When Rock Band was announced for the Playstation 2 and subsequently the Wii, one of the most obvious question was, "What about the additional downloadable tracks?" Because neither the PS2 or Wii has the infrastructure to allow publishers to release downloadable content, it was widely assumed that the song list for those versions would remain static.
Formula 1 isn’t exactly as popular as Nascar or Indy cars, but there is
no denying that it is the premier motorsport event around the globe and
it looks like Sony won’t be publishing any more Formula 1 game titles
for no: Apparently, the gap between what Sony is willing to pay for a
license and what Bernie Ecclestone’s company is demanding is too wide.
If you are a fan of the famous German sports car brand, or dream of
driving a "Porscha", this one may be for you. Endor is bringing a
Porsche 911 Turbo gaming steering wheel to the market.
LG Electronics has lifted the curtain on its thinnest TV to date, with a thickness of just 45 millimeters. The "Scarlet" LG60 HDTV will be available in sizes from 32 inches to 52 inches. It comes with a touch sensor to allow more seamless operation of turning on and off the TV.
E3, the formerly fantastic game expo where tens of thousands of
people attended, just keeps getting smaller and lamer. According to
GameSpot, Vivendi has announced that it will not be attending this
year’s E3 show. This also means Activision won’t be attending the show
this coming July. But the bad news doesn’t stop there, because the
companies also announced that they will be dropping out of the
Entertainment Software Association, the organization that manages E3
and lobbies for the video game industry.
With the much-publicized problems of the Playstation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto leaving PS3 owners upset, the game's publisher has released details on how to fix the glitches, and it's not an easy process.
Analysis - Movie rentals and purchases in iTunes Store are catching up with DVDs big time with today's announcement that Apple's online media store will offer new and library titles the same day as DVD releases. The fact that you're now able to purchase a movie on iTunes the same day DVD hits the retail channels is a major milestone in the digital movies development. Wal-Mart isn't going to like this at all...
Microsoft is moving forward with plans to bring Sony's Blu-ray format to its Xbox 360 console, according a report from Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News. The paper claims that Microsoft has placed orders for an Xbox 360 console with a built-in Blu-ray Disc drive and is expected to ship them in the third quarter of this year.
The last couple years aside, most Americans would probably only remember a Canadian dollar that was less valuable than the American dollar, sometimes even comically so. Recently, though, the tables have turned and Canada's currency was at one point more valuable globally than that of the US. As a result, Sony Computer Entertainment America has decided to adjust the prices of content on the Playstation 3 online store to reflect the new price discrepancy.
Hitachi today announced that its "1.5" line of plasma televisions will soon be making their way to retail stores. They are among the thinnest HDTVs in the consumer marketplace with a depth of just 1.5 inches. The slim plasmas are available in four sizes, from 32 inches to 47 inches in five inch increments. In addition to making the casing much slimmer than most other plasma TVs, the new UltraThin displays have added technology that makes the picture seem clear from any angle, said Hitachi.
Analyst Opinion - In the second half of the year there will be a number
of attempts to finally come up with an “iPod” killer. Interestingly
enough, the product we should especially keep our eyes on will be the
iPhone 2.0. What characteristics will make iPod owners switch, upgrade
or not even buy an iPod in the first place?