Meldungen vom 01.11.2008

  • Big lines in Japan for Nintendo's new DSi handheld

    A built-in camera, an audio makeover, and around 300 people in a busy Tokyo shopping district queued to buy one, Nintendo's new DSi has something for everyone. …mehr

  • Finnish voting machines knocked by usability experts

    Due to an editing error, the story "Finnish voting machines knocked by usability experts," posted Friday, misspelled the name of Finnish voting machine vendor TietoEnator. The story has been corrected on the wire and the 12th paragraph now reads: …mehr

  • Halloween fun and trickery afoot online

    Halloween is yet another opportunity for online tricks and treats. While it lacks the opportunity for the ominpresent Rickrolling (although surely some will try), Halloween fun is popping up everywhere. …mehr

  • ComScore and Facebook statistics suggest a disconnect

    In August, Facebook tallied its . Currently, Facebook has somewhere in the range of 110 million active users. ComScore claims visited Facebook in September 2008. …mehr

  • Skate It coming to Wii, DS on Nov. 19

    Electronic Arts Friday announced that Skate It would simultaneously arrive on Wii and DS on November 19. The Wii version of the game is the spiritual successor to last year's Skate for PS3 and Xbox 360, and is one of the first third-party games to use the Wii Balance Board beyond fitness and skiing. …mehr

  • Nintendo teases Wii release lineup for 2009

    The release list was auspiciously obtained by Kotaku on Friday, and contains several key games and dates for North American gamers. Notable titles include: …mehr

  • Top 10: Best viral videos from the 2008 election

    After what seems like an eternity, the process of selecting the next American president is almost over. As in all good elections, it had cheap shots and low blows coming from all sides, tears shed, harsh words said and regretted later, brother turning against brother, and so on and on. But, thankfully, the campaign season generated, as well, some very funny satire and witty commentary, and much of it came in the form of viral video.  …mehr

  • Sony patents sound-sensing PS3 controller

    A recent Sony PS3 patent filing has revived rumors that the company is quietly preparing to attack Nintendo's motion-sensing Wii head-on. …mehr

  • Disaster: Day of Crisis is not worth $50, Reggie says

    In a brutally honest interview with IGN about Wii survival title Disaster: Day of Crisis (recapped in an IGN podcast), Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime expressed his concern over quality issues with the title, and all but confirmed it would not see a North American release unless sales improved dramatically in Europe. …mehr

  • Yahoo, AOL discuss merger, Yahoo & Google quit deal?

    Yahoo has been in more relationships over the past year than a character on Gossip Girl. After CEO Jerry Yang held off Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's unsolicited takeover bid (a bid which now seems downright generous: YHOO is trading at , a far cry from the $32 that Microsoft was offering) Yahoo entered a much-touted partnership with Google to sell that company's more-profitable search ads against Yahoo search queries. …mehr

  • Sega Genesis turned 20 this week

    On October 29, 1988, Sega released the 16-bit "Mega Drive" (aka Genesis) in Japan, in an effort to get a jump on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System and compete with NEC's TurboGrafx-16, which was released a year earlier. …mehr

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