Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,058 Reviews & Articles | 38,954 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Strap an iPad to your face with AirVR for mobile VR

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Gaming Posts - Page 282

Microsoft says Nov 10 to Europe, Africa and Middle East for Kinect

By: Array

A date has been set for the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect addon in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It will hit shelves in these countries on November 10, just six days after the U.S. release and will carry a £130 price tag (in the UK specifically).


TweakTown image news/1/6/16448_06.jpg


So there you have it; ample time to get your hands on one ahead of Christmas.


Sony Bundles Free Game with 120GB PS3 for limited time

By: Array

The Sony PS3 Slim has been on the market for a while now and if you have been waiting to buy one or to upgrade your existing fat console, this may be the time to do it. I know I am eyeing one of the new PS3 slim bundles after my first generation 60GB fat PS3 died a premature death recently. Sony is offering a free game bundle good now through August 21 if you buy directly from Sony online.




The games that you can choose from cost up to $59.99 on their own. Titles you can choose include MAG, Uncharted 2, White Knight Chronicles, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Heavy Rain, and ModNation Racers. Those are all some of the better titles that have landed for the console in a while. The price for the bundle with any of those games is $299.99.


Continue reading 'Sony Bundles Free Game with 120GB PS3 for limited time' (full post)

COD: Black Ops Prestige Edition is epic

By: Array

Activision is pulling out all the stops when it comes to the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise. The game publisher has already announced that it is investing more in the launch of Black Ops than it has ever invested in a game. Naturally COD: Black Ops will get the obligatory collectors editions for gamers to buy.


TweakTown image news/1/6/16416_1.jpg


Typically, the collector's editions come with some stuff that is cool, but that stuff doesn't compel most of us to grab the special version of the game up. Things like free DLC, art books, and metal game tins don't really grab my attention. When you start throwing in sweet remote control cars though, my interest is piqued.


Continue reading 'COD: Black Ops Prestige Edition is epic' (full post)

Sweet motion controlled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots rock

By: Array

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots have been around since I was a little kid. My brother and I used to play them a lot and frequently you never knew who won because the heads would just pop up of their own accord.


TweakTown image news/1/6/16347_5.jpg


A couple designers have cobbled together a high tech version of the game using an old school plastic game along with some servos and other gear to make a motion control version. The controls use Chronos watches packed with sensors.


Continue reading 'Sweet motion controlled Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots rock' (full post)

Most awesome racing simulator in history?

By: Array

If you have ever been to a big amusement park and rode one of those simulation type rides that make it feel like you are on a rollercoaster or something, you are probably familiar with the work of this robot arm. Some engineers have used the thing to make a really cool F1 racing simulator.


TweakTown image news/1/6/16343_1.jpg


The supposed point of the awesome racing simulator of a Ferrari F1 car is to study the interaction of humans with motion. Let's be honest though, these engineers are probably gamers and were sitting around trying to figure out how to get someone else to pay for the coolest racing simulator ever.


Continue reading 'Most awesome racing simulator in history?' (full post)

Australia's own Mana Bar expanding to Syd, Melb and abroad

By: Array

The first video game bar in Australia, Mana Bar, opened its doors to the public in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane back in early March of this year and clearly it's been attracting big crowds with plans today coming out that the owners are expanding not only to Sydney and Melbourne, but also internationally.


TweakTown image news/1/6/16307_06.jpg


"After only four months of being open, I can confirm that we will be expanding and opening up Mana Bars in metro Sydney and Melbourne, as well as internationally" said owner Guy "Yug" Blomberg earlier today.


"It's all kicking into gear within months ... very very very f***ing exciting. People like to drink cocktails and play video games, and now we get to prove that all across the world."


Continue reading 'Australia's own Mana Bar expanding to Syd, Melb and abroad' (full post)

StarCraft II is largest PC game release of the year

By: Array

The PC game StarCraft II launched recently and was one of the most anticipated PC games in a long time. The game has now set day one sales records according to Blizzard.




The game sold more than 1 million copies around the world making it the best selling game of 2010 within the first 24 hours on the market. In the first 48 hours the game was available it sold 1.5 million copies.


Continue reading 'StarCraft II is largest PC game release of the year' (full post)

StarCraft II lacks anti-aliasing support

By: Array

Fans of the StarCraft franchise are undoubtedly excited today with the StarCraft II game hitting the market. The downside is that the game lacks support for a basic graphics element to prevent jaggies in the game.


TweakTown image news/1/6/16180_1.jpg


Blizzard chose to not implement anti-aliasing in the game for some reason. The lack of AA in the game gets a work around via NVIDIA drivers for those using NV hardware.


Continue reading 'StarCraft II lacks anti-aliasing support' (full post)

Poll Results - What type of gamer are you?

By: Array

Around 2,800 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you what type of gamer are you?


TweakTown image news/1/6/16179_01.png


Who was it that said PC gaming was dead or dying? A massive 83% of TweakTown readers claim to be PC gamers, while only 8% voted to be console gaming. You would probably expect that from a website that has a strong and rich history in delivering mostly PC based tech content, but it's still an impressive number.


Only 1% said that they are portable console gamers and phone or mobile device gaming scored a very lowly 0% of the votes. 2% said they play old school games such as cards and 5% said they don't have time to play games.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know who makes the best quality computer speakers? Let us know! Please go here to vote!


Saitek unveils new line of flight simulation gear

By: Array

Saitek is a big name in the computer peripherals market. The company has all manner of controllers and keyboard as well as some of the best flight sim gear out there.




Saitek has unveiled several new flight simulation items that will significantly add to a hard core enthusiast's realism. The new gear includes a multi panel with LED display, a backlit information panel, and a radio panel.


Continue reading 'Saitek unveils new line of flight simulation gear' (full post)

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases