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With Computex 2010 behind us, gamers in particular now have something to get excited about. E3 is just around the corner, set to kick off at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15 through 17.
With this, game developers have been rushing to get current projects polished off enough to impress the crowds with pre-release demos of their next big hits. This means trailers and teasers are starting to show up on the web now, too.
Below in order are some fresh trailers for a few blockbuster titles many are holding out for; Crysis 2, F.E.A.R. 3 and Red Faction 4 :-
Way back in 2008 Sony got a lot of us excited when it started to talk about the PlayTV add on for the PS3. The device let you turn the PS3 in to a DVR and watch over the air programs. The big catch was that the device landed in Europe but never came to the US.
Kotaku reports that Sony is now at work on the PlayTV and is working on a new PlayTV 2 according to a Sony producer at Cambridge Studio. There are no details on the PlayTV 2 system to share at this time.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - White Nintendo Wii Console for $149.99!.
Offer: Get a white Nintendo Wii console including Wii Sports and remote for $149.99 from Best Buy.
Microsoft's motion control system called Project Natal has been known about for a long time now. The system is cool and uses a camera to see where the player is an turn that into movement on the screen.
I mentioned earlier this month that the price for Natal was rumored to be about $200. Sources have come forward and told Edge-online that the price will be more like $149.
Sony and HBO announced today that they have teamed up to offer premium HBO shows on the PlayStation network. Typically, the only way you can see these shows is to subscribe to HBO on your cable network or get the DVDs.
The new deal apparently is not exclusive and the programs offered include many of the most popular current and old programs. Shows include True Blood, Rome, Entourage, and The Sopranos. Multiple season of each show are offered.
In our first batch of pre-Computex Taipei 2010 coverage this week, we visited ASRock who had some pretty cool new stuff on display that it will show at the big Asian IT show next week. The second thing we were shown was ASRock AIWI.
A few days ago Google added a PACMAN game to its front page with the Google logo embedded inside the game. It quickly gained rapid recognition and popularity online. Heck, most of the staff here at TweakTown even sat on the Google search page for once not searching, but playing the great game.
Google added PAC-MAN as its logo on the 30th anniversary of the game and due to huge popularity, the search engine giant has decided to keep it up online permanently.
Google said in a blog post, "We've been overwhelmed - but not surprised :) - by the success of our 30th anniversary PAC-MAN doodle. Due to popular demand, we're making the game permanently available at http://www.google.com/pacman. "
I think the coaches got a sick thrill out of seeing the smaller kids get pounded by the bigger kids at dodgeball in middle school. It always seemed like someone was aiming for your nads too. Samsung has set a new world record for the largest game of dodgeball ever.
The game was certified by the Guinness World Record people with a game of two teams with 712 players total. The game had 600 dodgeballs in play. I can't imagine the carnage that the initial volley caused, talk about a target rich environment. I bet one throw took out ten geeks.
I was in elementary school in the 80's and we had Lego's in the room for playtime. We often built guns and cars with them and fought over the wheels and little men. The 80's were also the heyday for arcade gaming like Pac-Man.
Some geeks at Big Ben Bricks have put two of my favorite things from the 80's into one device, and it actually works. The contraption is a video game cabinet that is made from Lego blocks and it actually plays 80's arcade games like Donkey Kong.
The cabinet has a Jamma 48-1 board inside letting it play all kinds of arcade classics like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and more. I doubt it would stand up to an irritated player bashing the buttons.
Steam has been around on the PC for a long time now. The service was both loved and hated by many, but the cool factor of being able to download new games was undeniable. Even if it took way longer to download than it would take to drive to the store and buy frequently.
Steam has recently landed on the Mac and the service has new cross-platform multiple player titles. Steam is announcing that new cross platform titles that include Killing Floor, Altitude, and Madballs in Babo: Invasion.
In celebration, Steam is offering Mac gamers Killing Floor at 33% off for a limited time and Altitude is heading for a free weekend promotion with the game 50% off regular price. More Mac titles are set to hit Steam next week.