Night Trap may be one of the worst video games ever made but it is also considered a cult classic. The game was released to the doomed SEGA CD in 1992 and it is known for being end of Dana Plato's career. The game also became a hit after being pulled from some store shelves due to the controversy over its racy box art / content and for being part of Congressional hearings on violent video games in the 1990s.
If you have never played Night Trap, it is a FMV horror game starring real people such as Plato and a bunch of other actresses who never worked on anything else ever again. The object of the game is to spy on a slumber party while helping Plato, who is an undercover S.C.A.T. (SEGA Control Attack Team) agent, save girls from something called "Augers". Players were tasked with listening to conversations so they could retrieve a security code to activate traps to catch the vampire-like people trying to kidnap the girls. The game was notorious for being tedious since it forced players to watch the same video clips over and over.
The entire Guardians of the Galaxy roster is now available for pre-order. Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Groot, Star Lord and Gamora join other Marvel Superheroes Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye as the first wave o interactive characters for Disney Infinity 2.0. Each figure is available individually for $13.99 and will unlock the character in Disney's popular sandbox video game for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Wii and Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Star Lord and Gamora are only available as a $35 playset.
Disney Infinity 2.0 will be available on September 23, 2014. Starter Sets for the sequel are available for pre-order starting at $75. A Starter Set includes 1 copy of the game and 3 Marvel Super Heroes: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow. Gamestop is offering a Starter Pack Collector's Edition that includes 1 copy of the game, a Marvel's Avengers collectible stand, 1 character base, 6 Marvel Super Heroes Figures (Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America), 2 Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box game discs and more.
Things are not looking good for video game collectors who wanted to nab a limited edition Destiny set. Walmart canceled all pre-orders for the $150 Ghost Edition and Best Buy canceled pre-orders for the $100 Limited Edition. There are still Limited Edition sets available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but all versions are currently sold out for the Xbox One and PS4. If you're looking for exclusive DLC then you can still pre-order the Digital Guardian Edition for $90. It includes:
"A digital download copy of Destiny, and access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Shell, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and a reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn."
The Destiny Expansion Pass is currently listed for pre-order on Amazon.com for $35.
Pre-orders for the Dragon Age Inquisition: Inquisitor's Edition are also currently sold out through Gamestop. No other retailers even have the Inquisitor's Edition listed on their website. You can sign up here for free email and mobile alerts.
Pre-orders are now being accepted for the special edition Legend of Zelda Monopoly. Gamestop is offering its own "Exclusive" edition with a bonus Ocarina of Time game piece and 6 Item Power Cards: Goddess Harp, Wind Walker, Minish Cap, Spirit Flute, Phantom Hourglass and Ocarina of Time.
The standard edition ships with a Legend of Zelda themed board, 5 token pieces (Bow, Hookshot, Boomerang, Triforce, Hylian Shield), Zelda money and custom rules. The game will be available on on September 15, 2014.
Facebook is down, or at least right now it is. The site went down around 12:00 noon EST on Friday causing the hashtag, "facebookdown" to immediately start trending on Twitter. The world did not explode, and only people over the age of 65 were affected because everyone else was too busy sending nude pictures on Snapchat.
This is not the first time Facebook has gone down, NBC News reported an international outage back in June. The worldwide Facebook catastrophe spawned the hashtag "WhenFacebookWasDown" and it heavily affected users in the United Kingdom, India, and Israel.
It is still unknown what countries besides the U.S. were hit by today's outage.
UPDATE 3: The Xbox 360 Ghost Edition is finally sold out! All that is left are Limited Editions. Click the link in Update #1 to find where you can pre-order the Limited Edition, or to sign up for free Ghost Edition email and mobile (iOS only) alerts.
UPDATE 2: Walmart is canceling Ghost Edition pre-orders and replacing them with the $100 Limited Edition "due to a supply issue," according to various reports.
UPDATE 1: PS3 and PS4 sold out! You can sign up for alerts or find available Limited Editions here. It is unknown if Ghost Edition pre-orders will open again, but this free product tracker is your best chance to nab one if they do.
The Destiny Ghost Edition is back in stock. It is now available for the
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The limited edition bundle was originally sold out at all retailers including Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. The Ghost Edition includes: a motion-sensing Ghost replica, letter of introduction, Golden Age relics (patch, sticker, two chrome slides of the Traveler), "Arms and Armament" field guide, postcards from the Golden Age, antique star chart and exclusive DLC. It is $149 for the Ghost Edition or $99 for the regular Limited Edition. The Limited Edition includes all the same extras as the Ghost Edition except the motion-sensing Ghost replica. The Limited Edition for the Xbox One is only available for pre-order through Best Buy and Walmart.
This is probably the last time the Ghost Edition will be in stock, so make sure you grab it now, especially if you want the motion-sensing statue. Gamestop is also offering an "exclusive sparrow vehicle" as pre-order incentive:
Sparrows are rapid deployment vehicles designed to get you where you need to go at breakneck speed. Along with the custom paintjob, this exclusive, prototype version features upgraded initial acceleration and higher top speed than the standard model. To compensate for the boost, the hull has also been fitted with enhanced armor plating.
*Upgraded Sparrow paintjob exclusive until 1/1/15. Better acceleration, higher top speed and higher durability plating can be attained through gameplay.
Disney Interactive today announced that the follow-up to its Disney Infinity game will launch on September 23, 2014. The first wave of 2.0 interactive figures will feature the Marvel Super Heroes Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye. Disney also announced that it will be releasing characters from its Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and that two of the most fan requested characters, Tinker Bell and Stitch, will also be released in the second-generation of the game.
Retailers are already accepting pre-orders for the first wave of characters and Starter Packs. The individual figures are $13.99 each, and Starter Packs are $74.99. The Starter Packs include the 3 Marvel Super Heroes: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, and some retailers such as Gamestop are offering an additional figure as pre-order incentive.
Microsoft has announced its most affordable Windows Phone to date -- the Nokia Lumia 530. The mid-level phone will be available in "select markets" for $114 beginning next month. The low cost device is equipped with a 4-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display and powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
Selfie fans will not be happy about the lack of a front-facing camera, but the phone does sport a rear-facing 5MP shooter. It also of course ships with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software which gives user access to Microsoft's version of Siri, Cortana, a WordFlow swipe keyboard and other Windows/Nokia bloatware. The phone will be available in orange, green, white and dark grey and feature interchangeable back panels. You can check out a video demo of the Nokia Lumia 530 below.
Pre-orders are now being accepted for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Wi-Fi controller. The WiFi-only tablet is available for pre-order through retailers such as Amazon.com and Gamestop for $299. The optional SHIELD wireless controller is $60 and the cover/stand is $40. That's a total of $399 for the tablet and all of its accessories, which works out to be around the same price as a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is for gamers who want PC-quality gaming on the go.
"If you're a gamer and you use a tablet, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet was created specifically for you," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's CEO. "It delivers exceptional tablet performance and unique gaming capabilities to keep even the most avid gamers deeply immersed, anywhere they play."
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Frogger and more classic video game characters will take on Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in the upcoming movie Pixels on May 15, 2015. The company announced a partnership with several video game companies including Atari, Nintendo and Konami. Director Chris Columbus (Home Alone) said the deal was necessary for the film to be made.
"They are as important to the film as the roles that Adam [Sandler], Kevin [James], Michelle [Monaghan], Peter [Dinklage], Josh [Gad] and Brian [Cox] are playing," Columbus said. "It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it, and we're grateful to have all of these fantastic companies on board."