Friday, February 24, 2006

Rumor Mill

Its always good to be informed. Here's the latest news and rumors the gaming world has to offer.

Nintendo DS Getting Internet Browsing and TV Capabilities - Opera Software announced it will soon release a card that allows the handheld DS (which is already Wi-Fi enabled) to be used as a web browser. The software will sell for around $32. Opera will also release a separate card for the DS that will enable it to be used as a digital TV receiver. Before you get too excited, this is all happening in Japan. No word yet on when, or if, this technology will be made available to US gamers.

Activision to develop Transformers Video Game - Hasbro has given Activision the rights to develop handheld, console and PC games based on the Transformers movie coming out in 2007. I'm sure this made Optimus Prime very happy.

More Nintendo DS News - Nintendogs has reached the 4.5 million mark with 2 million copies have sold in Europe, 1.5 million in the US and 1 million in Japan. Digital poop is just easier to pick up.

New Lara Croft Model - Eidos has announced that 20-year old Londoner Karima Adebibe is their new Lara Croft Model. Adebibe's training includes SAS (British Special Forces) survival, combat and semi automatic weapon firing, archaeology and etiquette. This is so she can deal with mobs of crazy gaming fans at trade shows.

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