Freitag, 21. Januar 2011

Nintendo 3DS release details revealed

We've known about the 3DS for what seems like ages but now, finally, we have US launch details. The price for Americans is $249.99 and the release date is March 27, while Europeans will get it a few days earlier, on March 25th. European pricing, however, will be decided by retailers. It looks like £229.99 is the going rate in the UK, while the rest of Europe is looking at €249.99.
Nintendo is promising "30+" games to be available in the US during the launch window, more than 25 in Europe, with that window spanning between the actual launches in March and E3 in June. Sadly we're still in the dark regarding which games exactly will be available when the system drops in March. Many games were discussed, including Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, Dead or Alive Dimensions, Rabbids 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, a new Paper Mario, and an obligatory Madden game too. This is in addition to titles we already knew about, like Pilotwings Resort and Kid Icarus: Uprising. As for pricing, retailers are showing $40 to $50 per game.
Meanwhile, European gamers are going to be getting a taste of exclusive 3D video content from a variety of partners, most notable being EuroSport, which will be serve up depth-enabled sports footage to portable consoles. It's also told episodes of Shaun the Sheep, a new series from Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman, will be available as well. For now these deals look Europe-only, but here's to hoping American folks will get something similar.

Dienstag, 18. Januar 2011

Playing Wii on PSP

It looks like our favorite PSP Fanboy, Obiwan222222, is up to his old tricks once again, and his latest video shows that he has finally eliminated the lag problem that plagued his first attempt playing Wii on a PSP a few years ago. Using a Wii emulator on a PC, some custom firmware, and a program called PSPDisplay, he has managed to stream video and sound to his PSP Go in real time. He also mapped the Wii controls (Wiimote waving excluded) to the handheld to complete the full Wii-on-PSP gameplaying experience.
Here's a short video showing the handheld in action.

Montag, 17. Januar 2011

Children checking out old gadgets

The following video has been around for a few weeks, but I simply couldn't resist posting it. As you'll see, it's a video (in French,but with English subs) of children contemplating a ton of vintage gear including the Game Boy, a Colecovision cartridge, and several sizes and shapes of computer discs. Their reactions -- especially if you were alive when most or all of these gadgets were the cutting edge -- is pretty incredible.

Sonntag, 16. Januar 2011

First wireless graphics card made by Nvidia

What you're looking at is the world's first wireless graphics card named the KFA2 GeForce GTX460 WHDI 1024MB PCIe 2.0. The card uses five aerials to stream uncompressed 1080p video from your computer to your WHDI enabled TV (or any display courtesy of the bundled 5GHz WHDI receiver) at a range of about 100 feet. Otherwise, it's the same mid-range GTX 460 card with 1024MB of onboard RAM helping to make the most of its 336 CUDA cores.

Samstag, 15. Januar 2011

Nintendo 3DS could get 3D video recording feature

3D gaming is obviously the biggest new feature on the new Nintendo 3DS, letting you get your depth on without even having to cross your eyes. However, 3D image taking is also a nice thing that the company has provided, adding a second VGA camera to the back so that you can take twice the low-res images at once and layer them  together. However, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has recently indicated he wants to do better, not confirming any specific plans, but saying in an interview: "I think it will be fun if we're able to include video recording capabilities with future updates."