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!
This week on PractitioNERD WIRed, LEGO-style Architecture goes to the extreme with the na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATCAVE!, NASA unveils it fashion line of Space Robot Pants, left-handed gamers get some love on the Vita (via Resistance: Burning Skies), and I thought we were supposed to HATE and BOO the heels in wrestling.
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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
This week, Getting Teenagers a Leg-Up in Architecture, The Re-re-re-re-re-release of Final Fantasy 3, The NES Zapper becomes an ACTUAL ZAPPER, and the Hitman vs HBK in an Iron Man Match…PLUS, The Question Of The Week!! Read the rest of this entry
Back on Wednesday, August 29th, I was in attendance (with VIP access, because I “rolls” like that) at the first-ever, open-to-the-public GameStop PowerUp Rewards EXPO at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas, which marked MY VERY FIRST GAME CONVENTION EVER!! Plus, I got my chance to finally meet WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler (after calling him out on Twitter). The videos below contain images and footage of games I’ve seen and/or played, from:
Sport Champions 2, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal, God of War Ascension, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Dishonored, Ni No Kuni, Injustice, Assassin’s Creed 3 (& Liberation), Rayman Legends (on WiiU), Nintendoland, Dead of Alive 5, Halo 4, Little Big Planet Karting, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution, Aliens: Colonial Marines, WWE ’13, and more!
Check out the slideshow and some videos after the break!
I remember using Skype on my PSP-3000 a few times and being impressed with the feature. As a matter of fact, Skype was one of the reasons I sold my old PSP-1000 model for a PSP-3000 one (that, video-out, and the “Rock Band: Unplugged” bundle; man, that game is fun!) However, it was limited to voice-based calling, which was fine, but at the time any computer with a built-in or external webcam could utilize the video/voice call option. I finally got a chance to use the video/voice call option on my Samsung Epic 4G, but ran into some trouble early on in a call with an old college friend of mine (apparently, software now-a-days need something called “updates;” I know, never heard of ‘em).
Dang, February 22nd, 2012 can’t come soon enough…
Well, the PlayStation Vita is out and about in Japan as of December 17th, and there are quite a few unboxing and gameplay video out accross the internet (mostly in other languages, but the video is good enough). I’m so pumped for the Vita, I went to my closest Best Buy on the 18th (which I may consider changing to GameStop due to some Christmas gift cards and some trade-in/membership card value…) and put some cash down for my reservation (but like I previously said, I may switch to GameStop; my backlog of games is too great to get MORE games*).
The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and has a bunch of new features including: dual-analog sticks, 5″ OLED touch screen, rear touch pad, front and back 640×480 VGA cameras, WiFi/3G/GPS support, backward compatible with PSP games, motion sensors, and much more. I pre-ordered my $250 WiFi-only version, and I can’t wait to finally pick it up. This is the first system that I ever pre-ordered/plan to purchase on the release date, breaking my personal rule of waiting a year until after the console launches to purchase it. This system was just way too good to pass up. Here’s to you PSVita!
*NOTE: I also noticed that bit of irony/contradiction in the last sentence of the second paragraph; I’m aware that a new system would result in MORE games in my backlog. “Woe is me,” but this is still AWESOME!