New Trailer For Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion

Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion has a brand new full length trailer that is sure to excite fans of the series. This title will be fully utilizing the specs of the Nintendo 3DS. The game will feature a combination of painting, dual-screen integration and 3D transformation capabilities designed to give players the ability to create objects and characters they can place in the world of Wasteland. It must be noted that this game is a follow up to the 1990 Sega Genesis classic “Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse”. Each level in the game will be based on various Disney franchises such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and The Beast”. Impressively, the entire game will be presented with hand-drawn graphics and page scrolling backgrounds, giving a very unique look and feel for the game. Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion is set for release on November 18, 2012. For more news on this or any other topic be sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”

PlayStation 3D HD TV Cheaper Than Ever

Either Sony’s trying to get more gamers into 3D TV technology, or we’re just not buying it; either way, Sony is sticking to their guns, and Best Buy is offering their 3D TV bundle at the lowest price it’s ever been.

Sony’ PlayStation 3D HD Display Bundle, which includes a super-slim 24″ 3D HD TV, a pair of PlayStation 3D glasses, a copy of Motorstorm Apocalypse, and an HDMI cable, are on sale at Best Buy for $159.99, down from $179.99.

The guys over at the Totally Rad Show have reviewed the TV themselves; you can find the video here.

At 24″, Sony’s TV rates around the price of most 22″ computer monitors, but with the included extras and 3D features, it’s clearly a better value. However, 24″ is quite small for a gaming TV, so it’s really only ideal for small gaming spaces or for people who want to try out 3D but aren’t really to shell out much, much more for bigger displays. Plus, Sony’s SimulView technology is a real breakthrough, allowing two players to share the same screen, but anyone viewing the action without 3D glasses will have an extremely jarring experience.

Decide.com estimates that the sale on this TV should hold steady at $160 for at least the next two weeks, so if you were previously on the fence, take some time to think about it.

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The Future is Not Far Off, Sony’s Plan for Virtual Reality Gaming

Recently, Sony has been promoting the return of virtual reality devices mostly in part to their push for 3D gaming. This week, a Sony spokesman stated that “3D technology is just one step into the future and full 3D immersion in a virtual reality will be the next,” says Sony’s Mike Hocking. In anticipation of that, Sony has been hard at work developing a new head-mounted virtual display aptly titled “HMD device”. Hocking stated “We’ve now got the power to do it, we’ve got the screen resolution to do it, we’ve got the processing power to update fast enough so we can have very immersive experiences on head-mounted displays in gaming in the not too distant future. Being in a virtual world where I can see my virtual hands or a virtual gun with all the things we can do in the gaming world is going to be absolutely amazing,” he said.

Sony first showed this device off over seven months ago at the CES conference. However, there is no release date, nor exact specifications, on the device itself. On a positive note, Sony will be allowing a select group of Japanese citizens to test out their new device at this year’s Tokyo Game Show on September 22nd-23rd. One can spend hours thinking of the endless possibilities this device can lend to within the gaming community. The chance to fully immerse yourself into your favorite video game universe would be a dream come true for some. For more news on this or anything else, make sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”

Gearing Up for the Big 2011 Xbox Update

Well, we’re now approaching fall of 2011 and aside from all the stellar titles being released, the new Xbox update will also be available…and what an update it will be!

Bing Search Engine, YouTube, Skype, Cloud storage, and many other enhancements that will undoubtedly push the system forward technology wise. Microsoft will transport the Bing search engine to the Xbox 360. Players will be able to search through all the apps on the system including ESPN, Netflix, the Xbox Live Marketplace, and Hulu . Kinect will receive full voice activation support to search through menus and move around using the power of Bing.

The Cloud technology will be a great addition letting you easily access your profile and saved games from any Xbox 360 console. This Cloud technology will move saved games onto Microsoft’s database, at which point they can be downloaded onto any console the gamer tag is signed in on similar to the PS3’s cloud service. Skype and YouTube will be another huge addition to the marketplace on Xbox, allowing players to connect online more than ever before. With the announcement of Facebook partnering with Skype this year, one could only imagine how innovative this will play out for the 360 being that both Facebook and Skype will be on the console.

Lastly, there will be a number of enhancements made to the dashboard itself from friends list to avatars and achievements to now stereoscopic 3D support, everything will be be touched up and enhanced to better suit our ever growing technological world. Look for this huge update in the next few months hitting Xbox owners everywhere.