When Crave launched its Wii Disaster Watch mini-feature a little over a week ago, many of you scoffed (light-heartedly) that you had to be a total idiot to bash up your TV or yourself with a video game controller. Well, that just doesn't seem like the case, unless you want to argue that humans are innately stupid. (Over here, the jury's still out on that one.) The latest news outlet to pick up on Wii disasters is Yahoo. Even the normally celebrity-gossip-focused Best Week Ever is on it. And in case you haven't seen it yet, there'… Read more
Like the Onion's Jackie Harvey, we incorrectly referred to AMD's quad-core desktop platform as " Socket 4x4" when we first learned about it, mostly because we couldn't get confirmation of the name of the thing during the investor phone conference in which it was announced. Our bad on that. But with AMD's unveiling today of Quad FX, aka simply "4x4," we can finally address the whole package with a little more clarity.
If you love your favorite gamer so much that you're willing to plunk down four grand for him (or her) this holiday season, then here's something you might be interested in. Kotaku recently wrote about this 100-inch video arcade center from Dream Arcades that comes with just about everything from a DLP projector to a bunch of games from brands like Atari and Namco. Only problem is, I don't see a rifle. If I'm going to pay $4,000 for an all-inclusive arcade center, it had better be compatible with Big Buck Hunter Pro.
One of the Wii features that people have been buzzing about has been the "Mii channel," the ability to create avatars that can look (to an extent) like whatever you want. Stephen Colbert used this to his advantage in a recent episode of "The Colbert Report" when he created a boxing match between Mii versions of himself and Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi. But I think the creative-Mii-use award goes to the guy at GameTrailers who created a Mii version of the entire first scene of the cult film "The Big Lebowski." The creation of … Read more
They keep rolling in. Thanks to a Crave tipster, we found this hilarious YouTube video by user "RobotsPiratesNinjas." Set to Queen's "We Will Rock You," the clip details the antics of a group of teenage boys who claim to have accidentally smashed a light fixture in a Wii Sports tennis overhand serve. Even if they're exaggerating, it's still a pretty funny video. Especially with that soundtrack.
Way back before Tom Cruise became best-known for kidnapping impressionable young actresses and jumping on couches, he did this thing called acting. One of his more famous movies, Top Gun, is about to turn 20, and to mark this auspicious occasion, Hands-On Mobile is releasing Top Gun: Gulf Crisis (with the Gulf added, of course, to give the '80s characters a modern-day feel).
The game follows the Top Gun and Top Gun II mobile titles. The latest installment of the air combat simulator lets players be Iceman or Maverick as they take the controls of an F-14 Tomcat (not to … Read more
One of the best parts of playing a video game is talking smack to your buddies. But let's be honest: It's getting harder and harder to find time to rally the gang for a round of Madden in your basement. Luckily, networked gaming and in-game voice capabilities have made it much easier. Videogames like World of Warcraft and SOCOM have built online communities based on the chat functionality.
This is all fine and dandy for PC and console gamers, but what about those of us who fancy portable gaming? Thanks to Activision subsidiary Vicarious Visions, Nintendo DS owners … Read more
From the creator of Teletubbies comes the completely trippy and disturbing Flash-based site Boohbah. Cover your PC's mouse with drool-proof plastic and plop your infants down in front of this page. See if they find it as compelling as peekaboo or their twirling Lamaze mobiles.
Or not. It's really scary.
If you're curious, there's a word from the creator here.
Found on: Digg
Comedy Central pundit Stephen Colbert has taken on every Internet phenomenon from Wikipedia to Gawker Media. Now, thanks to a YouTube link from Gizmodo, you can see the "Colbert Report" host admit his addiction to Nintendo's Wii because it lets him live out his fantasy of pummeling future House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Naturally, Colbert's confession of Wii love might get some heat because it involved, well, beating up a woman. This female Craver, however, is pretty sure that with a little bit of practice she could take on Mr. Colbert and make him cry like … Read more
I think it's been pretty well established that Space Invaders memorabilia is pretty awesome; in fact, it might even be more awesome than classic Nintendo gear. And now the trend is permeating fashion. This merino wool scarf--sold by B2D4 and alerted to Crave by Uncrate--should definitely be considered as a holiday gift for your favorite retro-gaming fan. A variety of color schemes are available, all depicting several Space Invaders graphics.
Great for keeping warm while waiting in line for game console releases (oh wait, those already happened...) or for covering up any conspicuous marks that might show … Read more