Nintendo has stated, firmly and more than once, that it won't be bringing its proprietary titles to mobile formats. If The Legend of Zelda were to come to mobile, though, we don't think it could do a better job than the newly released Oceanhorn.
Nothing quite speaks to the year 2013 like a YouTube video of a highly anticipated, $400 piece of hardware getting blown to bits by a high-powered rifle -- all to the soothing sounds of dubstep.
That's the modus operandi of Rated RR, a YouTube channel that relishes in putting mankind's most destructive pieces of hardware up against the tech community's most divisive pieces of hardware, those being iOS devices. The channel occasionally totes out a game console, like in this instance, but also features a healthy amount of weapon enthusiast videos to boot. … Read more
We can't even remember the last time we (or anyone we know) sat down for a rousing game of Monopoly. Could our interest be brought back from the dead?
Hasbro certainly has been trying, with various themed editions of the game over the last decade or two. The latest ties in to one of the most popular shows on TV: AMC's "The Walking Dead," based on the comic by Robert Kirkman. It's basically the same Monopoly, more or less, featuring art by Kirkman and zombie-themed chance cards -- and, of course, locations from the series. … Read more
It's the fall of 2006 and Sony has a problem. The PlayStation 3, the company's eagerly awaited and hyperbolically marketed successor to the best-selling video game console of all time, has not been well-received. The major issue is cost. With models launching at $499 and $599, the PS3 is shipping a year later than Microsoft's Xbox 360 and selling for $100 higher -- $200 more if you compare it with the hard drive-free Xbox 360 Core edition.
That placed the system out of the reach of many gamers, but it was a cost necessitated by complex, custom … Read more
Microsoft has announced plans for the Xbox One launch, just two days before its chief competitor, the PlayStation 4, hits store shelves.
According to the software company, its launch celebration will span more than 10,000 retail locations in 13 countries. Those retail stores will open their doors at 12:01 a.m. local time to kick off Xbox One sales. The festivities will start in Auckland, New Zealand, and sweep across the globe.
The US will be home to what Microsoft is calling "the ultimate midnight celebration."… Read more
With the PlayStation 4 arrival inching ever closer to November 15, Sony has decided to amp up the excitement level for customers with an official unboxing video that will probably make the real experience feel like a big letdown.
In Sony's world, you're in a dark room surrounded by massive blinking mainframe computers with a blue light shining down from above onto a PS4 box. Computer consoles, buttons, and LEDs with unclear purposes surround you. It looks like someone turned the lights off on the bridge of an alternate-universe Enterprise.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Compelling interview with a 15-year-old girl who can feel the emotion of machines.
- Xbox One preorders ship early, reveal large game file sizes.
- Amazon to begin offering Sunday delivery option for purchases.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Russ Frushtick reviews Call of Duty: Ghosts.
- People are cramming entire movies into GIFs now, and the results are mesmerizing.
- The Internet Archive seeks donations after fire destroys $600,000 of equipment.
With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which one? Many currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- or both -- so they're in the game, so to speak, and would be candidates for a new system. However, the answer I'm getting more often than not is "neither." Most seem to have have adopted a fairly cynical attitude toward next-gen consoles and as such, are taking a wait-and-see approach and won't be hopping on … Read more