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If your only Blu-ray watching option is your PS3 (like me), and you're chomping at the bit to watch Avatar in 3D on your shiny new 3D TV, it seems your wait may just be about up. Sony announced today at the Tokyo Game Show that the 3.50 firmware update for the Playstation 3 will make the console 3D Blu-ray capable. The update is scheduled to launch on September 21st. It's only officially slated for release in Japan, but most believe that the update will be global. Get your funny glasses ready!
Microsoft announced ten "transformative" games today at the Tokyo Game Show(TGS) today, and among those were five Kinect exclusive titles. The titles themselves weren't even as thrilling as the announcement of the names that had been working on them; some of the biggest names in the Japanese and global gaming industry.
The keynote address for the show was given by Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Home & Entertainment Division for Microsoft He was joined by Goichi Suda, also known as "SUDA 51," chief executive officer of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.; Keiji Inafune, global head of production of Capcom and From Software; Yukio Futatsugi, game director for Grounding; Shigenobu Matsuyama, producer for "Metal Gear Solid: Rising"; and Masaya Matsuura, president for NanaOn-Sha Co. Ltd., who appeared via video.
Were you one of the thousands who waited up until midnight to pick up Halo Reach for the Xbox 360? Well, some of you may have gotten a nasty little surprise when you got home if you own the 4GB model of the Xbox 360 Slim. According to reports, multiplayer doesn't work on these consoles due to the 4GB model having a "Memory Unit" instead of a hard drive.
Apparently Halo Reach will give you a "hard drive is required" message if you attempt to play any co-op modes like campaign or firefight. Although it is not listed on the packaging, Microsoft has been quoted on the issue stating "some multiplayer aspects of Halo: Reach require an Xbox 360 certified hard drive." Seriously? The only fix at this point is to buy a $130 USD Xbox 360 Slim hard disk. So much for getting a deal on the $199 Slim console.
Remember that thing called the PlayStation Move? It was announced earlier this year for a fall 2010 launch. Well folks that time has come... almost anyway. The Move bundle will go on sale in the United States on September 19 for $99.99 USD.
Inside the box you get a copy of Sports Champions, a Move motion controller, a PlayStation eye and a Move Game Demo disc. According to the Sonly blog chaps on video, it is everything you need as long as you have a PS3 console, of course.
If you don't already have a PS3, you can get a 320GB PS3 console, controller and Move bundle for $399.99 USD. So, are you going to buy one?
One of the most iconic characters in all of video games in Mario. Mario first turned up way back in 1985 in Super Mario Brothers for the original Nintendo game console. I know as a kid that game and the original console were the gaming system to own. Mario was hugely popular during my youth with his own cartoon show along with Luigi and there are now hoards of Mario games in homes all around the world.
Nintendo reports that it has sold 240 million Mario games all around the world. Nintendo is also looking forward to the future of the Mario franchise with new games for the Wii and portable game consoles. To celebrate Mario's 25th birthday Nintendo UK is having a contest for fans.
The announcement of bundles from Microsoft with an Xbox 360 Slim and the Kinect system have been made in other countries like the US previously. Australian gamers know that the prices that people pay in other parts of the world can't merely be converted to get an idea of what a product will cost Down Under.
The Aussie retail machine has to be fed and often that means paying a lot more than what other countries have to fork over for the same gear. Microsoft has gone official today with pricing for the Xbox 360 Kinect bundle in Australia. The bundle will include a 250GB Xbox 360 and the Kinect kit for $549. The console is a glossy black unit, not the tired old white and will have integrated 802.11n WiFi like the new slim consoles offer.
Back in August, I reported that a new and easy way to hack your PS3 to play games and home brew software directly from the HDD had been released. The hack was software on a flash drive called PSJailbreak that you only had to plug into a USB port on the console. Sony took issue with the jailbreak and took the company behind the hack to court in Australia.
The judge in the case issued a temporary injunction against selling the PSJailbreak hack in Australia on August 27. The judge has now come back and made that injunction permanent baring the sale of the PSJailbreak dongle in Australia.
One of the reasons I steer clear of shooters on the console is that I am a mouse and keyboard man. I prefer shooters on my PC, but there are some PC games that are best suited to a gamepad or a joystick. Any gamer who has tried to play a racing sim or a flight sim will tell you the mouse and keyboard are not best for those types of games.
Logitech has unveiled several new gamepads for PC gamers that look a lot like controllers that PS3 players will be used to. The F310 has a floating D-pad and ships with profiler software for programming the buttons. The F510 is the same as the F310 with the addition of rumble feedback. The really cool controller is the F710.
Around 1,200 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about LAN parties and attendance.
As we launched the poll, many voted that they do attend LAN parties and the answer was looking pretty clear at that time. Now that we have ended the poll, we saw that a mere 31% of TweakTown readers attend LAN parties.
What is wrong with the rest of you or around 51% of our readers? And 18% don't know anything about a LAN party. Eh? Here is your answer.
For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know what is the best media player companion for your HDTV? Let us know! Please go here to vote!