Items Tagged with Video games
#265 / 2011-08-26 12:00:00 / 6:00 min.
The Nintendo 3DS isn't the company's first foray into 3D. That honor goes to the dubious and best forgotten Virtual Boy. That said, the 3DS is the first 3D handheld video game system that actually looks like it has a chance. Early adopters or "3DS Ambassadors" as Nintendo likes to call them, shelled out $250. Now, with the price drop to about $180, is it worth buying in?
#182 / 2010-12-03 12:00:00 / 2:04 min.
Armchair musicians who broke into the music game rocking out on plastic guitars take heed: the latest from Activision is DJ Hero 2 that breaks out the plastic turntables as opposed to the plastic guitars and drums.
#108 / 2010-11-23 17:00:00 / 2:23 min.
While it may not be entirely historically accurate, Turkey Attack helps while away the spare minutes between now and Thanskgiving. If you're looking to blast a few turkeys with a period-accurate(ish) gun, if you're looking to cut a swath through a bunch of murderous fowl, Cheryl has the game for you. Don't fool yourself: a turkey would eat you and everyone you care about given half a chance.
#294 / 2010-10-29 16:10:00 / 2:51 min.
The Nintendo Wii is home to a more casual subset of video game players. EA Sports has a long history (in tech terms at least) of making some of the best sports sim games. However on the Wii, the company shows it understands what a more casual gamer wants too. NHL Slapshot features the easy to pick up and play Wii style as gamers take their favorite NHLer or their own character from Peewee pond hockey through to NHL with a fun and simple control scheme heavily featuring motion control.
#293 / 2010-10-19 13:15:00 / 3:27 min.
If you possess a modicum of artistic talent and a Wii, you may be interested in the uDraw from THQ. Coupled with the included uDraw Studio software, you can draw, paint and color on your TV screen with this $70 add-on. Two games will be available at launch, Dood's Big Adventure and Pictionary, both for $30 each.
#27 / 2010-08-14 17:00:00 / 5:00 min.
BoneTown bills itself as "the video game where you get LAID." It's also the game where you get offended if you're not sure what to expect. Kate runs through the ins and outs (see what we did there?) of BoneTown, starting as a loser who can't get a girl to a party animal who's had them all.
#24 / 2010-07-14 12:00:00 / 2:41 min.
Molly McDonald brings this week's favorite
free online games, this time with a sports twist. From a soccer-themed Pong-style game of headers, and a golf game, where a yeti tees off with a flamingo for his driver and a penguin for the ball, to a tennis game that's simple to play but difficult to win.
#7 / 2010-07-13 09:00:00 / 2:11 min.
We continue our series on
how to use the iPhone 4with a look at the
iPhone gyroscopeand give an example of one of the first
iPhone games using the gyroscopecontrol feature. One of the major
improvements in the iPhone 4, the gyroscope gives a much finer level of control to
iPhone 4 games.
#23 / 2010-07-07 12:00:00 / 3:12 min.
Molly McDonald turns her enemy's weapons against them in IndestructoTank. Then, she puts a hedghog through its paces as she launches him skyward in a catapult. Finally, she helps a physics-defying gecko collect stars in Slider.
#88 / 2010-07-06 17:00:00 / 2:13 min.
If you're stuck with an ailing PC not fit to write a spreadsheet much less play the latest games, meet GameGain. It won't take your office-configured desktop from weak to elite, but if you've got a gaming system already, this software is designed to eke out every bit of performance from the hardware possible. It could mean the difference between playing your new game in 640x480 or in all its full-screen glory.
#22 / 2010-06-30 12:00:00 / 2:48 min.
Molly McDonald fends off waves of zombies in her number one pick this week, Plants vs. Zombies, available for free play on Popcap Games. Next, she repels hordes of invading thingies bent on destroying her lawn and ends off the day painting the fence.
#70 / 2010-06-24 14:00:00 / 4:59 min.
