In Seven45 Studios’ second developer diary for Power Gig: Rise of the Six String, design director Jack Davis goes over the game’s clans. In addition to using real instruments, Power Gig differentiates itself from the competition by integrating a heavy storyline. Find out how the clans fit into the game’s world and story in this video. After you check it out, let me know what you think (please)!… more
The fine fellows at Android Community got their hands on benchmark results for the upcoming HTC Glacier, which is rumored to be the dual-core Snapdragon phone that’s behind T-Mobile’s Project Emerald. The results are frickin’ awesome. Check it out:
The Glacier managed to pull 1432 frames in the GLBenchmark Pro ES 1.1 CPU Skinning test consistently. While the Droid X reached 856 frames, the EVO managed 516 frames, and the G1 pulled a parsley 113 frames. While the iPhone 4 did 1016 frames. Shockingly enough, or perhaps not at
THQ has announced that the award winning WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 has achieved “Greatest Hits” status on Sony PlayStation consoles and “Player’s Choice” status on Nintendo Wii. Given the game’s stellar writing, this isn’t a surprise. Here’s a clip from the press release:
The latest edition to the renowned fighting videogame franchise, has achieved “Greatest Hits” status in North America for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, as well as joined Nintendo’s “Player’s Choice” collection in North America
I’m way late to the party on both of these infomercials. I’m just having a hard time believing Tiddybear and Shake Weight are real products. Really America?!? I’m just…stunned.
After E3 2010, I vaguely remember an article by some guy I can’t remember saying that videogames have desensitized people. The premise was that gamers have spent too much time shooting enemy soldiers, decapitating villains, and blowing buildings up that it no longer seems shocking. I started thinking about the issue again after the excellent people at Gamasutra started discussing it.
As RPadholic smartguy mentioned yesterday, you have to buy NBA Elite 11 in order to play NBA Jam for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Depending on your perspective, the scheme is either genius or moronic. Certainly there are some gamers that want to play both games, but I know loads of gamers that love arcade sports and can’t stand simulation sports. My old sidekick Brian Leahy is one of them. He wrote:
Personally, I’m interested in playing NBA Jam on my PS3 or Xbox 360, but I’m not about
After installing FroYo on my Evo 4G, I decided that I was going to commit to the phone and reactivate it. This is a big deal for me as I have all sorts of commitment issues. I figured A) it’s a great phone that was free, B) I’m eligible for an upgrade straight away, and C) I get a service discount as a Google I/O attendee. After 25 minutes and three CSRs, I was unable to activate the phone with the discounted plan.
Notice I didn’t use the phrase “save RIM” — the company is still kicking ass in the corporate space. In the consumer space, it’s losing ground to Apple iOS and Google Android. The BlackBerry Torch, armed with BlackBerry OS 6, is the first device geared towards retaining and winning back customers that want modern features like a WebKit browser, tightly integrated social networking, and adroit media handling. Do you think it’s enough to help RIM? Or will BlackBerry phones continue to lose users in the consumer space?… more