237w ago - It is one of the most memorable lines in movie history. As the air around him is rent by explosions and the whiz of bullets, Colonel Kilgore stands nonchalantly with hands on hips, sniffs the acrid breeze and declares: 'I love the smell of napalm in the morning.'
Now actor Robert Duvall's famous scene from the Vietnam epic Apocalypse Now could be re-enacted in millions of teenagers' bedrooms - thanks to technology that will allow computer games consoles to release the stench of war.
The Ministry of Defence is part-funding a project in which foul smells are released into the air during training videos so that recruits literally learn to sniff out trouble.
If the technology proves a success, it is expected to be taken up by manufacturers of top-selling consoles - such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The team of psychologists and computer engineers developing the technology, on behalf of the British Army, plan to bombard troops with odours ranging from body sweat to diesel exhaust.
The aim is to teach recruits that the presence of some smells and absence of others could indicate danger.
At the moment, the technology is still in its infancy. But the scientists say it will soon be possible to design games in which the screech of tyres...
239w ago - Guerrilla Games Producer Sebastian Downie has announced news of a Killzone 2: Battle the PS3 Dev Team competition tomorrow, as follows:
Many of you have been asking when we would have a 'Snipe the dev' event again like we had with Killzone 1 and Killzone: Liberation, and let me tell you that time is NOW!
Well, tomorrow anyway. Close enough. At 10:00AM Pacific on Tuesday, May 5 we are holding a "Guerrilla Warfare" event on the US servers to celebrate the release of our first DLC Pack: "Steel & Titanium," and to generally kick some ass.
I have assembled the most battle-hardened and skillful developers at Guerrilla Games to go onto the servers and take you through our two newest maps: "Wasteland Bullet" and "Vekta Cruiser," now available on the Playstation Store.
The developers at Guerrilla Games will be hosting some "Official games," which some of you will be able to join with passwords provided by the staff here at PlayStation.Blog. If you join those games, we'll take you on a tour of the new levels, talk about their development and generally hang out.
To receive the password and find out the room names, you'll have to follow the PlayStation.Blog Twitter account: twitter.com/sonyplaystation....
243w ago - Imagine going to hell and you find yourself in an area where those who were gluttons in life are punished. Their torment is to lie entangled under a continual and heavy storm of hail, black snow and discolored water.
As you see the horror all around you, you noticed Cerberus the ferocious three-headed beast that guards the gluttons and feeds on them like scattered meat.
At that moment, you realized your only choice is to ready your weapon and kick some demon ass! Well ladies and gentleman EA is going to let gamers experience being demon slayer when Dante's Inferno hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 next year.
What is Dante's Inferno about?
Dante's Inferno a.k.a. the Divine Comedy was written by Dante Alighieri, between 1308 and 1321. The author took readers for one hell of ride with this epic masterpiece. The book introduces Dante, who happens to be the writer, narrator, main protagonist and traveler in the Inferno.
The story begins on the night before Good Friday, in the year 1300. Dante is wandering in a dark and gloomy forest, unable to find a pathway out. While trying to find his way he's approached by three beasts that are blocking his path.
On the verge of giving up hope, Dante is saved by the Roman Vergil who guides him through the nine...
248w ago - Nintendo's UK boss David Yarnton has confirmed that the DSi has a number of enhancements with regards to its security.
One of the main ways that Nintendo will try and battle piracy on the system is through firmware updates, in similar fashion to what Sony attempts to do with the PSP.
Nintendo also revealed that the system is region locked due to differences in age ratings for certain games.
To quote: Yarnton also went on to discuss the firm's ongoing efforts to battle the threat posed to gaming from piracy, and the measures Nintendo has taken to combat it:
"The DSi has a number of enhancements to built-in security. There's firmware that we can upgrade, to try and keep one step ahead at all times. Hopefully that will protect not only our Intellectual Property but also our publishers, who put a lot of time and investment into developing games."