Matt returns to the studio after a great Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) experience in Los Angeles. Andrew Moore-Crispin wraps up our E3 2010 coverage with an E3 post-mortem. Next, Andy Walker takes to the deck to talk about the latest batch of 60-Second App episodes, now in production and coming soon to butterscotch.com.
#21 / 2010-06-23 12:00:00 / 3:07 min.
Molly chills out, keeps cool and won't leave you out in the cold with these three arctic themed browser games. We're officially out of puns now. Honest. Cold Storage sees a swinging yeti jumping his way out of a cave. Penguin Push is a puzzle game similar to Kickle Cubicle and Frost Bite is a fun vertical platformer.
#285 / 2010-06-17 13:45:00 / 2:57 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: Chances are good you've at least tried out Rock Band. The plastic drum and guitar peripherals seem to litter every rec room in North America. The next Rock Band, Rock Band 3 will feature a sweet song list, redesigned peripherals as well as real instruments you can pick up and really play.
#284 / 2010-06-17 13:40:00 / 2:40 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: Motion control seems to be a big part of the story at this year's E3 in Los Angeles. Not to be left behind, Xbox gave Project Natal an official name, Kinect and a release date, November 4, 2010. Unlike other motion control game offerings at this year's show, Kinect doesn't require any special controllers; just you and your hands.
#283 / 2010-06-17 13:35:00 / 2:52 min.
#282 / 2010-06-17 13:30:00 / 2:47 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: We get a look at the new Xbox 360 redesign, available in stores now. The
new Xbox 360 features802.11n wireless networking, five USB ports, a 250GB removable hard drive, capacitive touch buttons and other improvements over the original. At $299, it's available now.
#281 / 2010-06-17 12:15:00 / 2:33 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: We chat with Jean-Francois Boivin about the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood game from Ubisoft. We get a rundown on new features in the game, the gameplay and more.
#280 / 2010-06-17 10:45:00 / 4:42 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: We chat with Matt Levitan to get the scoop on highlights in the
Playstation game launch calendar for 2010 and beyond. With games like Killzone 3, Gran Turismo 5, Little Big Planet 2 and many more coming soon, some with 3D gameplay elements, some with Playstation Move compatibility and some with both, it looks like a good year for Playstation 3 devotees.
#279 / 2010-06-17 09:55:00 / 4:25 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: Whether we're ready or not, 3D is marching from the movie theaters to the living room. We talk to Matt Levitan about how
video games will be affected by the 3D movement. We find out what
3D gamesare out now for Playstation 3 and what games are in the pipeline.
#278 / 2010-06-17 09:45:00 / 3:10 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: We've been waiting to get our
hands on the Playstation Movecontroller, and we finally got a chance at E3 2010. Move is PlayStation's foray into the world of
motion control gaming. We talk to Matt Levitan to get the scoop.
#277 / 2010-06-17 07:55:00 / 2:02 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be among the games that are getting an update to work with Playstation Move when it launches later this year. With the Move update, you can swing the Move controller like it's a golf club and your actions will be recreated on the screen.
#276 / 2010-06-17 07:50:00 / 2:07 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: On November 19, 2010, Harry Potter, everyone's favorite wizard apprentice, goes it alone in battling the forces of evil in the magic world. Dark and gritty like the book and impending movie of the same name, gamers play as Harry, casting spells in a first-person action adventure game, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1.
#275 / 2010-06-17 07:45:00 / 3:41 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: EA's Madden NFL franchise has been around so long, it seems like it's as old as the iconic sportscaster himself. On November 10, 2010, the latest in the Madden NFL series hits consoles with Madden NFL 11 featuring some new game-play innovations designed to make the game easier to pick up and play for casual gamers.
#274 / 2010-06-17 07:30:00 / 2:41 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: E3 isn't just about the latest and greatest games, it's about
customizing your gaming experience, your gaming console and your controllers too. We chat with Jed Seifert, co-owner of MusicSkins about skinning just about every electronic device under the sun.
#20 / 2010-06-16 12:00:00 / 3:02 min.
Molly McDonald exercises her destructive streak on this week's show. First she razes buildings (hopefully unoccupied) in Rubble Trouble before moving on to help a strange cybernetic squirrel cut planets down to size. Finally, she cuts right to the chase and just blows bad guys up in Fragger.
