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Ball Pit for iPhone 4: When Asteroids & Childhood Combine

Trak Lord | Tue, Apr 5 2011 12:49 AM CDT
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Remember ASteroids? Like, for Atari? How quickly things would devolve once you had blasted a few of the big ones and you were spinning wildly out of control? Imagine that in 3D environment, but with giant bouncing bright-hued balls reminiscent of grade school gym class. That's Terry Weissman's Ball Pit, available now, for free, for iPhone 4.

So 3D Asteroids for iPhone you say? "Eh", you say? This is not a platform game- you can actually move within the environment by moving in real life. If you take a few steps back, you'll move backwards in real time within the game. You're in a giant doorless and windowless room with a bunch of bouncy balls. And a bouncy ball gun. Stuff is going to bounce off the walls "behind" you and to the sides, so you're going to be aiming your iPhone 4 in various directions at a very rapid pace. I just played the game for about 10 minutes before falling over a chair, a table, and at least one person.

This app treads the line between Augmented and Virtual Reality, but I'll call it a win for AR because you can interact with the environment using your own. AR needs as many wins as it can get lately anyway.

Ball Pit also impressively demonstrates the iPhone's inner gyroscope, but more importantly answers the question of whether you, yourself, have one that is reliable.

Mine's so-so.

Not a game for the bus or the streets, kiddies.

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Max Payne 3 details, includes fat and balding Max, bullet-time and will most likely be a console port for PC gamers

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Apr 4 2011 9:30 PM CDT
Max Payne 3 information is finally being released, with some snippets of information now available. Max Payne is now residing in So Paulo, Brazil - balding, hairy and fat. Max has retired from the police department and is now working for politicians and property moguls.

Max Payne 3 details, includes fat and balding Max, bullet-time and will most likely be a console port for PC gamers | TweakTown.com


It's reported that Max Payne 3 will feature flashbacks to bridge the gap from the last two Max Payne games. Painkillers are still Max's requirement for health, but the comic book frames are not being featured, in their plac will be "an animated collage of action footage" - but Rockstar still maintains there will be a comic book approach.

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Sega Spiral Knights Launches On Everything, Everywhere

Trak Lord | Mon, Apr 4 2011 6:55 PM CDT
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Sega announced today on their blog that Spiral Knights is finally available for free download and play on pretty much everything, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux (Yay!- Linux users got something to play besides Super Tux!) The game was developed by San Francisco-based Three Rings of Puzzle Pirates fame, and features impressive visuals as well as immediate accessibility. Whether you're a longtime MMORPG gamer or just new to internet gaming altogether, you'll still very much enjoy Spiral Knights.

I briefly took it out for a spin (download was fast, 2-3 min) to check out the visuals and familiarize myself with the gameplay.

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Definitely going to revisit this one in the wee hours of the evening.

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Full of Bugs In A Good Way

Trak Lord | Mon, Apr 4 2011 6:13 PM CDT
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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon will be available for the PS3 for the first time July 5th of this year. Hopefully you're not squeamish at all around bugs, especially gruesomely detailed ones rendered as large as your television- otherwise this might be one to skip.
Vicious Cycles released screenshots of the upcoming game introducing six very ugly giant insect classes: Wolf Spider, Tick (ew), Black Ant, Wasp, Daddy Long Legs, Bomber Spider, and Mantis. Despite what campy horror movies and the Japanese would have us believe, science and physics preclude building-sized insects from existing- but some of these screen shots made me shudder in revulsion, especially the ticks:

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Evidently they try to run at you so they can explode all over you with corrosive acid. Ew ew. EDF: Insect Armageddon boasts the chance to destroy swarms of alien insect creature and classy arcade-style action, with online multiplayer available too! Even if you're an arachnophobe, here's your chance to get back at those creatures that have been tormenting you for years.

EDF in 3 different titles enjoyed a fair amount of success in Japan, but will now be available in non-import form in a brand-new title for America, and more importantly, PlayStation.

The game will be available for the PS3 for the surprisingly not-wallet-busting price of 39.95. Thanks, Vicious...

