Don't play games online, they say. If you have to play games online, turn off chat. If you have to turn on chat, limit it to your friends list. In the past, if you've wanted to avoid the toxic jerks of online gaming, those have been your guidelines. It feels like that's finally changing.
Hey, remember Panasonic's portable online gaming console, the Jungle? It's inching closer to retail, after an email was sent out today to US customers who'd registered interest, offering them a test-run. "We're doing something very different," Panasonic wrote. [Bloomberg]
This is Jungle. It's the first portable gaming console designed exclusively for online gaming and MMORPGs. And it's from the company who gave us the 3DO nearly 20 years ago.
Microsoft's long-term plan to make money from our bored purchases of pretend baseball caps for avatars is paying off, with the company reported to have smashed the $1bn barrier in Xbox Live sales in the last 12 months.
Don't tell me you're still using that clunky old Xbox? And actually using Live on it? From today, old-console-clingers will be cut off their online supply by Microsoft.
A Beijing man has opened a restaurant themed after his favorite MMORPG: World of Warcraft. After chomping down food, inspired by dishes from Azeroth, customers can log on at various terminals to play WoW.