Xbox Fever (May 21)
JDL and Chris are running even later than usual with their weekly news report, but here it is in all its glory! It’s time for Fever!
Game Capture HD Coming Soon!
Slow-mo, replay and all the trimmings: Engadget
For the most vain of gamers, Elgato is proud to announce their all new Game Capture HD, a tiny device that lets gamers and YouTube uploaders record HD video of their greatest hits and misses without having to bust out their smart phones.
Xbox 360 gamers can hook the Game Capture HD into their TVs via an HDMI cable, while PS3 gamers will have to rely on a specialty bundled AV cable to bypass Sony’s copy protection. From there, footage gets compressed and added to your PC or Mac for smooth uploading. Expect to be able to buy the Game Capture HD next month, or this June. It’ll be a little pricy, coming in hot at $200, but it’s worth it if you love showing Grandma how you Focus Attack Dash Cancel your Ruffian Kicks into Ultra 1.
Devil May Cry Reboots Gamers In The Ass
177 Hit Combo!: Zo Knows Gaming
Everyone’s favorite gaming company, Capcom has revealed the release date for the Devil May Cry reboot. Devil May Cry, stylized as DmC will available for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 15th, with a PC version expected to follow later in the year. This comes as a peculiar move, considering that most gamers are broke in the wake of Christmas, however, Resident Evil 4 was released in the beginning of the year and it was highly successful.
In their press release, Capcom mentions a new female character by the name of ”Kat,” a softer-than-most-girls psychic who can see into the demon realm.
Microsoft Issues Refunds For…. Minecraft?!
Look under your seat, it’s a refund:Game Zone
Gamers who do not own an HD TV have been unable to play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’s split-screen mode, which is actually Microsoft’s fault, since they forgot to list an HD TV as a specific requirement product page to get the compelte Minecraft experience. Fortunately, Microsoft has already come to the rescue with a statement that says they’re issuing refunds to gamers who purchased the game before the publisher corrected the listing.
“We [then] updated our pre-sale notification to inform customers that an HD screen is required for the split-screen multiplayer feature on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. If a player does not have an HD screen and purchased this game prior to the notification update, they are eligible for a full refund through customer support,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.
Free Xbox 360s For Students
Anarchy, baby: Technorati
According to a recent report, Microsoft will be awarding college students who purchase Windows 7-based PCs to receive an XBox 360 4GB console.
Microsoft is touting the product combo as a way to enjoy both functionality for school while also helping them stay connected to friends and family.
Qualifying PCs include the Dell XPS 13, HP Envy 15 and Samsung Series 5 Ultra and the offer is available to all current students in the U.S. and Canada while supplies last. Students or their parents must provide valid student identification to prove student status in order to qualify for the Xbox 360.
U.S. retailers include NewEgg, Microsoft Stores, HPDirect, Dell, Fry’s Electronics and Best Buy, but are subject to change. Participating Canadian retailers include The Source, Staples, Future Shop, Dell and Best Buy. As of now there’s been no mention as to when the promotion will end.
That Game Capture HD looks good…I’m currently reviewing the Hauppauge HD PVR, but it only supports component input.