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Ex-Microsoft Games Chief apologizes for the "consolization" of PC gaming, not so April Fooled

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Apr 1 2011 7:55 PM CDT
This is meant to be an April Fools joke but seriously, virtually everything he said as a "joke" is actually true. This makes the entire case even sadder. My readers will know my stance for gaming and how consoles have virtually destroyed quality gaming and the advancement of gaming technology (gaming engines, advancements in actual gameplay, etc).

It has some quotes from Robbie Bach, former president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division:

Ex-Microsoft Games Chief apologizes for the consolization of PC gaming, not so April Fooled | TweakTown.com


Am I happy to have been a part of the destruction of PC gaming? No, of course not. But I am proud of the fact that I've helped convince a generation of gamers that it's cool to pay $10 for a pair of virtual sunglasses and that playing online should be considered a premium feature. Look, guys, no one's stopping your from installing Doom II and playing through that again, right? I mean, what's the difference between that and Black Ops, really?

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IGN Provides Rift Statistics 28 Days Later

Trak Lord | Thu, Mar 31 2011 11:21 PM CDT
Are we still saying things are "28 days later"? Is that even a topical reference anymore?

Regardless, IGN's Brian Altano, Arthur Gies and Nick Kolan put together a nifty info-graphic to explain some stuff about what over 1,000,000 users have been up to in the land of Telara since Rift's launch 28 days ago. Whether it's dealing more damage than healing, looting 44 billion total in coins, or just collecting over 9 million souls, Rift users have been making the most out of the first MMORG in a long time that has had the balls to compete with World of Warcraft. If you're not convinced, see their advertising tagline:

We're not in Azeroth anymore.

Booyah.



IGN Provides Rift Statistics 28 Days Later | TweakTown.com

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Microsoft's "updated Xbox 360 disc format" to add one extra GB to discs?

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Mar 31 2011 8:30 PM CDT
A new disc format is being beta tested by Microsoft in a new dashboard upgrade that is set to increase the storage of an Xbox 360 game disc by 1GB. Currently the maximum available space allocated to game data on the current disc format is 6.8GB out of a maximum of 7.95GB on a standard dual-layer DVD , iwth over 1GB dedicated to a DVD-Video partition that also contained anti-piracy security sectors.

Microsoft's updated Xbox 360 disc format to add one extra GB to discs? | TweakTown.com


Beta testers of the new dashboard upgrade get a free copy of Halo: Reach once they are accepted into the new preview programme. This is most likely not just a free gift, but the disc probably uses the new format.

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AMD want Fusion in next-gen consoles

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 29 2011 10:26 PM CDT
This is actually good, just after my editorial are consoles holding back gaming tech, we have AMD saying Fusion would be great in consoles. I see this as a double-edged sword.

AMD want Fusion in next-gen consoles | TweakTown.com


Consoles with 10 year life cycles just cannot sustain a single GPU/CPU combo. If the APU selected for a next-gen console is shipped with lets say 40-percent of its performance unlocked and future firmware/updates to the console unlock more and more power, it would allow a much better life cycle to games.


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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City announced

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:59 PM CDT
Capcom confirmed yesterday that they will ship the new Resident Evil title, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City this Winter. The game will ship on all three major platforms, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City announced | TweakTown.com


Operation Raccoon City is being developed by Vancouver-based Slant Six Games, Capcom have said that the new Resident Evil title will take the series in a "completely new direction" and is set to offer a style of gameplay "yet to be seen from the franchise". Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be a third-person, squad-based shooter set in the year 1998, during the events of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 titles.

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"Color" Commentary: $41 Million, Angry Reviews

Trak Lord | Tue, Mar 29 2011 7:51 PM CDT
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The internet is very, very angry.

An media sharing application named Color that just received $41 million in funding is pissing everybody off. Color promises the user the ability to share photos and videos with everyone in the general area. The caveat is that everyone has to also be using Color, one of the many sources of complaints on the user reviews on the App Store. Users are also very unhappy about the user interface, which they claim is very counter-intuitive and does not have any sort of tutorial explaining its various functions.

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