Nintendo frequently relaunches its products in different colors, a fact we have gotten quite used to. And even before the new DSi makes its way out of Japan, the company has announced new colors. Behold the pink, green, and blue DSi gaming handhelds, which will be available only in Japan.
Launch dates for Europe (April 3) and Australia (April 2) have also been announced, aside from the April 5 rollout for the U.S. While the U.S. will get the DSi in black and blue, Europe and Australia will have it in either black or white. As for Asia … Read more
Good news, game fans! Dell just knocked another $20 off the Xbox 360 Pro Holiday Bundle, bringing the total price down to $239.20 shipped. (Use coupon code PLDWH47D$6BT2J at checkout to get the discounted price.)
As for the Xbox itself, it's the 60GB model with the highly desirable HDMI output--though you'll have to provide your own HDMI cable.
This is the lowest price I've seen yet on a new Xbox 360 Pro, and you get … Read more
Streaming video and other media to your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is a lot easier than you might think. You'll want to start weighing your options with the help of a very detailed feature from CNET sister-site Gamespot, which lays out all of your video streaming choices. Things may get a bit dicey during the configuration of these programs, so don't forget Google is your friend.
When you stream content to a console, you'll need to use a network-connected computer to serve the media. For best results, we really recommend a wired connection as you'll … Read more
If you've read the Digital Home for the past two years, you probably know that I hold a special place in my heart for Sega. I was always a heavy Genesis user and subsequent to that, I owned every console Sega released. That's precisely why a report from Siliconera has me excited.
According to the publication, Sega has trademarked two names, "Ringwide" and "Ringedge," as well as a logo containing rings. The trademark clearly says that the names will be used for "arcade game boards...stand alone video game machines, [or] arcade game machines with built-in screens."
So what can this mean? Obviously it's too early to tell, but some are saying that it could be Sega's return to the arcade business. I'm sure they would get excited about that, but the arcade business is a shadow of its former self. Since console gaming became a mainstay, it has lost much of its importance. I just don't see Sega investing in the arcade business.
But what if this filing is for a top-secret console the company is developing to compete with the next-generation of hardware? Will Ringwide or Ringedge take on the Wii 2, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 720?
I certainly hope so.… Read more
Count on the Japanese to tote up something like the Consolation Money Calculator. Despite its rather Toy "R" Us design, toy maker Wiz Inc's 2,415 yen ($30) offering has a sinister mode. Besides being a conventional calculator, it also tallies up the net worth, in yen, of any emotional anguish incurred.
Just enter your profile information and choose the relation of the perpetrator of your anguish from a list that includes boss or boyfriend. Fill in a few more details relating to your earlier selections, and hit the "mental damage" button to calculate the … Read more
Seriously? Sony is still pricing the PlayStation 3 at $400? That was fine when Blu-ray Disc players were selling for about the same price (the PS3 doubles as one), but now that you can snag a standalone player for as low as $150 (and an Xbox Arcade for $170), it's time for Sony to seriously rethink the PS3's price tag.
In the meantime, the best deal going comes from Dell: an 80GB PlayStation 3 for $339.99 shipped (plus sales tax in some states). These are new consoles, not refurbs, and you don't need the usual Dell … Read more
Sorry about the bankruptcy, Circuit City, but thanks for the excellent deals while you're reorganizing.
The latest: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Special Edition Wireless Bundle for Xbox 360, normally $69.99, is now $39.99 shipped. Got a PlayStation 3? No worries: same bundle, same price.
But wait, there's more: Circuit City also has Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock with Guitar for PlayStation 2. Once again: $39.99 shipped.
I'll admit that I never got bitten by the Guitar Hero bug (perhaps because I'm past the age of 23--kidding!), but for $40, I might just splurge. … Read more
Hey kids. You know how your parents tell you you're never going to learn anything if you keep playing video games? Well, they're wrong.
You can at least learn how to find your game system if it's ever stolen...by someone stupid enough to keep it relatively close to you. Also, it has to be an Xbox 360. Yeah, so as long as you meet those criteria, then you can learn something. Otherwise, no. Nothing to learn, at all.