl." That's one classy ride.
Growing up in the mid-Atlantic, I was subjected to watching more than a handful of squash matches back in high school. No offense to anyone who's an avid squash fan, but it's not always the most interesting sport to watch. You take people, and racquets, and balls, and a wall. There are a lot of smacking noises. Yawn.
But this is a little different. The creators of "Laser Squash" took the basic concept of squash and turned it into something that seems like it came out of a military training exercise in Ender's Game. Beams … Read more
If you've played Persuasive Games' past titles such as Bacteria Salad, Oil God, or Airport Security, chances are you'll get the idea behind its latest Flash diversion, Xtreme Xmas Shopping. On the surface, you play a shopper with a demanding wish list to satisfy. If an item on your list runs out of stock before you can purchase it, you lose, presumably having ruined Christmas. As with most of Persuasive Games' titles, though, Xtreme Xmas Shopping attempts to engage players in thinking about a broader social issue--in this case, rabid holiday consumerism--in a participatory kind of way.
While … Read more
This is simply sad. Alliwantforxmasisapsp.com is one of the most transparent and pathetic examples of viral marketing the Internet has seen, and that's being nice about it. This thinly veiled commercial in the form of a blog chronicles two target-demographic hipster tweens named "Charlie" and "Jeremy" in their quest to get a PSP for Christmas. In reality, the site is a blatant and cringe-worthy ploy developed by Zipatoni, a marketing company that seems to be experiencing a dearth of actual talent.
With all the style of a sitcom dad trying to seem cool to … Read more
Attention, cheapskates: So you refuse to pony up a measly $300,000 for the "Morphis ESP" simulator we told you about. And you call yourself a gamer?
If you absolutely must go bargain-basement, Uncrate says there's a twin-unit "Ford Racing Arcade Game" selling for just $19,000 on Amazon. It doesn't seat eight as the Morphis does, but these machines do have "force-feedback wheels, driving pedals and authentic racing seats."
Most important, if you're a Ford buff, are the legendary cars featured in the game: a '68 Mustang GT, '66 Thunderbird … Read more
We've seen simulators in all shapes and sizes, from racing systems to cockpits that control unmanned aircraft. But nothing compares with this "Morphis ESP" personal motion simulator that seats eight people from, of all places, FAO Schwarz.
Luxurylaunches says the simulator comes with aviation-quality motion, a library of 3D adventures on CD-ROMs and a customizable exterior to "relive the thrills that you used to seek at the amusement parks." We don't know about you, but whatever thrills we experienced didn't come anywhere near the $300,000 this thing costs. That's right, $300,… Read more
In the movie industry, there is a prevalence of rehashed sure-fire "hits" churned out by studios. The same goes for video games these days. Almost no one wants to take big risks when you need up to three years to develop a video game, which is why there are so many II and IIIs.
But in the movie industry, cheaper high-end camcorders and better video-sharing sites have also boosted the capability and exposure of indie filmmakers everywhere. Now the same may become possible for indie video game developers.
If you're an "America's Next Top Model" watcher who can't get enough of the CW network reality show, you might be interested in this. Thanks to a new tie-in, you can play your own version of the game on your cell phone. It's a product of CBS Interactive, the new-media wing of CW co-parent CBS; and Hong Kong-based avatar and mobile-game company Artificial Life--yes, the creator of the V-Girl cell phone girlfriends. (Artificial Life also created the far awesomer V-Penguins.)
But the "ANTM" collaboration doesn't seem to be a virtual-girlfriend … Read more
Now that smoking is out and gadgets are in, the car lighter has evolved into a different kind of lifeline. But what if you don't have a car?
The TripleCharger can power mobile phones, PDAs, personal media devices and portable gaming consoles from a car, wall outlet or batteries. You do need a converter head for each type of device you want it to charge. There is a small USB connector for an iPod or DS Lite, for example, and other heads for various phone models, but they are not that pricey.
The TripleCharger Bundle from ElectronicMetro for $20 … Read more