Once again, Sony will be livestreaming E3 worldwide over four gut-busting day during the videogame-iest time of the year. The live E3 broadcast begins this Monday, June 10th at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern with the PlayStation E3 2013 Press Conference, the most exciting (and most Tweeted-about) event on the PlayStation calendar. Read the rest of this entry
When Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4, all I had to say in reaction was: Dang it, Sony; just shut up and take my money!
Nowadays (especially NOW-a-days), technology and lawsuits go together like peanut butter and jelly; it has become common in today’s tech news, and this is no different. Recently, the Consumer Electronics Association, the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association voiced their support toward Dish Network in its legal drama with several television networks (from FOX to CBS, and more) over whether the satellite company’s commercial-skipping Auto Hop feature is legal or not. The three entities submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that the feature is protected based on a earlier ruling that saved the Betamax in the early-1980′s. Yes. The BETAMAX! More after the break! Read the rest of this entry
This week on WIRed, Some of the more architecturally scariest homes in horror, how to use that old floppy drive of the past with your computer of today through MAGIC & some DIY hacking, how “Syphon Filter” almost never happened, and you may or may not call it a comeback…but it won’t always guarantee WWE success. Read the rest of this entry
Hey, fellow gamers! Remember when Metal Gear Solid came out on the PlayStation in 1998? I loved playing through that game over the course of an entire week, infiltrating Shadow Moses Island, getting awesome gadgets and weapons, playing the excellent boss battles (especially that whacked-out Psycho Mantis fight), and being enthralled by the story.
Hey, Metal Gear fans! Remember when Syphon Filter came out on the PlayStation in 1999? Remember how some of us went Metal Gear fanboy on it and called it a Metal Gear ripoff and never played it (*raise hand* guilty)? Well, a few years later I was able to buy the game and play it, and it was a very enjoyable tactile-shooting experience. On the PlayStation Blog, John Carver (creative director at Bend Studio, makers of Uncharted: Golden Abyss) discussed certain aspects of how Syphon Filter became a game, comparisons to Metal Gear Solid, and the hardships of creating such a huge game. Read the rest of this entry
Raise you hands if you remember Atari’s 16-bit handheld video game system, the Lynx. Anyone? Hello? Anyone? Oh, ok, good; seven people! Just kidding, but while the Atari Lynx was unable to compete successfully with Nintendo’s Game Boy or even Sega’s Game Gear, it’s most notable feature (undoubtedly) is its ambidextrous layout, allowing switchable right-handed/left-handed control configuration, which has pretty awesome. I haven’t heard much of a big deal about game controls/controllers for my left-handed gamers (though I’m sure many, many exist in any options menu of any first-person shooter) on the other end of the spectrum, but a new patch for the PS Vita game Resistance: Burning Skies will allow an option to utilized left-handed controls. Read the rest of this entry
I absolutely love the Final Fantasy series. The original NES version of the game was one of the first games I played when I was in Kindergarten and First Grade. Over the years I have played many other role-playing games and amassed quite of collection of them in my overall video game collection including many games in Final Fantasy series, like the PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2 (not “4″, “2″). Later today, Final Fantasy 3 (not “6″, “3″) will be available to download on PSP on September 25, as revealed in a recent PlayStation Blog. Yes, you read that correctly, the PlayStation Portable; the ever-loving P-S-P. Read the rest of this entry
This week on the newly-named PractitioNERD WIRed (Week-In-ReviewED) episode:
1) Is Apple’s Going All Extra-Terrestrial On Us
2) What’s it Like Being A Fly On The Wall At The GameStop EXPO
3) The Kinect Hacked To Help A Stroke Victim, and
4) The Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions of ALL-TIME (according to WWE, anyway).
…plus, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Read the rest of this entry