Last week, I received probably the coolest gadget for 2015, which is a big call considering I’ve added a few to my gadget kit this year (e.g. Apple Watch & Bose Soundlink II Mini Bluetooth Speaker). Thanks to Intel Australia, I am now a proud owner of the world’s most advanced consumer CPU chip, the Intel i7-5960x Extreme Edition! So many good things have happened in August and this was just another unbelievable unexpected blessing.
The new Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY advertisements are in a word, kick-ass. Rather than using recently-post-pubescent males to talk up what could be 2011’s gaming device of the year, Sony Ericsson have taken a different tack altogether and employed the services of comedian Kristen Schaal to demonstrate the gaming versatility of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY. The transition from mild-mannered white-collar worker to screaming fully combat-equipped GI-Joe girl is most entertaining. Very funny! (see one of the videos below)
The new Nintendo 3DS was launched in Japan over the weekend and as usual the wintery weather did not deter Nintendo crazy Japanese from queuing for hours to get their hands on Nintendo’s first gaming device that features a stereoscopic 3D (glasses free) display.
2.5 Million sales of anything within 30 days is substantial – this is just what Microsoft has achieved with their latest gaming apparatus, the XBox 360 Kinect. The guys at Microsoft released it at the perfect time, with sales of the Nintendo Wii flatlining / decreasing which was a sign that the gaming market was set for a new innovative challenge.
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strolling through Melbourne’s CBD, I was confronted by a huge billboard over Melbourne Central reminding all passers-by that the Prince of Persia Movie would be at the movies on May 27th (Australia). Coincidently, my YouTube subscriptions feed had a recent game review from Gamespot.UK on…guess what? The Prince of Persia game entitled “The Forgotten Sands”.
A good friend of mine on Twitter (@Cheth) shared this video link this morning and I thought I’d do the same. This creative video by Patrick Jean shows how the world just may look if our favorite video games characters took over.
Who and what better to represent the pixelated world than the infamous cantankerous
Donkey Kong throwing down barrels from the Empire State Building (see above).
Fantastic video and I hope to see more from Patrick (http://www.onemoreproduction.com)
A friend of mine absolutely loves the Final Fantasy series and its musical scores. In line with this, as I was checking out my Youtube subscriptions, I came across this 7+ minute review (below) on the latest version in the FF franchise – Final Fantasy XIII. To be honest, I haven’t really kept up to date with the whole series and the last one I played, if I recall correctly, was Final Fantasy VII. So you can imagine how I was blown away by the beautiful graphics and non-stop, action-packed gameplay.
If I ever get the chance to play more games this would definitely be one of the top on my list.
Check out Final Fantasy XIII for yourself below:
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