During New York’s Games for Change Festival Joystiq was able to get a interview from Gabe Newell, founder and president of Valve. Newell discussed Valve having interest in the upcoming Nintendo console.
“Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation,”
“It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it’ll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model.”
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Microsoft shows off NUads, which will be used for interactive advertisement within the Xbox dashboard. It’s a disturbing day to think we will see even more ads within our gaming experience. The technology was demonstrated by Enrique de la Garza on Microsoft’s Advertising Blog.
What was showcased was little ways to get you to interact with Ads with the use of Kinect. You will be able to Tweet about the ad, request more information about any product being shown, be able to locate a retailer near you which would carry the item shown, schedule a reminder for a upcoming event, and vote for your favorite. These options will all be available within the ad by just speaking that magic word “Xbox” and different options will be displayed to you.
Two absolute geniuses that go by the names of Gary520 and Spirale, created one of the best Minecraft mods I’ve ever seen. He recreated key locations and items from The Legend of Zelda games and also added a full on quest for players to experience. With a good six hours of game-play and a total of five dungeons available now for download, its pretty hard to pass up. Keep in mind that this amazing mod is still in progress and the developers intend to add in a total of ten hours of game-play and eight dungeons in the finish product.
July 3rd will be the last day for PSN’s Welcome Back program. If you haven’t redeemed your free games and the subscription to PlayStation Plus, it will all be gone forever. So go ahead and get your free games.
PlayStation 3/PSN Dead Nation inFAMOUS LittleBigPlanet Super Stardust HD Wipeout HD + Fury
PSP LittleBigPlanet (PSP) ModNation Racers Pursuit Force Killzone Liberation
Since it’s release on April 18, Portal 2 has manage to sell 3 million copies. Valve’s Software chief Gabe Newell revealed the numbers at New York University Games For Change festival in his Games For Learning Institute’s keynote address.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA is releasing the Sonic Generations demo over XBLA and PSN tomorrow.
Also coming tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary Bundle on the PlayStation Network for the price of $19.99. The 20th Anniversary Bundle, will include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, Sonic Adventure and a Sonic 4 Dynamic Theme. The bundle was only announced for PSN but I’m certain we’ll see it on Xbox Live soon.