Panasonic Jungle Panasonic finally saw the Jungle for the trees.
The consumer electronics company has abandoned its plans to
create a handheld gaming device - which was codenamed 'Jungle' - that would
have focused on massively-multiplayer online games for the portable audience.
"Panasonic decided to suspend further development due
to changes in the market and in our own strategic direction," the company
said in a
statement given to Reuters.
The Jungle was first announced last October and ran fullRead More »from Panasonic cancels the ‘Jungle’
speed into a wall of skepticism and indifference from games. Panasonic, after
all, has a dubious reputation in the industry after the ill-fated release of
the 3DO system in 1993 (which carried a shockingly high
- Gordon Cameron | Plugged In – Wed, Mar 2, 2011 1:32 AM EST
"The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered...
Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to
This all sounds like bad news, but is it really? For gamers, at least, it means a coupleRead More »from Those pesky dragons: ‘Elder Scrolls V’ heats up with new trailer
hundred hours of dungeon-crawling, sword-wielding, spell-slinging fun, set
against the backdrop of a sprawling open world. Bethesda Game Studios has just released the second video trailer for Skyrim, the fifth entry in its venerable Elder Scrolls series of fantasy role-playing epics. Where the first video was just a tease, this one gives you plenty of gameplay footage to feast your eyes on, with narration by the formidable Max Von
Sony PSP - SCEA With its next generation portable system looming, Sony is giving the PSP one last moment in the spotlight. Effective this Sunday, the company will cut the retail price of its portable gaming system by $40, from $170 to $130.
The move not only lets Sony access a new audience with the PSP, it lets the company get out in front of the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, which will hit shelves on March 27.
The PSP hasn't been the category-changer that many expected it would be when it was unveiled in 2004, but it has hardly been a failure. The company has sold 67.8 million units worldwide as of the end of 2010, 23 million of which were sold in North America alone.
To date, there are more than 590 gamesRead More »from Sony drops PSP price to $130
- Yahoo! Games | Plugged In – Wed, Mar 2, 2011 1:30 AM EST
Playing cards - Morguefile Four suits.
Fifty-two cards. Twelve face cards. You might take the make-up of a modern deck
of playing cards for granted, but behind its familiar conventions lurk
somewhere around 1,200 years of history -- and plenty of questions. We plumbed
its depths for some answers.
Where does the Joker come from?
If you answered, "He was a small-time criminal who Batman threw into a vat of toxic waste," this is probably not the article for you. And unless you're playing canasta or gin
rummy, you're likely used to discarding these two oddballs without a moment's
So how did the two Jokers -- which don't fit into any of the deck's other conventions -- come to be?
They're by far the newest cardsRead More »from 5 things you didn’t know about card games
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