Is it just me or has the History Channel gotten kind of bloody? Every time I turn it on there are either some tanks rolling by, some new demonstration of vintage Smith and Wesson firearms, or that R. Lee Ermey guy yelling at the camera. Clearly, the cable network's been trying to distance itself from its reputation for snoozeworthy documentaries that detail every UFO sighting of the 1960s or the postal correspondence between Paul Revere and his horse. But they may have gone a little too far with the new season of "Shootout!", which makes an over-the-top … Read more
Nintendo put its portable game devices on a diet awhile back, and it paid off: The slimmer, sleeker DS Lite would make Jenny Craig proud. And like any svelt body, it deserves to be shown off in profile--as in this "Dragon Charging Stand." The Dragon, which looks more like a credit card slot than a power dock, accentuates the DS Lite's trim physique even further with a glowing red light around its edges. Alas, the stand is more about appearance than substance as Ubergizmo points out, for it doesn't indicate when the DS Lite is fully … Read more
If you jump on over to NewEgg.com this morning, you'll find a new desktop PC chassis for sale. The Falcon Northwest FragBox case runs nearly $300 ($289.99, to be exact), but for that price, you get a small form-factor case with the spec standards of premiere, high-end PCs. Falcon has sold its Northwest FragBox directly from its Web site. According to the press release issued this morning, however, the act of unleashing the item on NewEgg was less at-odds with Falcon's own custom-PC business.
The case doesn't come with a power supply, and you have … Read more
If you don't have kids, this might seem like a waste of money. But many of us at Crave are the bearers of rug rats who, like most others of their ilk, would like nothing better than to watch TV or play video games until their eyeballs melt.
So we'll be giving serious consideration to purchasing the Bob, a time management device designed to help keep your offspring from contributing to the swelling ranks of childhood obesity. Many TV sets already have a sleep timer that will shut it off at a designated hour, but it's usually … Read more
According to a notice on its site, the import game company Lik-Sang has gone out of business. The reason? It was sued into oblivion by Sony, apparently. Sony brought lawsuits against the company for infringing Sony's "trademarks, copyright and registered design rights by selling Sony PSP consoles from Asia to European customers." This comes shortly after Sony's controversial announcement that they'll use all legal means available to them to prevent the import of PS3s to Europe.
Before it closed down, Lik-Sang was one of the top online stores for importing Japanese games and gaming consoles. … Read more
This VGA device is designed to make your life simpler--that is, if your definition of simplicity involves playing console games, using your computer, and watching TV or DVDs all at the same time. The Logic 3 Super VGA Box allows you to do all of the above on your computer screen, complete with a remote control, without changing any plugs. We assume that the manufacturer takes no responsibility for any afflictions resulting from prolonged use of the device.
In a controlled environment, shooting things can be kind of fun. After all, I had an awesome time a few weeks ago trying to learn the ropes of Big Buck Hunter Pro. (Emphasis on "trying.") Clay shooting is great, too. And the one time I went paintballing, I enjoyed it quite a bit despite the fact that I was quickly disqualified for accidentally shooting some kid in the ear.
Game visionaries, have you ever imagined a title in which superhuman feats are rewarded with lower blood pressure? Or one in which tossing a pack of virtual cigarettes lands players more loot? This could be your lucky day.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a nationwide contest to promote the development of computer and video games that improve people's health. The Games for Health Competition will dole out three prizes totaling $30,000--one for a working prototype and two for storyboard/design treatments.
Are you "frightfully frazzled," "utterly overwrought," "catatonic," or only "somewhat strained"?
The Oracle Stress-o-meter from Lagoon Games will tell you. The device measures your "stress vibrations" when you place two fingers on the "sensor."
Think of it as the latest Magic 8-ball, as seen hacked here.
(Photo: Lagoon Games)
Yes, someday there will be a larger capacity hard drive for the XBox 360. But if you got your hopes up that it was coming soon, those hopes might now be dashed.
It appears that image of the 100GB hard drive accessory on Engadget is a fake--at least that's what Engadget-rival Gizmodo has reported. Naturally, if we hear differently, we'll update you. But for now, all bets are off the new drive. Damn, it hurts.