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Simon over at TTGamer has pumped out a fresh game review this week; he spent some time checking out "Resistance: Fall of Man" which is a first person shooter for the PS3, and it certainly looks to be a real gem too!
When Insomniac Games went PS3 exclusive with its next title it was as much as a surprise as the decision for Sony to publish it - in other words it always was going to happen. However, it was perhaps not what many expected with Insomniac going down a much more mature route with an action game designed for the adult market. Resistance: Fall of Man is the result and despite the fact it's yet another first person shooter set in the world wars, it has enough to differentiate itself to make it one of the better launch titles for the PAL market.
With the constant drive to make console/PC gaming more and more immersive as technology allows for it, we've seen various forms of gaming controllers to help with that such as steering wheels, rumbling gamepads, and even guitars (Guitar Heros II for the 360), but website New Launches have posted up the top 10 weirdest game controllers ever released to try and get you 'into the game', namely a control glove, train conductors controls, and even funnier? a chainsaw!
Innovation has kickstarted a new trend. With every new generation of video game console comes an even more innovative game control. The content of the game is no longer the only criteria; it's the type of game control that you play with that makes all the difference. Sega Mega Drive Controller, NES Zapper and Atari 2600 joystick may be a distant past, but the new generation remotes are equally hip. Today, controllers can connect to consoles through Bluetooth, like the Sony PlayStation 3, or sport motion and tilt sensors, like the Nintendo Wii remote. Here is list of the top 10 Weird Game Controllers; weird cause they are a breed apart!
Nathan over at our TTGamer sister site has just finished an article which delves into the world of gaming on PCs these days and how the PC gaming platform has arguably fallen behind mainstream gaming standards, he also looks into what can be done to at least bring it back up to to par.
Since its inception decades ago, the video gaming industry has become a force to be reckoned with that is growing stronger and bigger every day. It has developed from its humble beginnings to a legitimate multi billion dollar world wide industry, forcing itself into the company of entertainment mediums such as film and television for mainstream appeal and success despite the reluctance from some corners of the private sector, media and government. Hell, we've reached the stage now where some B-/C+ grade movies are starting to base themselves on videogames on a semi regular basis and not just the other way around. However, if you scratch beneath the surface of this industry and its success at least in its more recent years, two distinct stories can be and are being told - the story of the PC gaming industry, and the story of the console gaming industry. Collectively, they tell a story of constant evolution and adapting, but individually, they tell it in two very different ways.
Simon over at our TTGamer sister site has just finished reviewing Ridge Racer 7 for the PS3. If fast-paced arcade style car racing is your thing, this title's definitely worth a look, though it seems to fall short in a few areas bar the very tidy high-definition visuals.
In the words of Kaz Hirai, RIIIIIIIDGE RACEEEEEEEER is back and once again with the release of a Sony console we see Namco's flagship racing title make an appearance. However all is not well with the Ridge franchise - it's no longer a Sony exclusive and the PAL Xbox 360 launch title Ridge Racer 6 was only an ok title which had its share of problems. The biggest challenge for the developers was differentiating this game from the 360 title. RR7 may not be the best PS3 game around, but it's not the worst either.
Simon over at our TTGamer sister site has just finished reviewing Formula One Championship Edition for the PS3. There's been a lot of hype with this title leading up to and following its release, but does it truely deliver? Read on to find out.
With the release of a new Sony console comes the inevitable Formula 1 game and Sony and Studio Liverpool have promised that this would be their best effort yet. With Formula 1 being the pinnacle of motorsport, it is one of the most technically challenging sports to turn into a virtual simulation but thus far on the PS2 Studio Liverpool have done well. However with the PS3 console, gamers would be expecting more and the developers have realised this adding a few new enhancements which makes F1 CE one of the best F1 games ever made.
Under the fatal1ty branding scheme Creative have just announced a new gaming headset with two large Neodymium drivers, detachable microphone, volume control, OFC wiring, gold-plated plugs and more.
For further info on it head over to Creative's website.
SINGAPORE - March 28, 2007 - Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset. The in-game experience of users is now elevated to a whole new level as the sleek Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset enables gamers to hear every intricate audio effect, thereby giving them a clear advantage in their game.
Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, a renowned world champion in PC Gaming competitions, not only endorses the Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset, but also collaborated on this compelling product, involving in its development from the start. The Creative Fatal1ty brand promises a superior range of high-performance purpose-built gaming products that are certain to significantly improve users' overall gaming experience.
I bet some of you who've just shelled out for an XBOX360 only recently will be a bit spewin' - Microsoft have just officially announced details on their new XBOX 360 Elite, an all-black version with HDMI, a 120GB HDD, matching black wireless controller and of course a black live headset as well.
For heaps more details and pictures of it, head over to gizmondo.
Microsoft officially announced Xbox 360 Elite, a black version of its gaming console that has an HDMI port, a 120GB hard drive, as well as a black wireless Xbox 360 controller and a black Xbox live headset. Most of this, faithful readers, you already knew about as we chased the rumor all the way from start to finish. But isn't it nice to hear it straight from Redmond? Of course, not all rumors are right, or complete.
Here's another option for you if wanting to make the move to 4GB of RAM. Super Talent have announced their 4GB DDR2-800 Gaming Kit today which runs with 5-5-5-15 latencies.
For more info grab the PR here.
San Jose, California - March 26, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced a new 4 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 memory kit that is ideal for gamers and enthusiasts.
The new T800UX4GC5 is a matched pair of 2 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 non-ECC unbuffered 240-pin DIMMs. This kit has been tested and is guaranteed to operate at 800MHz in a dual channel motherboard at 5-5-5-15 latencies at 2.1 Volts. Each module is constructed using sixteen 128Mbit x 8 FBGA chips organized into a dual-rank 256M x 64 module, and clad in Super Talent's blue cast aluminum HE heatspreader.
Were you a fan of Commdore's computers back in the day?
You'll be pleased to find out that the brand has been reborn with the launch of Commodore Gaming. They intend on producing high-end gaming PC's with the aim of taking on the likes of Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Voodoo PC.
Bala Keilman, CEO for Commodore Gaming, commented "The all new Commodore range of PC's will allow gamers of all levels to enjoy the best that PC gaming has to offer...We wanted to bring something new to the market, in the spirit of our Commodore heritage, and have worked hard to design a fully personalized product." Indeed, each machine is uniquely painted and customized to the customer's desire. Styles can range from the buyer's own submitted artwork to photography, graffiti, or game art (like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, pictured here).
The Commodore gaming PC's will come with a two-year warranty on parts and service. The models, from entry-level to high-end, are the Commodore Cg, Cgs, Cgx, and Cxx.
Another leadup PR for CeBit, this one from Asetek which lets us know of their plans to demonstrate a high-performance monster gaming PC at the event which is built using their Low Cost Liquid Cooling (LCLC) and the AMD Quad FX platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture.
All the info on it here.
"We see an increasing demand from gamers that they do not want noisy systems. With the introduction of AMD's 2-socket enthusiast platform coupled with the capability to upgrade to 8 cores in 2007, we believe AMD will claim the performance lead and the demand for our cooling solutions will be even bigger. Combined with the thermal and acoustic challenges a multi-processor system imposes, we built the gaming PC on this platform"