Posts Tagged "Microsoft"

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

2D Gaming Makes Unexpected Comeback

With all the talk lately surrounding 3D gaming and 3D video game systems like the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, it bears repeating: Even in 2010, 2D games remain 100% relevant, thanks to a variety of original free 2D online games, top new releases and retro remakes/updates that wow with their old-school 2D game play and charm. (Not to mention a number of effortless and intuitive new ways to enjoy the best 2D games of yesteryear courtesy of digital distribution,...

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Apple’s Game Changing Technology

Apple’s Game Changing Technology

Motion controls such as Sony’s PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 are obviously one of the hottest (and potentially most overhyped) new video game trends in 2010, as many hope that they’ll expand the gaming audience even further than the Wii has already done. We recently connected with our friends at Fox Business for a live broadcast – from Nintendo’s 3DS press conference, ironically enough… hey, we don’t...

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Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Retro Gaming Strikes Back

Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...

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Interactive Ads to Appear with Kinect

Interactive Ads to Appear with Kinect

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), one of the games that was demonstrated with the Kinect motion control system was the racing game Forza. The hands-free Kinect allowed players to examine the virtual cars they were driving, get a look at features and peek inside at the interior. But more interesting still in our opinion is the fact that one car manufacturer is already looking at using that technology to get people to examine its real-world vehicles,...

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Fable III Preview: Hands-On Impressions

Fable III Preview: Hands-On Impressions

While Microsoft Game Studios’ sci-fi shooters — namely Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach — might’ve received more attention from media outlets as of late, role-playing game fans are still excited for the upcoming release of Fable III, the latest role-playing epic from legendary designer Peter Molyneux. Available November 1, this Xbox 360 exclusive from UK’s Lionhead Studios once again returns gamers to Albion — but five decades...

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