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GTA IV to Become Available for PC

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Video Games,

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Good news for PC Gamers. Take Two Rockstar Games has announced that it is releasing the computer version of Grand Theft Auto IV on Nov. 18 in North America as well as Nov. 21 in Europe. The version will include a newly expanded multi-player feature. Approximately 3.6 million units sold in its first day, and the company says that in its first week it generated $500 million.

Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser said, “We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV. The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC.”

We expect they are also looking forward to a greater profit.

Read More | Gamasutra

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Spice Mobile X-1 Gaming Phone

X-1 PhoneIndia’s Spice Mobile has unveiled its X-1 Phone for game freaks. With a 2.4-inch display, it features a gaming controller peripheral, a 2 megapixel cam, Yamaha 3D surround sound, a call blacklist, and an integrated FM tuner. In addition, it has a memory slot for cards up to 2GB, Bluetooth connectivity, and comes with pre-loaded games and dedicated keys. The Spice X-1 retails for about $210.00.

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E3 2008: Street Fighter IV first look

During 2008, we got the opportunity to chat with ‘s Seth Killian about the much anticipated Street Fighter IV. Seth gives us some insight into the development of the next generation of Street Fighter, and then demos a few of the new characters for us, our favorite being El Fuerte, the luchador chef. He shows off some of the super moves, the 2D/3D play mechanics, and let’s us know which characters he uses to win tournaments. We also talk to Seth about the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and PSN title, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

We are definitely looking forward to getting our hands on Street FIghter IV for an extended period of time.


Creative Digital Wireless Gaming Headset HS-1200

HS-1200 HeadsetCreative has a new Digital Wireless Gaming Headset that is X-fi powered with a 2.4GHz radio frequency. With a maximum range of 72 feet, the phones feature 40mm Neodymium drivers, a flexible swivel microphone, and a leatherette headband with plush earcups. Plug into your USB port for recharging and get up to 8 hours of play. The HS-1200 is compatible with Windows Vista/XP, would be great for Skyping, and has a MSRP of $99.99.

Read More | Creative

Blockbuster and NCR DVD Kiosks

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Video Games,

Blockbuster logoIn its never-ending quest to one-up Netflix, Blockbuster will be teaming with NCR to create DVD Vending Kiosks. Fifty of them will be launched in Q3, with more planned if they are a success. If so, they can be upgraded for game sales, digital downloads, and DVD sales. No locations have been announced as yet, but we figure the same people who don’t want to run out to their local video store certainly won’t want to make it to the nearest kiosk.

Read More | I4U News

Thailand Pulls GTA IV After Teen Kills Cabbie

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Video Games,

GTA IVWhen you read about this stuff it still seems incredulous. Officials in Thailand have banned Grand Theft Auto IV after a teen claimed to have murdered a cab driver after having seen it in the game. Thai newspapers report that the 18 year-old tried to steal the taxi then killed the 54 year-old driver when he fought back. Bangkok Police Capt. Veerarit Pipatansak claims that “he wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in the game.” If convicted, the teen could face the death penalty, a high price to pay for a video game.

Which do you guys think is more ludicrous, the fact that the kid was influenced enough to commit a crime or that the officials think banning the game will stop the problem?

Read More | BBC

E3 2008: Cooking Mama World Kitchen Wii Preview

For those of you out there who are fans of the Cooking Mama series of games for the Nintendo DS and , you may be delighted to know that Majesco is about ready to spring the second installment of the Wii portion of the series on you, coming this October. We were able to get a quick demo of the game during , and immediately realized that the successor to the original seems to be a better game all around. Specifically, a lot of the frustrating actions you needed to do in the original are replaced by very intuitive Wii Remote actions that anyone can pull off. Also, if you mess up, you aren’t pretty much eliminated like you were the first time around. A few new game modes round things out. Hit the video for all the details, and prepare yourself for more cartoony kitchen battles.


E3 2008: Sony Media Briefing Highlights

During E3 2008, we hit up the Sony Media Briefing to get a look at all announcements related to the PS3, PS2, and PSP. We bring you the best of the best in this episode, showing off games like Resistance 2, MAG, LittleBigPlanet, DC Universe Online, and others for the PLAYSTATION 3. Of course, there is also a bunch of portable PSP goodness, and even some PS2 love as well. Hit the video for all the details.

Also, if you want all the notes, we’ve got the Sony E3 2008 Media Briefing live coverage, and even a full photo gallery of the highlights as well.


Microsoft Wants Xbox 360 Users to Create Games

GamerBudding game creators, your time has come. Microsoft has decided to use Xbox 360 users to make new games. The company says that it will begin selling them later this year on its Xbox Live service for $2.50, $5.00, and $10.00 using MS points. Games are created under its XNA initiative. In order to become a future game star you will have to buy a $99.00 premium membership to the XNA Creators Club, but we figure that’s a small price to pay when those big bucks start rolling in.

Read More | Reuters

Olens Technology XPJ Projector

XPJProjectorOlens Technology’s XPJ Projector is a digital video projector that can be used with gaming systems, home computers, and for watching DVDs and VHS Tapes. The PEP (Personal Entertainment Projector) is portable and can project an image from 40 to 70-inches with a resolution of 640 X 480 pixels (VGA.) It features built-in stereo speakers and an audio-out jack allows sound system connection. The XPJ comes with a VGA connector, AV composite and s-video ports, an RCA audio/video cable, a remote, and an extra 270 W lamp. Its MSRP is $279.99.

(Thanks, Todd)

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