All that effort…
There are things you laugh about, and somehow don’t believe they’re ever going to happen. Playing with the wiener in a public urinal might seem something like that. A while back, Sega had announced the Toylet, a system that lets males play a video game as they pee. Sega is now producing the system that will go for sale in Japan in November this year at a price of $1850.
Ben Howard spent three months creating this amazing, one of a kind Legend of Zelda chess set. Each piece on the set is unique, made without any replication or the use of molds.
Poor Mario. Will no one think of the plumbers?
At its E3 press conference, Nintendo announced its much awaited console, the Wii U. The next generation console comes with 1080p HD video quality, HDMI output, internal flash memory storage and full backwards compatibility. What is interesting is that it seems Nintendo has taken a shot at reinventing the controller as well. With the looks of a tablet, the controller has a 6.2-inch touchscreen, dual analog sticks, ABXY buttons, shoulder buttons, built in gyroscope and accelerometer and a player-facing camera and microphone. The controller itself is almost like a device you could play games on. There is no word on pricing or availability, but the Wii U will likely hit market shelves sometime in 2012.
The image shows the evolution of character resolution through the history of gaming. Available on RedBubble.
Ever since its launch, Google’s lightweight and quick browser, Chrome has continued to grow. Ever since the launch of the Chrome web store in December last year, there’s has been a lot more you can do with the browser. There are a lot of utilities and apps in the store, but bah, who cares. We always start our tour with checking out available games. So you’ve been slogging at work the whole day and could really really use some diversion to rest up. Here’s our selection of games from the Chrome web store that are fun, quick, suited for a small time diversion, and most importantly, free.
Microsoft has gone wireless for its new official steering wheel for the Xbox 360. Apparently made specially for Forza 4, Microsoft claims the wheel will work with all titles. Due to hit market shelves in October, the wheel is priced at $60.
You could play Angry Birds in real life, and if that doesn’t quite cut ice, you could probably have the fun of using a real slingshot to hurl the birdies. It may sound like a very Wiimote-like accessory, but there is fun in having a giant slingshot as a controller. A project by students at the University of Queensland (Australia) the slingshot communicates with the game, albeit with a slight lag.