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?
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has issued a statement calling for the newly released Grand Theft Auto IV to be pulled from store shelves and assigned an "Adults Only" rating from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. The activist group takes particular offense to the fact that it is possible for players to allow in-game characters to drink and drive.
In its first day on store shelves, more than 600,000 copies of Grand Theft Auto IV were sold in the UK, which is more than any video game in the past. Grand Theft Auto is one of the most powerful franchises in the gaming industry, and is the crown jewel for its development company Rockstar. The new installment, which is the first for the Xbox 360 and PS3, was expected to be even more successful than previous titles.
In previous generations of video gaming, when a new title was released on multiple platforms there was rarely much discussion over which version to get. If you were a PS2 fan, you should go ahead and get the PS2 version, etc. However, with widely varying online services, different display and rendering technologies, and differentiated control schemes, multiplatform games are posing more of a debate, and Grand Theft Auto IV is showing that right out of the gate.
My former colleague Igor “Iggy” Gajic got the chance to interview Cevat Yerly, co-founder and CEO of Crytek. During the interview, Yerly was keen on keeping the lid of future projects, but he did not refrain himself from stating his views about the current state of PC gaming industry.