Gaming News April 2009

Speedblack Gaming Platform
XS Reviews :: Friday, April 17, 2009
“With the wide range of games on different consoles, they give rise to some interesting accessories and peripherals. We’ve seen mech controllers that are 4ft long on the original Xbox, Wii motes, Light guns, dance mats and a whole host of others. Sometimes though, these accessories have their own accessories; like the Speedblack. This gaming platform is designed to give you a sturdy surface to race on, with your steering wheel and pedals. Is it worth it? Let’s find out.”

Ghostbuster: Video Game (Preview)
Gaming Heaven :: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Some of the more mature gamers will remember seeing the original Ghostbusters movie then playing the video game on their Commodore 64 many eons ago. Later this year developer Terminal Reality (via publisher Atari) are releasing a new Ghostbusters title which is set to bring a whole new generation of fans into the spirit of the franchise. We recently had some time to sit down with a beta version of the code and to share our thoughts on how it has been developing.

Nintendo DSi Review 
Digital Trends :: Monday, April 13, 2009
Nintendo isn’t known for upgrading systems without reason, and the new DSi adds considerable power to the company’s handheld line. Fresh features like brighter/bigger screens, Secure Digital (SD) Memory card support and twin digital cameras prove cool introductions, just to start. But the system’s real strength comes in its downloadable games shop – something that might help players forget about the unit’s dropped GameBoy Advance support, and the fact it’ll be a mostly optional purchase for current DS owners.”

XreaL: The Most Advanced Open-Source Game Engine?
Phoronix :: Monday, April 13, 2009
“Last week Nexuiz 2.5 was released and we said it raised the bar for open-source gaming as it already offered impressive graphics and this new release was greeted by various engine improvements, new models, and over 3,000 other changes. Well, Nexuiz is not the only open-source first person shooter striving for perfection even without the backing of a major game studio. A relatively unheard of game engine is XreaL, which has not had a stable release yet but its lead developer claims that it is definitely the most advanced open-source game engine.”

Nexuiz 2.5 Raises The Bar For Open-Source Gaming
Phoronix :: Monday, April 06, 2009
“Nearly a year ago Nexuiz 2.4 was released and it offered impressive graphics along with a new menu design, improved networking performance, reduced memory usage, and many other enhancements to this open-source game. The developers behind this first person shooter have now outdone themselves again with the release of Nexuiz 2.5. This latest release of Nexuiz brings even better graphics capabilities along with a new HUD, network communication improvements that cut the bandwidth in half, smarter bots, even better graphics, and several new maps. In total more than 3,000 changes make up Nexuiz 2.5!”