#268 / 2010-06-16 10:00:00 / 4:43 min.
Video from the E3 2010 show floor: Andrew gets some hands-on experience with
Nintendo 3DS doesn't require 3D glassesto function and promises 3D movies and
3D photosusing the two front-mounted cameras.
#19 / 2010-06-09 12:00:00 / 3:59 min.
Yarr, shiver me timbers, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum and other pirate cliches too numerous to mention. This week, Molly McDonald takes a look at her three favorite
pirate themed casual games. From an interactive story to a piracy battle waged in your computer and one a pirate-esque take on classic Worms gameplay.
#18 / 2010-06-02 12:00:00 / 3:41 min.
This week, Molly McDonald takes a look at
three great browser gamesthat are all about balance.
This week's top-three casual gamesare all about balance.
#71 / 2010-05-26 17:00:00 / 2:59 min.
Android games suck. No disrespect meant to the hard working devs out there, but it's largely true. Jay Goldman, AKA Mr. Mobile, scoured the Android Market to find
the best Android gamegoing as a look at what's possible on Google's mobile platform.
#17 / 2010-05-26 12:00:00 / 2:52 min.
Molly finds a few simple browser games that will keep you staying late at the office and up until all hours of the night as you play "just one more game." These games are highly addictive. You've been warned!
#119 / 2010-05-21 12:00:00 / 2:25 min.
You want to be able to record HD video from your cable box, satellite but you don't want to pay the often exorbitant monthly fees levied for PVR rental from your service provider. Perhaps you want to record you gaming sessions on the XBox 360 or PlayStation 3. Either way, AVerMedia AVerTV USB HD DVR might be the solution you're looking for. You can record video from an HD source to your PC and
share it on torrent sites watch it back on your HDTV or PC in up to 1080i resolution.
#16 / 2010-05-19 12:00:00 / 3:00 min.
Now, we'd never play games at work. However, if your work ethic is a little less impeccable than ours, you might find these
top three work related browser gamesof interest. They're designed to look like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, so your boss will be none the wiser.
#15 / 2010-05-12 12:00:00 / 3:54 min.
Molly McDonald pushes pixels in this episode of The Sweet Stuff: Casual Games. She takes a look at a few pixel-base browser games. One, a mix between pinball and Breakout, get the nod as the
best free online game of the week.
#14 / 2010-05-05 12:00:00 / 4:25 min.
This week, Molly helps reunite a lost kitty with its robot overlord in Robot Wants Kitty, chases her dreams in Robot Unicorn Attack from Adult Swim and teleports through a tough puzzler in Andrew the Droid.
#13 / 2010-04-28 12:00:00 / 3:00 min.
Molly McDonald demonstrates her dislike for all things undead in The Sweet Stuff: Casual Games this week. Her
top three Zombie themed browser gamescomprise Flaming ZomBooka, Zombie Baseball and the ever popular Simpleton. These
free online zombie gameslet you kill hordes of the undead while killing a few spare minutes... or hours.
#107 / 2010-04-16 16:52:17 / 3:00 min.
The Nintendo DS has gone through several iterations since the original which was announced at E3 in 2004. Since its release, it's been improved and altered. New colors, brighter screen, longer battery life, an improved aesthetic (the first, cool though it was, was a little fugly) and so on. The latest version, the Nintendo DSi XL keeps the new features from the DSi including the camera and SD card slot and supersizes the screens.
#1 / 2010-04-14 09:32:00 / 6:21 min.
Joey and Junior take a look at Kodu. This free PC software lets kids code their own games using either a keyboard and mouse or an Xbox 360 controller. Games can be as simple or as involved as you like. You can even download Kodu from the Xbox Live Marketplace to create your own games that run right on your Xbox 360.
#61 / 2010-03-17 17:00:00 / 5:15 min.
