I mentioned last week that I ran across something
interesting on Sony Ericsson's website regarding a way they were going to revolutionize the way you listen to music. Well, we found out earlier this week of what that exactly was. The webcast explained that Sony had a new technology out called "SensMe Control" that would be incorporated into these new earbuds. When you insert both earbuds into your ears, music will begin to play based off of dynamic capacitive control -- basically the same technology found in some touchscreen mobile devices. Remove one earbud while there is an incoming call, and you will be able to answer the call. Remove both and the music stops playing. Very cool stuff! Now don't worry. These wont start playing while in your pocket. They react to the human touch, which is conductive in nature.
These earbuds will run you 39 Euros, or roughly 60 U.S. Dollars. Not too bad for something that could possible be pretty cool. Once these hit eBay, I'll try them out and update even further on what I think about them.
Have you been as concerned about the viability of Project Natal as much as the rest of us? Well, Microsoft has helped us alleviate some oft hat fear with a press release naming some names of software supporters for Natal:
Among the elite publishers actively working on games for Project Natal are Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Konami, MTV Games, Namco Bandai, Sega, Square Enix, THQ Inc. and Ubisoft. Together, these publishers account for more than 70 percent of third-party software sales for this generation of console and most of the world's most recognized video game franchises.
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This is the greatest major announcement, possibly ever. During Sony's press conference at the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo announced that they will be dropping the price on the the Wii to $199.99.
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, the world's most popular home video game system gets even more appealing. On that day, Nintendo's suggested retail price for its record-setting Wii drops by $50 to $199.99. The new $199.99 Wii price point delivers the full iconic Wii gaming experience, including the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller, Nunchuk controller and Wii Sports software, and furthers Nintendo's mission to expand the gaming universe by making video games accessible to more and more consumers.
Of course, we all knew this was inevitable when Sony and Microsoft both dropped the prices on their consoles.
Were you waiting for a price drop before you purchased a Wii, or does this have no affect on your buying habits? Let us know in the comments section.
At the Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft gave us a lot of information about where Xbox Live is headed, and answered a number of our questions and concerns.
Search is coming! Hooray! Ever since Xbox Live started getting crazy amounts of content, navigating through the long long lists of games, videos, themes, etc. With the addition of the Zune Marketplace to Xbox Live, we will see text searching. Obviously, the next question is, will they bring search to everything else? Xbox Live's Scott Austin, said,
We're always thinking about ways to improve our shopping experiences.
Marvel is everywhere these days. Every time we turn around we seem to be talking about another Marvel movie.
Iron Man 2 is coming soon, along with several other films in preparation for the Avengers film. Well, here are two unrelated films no one expected to see.
Daredevil, who had a hard go of things in his 2003 film attempt, will be getting a reboot, care of New Regency and Fox. A reboot for this franchise is not a bad idea, as the storyline of Daredevil itself is really interesting and could lend itself to a great motion picture, just not the one they released last time.
Ghost Rider, on the other hand, will be getting a sequel, despite terribly low ratings and a generally unappealing first film, care of Crystal Sky and Columbia Pictures. Nicholas Cage will return and try and salvage the role of Johnny Blaze in a direct storyline continuation to the first film.
So, even since the announcement of the PSP Go, and the subsequent announcement of the end of UMD, Sony has been very quiet about the actual fate of the games you already own on UMD if you want to upgrade to a Go. I am here with the answer for you, but you're not going to like it.
In a statement, Sony said,