291w ago - Rumors about Microsoft entering the waggle market with a specialized, Wii Remote concept swiping controller have been popping up for the better part of a year. Talk of a partnership with Gyration, speculation that Bungie had quashed a proposal for a motion controller tied to Halo 3 and murmurs that Rare was now tasked with leading the waggle wand brigade have been bubbling up frequently.
Microsoft and Gyration have both denied or brushed off the rumors, but we've just heard it pop up again.
According to sources that will go unnamed, Microsoft may be showing its Xbox 360 motion controller as early as next week to press, a controller geared specifically for Banjo Kazooie 3 gameplay. In fact, we've heard that select members of the press have already seen the controller–in use on the next Banjo Kazooie title–in action.
Microsoft plans to show off some of its 2008 and 2009 wares at an event next week, one that hits during the Game Critics Awards at which some of the "Best of E3" awards are judged. Occasionally, NDAs and embargoes ensure that what is shown at the Game Critics Awards doesn't go public until E3 proper, which may keep details on a the rumored new Xbox 360 controller under wraps.
However, Microsoft's event next Tuesday, at which the new Banjo Kazooie is confirmed to...
293w ago - Sony has revealed some more details for the launch of SingStar on May 20th in the US. There will be a stand-alone SKU with just the game for $39.99 and one with two microphones for $59.99.
The disc will contain 30 songs and the American singstore will contain over 200 songs when it launches there and will be updated each month with 25-50 new songs.
To quote: When SingStar initially launches in the US, players will be required to download a patch, approximately 20MB in size. This will enable the features of the European SingStar Vol. 2 for the American release.
This patch will add an enhanced Duet mode, which adds harmonies into Duet tracks. Remote Play has also been added: you won't be able to play the game, but you will be able to access the SingStore, queue up downloads, and visit the My SingStar Online community.
315w ago - Amazon's Kindle e-book reader has sold out despite scepticism about whether the device will prove popular.
A notice on the Kindle pages on the Amazon web store said "heavy customer demand" for the device meant it would be out of stock until 3 December.
Since its launch on 19 November the device has been widely examined but opinions about it are mixed.
It has won praise for being easy to use but many have criticised the way it forces people to pay for free content.
The Kindle device was on sale on the retailer's store soon after Amazon boss Jeff Bezos unveiled it earlier this week. Within hours, reported gadget blog Engadget, the device had sold out prompting Amazon to add a message about stocks being replenished early next month.
Despite this sales success reviews of Kindle on the Amazon site are divided. Overall the gadget has won a rating of 2.5 stars out of five from those who have spent time with it.
Many Amazon reviewers praised its easy to read screen and the size and heft of the device. Owners of it also like the inbuilt Amazon store and the ease with which they can load books and other documents on to it via the EVDO network of US carrier Sprint.
Amazon has remained tight-lipped on whether the gadget will...