Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

EA Sports Active 2.0 Keeps You in Shape While Gaming

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Video games have been blamed for increasing teen obesity, way too many times, so EA decided to do something about it. It came up with the EA Sports Active 2.0.

Unlike its main competitor, the Wii Fit, EA’s workout video game concentrates more on cardio exercises that actually make you lose weight. Just like the original EA Sports Active, the new version comes with a heart rate monitor, leg and arm straps that feature their own motion sensors.

But like all 2.0 followups, the EA Sports Active 2.0 features some improvements, like an online hub to track and share workout data, and support for the PlayStation 3, iPhone and iPod Touch, not just the Nintendo Wii.

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Mobilic E7 Gaming MID Looks Delicious

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Every time a new gaming device is announced, I get a tingly feeling that goes all the way from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I just wish I knew more about the Mobilic E7.

Mobilic probably sounds pretty unfamiliar, and that’s only normal, since this is relatively new company, founded in February 2009. The Mobilic E7 gaming MID is their first product, and it does make quite a first impression. Although not much is known about it yet, its introduction at MWC 2010 caused quite a stir in the gadget world.

The 4 inch WVGA display of the E7 hides a QWERTY keyboard and an interesting set of NES-inspired controls that look pretty comfortable to handle. Mobilic’s gaming MID is powered by a 600 Mhz CPU, and features 256 RAM as well as 8 Gb of Flash memory.

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Street Fighter IV Coming to an iPhone near You

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I know it sounds impossible, but Capcom have confirmed an iPhone version of Street Fighter IV will be launched in March.

But what about the kick-ass graphics, stages and character supermoves, how are those going to be ported to the iPhone? Very good question, but Capcom have been working on this version of their acclaimed beat’em-up for months, and they say we can expect the full console experience on the iPhone. Street Fighter’s most popular characters, Ryu and Ken, have been confirmed and Capcom reveals we’ll have a lot more fan favorites to choose from.

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Large Arcade Stick for Large Scale Gaming

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No matter how many arcade games get ported to the Xbox 360 or PS3, without the stick and big buttons, it’s just not the same.

But with the HORI RAP Pro VRX arcade stick, you can feel like playing in front of a huge arcade machine, right in the comfort of your own home. Weighing over twelve pounds, this beast of an accessory is above every other arcade stick ever made. Its sheer size, the button-mashing possibilities and the fact that it’s compatible with both the Xbox and PS3 make Hori’s arcade stick worth the 30,000 yen ($330).

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Odroid – World’s First Handheld Android Gaming Console

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That’s right, the popular Android mobile OS is also powering the Odroid, and interesting handhel gaming device made in Korea

Odroid is the world’s first multi-format handheld console based on the Android platform. That’s intriguing enough, but its got plenty of other features to make it interesting. First there’s the HDTV-out via a HDMI port that allows you to play games on a high-definition display, then there are the twin memory slots, for MicroSD and SD cards, the accelerometer, web browser and mp3 player capacity.

The Odroid features a 3.5 inch display and supports different format games like Nintendo. Priced at $199, Odroid is also available as a developer version that allows users to create their own games and apps. Check hardkernel.com for more info on Odroid and check  it out in action, after the jump.

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Razer Dual-Sided Mousepad – designed for different gameplays

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Razer’s latest product is a dual-sided mousepad designed for those who really enjoy high-end gaming.

Called Vespula, the mousepad has two sides, each  featuring a specific surface, because different genres offer particular gameplays. The Speed Surface is intended for games that require large and sweeping motions, while the Control Surface was designed for small and precise movements. Vespula also features a gel-filled wrist rest for long gaming sessions, in order to provide comfort to gamers. The material from which the mousepad was made doesn’t is slid-proof.

Razer’s Vespula Dual-Sided Mousepad is available wordwide for $34.99 .

Via Engadget

Acer’s New Aspire G 7750-A64 Predator

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Acer announced it will be launching a new improved version of its orange gaming rig, the Aspire G, code name “Predator”

Launched last year, the ASG7710-A41 gaming PC was one lean, mean gaming machine, but the new 20.7 kg-heavy ASG7750-A64 promises to make his predecessor forgotten. Apart from the cool-looking PC-case that turned from mostly orange to mostly black, changes include a more powerful Core i7-960 @3.20GHz processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 graphics-card.

The Acer Aspire G 7750-A64 Predator will come out in February, in Japan, at a price of 289,000 yen ($3,170)

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Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. Is One Strange Mouse

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It’s not even on the market yet and the Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse, from Mad Catz, has already been called the world’s ugliest mouse and even the antichrist.

Looking like it’s been put together from leftover materials, and featuring a large number of bolts, screws and buttons, the Cyborg R.A.T. is definitely bizarre-looking. But I for one love bizarre and the R.A.T might just be my next gaming mouse. That’s if it’s comfortable enough, cause, after all, that’s what counts the most.

The top of the line Cyborg R.A.T. has the following features: wireless, fully adjustable, 5600dpi laser; programmable; weight system; powered by rechargeable batteries. Prices for the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice vary between $49 and $129 and will be shipping sometime in Spring.

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Peregrine Gaming Glove Comes in Handy

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Prepare to experience video-games on a whole new level, thanks to the awesome gaming glove from Peregrine.

As you probably know, gaming is all about kicking your opponent’s ass and nothing makes that easier than feeling as comfortable as possible with your pain-inflicting tools (keyboard+mouse). The guys at Peregrine thought to bring gaming to your fingertips, literally.

Simply by wearing the peregrine gaming glove and touching your thumb with your fingertips, you’re able to control what happens in the game. Thanks to some easy to install software, you can replace that boring old keyboard with the gaming glove and create over 30 key-combinations. It’s really as easy as snapping your fingers, and professional gamers who tested it say Peregrine’s gaming glove makes all the difference. Plus, it’s washable.

Those of you interested in owning a Peregrine gaming glove better pre-order now and you’ll be wearing it by the end of January. The price is $129.99

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Sony Playstation Turns 15 Today

Can you believe it’s been that long? Personally I’ve had so much fun with my Playstation consoles, it feels like I just bought my first yesterday.

Today Sony celebrates 15 years since it launched the original Playstation on the gaming market. It was a massive success and sold over 100 million units until it was discontinued in 2006. In 2000, Sony introduced the world to the Playstation 2, a worthy successor to its original gaming station. The PS2 is the best selling gaming system of all times.

The long awaited PS3 hit the market in 2007, and though it didn’t have the success everyone anticipated, Sony saved face with the popular PSP handheld, launched in 2008. This year the Japanese giant managed to deliver a smaller, cheaper version of the Playstation 3 and boost sales numbers.

All I can say is happy birthday and I’m looking to 15 more years of gaming brilliance.

via Geeky-Gadgets

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Tetxtminator – The Ultimate Texting Machine

Back in the day, arcade game machines were all about killing monsters, eating colored balls and fighting, but things have really gone down hill.

The Textminator is a modern day arcade game-station that allows one or two players to complete several texting challenges. Taking control of steel phone-shaped keypads, gamers can show off their SMS-writing skills.

Other than the rather cool built in camera that allows texters to take photos of their smug faces for the “high scores”section, there’s nothing that would make me pay for something I can do for free on my own cell-phone.

via OhGizmo!

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