Sony's NSX-46GT1 Internet TV makes browsing on the web through your television as easy as ever with its LED edge lit image quality, 1080p and tons of content from Google TV. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the QWERTY keyboard remote, built-in wireless and more for its $1,100 price tag.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is a feature rich phone with a 4" touch screen, Android 2.3 OS, dual cameras and a game controller to take on PlayStation certified games anywhere you want! Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira take a look at the ultimate gaming phone that retails for $100 with a contract.
Third-party peripheral maker Mad Catz has decided to start making games as well as specialized controllers. The company announced that it is forming a new development studio with the majestic name of Thunderhawk Studios.
"What kind of games will they make, Stephen?" you may be asking. Answer: They will be making flight simulators. Specifically, a series of MMO flight simulators.
“The formation of ThunderHawk Studios is an important milestone as we pursue our longer term goal of expanding our participation in developing, publishing and distributing games.”said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
So what do you think, gamers? Personally, I think the market is ready for a super-realistic flight simulator using the most advanced PC technology. I hope it comes from Mad Catz. I always pull for those guys, for some reason.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer takes portable gadgets to the next level with its Android 3.0 OS on a 10.1" multi-touch screen, dual cameras and the ability to turn into a full fledged laptop with a docking station. Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey review the $400 device for its official Gadget Pr0n rating.
During an investor call in Japan late last night, Sony confirmed they are working on a "future platform." Although few hard details were revealed about the platofrm, this is the first official mention from Sony of these plans.
When discussing an increase in research and development costs over the last quarter, Sony’s VP and CFO Masaru Kato said:
"For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform – when we’ll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that – but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.”
Kato said whatever Sony is working on will have a different kind of launch than the PS3. The losses they have suffered on the PlayStation 3 had to do with the price of semiconductors versus retail prices. Sony has since created its own semiconductor facilities, and this mean it is "no longer thinkable to have a huge initial financial investment like that of the PS3," according to Kato.
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The rumor is Notch and company plan to show off the mobile version of Minecraft at E3 this year. If so, we'll be all over it. Not to get too promote-y, but we'll be all over everything at E3, bringing you previews, interviews, videos, photo galleries, news and much, much more, both online and on your TV. Check out our E3 coverage site and get ready for June 7-9!
Microsoft's blog today highlights an amazing offer that could spell ruin for our nation's young scholars' study time. The company says it's giving away a free Xbox 360 to students who purchase a Windows 7 PC that costs over $699.
Beginning on May 22, if you buy any kind of Windows PC over the price point at a participating retailer, you'll get a free 4GB Xbox 360, no strings attached. The offer is available only in the United States right now, but similar deals are planned for Canada and France. The offer's end date varies by retailer, so get in line now, or plan to buy one online at Dell.com or through Microsoft.
The Xperia Play, also known as the "PlayStation phone," will be released in the USA on May 26. The Verizon powered Android phone will retail for $199 with a two-year contract that's $29.99 a month with a data plan. But unlike any other phone, it comes with a ton of games installed for free. The list is under the cut.
The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G returns with its trusty keyboard, Android OS and 3.5" touch screen with thousands of apps at your fingertips. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the new Sidekick 4G with features like real time updates, a front facing camera and more for $30 with a contract.
The Canon T3i DSLR features a compact size, the power of the DIGIC 4 image processor, 18 megapixels and a 3" LCD screening. Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey review the $900 DSLR for its official Gadget Pr0n rating.
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet only adds to Android's presence in the tablet market with its NVidia Tegra2 processor, Honeycomb OS and a 10.1" multi-touch screen for $450. We take a look at its dual camera features, micro SD storage and more, and see if it's worth picking up.
A tremendously huge deal was announced today in the tech world, when Microsoft revealed that it had purchased internet communication service Skype for $8.5 billion. Microsoft plans to bring Skype to the 360, saying that Skype will support devices like Xbox and Kinect. When this is implemented, it will allow Xbox Live users to connect with Lync, Outlook and other communities. No time frame has been announced for the eventual rollout of the Skype services for the 360.
“Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a statement “Together we will create the future of real-time communications so people can easily stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues anywhere in the world.”
How a Skype connected Xbox with Kinect will work, what it will do exactly and how it will look remains to be seen, but it will certainly make for an interesting E3 press event for Microsoft. We promise we'll tell you all about it, the second it happened, with tons of live coverage of the Microsoft presser, as well as the rest of the divine madness of E3 2011! Keep your browser tuned to G4 for E3, June 7-9.
SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, may have recently been forced to shut down its Allen Telescope Array, but don't count the wily alien-hunters out yet. SETI is co-sponsoring a unique contest with Gamify that uses video games to help comb through the data they've collected.
SETI's now-shuttered telescopes have recorded a ton of radio signal data oiver the years, and while SETI has scanned the data looking for certain kinds of patterns that they think could indicate intelligence, there could still be evidence of outer-space transmissions in the data. Here's where games come in: SETI and Gamify would like to find a way to "gamify" the data search, to find a fun way for tons of people to go through the radio transmissions looking for evidence of outer-space intelligence.
Jessica Chobot and Ryan Dunn team up for G4's new series, Proving Ground, where trial meets error in their crazy attempts to put classic moments from video games, comic books and movies to the test. That's right: one of your favorite gaming authorities and the bearded psychonaut from Jackass will be bringing fantasy weapons into reality and taking flight like superheroes, just for starters --with disastrous results that you don't want to miss!
Have no fear, though, because you can experience the heart stopping excitement of Proving Ground from the safety of G4. The new series premieres June 14th at 8PM ET.
T-Mobile's LG G-Slate 4G joins the tablet world with an 8.9" multi-touch screen, Android 3.0, 5G capability, 32 GB of storage and dual rear-facing cameras for 3D video recording. Candace Bailey and Kevin Pereira take a close look at the $530 tablet.
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