• The story of the PlayStation

    Only a few devices really redefined my life: that stent, a fire truck, the Ford Fairmont, and the PlayStation are a few that come to mind right now. Edge Magazine has a great look at the history of the PlayStation, from its humble beginnings as a SNES with a CD drive to the device that changed the gaming market forever. Read More

  • Nyko looks to replace that chintzy RB/GH drum pedal with the Metal Pedal

    My thoughts on Rock Band/Guitar Hero accessories haven’t changed and I doubt they ever will, but Nyko’s Metal Pedal looks bitchin. Or course, my affinity for anything with skulls may be clouding my judgement, but a ‘heavy-duty’ replacement pedal that works for all Rock Band and Guitar Hero titles across all platforms might actually be worth $20. Besides the skull… Read More

  • This PSP 2 render looks better than the real thing

    Once again, the render looks better than the actual product. Specifically, this render for the PSP 2—I emphasize, it’s an unofficial render—looks better than the PSP 3000, the latest revision of the lost-in-this-world PSP. The render, designed by one Tai Chiem, uses a flexible OLED display at the system’s base and works from there: two nubs, stereo speakers that… Read More

  • Nintendo takes console sales… again

    Fine. The Wii is great. I concede that the Wii is the best platform out there because a) the 360 is too old and b) the PSP and PS3 have no good games. The NPD numbers: Nintendo Wii: 721,000 units
    Xbox 360: 262,000
    PlayStation 3: 257,000
    PlayStation 2: 216,000 This month the Wii was given a big Super Smash Brothers boost, which it definitely won’t hold next month once GTA IV hits stores. Read More

  • CrunchArcade Retro: Entire 1981 Atari catalog online

    OK, it’s not news, but it’s sweet: someone scanned an entire Atari catalog from 1981 and posted it on the Internet for posterity’s sake. Strange man with a strange mission, we salute you! My favorite is for sure Space Invaders. Read More

  • The Bourne Conspiracy ships June 3

    The Bourne series of films is quite popular, and there are persistent rumors of a fourth in the series, but until then you’ll be able to get your Bourne fix in The Bourne Conspiracy, a FPS coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. Word is it’s close to being in one of the movies (or books) and has the same sort of style as both. We haven’t played it yet, but we’re suckers for a good… Read More

  • Guitar Hero Makes Kids Go to Eleven

    Farhad at Salon’s Machinis wrote a great piece on the effect of Guitar Hero on the popularity of guitar music. In my humble opinion, playing Hero has as much to do with playing the guitar as pounding on a bucket has to do with playing the xylophone, but Farhad points out that … “Guitar Hero” instills two important guitar-playing fundamentals: sensitivity to rhythm as… Read More