Ever since the release of the famed Nintendo Wii gamers have been finding it difficult to secure one for themselves thanks to the popularity of it and the fact that Nintendo doesn’t seem to make enough to meet demand. The new Wii Fit has actually added to the mayhem and made the search even more difficult.
Gamers have seen the Wii Fit in action and are hoping to get their chance to try out a new way to play games and are looking to lose a few pounds in the process. Along with the new controller there are new titles that we can expect to hit shelves later this year.
Anyone who is playing Halo 3 or any other type of shoot ‘em up game may want to consider donning the red color if you hope to win. A new study is being conducted to show that red will always (or almost always) beat out blue in online shooter games.
The study – which will be published in the Cyberpsychology & Behavior Journal – tracked 1500 matches in Unreal Tournament in 2004. The game splits players into two different teams – the red and blue teams. There is nothing different between the two teams except that they are two different colors. This means that there should be no advantage over the other when playing.
Xbox Live will be adding a whole new channel to their line-up – the social gaming channel. This is yet another chance for Microsoft to bring in some of the more casual and laid back gamers. They want the ones who are not addicted to certain games and therefore do not always have the interest in playing. They are using “programmatic, highly concurrent social interactive games” to reel them in.
In other words you can expect to see “game shows” or Xbox Live versions of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy. It will also feature some concepts in the genres of “Trivia, Reality TV, Puzzles and Sports” that will allow them to play live event and to win some virtual prizes.
Europe is happy to be receiving Unreal Tournament 3 for the Xbox 360 a weekend early. Midway confirmed the news that it will be arriving on the 4th of July – which is three days earlier than the game will be hitting stores in the U.S.
They also stated that the Xbox version will be available with all of the downloadable content available to users on the retail disc along with split-screen support, and five new maps. The split-screen support will allow human players in the local area to play.
One of the more popular games on PS3 – Metal Gears Solid DLC – is making its way to Xbox 360 gamers and I think we can all agree that this is something we have been looking forward to for quite some time. For now this is just a rumor and we are still waiting for the official announcement from Microsoft.
However, good sources are telling us to start celebrating and to prepare our pocketbooks. There shouldn’t be any problems with the game converting to Microsoft. In fact they may find that this will boost their sales and give them an edge in the console war.