CES Video Game Update

  • Earlier today, we reported about how Microsoft is considering adding Blu-Ray support. This is a report that came from CES, so we will go ahead and post it here.
  • Are you a person that owns the Playstation 3 versions of Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3? Do you keep forgetting which guitar goes to which game? If you answered yes to one, or for that matter none, then this guitar is right for you. In March, Nyko will be releasing the “Front Man,” a wireless controller for PS3 that is compatible with both GH3 and Rock Band. You can play up to 80 hours on batteries wirelessly, and can easily switch between GH3 and Rock Band with the flick of a switch.
  • In an update coming later this year, PS3 owners will be able to automatically make a lower quality version of any High Def Blu-Ray movie in their library and save it to PSP or Memory stick. Watching a movie on your memory stick, rather than a UMD, actually saves battery life.
  • It has been confirmed that the PSP is getting a camera and GPS, but it is now confirmed that it’s also getting a keyboard. The camera and GPS should be available by the end of this year. The keyboard is scheduled for sometime in 2009.
  • The may perhaps by the ‘big news’ that was supposed to be released during Microsoft’s Keynote; but ABC Television Group and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. will be offering U.S. Xbox LIVE members entertainment content via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store, some of which will be in High-Definition.
  • British Telecom will begin selling Xbox 360s that will run Mediaroom in the UK only.
  • The Tech Emmys took place recently at CES. Nintendo wins for the 2nd year in a row, this time for “Excellence in Engineering Creativity.” The rest of the winners are below:

2008 Tech Emmy Winners:
Development of Massively Multiplayer Online Graphical Role Playing Games:

– Sony Online Entertainment, EverQuest, Laura Naviaux
– Blizzard, World of Warcraft, Mike Morhaime
– AOL/Time Warner, Neverwinter Nights, Don Daglow

User Generated Content/Game Modification:
-EA, Pinball Construction, Bill Budge
-Id Software, Quake, John Carmack
-Linden Labs, Second Life, Philip Rosedale

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3 Responses

  1. Neverwinter Knights is my favorite game to play on the pc, but I haven’t played it online yet. I’ll definately give it a try.

  2. I love guitar hero

  3. This site has some cool CES vids..

    http://rebootshow.com/

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