E3 2010: Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft held their press conference on Monday June 14, the day before E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) started.

It was not what I hoped for. They startet with showing trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gears of War 3, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Halo: Reach and Fable III. And the rest of the show was for their Project Natal, no renamed Kinect.

Kinect is a new pherepial for Xbox 360 which will let you use your body as a controller. It have multiple sensors registrating your movements. It can be described as a cross between Wii and the EyeToy. What they showed, Nintendo did years ago. To me it’s almost the samething, but in a new wrapping. You don’t use a controller, but your body. Under you can se some of the demoes showed at the press conference.

Kinect Sports gives you bowling, ping-pong, track & field, boxing, volleyball and soccer. Very much like Wii Sport.

Kinectimals is a pet simulator ala Nintendogs. 40 types of wild cats are available among lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, black panther and bobcat cubs.

 With Your Shape Kinetc you can exercise.

They also introduced the new Xbox 360 “Slim”. A smaller Xbox with 250GB harddrive and built-in WiFi. The price is $299 and it’s available now.

Retro Gamer issue 77

Issue 77 of Retro Gamer have been out for a while now and this is some of the things you can read about:

  • Back to the Eightes – June 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – December 1992
  • The Making of… Zork
  • Retroinspection: Sega 32x
  • Prince of Persia
  • Why You Must Play… Hyper Sports
  • From the Archives – Hewson Consultants
  • The Unconverted
  • The Making of… A Boy and his Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
  • Coin-up Capers: Super Hang-On
  • The Making of… Beatle Quest

a-ha – ‘Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah)’

a-ha have just had its world premiere on their latest and last singel on Norwegian radio. It’s called Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah) and is written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and produced by Martin Terefe.

My first impression is thas this is a good a-ha singel.

You can listen to aha‘Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah)’ HERE. The singel will be available as a digital download from July 5.

Thanks to warnerwall.no, you can now listen to a-ha’s ‘Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah)’ in the clip under.

Source: a-ha.com and warnerwall.no

Apple iPhone 4

Steve Jobs presentet Apples new iPhone 4 at the WWDC 2010. The new iPhone with iOS 4 looks good and have great specs, and even smaller than the iPhone 3GS.

Some of the specs:

  • Video recording, HD (720p) @ 30 fps
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Retina display
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor
  • 16GB or 32GB flash drive

For more specs, check Apple.com. Apple have done well with the previously versions of the iPhone and with the updated specs, I think the new version will sell real well too. In USA the iPhone will cost you $599 (16GB) and $699 (32GB) with a AT/T contract, available from June 24.

Not everything went well on Steve Jobs presentation. The iPhone wouldn’t connect to the Internet since there was so many WiFi users in the same room. You can watch that YouTube clip bellow. To watch Jobs complete keynote at WWDC 2010, goto Apple.com.

The video under shows Apple iPhone 4 Design Video.

Source: Gizmodo.com and Apple.com

AUCTION HAS ENDED – I’ve got HD DVD and PSP UMD movies for sale on eBay

AUCTION HAS ENDED

I’ve have some HD DVD movies and Sony PSP UMD (region 2/Europe) movies for sale on eBay.co.uk. Free shipping to Europe, add £4.00 for rest of the world. Since UMD movies as region 2, these will only be shippet to European countries.

HD DVD movies – £5.99

  • American Gangsters
  • An American Werewolf In London
  • Dante’s Peak
  • Knocked Up
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday
  • Serenity
  • The Holiday
  • The Kingdom

Sony PSP UMD movies – £3.99

  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Behind Enemy Lines
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Dodgeball
  • Kingdom Of Heaven
  • Predator