Everyone wants to know what Hironobu Sakaguchi has in store for us in his initial endeavor at Microsoft. The Japanese version of Xbox.com published an interview with Sakaguchi, and now thanks to Xboxyde English readers may take a gander as well. His visions for the two games he is producing and writing can only be described as astounding. Sakaguchi says in the interview:
“Also, as I said before I want to get away from coming-of-age stories, and create comical or tragic scenes unlike any seen in games before. I’m trying to make something that will feel fresh, and explores the possibilities of interactivity.”
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No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you – that is an iPod upside down on a tripod which consistst of speakers. We can’t imagine how much would sound on this device, which is powered by a single AAA battery, but it certainly can’t be good for the neck having to turn your head virtually upside down to read the ID3 tags. This speaker system may not be very practical, but it will be a good conversation starter when set up on an office desk or coffee shop table.
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New meets old with this retro controller from Sega. The company has announced a new controller for the Sony Playstation 2 – a Sega Saturn controller reconfigured to work with the PS2. The controller does not have any analog control sticks, and the L1/R1 buttons are relocated to the Z and C button positions. This black controller brings back memories of classic Sega consoles – where much of our time was spent alongside Sonic the Hedgehog. If you miss the Sega Saturn, be sure to pick one of these controllers on March 24th for the cool price of $22. Now bring on the NiGHTS sequel!
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Can’t wait for a commercial version of a dock for your brand new Mac Mini? Why not build one yourself? This may not be a clean looking design, but it works. Consisting of a milled aluminum stock with ventilation, ProPoxy around the connector ends, and Velcro, this dock can be used to hook the Mac mini up to your automobile or desktop. Apple could learn a thing or two from this design.
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Check out the latest mock up of the Xbox 2/360°. Could this be what Microsoft’s next generation console will look like? Of course not. We already know that Microsoft wants the next Xbox to fit right in with all the rest of your home theater components. Nevertheless, this is an interesting design.
Microsoft has hired Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, to produce two exclusive games for its next generation console, Xbox 2/360°. The Final Fantasy series has been highly successful in the Sony Playstation world, and an Xbox exclusive might give Microsoft the edge it needs to topple the number one company in gaming. It is also no secret that Microsoft has had a tough time penetrating the Japanese video game market. Having Sakaguchi on board can definitely help in that respect. The two games are said to be released shortly after the launch of the console on a worldwide basis. We eagerly anticipate what creations Sakaguchi will have in store for us.
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Kids could care less about cavities and rising health care costs, but maybe a little Jay Z can help get them to take care of those choppers. With this device, a two-minute recording is stored on a microchip. You simply push a button on the toothbrush, and a minicomputer starts playing the song, transporting it through the transducer to the teeth, and from there to the jawbone then to the inner ear. Now if only I could find a way to play some Usher when flossing, which is usually the bigger hassle.
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Everytime I handle some sharp instrument, I think I’m going to hurt myself somehow. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Final Destination. To help complete my utter dread, Vice Versa now offers a creepy, yet fascinating rack for your knives. It sure beats that boring wooden block most people use. Measuring 40 x 25 cm, it looks like it only comes in red. How appropriate.
Rockbox, long known for their Archos replacement firmware, has has their eyes on iRiver products lately. It looks like Rockbox has been able to port the Game Boy emulator “GNUBoy” to the iRiver HP120 and 140. The current version is monochrome and they admit a little slow, but fully functional. Since they only work in monochrome I doubt we will ever see a full color version, but I for one would definitely download this if I owned an iRiver HP120.
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If you are planning to purchase Sony’s PSP on March 24th, but have yet to reserve one – you have some hunting to do. According to many people, EB Game stores and Gamestop stores have stopped taking advance orders for Sony’s upcoming handheld console. While there are other retailers who still continue to take preorders, the initial PSP shipment is said to be in the 1 million range - and the major outlets will be getting more units than the smaller stores. With the launch date quickly approaching, the hype is rising as fast as these gadgets are selling. Sony has yet to release when their second batch will ship out or how many PSPs will be included.
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