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Wii getting a tablet peripheral

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2010

That’s right, everyone is so tablet crazy that even the Wii is getting a tablet. And it’s not even from Nintendo, but game publisher THQ. THQ will be launching the $70 uDraw Game Tablet aimed at 6-to-12-year-olds. It measures 9 inches wide and 7 inches wide, making it about the same size as a Nintendo Wii.

The tablet comes with uDraw software. Pictionary and Dood’s Big Adventure are sold separately, each priced at $29.99. To use the tablet, players connect the uDraw Game Tablet to a Wii controller. Then a stylus lets gamers draw pictures and play games.

THQ to launch next gen online shooter called CrimeCraft

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on May 29th, 2009

crimecraft-sbI have played my share of MMORPG games. I tried World of Warcraft a few times, but the fantasy game isn’t my favorite genre and I just didn’t get into the game that much. I have often wished for a good MMO shooter, obviously PlanetSide doesn’t count.

THQ has announced that it will be launching a new MMO shooter called CrimeCraft. The game is set for pre-order in stores on June 7. CrimeCraft is a game that allows players to found their own gang and fight to destroy rival gangs.

THQ announces MX vs. ATV Reflex for holiday 2009

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on May 15th, 2009

mxatvreflex-sbI have played most all of the MX vs. ATV games that have been launched for the PS2 and PS3 game consoles over the years. My favorite was the most recent PS3 version MX vs. ATV Unleashed. The game offers good graphics and fun game play.

THQ has announced that the next installment in the franchise will be hitting store shelves just in time for the 2009 holiday season. The game will be called MX vs. ATV Reflex and offers a new control system and physics engine. The control system allows players to control steering and rider body position independently.

UFC 2009 Undisputed demo now available

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on April 24th, 2009

ufc2009-sbI have been a big UFC fan since the sport debuted years ago with a much different format than we see today. I used to prefer boxing, but the UFC is much more entertaining to me. I have been waiting for the UFC game to debut since I first heard about it and now THQ is offering a playable demo.

THQ has announced that the playable demo is now available for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners to download. To celebrate UFC 97 held last weekend, the demo lets players fight an exhibition match between Chuck Liddell and Mauricio Rua.

THQ signs with NVIDIA for PhysX technology

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 19th, 2008

NVIDIA LogoNVIDIA is the biggest name in discrete video card sales. It has among its wares some of the best performing video cards available. The graphics giant purchased Ageia and gained from the buy PhysX technology that it has been enabling on its GPUs and peddling to game developers.

Over the last few weeks, some of the biggest game publishers in the world have licensed NVIDIA’s PhysX technology including EA. EA showed footage of its new title Mirror’s Edge with PhysX enabled and it looked like a different game.