If you're an avid
iPhone gamer, you might have noticed that leader boards, friend following and achievements have started to make an appearance in iPhone games. Chances are, you've encountered more than a few OpenFeint games in the course of your iPhone gaming. It's the open platform that empowers all this functionality in a ton of awesome iPhone games, as Jay Goldman explains.
#72 / 2010-03-16 17:00:00 / 3:27 min.
Learning to program isn't easy. For those gifted with a mind to code though, it's a powerful skill that can mean employment prospects and the personal satisfaction of a job well done. Microsoft is lowering the barrier to entry to coding with Kodu, it's a kid-friendly introductory interface to the world of game programming and it works on Windows or on your Xbox 360.
#136 / 2010-01-06 10:26:04 / 1:46 min.
Sean Carruthers talks with Henri Seydoux from Parrot about its new AR Drone. A hovering saucer that is controlled via your iPhone.
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#117 / 2009-10-09 11:00:00 / 3:00 min.
Tony Hawk Ride is apparently the skateboarding game that Tony Hawk always wanted to be involved with. The long-running Tony Hawk: Pro Skater that launched on the original PlayStation and N64 proved a massive hit. Now, technology has caught up and Tony Hawk Ride introduces a new motion-sensitive skateboard peripheral that gets even hopeless real-world skateboarders (like our host) to get in the game.
#116 / 2009-10-08 11:00:00 / 3:13 min.
The original PlayStation Portable (PSP-3000) was Sony's first real foray into the world of portable gaming. Now, with the PSP go, the platform has lost the spinning discs of old, shed a little from the screen size and a lot from the size and boosted the battery life. If you've got a library of "Universal Media Discs" (UMDs) in your library already, it's probably not for you. If you're looking for a more portable way to take gaming on the go however, we've got someone you'd like to meet.
#115 / 2009-10-07 15:28:00 / 3:22 min.
The holiday season is traditionally when all the great new games come out for console video game players. We chat with Matt Levitan of PlayStation to get the scoop on what's hot, what's new, what's in stores and
what's in store for PlayStationdevotees.
#46 / 2009-09-09 10:35:00 / 1:06 min.
The Beatles and the 45 songsincluded span their career.
The Beatles: Rock Bandis the talk of the Internet.
#32 / 2009-06-16 14:00:00 / 2:58 min.
Matt Harris chats with the
Lab Ratsas they wrap up a day of shooting at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario. After the guys proved they could be trusted by not breaking any of the computers in the museum's more than 600 piece collection, they're afforded behind-the-scenes access to curator Syd Bolton's
massive personal video game, Star Wars and Star Trek collections. It's geekhalla, pure nerdvana. A game devotee and sci-fi fiend's wildest dream come true.
#86 / 2009-02-20 13:07:57 / 3:38 min.
@ hit the preview party for Halo Wars, the upcoming "real-time strategy" (RTS) game for the Xbox 360. We chat with Jeff Rivait on the Xbox team about what we can expect to see in Halo Wars when it launches on March 3, 2009 an why gamers are getting excited. .
#16 / 2009-01-23 17:00:00 / 4:19 min.
#53 / 2009-01-14 17:30:00 / 2:08 min.
Steering a car sans steering wheel, Sean checks out GestureTek's latest game (and presumably other applications forthcoming) control system. Using a camera mounted above or below the display, your hands become the controller. No special gloves, joysticks, steering wheels etc. required. Think motion control on the Wii without the Wii controller.
iPhone photo-sharing app Instagram was recently the big buzz when Facebook bought it for one billion dollars.
Blogger for Android is a great app for those who use the Blogger service to blog and want to be able to make posts on the go.
Android apps on PlayBook, rooting your Android phone and Acer entering the tablet fray with the Iconia A500
Android apps on PlayBook explained; what they do, what they don't. An always up to date means to root just about any Android phone and Acer entering the tablet fray with the $450 Iconia A500
On this week's show, BlackBerry figures if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. More Nexus Prime shenanigans and freemium games by the numbers. Also, Kate Abraham brings us her review of Aquapets for Android.
This Week: Part two - Five more great iPhone productivity apps for iPhone rounding out the top 10