After a summer of superheroes, I am more than ready for a fall filled with Bond. James Bond. For I am a 007 fanatic beyond words. I love the characters, the action, the suspense, and the score all the same.
After production delays galore, Bond’s latest resurrection dubbed Skyfall will finally release in just a couple months. From what I can tell, this will be another exciting entry in the franchise. Fancy gadgets, like a finger-print detecting gun? Check. A creepy foreign foe with a bad dye-job? Check. Dame Judi Dench being her usual badass self? Check.
Anyone else excited for this fall’s new Bond? Sound off below. And check out the new international trailer above.
Over two years ago, I, Jason Leavey — started DaftBit.com, a blog dedicated to all things gaming, gadgets, and geekery. I had the same ambitious goals as every other tech-obsessed lost soul floating through their mid-twenties; aspirations of revolutionizing the Internet and online journalism by inventing a wheel that was invented years prior. I wanted to develop an immensely popular site which would provide a constant flow of news about the biggest stories and features relating to geek culture, whether that be software reviews, announcements of new technology products, or geekery in the form of the latest Zelda-inspired Etsy creation. In some ways, I succeeded.
Late last week, I had a chance to get some additional hands-on time with Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console, thanks to an exclusive event held for Club Nintendo members. On hand were plenty of demo stations, each with one of the titles set to release around the console’s launch this holiday.
Not much has changed since my initial E3 impressions of the Wii U. I still believe the new GamePad controller adds a remarkable amount of freshness and immersion to home console gaming. You can use the controller’s large touch-screen in different ways, depending on the developer’s intention: you can view a mirrored image of the game to match what’s on your TV, or you can access menu or map information as a supplement to what’s on your TV. Both of these avenues work tremendously, though I prefer when the second screen is utilized as an additional screen for housing additional information.
This fall, the classic film E.T. is finally getting a well-deserved Blu-ray release. If you’re looking to splurge on something a little more special, Amazon has you covered. They’re offering a limited edition set that comes with a replica spaceship model — with real movie sound effects. The set will set you back $140.
Above is the trailer for the limited edition spaceship. For more information about the features set to arrive on the Blu-ray, aside from that sexy high-resolution version of the film’s theatrical release, click the link below.
A great new ad showing off the everyday uses of Asus and Google’s first Jelly Bean-based tablet, the Nexus 7. Check it out above. Are you picking one of these up?
Remember those simplistic 8-bit staircases from The Legend of Zelda? — it was literally a box with a few vertical lines and some shading. Now you can have one in your own home, thanks to Etsy.
The above image shows off the staircase in vinyl-form, perfect for any wood or hard-surfaced floor in your home. I’d imagine a deep, dark corner of an old basement would be the perfect spot for the stairway to your home’s own dungeon.
To purchase, check out this Etsy page, where it can be yours for $35.
This fall, Sega is releasing a second entry in Sonic’s racing series, with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The game may seem like a typical racing sequel, however this time vehicles can transform into hovercrafts or jet-planes — Diddy Kong Racing, anyone?
Take a look at the new Comic Con trailer above. The game will release November 20 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo 3DS.
A leaked screenshot posted on the Club Nintendo site last night seemingly outed the rewards for this year’s platinum status and gold status Club Nintendo members.
For gold status members, this year’s prize is a set of Mario-themed playing cards. Platinum members will receive a special poster pack, including artwork from The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Kid Icarus Uprising, and Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon. If platinum members aren’t happy with the selection, they’ll be able to redeem the gold status reward, or download from a selection of Virtual Console or eShop titles.
Honestly, this year’s prizes are pretty solid. While they aren’t mind-blowingly awesome, but what’s nice is that if you don’t like one prize, you have the option to redeem another. And free products just for brand loyalty are always appreciated! You have until the end of the month to redeem your rewards.
I’m blown away by the genius of these 3D chalk art creations. Getting the dimensions and angles right must be a chore.
Above is a time-lapse video of Super Mario being created artist Chris Carlson, using the 3D chalk drawing method. Check out the video above.
It appears the first hands-on impressions of Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS hardware revision have made their way onto the Internet. Press at an event in France were able to get some playtime with the 3DS XL, and had nothing but glowing remarks to share.
With a more comfortable feel, larger screens, better 3D viewing angle, and improved battery life, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to one of these guys when they launch August 19 in the States. And apparently, pre-orders have already started at GameStop locations. Will you be picking one up?