Wii U Impressions from CES 2012

11 01 2012

On Tuesday, Nintendo gave Associated Press a sneak peak at their next system iteration, the Wii U at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The video below includes Nintendo of America Executive Vice President Scott Moffitt explaining a little about the device, while showing off the device in action with multiplayer games.

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Panasonic Cancels ‘Jungle’ Gaming System

1 03 2011

Electronics company Panasonic announced on Tuesday that their massively multiplayer online handheld system called the Jungle was officially cancelled.

The project was stopped due to a reported “changes in the market and our own strategic direction” according to a press statement by the company.

The system was unveiled last October by the company and was planned to cater specifically to MMO games on the go. A Battlestar Galactica Online title was specifically featured as a part of the reveal among other things.

The cancellation of the project doesn’t appear to come off as much of a surprise to the gaming community, as many had their doubts about Panasonic re-entering the video game system market again.  Read the rest of this entry »





The NGP vs. the 3DS: which is worth your money?

8 02 2011

With the recent reveal of the successor to the Playstation Portable, the Next Generation Portable (NGP), gamers will have a big decision to make as far as handheld gaming goes in 2011.


Both the 3DS and the NGP boast some powerful specs and game lineups, but which seems truly worth your hard-earned dollars? Read the rest of this entry »





New MMO handheld system ‘Jungle’ unveiled

5 10 2010

Electronics manufacturer Panasonic launched a website this week dedicated to their forthcoming handheld video game system entitled the ‘Jungle’.

The site unveils few details, but features a video showing off the system. It appears to have a single screen and a bottom key/control board that opens up similar to the Nintendo DS. The controls include a full Qwerty keyboard, touch pad, and more to be officially announced. Read the rest of this entry »





Hands-on with the Kinect: First Impressions

16 07 2010

As was announced two weeks ago via a tweet by the Microsoft Store, the Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 was made available to the public for demonstrations in only three states: California, Arizona and Colorado.  

The Kinect was on demo at 4 Microsoft stores in America.

As per a Microsoft press release on Thursday, the Kinect will be available for demonstrations at 32 reported locations throughout the United States beginning this weekend. For a full list of cities that are featured on the Kinect Demo Tour, visit the Microsoft announcement article page.

The Pause Button’s own IncreaseBlue was fortunate enough to test out the Microsoft Kinect controller before the tour and offer her thoughts in the post below. 

Thoughts and Impressions on the Kinect. 

When Microsoft debuted the Kinect motion controller at E3 2010 I, like many others, was skeptical about the controller’s sensitivity and responsiveness to the game player. While I was overall impressed with the Kinect controller, I wasn’t completely off-base with my suspicions either.  Read the rest of this entry »





Will hefty price tags put gamers off of new motion controls?

26 06 2010

The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo was a prime spot for both Microsoft and Sony to introduce their takes on motion controls for games in order to compete with Nintendo’s successful motion control game system, the Wii.

Both the 360 and PS3 will debut motion controllers, but will the cost be too much for gamers?

Both companies introduced their motion control accessories the Kinect and the Move, alongside an array of motion control enabled games at the expo, in an effort to capture “casual” and family gamers that have long been turning to the Wii for its ease of use and collection of games that are meant to appeal to a broad base of people.

However, both motion controls are featured as an accessory to an already existing system (the PS3 or 360) and not as a vital counterpart to play games, as par the Wii. This translates to a higher cost for the non-essential accessories in order for gamers to get in on the motion-control action. Read the rest of this entry »





Is the Nintendo DSi XL just another useless system upgrade?

23 03 2010

To end a spectacular month for the gaming world, the newest piece of Nintendo gaming flair, the DSi XL, is due to hit store shelves on March 28.

After seeing the models in comparison to the older DS, DSlite, and DSi, gamers are begging the question: Why are you making this Nintendo? Read the rest of this entry »