Splinter Cell has sneak release?


This one could be down to a clerical error but US retailer GameStop has posted on it’s website a 30th June release date for Splinter Cell: Conviction on both 360 and PC Continue reading “Splinter Cell has sneak release?”

Tiger Woods 2009 Wii Breakdown

[Guest post by: Family Gamer]

Since the success of Wii-Sports Golf The Wii-mote motion controller has always seemed a perfect match for golf. Since then a number of games have tried to work a golfing control mechanic around it. We Love Golf stuck to their trigger three stage swing, whilst Super Swing Golf aimed to provide a one-to-one motion experience. Tiger Woods 09 combines the realism of Super Swing’s controls with its rich resource of courses, players and shot types to provide an experience that feels the closest to real life.

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TAC’s Widow Maker Bass Guitar Controller Is 100% Compatible With Guitar Hero & Rock Band Features For PS2 and PS3

The Ant Commandos (TAC), a leading provider of innovative wireless video game music peripherals and
accessories, announced today its Widow Maker Wireless Bass Guitar is now available at retail for an SRP of $69.99. The Widow Maker Bass Guitar is the first bass guitar controller on the market to feature 4-1 compatibility with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

TAC’s Widow Maker Wireless Bass Guitar is one of the most advanced controllers on the market, featuring AutoSense wireless technology using 2.4GHz radio connectivity and offering a largest and longest body design, resembling the classic body style of a real bass guitar. The bass guitar controller features FeatherTouch Fret Buttons which are undercoated with new, stronger rubber cushions for a “clickier” feel when pressed. Using the Widow Maker to lay down their bass rhythms, gamers will be able to rock out to all versions of Rock Band or Guitar Hero for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. “TAC is committed to providing the best possible peripherals to players for their favorite music video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and with the Widow Maker, gamers are getting the best quality wireless bass guitar on the market today,” said Jesse Manwill, Senior Manager, Product Management at TAC. “The Widow Maker is 100% compatible with all versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band for the PS2 and PS3-including rock Band’s effects switch and solo functions– so consumers are truly getting their money’s worth for a top-notch bass guitar that they can rely on for years to come.”

Bass guitar fans will love all of the special features that the Widow Maker is equipped with. One of the hottest new elements is the 360 FLY Function Clip where special button clips allow for strap-free game play and the wild spinning of the controller so gamers can perform similar moves just like their most idolized guitarists. A unique button cluster with a recessed Start button will enable players to let loose and go wild without accidentally pausing the game during a jam session. Additionally, its new PowerThief power saving mode automatically conserves precious battery power for extended hours of play. For the comfort of gamers, the Widow Maker features a specially-designed contoured edge which provides a more comfortable grip on the neck, reducing finger fatigue after a late-night jam session. Realistic to the slightest detail, the Widow Maker Bass guitar controller features a stylish headstock with five tuning pegs, and it even functions as a six-string controller if necessary.

For more information about TAC or the products it sells please visit www.theantcommandos.com.

Top 5 Wii-Fit Tips


GamePeople explores Wii-Fit.

Video gaming that gets you to exercise is exactly what you needed to get in shape for summer! Now fast forward three weeks. The balance board has a home at the side of the TV and makes a tempting ebay item, unused and unwanted. What happened in those three weeks to make the savior of your health and fitness goals turn into handy plant stand?

To understand this we must start with the first principle of why you bought Wii-Fit. Most people are not too concerned at how much they weigh, don’t care what their BMI is, or know what BMI means. In my experience most people are driven by the promise of a trim, attractive body without all the flabby bits. Yes, exercise offers the chance to be young and sexy again, but there is a cost, you actually have to do it and over an extended period of time. When starting out with exercise you have a clear idea of how you want to look and your motivation and enthusiasm is at an all time high. However, the results are slow in coming, you cannot see any changes in the mirror and the scales haven’t budged, but and the effort and pain are real and immediate.

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