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Wii Cyber Gun - Wii Zapper Rip Off

362w ago - Yet another version of the Wii Zapper gun attachment has hit the market, this time in the form of the Wii Cyber Gun, sounds all Dr Who and Sci-Fied doesn't it, it isn't. What you have here is essentially a bit of plastic that converts your WiiMote and Nunchuk controllers into a light gun. We guess this is kind of cool, given it's more like a machine gun than the others released thus far.

The Wii Cyber Gun will set you back a cool $16USD, making it slightly cheaper than the official Wii Zapper, but it doesn't come with Link's Crossbow Training, which the Wii Zapper does. Personally I prefer the 2 in 1 Wii gun because the pistol section looks so cool, but out of the lot I'd go for the official Zapper as Link's Crossbow Training is too good to pass up.

Video proof: Why Uncharted is the best looking PS3 game to date

362w ago - We go beyond the demo to capture some incredible action

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is undoubtedly one of the stand out PS3 games of the year, and one that we certainly can't put down. Due to hit US stores in a matter of days, 17 November, with the UK release following on 7 December, Christmas may well come early for owners of Sony's black box.

As those of you who have downloaded the demo from the PlayStation Store will already know, Uncharted is full off incredible visuals and set pieces and, thankfully, these don't end when the demo does.

Video can be seen here!

Family Ski first third party Wii title to use Balance Board

362w ago - When Nintendo first announced Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board accessory at this year's new-look E3, reports suggested that third parties (gaming and non-gaming) were clambering over the device with ideas of how to use it in upcoming titles. However, no word of this has been mentioned since - until now. Namco's Family Ski will be playable with the weight-scales-alike accessory.

The discovery was made in an advert or magazine scan uncovered by Wiiz, one in which the Wii Balance Board is clearly pictured. Skiing, snowboarding and skateboarding titles are amongst the first ideas that spring to mind when wanting to incorporate the Wii Balance Board into games, so we're not too surprised - that said, we are pleased at the news and excited to see how it might turn out.

Not a whole lot is known about Family Ski at present, other than that it is being worked on by the same team responsible for Ridge Racer. In addition, similarly themed titles Jockey Family and Family Stadium are also said to be in the pipeline. Will these also be Wii Balance Board-compatible? We shall see.

Family Ski is currently penned down for release on January 31 2008 in Japan.

What are your thoughts about the Wii Balance Board? Would you love to use it in games like Family Ski or prefer to stick to buttons and...

Obvious PS3 tricks you may have forgotten about

362w ago - We love illusions, things sometimes referred to as magic. Regrettably, true magic does not exist in this dimension (except for in the eyes of our innocent youth ... oh, the fools), but Sony and the PS3 have a few tricks up their sleeve to keep us imagining magic does indeed exist. The following are some obvious tricks worth mentioning that your PS3 can, in fact, do. Remember, some people might not have known these things.

1. Play PS3 games from any country
2. Reset your video mode by continuing to press the power button on the console when turning it on (if you have an HDMI issue, this is always a good way to re-establish a poor handshake).
3. Tap the PS button to see your battery charge remaining (duh).
4. Google PS3 Game Saves, save some data onto a USB, then copy it into your save data folder. Voila, you magically beat a game you don't even own!
5. Six-person video/phone chat ... thanks PS Eye!
6. Multiple page mode in the browser (choose to open a new window in the browser, then use L3 to toggle between pages).
7. Easily upgradeable hard drives.
8. Share your PS Store downloads on up to five other PS3's!
9. Force a PS3 to show your files ... just stick stuff in folders called, verbatim, "VIDEO" or "PICTURE" -- if that doesn't work, hit triangle and choose "Display...

Major leaps in PS3 visuals for at least four more years

362w ago - Insomniac Chief Creative Officer thinks the PS3 has the most advanced hardware.

Insomniac Games is in a pretty unique position. The company isn't owned by Sony, yet is responsible for two of the PlayStation 3's most important Sony published titles: Resistance and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com in an exclusive interview to be published tomorrow, Insomniac's Brain Hastings has given his opinion on the current state of PlayStation 3 development and what's still to come.

Talking specifically about the recently released Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, Brian pointed out what the team has been able to do with the game engine this time around:

"The amount of action we're able to put on the screen at 60 frames per second really dwarfs what we were able to do a year ago at 30 frames per second," said Hastings. "What's most exciting is the way things are headed right now I think we'll see just as big a leap from our second generation engine to our third as we did from the first to second."

Looking ahead, he was equally as optimistic: "We're already seeing a big leap in what people are able to do with the PS3 now compared to a year ago, and we're going to see just as big a leap between now and the end of 2008," said the Insomniac Games...
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