Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: PlayStation 3 3D Display

Yes, I'll admit it.  I'm a gadget geek.  I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to playing with all the cool new hi-tech toys on the market.  I love when I get the chance to take "new features" or "upgraded technology" for a spin.  So when Sony first announced plans to release a PlayStation branded 3D display in November, I was itching to get my hands on one and put it through its paces.  Unfortunately, the usual pre-Christmas end of year rush kept me from thinking about it too much, except for those occasions I'd see the display at retail and say to myself, "Hey David. There's that PlayStation display again.  Y'know, sooner or later you should really check that out and maybe even write up a piece on it."  To which I'd follow-up with, "Umm, I really need to stop talking to myself out loud like that. People are beginning to stare."

Well thanks to those blackmail pictures I have of Santa's risque summer vacation (as well as a convenient sale at Best Buy dropping the price to $299 this week), I've got the PlayStation 3D Display hooked up in the office and ready to go.  So now comes the big question ... "Is this thing actually any good?"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Free Fruit Ninja Kinect Christmas DLC

If you happen to be one of those people who are overly enthusiastic about the holidays and are running out of things to decorate you will be thrilled to hear that you can now spruce up your Xbox 360 as well, for free! Maybe the folks at Halfbrick had too much eggnog, but regardless of what put them in the Christmas spirit I'm super excited about their new Christmas DLC pack for Fruit Ninja Kinect available starting today on Xbox Live Arcade. The pack includes a festive "Santa's Workshop" themed background, "Candy Cane Blade" (whiff of peppermint when you swing your arm NOT included), and a "Snow Globe" silhouette that is sure to help you burn off all those Christmas cookies after you bounce up and down a million times trying to shake the globe (which is you). Trust'll try it at least a few times.

If all those things aren't exciting enough , they've also swapped out the pomegranate power fruit for something a little more fruity and festive...a fruit cake! If you haven't tried Fruit Ninja Kinect yet it would definitely make a great stocking stuffer. Fruit Ninja Kinect can be purchased through the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). It's rated "E for Everyone", even elves (too much?) and is definitely a great family game.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gotham City Impostors Animated Shorts

It's no secret that I've been digging the idea behind the upcoming Batman-themed shooter, Gotham City Impostors, since it was first announced earlier this year.  After all, I AM a big comic-book geek, and there's just something fun about the idea of running around as a half-crazed Batman or Joker wannabe.  It's almost like Team Fortress 2 made sweet, sweet love to a batch of Detective Comics.  Well, to build up interest for the game, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have been putting together some quick, fun animated shorts for the game.

So, in case you've missed them before, here they are again for your viewing pleasure: