Friday, October 22, 2010

749 NES games in less than 14 minutes

Nintendo isn't the only one celebrating the NES' birthday. The retro gaming fans of NES Guide compiled over 700 different classic titles from the 25-year-old console and crammed them into less than 14 minutes of video. Each clip lasts just over a second, so you're in for quite a montage. Think you can name them all?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd's boxart revealed

Capcom is all geared up for the release of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, the latest portable incarnation of the hit Monster Hunter franchise.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd is set for release in Japan on December 1st. No release date for the US has been set yet unfortunately. At last month's TGS event in Japan, Capcom unveiled a limited edition PSP that will be available at launch. Dubbed as the "Hunters PSP," the redesigned handheld features a concave analog stick with thick battery cover to add comfort for fans of the game. It also packs a 3.6v 2200mAH battery for longer playing time.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This is Mega Man Legends 3 so far.

Back at the New York Comic-Con, Capcom showed some early build footages of the on-going Mega Man Legends 3 Project. In case you missed the show, you might want to catch those footages right here and get some idea of what to expect from the series reboot. If you love the Servbots, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

X-Men Arcade XBLA & PSN Comic-Con NYC 2010 Trailer | Pixel Enemy

At a Comic-Con New York panel, Marvel revealed that Konami will bring X-Men, its side-scrolling arcade beat-em-up from 1992, to the Xbox 360 and PS3 as a downloadable title. 6 player co-op AND you can drop in anytime? Awesome arcade nostalgia.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Real life PIPBoys!

 You can call the devices the U.S. Army is testing out at Fort Dix in New Jersey wrist mounted phosphorescent OLED Displays is you want. We're calling them PIPBoys.

What the gentleman in the photo here is looking at is one of eight wrist mounted phosphorescent OLED Displays delivered to the U.S. Army for testing by Universal Display. The organic light emitting diode display is mounted on thin, flexible metal foil, which in turn is mounted on a wrist-wrapping housing to create a fully functional display and communication device.

LG Display created the 4.3" QVGA full-color, full-motion AMOLED displays using amorphous-Silicon TFT backplanes crafted on flexible foil. Then Universal Display used its full-color PHOLED technology to create the front plane. The entire unit was designed and implemented by L-3 Display Systems.

The devices were presented to the military for evaluation and testing, and were showcased at the U.S. Army's C4ISR On-the-Move testing environment last month at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where they received positive feedback by senior leaders who make critical research, development and acquisition investment decisions.

I would wear one of these 24 hours a day. My wrist would become a pale, sweaty mass of matted hair.
That's probably not a good thing.
It's just another fine example of PIPBoy technology in real life. All we need now is a devastating nuclear war, and in a couple of centuries we'll be playing Fallout for real!

[OLED-Display via Kotaku]

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Time is definitely no longer on the side of the current PSPunits. SCEE has given official word to developers that they will no longer be selling dev kits after November 15th.

Said the notice, the company will "no longer be selling the PSP development tool (dtp-t2000a) or testing tool (dtp-h2500a)". Now if the devs still want to make some last minute projects for these PSP models, then they should try and get their hands on the dev kits before the aforementioned deadline of November 15.

There's no need for concern, though, because as soon as Sony comes out with the new model, they'll be advising the devs so that they can avail of it. Said Sony, "Due to the certification on the current development and test tools expiring, we will be stopping selling them on November 15. However, we will continue to provide loan stock for registered and new developers, until a new certified model is available."

With these dev kits "expiring", and Sony talking of a newer certified model, this certainly only further hypes the speculation of a PSP2 coming to town very soon. If only for that, people will definitely be looking forward to this expiration date.

Via [VG247]

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yuji Naka wants to work on Dreamcast 2

Yuji Naka may be more known as one of the minds behind the original Sonic the Hedgehog, but the former Sonic Team head has also had a hand in the development of the Sega Dreamcast. In an interview with CVG, the current Prope boss waxes ecstatic about the possibility of working on a follow-up to the Sega home console.

"I'm hoping to work on Dreamcast 2", Naka told CVG. "Of course Dreamcast was my baby back at Sega and I want to carry on making good games for the European market and one day I'm hoping it gives me the opportunity to work on Dreamcast 2.

"I do miss those old days when I was heavily involved in hardware making at Sega. I was involved in most of the consoles and controllers that Sega came up with."

Naka also expressed enthusiasm at collaborating with any of the big three platform holders on any kind of hardware development, even if it's not the actual Dreamcast successor.

"If I have the opportunity in the future I want to be involved again with hardware making," he said. "It would be ideal if I could become some sort of advisor working with the platform makers in future. I think if I can work really well with the platform makers then it's good for everyone, because I can then come up with totally new games."

Naka is currently promoting Prope's Wii upcoming game, Ivy the Kiwi?.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle: Introducing Panasonic's MMORPG handheld

The Jungle has been finally brought out into the wild. This is Panasonic's entry to the handheld gaming market, but what sets it apart from old-timers is that it caters exclusivley for online gaming and MMORPGs.

Sporting a full QWERTY keyboard and a touchpad, with d-pad and shoulder buttons, the Jungle promises to make your PC gaming more efficiently mobile. Finally, MMORPG gamers can enjoy sunshine out in the open and not just when they peer through their window blindtocheck if their pizza delivery is there.

It's not necessarily ergonomical given its bulky design, but as long as it gets the job done, players shouldn't be complaining. A test gamer who was able to handle it at the recent PAX event said, "The screen resolution is bananas. Everyone was freaking out about it." Other features said to be in this package are the HDMI port as well as Wi-Fi. Still unconfirmed is that the gadget will be running on Linux OS.

There's still not a lot of info about Panasonic's jungle, but they did launch a website for it. Feel free to check it out through this link here.

Via [Gizmodo]

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dissidia Duodecim trailer shows off Tifa

Hello everyone. Sorry I haven't been able to update in a few days. Been a little under the weather, but i'm a lot better now :) So, I thought I should start this off with a full length trailer of Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy from the recent TGS event.  Pretty cool.  

Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy is expected to be released in Japan in the spring.